Young stylist Rachel Bilson

Published on 31 July 2010

Rachel Bilson used to drive her mother to despair over her insistence on choosing her own outfits from a young age.

Rachel Bilson started dressing herself when she was just two.
The 28-year-old actress has had a flair for fashion since growing up surrounded by "amazing fashionistas" but admits she used to infuriate her mother with her insistence on choosing her own clothes.
She explained to InStyle magazine: "I just loved clothes. I was dressing myself at two years old.
"Oh, my mom wanted to pull her hair out. She was like, 'I have a little girl, now I can dress her and do her hair', and I wouldn't let her do either."
Despite loving the fashion industry, the brunette beauty gets frustrated with the amount of pressure placed on young girls to look good.
She said: "You know what I hate? The amount of attention that is put on weight and body image. It is so backwards and sends out the wrong message. 'What do you eat? Do you work out?' It's not what young girls should be stressing about. They look up to these actresses and read about plastic surgery and what they do and don't eat. I eat, I love food. I wanna eat when I wanna eat. If you're not feeling good about yourself then you work out. But you do it for you."