Eva Mendes has a great support system at home as she enters her sixth year with her New York & Company clothing line.
The “Hitch” actress caught up with People magazine and gushed about her longtime love Ryan Gosling.
“Ryan is incredibly supportive and he’s always in awe,” she said. “He makes me realize that [making the collection] is actually a lot of work.”
Adding, “I have so much fun doing it, that I don’t really realize.”
And according to Mendes, Gosling loves giving his input, and sometimes selects his favourite pieces.
“He’s been loving the pants I’ve been doing,” she says. “I’ve been getting into pants more, especially soft pants like joggers.”
And it’s that support from Gosling, their two daughters, Esmeralda, 5, and Amada, 3, and all the women in their family that she says give her the inspiration to keep striving.
“Ryan’s mom, Ryan’s sister, my mom, my sisters, my grandma are all my fashion guinea pigs,” Mendes explains. “Nobody is going to be more honest than family, and our family is very honest. It’s something I really appreciate because when designing something, you need real feedback.”