Nina Dobrev In Michael Kors – PaleyFest 2014 Honouring ‘The Vampire Diaries’

Nina Dobrev In Michael Kors - PaleyFest 2014 Honouring 'The Vampire Diaries'

Nina Dobrev attended The Paley Center for Media’s PaleyFest 2014 Honouring ‘The Vampire Diaries’ held at the Dolby Theatre on Saturday (March 22) in Hollywood, California.

Known for her love of short, sassy, fitted styles, the actress gave us an unfamiliar silhouette, wearing a Michael Kors Spring 2014 indigo-blue silver-studded dress with a risqué keyhole detail.

The look was styled with an Edie Parker mini ‘Jean’ silver confetti clutch, Lina Noel jewels and Aperlai black embellished sandals, with a sweet bow tied to her half-up, half-down hairstyle.

It’s great to see the actress experiment and give us something new.

I do like the dress to some degree, despite preferring her more familiar style, but the girlie bow almost puts me off liking the whole look. It’s at total odds with the mature flair of her dress.

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You can buy Nina’s Edie Parker’ ‘Jean’ Clutch from Net-A-Porter.com.

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Nina Dobrev In Giorgio Armani – InStyle and Warner Brothers Golden Globes Awards Party

Nina Dobrev In Giorgio Armani - InStyle and Warner Brothers Golden Globes Awards Party

Following her Emilio Pucci gown at the Art of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala, Nina Dobrev kept the wow factor going for the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe Awards post-party on Sunday (January 12) in Beverly Hills, California.

The ‘Vampires Diaries’ actress wore a Giorgio Armani black fitted silk dress featuring a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder straps, fully encrusted with large crystal detailing.

It’s super hot and sexy without being revealing, and I love the accessories which included Aperlai Paris ‘Simple D’ sandals and a red Rauwolf clutch.

Wavy tresses and kohl-rimmed eyes rounded out her stunning look.

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12.01.14

Nina Dobrev In The Kooples – Extra

Nina Dobrev In The Kooples - Extra

On Friday (January 10), prior to the Art of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala, Nina Dobrev made a guest appearance on Extra which is taped at Universal City Walk in California, to promote season five of her hit series ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

The actress, who just turned 25 years old, wore a chic skirt suit from The Kooples Spring 2014 collection.

Her look consisted of a black A-line mini skirt, a cropped blazer with satin lapels and a crisp white button-down shirt.

The eye-catcher of this look was most definitely Sophia Webster ‘Cleo’ orange pumps which feature a black-and-white butterfly detail at the heel.

Wavy brunette tresses completed the look.

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12.01.14

Nina Dobrev In Emilio Pucci – Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

Nina Dobrev In Emilio Pucci - Art of Elysium Heaven Gala

The one thing you can rely on is Nina Dobrev making an impact on the red carpet, and that she did at the Art of Elysium ‘Heaven’ Gala held at Skirball Cultural Center on Saturday (January 11) in Los Angeles, California, joining Anna Kendrick, Camilla Belle, Jennifer Morrison, Ashley Madekwe and Kate Bosworth.

Nina wore a sexy Emilio Pucci orange silk strapless gown with a fitted bodice and pewter starburst embellishments from the Spring 2014 collection.

She styled the look with the starburst embellishments in mind, wearing gunmetal-grey Rupert Sanderson ‘Rosanna’ ankle-strap sandals and a Rodo metallic-gunmetal perforated rectangular clutch accented with Swarovski-crystal embellishments.

With embellishments adorning her dress and metallic accessories, she didn’t wear too many jewels – just a ring and stud earrings – rounding out the look with an updo and glossy lips.

This was my favourite of the night.

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10.01.14

Get the Look: Nina Dobrev’s ‘Knot-Hawk’ at the People’s Choice Awards

Get the Look Nina Dobrev’s ‘Knot-Hawk’ at the People’s Choice Awards

Periodically, at award shows, a star brings a stunning makeup look or hair style to the red carpet that becomes the talk of the beauty world. At the People’s Choice Awards, the star that created the buzz was Nina Dobrev, and the look was her unique ‘knot-hawk’, which was created by hairstylist and Nine Zero One Salon Co-owner Riawna Capri.

I jumped on the phone with Riawna and got all the details about how she created Nina’s chic-but-fierce style, and the good news is it’s surprisingly easy to achieve!

Riawna is a personal friend of Nina’s, and the pair had just finished a 16-day vacation to Australia, during which Riawna said she was inspired by how Nina’s hair looked after getting out of the ocean. So to recreate that textured ocean hair, first Riawna sprayed KMS California Hair Play Sea Salt Spray all over Nina’s hair, and then let it air dry.

Once the hair was dry, Riawna made four mini ponytails starting at the nape of the neck and then moving up two inches for each one, with the fourth pony at the top of the crown. She left the hair on the very top of the head loose.

Next, Riawna took the lowest ponytail, split it in two pieces, and tied a knot–”Just like when you’re tying your shoes,” says Riawna. She tied knot after knot until she was at the end of the hair, and then wrapped the ends around the knot and pinned it.

She then repeated this process on the remaining three ponytails. “Since there is more hair as you move up the head, the knots were just naturally bigger as they got higher, so it naturally created more volume as I moved up the head,” says Riawna.

Then Riawna took the top, loose section of hair and curled random pieces before pulling it loosely back toward the knotted section and pinning pieces into place.

“The key is not to pull the knots too tight, so you get plenty of body,” shares Riawna.

Finally, she sprayed the finished look with KMS California Hair Stay Maximum Hold Spray to make sure the look stayed in place all night.

And when you recreate this look, don’t forget to give create where credit is due: ”Nina came up with the name knot-hawk,” says Riawna.

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Nina Dobrev In Jenny Packham – 2014 People’s Choice Awards

Nina Dobrev In Jenny Packham - 2014 People's Choice Awards

Nina Dobrev attended the 2014 People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday night (January 8), held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California.

Our fave ‘The Vampire Diaries’ girl, and a nominee for the evening’s Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress, dazzled in a Jenny Packham Fall 2013 long-sleeve design with a Rauwolf clutch

In the case of this decadent dress, all that glitters was, well, silver. The right side of this black, body-con confection was encased in a shimmering sea of glittery embellishment.

A pair of silver, ankle-strap platform sandals only added to the shine factor, while she edged up all that glitz with a back-braided interpretation of a faux-hawk.

Do you like Nina’s mix of high-octane luxe and cool-girl glam?

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