Melissa McCarthy just might win for the most sparkling celebrity of the holiday season. With a 50-pound weight loss that’s rocking the red carpet, the actress has woven her acting career with a new fashion line, called Melissa McCarthy Seven7, that features styles ranging from glitter-infused to glam, reported MSN.
While some may look back at 2015 as a success if they accomplished their career or health goals, Melissa managed to do both. Plus, her goal of creating a new fashion line provides other plus-size gals with the chance to look and feel fabulous.
“I feel like there’s a big thing missing where you can’t dress to your mood above a certain number,” asserted the actress.
The photographer for her new Melissa McCarthy Seven7 advertising campaign said that he was wowed by both the 45-year-old star’s fashion and personality, reported E! News.
Brian Bowen Smith had the fabulous assignment of shooting the holiday attire and the actress; he told E! that he enjoyed every aspect of the experience.
“It’s fitting it was a holiday shoot. It felt like a party,” shared Smith. “Melissa was great and shocker funny. She has a very good handle on what she wants and how to achieve it. Her line is full of life and love. Like her. I was happy to be a part of it.”
In addition to the holiday campaign, McCarthy unveiled everyday attire over the summer. Looking to provide options for all women, whether they’re a size four or 28, Melissa is concerned that too many clothing manufacturers are segregating larger size women.
“I just don’t quite see the cut off,” McCarthy clarified. “I don’t believe in kind of sectioning and segregating people in anything.”
Moreover, the actress pointed out that most women in the United States aren’t as petite as a size zero model, but she feels that many manufacturers cater to the smaller sizes when it comes to women’s fashion.
“I think most women in the U.S. are a 14. I think like 72 percent of women are a 14,” added Melissa. “So I think it’s a little insane if you’re in the business to tell your biggest section of clientele that you don’t want their business.”
Those who love her concepts and are worried that McCarthy is just designing clothes on a whim, fear not. McCarthy is now revealing that she has long been enthusiastic about designing clothes.
“[Designing clothing is] always what I thought I would do,” revealed the actress. “I went into clothing and textiles in college and moved here with Brian Atwood. I was going to finish at FIT and he made me do stand-up on the second night.”
Melissa’s current fashion line aims to be affordable by keeping the prices of each item less than $150. They’re sold at HSN, Macy’s, and Lane Bryant among others.
As for her own weight loss success, McCarthy has sought to slim down as part of her overall goal of getting healthy, she told Life & Style.
The actress says that changing her attitude helped take off the pounds.
“I truly stopped worrying about it,” shared Melissa. “I think there’s something to kinda loosening up and not being so nervous and rigid about it that, bizarrely, has worked.”
In addition, when she was preparing for the fight scenes in Spy, McCarthy worked out by training with a martial arts teacher. Melissa has also followed a high protein diet to boost her metabolism.
McCarthy isn’t alone in opting for a high protein diet. As the Inquisitr reported, Anne Hathaway was a vegan before abandoning her plant-based diet for animal protein and a Paleo-style low-carb diet.
[Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Lane Bryant]