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Mischa for LADYGUNN: The Crush Issue

Mischa appears in the current issue of LADYGUNN magazine with the most in-depth interview we’ve read from her in quite a while. It’s a great read with some beautiful photos.

On what makes Mischa happy:
“I would have to say music. Music and books. My vinyl collection is imperative to my happiness.”

On the last movie that made Mischa cry:
“The last film I cried in was Harry Potter when Dumbledore died. That’s the kind of thing where I get attached to these characters.”

On the kind of people Mischa is drawn to in her personal life:
“Characters. People who are strong and independent. A little off-beat.”

On the projects Mischa is currently working on:
“It’s strange. Everyone keeps asking me about what I’m working on right now. But it’s quite the opposite. It’s about what projects I’m turning down, which identifies me as the actor I want to be. I’m in this funny phase in my career, where it’s super important to not do a project unless I’m super passionate about it. Because what you choose to take is how people are going to view you. It is hard, though. The way you want to go isn’t necessarily the way you get to go as an actor. This industry is run by fear. When you go too long without working, you have people hassling you. The jobs I choose to do will form who I am.”

On Mischa returning to television:
“Yes, for the right role. Although I’m more interested in guest star roles…During The OC, I was so young, it’s really a shame how these adults in my life and the media were able to portray me. So yes, now that I am adult and know who I am, I would return to television for the right role. But I definitely would keep more control on the environment. Television has been good to me, but it’s so overly publicized.

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The full interview is available in the current issue of LADYGUNN. Stockists are available here. Amongst conversation including Mischa’s handbag collection (mischabartonhandbags.com), her thoughts on Kindle, Mischa’s childhood crush, and her life/future in general, Mischa also goes on to talk more extensively about the topics listed above.

Story: Heather Seidler | Photographer: Joshua Spencer
Stylist: Natalie Toren | Hair: Ramsell Martinez | Makeup: Dina Gregg

Cosmo UK: Mischa’s Back!

To celebrate the seventh collection of Mischa Barton Handbags we caught up with the fancy dresser to talk the art of accessories, her plans for a clothing collection and what really happened with Rachel Zoe…

She’s still only 25 but Mischa Barton has lived a lot since we met her as Marissa Cooper in The O.C. There’s been highs and lows but her this season it’s safe to say she’s on the up and so is her handbag line, which is now in its seventh season no less.

With experimental fashion flare, it’s her individual approach to dressing that keeps us hooked on her look so we grilled the girl on how she sees her style and where she’s taking it to next.

What’s your style at the moment?

Recently it’s changed. People have seen me grow up in the public eye and so my style has grown up too. I went through a heavy bohemian phase but I cleared my whole wardrobe about eight months ago, and got rid of everything that was even kind of hippyish or even slightly floaty and paisley. It’s all in storage; I would never get rid of my clothes, a) It may come back, I may want to wear it again and b) I might want to give it to my kids, or friends. Now I’ve gone back to my New York-ey roots and these days I’m wearing streamlined things in mostly black, white and beige with accessories, and gold accents.

Do you work with a stylist?

No. It was well known for a long time that I worked with Rachel Zoe, but I never really ‘employed’ Rachel. It was more that she was a friend at the time – years ago. That’s the only stylist I ever sort-of worked with, she helped me pull clothes for red carpet events but she never dressed me; I was never dressed by anyone on a daily basis. I’ve always bought my own clothes and done my own thing when it comes to fashion, I do all my own wardrobe and I enjoy it! My thing with fashion is I genuinely love it, I love clothing and I love the way it makes you feel and I love design.

Do you follow any rules?

I’m tall so I don’t wear a lot of heels and I have huge respect for tailoring and getting your clothes altered so they fit right.

 

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Mischa Barton: ‘In Five Years I Want Kids & I Wanna Be Settled In The Country’!

We chatted with the star about her big return and her appearance on reality television, her future, and her handbag line.

After taking some time off, Mischa Barton is back on the scene — and she looks fantastic. The star was on hand, filming scenes for June Ambrose‘s reality show, at the A. Turen boutique for a preview of her latest handbag collection where we got to chat with her about her return to television.

“Everyone keeps throwing that word around and I’m okay with it cause I have definitely taken a break,” she said when we asked her if she considered this reality show to be her big comeback. “I’m definitely older, I’ve taken a break, I’ve been working in film and I’ve been really trying to lay low — although the occasional bullshit paparazzi stuff still seems to leak and I can never seem to fully get away with it. That’s okay, you know as long as people are really starting to concentrate on the right things again, which is the incredible amount of work that I do. Things are good. I’m really happy and it has been great working with June [Ambrose] on this. She has also been shooting the other half of the episode with Catherine Malandrino. I think it’s a great opportunity for people to see what I have been doing.”

