Looking ever-so-graceful in a safari suit, she enacts the role of a foreign journo in thebased on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Earlier in the day, Mischa had been shooting in the Charminar area, (she’d also shopped there earlier and loved the colours on our streets) and happened to notice a dehydrated puppy lying on the road. Mischa picked it up at once, got a vet to attend to it and wanted to take it back with her to the UK.
The entire crew was quite taken up by the 2-month old pup and to everyone who kept asking, “How’s he doing?” there was someone correcting, “It’s a she!” Mischa was worried about the pup’s health all day and rushed to the vet after the shoot on Friday evening.
Totally taken in by the city, the Hollywood actress observed, “Hyderabad is a real inspiration in the fact that Christians, Muslims and Hindus all get along so harmoniously.” She is even impressed with the traditional masala chai. “I must admit I used to make fun of people who were all into yoga and chai , thinking it was another ridiculous health fad.
“But now I’m that person! First of all masala chai, the traditional way with milk and sugar is delicious, and this is coming from a Brit who only likes English Breakfast!” she added.
However, the actress is not so pleased with her progress in learning a new musical instrument.
“I must say my goal was to learn to play the sitar and it’s coming along real slow as apparently it’s not that easy to procure a great sitar teacher here, I guess it’s not late 60’s with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison roaming around unfortunately!!!!” she added.
A photo shoot of Mischa in her LA home from earlier this year has been uploaded. The shoot was originally featured as a story in OK! magazine (namely as the cover story for OK! Australia). The photos are by Amy Neunsinger.
Pretty sure I haven’t added these photos yet, so here is Mischa from August 2006 at a Teen Vogue party to raise awareness for global warming. This is back when Mischa and Rachel Zoe were still close. And a belated Happy New Year to all the visitors!
Another stunning shoot, this time by Tony Kim for W Magazine Korea. These were featured back in 2006.
So guys India has been amazing. A little frenetic, as they do things a little different here! So it’s been tough with the long shoot days to check in much! But the people are amazing, so eager to please and I’ve learned so much from them.
I’ve been having an amazing spiritual exploration visiting Hindu temples and learning about Buddhism, both beautiful religions. Hyderabad where we’re filming is a real inspiration in the fact that Christians, Muslims and Hindus all get along so harmoniously. I must admit I used to make fun of people who were all into yoga and chai tea thinking it was another ridiculous health fad. But now I’m that person! First of all Masala Chai tea, the traditional way with milk and sugar is delicious, and this is coming from a brit who only likes my breakfast tea!
I must say my goal coming here was to learn to play the sitar and it’s coming along real slow as apparently it’s not that easy to procure a great sitar teacher here, I guess it not late 60’s with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison roaming around unfortunately!!!!
Goa was my christmas break, and it was stunning, I actually went to South Goa (which isn’t the party side of town) thats the North bit, but I’ll post tons of footage for you guys out there. If only technology didn’t hate me and I was decent with electronics! But I went parasailing, jet skiing and swimming in the ocean for ages every day. The colors, fabrics, food will blow your mind….so stay tuned to see me on my vacation and what I got up to.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY CHANUKAH and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! xx
Mischa is showcased in the end of year issue of OK! Australia in stores now. The spread features a photoshoot of Mischa in and around her apartment in France. The article talks about some of Mischa’s upcoming films, her philanthropic work and her line of handbags and headbands. Check out the scans here.
The shoot was originally featured in OK! UK a little while ago but we were unfortunately unable to obtain scans of that issue.
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.”