In Hollywood, at Tuesday night’s premiere of the testosterone-fueled “2 Fast 2 Furious,” Eva Mendes and Devon Aoki paired up for a feminine fashion moment. “I wanted to wear something comfortable, something that reflects California,” chirped the spunky Aoki, who plays Suki, an anime-style drag racer tooling around Miami in a hot pink Honda and knee-high Yohji Yamamoto Adidas sneakers.

“It’s tight, it’s comfortable, it’s flattering,” said Mendes of her getup. “I can do jumping jacks in it!” Maybe not. Mendes accessorized her look with Yves Saint Laurent heels. “I’m Cuban,” she declared. “I always have to have a heel on!”

This story first appeared in the June 5, 2003 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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