Nina Dobrev getting creative with at-home workouts during quarantine

Nina Dobrev has been getting creative with her lockdown workouts because she doesn’t have all the correct equipment at home. The Vampire Diaries actress is a self-confessed fitness fanatic who loves to hit the gym with a personal trainer to maintain h…

Nina Dobrev has been getting creative with her lockdown workouts because she doesn’t have all the correct equipment at home.

The Vampire Diaries actress is a self-confessed fitness fanatic who loves to hit the gym with a personal trainer to maintain her toned physique, but the coronavirus lockdown has forced her to adapt her workout routine and find items around her Los Angeles home to use as weights.

“I’ve definitely been doing a lot of at-home workouts with random things for weight. You can’t go to the gym and I don’t have a home gym. I’m not fancy like that, so I was trying to do squats and things, but I usually do them with weights, which I don’t have. So, I have to get creative,” Nina shared with Allure. “I have this big, really heavy candle that I lift above my shoulders. I grabbed a planter from my backyard that I use to do squats. And then my hip thrusts: I put my puppy on my hips and I was lifting my dog.”

Although the workouts may not be as intense as her ones at the gym, the 31-year-old still feels the benefit of doing exercise routines, running, or cycling.

“It’s not just about looking good but feeling good, and I feel so much better when I’ve blown off some steam,” she stated. “And right now, we all need to be blowing off steam because you feel so trapped. You need to get it out somehow.”

Nina hit headlines on Thursday when she revealed she had turned hairdresser to trim her boyfriend Shaun White’s famous red locks. She was first linked to the Olympic medal-winning snowboarder back in March, when they were spotted on a bike ride together, but confirmed the relationship with her latest Instagram post.

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Nina Dobrev letting her skin breathe during lockdown

Nina Dobrev has been letting her skin breathe during lockdown and has already noticed the benefits. As an actress, the 31-year-old spends a lot of time on set wearing make-up, so when productions shut down and people were ordered to self-isolate, she …

Nina Dobrev has been letting her skin breathe during lockdown and has already noticed the benefits.

As an actress, the 31-year-old spends a lot of time on set wearing make-up, so when productions shut down and people were ordered to self-isolate, she took the opportunity to take a break from cosmetics. As a result, Nina’s complexion has become much clearer.

“In terms of straight-up beauty, honestly, I think the best thing that I’ve done for myself is I’ve been letting my skin breathe, and cleaning it, washing it, and then putting a lot of moisturiser on,” she told Allure. “Because of my industry, I wear so much make-up all the time. My skin is so much clearer now than it was before.”

The Vampire Diaries star has also been using a moisturiser from Augustinus Bader every night and getting more sleep than usual, although she is surprised her dark circles have not yet disappeared.

As part of her lockdown routine, Nina also ties her hair into braids each evening in order to give her locks a natural wave the following day.

“I’m the worst with hair. I honestly don’t do anything. I have wavy hair and usually just go in the shower and let it air dry,” she shared. “I’ve been showering at night before I watch whatever I’m going to watch to go to sleep, I braid my hair into two French braids. Then I (pull) them apart (a little) and make them bigger so they’re not tight.

“I spray them with Magic Myst (Universal Elixir from In Common), and then I sleep in it, and it dries overnight in the braids. Around 11:00 the next morning, once it’s really dry, I take out the braids and it’s like this crimpy, curly situation.”

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Nina Dobrev takes up meditation during lockdown

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and cr…

Nina Dobrev has credited meditation with keeping her level-headed during the coronavirus lockdown.

The Vampire Diaries star opened up about her approach to wellbeing while in lockdown at her home in Los Angeles amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and credited meditation with saving her sanity.

“I’ve always wanted to get into meditation, but never had time for it. If I’m being honest, I never made time for it,” she told Vogue.com, and joked that she was “allergic” to the spiritual concept.

“Now, I have nothing but time, and no excuses. During quarantine, I started doing a quick 15-minute meditation every morning, first thing when I wake up. It’s changed everything, and has really helped set the tone for my day,” Nina explained. “It has been instrumental in keeping me level-headed in moments of anxiety and distress during this extremely uncertain time. It’s been a game-changer for my mental wellbeing. I get it now, and I’m happy drinking the meditation Kool-Aid.”

The 31-year-old also confessed she’s been sleeping “more than ever” while self-isolating and the added rest has been hugely beneficial to her skin.

“In interviews, I would always say that my number one beauty tip was rest. But I didn’t always practice what I preached,” she shared. “Well, over the past two months I can proudly say I finally listened to my own advice. And my skin has never been clearer.”

