"I've always loved fashion. In grade school, I started keeping a crazy scrapbook - that I still have - of magazine cutouts, all of my favourite looks. My best friend in high school in Joliet, Illinois, was Brian Atwood, and on any given night, we might be cutting a pattern in his room." Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy developed her love for fashion as a youngster with her childhood pal Brian Atwood, a now-famous shoe designer.