(Join the Gossip, Rachel Bilson, me)
We were driven by golf cart to the set (studios are like their own little cities!). The event took place in a bar that will be a main part of the show (sort of like the Peach Pit for 90210). Once inside you wouldn't even know you were on a set (unless you looked up and then saw tons of lights, cameras, and other film equipment!). The decor was very nautical and I really felt like I was in a small town in Alabama.
On one side of the room: racks of clothing, shoes and accessories for New Yorker Zoe Hart (played by Rachel Bilson).
I spy polkadots!
Lots of nautical stripes!
On the other side: clothing, shoes, and accessories for southern belle Lemon Breeland (played by Jaime King).
Lots of bows and pearls for Lemon
We were able to browse and take tons of photos. I saw so many things I would love to add to my closet!
A Chanel jacket? Yes, please!
Rachel Bilson and the show's costume designer, Meredith Pollack, did a question and answer session (unfortunately Jaime King was sick and couldn't make it). Rachel talked about her own style (lots of layering-she's a big fan of chunky sweaters paired with skirts and dresses) and where she loves to shop (mostly online shopping at the Outnet and Net-A-Porter, and Piperlime). Meredith talked about how Zoe will stay true to her New Yorker roots for awhile, despite the move to Alabama. Lemon's wardrobe is filled with yellow (with a name like Lemon what do you expect?) and is mostly vintage. Meredith has found some great pieces from old Warner Brothers projects and local store Polkadots & Moonbeams. We might even catch Lemon's friends in Lilly Pulitzer and Brooks Brothers in upcoming episodes. Meredith used to work on Gossip Girl so I am not surprised that Hart of Dixie has such an amazing wardrobe!
After the Q&A everyone mingled while going through the racks of clothing (I could have browsed for hours!). Rachel chatted more about her style and the show.
Meredith made this dress for Lemon! Reminds me of my Kate Spade dress
I went with Join the Gossip
I spotted Annabel Manners (we had met before) and Brunch at Saks recognized me! Both girls wrote their own recaps here and here