Monday, September 26, 2011

Hart of Dixie Blogger Sneak Peek

Rachel graciously posing with Kate and me. She's gorgeous!


Last week I was fortunate enough to be the + 1 of Kate from Nautical By Nature and accompany her to a special event centering around the new CW show, Hart of Dixie. We were sent advance copies of the pilot and last Tuesday we all came together to discuss the show's fashion with the Costume Designer, Meredith Markworth-Pollack, and star Rachel Bilson.

First thing's first - the show is pretty fantastic! Hart of Dixie is about a New York doctor, Zoe Hart played by Bilson, who has career setback and ends up in a small Alabama town. It's a total culture shock and many of the town's residents want her gone as badly as she wants to up and leave. In addition to the cat fights, potential love interests, and medical drama, fashion is a huge part of the show. In fact, it was the reason that about 10-15 bloggers gathered at Warner Bros. studios last week.

The night consisted of a Q & A session with Bilson and Markworth-Pollack, the opportunity to speak with these talented ladies one-on-one, and hands on costume examination. Super cool! The clothing was amazing, jewelry dazzling, and the shoes - I want one of each pair. Markworth-Pollack did a great job of defining the character's styles. Ladies, she has a great deal of costume design experience, having worked on Gossip Girl. Yup, and I got to be in her presence!


Rachel and Meredith. Rachel described how she adores oversized sweaters.


Meredith is such a talented woman!


The event was held on set, at the town's bar. I literally felt like I was really at a watering hole.


Let's take a look at Zoe's wardrobe. I'm totally smitten over the sleek, sophisticated items that Bilson's character sports. I would definitely rock all of the pieces.


My favorite outfit of Zoe's thus far.


Overjoyed for oxfords!


Lots of stripes, shorts, and blazers.


Now onto co-star, Jamie King, and her character, Lemon Breeland, who is the epitome of a Southern Belle. You can totally see how her vintage, conservative ensembles would clash with the style of an independent female New Yorker's. Zoe and Lemon's wardrobes are just as polar opposite as their personalities.


This dress was made custom for Lemon. Look at that tiny waist!


absolutely.stunning.


Every belle needs a proper hat.


Hey, look who I ran into! It's Annemarie of Brunch at Saks! Such a great surprise.



What do you think about the Hart of Dixie costume design? All of the items were stunning! I was most impressed with the fact that the goal was to dress the characters in fashionable, brand name clothing, yet try to find the items at stores that everyday women can shop at like Loehmann's and NET-A-PORTER.

Be sure to tune in for the Hart of Dixie series premiere on the CW tonight (Monday, September 26) at 9pm! It's a terrific show and you won't want to miss out. See if you can spot some of the items from this post in the pilot episode!


44 comments:

Kelly said...

Cool!! You look so super cute in your blazer :-) And could Rachel get ANY MORE adorable?? What a fun event-- love seeing the shoes!!!

Lindsay said...

Omg so jealous!! I can't wait for this show!

tara said...

How fun! Rachel Bilson is so cute and this show looks really good!

AMY said...

WOW WOW WOW........How COOL! I've been excited and waiting for this show!

And plus I have a major girl crush on Rachel Bilson! She's so GORGEOUS!

Great pics!

Leanna Vera said...

I've been looking forward to the premiere of this show for so long...I cannot wait to watch it tonight! It seems like that was such a fun event. Thanks for sharing all your pictures!

Staley Mc said...

So so jealous! It looks like such a great time! I can't wait to see the show!

Amanda said...

OH how fun! Such a great opportunity for you! I'm so excited for the premiere (and for GG tonight!). Hope you had a great weekend :)

sarah - dodeline design said...

This is so cool, I love them both!

Jessica said...

I'm so excited for this show!! I'm going to be recording it because I can't watch it live tonight, but I will definitely be tuning in!

Delaney said...

How cool!

Christina said...

Sooooo fun! And I’m so jealous! I love the clothes and I really like that they try to dress them in things we can buy. Smart women! Hart of Dixie is my most anticipated CW show. I love Rachel Bilson. I had no idea Jamie King was in it, and I love her too, so that’s a nice surprise. I’ll be watching!

Miranda said...

How exciting! I have to show ready to tape on my DVR...also i love those oxfords!!!!

Christianna said...

This is awesome! I can't wait to check out this show! The fashion looks brilliant, and the story line sounds like a lot of fun! Plus I've missed Rachel on TV. So it's good things all around! What an awesome, fun experience for you!

Josie said...

