06.08.13

Nina Dobrev For Cosmopolitan US September 2013

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Nina Dobrev covers the September 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan US wearing a strapless Dior houndstooth dress with matching pumps captured by Matthias Vriens-McGrath.

The rest of the ‘Vampires Diaries’ editorial sees her wearing signature Fall 2013 looks from Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Valentino.

Nina opens up to Cosmo about her friendship with Julianne Hough, her plans to open a yoga studio, and her views on relationships.

Here are some extracts from her interview.

On what she’s working on at the moment: “I want to open my own yoga studio. Planning construction and looking at properties is fun. I’m using a different part of my brain. You know that feeling when you use a different muscle? You’re excited to be exercising it but you get a little sore! Yoga changed my life. Hopefully, it will do that for others.”

On whether she puts a lot of pressure on herself: “Maybe. I can take a lot of pressure though. I’m constantly trying to make myself better, to learn more. I didn’t finish college, so I feel like I’m always having to prove myself. I don’t want to feel like the smallest person in the room.”

On what attracts her to a guy: “You either have chemistry or you don’t, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy’s mind and humor and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I’m not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I’m a relationship girl.

On her type: “I’m progressive in some ways, old-fashioned in others. I like it when guys hold the door open and are sweet and thoughtful. The guys on our show are really good at that. A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also kind of like the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy. If a guy spends more time looking in the mirror than I do, that’s problem!”

On her friendship with Julianne Hough: “It’s been cool to find an active buddy – there are lots of girlie girls around. We don’t talk about makeup; we talk about life.”

On whether it’s nice to have a friend who’s also gone through a breakup: “That’s not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that’s how it’s perceived, but there’s more to us. People aren’t defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.”

Credit: Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Cosmopolitan US

Nina Dobrev In Versus Versace – Variety’s Power of Youth

Nina Dobrev In Versus Versace - Variety's Power of Youth

Nina Dobrev attended Variety’s Power of Youth event held at Universal Studios Backlot on Saturday in Universal City, California.

The ‘Vampire Diaries’ actress selected a Versus Versace Fall 2013 frock featuring split sleeves fastened by a double row of gold safety pins.

Gold Christian Louboutin T-bar pumps, Susan Foster jewels and a black-and-gold Amanda Pearl clutch completed the gold accents on her dress perfectly.

Nina can pretty much wear anything, but she really glows when wearing red. It always takes me back to her Donna Karan Emmys wow moment.

I would’ve loved this look even more had she opted for a sleek ponytail, but instead she left her brunette tresses to fall around her shoulders.

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You can buy Nina’s Versus Versace dress in black from Flannels.

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Nina Dobrev In Matthew Williamson – Comic Con 2013

Nina Dobrev In Matthew Williamson - Comic Con 2013

Nina Dobrev continued her chic streak at Comic-Con 2013, as she was spotted on her way to a press engagement in San Diego, California.

After earlier delighting us with a punchy summer look, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ starlet switched up her style with this charming Matthew Williamson Pre-Fall 2013 skater dress.

The lookbook frock was right in keeping with Comic-Con’s current black-and-white obsession. Thankfully, Nina wore a vermillion version of the kicky design that featured a pixellated, geometric zigzag print.

Black Rupert Sanderson ‘Junco’ shoe-boots were also reminiscent of fall, but a rose-coloured Jimmy Choo ‘Shadow’ shoulder mini-bag lightened the look.

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You can buy Nina’s Matthew Williams dress in black-and-white from Stylebop.com US and Stylebop.com.

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Nina Dobrev In Sachin + Babi – ‘The Vampires Diaries’ Press Line: Comic Con 2013

Nina Dobrev In Sachin + Babi - 'The Vampires Diaries' Press Line Comic Con 2013

Nina Dobrev played the ultimate cool-girl on Saturday, as she walked ‘The Vampire Diaries’ press line at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, California.

The actress brought a whiff of fresh fashion air to the day with her Sachin + Babi Resort 2014 top and shorts.

I would have never thought twice about the lookbook version of the black-and-white striped top, splashed at the side with a distorted, watercolour floral print, which also vividly bloomed on the shorts.

But Nina’s edgier, polished styling of the pieces, with the pushed-up sleeves and tucked-in shirt, not to mention those playful, metallic ultraviolet Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps had me in full-on covet mode.

Long, loose waves and a bright pink pout added a flourish of girly flair.

Credit: Style.com & Famous

17.05.13

The CW Network’s New York 2013 Upfront Presentation

The CW Network's New York 2013 Upfront Presentation

A bevy of bright young things made quite an entrance at The CW Network’s New York 2013 Upfront Presentation, hosted at The London Hotel yesterday in New York City. Among the hot list, there are starlets from ‘The Carrie Diaries’ to ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and every TV show in between—and they certainly didn’t keep their sartorial sass under lock and key.

Jaime King: The ‘Hart of Dixie’ star flaunted a bold swish of brushstrokes (and her baby bump) in a Peter Pilotto Fall 2013 satin frock, worn with a Rachel Zoe statement cuff and thick strappy Etro shoes. With its abstract expressionist mood, this was nearly like a Mark Rothko painting put onto a dress. Casual blonde waves and a sweep of sky-blue eye liner completed the artistic look.

Aimee Teegarden: The ‘Star-Crossed’ actress must have gotten the art memo, too, as her romper was a study in watercolour prints. The rush of swirling hues was exhilarating; so too was the pop of neon-blue from the pumps and her coral lippie. I just wish her ‘do had carried the same exuberance, as it seemed to fall flat.

Nina Dobrev: Our favourite TV vamp was obviously still channeling a touch of punk attitude from last week’s Met Gala. The newly single star turned up the volume in a blue body-con dress by Versace that featured a punch of black leather, grommets and metal. Shiny platinum Rupert Sanderson ‘Elba’ heels added a final flourish.

AnnaSophia Robb: The young Carrie Bradshaw gave us a peek (literally) of her big-city style with this Katie Ermilio design that featured no fewer than three of the hottest trends of late: stripes, mismatched patterns and midriff cutouts. With so much happening in her dress, she kept the rest of the styling straightforward with minimal accessories, including a pair of Sorellina butterfly earrings and metallic Casadei pumps. Side-swept pin curls sent this look straight to the ’50s while lavender eye shadow added a youthful, fun edge.

With such a variety of styles, who was your top-dressed starlet of the four?

Credit: Getty

Best Dressed Of The Week – Nina Dobrev In Monique Lhuillier, Chris Pine In Ralph Lauren & Amber Heard In Emilio Pucci

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Nina Dobrev’s Monique Lhuillier Met Gala look was your best dressed this week.

Even though you guys didn’t rate her, Amber Heard in Emilio Pucci was my best dressed this week by a very long mile.

Between the colour, the embellishments, impeccable styling and that sexy open back, I was hooked.

When it came to the guys, it was a two-horse race between Eddie Redmayne and Chris Pine. Eventually, Chris won for his very dapper Ralph Lauren pinstripe three-piece suit.

Credit: Getty