As celebrity covers go, Eva Mendes is a pretty good subject. Her covers are always good and her latest one for Marie Claire UK's July issue isn't an exception. On the cover she sports one of those embellished Dolce & Gabanna body suits that have been doing the rounds this season.
In the cover story, Mendes' boyfriend Ryan Gosling naturally pops up and so does body image. 'It doesn't matter what you have of what you look like. It's something everyone has to work at. I realize I have contributed to a certain happy, healthy, empowered image, but that's not all of me,' she said. 'I feel it's important to let women know that I have similar struggles. What I tell girls is what they don't like about themselves now, they will probably end up loving as an adult, because that's what happened to me.'
The only issue with the cover is that it's a reprint. While reprinting makes sense for the smaller editions of the big titles, it seems strange that such a big version of the title couldn't create an original cover.
Thanks to Rachel Zoe, Eva Mendes is always on-point, and this outfit was not an exception. The actress stepped out at the Marrakesh Film Festival on the weekend - where she's a member of the jury this year - in this romantic white Oscar de la Renta dress with a big black bow teamed with simple flats.
Eva Mendes turned herself into a lady in red this weekend, when Gucci hosted a dinner for the World Restoration Premiere of 'La Dolce Vita' in Rome. She toned down an sultry look with simple gold jewellery and easy, no-fuss curls.
Eva Mendes attend the Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Gala last night in this peach empire-line maxi dress, with this season's soft, romantic silhouette. The dress is okay, but something about it is missing. Rachel Zoe has given Mendes some great red carpet pieces in the past, so this look was quite disappointing.
I'm definitely responsible for the image that I put out there. But it does become frustrating, because I don't want 'sexy' to be my defining characteristic. I'd love for my ambition and will and intellect and sense of humor to define me as well.
We all knew that Zoe Saldana was working with Calvin Klein but now the campaign has been released, it's clear that she has replaced Eva Mendes as the face of the brand's underwear campaign.
Saldana joins Lara Stone who has also joined the Calvin Klein family as the face of the collection, denim and beuaty range. The campaign is undoubtedly less overtly sexy that what we saw with Mendes and model Jamie Dornan but we were instantly taken by the sensuality.
Over the last few years Rachel Zoe has grown a huge empire ranging from the foundations of her company, her celebrity styling, to her jewellery line for QVC, her website, TV show 'The Rachel Zoe Project' and a range of faux-fur vests. After taking these initial baby steps into design, it was only a matter of time before the stylist was set to launch her own clothing range.
In an interview with WWD, Zoe revealed that design was always the next step for her. "Subconsciously or consciously, my whole final goal -- I don't want to say final because that sounds very like it's the end -- but I would say my ultimate dream was to be on the design side", she said.
If you're a fan of Zoe's signature seventies style, the collection (set to launch for Fall 2011) will not disappoint. “I’ll definitely do faux furs and incredible leather jackets and trousers,” she said and was quick to make it clear that, “you will definitely see me in the clothes. Like, you will absolutely see me in my trademark pieces”. The collection is said to be based around accessible prices and will be made available online and in department and speciality stores.
So does that mean that we'll see a lot of her celebrity clients - including Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes and Anne Hathaway - sporting her designs on the red carpet? Only time will tell but Zoe did make it clear that she will give the line a big push. "The bottom line for me is if I'm passionate about it, I will sell it like crazy because I love it," she says. "I just want to put out the most incredible product and have people love it and be excited about it. And I want to have an entire lifestyle brand. Everything. No limits. No limits! I hate limits. Give me a limit, I'm going to break it."
Knocking an oiled up Eva Mendes from her position as Calvin Klein model, newly-wed Lara Stone is set to become the face of all three of the CK brands - making it the first time the brand has had one face across the board. Stone will front the fall campaigns for Calvin Klein Collection, ck Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans, and will remain exclusive to the brand, as it will be the only apparel label she will be modelling in ads and runway shows for.
The move marks a change in the Calvin Klein brand, as the label is known for making waif-like supermodels such as Kate Moss and Natalia Vodianova famous. "I conceived my fall 2010 collection with a self-aware and assured woman in mind", CK's creative director Francisco Costa told WWD. "For me, Lara was the perfect choice for the new campaign because she is a woman who epitomises confidence and sensuality".