In addition to sleep, Nina has been indulging in daily sheet masks to keep her complexion glowing, and is relying on products from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop.

“I’ve been doing sheet masks almost every day. Loops makes super-moisturising masks that bring that red-carpet-envy glow. Goop makes a glycolic face wipe I’ve been applying once weekly, and I’ve been using serums like Vintner’s Daughter. My face has started to feel like a baby’s bottom,” Nina joked.

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Dior incites call for female solidarity with fall 20 collection

Dior has incited a call for female solidarity with its latest fashion collection.Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her fall/winter 2020 line at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the presentation attrac…

Dior has incited a call for female solidarity with its latest fashion collection.

Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her fall/winter 2020 line at the Jardin des Tuileries as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, with the presentation attracting celebrities such as Sigourney Weaver, Andie MacDowell, Cara Delevingne, Demi Moore, Nina Dobrev, Rachel Brosnahan, Karlie Kloss, and Alexa Chung.

The entrance to the space was decorated with a sign featuring the ambiguous phrase “I Say I”, a reference to the work of collective feminist artist Claire Fontaine as well as the introduction to the manifesto of art critic-turned-feminist activist Carla Lonzi. In addition, illuminated signs with slogans such as “Consent,” “Women’s Love is Unpaid Labour,” “Women are the Moon that Moves the Tides,” and “Patriarchy Kills Love,” were installed in the venue.

“They are the symbol of a joyful singularity, as well as a creative and collective way of approaching the multiple aspects of feminine subjectivity – and the infinite project that femininity represents,” a Dior representative explained of the concept.

To begin, the spectacle kicked off with model Ruth Bell walking the runway in a black suit, white shirt, black tie, fishnet tights, and Mary Jane-style flats.

A number of black outfits followed, with the looks toughened up via the addition of bandanas, tights, and combat boots. Elsewhere, a ’70s vibe was evident in long, embroidered dresses, miniskirts, and pleats and fringe detailing, while Chiuri also drew upon former creative director Marc Bohan’s use of check fabric in his designs during his 30-year-old stint at the French house, as well as founder Christian Dior’s love of the fabric.

To conclude, the designer offered up a selection of chic separates, with highlights including striped metallic gowns, Grecian-inspired dresses with finely pleated skirts and drapery, as well as relaxed takes on classic menswear tailoring and suits.

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Nina Dobrev desperate to cut her hair short again

Nina Dobrev is desperate to cut her hair short again because it’s so low maintenance.The Vampire Diaries star first rocked a short bob with a blunt fringe back in 2017 and has been growing out the style ever since. However, she’s now grown bored of her…

Nina Dobrev is desperate to cut her hair short again because it’s so low maintenance.

The Vampire Diaries star first rocked a short bob with a blunt fringe back in 2017 and has been growing out the style ever since. However, she’s now grown bored of her long brunette locks and wants to go for the chop once again.

“When I had short hair I was like ‘ugh, I miss my long hair’ and I wanted it to grow long. Now that it’s finally growing long I’m excited but I look at photos of when I had short hair and I want to cut it again,” Nina told Harper’s Bazaar, adding that she gets bored easily.

The 30-year-old actress wants an easier ‘do to manage and her shorter locks suited her low-key lifestyle.

“I did really like my short hair because it was easy. I like to be grab and go and be quick and not fuss around too much and go through a whole process. When I had short hair I could just shower and walk out and it would dry and do its own thing,” she shared. “Short hair does feel more like me.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Nina opened up about her use of social media, and confessed that while she uses filters on her photos on Instagram, she tries to offset that by posting real-life snaps and videos to prove she’s a “normal human”.

“I have good days and bad days and breakouts and don’t wear make-up all the time. It’s important that you feel beautiful and confident on your own without all that extra stuff. It’s important for me to showcase that side of me on social media as well as the glam side,” she explained.

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Nina Dobrev tapped as muse for Dior Beauty

Nina Dobrev is Dior Beauty’s latest muse.The self-confessed beauty junkie is a huge fan of the luxe brand, and joins the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Marion Cotillard, and Charlize Theron in serving as a brand ambassador for the French …

Nina Dobrev is Dior Beauty’s latest muse.

The self-confessed beauty junkie is a huge fan of the luxe brand, and joins the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Marion Cotillard, and Charlize Theron in serving as a brand ambassador for the French fashion house’s perfume, cosmetics, and skincare lines.

Dobrev remembers seeing Dior campaigns as she travelled around Europe with her family when she was younger and told Harper’s Bazaar magazine it was a dream come true to be working with the iconic label.

