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Rachel Bilson Changes Her Zip Code

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Despite a later-in-life affinity for The O.C. (we hopped on the bandwagon around season four), we were never really huge Rachel Bilson fans until she emerged as something of a fashion darling after the show’s demise. A big 3.1 Phillip Lim devotee, she turned out for the Vogue-sponsored one-year anniversary party for the designer’s L.A. store in a head-to-toe look from a past collection and makeup to match the line’s dressed-up, down-to-earth aesthetic. A clean face, pink blush on the apples of her cheeks, and mascara on both the top and bottom lashes spelled put-together but not overdone, which seemed a bit more young Hollywood than Orange County to us. You?

Photo: Jeff Vespa / Wire Image

Herbal Essences, And The Resurrection of Mischa Barton

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If you’ve been scratching your head at the influx of Mischa Barton paparazzi shots on offer last week, first at the Couture shows and then at the very elite gathering that was the Annual Sidaction AIDS Benefit Gala, then we’ve got another mind bender for you: The O.C. actress, who left her California zip code (and career) behind last year for the brighter pastures of Paris, is the new face of Herbal Essences in Europe (yes, that’s teal mascara she’s wearing in the ad image at left). We are telling ourselves that Barton’s star power must be significantly stronger across the pond, although any legitimate reasons as to why she is experiencing something of a revival at the moment are welcomed. We were under the impression that her marketability died with Marissa Cooper, but apparently we were wrong.

Photo: Courtesy of Clairol

Photo: Courtesy of Clairol