Here is a preview of one of the upcoming advertisements from Mischa’s handbag collection. The line seems to be doing extremely well with regular sell outs at ASOS, Debenhams and John Lewis in the UK. As mentioned, the collection also just recently launched in Australia (through David Jones) and is also available in Scandinavia.
To all the Aussies who visit, Mischa’s handbag collection has launched in Australia. They are available at David Jones stores across the country. At this stage we aren’t sure if the bags are available at every store but if you’d like to purchase one, maybe ring ahead and find out if your nearest store has them. They apparently only went on sale in Australia within the last week or two so the line is just brand new. From the prices I saw, expect to pay upwards of $100 (Australian dollars) for most styles currently available.
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.
Nothing specific to post about today but here are a couple of random things floating around in the media currently:
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!
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.
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)