MENDES GOES VOGUE: Eva Mendes is the new face of Vogue Eyewear’s spring ad campaign and the host of a Beverly Hills party on Wednesday night thrown by the brand, owned by Luxottica. The actress will appear in six print images shot by Mario Testino that will break this week in March books and online. “I’ve always admired Mario’s work and it was Vogue Eyewear that brought us together for the first time,” said Mendes on Tuesday from New York, where she is promoting her film “The Place Beyond the Pines” costarring beau Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper.
The colorful campaign, shot last October at the Modern 01 house in West Hollywood, showcases six sun and optical styles with runway and vintage-inspired flair. “This is the fun part of what I do,” said Mendes, adding, “Mario’s Peruvian and I’m Cuban, so we got to speak Spanish on set. He’s like an uncle you haven’t seen for a while that you can’t wait to catch up with.”