DUBAI — Mischa Barton is turning her focus to fashion design.
The sometime actress and regular tabloid fodder launched her contemporary collection, Mischa, at an event in Dubai Mall’s Rivaage Boutique Wednesday night.
The signature apparel line, a collaboration with her mother, Nuala, is reminiscent of the retro Bohemian style the actress made famous while starring on the hit show “The O.C.” from 2003 to 2006.
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the fashion line “gives me an opportunity to take out my creative energies.”
The pieces, manufactured in China, retail for between $45 and $450. The collection had a soft launch two months ago online, selling out within days without any marketing. “It’s for women ranging from 15 to 35. There are different pieces that will appeal to different styles, but the main thing is I wanted it to feel functional and easy to wear,” Barton told WWD. “My sister, who’s 36 and a barrister in London, wears a lot of it.”
This is Barton’s second trip to Dubai. She came for the lavish launch party of the Atlantis Hotel on the Palm Jumeirah in 2008. She described her visit as “one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.”
She returned to Dubai to launch her collection because there was a strong demand for her accessories line, which she has been designing since 2009. “It wasn’t even available in this market, but women really made a great effort to get the bags,” she said.
Next up for actress-turned-entrepreneur is a 1,000-square-foot store opening in London’s Spitalfields area next month. The store, which she said has a “vintage feel,” will carry her clothing and accessories line as well as a range of Mischa Barton-branded cosmetics. “I’m not looking at being mass market. I’d like to grow the business organically,” she said.
This venture is very much a family business for Barton. Her mother is managing the business aspects of the brand and said it is fully a family-run business and, at the moment, they have no outside investors. They plan to grow the business in whatever direction the demand dictates. “Before we’ve even launched the London flagship, we’ve gotten requests for franchises in China,” said Nuala Barton.
She added they hope to bring the line to the U.S. by the end of the year.
Twelv Magazine have released a preview of Mischa’s cover shoot and magazine spread for their May 2012 issue (which I believe is also the first issue ever for the magazine). Check out the interview excerpt, photos and on set video below
Tell our readers about your role in the upcoming re-make of the Japanese horror film, Apartment 1303 3D. There was a lot of creative difference on that. I’m really proud of the way I did my character, like strong, tough. But I’ll be interested to see – to be honest, when it comes to the way they do the 3D and everything else. They fired the director very early on, Daniel Fridell, who was the whole reason that I partook in the whole thing. They fired him, and some other guy who’s never directed before directed [the film]. So it’ll be really interesting to see how it turns out. Honestly, I think it could have been amazing; it could have been really next level. We’ll see how it turns out. But, I like the character I play, Lara Slate. She’s a really, really cool girl. She’s very tough and boyish, and now that I’m older, I have a lot of that dude thing in me, where I was a lot more delicate when I was young. It’s one of the first roles I’ve gotten to play where I was straight tough female, don’t mess with me. That, I was really into. She’s pretty ghetto, that character. I based her very loosely on the girl from Fish Tank, which I think is an incredible film. I’ll be interested to see what they do with it.
Tell our readers about your role in the upcoming re-make of the Japanese horror film, Apartment 1303 3D.
There was a lot of creative difference on that. I’m really proud of the way I did my character, like strong, tough. But I’ll be interested to see – to be honest, when it comes to the way they do the 3D and everything else. They fired the director very early on, Daniel Fridell, who was the whole reason that I partook in the whole thing. They fired him, and some other guy who’s never directed before directed [the film]. So it’ll be really interesting to see how it turns out. Honestly, I think it could have been amazing; it could have been really next level. We’ll see how it turns out. But, I like the character I play, Lara Slate. She’s a really, really cool girl. She’s very tough and boyish, and now that I’m older, I have a lot of that dude thing in me, where I was a lot more delicate when I was young. It’s one of the first roles I’ve gotten to play where I was straight tough female, don’t mess with me. That, I was really into. She’s pretty ghetto, that character. I based her very loosely on the girl from Fish Tank, which I think is an incredible film. I’ll be interested to see what they do with it.
So you’re opening up a store in London this spring?
