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Pictures of Rachel Bilson On InStyle UK Cover September 2010

Rachel Bilson Talks Body Image, Mischa and Fashion with InStyle

On September's cover of InStyle UK magazine, Rachel Bilson looks gorgeous in a skintight Herve Leger minidress. Inside, she stars in a photoshoot and talks about her career, style, her worries about body image obsession, The OC and more! Here are some excerpts:


  • On her body image: “You know what I hate? The amount of attention that is put on weight and body image. It is so backwards and sends out the wrong message. ‘What do you eat? Do you work out?’ It’s not what young girls should be stressing about. They look up to these actresses and read about plastic surgery and what they do and don’t eat. I eat, I love food, I wanna eat when I wanna eat. If you are not feeling good about yourself, then you work out. But you do it for you.”
  • On The OC: “I do miss Summer terribly. The OC was the most phenomenal time. I saw Mischa at Cannes, but I honestly miss everyone from the show.”
  • On fame: “I do fall out of cars, but not because I am drunk, but because I am clumsy. I think the girls who come to fame younger fall into all that [partying], but I did it before I became famous. I mean, I was 21 when The OC started, Mischa was 16. I can’t imagine dealing with that kind of success at that age. My life may have been very different if I had started out that young.”

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To read what Rachel had to say about her style and designing, just read more.

  • On fashion and designing: “I would love to do some more designing, but only if I could do it properly,” says Rachel. “I think Sienna Miller’s clothing line with her sister [Twenty8Twelve] is really clever and the Olsen twins make great clothes with The Row and Elizabeth and James. They are examples of talented people who have done it right. Some people just put their name on stuff, but those guys are authentic and know what they are doing because they have good taste. That’s the difference.”

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