“I always looked up to Dior. It felt so timeless and classy and elegant in every way. I think the Miss Dior scent is what I always associated with that grace and timelessness. That was probably the first product I recognised, purchased, and aspired to as a little girl,” she shared.

The Vampire Diaries star has been a superfan of Dior Beauty for years, and while she tries not to wear make-up every day, her go-to products are exclusively from the French brand.

“The Forever Foundation is really great. I travel a lot and my hormones are constantly changing. I can have little breakouts,” the 30-year-old explained. “I really like it because it covers the breakouts but it doesn’t feel cakey. You feel covered but you don’t feel suffocated with make-up. It looks natural and clean and fresh and glowy and I really enjoy it.”

Rouge Dior’s Ultra Care lipstick is another firm favourite of Dobrev’s, and she uses Dior Capture Totale C.E.L.L. Energy Super Potent Serum at night after cleansing.

“The most important thing is just to wash your make-up off every night before you go to bed. Which kind of sucks sometimes,” she laughed.

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Nina Dobrev channels Chanel prankster for Halloween

Nina Dobrev has dressed up as the Chanel runway show prankster for Halloween.French YouTube star Marie Benoliel, known as Marie S’Infiltre, crashed the fashion house’s spring/summer 2020 during Paris Fashion Week at the start of October and was eventua…

Nina Dobrev has dressed up as the Chanel runway show prankster for Halloween.

French YouTube star Marie Benoliel, known as Marie S’Infiltre, crashed the fashion house’s spring/summer 2020 during Paris Fashion Week at the start of October and was eventually escorted off the runway by an unimpressed Gigi Hadid.

And on Monday, The Vampire Diaries actress teamed up with her pal, writer and producer Lane Cheek, to recreate the headline-grabbing moment for the spooky holiday, with the pair showing off their efforts on Instagram.

Like the prankster, the 30-year-old wore a black and white houndstooth tweed skirt suit with a black blouse underneath and a black hat, while Cheek channelled Hadid by sporting a dirty blonde wig, a navy top and black hot pants over sheer black tights.

They also recreated some of the photos taken from the incident and posted them alongside the real ones, with Dobrev adopting a shocked look as Cheek places one hand on her shoulder.

“‘They said I couldn’t pull off the impossible but look at me now! The most prestigious catwalk in the world.’ – Marie @gigihadid @mariesinfiltre,” Dobrev wrote in the caption.

Benoliel appeared to be flattered by the costume as she shared one of Dobrev’s photos on her own Instagram page and wrote in the caption, “Best Halloween costume by @nina.”

Dobrev also received praise from her fellow actresses in the comments, with Kaley Cuoco writing, “Your costumes are epic!”, Claire Holt posting, “You’re so good at this it’s a gift”, and Rebecca Rittenhouse commenting, “Your costumes are so relevant.”

On Friday, Dobrev had dressed up as Bad Guy singer Billie Eilish by wearing a baggy orange Louis Vuitton jumper and matching shorts, bulky jewellery, long green nails and spraying green dye in her roots. She also evoked the teen singer’s When the Party’s Over video by having her face painted to make it look like she had been crying black tears.

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Louis Vuitton unveils an eclectic line filled with ’80s flair for fall 19

Louis Vuitton helped close Fashion Month with an eccentric line filled with ’80s-inspired pieces for fall/winter 2019.The French luxury fashion house, helmed by creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere, was one of the last presentations at Paris Fashion We…

Louis Vuitton helped close Fashion Month with an eccentric line filled with ’80s-inspired pieces for fall/winter 2019.

The French luxury fashion house, helmed by creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere, was one of the last presentations at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday night (05Mar19) at the Musee du Louvre, with the show attracting celebrities such as Alicia Vikander, Emma Stone, Jaden Smith and his sister Willow Smith, Justin Theroux, Nina Dobrev, and Chloe Grace Moretz.

However, Ghesquiere shocked guests with the interior of the venue, transforming the inside of the Louvre to resemble another Paris museum, the Centre Pompidou, which is known for its colourful structure and exposed plumbing. In his show notes, the designer explained that he was inspired by the building and the diverse neighbourhood of the surrounding Beaubourg area.

“The cliques, the styles, the life… I love that impression of a sartorial melting pot,” he shared.

To kick off the show, a model walked the runway in a black and white tweed skirt which was paired with a top featuring silver detailing and a diagonal frill, with the look accessorised with black tights, flat yellow boots, and a black leather skullcap.

Offering up a post-modern pastiche in the clothes, Ghesquiere referenced the prom dresses and bold shoulders of the 1980s, while contrasting floral and leather pieces that harked back to the New Romantic movement of the late ’70s, with the whole collection also touching upon the geometric work of artist Piet Mondrian.