Yes, soon, end of May. It’s just for the handbags. And I’m doing makeup as well, which I’m really proud of. The makeup is really great—that’s to round out the store— because the idea behind the store was sort of ‘70s Biba-esque thing. I wanted it to be almost a vibe, a hangout. People seem to get a very specific vibe from me, just because I know what I like and what I don’t like. That’s the way my taste goes: it’s either yes or no. There’s very rarely a middle-ground with me where I’m like, oh, it’s okay. My dream for it was to be a hang-out, an idea, a feeling. Back in London in the day, you used to walk into Biba and buy anything from incense, because you loved the company and that’s what you could afford, to you know, work your way up this coat that you adored. Eventually, they even sold baked beans in a can. That’s obviously not where we’re headed but— [laughs] designer baked beans. I just wanted it to be something that was indicative of my style and taste and made kids feel good about themselves. It makes you feel good about yourself if you can be a part of the company and part of the vibe.
(See the full article on this incredible artist in the 1st issue of TWELV magazine)
And here is the cover preview – May 2012 “Love”
Inspired by LOVE photographers with creative subjects, giving them the energy and vibrancy to produce memorable and talked-about photographs, which will then be incorporated with carefully selected, provoking interviews meant to stimulate the perceptions of our audiences. In our art pages we focus on various types of artists, including Joe Mckenna, Erwin Wurm, Nick Vaesey, Yayoi Kusama and Anna Gaskell including photographers, movie directors, and fashion stylists. They each have different concepts and ways to express their creativity and using our unique perspective, we bring out these people’s qualities.
Beautiful actress Mischa Barton made a name for herself and weaved her way into our hearts playing “Marissa Cooper” on The O.C.
Almost ten years later, the actress and fashion designer has launched her first fashion and beauty venture, Mischa’s Place! Along with a fabulous bohemian fashion collection, Mischa Barton presents a new range of skincare and makeup.
In this month’s Beauty Box, you are treated to Luscious Lips; a hydrating lip protector with a beautiful hint of classic colour. This luxurious gloss combination protects with SPF 15 and hydrates with vitamins to make your lips extra kissable.
We took some time out to get to know Mischa a little bit better, and learn more about her “beauty dos!”
Icebreaker question! Tell us three facts about yourself (but make sure one isn’t true – we’ll see if our readers can guess which one it is)!
– I like to write and draw in my sketchbook
– I follow a strict cleansing and toning beauty regime
– I am always trying out new make-up looks.
Name 5 things you find beautiful?
– A California sunset
– My doggies
– The outdoors
Name 5 things you find beautiful in you?
I find this is difficult to answer but I think inner beauty is the most important thing a person can have.
Favourite beauty product of all time and why?
– I love the entire Benefit range.
When it comes to the scent of a product – what kind of fragrance are you drawn to?
I like scent to be subtle and under-stated. I go for a clean fresh fragrance.
What kind of “beauty secrets” do you swear by? Any unusual ones?
I love to make a Kiwi Facial Cleanser – it consists of kiwi fruit, plain yogurt, orange water, almond oil, honey, ground almonds, and citrus essential oil.
How about “beauty regrets”?
Probably not always having an amazing moisturizer with sunblock.
Because you’ve spent your life in the public eye, you are constantly under scrutiny: how would you advise other women to deal with the judgement of others?
Be strong in who you are and just don’t not worry about other people’s opinions.
How does your personal style compliment your makeup and vice versa?
Depending on the occasion, I try to compliment the colors and style of my outfits to my make-up.
What was the process of creating your own beauty products for Mischas Place like?
Lots of research goes into the development of any kind of cosmetic. Everything is tested to make sure its the highest of quality and I try everything myself. The fun part is choosing the colour ranges!
Source: She Said Beauty
Acting fashion: Mischa Barton
Actress Mischa Barton talks to FE about hiking, chocolate and her love of clothes
British-American actress Mischa Barton launched her eponymous handbag label in 2008. Now in its eighth season, the brand releases its debut clothing offer and opens its first flagship store in London’s Spitalfields district this spring.
I knew I’d made it when… the paparazzi chased me incessantly.
The person who influenced me the most was… my mum.
You wouldn’t know it, but I’m really interested in… music and art.
When the weekend comes I… go on hikes and take care of my dogs.
