Eva Mendes in West Hollywood

Posted on August 22, 2012

At first we were all, “LOVE THIS LOOK, but man, is that the ugliest clutch we’ve ever seen.”


Eva Mendes goes shopping in West Hollywood carrying a Ralph Lauren bag.

Ralph Lauren Covered Lock Cartridge Bag

Thankfully, it appears to be a shopping bag held clutch-style. Or she’s sporting two purses at once. Either way, this is quite the sharp daytime look. And as much as we love the dress and all the trimmings, we’ve gotta say, what she’s got going on north of the neck is KILLA.  The shades, the hoops, the hair and the headband? Perfection. That’s some serious Diva Head she’s sporting. Way to hit the streets looking like a put-together lady while still reminding everyone around you that you’re a star.

Is she still hitting the Gosling? We’re not as up on the celeb gossip as we probably should be.


[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews, ralphlauren.com]

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  • Last gossip I read was that she wanted his babies and was going to propose to him! ahahahahaha

    It was on the internetz so I guess it must be true. 😛

    • AlexisPayne


    • You couldn’t be implying that information on the web is ever suspect, could you? If what you say is true, and he agrees, those are gonna be some amazing looking kids.

    • Wait, she went on Chelsea Handler says that she never wanted to get married or have children.

      • Sobaika

        I really liked that interview – she came across as smart and ambitious, two things many starlets don’t always want to appear as. 

        And I doubt they’re going to procreate any time soon, but things change. Angie said she could never imagine birthing children if she could adopt them but Mr. Pitt changed all of that.

        • PinkLemon

           Mr. Pitt could change all of that to ANY woman.

          • Sobaika

            I guess I’m the only one immune to his charms. He’s not really my thing.

          • PinkLemon

            But, the real question is, would you DO him?

          • alyce1213


          • formerlyAnon


          • Only if he showered first, used some serious loofah action, and shaved whatever scraggly facial hair he’s currently sporting. Then, I’d CONSIDER it.

          • fursa_saida

            I’d do Tyler Durden, but not Brad Pitt.

          • kschwarting

            So with you.  He does nothing for me, particularly in his uber-scruffy stages. 

          • AnaRoW

            A long time ago I’d would have agreed but a big part of the reason he’s no longer with Jen is because his bio clock was ticking and she kept putting off having children.

          • Lisa

            Mmmmm hmmmm, sing it…

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Truly!  Fantastic dress – love the whole look. 

  • Joyce VG

    Lucky lady is still hitting the Gosling.  And she looks absolutely lovely.  

  • Judy_J

    Perfect from head to toe.

  • Rand Ortega

    Love it. No complaints. Are turbans still in (Raul notwithstanding)? I thought they died w/ SATC 2?

    • MilaXX

       I’d say that’s less of a turban and more of a do rag wrap. I think Sonjia has also worn it. I like it so much I may give it a whirl.

      • alyce1213

        A very chic do rag.

  • Call me Bee

    She looks cute and summery here.  A perfect outfit for shopping.  The only thing–she needs a good eco-friendly tote or shopping bag so she wouldn’t have to accept putting a new purchase in a garbage can liner.  

    And–she’s with Gosling? What beauitful babies they would have…

  • IAmJ

    She looks great. Very sharp and chic.

  • mhleta

    This look just knocks me out. It’s creative, hip, ladylike, badass and completely accessible. This is kind of thing you look back on in 50 years, (well, not me, cause I’ll be dead) but other people will, and they’ll say, “Damn, I wish I lived then!”

  • ChaCha_70

    Dayum, she’s spicy! Love it.

  • TieDye64

    Love it! Looking gorgeous.

  • muzan-e

    Now that is how you rock a nude lip.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Don’t know if she’s still hitting The Gosling, but she looks pretty great here. What a fantastic casual summer look.

  • bellafigura1

    You have to ask? Look at her, she’s strutting like a woman getting Done properly.

    • pokokpuding

       Wahahahaha! Oh man, I need to learn that strut.

  • mshesterp

    Love the whole thing.  This gets a WERQ from me–she’s rocking it out, and it looks so good only because it’s on her, methinks.  LOVE that purse (and compared to the 24K monstrosity yesterday, $3k is a steal, ha!)  Sandals/belt/purse–the whole thing looks fab.  Love it some more.

  • TropiCarla

    Well done, Mami. LOVE the handbag!
    She’s come a long way since that “Welcome to Miami” music video.

