Eva Longoria Slays DNC Opening With Heartfelt Speech, Dress From New ‘The Limited’ Collection

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Actress Eva Longoria greets Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. Reuters

Eva Longoria had a busy day Monday. The actress stopped by New York City in the morning to preview her new collection for “The Limited,” before heading to Philadelphia where she spoke at the opening night of the Democratic National Convention along with Lena Dunham, America Ferrera and Sarah Silverman. The collection will fully launch Aug. 16, and includes a range of items from silk bow-tie blouses, blazers, knit dresses to graphic tees with wine phrases on them.

According to the actress, it’s a “work to wine” wardrobe and prices range from $59 to $159. This will be an ongoing collaboration between the Eva and the brand, and Longoria already revealed that she’s designing the Spring/Summer 2017 collection. “I’m super excited,” said Longoria about the collaboration. “People keep asking me why it’s taken me so long to do a clothing line, because I’ve been wanting to do it forever,” she added.

“I was offered a lot of different deals — it was basically to just put your name on something. But I wanted to be part of the process. I wanted to design, I wanted to help in the sourcing, I wanted to be involved in buying the artwork [for prints and graphics], everything. And to do that, it is its own full-time job.”

The collection includes the white waffle-knit dress that she wore at the DNC opening night, which left everyone admiring her perfect curves and of course, the delicate dress. Although this piece of clothing won’t be available to purchase until mid-August, there’s a similar dress available now on The Limited’s website. Besides the beautiful dress and impeccable hair and make up, Longoria made headlines for her speech while introducing New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.

Eva called out Donald Trump for wanting to build a wall to keep immigrants out of the U.S. and for describing Mexicans as rapists and criminals. "I'm from a small town in South Texas, and if you know your history, Texas used to be part of Mexico. I'm ninth-generation American. My family never crossed a border; the border crossed us," Longoria said. "When Donald Trump calls us criminals and rapists, he's insulting American families. My father is not a criminal or a rapist. In fact, he's a United States veteran."

The “Devious Maids” producer also spoke about Trump’s views on women: "When he said that a wife who works is a very dangerous thing, he not only insulted me, he insulted my mother who worked as a special-education teacher for 40 years and raised four children while being a wife," Longoria added.

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.