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The Vampire Diaries Fashion: Elena Gilbert — “Dangerous Liaisons”


To view Caroline’s look from this episode, click here.

Words can not describe how gorgeous Elena Gilbert (aka Nina Dobrev) looked in this week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries, “Dangerous Liaisons”. Everything about her look —  her dress, makeup, and hair — were breathtakingly beautiful when she arrived at the Mikaelsons’ housewarming party.


Elena wears a vintage gown from a store called “Miz Scarletts” in Atlanta. The Vampire Diaries’ costume designer, Leigh Leverett, says the process of finding the perfect gown proved to be quite the challenge. In a recent interview with Zap2Zit, she says, “We don’t have all the fantastic L.A. and New York shopping [in Atlanta]. And sometimes when you are trying to buy dark colors in the spring you can run into problems because everything is bright and pastel-y.” 

Leverett also took inspiration from the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. The inspiration was used as, “reference to mix it up from the slinky evening wear you normally see on the show.”


To recreate Elena’s cascading curls, begin by creating a side part with your hair. I recommend using a 3/4 to 1 inch clipless curling iron to curl your entire head. If you have a curling iron with a clip, you can still use it as a clipless iron. Hold the curling iron upside down beside your head, and wrap a piece of hair around the barrel. You want to grab a small enough section of hair and hold it long enough, to create a very structured curl. After curling your entire head, spritz on your favourite hairspray. Grab all your hair and place it to the side opposite of the one that you parted your hair. To keep the hair on one side, bobby pin your hair close to the back of your neck. Voila, you are done!