Teen Choice Awards: Nina Dobrev In J.Mendel

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Who: Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev

Where: At the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California

Wearing: An exploded floral-print silk J.Mendel peplum top with matching slim trousers from the pre-fall 2013 collection, teamed with an orange Devi Kroell clutch, green Dolce & Gabanna shoes and Martin Katz earrings

Verdict: Nina Dobrev has been constantly getting it right on the red carpet lately and this is another stunning look from the young actress.

What I love about this look is that is fun, young, and not what I was expecting her to wear – normally the Teen Choice Awards are filled with cute dresses – but this J/Mendel pant suit is just divine – I am in love with the paint-splattered-floral print and the sexiness of the deep v-neckline to the top.

But what makes this look for me other than the fact it fits Nina perfectly has to be the styling – I love that the actresses long-standing stylist Ilaria Urbinati took colours from the splatter print and incorporated it into the accessories – especially that incredible orange patent Devi Kroell clutch.

I am really developing a girl crush on Nina’s red carpet looks – she always looks flawless and she was by far my best dressed at this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

Are you a fan of Nina Dobrev’s red carpet looks?

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Fancy buying Nina’s J.Mendel look? Well you can pick up the top for $1,290 and the trousers are $1,880 - bargain right!!!

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[Pic: via facebook.com/JMendelbrand]

Cover Loving: Nina Dobrev In Dior For Cosmopolitan

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There have been some different poses on the September issues – there was Kate Perry doing the Flamingo for ELLE UK, the criss-cross legs and arms craziness of Jennifer Aniston for US Glamour, and then a pose I think Tyra Banks would be impressed with – the lovely Nina Dobrev doing the ‘oops my shoe just came off’ on the cover of US Cosmopolitan.

The Vampire Diaries star looks absolutely incredible on the cover in a gorgeous houndstooth Dior dress teamed with matching Valentino heels – this awkward pose isn’t easy to pull off but she really does it with ease while keeping her face and expression looking amazing. Plus I don’t normally care so much about the cover lines, but I do love how Cosmo wrapped them perfectly to show off her flawless figure.

I think I just love how Cosmo this cover is!!!

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Shot by Matthias Vriens-McGrath and styled by Aya Kanai, the cover story continues to impress inside with a fashion editorial featuring looks from Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, more Valentino, and that Gucci dress that everyone can’t get enough of – we’ve seen Jennifer Lopez in it, Olivia Wilde and Chloë Moretz.

My favourite look though has to be this gorgeous Michael Kors with the orange skirt teamed with those hot laced-up boots in front of such a picturesque background - plus her hair, braided to the side is just divine.

Are you a fan of Nina Dobrev’s debut Cosmo cover?

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Variety Power of Youth: Nina Dobrev In Versus Versace

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Who: Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev

Where: At the Variety Power of Youth event held in Universal City, California

Wearing: A red Versus Versace safety pin shift dress, teamed with gold Christian Louboutin T-bar heels, a Susan Foster ring and a black and gold Amanda Pearl caged clutch

Verdict: Ever since the Vampire Diaries star teamed up with Hollywood stylist Ilaria Urbinati her red carpet looks have been memorable, stylish, and totally age appropriate and I have loved her fashion transformation.

This is another amazing, fashionable-yet-effortless look on Nina, I love the simplicity of the shift silhouette with the added edginess of the safety pin detailing on the shoulders, which works perfectly with the gold accents on her accessories.

Her Louboutin heels are incredible but its the Art Deco-style cylindrical clutch by Amanda Pearl that has me blown away. I wasn’t aware of this label before, but I love that the New York-based designer names all her pieces after one of her friends.

If you want to get Nina’s look the black version of this dress is currently available at Flannels for £265.84!

What do you think of Nina’s latest red carpet look?

[Pic: facebook.com/OfficialVersus]

Met Gala 2013: The Stars Who Embraced ‘Punk – Chaos To Couture’

Safe to say that a lot of celebrities and designers struggled with the punk fashion theme at this year’s Met Gala, some embraced the studs, fishnets, the safety pins, spikes and wrapped tape look, most went with heavier eye make-up than usual, some really took the theme to town, Madonna I am talking about you, while others just ignored it completely, Gwyneth I am pointing this in your direction, and some even made their hair the focus, oh hello Anne Hathaway’s bleached blonde hair-do!!!

Usually I do individual posts for the Met Gala much like my Oscar coverage, but this year I thought I would just do a round-up of my best dressed looks, and focus more on the stars that actually made punk high-fashion.

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As you would expect with it being punk, there was a lot of black, not as much leather as I thought, but lots and lots of black. My favourite black look, and one of my favourites of the night, had to be Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev in Monique Lhuillier, a look featuring a leather and lace halter corseted bodice, black lace leggings and a tulle skirt, which was made perfectly punk with her incredible side-swept hair - seriously she so nailed it!!!

Coming in at a close second to Nina in the all-black category had to be Cara Delevingne in Burberry, as well as doing a great trench coat it seems that the British heritage brand also has a naughty side with this gorgeous and sexy spiked, plunging v-neck gown, which worked perfectly with her smokey dark eyes and sleek hair and her strong eye brows.

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There were a lot of other black punk looks that caught my eye - Emma Watson in a revealing wrapped tape Prabal Gurung gown, Jennifer Lawrence in a polished Dior look, and Diane Kruger in Chanel, which was more grunge than punk but I did like the pink dip-dyed touch to her ponytail and spiked clutch. Then there were the blonde crop bombshells – Miley Cyrus and Anne Hathaway – who both looked incredible.

Sporting a slinky black mesh Marc Jacobs gown that Kate Moss has worn, I really liked Miley’s commitment to the theme and I think I am the only one who actually loved her OTT spiked hair. In contrast, Anne’s new blonde hair-do was more sleek and worked perfectly with her very revealing, gorgeously embellished vintage Valentino gown from 1992, which totally makes up for her Oscar look. I love that both totally went for it and I think it paid off.

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But there was one look that completely blew me away and that had to be Sarah Jessica Parker wearing an incredible Philip Treacy mowhawk, a dark and moody paint-splatted printed Giles gown and incredible Christian Louboutin boots – now that is how you do punk fashion!!!

Do you have a best dressed from this year’s Met Gala?

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[Pics: via Monique Lhuillier/Burberry//Valentino/British Fashion Council/Vogue]

Elton John Oscar Party: Nina Dobrev In Naeem Khan

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Who: Nina Dobrev

Where: At 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party held in Hollywood

Wearing: A black and white printed Naeem Khan gown from the autumn/winter 2013 collection, teamed with Chopard jewellery, a Swarovski envelope clutch and Barbara Bui shoes

Verdict: I love how Nina Dobrev and her stylist Ilaria Urbinati keep on getting it so spot on, this gorgeous bold printed Naeem Khan gown is incredible and was one of my favourite looks of the whole Oscar weekend.

This look is giving me everything I want to see in a red carpet appearance – it has drama in that bold monochrome print, which is exquisite, it has an elegance about it with the high neck, a sexiness with the plunging open back, a delicateness with those diamond drop earrings from Chopard, and a youthful feel with her cute high ponytail.

I just can’t help gush – this look is just simply sensational - I love it!!!

[Pic: via Ilaria Urbinati Instagram]
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