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Mischa Heads to India

According to Mischa’s offical blog, Mischa will be heading to India over the weekend to begin production on her next film: Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain. The update also features a new video blog where Mischa talks about her favourite cities.

Random Stuff

Nothing specific to post about today but here are a couple of random things floating around in the media currently:

  • First up, Mischa’s blog has been updated with a few different things including the smackdown of a rumour from InTouch Magazine.
  • Rumours are circulating that Mischa has been approached for a guest-starring role on Ugly Betty. The rumour initially started with Star magazine so don’t put too much stock in this.
  • Mischa’s nude scene in Closing the Ring has been named the Best Nude Scene of the Year by MrSkin.com. This news was actually published in nearly all of Australia’s leading newspapers earlier this week and as a result, Australia’s biggest online DVD retailer has now sold out of Closing the Ring! Evidently sex really does sell.
  • Shantel VanSanten (Mischa’s co-star in You and I) was briefly interviewed recently and had this to say about Mischa: “Working with Mischa Barton was a pleasure. We both gained so much from working one another. As far as the content of the movie goes our characters ARE two girls who fall in love with each other and become romantically involved.” For the full interview, click here.
  • Finally, it looks like Mischa’s low-budget pshychological thriller Walled In is heading straight to DVD. Fangoria Online has the street date set for February 24th, 2009. Thanks to Marie for this tip. On a personal note, I wish Mischa would work on some studio movies as all these independent films keep getting shelved. :(

London Candids

A few candids of Mischa at the Bureau Club for the Roisin Murphy afterparty in London from November 29th have been added. Thanks to Marie!

New Face of Herbal Essences

It seems that Times Online from the UK has leaked news that Mischa will apparently be the new face of Herbal Essences from January 2009.

“While the LA babe Mischa Barton confessed at a Herbal Essences event (she is the new face of the brand from January) that her only beauty disasters had come courtesy of “fake tanners — I hate the stuff!”

We obviously won’t know if this is complete truth or how large her role will be until an official press announcement is released but nevertheless this is extremely exciting news! Thanks to Maz for the tip.

Official Site Updated

Just a quick update to mention that Mischa’s official site has been updated with a new video blog. Check it out here! This video blog is about her work with Save the Children.

This Fashion Life: Mischa Barton

Actress turned handbag designer Mischa Barton tells Laura Jackson about her inspirations and love of vintage shopping.

How did Mischa Barton handbags come about?
I was approached by a manufacturer in Hong Kong who was keen to work with me, and I was attracted to the fact that they would let me design under my own name. The team was very open-minded, and let me be as funky or classic as I wanted with my designs. At the moment the collection is just available in the UK and Republic of Ireland and I like the exclusivity of that. Spring 09 is the second season I have designed for, and I feel people have more confidence in what I do now.


What can we expect from the brand for spring 09?
There are more wallets and purses this season and I’ve been working on improving the clasps. There are more studs and metalwork, which are inspired by catwalk designs. One of my favourite designs is a classic black handbag with an embossed logo. I like understated pieces.

Where do you get your inspiration?
I collaborate with other people when we are choosing fabrics and designs, so it is quite a back and forth process, but my input comes from the vintage and classic bags I own, and translating that into something modern and affordable. In terms of the brand’s flower logo, that was something I came up with when I was doodling. I think it’s quite 1970s, a bit Biba, and it shows the bag is a Mischa Barton bag without me having my name splashed all over it.

Read Full Article. (Thanks to Maz)

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Aquaventure Water Park

Some really awesome photos of Mischa swimming with a Dolphin at the Atlantis Hotel have been added. It’s nice seeing her all natural and relaxed! Big thanks to Mel from our family site Blake Lively Web for the shots.

In other news, Mischa’s official site has been updated again with a new video blog from inside the Atlantis Hotel. The site also features a video of Mischa at a photoshoot posing with a Camels.

Grand Opening Atlantis

A whole bunch of additional photos of Mischa at the Grand Opening of Atlantis Hotel in Dubai have been added. Mischa is pictured with various different celebrities including Mary-Kate Olsen, Lily Allen and fashion designer Matthew Williamson.

Also added is a shot of Mischa at the after party following the Grand Opening.

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