I'm so excited for this premiere! I love Rachel Bilson and she seems so sweet. Glad you had such a fab time!
xo Josie
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Mel said...

That looks like so much fun! Rachel is beautiful. How do I get that hair?!

Jodi said...

That looks like such a fun time! Lucky you for getting to go.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Awwww, Rachel is still as adorable as I remember her. And yes, cannot wait to watch it tonight and look at all the fashion. :) Great post girl. :)

Marina said...

Wow, Rachel is really beautiful! It really seems like you had a good time!

Becky said...

My DVR is definitely set! I'm super jealous that you got to meet Rachel, how exciting!

The City Boy said...

so fun! how did you end up getting to meet them/go on this trip?

Shutterbug said...

You lucky girl! It sounds like you had a blast!

And I bet Rachel was prettier in person! I wish her all the best in her new show!

inHERshoes said...

oh my gosh, such a hollywood moment! love it! rachel bilson is pretty!

Amy Rene said...

that looks like s much fun!

Claire Kiefer said...

Leeann, this is SO EXCITING! Rachel Bilson is one of my favorites, and yes, she is gorgeous! How cool that you got to meet her (& attend this event in general!). You look adorable & inspire me to try out a blazer . . . I've never worn them before but they look great on you so I'm curious!

Ashley said...

Ahh! What an awesome post!!! Rachel Bilson looks like a sweetheart in person, too. I'm so jealous! I can't wait to start watching more of her new show.

And I also love Annemarie's blog! What an awesome weekend you had, lady! Hope you have an equally amazing week :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

Oh my HOLY CRAP!!! I LOVE RACHEL BILSON!!! She is my favorite celebrity for sure.

Allison said...

Omg, Rachel Bilson is seriously one of my favorites, and definitely my favorite fashion icon. She's GORGEOUS in all your pictures - nice to see that it's not all airbrushing! ;) And I love, love, love your blazer, girl! What an amazing opportunity for you :)
Can't wait to watch Hart of Dixie - it looks adorable and I'm so happy Rachel is on another show! (Because as I'm sure you know, The OC is still my most favorite show). xox

Whitney said...

I'm so jealous! How did you get so lucky? I'm can't wait to watch it! I recorded it on my DVR. Excited!

la petite fashionista said...

how fun!! i was always a huge fan of the O.C. and watched the premiere tonight and loved it. Rachel's one of my favorite actresses and i love anything set in the south :D the costuming was perfect; i know i'm going to love the southern belle wardrobe!

tessica said...

What an awesome opportunity! It looks like you had a great time!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! What a fantastic event - I LOVE Rachel Bilson! :)

love jenny xoxo said...

awesome post!! You're so lucky!! I saw that show on last night but I didn't catch it... but I might have to tune in! Rachel is gorgeous and she reminds me of the OC which I loved!!

XOXO

ae said...

How fun! I always dread shows that are based in the South. I usually do not watch them at all because I cannot handle the horrible Southern accents. I might have to give this show a chance.

Sick by Trend said...

wow! this is amazing! look like an amazing time for you! Love Rachel

xx

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Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

That's so awesome. I love Rachel Bilson, she's so adorable.

Miss Lindsay said...

Sooooo soo jealous of you and Kate!! This event looked awesome. I have the show on my DVR and can't wait to watch it.

Miss Angie said...

How much fun is that-that's amazing! She's so pretty.

shopgirl said...

That's so coooool! I would have been so psyched! You look pretty calm Leeann! I'm so glad you had a great time!

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Southern California Chic said...

How fun! It's amazing what the blogger world opens up! I can't wait to watch the first episode (waiting on my box!)

XO Lucy

LR {sixtwelveplace} said...

Oh wow, what an amazing opportunity! Rachel Bilson is always the cutest and so stylish- and Zoe Hart was no different. I loved the pilot and of course, the clothes!

Mimi said...

i think it's so cool that you got to meet rachel bilson and the show's costume designer! i loved zoe's clothes -- i would seriously love to wear all of her outfits! :D

<3, Mimi
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Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris said...

Cool! Seems like you had a great time together!

xoxo
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Marz said...

My twinkie Micaela LOVES Rachel Bilson so I had to call her and brag on you :) OMG how exciting!! And you look absolutely beautiful in that picture with her :) What a fun & amazing time - lucky girl!!! I record the premiere, but haven't had a chance to watch it just yet. It looks super cute! We use to love watching her as Summer on the O.C. :)

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Such a great post, Leeann! It was so much fun meeting you and Kate! xx