Mischa Barton has Anglo-dar. “Brtish people tend to be quite eccentric and risk-taking in the way they piece things together,” she dished about how she picks out a Brit on the street.
Her take on that aesthetic? “I quite like that,” she told us from the front row at G-Star. So much that her handbag line is only available overseas. “I didn’t want to work with a huge American corporation,” said Barton, who was born in London and spends a considerable amount in time in Europe. “I wanted to do something that would express my own personal sense of style.”
But if Barneys came calling, she just might change her mind. “If it grows and it gets picked up by other outlets, or whatever, that’s great,” she confessed.
In recent days, slender star Mischa Barton’s even slighter frame has been cause for concern among many celebrity weight watchers, but the former O.C. actress insists to OK! she isn’t taking matters to extremes, and reveals that pilates is her secret to looking svelte.
“For me, it’s all about pilates recently,” the 23-year-old told OK! during Tuesday night’s G-Star Raw luxury jeans fashion show at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom. “I’m obsessed with pilates. I think it’s so fun.” And whatever you might believe, Mischa says she’s certainly not starving herself.
“I don’t do any crash diets,” she explained. “There’s nothing that I really do like that, because I’m always working. I mean, before I go do a film, I do workout more. I do get ready for a film and try to be healthy and in shape. And when I’m not working, I do less of it.”
To get into fighting form, Mischa says it’s all about the gym. “I do more cardio because I work long hours. Jogging, running — stuff like that’s really good before you do a film so you have more energy.”
Meanwhile, Mischa gives a “maybe” to remaking The O.C. a la the recent reboot of 90210. “I’m not sure that anybody’s ready for an O.C. remake,” she told OK! “Maybe I would do it. I don’t know. Marissa died, so it would be really hard to remake it. I don’t think she can come back from the dead, but maybe there’s another version of the show to be remade one day.”
By Valerie Nome for OK! Magazine
This post is just a personal message from me and is thus not Mischa related but should be of particular relevance to all our Australian visitors.
Just wanting to give a heads up to the Aussies out there that the Red Cross and The Salvation Army in association with various governmental tiers have launched a charity appeal for the victims of the Victorian bushfire tragedy from earlier this week. Over 700 homes have been destroyed, 330,000 hectares of land has been burnt out, thousands of people are homeless and its feared the death toll could reach 200. Not to mention the fact that fires are still currently burning. Online donations from as little as $5 can help the people who have literally lost everything in what is now the worst bushfire incident in Australian history. You can also head on over to various banks and retailers to make a donation in person. We can’t change what happened, but we can stand behind Victoria as a strong and generous nation to support the victims of this tragedy as much as possible.
On a positive note, in less than a day over $10 million was raised to support the victims! And as an aside, The Salvos are also continuing to collect for the victims of the devastating floods in North Queensland just prior to the bushfire tragedy.
Candids of Mischa at Roissy Airport in Paris checking in for a flight back to LA have been uploaded (thanks to Maz). Also added are scans from Italian Jack magazine with thanks to Chiara for supplying them.
Also, according to an Australian newspaper called The Advertiser, Mischa is due to appear at an event in LA on Feb. 9th with other guests including Heidi Klum, Miley Cyrus, Fergie and hostess Katy Perry.
The first pictures of Mischa as the new face of Herbal Essences have been uploaded to the gallery. Head on over to the German Herbal Essences website to view the awesome page they have set up for Mischa. Going by some of the previews on the site, there should be more pictures coming out soon.
The guys over at Cartoonize The World have added Mischa to their growing list of cartoon creations! Check out Mischa’s cartoon altger ego above and head on over to their website to browse through all the other celebs.
In February’s Cosmo, Herbal Essences’ new ambassador Mischa Barton shows us how to do Hollywood without a superstar salary. Check out these behind-the-scenes snaps from the shoot and as well as her revealing beauty secret.
Do you ever have bad hair days?
“I definitely have bad hair days! My hair’s a bit unruly sometimes, so I condition it lots. I don’t actually mind messy hair; I quite like a ‘tousled’ look. My hair doesn’t dry completely straight. I don’t like it when it looks too perfect, so long as it feels great.”
What’s your favourite way to wear your hair? Are you quite experimental or conservative with it?
“I change things around, but for the most part I just wear it down and natural – so much gets done to my hair when I’m doing red carpet things or especially when I’m acting, so when I’m not working I really like to give it a break in my free time.”
Do you feel pressure to look your best all the time, or do you have a good sense of perspective about it?
“I think it’s cooler when girls look themselves, so I don’t fuss too much about the way I look – I really dress for me. I think it’s important as a girl that the way you dress and the way you look are for yourself and you’re not just trying to please other people all the time.”
What are you favourite beauty treatments? Do you like going to spas? Which are your favourites?
“I do love a good spa! I love massages and I go for lots of those. And I love a good steam room too. I’ve been to all kinds of spas – I go to Saturnia in Italy with my family and love visiting the spas around there, and even just the local day spas in LA are great place to escape to.”
What’s your beauty must-have?
“I’m not really a lip gloss girl, but I really like lip balm, so I normally carry one of those with me (I love By Terry Rose Lip Balm).”
What’s your typical beauty routine in the morning and evening?
“I’m not too high-maintenance – I just wash my face morning and night then I just use a good moisturiser, sometimes something with an SPF if I think it’s necessary, and I always keep cleansing wipes by my bed to make sure I take my off because otherwise I can be a bit lazy! Otherwise that’s pretty much it.”
When you feel you need a treat, what is your greatest pleasure?
“Taking some friends for a day at the spa- we always have a great time, it’s always really fun and a great way to relax, too.”
What energises you if you’re feeling tired?
“If I’m feeling really lazy, I’ll take a long bath with scented oil or bubble bath. That’s when I can’t be bothered to stand up in the shower! At the end of a 12-hour day, that’s usually where you’ll find me! And I’m a champion sleeper, too!”
Cosmopolitan.co.uk | Thanks Marie