Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 19, 2013

Eva Mendes eyes fashion opportunities

NEW YORK (AP) — Eva Mendes will be doing the red-carpet circuit again with her new film, "The Place Beyond the Pines," co-starring Ryan Gosling, coming out later this month. But while she lands more often than not in the fashion "do" column, Mendes says she knows she's made a few mistakes along the way, including one look she calls "Princess Jasmine gone wrong."

Still, she has style credibility — and is making the most of it. She's working on her own clothing line for New York & Company and is hoping to have it in stores for the fall. She's also been tapped to represent Vogue eyewear.

Mendes, 38, talked about spreading her wings in an interview with The Associated Press:

AP: Do you feel any pressure to look "done up" whenever you leave the house?

Mendes: No, that's a pressure I would never put on myself because I wouldn't want other women to feel that pressure. We all have our good days and our bad days. We all have our days when we feel great and want to look great, and then we have our days where we just want to be in our sweats or our jeans or our sweats equivalent and throw our hair up in a bun or a cap. For me, I like to throw my hair up in a scarf because it's an easy way to not deal with bad hair and it adds a little bit of elegance. So, usually when you see my hair up in some kind of scarf it's really not going for a look, it's going for function because I didn't have time to wash my hair or style it.

AP: Do you ever look back at any of your red carpet moments and think, "What was I thinking?"

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