Actress Eva Longoria relies on her close friend and fashion guru Victoria Beckham to approve her every outfit to ensure she never steps out looking like "a Christmas tree".
The former Desperate Housewives beauty reveals she bombards singer-turned-designer Beckham with photos of her wardrobe picks to help her maintain her status as a red carpet darling at big events and other parties - because otherwise she tends to go over the top.
Longoria tells Vogue.com.au, "I send her pictures and ask what I should wear. I love how Victoria is a minimalist, she wears minimal jewellery, everything is clean lines.
"I really admire that because if it were up to me, I'd be a Christmas tree. I'm like, diamonds, necklaces, bracelets, sparkly! And she's like, 'No.'"
The actress also admits she sticks to a strict schedule whenever she has a high-profile bash to attend.
She says, "I have a team, it's not like you walk out and it's effortless. There's hair, make-up, publicists, assistants.
"I always do a manicure the night before so I'm not imprisoned in my chair because I don't want to nick my nail. I do a facial a week before. There's a calendar."