  • kimmeister

    Now THAT’S how you successfully dress broad, squared-off shoulders.  You hear that, Princess What’s-Your-Face?

  • Susan Crawford


  • PaulaBerman

    Hey girl. I love your head scarf. Let me carry that ugly plastic bag for you before it ruins your head to toe look.

  • I love this WHOLE look, head to toe. She looks fabulous. 

  • EEKstl

    She looks flippin’ gorgeous.  And yes, I believe she is still hitting the Gosling.

    • alyce1213

      Looking at her here, I can truly say “lucky him.”

  • MilaXX

    Love the look. Adore that Ralph Lauren bag

  • Love the dress, love the belt, love love love the shoes. <3

  • Esz

    Smashing it! That’s one girl who can really work a tan too. I love her skin tone 😀

  • alyce1213

    I LURVE those summer separates in French blue (my favorite) and white and covet them so.  
    She looks better than I’ve seen her in a while, just perfection — and done so simply and (seemingly) effortlessly.
    I’m a very pale person and envy her tanability — it’s rare and refreshing to see someone tanned naturally WITHOUT ORANGE. (But she should, like all of us, protect her skin.)

    An unqualified WERQ.

  • msdamselfly

    Best she’s ever looked

    • makeityourself

      Yes.  How sophisticated, summery, elegant and cool she looks.  Adore the head wrap, hoops and earrings. 

  • Violina23

    I love the look, especially the [non-clutch] bag. I feel like I had this conversation with someone on another thread a few months back, but cross-body bags are PRACTICAL, and it stinks that they don’t make more of them that are fashionable. I’d grab this one in a SECOND.

    • Keep your eyes open, I have two middle level designer leather bags that I carry all the time.

  • Anathema_Device

    I am so envious of her ability to pull off the head scarf. Whenever i attempt it I end up looking like a charwoman. Her dress is swoon-worthy. Well done Eva.

  • Lisa

    I hate this whole look.  Then again, she IS on my Irrational Hate List, but it still warms my cold, black heart that I don’t have to begrudgingly praise her outfit.  

  • fashionablylate

    Love love love! I want to pull down the sides of the top though. But still, absolutely gorgeous.

  • unbornfawn

    Great look.

  • Now that is a great damn look.

  • Brava.This is 10/10.

  • Cat_In_A_Hat

    Want everything (including whatever’s in the shopping bag/ clutch – lady clearly had excellent taste.)

  • Lilak

    If that’s not “August on the Continent,” I don’t know what is . . . Brava!  

    (But don’t let Woody Allen see this … He’ll crank out another one of those European mash notes he’s been specializing in lately ~ )

  • She looks cute.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i think she must be cos we’d all know about it if she werent, even if we didnt care.

  • RzYoung

    she was wearing that headband/mini turban thing yesterday and it looked super cute then too!

  • ccm800

    Those are some of the best lips on Hollywood right there. Sophia Loren lips. 

  • elemspbee

    Great look. Anyone know those sandals? 

  • SewingSiren

    This is the best look ever for her.  WERQ!

  • GillianHolroyd

    Came back to say, this belongs in the TLo Hall of Fame…

  • julnyes

    excellent look altogether. 

  • What I want to know is what’s in the trashbag she’s so carefully trying to obscure. Normally the stars are showing off the brand names. Maybe it’s “What to Expect”? No, just kidding. I’ve read, for what it’s worth, that while she’s on the record as being anti-marriage, Gosling is more traditional and only wants kids after marriage, so she’s rethinking her position. And for him, who wouldn’t, really? Oh, and I’d kill for that entire outfit, ability to wear it and attitude.

  • Larkin21

    She looks fab. I want everything. Especially the dress.

  • guest2visits

    I don’t think anyone wears a pretty summer dress like Eva Mendes. Perfection.

  • PeaceBang

     If I saw her walking down the street looking like this I would just sit down right where I was. Total perfection.

  • She looks awesome.  Is that a new trend, only ONE big hoop?

  • Dudes, she bought a book! Diva is going to go READ some stuff now, mad props to the old school!

  • fursa_saida

    Yup yup. Last I read, I believe they were sort of informally shacking up (not like they got a place together or anything, but just always staying at each others’ houses) and she was walking his dog, etc. I believe they’ll do their first red carpet together at TIFF.

    Why do I know these things.