Eva Longoria has a perfectly organized closet—all thanks to InStyle! During last night's Eva Longoria Foundation Dinner at Beso Hollywood in Los Angeles, Calif., the star revealed that we were the ones who got her closet in order.
"My closet is so organized, but I didn't do it myself," Longoria (in a Zuhair Murad dress) tells InStyle. "I actually did an InStyle photo shoot years ago, and they had a closet organizer come and rearrange everything because I had so much stuff. It was not pretty. After that, everything was color-coded, my underwear was folded into some sort of origami structure, and I thought, 'I'm never going to be able to keep this up!'" The actress also has her friends to thank: "Plus, I swear, I just gave away one hundred pairs of shoes," says Longoria. "There was a committee meeting of my girlfriends, and they voted based on what they wanted. They cleaned up!" (We'd say those are some lucky ladies.)
At the special event, Longoria welcomed a starry set including Melanie Griffith, Mario Lopez, John Varvatos, William H. Macy, Ana Ortiz, Eva La Rue, Judy Reyes, and Edward James Olmos. Guests dined on a variety of Mexican-inspired dishes and desserts, and the actress spoke about her namesake foundation's work.
"I started the Eva Longoria Foundation because I knew I needed to focus my energies in order to have an impact. I sat down, researched, and thought, 'What's lacking?' I knew I wanted to help women in the Latino community because I believe they’re the pillar of our communities," Longoria shares. "I enjoy helping these women because that was the person I was—I had a hard time paying for college. I had student loans. I had a minimum wage job. I think it’s important to remember where you came from and give back."
The Eva Longoria Foundation has a mission: to empower Latinas to reach their potential through education and entrepreneurship by supporting programs that help Latinas excel in school and attend college. Additionally, they work to provide Latina entrepreneurs with assets to succeed in the hopes of building a stronger community. "I can’t believe the amazing platform I have. I think it’s very important and amazing to be able to have a global voice," Longoria says. "I’m definitely not going to let it go to waste." For more information, visit evalongoriafoundation.org.
—With reporting by Heather Newgen