Do or Don't: Rachel Bilson's Undone Hairstyle

It look like a faux bob, but it's actually a braid.
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It look like a faux bob, but it's actually a braid.
Rachel Bilson - Chanel dinner for the NRDC in LA, May 2013

Remember when I saw Rachel Bilson in real life last year? She's still one of my faves: tiny and cute, with great hair. (She was the original inspiration for my Ombré post, after all.) Plus, she wears eyeliner like it's nobody's business.

Since then, I always like to keep an eye out for her pics, like these ones that just rolled in from the recent Chanel dinner for the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). There aren't any shots from the back, so it's hard to say for sure... but it looks like we have some faux bob action going on here. Complete with some interesting highlight placements—but I think that's just the lighting. UPDATE: It's a braid! Not a bob. But still a bit strange from the front, right?

The back view is okay though:

Rachel Bilson - Chanel dinner for the NRDC in LA, May 2013

As for the front, help me out on this one, guys. It's not necessarily wrong, but it kind of goes a bit bouffant-looking... and you can see how I'd mistake it for a bad faux bob, right? (I prefer the kind that have more of a wavy texture and flat crown.)

Although I'm totally down with how Rachel has the pulled-out pieces at the front.

Rachel Bilson - Chanel dinner for the NRDC in LA, May 2013

See, isn't it growing on you a bit now? Hmmm...

It goes without saying that I adore the makeup. Important point about Rachel: VERY few people look this great with black liner all the way around the eyes. It's one of the things I'm most jealous of (since us light-eyed peeps can never achieve the same effect). But the teeth... bit yellow for a celeb, right? I think she must be a smoker. Double up on the Whitestrips, Rachel!

Tell me:

Is Rachel's hairstyle a good look?
Or would a regular updo have been better?
What do you think of her makeup?