Melbourne Cup organisers have lured their first celebrity to the November racing extravaganza, with Mischa Barton set to attend the Dublin-themed Emirates Marquee.
Barton is currently combining highly successful careers in both fashion and entertainment. Next month, she returns to the stage in an Irish production of Steel Magnolias with Australian actress Anne Charleston.
Born to an Irish mother and with a grandfather who was Gaelic language professor at the University of Belfast, organisers hope Ms Barton will be a glamorous addition to the exclusive Irish-themed Emirates Marquee on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.
It has been inspired by the famous landmarks of Ireland’s capital and Trinity College. Ms Barton will then join the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) chairman Michael Burn to watch the race in the Chairman’s Suite.
“I am so looking forward to being a guest of Emirates and the Victoria Racing Club at the Emirates Melbourne Cup,” said Ms Barton.
“I am excited to visit Flemington racecourse and witness what I understand is an extraordinary fashion spectacle.
“Being of Irish descent, I’m sure I will feel right at home in the Emirates Marquee and I can’t wait to be involved in this world-famous event.”
Mr Burn said the VRC was looking forward to welcoming the international beauty to Flemington for Emirates Melbourne Cup Day. “Ms Barton’s presence emphasises the international appeal of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.
“We have no doubt her time at Flemington will be one that she fondly remembers,” he said.
Boutros Boutros, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication, Emirates Airline, said: “We are delighted to host Mischa Barton on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, as we celebrate Dublin, which earlier this year joined Emirates’ ever expanding global network.”
Joining Barton on her trip to Australia will be her boyfriend, London-based actor Sebastian Knapp. The pair will reportedly spend time at Emirates luxurious Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, located in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Mischa Barton feels “lucky” not to have been on the “receiving end” of Karl Lagerfeld’s taunts.
The iconic designer caused a stir earlier this year when he branded British singer Adele “a little too fat” and said that the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa Middleton “should only show her back.”
Mischa is glad she gets on well with the controversial clothes creator.
“Look, Karl’s always been amazing to me and my career. I have nothing negative to say about him. I think he said once I was the ‘face of a generation’ or something ridiculous,” she told the British edition of OK! magazine. “I’ve flown all around the world to go to different Chanel events.
“But this is not great. You wouldn’t want that said about you, but I’ve been lucky not to be on the receiving end!”
Mischa is full of praise for Prince William’s wife Catherine. The actress – who recently unveiled her own clothing boutique in London – admires the British royal’s chic sense of style.
“I think she’s perfect. I like her style. She always looks put together, cute and pretty. I definitely wouldn’t change her,” she said.
“I think she’s a much more positive role model than most we see in ads and magazines. During the Olympics it’s given people so many more positive role models and she’s been one of the existing ones we look up to who’s positive and healthy and cool.”
Source: Belfast Telegraph
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Additional candids of Mischa outside the Merrion Hotel in Dublin have added. Same day as the shots below, just different time.
Candids of Mischa with Anne Charleston outside the RTE Studios in Dublin, Ireland have been added. The ladies were together again to appear on Saturday Night with Miriam for their upcoming Steel Magnolias stage production. Hopefully a video of the segment will make its way online soon.
Photos of Mischa from the photographer of her Heat spread (posted below) Peter Pedonomou have been added. These shots are stunning! I especially love the candid looking shot
Scans of Mischa’s hair tutorial spread from Heat magazine in the UK have been added. Big thanks to both Sarah and Adrian for sending in scans!!
From the same issue, I’ve also added a scan of Heat covering Mischa’s store opening.
And a couple of preview shots from the set of Mischa’s Heat UK shoot.