Rachel Bilson Dishes on Fashion, Worst Dressed Lists and Her Love Life

09/04/2008 at 02:00 PM ET

Courtesy Page Six Magazine

Rachel Bilson is already one of our biggest fashion crushes, and in this week’s Page Six Magazine, their cover girl reveals her own fashion inspirations — and dishes about her real-life loves. Rachel might count Coco Chanel as a favorite style icon, but she says that her own look is also inspired by someone a little closer to home: her mother, Janice. “Vintage is her love,” the actress tells the magazine. “She has a great eye, which I think I inherited from her.” Part of Rachel’s sartorial success is a willingness to take risks and follow her instinct — no matter what others say. “I think it’s cool to be on the worst-dressed list,” she says. “If people aren’t accepting, that’s OK. Bring it on, I don’t care!” With a DKNY design collaboration coming out this fall, Bilson is turning her attention back to acting, including a role in the upcoming film New York, I Love You, which she stars in with boyfriend Hayden Christensen, another of her passions. “I have someone really great,” she says of the Star Wars star. “Someone who can make me laugh — that’s always what comes first. It’s the best to be able to really, like, truly laugh with someone like they’re your best friend, you know?” As for past love, O.C. costar Adam Brody, Bilson says, “They say don’t date your costar, but that’s who you’re around. If you’re in an office, and you see someone everyday and you click well, you’ll start dating. It’s the same thing.” Hear more from Rachel online Monday at pagesixmag.com

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catherine on

I don’t think it’s cool. I think you need to dress better

stacey on

She’s beautiful

Jennifer on

She’s beautiful and she can wear whatever the hek she wants to wear!!

Dina on

Shes so humble, and natural.
I really appreciate actresses like her. shes not caught up in all that glitz.

Courtney on

It’s awesome to be that confident. To dress better? To whose standards? That girl can buy anything she wants and chooses to follow her own lead – again, that’s awesome.

tina on

doesnt she look like that girl from gossip girl in this pic?

Me on

How funny, she is one of my fashion inspirations…Her,Rhianna & Gwen Stefani. They all rock unique styles, and don’t apologize for it. Live outside of the box.

Me on

she honestly reminds me of a young Cindy Crawford…

kj on

she looks like cindy crawford to me in this pic

Holly on

It’s great to be yourself, and if she is truly being herself, then that is truly beautiful.

pinky_spinx on

rachel bilson is beautiful, and i have never seen her in an outfit which makes me want to cringe. if she’s worn something hideous, i haven’t noticed one bit. she’s right to stick to her instinct, so leave her be!XD

amanda on

even on the worst dressed list, most stars still look better than 99% of us regular people. its disgusting how focused our country is on celebrities rather than important issues. even the race for the next president has become a celebrity issue. ridic.

anne laure on

she has absolutely great style, very unique. However, has she ever been on the worst-dressed list? She says t would be great…easy to say when you’ve always been on the top 10 best dressed

Rachel on

She is so gorgeous and smart. Anyone in Hollywood who even listens to their mom has to have a good head on their shoulders. Hayden Christiansen is the same way. And totally gorgeous too!

Jonathan on

It’s great that Rachel Bilson is cool about being on the Worst Dressed List and I’m glad she found someone great, Hayden Christensen

Meg on

Rachel I am very passionate about fashion myself… I have been my whole life. The one thing besides your beauty that I notice about you is your great sense of fashion…very creative. Dont know what there thinking! I have copied your outfits!

“Worst-dressed is cool!” - Celebrity news, gossip, and pictures on

[…] despite being named on many a worst-dressed list, she still wants to follow her own tune. In this interview she says it’s even cool to be on the worst-dressed list, since she has her own unique style […]

lisa on

she’s gorgeous..and i like the way she dresses..
it’s better then mary kate olsen

gina on

i’ve met her. she’s incredibly tiny..and that’s coming from someone who is barely five feet herself, so you know that means something. and this was back in 2004 before she was as skinny as she is now.

she does have incredible style, and i’m always jealous of the clothes she wears. well, except for those weird ankle paper bag shoes she wore a few months ago. regardless, i think it’s cool that she’s so fearless with her fashion choices.

that being said, i hope the day i met her was an off day and she isn’t usually that snobby.

Sharlene on

She’s beautiful but in my opinion, she looks better with darker hair

Lea on

I don’t get who decides fashion “worst dressed.” Come on, she’s gorgeous and she wears what she likes. Why be judged for being her own person?

Charles on

I think she shouldn’t wear anything:)Truth be told, she could just about make anything look good.

Sydney on

Rachel Bilson is beautiful no matter what any ones says. Being unique in fashion and in life is what sets one apart from everybody else. She totally can pull off anything.

Sara on

I think she looks like a younger version of Cindy Crawford!

ash on

I don’t like you


She’s BEAUTIFUL i TOTALLY love her but the way she dresses is a NIGHTMARE!!..SORRY(peace)

tina on


Sam on

She only wishes she looked like Leighton Meester, who by the way, dresses a thousand times better than her.

And no! it is not cool to be on the Worst Dressed List. This is not made according to anyone’s standars, is some people’s(people who know clothes) opinion on what FITS someone.
Average. Fitting. Standars.

You should care about what you wear, young lady, because all our clothes are AWFUL!!!

LoveLyTink on

I heard her on a radio station one time. She’s quite the B if you ask me.

Brooke on

im one of rachels biggest fans. and if she wants to dress totally out of wack let her. it doesnt matter as long as she likes how she dresses. she is her own person and pretty much follows her heart where ever it may lead her. does it matter that she is one the WORST DRESS list? i dont think so, and i guess she doesnt either. she shouldnt be judged at all i guess people envy her. and im totally glad she found someone she really likes. but to be honest i would have stayed with ADAM. xoxo

camille on

i love her and her style!

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