Melissa McCarthy is stunning in her own design, which she wore at a premiere of Spy. While addressing body image issues, Melissa is determined through her new fashion line to prove that women of all sizes and ages can take pride in how they look, reported People.
And by coming up with her own design and clothing line, McCarthy can achieve her goal.
“I want women to get dressed every day and feel good about themselves. I don’t care what it is, if it’s dyeing your hair blue, if it’s a sweater, whatever you want to do, if it makes you feel good and empowered, I stand behind it 100 percent. And if I can be a little tiny block on that wall, I’d be proud of that.”
For Melissa, managing to balance family, her acting career, and her own design line is challenging but not impossible, insists the 44-year-old.
And she demonstrated just that by combining chatter about her new movie, Spy, with a revelation about her Melissa McCarthy Seven7 clothing line, set to roll out in August.
What you’ll find in her collection: Classical pieces as well as variety.
“I just don’t believe in a uniform,” emphasized Melissa. “I think if people have it and they love it, great, but I think people get into a rut and I’ve always been someone who gets a kick out of dressing.”
As for her personal preferences? Just like her own designs, McCarthy goes for variety.
“Classic things that can morph… I like vintage, I can never pick one style. I like a little blouse that looks great with a pencil skirt but then the next day I can wear it with ripped jeans and boots.” It’s that chameleon-like style that she’s applying to her own designs: “I’m trying to give women a closet that gives them some variety.”
As for her favorites, Melissa revealed that one of her two daughters actually contributed to the collection.
“There’s a sweater with a cat drawn on it that’s saying ‘Meow,’ and my daughter drew it and it just kind of breaks my heart. I’m such a dorky mom, I get choked up about the dumbest things. Not that that’s dumb. It’s just that she’s very creative, she loves to draw.”
As for her action-movie, Spy, McCarthy did many of her stunts despite getting hurt.
“I did a lot of [stunts] — I did everything that they let me do. I threw my back out a couple of times, but after all that, it was weirdly fun … It’s challenging. It’s like a big run or something when you don’t think you can get through it and then you do and you’re kind of like, ‘Oh my God.’ You kind of feel proud of yourself for getting through it.”
And Melissa also is proud of daring to speak out about fat-shaming and body image, reported Contact Music.
McCarthy hopes that by creating her own designs for her clothing line, she can challenge what she sees as “segregation” in malls and body-shaming.
“People don’t stop at size 12,” pointed out Melissa. “I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number.”
As the Inquisitr reported, McCarthy also recently focused on enhancing her health by going on a high protein, low-carb diet. Melissa lost an estimated 45 to 50 pounds but is focused on a happy balance, said a source.
“Melissa knows that fans love her big and beautiful, and she’s not obsessed with dieting, She’s looking for a happy medium. Melissa realized she wasn’t being as healthy as she could be. She wants to set a good example for her kids and she wants to be around to become a grandmother too.”
[Photo by Neilson Barnard / Getty Images; Photo by Mark Davis / Getty Images; Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty Images]