Once again Eva Longoria Parker is preparing to host the ALMA awards (American Latino Media Arts), which celebrate Latino achievement in entertainment. The Desperate Housewives star, who will share her hosting duties with comedian George Lopez, will also act as an executive producer of the September event.
At a recent press conference held at Beso restaurant in Los Angeles (owned by Eva and celebrity Chef Todd English), Eva Longoria Parker revealed the nominees for the 2009 awards. Eva herself is twice nominated, alongside such famous Latino names as Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. The event, which will be aired for the first time during National Hispanic Heritage month, will also present the Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence to Salma Hayek, for her work as a producer, director and actor. About the honor being given, Longoria Parker said She's an icon in our community, so it's long overdue and we're really excited about the tribute.
Already looking like a winner, despite making her announcements very early in the morning, Eva Longoria Parker was the picture perfect hostess, in an open back ivory beaded sheath dress from Argentine designer Gustavo Cadile. Paired with matching peep toe sling back shoes from Christian Louboutin, Eva looked extraordinarily pulled together. With upswept hair, Eva showed off her drop earrings from jeweler H. Stern's Cobblestone collection. The earrings feature 22 carats of rock crystal gemstone, set in 18k noble gold, and finished with diamond accents. Eva often wears jewelry from H. Stern, and owns many of the pieces herself. You may recall at last year's Alma awards, Eva made 10 costume changes, and accessorized almost every look with jewelry pieces from H. Stern. Eva wears the brand well, and they certainly get a lot of exposure with her - Eva is rarely seen wearing anything else!
The Cobblestone collection from H Stern is a collection of easy to wear pieces, whether you are a celebrity hostess, or an award worthy stay at home Mom. Eva should consider adding the Cobblestone ring to punch up her look even further.