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Mischa Barton: Body & Soul

HAIR

“I love playing with my hair colour, which means I need conditioning treatments at the hair salon in-between. I don’t take myself too seriously and I like to constantly update my look.”

EYES

“I’ve never had a beauty disaster, unless you count the punk phase I went through at 15! I wore a lot of green and blue eyeliner. I still love experimenting with colour, even though I don’t wear it often. I’m not very loyal to brands but I love black eyeliner, especially Écriture de Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Black, £33, and Dior Black Out mascara, £26.”

BODY

“I used to always get: “Are you anorexic?” And now I get: “Wow, you’re putting on weight!” I’m a size 8 and I always have been. My weight goes up and down between 5-10lbs. It’s just that it all goes on my hips! I eat healthily, I work out and I do Bikram yoga every day.”

FACE

“My must-haves are By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm, £32, and Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick, £22. I finish with a spritz of Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf, £54. I’ve just launched a vanity-case style bag for my handbag collection and it’s the perfect size for my make-up on a night out.”

SKIN

“I have quite nice skin, but I’m very fair so I make sure I always have suncream with me. I look after my skin with Dr Hauschka face moisturisers and Yves Saint Laurent Instant Pur Self-Foaming Cleanser, £21.”

Source: News of the World

Instyle UK: Up Close Mischa Barton

A couple of scans from the current issue of InStyle UK have been uploaded. It’s a one page interview with Mischa regarding her hair care and beauty routines. Lots of Mischa’s favourite products and brands are listed, namely Chanel and Herbal Essences. The scans are marked ‘June 2009′ on the album page. Big thanks to Chuckia from Precious Mischa Italian Forum for providing scans!

This Fashion Life: Mischa Barton

Actress turned handbag designer Mischa Barton tells Laura Jackson about her inspirations and love of vintage shopping.

How did Mischa Barton handbags come about?
I was approached by a manufacturer in Hong Kong who was keen to work with me, and I was attracted to the fact that they would let me design under my own name. The team was very open-minded, and let me be as funky or classic as I wanted with my designs. At the moment the collection is just available in the UK and Republic of Ireland and I like the exclusivity of that. Spring 09 is the second season I have designed for, and I feel people have more confidence in what I do now.


What can we expect from the brand for spring 09?
There are more wallets and purses this season and I’ve been working on improving the clasps. There are more studs and metalwork, which are inspired by catwalk designs. One of my favourite designs is a classic black handbag with an embossed logo. I like understated pieces.

Where do you get your inspiration?
I collaborate with other people when we are choosing fabrics and designs, so it is quite a back and forth process, but my input comes from the vintage and classic bags I own, and translating that into something modern and affordable. In terms of the brand’s flower logo, that was something I came up with when I was doodling. I think it’s quite 1970s, a bit Biba, and it shows the bag is a Mischa Barton bag without me having my name splashed all over it.

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