: Nina Dobrev
WHERE & WHEN
: 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 24, 2013.
: Naeem Khan
dress, Barbara Bui
clutch & Chopard
MY VERDICT: All hail Nina Dobrev! I’m mean, let’s be real, there’s no denying that the “Perks of Being a Wallflower” actress worked the heck out of the white carpet at Elton John’s annual Oscar viewing party in her black and white patterned Naeem Khan gown. These photos speak for themselves. Nina meant business in the Fall 2013 design, which featured a high neck and plunging open back. I wasn’t a big fan of the sheerness on the runway, so it was nice to see that it wasn’t as intense on her.
As a big fan of elegant ponytails, I was thrilled to see that she took this approach and rocked a high pony with swept back bangs that gave a little effortless volume to the front of her hair. Nina accessorized with a delicate pair of pretty long Chopard earrings, and carried a black and white Swarovski envelope clutch that added a cool contrast to her dress while also complimenting in color. In fact, I really like how they match up to each other. She finished with flawless makeup, which included major sultry smoky eyes and a glossy pout.
What. A. Knockout.
This marks the second year that Nina attended the bash, and this time around was even better than the first.