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.
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!
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!