24.12.12 Best Of

Breakout Star 2012 – Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev is hot on the heels of that other vampire starlet, Kristen Stewart; Nina’s really come into her own this past year.

She has the hunky boyfriend (Ian Somerhalder), the sexy star quality (‘The Vampire Diaries’ series is a smash hit), and continuing buzz about her next film or TV move, all of which keep this breakout star at the top of gossip columns.

But it’s her smart fashion sensibility that is the most exciting. Nina is learning the ropes of the red carpet, turning heads whether she’s in a sophisticated Elie Saab, a spicy Reem Acra or a sexy Zuhair Murad.

However, her game-changing look that had everyone cheering was her Donna Karan Atelier gown, backless and with a wow-factor train, at the 2012 Met Gala.

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Nina Dobrev In Vera Wang – Elle’s 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration

Elle’s 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, last night was more like a Spring 2013 parade.

Nina Dobrev was the next celeb to wear a fresh-off-the-runway look from Vera Wang.

The young actress looked lovely wearing a striking blue lace sheath dress with a black Chantilly lace overlay and a high neckline.

Nina styled her look with black-and-gold Jimmy Choo ‘Melvin’ strappy sandals, Effy diamond earrings and a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

A sleek hairstyle accented with a black headband completed the look.

I prefer this look without the high neckline showcased below.

You have until the end of TODAY to pre-order Nina’s Vera Wang dress from ModaOperandi.com and her Jimmy Choo heels are available from Net-A-Porter.com.

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01.10.12

Nina Dobrev In Dolce & Gabbana – Extra

Nina Dobrev was all smiles on the set of Extra at The Grove in LA last week where she promoted her new movie, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’.

The actress wore a black and white, head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana ensemble.

Keeping her look relatively simple, she paired a black and white dandelion-print blouse with a white lace miniskirt.

Black patent ‘office-style’ pointed pumps, a simple silver bangle, and studded earrings accessorized her look.

Glossy ombre waves provided the finishing touches.

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Nina Dobrev In Zuhair Murad Couture – 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival

Nina Dobrev attended the 2012 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The ‘Vampire Diaries’ actress showed off her pins wearing a Zuhair Murad Spring 2012 Couture dress.

Her long-sleeve white-lace mini dress with a high neckline enriched with gold embellishments also featured a sexy open back.

Nina styled her look with nude suede Jimmy Choo ‘Koko’ sandals with gold leather piping.

A high ponytail and a glossy pout completed Nina’s look.

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11.09.12 Premiere

Nina Dobrev In Reem Acra – ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ LA Premiere

Nina Dobrev attended ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ premiere held at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in LA yesterday evening.

For the event, the actress opted for a cleavage-enhancing Reem Acra dress.

Unlike co-star Emma Watson’s low-key ensemble, Nina’s look packed a bright red punch.

The lace detail is on trend and the shoes are pretty.

Do you love the red, or would you have preferred it if she’d opted for the black version pictured below?

A loose updo and Anita Ko 18k yellow gold and pave diamond stud earrings finished her look.

Reem Acra Long Sleeve Lace Cocktail Dress
You can buy Nina’s Reem Acra dress in black from Shopbop.com.
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Nina Dobrev In Monique Lhuillier – The Hollywood Reporter TIFF Lounge

Nina Dobrev once again showed off her love of print at the Hollywood Reporter TIFF Lounge at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday.

The actress chose a cute short and top set from designer Monique Lhuillier’s Resort 2013 collection.

Nina can do no wrong on the style front at the moment. In her second Monique Lhuillier look in as many days, the stylish up-and-comer worked this ensemble to perfection.

A pair of Manolo Blahnik for Monique Lhuillier orange shoes, matching bangles and simply parted hair finished her look.

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