Highlights of the line included a dress with frilled sleeves which featured a swirling pink and blue print, a light blue dress which was embellished with silver sequin stars, an emerald green slip dress with black lace on the hem, and a corseted black satin dress worn over a red lace shirt.

To conclude, Ghesquiere unveiled a black dress with dotty silver print which was paired with black tights and creeper shoes, as well as an edgy black leather jacket and trouser ensemble which was completed with silver and gold zipper detailing.

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Lili Reinhart sparkled in pink sequins at 2018 Teen Choice Awards

Lili Reinhart wowed in a pink sequin dress at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night (12Aug18).The Riverdale star stepped out at the celebration held at The Forum in California, where she picked up the prize for Choice Drama TV Actress, while her …

Lili Reinhart wowed in a pink sequin dress at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night (12Aug18).

The Riverdale star stepped out at the celebration held at The Forum in California, where she picked up the prize for Choice Drama TV Actress, while her show won a number of other awards including Choice Drama TV Show.

Lili walked the red carpet separately from her co-star and boyfriend Cole Sprouse, who won Choice Drama TV Actor, and certainly made a style statement in a number from Monique Lhuillier. The 21-year-old matched her ensemble with pink satin Olgana Paris shoes and jewellery from EF Collection.

“Moody sultry Elle Woods meets Vogue,” she captioned a snap of the look on her Instagram page, referring to Reese Witherspoon’s character in 2001 movie Legally Blonde.

Among the other Riverdale castmembers to dress up for the night included Madelaine Petsch, who sported a Giambattista Valli top and trousers featuring a floral print, while Camila Mendes looked stunning in a blush pink Fendi dress with strappy Sophia Webster heels.

In addition, 13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford dazzled in a black lace Alberta Ferretti dress and Sergio Rossi shoes, Nina Dobrev rocked a lemon yellow minidress and Anna Kendrick opted for a pink and silver minidress as well as silver Giuseppe Zanotti high heels.

Meanwhile, Lucy Hale went all out in a striking Mary Katrantzou dress with plunging neckline which she complemented with Jimmy Choo pumps, Kat Kim bling and an Edie Parker clutch. To top off her eye-catching look, the Pretty Little Liars actress had her make-up artist Kelsey Deenihan give her a slick of green shadow on her lids.

“Poison ivy… we WENT for it tonight,” she wrote alongside a snap of her beauty look on her social media pages.

Other celebrities at the bash included Joey King, Chloe Grace Moretz, Bebe Rexha, Storm Reid and Meghan Trainor.

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Paris Jackson dyes hair ‘watermelon pink’

Paris Jackson has dyed her hair a warm watermelon pink shade.The Gringo actress is quickly building up a reputation for her bohemian-inspired personal style and often changes her hair colour, having previously rocked platinum blonde and peach tints. No…

Paris Jackson has dyed her hair a warm watermelon pink shade.

The Gringo actress is quickly building up a reputation for her bohemian-inspired personal style and often changes her hair colour, having previously rocked platinum blonde and peach tints.

Now, Paris has visited celebrity hairstylist Riawna Capri at Nine Zero One Salon in Los Angeles and opted for a much more dramatic red shade with some rose gold highlights.

“@ParisJackson rockin’ a new hue for Summer: #WatermelonShine #lovethischick #901girl #ninezeroone #cutcolorstyle #mereecapri,” the hair expert wrote alongside a photo of Paris posing in front of a concrete wall.

Paris, the only daughter of late music icon Michael Jackson, often drops by Nine Zero One when she’s in need of some fresh colour and visited the salon in April (18) for peach toned highlights and had her hair styled into beachy waves.

“This is not a filter, this is #PeachyParis looking like a Bali Sunrise#lovethisgirl @ParisJackson#CutColorStyle,” Riawna captioned a snap of Paris at the time.

Riawna has a number of celebrity clients and recently worked with Ruby Rose, Ashlee Simpson and Nina Dobrev.

In addition, she also transformed Julianne Hough’s ruby red strands back to her signature blonde colour last month.

Taking to social media, the hair colourist described the Dancing with the Stars judge’s new blonde as a “honeysuckle” shade and stated that she relied on Joico’s Colour Intensity Eraser to get the perfect look.

“Red to Blonde is an all-day affair, breakfast and lunch and hopefully not dinner. When you do a colour correction like this, focus on your client, book out the day for her. When you have time on your side, everything else is a breeze. 7 hours of great conversation and lots of laughs, Kinda makes me want to do colour corrections more!!! (SIKE!),” she commented.

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