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
HOLLYWOOD stars Mischa Barton and Rose Byrne were among the VIPs who made a bigger splash on Melbourne Cup day than the rain.
Barton was the “headline” act among the Hollywood identities who shimmied in the Birdcage area on Tuesday, while Byrne was the biggest home-grown star on the scene.
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills cast member Taylor Armstrong and sassy Revenge siren Ashley Madekwe also partied with local celebrities in the VIP compound at Flemington.
Barton was the first to make her mark by arriving early, catching photographers off-guard and wowing the guests in the Emirates marquee.
She took time to walk through the marquee, stopping to have chats with several Seven Network hosts, including gushing entertainment reporter James Tobin.
The star of The OC was taken with the laid-back nature of the event, which she said was in stark contrast to her visits to the races in England.
“It’s more laid back than I thought it would be and it’s easier here,” Barton told reporters.
“England is quite a big production and I really like it here … it’s nice.
“This experience has been generally pretty laid back … everyone wants to have fun and have a nice day.”
Barton was a guest of the Victoria Racing Club and its major sponsor Emirates.
Source: The Australian
Photographer Adam Flipp has shared some on set photos of Mischa from her shoot for the Emirates at the Wolgan Valley resort & spa 150km’s outside of Sydney (one of which is posted below). Big thanks to Emma Rose Photography for the tip.
Visit photographer Adam Flipp’s blog here. Styling by Valeryi Young, hair & make-up by Charlotte Blakeney.
This photo is kind of epic.
Continuing her promotional duties in Australia, Mischa called into the Kyle and Jackie O radio show. Visit their website to download the podcast (dated 05.11.12). Mischa talks about The OC, dealing with fame, her childhood celebrity crushes and hints at several upcoming movie
A LUXURY weekend in the Blue Mountains has helped Mischa Barton prepare for the Melbourne Cup.
Barton, who shot to stardom as Marissa Cooper in The O.C., relaxed at the secluded conservation-based Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa after slipping into Australia over the weekend.
She spent time exploring the 4000-acre property and its views, sampling local and regional produce and indulging in a spa treatment.
“Wolgan Valley is absolutely stunning and a thoroughly relaxing experience,” Barton said.
“From the private villas to its commitment to caring for its wildlife and environment, the resort is spectacular in so many ways.
“I was especially thrilled to see so many kangaroos roaming freely on the land.”
The resort was the first carbon-neutral hotel in the world, and borders the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
Barton will be a special guest of Emirates at the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.Source: News.com.au
Mischa’s been all over Australian newspapers this morning ahead of her appearance at the Melbourne Cup. She appeared in several more publications but the photos were the same so I’ve just selected the three newspapers with different shots.
Mischa wears a dress by designer Toni Maticevski and a hat by renowned milliner Philip Treacy in the photos.
Mischa Barton along for the ride
STAR Mischa Barton caused a stir in the city when she met 2000 Melbourne Cup winner Brew by the Yarra.
The stunning actor, who shot to fame in the hit TV series The OC and has her own fashion label, arrived in town yesterday to attend the 152nd running of the Cup as a special guest of the VRC and Emirates.
“He was a sweet horse, really well behaved considering all the crowds,” Barton said.
Brew will join Might and Power, Doriemus, Rogan Josh, Saintly and Subzero at the Emirates Melbourne Cup Parade down Swanston St today.
“I’ve been to the Derby and Ascot, but I hear this (the Melbourne Cup) is even bigger,” Barton said.
She hopes to meet Prince Charles and Camilla who will also be special guests on Cup day.
Barton will wear a custom-made dress by an Australian designer and a headpiece by good friend and renowned milliner Philip Treacy for Cup Day.
Source: Herald Sun
Mischa appeared for a short interview on a morning show in Australia called Sunrise. Mischa is currently in Melbourne preparing for the Melbourne Cup, so the interview was done via satellite as Sunrise is filmed in Sydney.