NINA’S BIG DAY: Even before Jessica Szohr, Alessandra Ambrosio and Ashley Greene partied in Coachella, the head-turning trio had plenty to celebrate. On April 12, they attended a brunch put on by Cîroc Ultra Premium Vodka at the Los Angeles restaurant Culina in partnership with Variety and WWD to honor Nina Dobrev, the latest addition to the Women of Empowerment list. Dobrev, said to be returning to CW’s “The Vampire Diaries” for its eighth season, brought her mom along to mark the momentous occasion, who squeezed into photos of the star-studded crowd with light-hearted photo-bombing.
Sans mom, the photos didn’t end over the weekend, when Dobrev took to Coachella in a floppy hat, high-waisted button-up skirt, black choker, ankle boots, white tank and flowy jacket to complement her long, wavy hair styled by Nine Zero One’s Riawna Capri. All smiles at the energetic music festival, Dobrev has plenty of action in her day job as well. She’s landed a part in “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,” the latest in a spy franchise starring Vin Diesel.