She's already bagged a spot on a reality show and now the next stage in Mischa Barton's comeback plans is a string of magazine covers. This month she covered the Korean version of Nylon magazine but it is her TWELV magazine cover that has had everyone talking.
The New York-based publication, which hits newsstands at the end of the month, chose the actress to appear on their debut cover wearing a white Jil Sander number and carrying a baby. The clear Virgin Mary references seems to be no more than a ploy to get some media attention to support the launch, which is probably why Barton got involved. After all, her relaunch and latest fashion pursuits haven't really been picked up or supported by the press so a bit of free PR is probably what she was going for.
After all of the talk about the cover, the magazine sent The Huffington Post the following statement:
Hissa chose to have Mischa holding a baby because he has always had a fascination with the Virgin Mary. And in working with Mischa her kind and sweet personality was hard to ignore. So when it came to discussing concepts for the shoot, Hissa felt it would be a way to portray a side of Mischa that has never been seen before. So for the premier of TWELV magazine they both agreed that creating a visual dichotomy between Mishca's public persona and the famous biblical figure in a high fashion setting would give people the chance to see the actress and designer in a new light.
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.
Besides talk about her fuller figure and troubles, it's been a while since Mischa Barton was in the limelight but these images shot by Tyler Shields, showing the young actress playing with meat definitely had everyone talking when they were released earlier on this week. But unfortunately for Barton, the attention hasn't all been good.
PETA released a statement on TooFab magazine criticising the pair. “This raw meat stuff is getting old,” they said. “And [it] not only hurts and kills cows, it may hurt Mischa, because so much meat is infected with salmonella, E. coli, and campylobacter that licking it is like licking a toilet.” They continued: “They could have taken a leaf out of the playbooks of Pamela Anderson and Alyssa Milano, two PETA pinups who have shown off their natural beauty in outfits made of lettuce leaves.”
Ashton Kutcher has plans to use the internet for more than Tweeting: He's bringing back his canceled series, 'The Beautiful Life', to air on YouTube. His show dedicated to modelling and the fashion industry was cancelled after just two episodes had aired on the CW, leaving three more unseen. So the series - starring Mischa Barton, Elle Macpherson and Sara Paxton - has been revived in webisodes.
“What we feel like we’re doing is creating, in some ways, an industry first,” Kutcher told Reuters. “A show that couldn’t find its legs on television, we believe can find its legs on the Web." The first five episodes of 'The Beautiful Life' popped up on YouTube yesterday, and as for now, it's unclear whether more will be filmed.