Check out this photo of Mischa on set for the Mischa’s Place lookbook shoot. The photo was shared by the @MischasPlace Twitter page along with the Facebook page. Make sure to follow both for additional set previews and general updates.
They also seem to be updating photos of certain pieces of the collection at MischasPlace.com with the clothes on real models rather than just the illustrations.
By Leah Ornstein – Radar Style & Beauty Editor
Move over Victoria Beckham and Nicole Richie — there is a new celebrity fashion designer in town!
Mischa Barton has kept a relatively low profile over the past few years, but the 26-year-old star is still very much in the game, and she is about to add a new title to her resume.
In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline.com, the former O.C. star opens about life in the public eye, how she deals with criticism, and all of her exciting new projects, including the launch of her very own fashion line and website aptly called Mischa’s Place!
Debuting as an actress in 1995 when she was just 9 years old on All My Children, Mischa enjoyed success on the big screen with roles in movies like The Sixth Sense, Lost and Delirious and Tart before snagging the lead role in the hit television show The O.C in 2003.
Leaving the show in 2006, she went on to pursue a career in film, appearing in several straight to DVD films and gaining notoriety in the press for her relationships with Hollywood bad boys Brandon Davis and Cisco Adler, as well as her legal troubles, but Mischa refuses to let the criticism get to her.
“As far as criticism is concerned, if it was constructive, I’d take it to heart, but when the intent is solely malicious, I’ve learned to let it roll of my back,” she exclusively tells RadarOnline.com. “I’ve been working consistently since my age was in single digits and just celebrated my 26th birthday, so it would be nice to be given credit where credit is due. The important thing is my happiness, and I’m quite content!”
In addition to several upcoming film projects, including Bhopal, a movie with Martin Sheen and Kal Penn which was inspired by true events and shot on-location in India, spending time with her family and friends and “taking time to smell the roses,” the actress has been focusing on the launch of her new website.
“I’ve been interested and inspired by fashion since I was a young girl,” she explains about the decision to start her own line. “For me, it’s the most creative form of self-expression, so to launch my own clothing line was a very fluid and natural transition. The success of my handbag line has enabled me to expand into clothing, accessories, beauty and makeup; all of which is very exciting and can be previewed online at MischasPlace.com and will eventually be available at my London boutique.”
The clothing collection, which consists of about 30 items with everything from flirty skirts and dresses to military style jackets and basic leggings, ranges in price from $36-$280.
“My inspiration for the collection was varied,” she explains, “but for the most part, I just wanted to design a collection that is fashionable, comfortable, and wearable; items that I’d personally want to incorporate into my own wardrobe.”
Also featured on the website is her cosmetics and beauty collections, as well as her handbag line.
As for any advice for actresses that hope to follow in her fashionable and famous footsteps?
“My main advice would be to only pursue acting as a career if it’s innately what you dream of doing,” she says. “If someone is star-struck and caught up with the glamour of it all, they’ll be sorely disappointed. It takes a combination of talent, inspiration, perseverance, focus, a strong support team, and of course, luck, along with a whole lot more.”
Source: Radar Online
It looks like 2012 could be the year of Mischa Barton’s comeback, and I’ll be the first to say, “Finally!” Ever since I watched Fox’s The O.C., I’ve envied Barton’s ability to wear cute, casual looks without treading into adolescent territory. “When I was younger, I tended to dress much more sophisticated than the average teen since I was fortunate enough to have some of the world’s top designers willing to dress me,” said Barton.“I’ve become a bit more playful in my style as I’ve matured.”
The British-born actress has flown under the radar for the past few years, but little did we know that Barton has been expanding on her eponymous handbag line that she launched last fall. “Accessorizing has always been my favorite means of sprucing up an ensemble, which is one of the reasons I’ve launched my own handbag line,” said Barton. “It’ll culminate in my own boutique in London this spring that also includes clothes and make-up”
Barton is also wrapping up two new films, “I Will Follow You Into The Dark” and “Apartment 1303 3D”, so she admits she hasn’t had time to plan for her 26th birthday this Tuesday. “I haven’t put much thought into how I’ll celebrate, but I imagine it will be with a close-knit party of family and friends. Each year, people approach me with fantastic getaways or Vegas experiences, which can surely be fun,” said Barton. “But for me, it’s more about who I’m celebrating with rather than how or where, so I tend to prefer a low-key dinner at a favorite restaurant.”
While Barton celebrates her birthday, we asked her to share her thoughts on a few outfits from the past nine years. Check out her commentary in the captions, and tell us, which look is your favorite?
Also, make sure to visit the Stylelist page to view the photo gallery of some of Mischa’s looks which also features brief commentary from Mischa herself.
Some very exciting and massive news today, Mischa has launched her very own online store called Mischa’s Place. The amazing online store has a huge collection of Mischa Barton products including a clothing line, bath & body products, cosmetics, candles, accessories (like scarves and leggings) and of course the handbags.
And I think I see some shoes on the front page of the website, so I wonder if that means there is a shoe collection on the horizon?
I’m sure I speak for all the fans by saying that I’m very proud of Mischa with this huge move she’s made. She must be thrilled and it seems like Mischa has a great team behind her, supporting the brand all the way!