Blustery winds in Los Angeles didn’t stop a dedicated group of shoe addicts from stepping out in style for a dinner that new mom Salma Hayek hosted for her friend, Sergio Rossi designer Edmundo Castillo.

A select group of guests gathered for the intimate dinner at the newly reopened restaurant Bastide, across the street from the luxe new Sergio Rossi store on

Melrose Place


“I am short, and for me, this is really important: really high shoes that are comfortable to wear,” declared Hayek, who gave birth to daughter Valentina in September. “This is difficult to find. I hate being tortured to look good. I always feel when I wear his shoes, I feel like it’s an extension of myself, that I am a bigger, better version of myself – definitely a taller version of myself.”

Dinner guest Eva Chow even took some of the diners, including Vanessa Williams and Ana Ortiz, on an impromptu field trip – to the new store for some late-night shopping, of course.

“Edmundo makes one of the most comfortable, sexy shoes in the world, I can wear them and really walk in them,” Chow said, a statement proven correct after dinner. “I can never have enough.”

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