09/19/2013 12:03 EDT | Updated 09/19/2013 12:38 EDT

Eva Mendes Launches Clothing Collection In New York

It was a special night for Eva Mendes on Wednesday but one important person was not there to share in the celebrations.

The actress attended the launch of her first fashion collection with New York & Company in New York but boyfriend Ryan Gosling was nowhere to be seen. His loss!

The brunette beauty looked stunning as usual on the red carpet wearing an outfit from her clothing line which included a curve-hugging jacquard pencil skirt, a billowing white blouse and a grey embroidered belt which pulled the look together. (Basically, it's the perfect outfit for your fall fashion 2013 wardrobe.)

"The Place Beyond the Pines" star accessorized with a statement gold-and-white necklace and Saint Laurent shoes and bag.

Even though the "How To Catch A Monster" actress was probably nervous, she didn't show it! The 39-year-old talked to the Huffington Post about the challenges in creating a fashion line:

"The challenging part of this process was knowing that I had women, especially my sisters, counting on me to make them look good," Eva said. "I take this very seriously. There isn’t a piece in my collection that I won’t wear. I can’t wait to get feedback from women about what works for them and what doesn’t. I hope I don’t disappoint them!"

Eva, if your clothes make us look as stylish as you, then we're onboard!

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