While it's admittedly hard to focus on anything but her handsome co-stars on The Vampire Diaries, Nina Dobrev has grabbed our undivided attention (and kept it) with her youthful-turned-ultra-chic off-screen style. The brunette beauty has effortlessly nailed a personal style that expresses both her affinity for seriously glamorous red-carpet gowns and her penchant for more low-key and supergirlie numbers. In just the last year alone, we've gotten an extrastylish dose of Nina, courtesy of the Met Gala, The CW's upfronts, the amfAR gala in Cannes, her debut as a Got Milk? campaign face, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower promo tour. She's got a sweet spot for designer Donna Karan, and the feeling's mutual — as proven by her stunning turn in a liquid black-and-gold Atelier creation and that jaw-dropping siren-red gown at the 2011 Emmys. Throw in the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Elie Saab, J.Mendel, and Monique Lhuillier, and you've got the makings of a totally enviable style-setter. In honour of Nina's 24th birthday yesterday, we're taking a look at how the actress's panache has evolved from her days on Canada's Degrassi to her current status as a style star. Just keep clicking.
If you haven't heard of The Perks of Being a Wallflower yet, you're seriously missing out! This coming-of-age novel was a cult hit as soon as it was released back in 1999. Now, it's being released in film form, with Emma Watson and Logan Lerman taking the title roles. We've been watching them on the heavy press tour for the last few months, we've heard them speak about what the film means to them and now, from today, we can finally go and see the movie in cinemas across the nation. Before you do, read up on our five fast facts about Perks — from fun trivia to how similar the movie is to the book, you'll be glad for the insider knowledge when you're watching the movie!
Mae Whitman, Ezra Miller and Johnny Simmons all play supporting roles in this week's The Perks of Being a Wallflower (out Nov. 29), and I sat down with the three co-stars to chat about how close they became filming as an ensemble. They also talked about what they kept from the set, particularly prizes from the costume department.
Nina Dobrev co-stars in the upcoming adaptation of the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and when we spoke to her at the US junket, she opened up on the book and movie's tough subject matter and how she connected to her character as a fellow "overachiever." Nina also talked about what's ahead for Elena on The Vampire Diaries this season, promising that "everything's heightened" for her character now that she's a vampire. Check out our chat with Nina, and find The Perks of Being a Wallflower in cinemas on Nov. 29.
Emma Watson stars as Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and we caught up with the actress, along with the film's director, Stephen Chbosky, at the US junket. Stephen explained the moment when he knew Emma was perfect for the part, while Emma opened up about what an emotional experience watching the film was, and also revealed what scene gave her and co-star Logan Lerman an unspoken connection. The Perks of Being a Wallflower hits cinemas Nov. 29.
We saw it coming on the runways this Spring, but Emma Watson just took the dress-over-pants trend for a real-life test-drive at the London screening of her new film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. A wallflower she certainly is not, as Emma embraced the bold take on layering in a Christian Dior Couture look — a strapless fit-and-flare cocktail dress and a pair of straight-leg black trousers. Sure, the pieces on their own are all classics — right down to her pointed-toe pumps, but together, they become something a little more fashion-forward. Now we want to know, are they better together or would you have liked to see Emma just pick one?
Emma Watson hit the red carpet in London yesterday for a special screening of The Perks of Being a Wallflower (out Nov. 29) at the Mayfair Hotel. She took a fashion-forward approach by layering a dress over pants. Earlier that day she wore her glasses for a stop at BBC studios, where she promoted the film. She shared her excitement about being back in the UK on Twitter, writing, "Yay for Perks! Lovely to be home, London." The movie is being released there on Oct. 3 after a limited opening in the US last Friday but still doesn't have an Australian release date.
Emma's visit to BBC wasn't just about her most recent project, though, since talk also turned to Harry Potter. Recently, author J.K. Rowling announced the possibility of a director's cut version of the books, and when asked if Emma would be interested in participating, she responded, "That's so interesting. Sure!"
Nina Dobrev broke from the Atlanta set of The Vampire Diaries Saturday to do press not too far away. She first met with fans at a Barnes and Noble to sign autographs and promote her October cover of Seventeen magazine. Nina, still decked out in her floral Reformation jumpsuit, was then off to a local movie cinema to say a few words before a special screening of her new movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which opens in the US on Sept. 21 but still doesn't have an Australian release date. Nina has been all over lately to do press for the picture, including travels to LA and her native Toronto for premieres with co-stars Ezra Miller and Emma Watson.
It was a big week for our favourite celebrities this week — between the Toronto International Film Festival (Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson), New York Fashion Week (Victoria Beckham, Kate Bosworth), Royal tours (Kate and Wills, obvs) and promo tours in Japan (Miranda), there was a lot to keep up with and even more to keep us entertained! Wanna know what else the famous people got up to for the past seven days? Sit down, kick your heels up and click through our gallery to catch up. And have a fabulous week ahead!
Emma Watson wore an asymmetrical Brood mini to bring The Perks of Being a Wallflower to NYC for an East Coast debut on Thursday night. She was joined at the Cinema Society event by her co-stars Adam Higenbuch, Johnny Simmons, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller, and Erin Wilhelmi at the city's Crosby Street Hotel. Emma and Ezra were in LA earlier this week for their big West Coast debut. There, Emma told us about her reaction when Perks got a standing ovation at TIFF, and also dished on the "hippie"-like atmosphere on set when she made the movie during the winter of 2010 in Pittsburgh. Emma also fit in a stop by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. Her interview was hilarious — Jimmy asked Emma about being the riskiest person to search on the Internet. She replied, "My brother says, 'You're about as dangerous as a fluffy bunny.'" Emma and Jimmy also did a silly dance together, and she went on to express love for Pittsburgh.