Nina Dobrev was at Variety‘s 7th Annual Power of Youth event held over the weekend. The Vampire Diaries cutie was completely stunning in the short red frock she wore for the occasion (a piece from Versus Versace!). It was a simple A-line shift with a little bit of surprise in the form of pinned sleeves (yes, the sleeves came with pins attached to them). She complemented the dress with a gold barrel clutch and showed off her stems in a pair of gold sky-high pointy T-strap heels that looked like they were going to slip off her feet as she made her way to the arrivals area.
Nina Dobrev heading to the arrival area of Variety‘s 7th Annual Power of Youth event presented by Hasbro Inc. and GenerationOn in Universal City, California, on July 27, 2013
A closer look at Nina’s sky-high heels
Nina Dobrev posing for the press at the arrivals area of Variety‘s 7th Annual Power of Youth event on July 27, 2013
Do you like Nina’s shoes? They’re sexy and very sleek, but we get the impression that walking in them would feel like walking in a pair of mules. What do you think?
Unlike the traditional t-strap silhouette where you get a heel cup or vertical bars on either side of the shoe to support the ankle strap, Nina’s pumps don’t come with any of those, so there isn’t enough support to keep your feet in the shoes if you walked a little too carelessly (or ran). But then again, given how high they are (the heels are at 120 mm), you will probably take each step with great care.
Christian Louboutin “T-Piga” T-Strap Pumps
Nina’s pumps are the Christian Louboutin “T-Piga,” a style from the designer’s fall 2012 collection. They are no longer available online, but you are welcome to check the nearest Christian Louboutin store or stockist in your city to see if they still have it.
Alternatively, you can try the Kate Spade “Jive” pumps in case you run out of luck finding the former. The Jive pumps do not come with t-straps, but they do feature the unique t-bar on the back. You can grab the Jive in black, red, or nude at Nordstrom: