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Photos of Mischa at the Metropolitan Opera 2009-10 Season Opening Night at Lincoln Center have been uploaded. Also added are candids of Mischa with her date designer Zac Posen during intermission.


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Mischa excited about fashion drama

Mischa excited about fashion drama

Mischa Barton has promised her new TV show is going to be “like The OC times 10″.

The 23-year-old actress is to star in a fashion drama – rumoured to be titled A Beautiful Life – on The CWchannel.

Mischa said: “It’s like Entourage for the fashion world and I think there’s a real market for that these days -it’s like taking what’s really fun and guilty about The OC and it’s like that times 10, because the fashion on The OC was definitely great but this would be like couture.”

She continued: “And there’s something so fascinating about the world of couture that hasn’t been explored properly and I think it could be really exciting.

“I hope this show will take off and I think if it does it will be a huge hit.

“I don’t want to be presumptuous, but I mean we just got so lucky – Zac Posen has a fashion show in the first episode and plays himself as a designer.

“My character’s in a Versace dress and me and the other girls styled ourselves and we’re all wearing incredible McQueen shoes and great bags.

“Elle McPherson plays the modelling agent, ex-model, in it. It’s just really exciting so maybe it will be a good fit.”

Mischa has always loved fashion and styled herself in teen drama The OC. She has just launched the third season of her own handbag collection which she designed herself. It can be seen at Mischa Barton – Handbag Shop Online.

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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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