I think we were all in agreement that Mischa Barton's style revamp isn't going particularly well but that hasn't stopped her from pushing on with her fashion pursuits. Last month the actress used stylist June Ambrose's new show to plug her online shop called Mischa's Place and this week she she launched her first big clothing line.
Rather than promoting the collection in the U. S. she opted to take it to Dubai instead. According to Barton, women there love her designs and sought far and wide for her accessories collection despite it being unavailable to buy there. The collection is also coming to London though, as the actress has already bought a space in London's Spitafield market area. WWD reports: 'The store, which she said has a “vintage feel,” will carry her clothing and accessories line as well as a range of Mischa Barton branded cosmetics.'
The line, priced between $45 and $450, is extensive featuring everything from skirts, and trousers to dresses, cardigans and leggings.
Back in March Mischa Barton confirmed that she is making a comeback and has hiredJune Ambrose to help reinvent her style. Hopes were really high. Back in 2007 Barton's style was seriously coveted in the same way that young actresses like Blake Lively's is today and since Ambrose is responsible for styling major stars, it seemed like the perfect match.
After seeing this image from an event that she attended in London recently, I'm no longer convinced. The all-over pleats and cut-outs on the waist aren't flattering at all and doesn't make me too optimistic about what's to come.
Mischa Barton has been off the radar for a long time so when she announced that she plans to use stylist June Ambrose's new show, 'Styled by June' to do so, I don't think anyone was surprised. What is interesting though is that she hasn't wasted anytime before plugging her latest projects.
While we all know that she's had a handbag line since 2008, Barton used the first episode of the stylist's show to let us know that she's branched out into other areas too. Titled Mischa's Place, the line features everything from clothes and accessories to cosmetics and beauty products and on the website they appear on strange sketches rather than on mannequins or models.
Mischa Barton has been off the radar for the past few seasons but now the actress is planning a comeback. Last month she popped up on the red carpet at Elton John's Oscars after-party and today, her camp have confirmed that she's hired celebrity stylist June Ambrose to help re-style her.
But as you'll remember, thanks to Rachel Zoe Barton's style was seriously coveted back in 2007 much in the same way that young actresses like Blake Lively are today. Things went downhill, though, after her frequent run-ins with the law and subsequent departure from the scene but things are about to change. "I want June to style me because she has a great positive attitude and could help me with some of the press," she said. "Press is definitely not one of my stronger points. There's been a lot of negative things said and I really feel that she could help me with that." All of this was said at the preveiw of Ambrose's new show 'Styled by June' so it's clear that Barton will be making several appearances.
When it comes to fashion reality shows, they're all generally centred around designers or models. Rachel Zoe was the first big stylist to bag a reality show and you can understand why. At the time she launched 'The Rachel Zoe Project', Zoe was already well known in celebrity circles and to the general public so a show made sense and the 1.1million viewers that she received for the first season confirmed that.
Now June Ambrose is trying to get in on the action. The stylist, who has worked for everyone from Alicia Keys to Jay-Z, has been busy filming the first season of her show that will air on VH1 next year. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the show will "follow Ambrose and her team of assistants as they serve a mix of up-and-coming and established celebrity clients, including actors and musicians, who want to make over their looks and brands." Strangely, bosses have named the show 'The June Ambrose Project', which basically steals Zoe's show's name and will undoubtedly have an effect on the show's pulling power.