updated 06/19/2008 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 06/19/2008 AT 11:00 AM ET
“I love the art and the museums. So far I have been hanging out, really – going to art exhibitions, lots of museums. I’ll have my place there for about a year,” the leggy, former O.C. star, 22, told PEOPLE at Pharrell Williams’s launch of his clothing brands Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream footwear at Harvey Nichols – which was the favorite department store of Absolutely Fabulous’s Patsy and Edina.
Barton liked what she saw there, too: Williams and his band N.E.R.D. “I am a fan,” she said. “I like to have a feel of different performers, so I am curious to see.”
Williams didn’t disappoint – performing four songs (among them, the hit “She Wants To Move”), showing off his abs to the cheering crowd and even delivering a peck or two to a couple of lucky female fans.