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the insider: rachel bilson

"i admire alexa chung and ashley olsen."

by: nylon

September 12 2011

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From her sassy turn as Summer in The O.C. to her current project, Hart of Dixie, Rachel Bilson has long been America's TV sweetheart.  But thanks to her supercute wardrobe choices - and a recent gig as the Style Director of Sunglass Hut - Bilson's stepping beyond the small screen and into major fashion territory.  Our Girl in LA, Karli Henriquez, caught up with the 30-year-old actress during Fashion's Night Out...

Was becoming a Style Director for Sunglass Hut part of your life plan?  No, but I just think it's cool that people sometimes like what I wear...it's a nice thing. And it's fun to talk about fashion in any way, so it's not work [for me], it's a good time.

Any piece in your closet you can't live with out?  Vanessa Bruno makes the best little jackets and blazers!  Ray Bans are a staple, obviously, and I love these Chloes - they're my new favorite shoes!

Who's your fashion icon?  It's so hard to say, you know?  I respect so many people's style and look, but I more admire my peers who have great style.

Like who?  I admire Alexa Chung and Ashley Olsen. But there are so many girls out there that dress amazingly well.  I couldn't say who my one icon is.

Would you ever move to a small city like your character, Zoe Hart, in Hart Of Dixie?  Yeah, I would!  I have family in Tennessee, so I'm familiar with Southern small towns, and I love that personally.

The previews for Hart of Dixie show your character walking around the bayou in a Chanel jacket.  So is your character very stylish? Really fashionable! Absolutely, she loves fashion!

Any message to your fans?  I really hope that people watch Hart Of Dixie and like it. It was a lot of fun and hopefully people respond to it!

See Rachel's blog for Sunglass Hut here.

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