First shoes, now bags too! Rachel Bilson launches full accessories collection for cut-price ShoeMint label
21:53 GMT, 17 September 2012
Rachel Bilson has unveiled her first handbag collection with online retailer ShoeMint.
The 31-year-old actress has been collaborating with the website since last fall when she launched an affordable footwear range in partnership with Steve Madden.
All of her sports-inspired bag designs are priced at a purse-friendly $79.98, and are available in a combination of colours including neon pink, yellow and forest green.
Design talents: Rachel Bilson has unveiled her debut handbag collection available on shopping website Mint
Looks to suit all: All of Misss Bilson's bags are priced at a purse-friendly $79.98 in a combination of colours
Satchels, totes, and clutches are included in the line and it is likely Miss Bilson drew design inspiration for from some of her favourite handbag labels including Burberry, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton.
Commenting on her Schoolboy Satchel model, which comes in three different colour ways, she noted: 'I love the extra attitude the neon trim gives.'
Actress Miss Bilson has expanded her design repertoire with a handbag collection
As with her shoe line, Miss Bilson co-designed the 13-piece accessories range under the ShoeMint label with celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez.
Ms Chavez, whose client list includes Scarlett Johansson Nikki Reed, and Kristen Bell, launched her career working in the wardrobe department of the Fox Network series The O.C. – the show which also catapulted Miss Bilson to fame.
On signing up to join the Mint fashion
website users are requested to take a personalty quiz to determine their
style and once a member they are sent monthly product recommendations via Twitter and Facebook.
by 2010 by serial entrepreneur Diego Berdakin and Myspace veteran Josh
Berman, the shopping channel has more than one million members
Miss Bilson previously said: 'As a designer, I’m always exploring new mediums.'
celebrities to design for the Mint brand include Kate Bosworth,
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake.
2008, Miss Bilson released her own clothing line, Edie Rose, for DKNY
Jeans and a home dcor line of the same name is currently in Macy's.
She is currently shooting season two of her series Hart of Dixie, which premieres October 2 on The CW.
In the show, she stars as Dr. Zoe Hart, a Yankee who moves to Alabama to take over her father's medical practice.
Contemporary chic: Scuba Satchel in White and Bone (left) and the Carry All Tote in Neon Pink (right)
One size fits all: The Schoolboy Satchel in Black Patent (left) and the Scuba Satchel in Black (left)