It's nearly ten years since the California-set teen drama burst onto our screens, making a name for the beautiful Mischa Barton and her co-stars.The first season feels like ethereal pop art. The story's so engaging, the characters so colourful yet edgy. Yes, we all want to be California Girls if it means we can look like Marissa Cooper.
One of my favourite episodes (and the one that sold me on the series back in 2004) is The Debut. The fairytale wonderland of Newport society has its teenagers 'debut' into 'society' at a formal black tie event. The girls wear untouchable white, and they're 'given away' by their fathers to their dates at this elegant event.
To me, this dress is all about innocence and excitement. The way that you sometimes felt in your teens - life's about to start.