Megan Fox on Image, Hollywood, and Her Most Confident Role Yet

Megan Fox on Image, Hollywood, and Her Most Confident Role Yet

The actress discusses how she's using her position at Frederick's of Hollywood to empower others.

The actress discusses how she's using her position at Frederick's of Hollywood to empower others.

Sponsored by Frederick's of Hollywood

Text: Priya Rao

If there is one thing that Megan Fox knows about Hollywood, it is that women have little authority over their own image. “As an actress what’s scary is that you really have no control over what ends up on the screen or what ends up on the posters,” she says. “You just have to leave it to other people and hope that they make the right decisions that reflect how you see yourself or how you want to be seen and unfortunately that very rarely happens.”

That desire to shape her own image makes Fox’s latest role one of her most coveted yet. As co-owner, global ambassador, and designer of lingerie brand Frederick’s of Hollywood, the starlet is fully in control of her “destiny.” “I feel more empowered and confident,” she says. Fittingly, Fox’s creative decisions for the label have allowed other women to feel the same. “I like that I am shifting the focus away from designing pieces that are there to please or appeal to men and designing pieces that make a woman feel really sexy.” This includes offerings that put the emphasis on underpinnings as outerwear, like harnesses, chokers, and bodysuits (trends that we are seeing on the runway, no less). “I feel like the '80s were the last time that women really started wearing clothes like that where they were mixing ultra-sexy pieces with denim and t-shirts,” she explains. “These pieces make you feel an awakened appreciation for your body.”

Though Fox’s own looks for Frederick’s of Hollywood won’t be released until November, she is reveling in her newfound career, which started last fall. “I feel like I could have been a stylist in another life, but not my own because I’m usually in athletic-wear or something off the runway” she jokes. Still, Fox understands that fashion is an “emotional experience,” one that she hopes she can tap into with a bevy of new women: “So much of the time women are taught to feel uncomfortable about what they are wearing, what I hope to do with Frederick’s is give women the power to look and feel good.”

Credits: Photography Ellen Von Unwerth courtesy of Frederick's of Hollywood

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