Rachel Bilson decided to design a shoe range so she could always find footwear that fits her.

The 31-year-old actress was keen to create a range of pumps and sandals because she can never get footwear in her size - five in the US and two in the UK - but thanks to her collaboration with designer Steve Madden and her stylist and friend Nicole Chavez, her worries have been alleviated.

She said: ''Shoes definitely came in first place when I was deciding what kind of line to launch.

''I am a size 5 [UK size 2], so I always had difficulty finding exactly the shoes I wanted in such a small size. Now I'm able to design based on the voids I find in my own closet - and I can always get my size!''

Rachel might also be set to launch a range of high heeled going out shoes after admitting she opts for the type of footwear when she hits the town to add some height to her look.

She added to Vogue.com: ''My personal style is pretty organic. In my everyday life I'm a flats and cosy sweater kind of girl, but in my going out life I prefer something a little more sophisticated and body conscious - and definitely a heel for height.''

The Rachel Bilson and Nicole Chavez ShoeMint collection is available in the US and UK and features ballet pumps ranging from £38 and heeled sandals from £50.