Eva Mendes Dishes On Her 'Pretty Woman' Inspired Prom Dress

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Eva Mendes has been designing clothes for New York & Co for several years now... but her fashion experiences goes way back! In fact, Mendes handcrafted her own prom dress -- with a little bit of inspiration from Julia Roberts. 

"It actually wasn't that bad! Considering it was the 90s, and I styled it after the red dress that [Julia Roberts] wears in Pretty Woman," she told People"I saw it when I was in ninth grade, and I held on the image of her in that red dress... in the four years, I didn't deviate from my love of that dress. I just made a short -- and what I thought was a cooler -- version of that. Looking back, I could have done a lot worse!" 

Nowadays, the 40-year-old actress says she strays from rom-com inspired ball gowns, but still keeps her style chic, sophisticated, and girlie. "I'm definitely not a 'jeans' girl. I'm a dress and skirt girl, and I think that I gravitate towards things that are very feminine. I think the way the ladies in the 50s and 60s did it, they knew what they were doing back then."

The style icon also dished on her infamous hair accessory: the headscarf. How does she get it to look so amazing? "Practice, practice, practice. Oh, and YouTube videos," she shared. "The old school ones, like from the 50s. I found one from the mid-50s, black and white, and this beautiful woman has a tutorial on how to make your turban."

We adore Eva's flawless style, don't you? 

 

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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