10 posts tagged "Eva Mendes"
What happens when a noted Latina siren tries on the uniform of a celebrated Latina designer? Eva Mendes put her spin on the trademark look of Carolina Herrera (the envy-inducing crisp-and-chic tailored white dress shirt and polished black slacks she wears for every runway bow) for the NYC premiere of Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Mendes is undeniably smokin’, but we sort of wish she’d shown some Herrera-esque restraint and left a little more to the imagination. Ingenuity is always welcome on the red carpet—cocktail dresses can get so snoozy—but this look could have benefited from a clever support system. What do you think of Mendes’ sophisticated attempt? Leave your comments below.
Update: Mendes is wearing a white shirt and a ruched taffeta skirt from Donna Karan’s pre-spring 2010 collection, but, either way, we still think she needs a bra.
There will be divas. Based on real-time accounts of Dolce & Gabbana‘s bosom-heaving front row this afternoon in Milan—Scarlett! Eva! Freida! Kate!—their Extreme Beauty in Vogue party tonight will be chockablock with bellissima. [The Moment]
No, the Times isn’t the first on the scene to the Snuggie phenomenon. But its hard-hitting report on the blanket with-arms’ serious electric-shock factor is a word of warning to any potential Snuggie convert.
The goal of the evening was seduction. And comfort. Seductive comfort. Sounds tricky. Turns out it is, but two years of research, consultations with lace experts in France, special fitting trips to Hong Kong, and a mandate for no more scratchy bra closures have put the underwear experts at Calvin Klein very close to righting that wrong. The result of all that boob scrutiny is the brand’s Seductive Comfort collection. And, just in case the ad campaign, shot by Steven Meisel and featuring a dewy Eva Mendes, hadn’t caught our eye, the bra brigade at Calvin wanted to make sure we had all the facts about its new duds. Which is how I ended up topless in front of a woman I’d just met on Monday night. My new friend, Denise, is a full-time bra fitter, and besides the fact that her measurements knocked me down a cup size (I thought seventh grade was over—sadly not), I felt pretty good about our consultation. After all, there was a free bra in my future, A-cup and all. The collection’s three styles—T-shirt, Underwire, and Customized Lift—all retail for $44, which, considering all the jargon that went into explaining them (spacer cushioning, air lifts, graded straps), seems like a good deal. And I’m not just saying this because a matching hipster brief would be nice to have, too. For more information and to see the styles, see www.cku.com/seductivecomfort.