Summer Shopping List: What Rachel Bilson’s Stylist Can’t Live Without

It's no secret that we're pretty big fans of Rachel Bilson's style around these parts. (Slightly less public knowledge: Some of us also happen to watch her show, Hart of Dixie, regularly — seriously, have you seen it? So charming. And not just because that girl wears shorts like nobody else can. But we digress...)

And the woman who's responsible for her red-carpet looks? One of our industry favorites.
Nicole Chavez
wears quite a few hats. New mom, former costume designer, so-chic woman-about-town, brilliant creative force behind Shoemint, and of course celebrity we said, lots of hats. But she took some time out of her busy schedule to spill her list of summer musts — everything from the ultra-glam swimsuit that's going to find instant placement on your lust list, to a retro-inspired bed that makes us want a tour of her L.A. home, immediately. Click through, and get ready to update your summer shopping list!

Photo: Courtesy of Yu Tsai/Beachmint.
On The Beauty Front:

Go-To Nail Color
"No color — I'm just buffing my nails these days."

Hair-Care Obsession
"I only use shampoo and conditioner from the George Michael salon in Beverly Hills and New York."

Makeup Must
"Blue eyeliner."

Clockwise from the top right: NCLA Gloss It!, $11, available at NCLA; Chanel Le Crayon Khol in Marine, $28, available at Chanel; George Michael of Madison Avenue Shampoo and Conditioner, $18 each, available at Catherine's Salon.
On The Fashion Front:

Ultimate Summer Go-To
"On Shoemint, the Kelin is my favorite summer shoe and it's named after one of my best friends. I love the nude leather but I am so excited for it to come out in leopard this month. It looks great with denim cut-offs and long maxi skirts. They are comfortable to wear all day and they gives me a little height with the wedge."

Beachwear Essential
"Eres Swimwear."

Ultra-Glam Accessory Obsession
"Lanvin turban in black."

Shoe Obsession
"Zanotti gladiator sandal."

Clockwise from the top right: Nancy Meyer Eres Swimwear, $340, available at Nancy Meyer; Shoemint Kelin, $79.98, available at Shoemint; Lanvin Turban Headband, $199, available at Barneys; Giuseppe Zanotti Gladiator Sandal, $550, available at Barneys.
On The Life Front:

Best Buy for Baby

"Makie bibs."

"Colva Canopy Bed by Zuo Modern"

Daily Must-Read
"I don't have much time for books these days but I do enjoy reading my Womens Wear Daily every morning in bed."


TV Obsession


Soundtrack to Her Life
"Anything by Cat Stevens."

Clockwise from the top right: Makie Bib with Button, $15, available at Makie; Zuo Queensland Canopy Bed, $1,718.98, available at Amazon.
Photos: Girls poster, courtesy of HBO; WWD cover, courtesy of WWD.