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Nikki Reed's 'Breaking Dawn' Wedding Scene Secret

11/14/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Nikki Reed Breaking DawnCourtesy SELF

She may be busy settling into married life and promoting the next Twilight film, Breaking Dawn Part I, but Nikki Reed has her mind on some fashionable future plans, too.

“At some point I’d like to have a jewelry line,” she reveals in the December issue of SELF. “I have a very sort of eclectic style, so I guess I’ve picked up things from all over the world, but the last place that I lived was Greece so I became very into the evil eye. I’m influenced by Greek culture for sure.”

Though Reed’s personal style is eclectic, her Twilight character, Rosalie Hale, steers toward the modern side. “The Cullen family … they don’t want to stand out as much as they already do with their crazy eyes and pale skin,” she explains. “So I think that was a common theme when shooting, like, ‘How can we make them blend in the most?’ So we wore the hippest, most modern clothes.”

While Reed and costars Ashley Greene and Elizabeth Reaser often tried to pull items from the ’20s and ’30s, stylists would steer them back toward contemporary looks. “It did make us stick out too much,” she admits of vintage clothes.

One instance where she’s meant to stand out? The much-hyped wedding scene, of course. “They were very glamorous,” she says of the stars’ dresses, hers included. But since the conditions for shooting that scene were less than ideal, the actress had to come up with a clever way of keeping her dress clean.

“It was ice, rainy, cold, freezing, we were shooting in the night and it would get muddy,” she recalls. “I just remember we developed this technique where we’d take a hair clip and clip the bottom of the huge train. That was my look the whole night — a huge plastic sparkly hair clip with this elegant dress.”

Read more with Reed on SELF.com, and catch Breaking Dawn Part I in theaters Friday, Nov. 18.

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YsL on

she is gorgeous

Meems on

She really has grown up into a great young woman… After seeing her story in the movie Thirteen I didn’t have much hope for her to make it to where she is now. lol

Linda Wilson on

I Love Nikki she is beautifull and full of life.
I was so glad she ask Paul Campbell to go out with her.. It was awesome…It didn’t seem to matter to her..where he came from and he had nothing..I loved Paul on American Idol… I want to congrats her on her new hubby and new life…Love you NIKKI AND PAUL

Leea on

His name is Paul McDonald

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Is she a model? She looks absolutely lolevy in the Amber Jones dress!*Ps.How many items are there in the Amber Jones range? On her blog I saw a yellow dress, that I did not see in the promo pics. I am desperate to own them all. (Yes, I’d love to make a list tooooo.)I now suffer from FOMO.

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