Growing up I wanted to be… an actress, or somehow involved in fashion.
The thing I want to do before I retire is… travel the world. I love seeing different cultures and places.
I spent my first pay packet on… clothes – even as a little girl I had a love of fashion.
Doing this job allowed me to meet… a lot of very special people and pursue other creative endeavours such as my bag and clothing collections.
If I wasn’t doing this I\’d be… involved in the arts in some capacity.
The reason I still get up in a morning is… because I have so much creative passion.
It’s because of this job I drive a… Mercedes Benz.
I treat myself by… being pampered in a spa and nail salon.
I wish I could resist… chocolate – it’s my guilty pleasure.
My unfulfilled ambition is… having a family one day.
When I’ve retired I want people to say… that I always did my best.
Source: Fashion Extras
This is Mischa’s cover for the upcoming May 2012 issue of Nylon Korea. Thanks to Elco for sending it through. You can also visit the Nylon Korea website to see other promotional banners using the cover image.
According to Mischa’s Twitter page (@MischAmazing), Mischa will be appear on Fashion Police with Joan Rivers and Kelly Osbourne. The show airs on the E! network but I’m not sure if Mischa will appear in this week’s episode or if it was filmed for a later date.
Doing E! Fashion Police this morning with Joan, Kelly and Melissa ! Should be a blast!
This has been an odd title to follow, lol! I think we first heard of Mischa joining this project back in February 2009. Everything seemed to be going fine until things stopped and everything went silent. Then last year, another article comes out announcing Willa Holland, Drew Van Acker, Rumer Willis and Matt Dallas as Mischa’s co-stars. Again, it feels like things have picked up. Then shortly after that, silence. Only this time the project disappears from IMDb altogether seemingly indicating that The Sicnece of Cool was not meant to be.
But today, a new article comes out with a new write-up on financing and a new cast member: Nick Krause. Since this new article only talks about Mischa and Nick, I’ve got no idea if any of the original cast or crew are still behind the movie. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. And we’ll also have to wait and see if this new article leads to an actual production commitment.
As an aside, the article indicates that Mischa will possibly be starring in another movie called Love Blurs Boundaries. Read the full article below:
Bal has role on new film
A PLYMOUTH man has bagged a role in an American movie.
But Bal Kumar won’t be on screen – he’ll be organising the finance for teen comedy The Science of Cool.
Bal, a director and writer, is the British producer for the film which will star Mischa Barton (of US and UK TV hit The OC) and Nick Krause (who played alongside George Clooney in Oscar-nominated comedy-drama The Descendants).
He hopes a spin-off from the US job will help push his feature directorial debut in a personal project, UK drama Love Blurs Boundaries.
Bal, 40, said: “The connection came because of connections through my film.
“They are looking to finance The Science of Cool here, but it will be shot in America.
“I also have Mischa reading for my film and the US connection means it will have a distributor there.”
He describes the new comedy as much in the spirit of Weird Science, the 1985s hit in which two teens create a real woman using a computer program. The Science of Cool has a couple of science geeks having their socially inept lives transformed by a laboratory formula which transforms them into hunks. But their problems are not over.
The budget is tiny by US movie standards, but the money required, up to £1.75m, dwarfs that needed for Love Blurs Boundaries. Bal is about half way there to the £500,000 needed for the British film which he plans to begin shooting this summer with a cast including Wil Johnson (Waking The Dead) and Kayvan Novak (George Clooney vehicle Syriana and award-winning British comedy Four Lions).
He describes the British project as a 21st century take on Romeo and Juliet with a cross-cultural theme.
Bal’s previous projects include several short films, with writing and director credits, among them Mother’s Journey about two migrants’ move to Britain from India.
His work has attracted international attention and been shown at the London Film festival.
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been involved as a producer and co-producer on larger projects including Cuckoo (with Richard E Grant) and Hard Shoulder (starring Wil Johnson), experience which has helped with financing and casting Love Blurs Boundaries.
He loves on the Hoe and divides his time between completing a PhD on the representation of minorities in cinema and teaching drama and performance to disabled adults in the city.
“The Science of Cool is so exciting,” says Bal. “This could be a career changer for me.”