Fashion Cheat Sheet

02.12.13

Eva Mendes Launched Fashion Design Career, Kate Upton Scores Another New Job

And Minnie Mouse scores another fashion gig.
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Actress Eva Mendes arrives at the "Holy Motors" special screening during the 2012 AFI Fest at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 3, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty)

Eva Mendes’s Design Job: Eva Mendes is entering the world of fashion design. The actress has created a line for mass-retailer New York & Co. The label, called Eva by Eva Mendes, will issue four collections a year. “When we asked our customers to name the celebrity they aspired to be [Eva’s] name came up again and again Based on that we went out and per sued her,” the brand’s CEO told WWD. Mendes has reportedly sat in on multiple creative meetings and signs off on every design before they’re produced. [WWD

Minnie Mouse Teams with Lanvin: Minnie Mouse has landed a new fashion gig. After starring in Barneys New York’s holiday campaign, the Disney mouse has scored a collaboration with Lanvin (who dressed her for the Barneys animation). Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz called Minnie “a real fashionista.” Minnie will wear his design to Disneyland Paris’s 20th anniversary next month, partaking in festivities that will even include a fashion parade. [WWD

UK’s Most Powerful Fashionistas: BBC has announced their 203 power list of the UK’s most influential women, and it’s filled with fashionable folks. Designers Stella McCartney and Victoria Beckham, Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, and Net-A-Porter’s Natalie Massenet all made the cut. [Vogue UK]

Kate Upton’s New Campaign: Fresh off of her Sports Illustrated cover score, Kate Upton has landed another gig. The 20-year-old model has signed on as the face of Accessorize, a jewelry and accessory chain. Past Accessorize models include Bar Rafaeli and Claudia Schiffer. [HuffPo]