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Rachel Bilson Is Learning To Sew

Rachel Bilson Is Learning To Sew

Rachel Bilson (in Jane Mayle) drops by the dry cleaners and runs some other errands in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon

The 26-year-old former O.C. recently told Women’s Wear Daily that she’s putting her acting duties on hold to focus on her new fashion line, Edie Rose for DKNY Jeans.

“This line is my main focus right now,” Rachel said. “I can’t draw at all, so I won’t be doing any sketches, but I am learning to sew. I think it’s important to know more about the whole process of making clothes.”

Kevin Monogue, president of DKNY added, ‘Our customer has a real emotional connection with Rachel and she’s always on the best-dressed lists, so it seemed like such a win-win for us. Rachel has real personal style and she is very involved in every step. You can really see that in the collection.”

Monogue ended with: “It has the potential to go long term.”

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Credit: Max Butterworth; Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline
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  • mike

    love her <3

  • Diana

    I’m excited about her clothing line :)

  • katelin

    short legs
    not even cute anymore

  • lmo

    her dress is forever 21.

  • Truth Hurts

    I like her dress she looks great.

    It’s good to see Rachel being involved with her new clothing range and not just a celeb name for the label.

  • lmo
  • fff

    Wow gorgeous

  • hnrtdgfb


  • anna

    She’s so beautiful

  • Ruz mary

    I love her!!!

  • Peter

    Amazing !! Thanx Jared!!

  • Ray

    I find it hilarious that she is wearing that Forever 21 dress, when they are being sued in European court by Mayle for directly ripping off the embroidery pattern and dress style ( None of these so-called celebrity-turned-designers have an ounce of originality, stealing other people’s ideas and selling them based on name recognition only, not real talent.

  • iuedj

    emm, u are so sweet.. but i just found out your secret that you have joined the online club ^^^Sugar daddyconnect.c om a, by which you are seeking rich man to be your sugar daddy

  • @ 7

    she’s not wearing Forever 21, she’s wearing the Jane Mayle “Florinda jersey dress”. You can see the obvious difference in the fabric between the F21 and the Mayle one

  • zamos

    Ray @ 07/21/2008 at 9:08 pm
    She’s wearing the original – do your research before u post

    here’s the link

  • lmo

    She’s wearing the forever 21 version. It has buttons on the sleeves and is a darker gray than the mayle version. Do your research properly!!

  • Ray

    Here is the picture of both dresses side by side from Fashionista:

    Bilson is clearly wearing the Forever 21 knock-off, a tactic which they have been taken to task on before.

  • zamos

    what is wrong with your eyes – the forever 21 dress is described as silk and has a shine – the Mayle is cotton and clearly has thicker and heavier feel – and thats what she’s wearing – and look carefully at the Mayle dress – it has buttons. Gaaah!

  • zamos
  • start the party

    DKNY uses sweatshop labor to make clothing lines including Rachel’s…those clothes are being made by virtual slave labor. DKNY has been in trouble for this before with Donna Karan and are still doing it. Boycott this line!

  • gilmorie

    What’s new ?! She’s ALWAYS been phony and a media ho!

  • gomez

    I agree, RB=Retarded Bilson, just check out the stupid look on her face

  • kaleigh

    Whoa ” everyday & still nonsense post?!
    Looks like that this site had already received an “advance full payment huh!

  • Whitney




    BABY BUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    little Hayden swimming in her tiny tummy. no?

  • ATlqueen

    #16 and #17…………..
    WHO F*CKING CARES!!!! It’s not important. As long as she’s wearing SOMETHING I’m good. Does anybody else give a flying f*ck in here? Hello? Anyone?

  • What?

    @ 25

    Please stop with the baby bump comments. You can tell that she’s wearing layers. She has something on underneath that dress.

  • legs

    she’s pretty cute.

  • justice

    putting her acting career on hold please she didnt have one expect for oc because her movie skills are awlful maybe she wiil be a better sewer than actress and for her first ad for her clothing line the dress she was wearing was the same one in ny i love you but with a different belt she isnt the only one with fashion sense.

  • amaranth

    @ Rachel Bilson is learning to sew…

    Oh please! She should learn how to hold and read a book IST!!!… Like kind of “Sense and Sensibilities – how about that huh?!

  • adriana

    so cute

  • tessa

    love her style :)
    Thanks Jared

  • rch

    i like her very muchh

  • get_real

    The “cute/love this or the cute/love that” have long been NAUSEATING!
    Try to read up more to add on your vocabulary, all you kiddie tools!

  • observer

    Ellen’s Page practical approach to fashion (she doesn’t love dresses) makes her a bit of a maverick in glammed-up, fashionista-obsessed Hollywood. While she is willing to play the game — “I get that it’s part of my job,” she says — she does so in a way that keeps the attention squarely on her acting, not on what designer dress she is wearing on the red carpet. When asked about her attire, she says, “I’m a bum, really. This”— meaning, work— “is the only time I get dressed up.” – Hollywood should take a hint from Ellen Page:

  • wasteoid

    Her style is upper middle class mall rat, being sold at stores where upper middle class mall rats shop. Can’t design for any other kind of girl besides herself. Can’t imagine anyone with money shelling out rich dad and mom’s money for such boring stuff. Also DKNY is sweatshop employer, which means Rachel is making money off other people’s misery. How typical.

  • hahaha

    I wish I could puke inside her little brain…

  • the oc fansite

    I love Rachel Bilson. Thanks for posting Jared! :)

  • wtf?

    im suprised jj didnt make this out to be a rachel visis liquor store story.

    dress is ugly on her. she is swimming in it. i too am petite but i wont wear stuff that makes me look ridiculous.

    sense of style? wtf? she is undeserving and lucky to have these opportunities; there are thousands of designers and actors who are amazing but never discovered yet people like who…who suck at acting seem to get lucky….

  • Christine

    She has a great sense of style..

  • Gwen

    Rachel I love you

  • jenny

    Thanks for the new pics! The dress looks lovely!

  • irina

    Rach looks great

  • kim

    Love the new pics

  • luna

    It looks really cute on her, the dress is adorable

  • mary

    pretty as always

    I love her style


  • get_real

    @ #40-46

    SAME Kiddie Tools!

  • Carolyn miller

    So, if I wanted to learn to sew were would would I start. I can’t draw either. I can sew a little but I have problems finishing the garment and it don’t look like its ready to wear. Where do I begin.