Nina Dobrev is perhaps best known for her role as Elena on CW’s The Vampire Diaries, as a recently-turned vampire caught in a love triangle with the seriously attractive Salvatore brothers (played by Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley). Over the course of the show she battles “The Originals,” her doppelgänger arch enemy Katherine (also played by Dobrev!) and copes with high school and college—all while looking extremely stylish.
The 25-year-old starlet was all smiles when I sat down to chat with her and her stylist, Ilaria Urbinati, at an event for the new Air Optix Colors contact lenses. Sporting a printed Markus Lupfer dress and a tomboyish hat atop her newly-ombréd curls, her downtime style, it seems, is a little less glamour girl and little more high-low. Over the course of the interview, we covered her craziest beauty look and her recent obsession with spa music (yes, really). Read on for the full interview, and click through the slideshow above for Dobrev and Urbinati’s favorite red carpet looks ever!