Nina Dobrev In Monique Lhuillier - 2013 Critics' Choice Movie AwardsWith divine looks like the one Nina Dobrev debuted at last night’s 2013 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, it’s not hard to see why she was our Breakout Star of 2012.

‘The Vampire Diaries’ starlet has conquered the red carpet yet again with her Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 cocktail frock the color of turquoise-blue waters.

Taken right from the runway, the dress had a keyhole detail at the bodice and a rounded tulip-style skirt. Generously studded with radiant gems, the look was almost one of a giant piece of rock crystal candy. Delicious!

Nina really even looks better in the dress than the model.

Her simple black Brian Atwood ‘Evie’ sandals with a thin ankle strap ensured that no attention was taken away from Monique’s main attraction.

A slicked-back ponytail didn’t intrude with the neckline of the dress either, while nude makeup finished the look.

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