While Mischa definitely wants to settle down eventually, she is definitely embracing her comeback. “Within five years I want kids and I wanna be settled in the country. I don’t wanna be bothered. I want to be really quite private and happy, so now is the time. I’m working hard and I love my work and I do think that I’m not a forever public person, so I think while I’m young and loving it and working hard to enjoy it. In five years from now I can see myself doing theater in London and living in the country. I almost feel ready for it now — but not really!”

Aside from her appearance on the reality show, Mischa also has three upcoming roles — including a staring role in a Lifetime movie. “I don’t think I knew what I was getting myself into with reality but it has been fun. I am a pretty private person but I think it’s good for people to see me and what I’m like cause there is so much suspicion out there. I think when you’re private and a little guarded it’s kind of shocking. I never read the stuff but I realize people think things and they believe the things they read, so it is good for people to see me on TV just being me. It has been good hanging out with June — she’s pretty wild but it’s fun!”

Source: Hollywood Life

June Ambrose’s Juniverse

Mischa Barton has cleaned up nicely, thanks to stylist June Ambrose. The actress, who looked chic in a white dress, showed up arm-in-arm with Ambrose at the Style360 after-party for clothing line Sachika at Avenue on Tuesday night. A camera crew followed both for Ambrose’s new VH1 reality show, “June Ambrose’s Juniverse.” When discussing locations to shoot, Barton was overheard saying that she “loves vintage stores, book shops and the Lower East Side.”
Source: New York Post

False Positive on Expecting?

As most of you know, Mischa was recently added to the cast list of the star-studded ensemble movie What to Expect When You’re Expecting on IMDb. Within the last 24 hours, Mischa’s name was removed from the list. So I guess this means Mischa won’t be part of the movie. If you’re a wishful thinker, the film is currently still in production with some lead actors not due on set until later in the month, so, it would technically still be possible for Mischa to be part of the movie. What a tease IMDb has become!

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

According to IMDb, Mischa has joined the cast of a star-studded movie called What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It’s listed as a comedy/drama/romance and if Mischa really is in this, it will be her first big studio movie in ages. IMDb doesn’t list any specific information on the character she’ll play therefore I don’t know if Mischa will be part of the main cast or more of a supporting actress. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. The movie is apparently currently in production so we should know either way pretty soon.

Some of the other actors linked to this project include Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Banks, Joe Manganiello and Chace Crawford. I’m unsure if this is a final cast list as actors have been added and removed from the list depending on scheduling availability.

One line synopsis:

A look at the lives of four couples as they prepare to become parents.

The movie is currently slated for a May 2012 release.

Mischa considers launching a fashion line

MISCHA BARTON is in talks to launch a full fashion line, expanding on her current handbag label. The OC actress flew to Beijing last week to meet with manufacturers about the possibility of expanding her design repertoire.

“It’s something I really want to do,” she told us. “It’ll be Forties-meets-Seventies with the occasionally bit of Twenties – that sounds a bit random, but I’ll take elements of different decades. It’ll be a bit like Biba, but with a real simplicity of cut and lots of bright colours. The fabrics will be great quality, and there will be lots of separates, like slacks and shirts. I want people to be able to mix and match.”

Although based in the States, British-born Barton’s fashion heart still belongs to London.

“It’s my favourite city for style and shopping,” she said. “I love Vivienne Westwood obviously, but I’m also a massive fan of Giles. He always puts on a great show, and his clothes are bit futuristic – but interesting and different too. You feel confident in them, but brave.”

Vogue.co.uk

Mischa heading to Shanghai Film Festival

‘Water for Elephants’ to open Shanghai Film Festival

Director Francis Lawrence’s latest romantic drama “Water for Elephants” starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson will open the Shanghai International Film Festival.

The opening ceremony is bound to be a spectacular with over 300 celebrities from home and abroad walking the red carpet.

Among them are media mogul Keith Rupert Murdoch and his wife Wendi Deng; Hollywood star Susan Sarandon, Matt Dillon, and Mischa Barton; director John Woo and Feng Xiaogang; and of course Barry Levinson. Levinson is the president for the seven-member jury for the Golden Goblet Awards.

The ceremony will be held at the Shanghai Grand Theater at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 11.

China.org.cn

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