Megan Fox’s new lingerie line will have you feeling sexy and free
If you’re wondering what she’s been up to since her “Transformers” days, we have all the deets. Outside of playing mom to her three young sons, she has teamed up with iconic lingerie brand, Frederick’s of Hollywood, as co-owner, creative collaborator, and global brand ambassador.
She just designed her first collection for the brand, which has officially launched at Frederick’s and Forever21. It’s a festival inspired collection and we cannot wait to wear it all over Coachella!
We got to sit down with Mrs. Fox to get her take on being sexy, raising respectable boys, and all the details of her new must-have collection.
What made you want to join the Frederick’s of Hollywood team and get into lingerie?
It was just something I never thought about doing before! I never considered myself any sort of clothing designer and definitely not a lingerie designer. They came to me with the opportunity and it just seemed like an adventure. It seemed like something different to try and I thought, “Let’s see how it goes,” and if it goes well that could be really great for me. So, its just an experiment.
What is different about this collection from the Spring/Summer 2017 collection?
So, the spring collection was just Frederick’s. I actually didn’t design the last spring collection so this stuff had more of my creative input. I was with the fit models and picking the fabrics, and actually sort of trying to design stuff that could be worn out but was also still sexy enough to wear at home if you want to.
I always had in mind that I wanted it to land here at Forever 21, so it was important for me that there were pieces that a girl could buy and wear out of the store if she wanted. It’s not something that she had to take and get lined or doesn’t work as like an outer piece.
You’ve expressed how important it is to you that all pieces are exactly the same and unaltered whether they be petite or plus size. Can you tell us why you feel this way and exactly what range of sizes does your collection cover?
As far as i know, I’m trying to remember the bra sizes. It goes, it goes up. I mean it’s XS to like, XXXL, and I think the larger bra sizes go from a 40D to a 40DD. It could even go up higher than that, I’m not sure exactly. And then why is it important to me, because everybody wants to wear sexy clothes or clothes that they like – Oh my god my mother is here. How did she get here? I didn’t even invite her here, how did she even know this was happening? Oh, mothers! My sister is probably over there, too! Dorks!
A big complaint that I’ve heard from the curvier customers is that brands don’t design the same pieces for them that they do for the smaller sizes. But they feel confident and they want to wear the same stuff, they don’t want their pieces to be altered just because it comes in a bigger size.
They want it to be just as sexy; and with everything going on in the world it’s obviously time to start providing that for people. It’s crazy that anyone would be sidelined because of what size they wear.
What is your favorite piece in the collection?
There’s a piece that is a lace halter that comes in cream and black. I don’t know the name, I don’t have the name of every piece memorized yet, but it is totally see through so you’d have to wear like nipple covers or maybe line it. Yeah it’s a high neck halter that’s lace and to me I just think it’s really sexy and the lace work is really pretty.
You’ve said this collection was inspired by festival season, can we expect to run into you at any upcoming festivals?
I have plans to go to Coachella, so hopefully I make it there. I have 3 kids so sometimes that can change my plans.
Weekend 1 or 2?
The Beyonce one.
Why do you think it’s important for women to feel sexy in what they wear?
Well I don’t know if its sexy per say, but women should feel good in what they wear because its a reflection of how you want to express yourself. If you feel good when you look in the mirror, that changes how you deal with every person that you interact with that day.
Sometimes, I know if I don’t feel good, I don’t make the same kind of eye contact with people. You’re not open to different sorts of relationships, you close a lot of doors when you don’t feel good about yourself. So it’s important to get dressed and feel sexy, and feel like you want to go be a part of the world.
As a mother of 3 young boys, what is your approach in raising them to respect women?
It’s a good question because that’s obviously on my mind all the time. I mean the way I parent I’m not a disciplinarian, so I’m really casual with my kids. I’m also really honest abut my humanity. So if I lose my temper or I do something that I’m not proud of, I don’t pretend that it didn’t happen. I sit with them right away and I say, “I shouldn’t have done that. I shouldn’t have said that. I felt overwhelmed. It has nothing to do with you. I was feeling weak because of this, that, or the other thing.”
So I really explain the process of psychology and emotions to them, so that they know that I know that I’m fallible. I think that makes you as a parent really accessible to them. Then there’s no weird dynamics that they learn with women that are encoded in them from negative exchanges with a mother. That of course translates to how they meet all women once they get older.
As the designer what emotions or feelings are you hoping to evoke in women when they wear your collection?
I hope everybody just feels really free. I mean that’s a word that means a lot to me because I feel like if you have insecurities, or you have image issues, which I think most women do maybe most people do, it feels like chains almost that hold you back. So I want people to feel free, and to feel light, and to feel full of levity. I want people to feel like they can do whatever they want to do because they are happy with who they are.
Photos via Forever 21