Rachel Bilson, also known as Summer from the OC, has always been shadowed by Mischa Barton both in and outside the show, character wise or fashion wise. But I think its time we paid some attention to this star. Character wise, I've always liked her better then Marissa because even though her family life is not perfect either, she does not whine about it like Marissa and do stupid things, but just takes it as it is. Fashion wise, I think she has a quirky and fun style, which not everyone might like. In fact, sometimes her style is on a very thin line between being a hit or a miss.
On screen she always looks gorgeous and feminine in a quirky sort of way. Like this beeeeautiful BCBG dress she wore to the Newport Magazine launching party. Or this lovely printed jacket she wore at the airport about to go to Sicily from Marciano by Guess. And one must not forget the red Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Blazer she wore when they were stuck in the mall. I LOVE the scruched up sleeves and the short cutting of it.
She looks just as gorgeous off screen, but in a more fun and quirky way that I think reflects her own personal style more. With her ripped jeans and layered clothing and bag, she reminds me of the typical LA celeb look so popular these days. That striped short blazer she wore over her long purple cami and jeans adds layers and pulls the outfit together to look casually chic. And the gorgeous billowing patterned skirt paired with a simple black top is definitely a hit-in a gypsy sort of way.
Although not ALL her outfits are a hit. Some are in fact on a fine line to becoming a miss. Like this white dress she wore to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Or this printed dress she wore to the Teen Choice Awards 2004, although I do like her jacket. . and perhaps the dress is not ALL bad. Or this overly frilly black dress she wore to the 57th Annual Writers Guild Awards. What do YOU think? A HIT or a MISS?
Ps. In respect of the late Pope John Paul II, we will not be posting tomorrow.