1. The Clothing Is Cute As Hell
Here is a sample piece from the collection to show you just how great the clothes truly are. This cardigan is amazing because it’s very functional and versatile, but also reflects popular 2015 trends (what with the fringe detailing and high-low cut). Considering on-trend fashions never seem to hit plus sizes until one or two seasons later, this is no small accomplishment.
Hollywood’s queen of comedy may soon hold another title—retail royalty. Melissa McCarthy’s newly launched all-sizes women’s clothing line, Melissa McCarthy’s Seven7, seeks to break down the barrier between plus sized and ‘straight’ sized clothing, one patterned pant at a time.
“I’ve fluctuated, I’ve been every size in the rainbow, but when I got to a certain size I couldn’t find the clothes that still made me feel modern,” says McCarthy, who has long been frustrated by the market choice for clothing of all sizes.
On the rare occasion she would find something she liked, it still wasn’t up to the standard of the vintage-loving former punk. “If I would find a good shape the fabric was terrible. No darts, no seams, no structure, just like, tents,” McCarthy recounts.
“When I went up to a [size] 12 I didn’t suddenly stop having any sense of style,”says McCarthy, whose movies have grossed $1.6 billion at the global box office. This year, the funny woman banked an estimated $23 million to be the world’s third highest-paid actress.
If Melissa McCarthy weren’t working in comedy, it’s very likely that she would have been in the fashion industry, having moved to NYC in the ’80s to attend FIT alongside her BFF Brian Atwood. While, happily, McCarthy’s early stints doing stand-up proved more fruitful than her time behind the workbench (two words: “which end?”), it’s evident from how different her clothing line Melissa McCarthy Seven7 is from the typical celebrity pet-project fare that she could have done very well for herself if her jokes didn’t slay, too. Case in point: how thoughtful, insightful, and passionate she is about every aspect of her collection, including the industry term her line is classified as, “plus-size.”
When asked about the idiotic haters, she recently explained to Refinery29, “I don’t read any of it. Between getting to do this dreamy job of Ghostbusters — with three other women that I already know and am absolutely crazy about — and then I get to go home to my great husband and two kids. To take time out of those two great things to take in a bunch of negativity — I just don’t do it. And it doesn’t improve me in any way. There’s nothing I can improve about myself from someone who wants someone else to be unhappy. People that do that, I hope they find a little more happiness. But I don’t read any of it. I don’t read anything like that. I’ve never been on a chat room in my life.”
Today, she sheds her big-screen skin to realize a dream from her childhood in Plainfield, Ill. — launching her first-ever clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7. The assortment of trend-conscious basics debuted on HSN.com and is rolling out over the next month at Nordstrom.com, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Von Maur and Lane Bryant, among other retailers, as well as melissamccarthy.com.
In creating her line, she draws from her own experiences fluctuating from a size 6 to 12 and up, and finding her options atrophied the higher she rose.
“I don’t understand why if you’re a certain size, designers think your taste level goes down and you have less money to spend,” she says in her brand brief. “The quality and construction is often so bad. Finding a great T-shirt or a great cigarette pant in a good fabric is next to impossible. Plus-size clothes are often really cheap and either look young or incredibly old.”
Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman has set the course for the studio’s future through 2017, officially dating no fewer than 16 films.
They include the third and fourth installments in the Bad Boys franchises and a Jumanji reboot, which will hit theaters Dec. 25, 2016. Bad Boys 3 will open Feb. 17, 2017, while Bad Boys 4 will open in July 3, 2019 (That was the only one of the films to receive a date outside of 2016 and 2017).
Next year’s slate includes Jodie Foster’s Money Monster starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney (April 8); The Shallows (June 24); Paul Feig’s female-centered Ghostbusters (July 15), which is moving up one week; zombie film Patient Zero (Sept. 2); Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, which is moving to Sept. 23; sequel Underworld 5 (Oct. 21); Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt (Dec. 21); and Jumanji.
Bill Murray ain’t afraid of no reboot.
The actor, who played Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), will appear in director Paul Feig’s upcoming installment of the franchise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
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Murray has long been resistant to star in a third Ghostbusters. He told David Letterman earlier this year that his hesitancy stems from Ghostbusters II not having been as well-received as the first one.
Feig’s film, which is currently shooting, stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. It hits theaters on July 22, 2016.
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HSN will debut actress Melissa McCarthy’s inaugural fashion line “Melissa McCarthy Seven7” during a special live appearance on Aug. 13 during its popular fashion program, “The List with Colleen Lopez.”
The collection is available for purchase today during a special sneak preview on HSN.com. As part of the retailer’s democratic sizing initiative, HSN will carry both plus and missy sizes of the line and will be the only national retailer carrying missy sizes, aside from McCarthy’s own website that launches in late August.
McCarthy’s first fashion line combines her enthusiasm for fashion with her understanding of fit and style at every size, to create a
comprehensive collection that balances style with thoughtful fit features. Melissa, who went to school for design before getting into
acting, is fulfilling her dream with the launch of Seven7.
The line, which was carefully supervised by McCarthy, from the original sketches to the design of each print, consists of 26 styles in the August Collection. With an assortment of denim, sweaters, tees, woven blouses and ponte bottoms, the line is brought together with vibrant colors, unique prints and modern silhouettes. All denim in the collection features special technology that provides four key fit features: a slimming panel; back lifting darts; forward seam details; and a contoured waistband.