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Eva Mendes

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Eva Mendes has been designing clothes for her New York & Company line for several seasons now, but one recent major life event has since shifted her perspective on what women want to wear: becoming a mother.

E! News caught up with proud new mama to baby Esmeralda and chatted with Mendes about much her new September collection means to her.

"I think that being a mom now myself, I love dressing…not so much like a mom but there is a sexiness in kind of giving into the mom thing and that I'm dressing as an example for a little girl. Like, I'm someone's example!"

The brunette beauty added, "That's exciting for me and I make clothes that I think are really beautiful for moms, for all women, but certainly for moms."

And when asked how she feels about seeing more diversity on the runways at fashion weeks across the globe, Mendes dished, "I don't think it's one or the other. I think as long as there is diversity and everyone is represented, that's pretty rad."

During her recent interview with Glam Belleza Latina's 2015 Fall issue, Mendes shared that she loves getting feedback from her customers and women on social media about her New York & Company collection and her CIRCA Beauty line.

In fact, many have wondered if it's really her taking the time out to respond to the many comments on her Instagram, to which she answered, "That is 100 percent me. It actually breaks my heart when I can't respond. I love connecting with women; it's fun for me."

That Mendes is a real girls' girl!