Photos of a seriously stunning Mischa at the Grand Opening of Atlantis, The Palm Resort, Dubai (United Arab Emirates) have been uploaded. So far only a handful of shots are up but more will be added shortly. The following is an extract about the event with guests including Oprah Winfrey, Charlize Theron and Denzel Washington:
The Atlantis Hotel’s exclusive opening party on Thursday evening is set to break records as the world’s most exclusive private party and will feature singer Kylie Minogue. The one-night celebration is due to bring the world’s first man-made palm island to a complete standstill as the VIP guests are chauffeur-driven to the venue. Palm residents have even been urged to return to villas and apartments by 2pm to avoid being denied entry to their homes.
At a cost of $20million (Dh73 million) the lavish party will play host to around 2,500 celebrity and royal guests and a number of VIPs from the UAE. Created by Grucci, the company responsible for the fireworks display at the opening ceremony of this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing, the Atlantis display will be visible from space and will feature giant flowers, palm trees and meteors in the UAE national colours. More than 200 pyrotechnics experts have been working on the project for more than 3,000 hours, which will see rockets launched from 716 individual spots.
To put the display into perspective, 100,000 specially-designed pyrotechnic devices will be fired in comparison to 30,000 at the Beijing Olympics — meaning the show will be just over three times bigger.
As a sidenote, Mischa’s official site has been updated again!
Kylie Minogue is lacing up ahead of one of the biggest paydays of her career as she becomes an Arabian princess tonight.
The Australian chart-topper finally settled on £1.3million ($2million) to entertain Arab royalty and celebrity friends at the grand opening of Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.
Her 2,000 guests are set to include Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, Mischa Barton, Gerrard Butler, Robert De Niro, Charlize Theron, Agyness Deyn and Lily Allen, who will all be flown out at the cost of £5,000 a head for the £16million party.
The partygoers will be treated to a lavish dinner that starts at 9.30pm before Kylie bursts on to the stage from the front of the 1,500-room complex just before midnight.
Full Story (Thanks to Maz for the tip)
Mischa has finally entered the world wide web with the launch of her official website. Check it out here. She’s left an awesome welcome message and there are a ton of photos from her trip to Africa. Hopefully we get regular video updates and exclusive photos through the site. Like us, Mischa’s site is also affiliated with the CelebBuzz network.
A holiday season preview of Mischa’s upcoming hair accessories collection with Stacey Lapidus has been launched online! Click here to view and/or purchase from the preview collection. The full line is due in the Spring.
What is Hear the World?
Hear the World is an initiative by Phonak that aims to raise awareness of the topic of hearing and hearing loss and to promote good hearing all over the world. The goal of the Hear the World Initiative is to educate the general public about the importance of hearing, the social and emotional impacts and the benefits of available solutions for those with hearing loss.
In addition to a long term communication program that targets opinion leaders and the general public, the initiative will support charitable organizations and projects focused on helping people with hearing loss.
To help people “hear the world”, Phonak created the Hear the World Foundation. Recognizing that quality of hearing significantly impacts quality of life, the foundation is committed to improving the well-being of people with hearing defects and to advancing measures towards the prevention of hearing loss.
Hear the World partners with musicians and music events to help the public appreciate their sense of hearing and provide the most innovative hearing solutions on the market.
Visit Hear the World for more info
Diane Kruger, Mischa Barton, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Billy Idol have joined the team of famous ambassadors. All have been photographed for the cause by Bryan Adams, the initiative’s official photographer, in the Hear the World pose – with a hand behind one ear, symbolising conscious hearing. The goal of their participation is to raise awareness about the issue of hearing and hearing loss.
The Hear the World magazine utilizes a culture and lifestyle platform to address the topic of hearing. Always linking content to the subject of hearing and sound, the magazine’s features focus on a broad range of topics, from music, to art, nature, and everything else that makes life more beautiful. The magazine is supported by the global Hear the World initiative, which is dedicated to raising awareness about hearing.
A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore estimated that 55 million Americans have hearing loss in one or both ears. One out of six, or 29 million adults, have some trouble discerning speech, more than previous estimates, they reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Current ambassadors for Hear the World include Plácido Domingo, Joss Stone, Mick Jagger, Amy Winehouse, Harry Belafonte and Annie Lennox, among others.
Hear the World magazine is published quarterly and is available at select newsstands and at airports internationally for $8 an issue. A free copy of the magazine can be ordered at www.hear-the-world.com. Net proceeds of the magazine benefit the Hear the World Foundation.
“I thought it was so good because he won so early and I had just voted three hours before,” said Mischa Barton, who hit the party with some friends. “I was just blown away.”
An Obama presidency means Barton is staying in the U.S. If John McCain had captured 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Barton said she “probably would have taken my residency out of this country.”
So we had to ask: If invited to any inaugural balls, what will she wear?
Interestingly, it won’t be an American designer. Instead, Barton cooed, “Something fabulous like Chanel.”
Just a quick update to mention that Teen Vogue have added Mischa’s look at the Burberry store opening to their fashion blog. This gives you the opportunity to comment on Mischa’s outfit and interact with other Teen Vogue readers. Click here to leave your comment. Mischa has been Teen Vogue’s cover girl three times in recent years, here’s hoping another cover is on the way soon!