Nina Dobrev Is A Colorful Cowgirl For ‘Nylon,’ Talks Drake And Homemade Cat Calendars

Nina Dobrev on the February 2012 cover of “Nylon”
Photo: Marvin Scott Jarrett/”Nylon” magazine

We have chosen our fair share of ladies to obsess over this year, and Nina Dobrev is one of them. Aside from making our Best Red Carpet Dresses of 2011 list in an absolutely TO-DIE red gown that officially secured her a spot on pretty much every best-dressed list, we also praised her green People’s Choice Awards dress (which she wore to catch a commercial flight directly afterward, choosing to de-glam it with a coat and boots), and are insanely excited to catch her in the upcoming teen flick, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She’s a hot commodity these days, and the fine folks over at Nylon agree, as they’ve chosen her as their February 2012 cover girl. In a genius move that makes (some of) us here at MTV Style remember our Texas roots, they’ve styled the Vampire Diaries star in the snazziest, punked-out, Scorpion-adorned western wear you’ve ever seen. Oh, and they got her to dish about everything from cat calendars to her former co-star, Drake too.

A shiny metallic blue and silver McQ by Alexander McQueen leather jacket, black and white piped Emporio Armani blouse, and Siwy denim shorts with fringe detailing—this look is not your typical cowgirl. We know not everyone is into the western look, but y’all, this is more akin to modern disco cowgirl nighttime wear that we’re desperate to wear to a dance party, complete with neon feather hair pieces and rings from Pamela Love and Lee Angel. Kudos to styling by Michelle Reneau and Beth Hoppe, who, seriously, are making us call our Texas moms right now to make sure they still have all that rodeo gear we might have thrown into a back drawer years ago. We’re talking fringed suede vests, cowboy hats, and anything Wild West related. You guys, look at this SCORPION BOLO TIE Nina’s wearing. YEEHAW, ARTHROPOD INSANITY!

In the accompanying article, Nina professes her love of cats, revealing to Nylon that she made her own 2012 cat calendar. She says, “It’s called My Pussies: A Hairy Love Story. [Cats] just migrate to me. I’m pretty sure I was a cat in a past life.” (Note to Nina: Can you please sell these on Etsy? Meow, thanks.) She also opens up about her former Degrassi co-star, Drake. “He was so sweet. It’s almost weird to me that he’s a rapper and a sex symbol now,” she says. “I remember being in the car going to a party, singing along with the radio, and somebody said ’Isn’t that your buddy Drake?’ I was like, ’Who’s Drake?'” We’re pretty sure she’s familiar with him now, and we have no doubt the world will be more familiar with Nina D before the year is over. Giddyup, girl!

Outtakes from the Nina Dobrev cover shoot for the February 2012 issue of “Nylon” magazine.
Photo: Marvin Scott Jarrett/”Nylon” magazine

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