We’ve already known this for many months but for some reason its just now hitting the greater media…
Despite hard times, celebrity collections just keep on coming. Those of actress Mischa Barton are cases in point. She’s launching a headband line for Stacey Lapidus and already has a handbag collection for the London-based Ri2k, now in its third season, which is sold in England and Australia.
Mischa Barton is keen on accessories. In fact, the 22-year-old actress, who made her name as the teen temptress Marissa Cooper on Fox’s “The O.C.,” now has two collections of them: one, a headband line for Stacey Lapidus, being launched for holiday, the other a bag line for the London-based Ri2k, which is sold in the U.K. and Australia. Barton also has two upcoming films. She plays a popular student in “Assassination of a High School President,” due out in March, and a reporter in “Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain,” about a chemical disaster in India that claimed 10,000 lives.
The headband venture came about when, earlier this year, Lapidus spotted photographs of Barton wearing one across her forehead à la Axl Rose. This convinced the designer, a former accessories editor at Vanity Fair, that a collaboration could work. “She’s definitely known for being bohemian and for her hippie look, but then you will turn a page and see her in head-to-toe Chanel,” says Lapidus of Barton. “I tried to put both the bohemian and the classic into the collection.”
The Mischa Barton for Stacey Lapidus line consists of six pieces for holiday decorated with pearls, beads, crystals, sequins and flowers. One standout is a silk, crystal and pearl upside-down tiara intended to be worn on the forehead. Priced from $80 to $200, the Barton pieces initially will be sold at staceylapidus.com, but Lapidus plans to expand distribution to boutiques that sell her signature line.
Barton’s first accessories venture, Mischa Barton Handbags for the London-based company Ri2k, is now in its third season. For fall ’09, Barton plans to work a Seventies vibe. “Even though I’ve always taken a page from vintage bags that I have and love, I think now I’ll be able to push that a little bit further and do more in terms of embellishment and embroidery,” Barton says. “Now I really feel like I have their confidence in me. People want to see that you can deliver and do, like, a good job.”
Goa may be on high alert this Christmas with revellers staying away from the ultimate party destination but for Hollywood hottie Mischa Barton, it’s still the place to be this festive season.
The actress is currently soaking up the sun in Goa and will be celebrating Christmas there with a bunch of close friends.
The OC actress who’s in the country shooting for Ravi Walia’s international film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain — in which she plays a journalist — took a break from her hectic schedule to spend a week on the exotic beaches of Goa. The film being directed by Ravi Kumar is presently being shot in Hyderabad and also stars Hollywood’s veteran actor Martin Sheen and Kal Penn.
A source revealed, “She was very keen on spending her Christmas in Goa and had already requested the producer and the director to let her take a break there.
She was very excited about her visit.” Refusing to divulge any details about the sexy actress’ stay there, the source added, “She wants it to be a hush-hush affair due to security reasons. She was keen on visiting Mumbai as well, but her hectic schedule’s not leaving her any time for that.”
Source | Thanks Maz
The official site for Mischa’s handbag collection has now launched! The site features a huge array of Mischa’s bags and also a list of stockists if you’d prefer to see them in person. The site also seems to ship worldwide so now is the chance for everyone to own a piece of Mischa’s collection!
Following a hugely successful launch, International actress and fashion trend setter Mischa Barton is delighted to introduce her second collection of sought-after handbags for Spring/Summer 09.
Available in stores from December, the collection is comprised of 34 covetable styles.
Vintage inspired totes mixed with chic drawstring bags, small clutches and oversized slouch bags all complemented by a new range of must have purses.
A diverse collection of new styles sit alongside old favourites in exciting new leathers and fabrics.
Coloured metallic snakes, patents, pearlised leathers, and statement tapestries are all hot fabrics for the season, many beautifully embellished with jewels and antique brass hardware.
The collection embraces the new seasons colour palette of hot purple, rock-chick black, classic tan, matt silver and ice white.
The new Mischa Barton collection will be available from leading department stores and boutiques across the UK. Prices range from £20 to £195.
One of the teen world’s biggest idols has been shopping, sipping chai and taking in the sights in Hyderabad. Mischa Barton aka Marissa Cooper of the OC fame, is filming Ravi Kumar’s Bhopal: A Prayer for Rains in the city.
At her side are Kal Penn (from Namesake) and Martin Sheen (from East Wing). The 21-year-old arrived in India early this week to shoot for the movie which also stars Rajpal Yadav and Tanishtha Chatterjee.
A source from the unit said Mischa has been enjoying shooting in Hyderabad. “She seems to be in love with everyone there. Similar to her screen persona, she is like a bubbly fizz and is very-very curious to learn more about India.” Mischa’s been writing and posting videos about her stay in India on her blog too.
“Hey everyone! I’ve just begun filming Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain in Hyderabad, India – it’s truly amazing to have the opportunity to work in such an unbelievable place. I love being able to experience different cultures and lifestyle. Luckily, I had a break from filming, so I took that opportunity to check out a local market with my sister Hania and my friend Kal Penn. We caught some of it on tape and #8230;” (see pics above) The film is based on the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Rajpal Yadav said, “It’s the biggest film of my career so far. I can’t talk much about it. All I can say at this point is, Mischa is a wonderful person. She is beautiful both by her looks and at heart. She loves the colours and food of India. Both Kal and Mischa are great co-stars to work with.”
It’s a 55-day schedule. Rajpal is back in Mumbai, but the others are still in Hyderabad.
Also, Mischa’s official blog has been updated with a couple of new videos. She’s now in India filming Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain.
Scans of the book that comes with The O.C. Complete Series DVD Collection have been uploaded. Hugeee thanks to Jen from Desiring Hayden for taking the time out to scan all the pages featuring Mischa for us!
I’ve added a page on the various retailers that stock Mischa’s handbag collection. These are sites that I’ve found myself so there might be more out there. So far I know of the collection being sold in the United Kingdom, Australia and at least online in Scandinavia. If anyone else has any additional information I’d love to hear from you.