The stars of The CW came together to celebrate the renewal of their shows and the upcoming fall 2013 lineup at The CW’s Upfronts after-party, held at Finale in New York City. The Carrie Diaires co-stars Austin Butler and AnnaSophia Robb partied alongside The Vampire Diaries stars Phoebe Tonkin and Nina Dobrev (in Versace), while Arrow hunk Stephen Amell cozied up to Aimee Teegarden, who will star in the new CW series Star-Crossed. Click the photo above to see more of the best parties from this week!
Summer is right around the corner and stars like Nina Dobrev, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Alba, and Julianne Hough are already heading to sunnier shores. Ready to soak up the sun like the celebrity you are? Start by getting inspiration from your favorite famous faces’ bikini style. Let the countdown to Memorial Day Weekend begin!
Vampire Diaries leading lady Nina Dobrev sported a French Connection dress with lacy, sheer paneling that gives the otherwise-modest sheath a sexy peekaboo appeal. Unfortunately, her version is no longer available, though a similar style is available for $130 at usa.frenchconnection.com. Dobrev also rocked a cool chunky necklace by Stella & Dot to further accentuate the neckline; find it for $118 at stelladot.com.
See Nina’s best looks.
Nina Dobrev celebrated her stylist, Ilaria Urbinati, at THR‘s Top Stylist Luncheon, which is why she chose to wear this strawberry MaxMara pantsuit—a look she said she chose to reference the first time she and Urbinati worked together. “I wanted to pay homage to her. The first job Ilaria and I worked together on was the 2011 Emmys, when I wore Donna Karan‘s red dress, so I wanted to honor that,” Dobrev told InStyle.com. So sweet! And she went on to say why their partnership, which includes Elie Saab, Monique Lhuillier, and Naeem Khan dresses, works so well: “If something doesn’t work, even if it’s a big designer look, she’s not going to make me wear it just because. It’s whatever I feel best in and what is event-appropriate. That’s why I love her so much.” If only every closet came with an Ilaria!
Plus, see more of Nina’s looks, as chosen by Ilaria, in the gallery.
— Lindzi Scharf
The Vampire Diaries‘ Nina Dobrev celebrated her stylist, Ilaria Urbinati, at The Hollywood Reporter‘s Stylist Luncheon looking radiant as ever. That’s when we stopped the star mid-festivities to ask her just what she uses to maintain her dewy glow. “I love Dior’s mask—the Hydra-Life. I wear it every time before I have a red carpet [event]. It really makes your skin glow.” She also said that the cream is particularly hydrating during the summer months, so if you’re a girl who’s skin gets dry as temperatures rise, pick up a 2.5 oz. tube for $40 at dior.com to try Nina’s secret brew on yourself.
Plus, see Nina’s best red carpet looks.
— Lindzi Scharf
Hollywood’s most influential stylists and their devoted celebrity clients gathered yesterday at Soho House in West Hollywood to attend The Hollywood Reporter & Jimmy Choo’s Top Stylist luncheon. The fete celebrated the industry’s twenty-five most powerful stylists, as named by The Hollywood Reporter in their second annual Top Stylists issue. And stars like Zoe Saldana (in Carven), Nina Dobrev (in Max Mara), and Naomi Watts (in Erdem) were all on-hand to support the women who help them turn heads—both on and off the red carpet. “I just know whatever she puts together for me, I’ll feel like the prettiest girl in the room,” Saldana said of her long-time stylist, Petra Flannery (second left). “I wish every girl felt that way.” Actress Naomi Watts also gushed about her stylist, Jeanann Williams (far right). “The great thing about working together is that we know each other so well. We spend a lot of time together. She has the kind of style and fashion sense that I’ve spied on for years.” We want to share them, too!
Plus, click through the gallery to see more of the week’s best parties!
— Lindzi Scharf
Our favorite looks this week—plucked from our Look of the Day section—were all sorts of magical, from the Oscars to Oz. Nina Dobrev feted the Oscars in a black and white Naeem Khan gown, InStyle cover girl Mila Kunis brought the drama in a custom Atelier Versace design, Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence had an epic night in Dior Haute Couture, Miranda Kerr shined at Victoria’s secret in a sunny dress and ankle-strap Brian Atwood heels, and Michelle Williams walked the yellow brick road in the London wearing a feathered Burberry Prorsum bustier dress. Who do you think was best-dressed this week? Vote below! More
Nina Dobrev Says What We’re All Thinking: She’s Looking Forward to Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscars Red Carpet MomentFeb 24, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
Thirty minutes after getting off a plane from Atlanta, Nina Dobrev hit the beachside red carpet at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica—there to support her Best First Feature-winning film The Perks of Being a Wallflower—looking perfectly polished in a Michael Kors shorts and embellished tank ensemble. Not far away was Jennifer Lawrence, clad in Lanvin, and Dobrev told us Lawrence is the one person she’s most looking forward to seeing on the Oscars red carpet. “I think she’s going to win, so I’d love to know what the Best Actress is going to be wearing!” Dobrev told InStyle.com. “Her whole attitude is very unapologetic. That’s cool. That’s how it should be. A confident woman is the most attractive woman.” With the red carpet just hours away—who are you most looking forward to seeing?
And when you do, you can make your own best-dressed list here!
— Lindzi Scharf