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Mischa Barton in Ellery for Melbourne Cup

The actress remembers her first visit to Australia.

“I’ve been going to the races since I was a kid with my dad,” said Mischa Barton at her first Melbourne Cup at the Emirates marquee. “I had a bet on the fourth race and lost. For Melbourne Cup, I bet on Calvary Man and Galileo’s Choice. Being Irish, I’ve got to support the Irish horses.”

Designer Kym Ellery designed Barton’s outfit for the occasion, which she paired with Louis Vuitton clutch and shoes, gold Karen Walker sunglasses, Cartier jewellery and a Philip Treacy hat.

As well as Ellery, her other favourite Australian designers include Easton Pearson, Lover, Sass & Bide, Manning Cartell and Ksubi.

First coming to Australia at the age of 16 to film a movie on the Gold Coast, Barton has fond memories of her time here. “I travelled and Port Douglas and throughout Queensland and I loved it,” she says. “I would love to travel when I’m not doing press.”

She’s due to return to London shortly to finish performing in the play Steel Magnolias, before she starts shooting for three upcoming films.

Source: Vogue Australia

One Response

Adrian Says:

Interesting how they mention London and Steel Magnolias – Are they bringing the play to somewhere in London? I’ve not heard anything about it… Or maybe they’ve got things a little confused?

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