Most Stylish New Yorkers 2011: Michelle Trachtenberg

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Name: Michelle Trachtenberg

Occupation: Actress

East Coast Edge: The native Manhattanite, who is guest starring on Showtime's Weeds (Mondays at 10 pm), calls her style 'rocker chic." "When I'm in L.A., I'm usually the only one in black or grey, and everyone else is in hot pink! New Yorkers definitely have a sleeker, less flashy way of dressing."

Quick picks: "I love to shop, I just don't like to try things on! So I stick to the brands that I know: H&M, Topshop and Barneys," says Trachtenberg, who co-designed a pair of 4-inch heels for Stuart Weitzman's Young Hollywood Cares Collection, which raises money for ovarian cancer research. Her favorite designers include Marchesa, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Chanel and Stella McCartney.

Red carpet rave: "I wore a light lavender Marchesa gown to the School Of American Ballet Winter Ball at Lincoln Center in March. I felt like a Grecian goddess!" says the actress, who admires the style of Gwyneth Paltrow. "She's flawless! She pushes the envelope but always keeps it classy."

QUOTE: "I always tend to wear black. When in doubt, skinny jeans and a black V-neck sweater is a fool proof outfit."