STYLE ICON: MISCHA BARTON
They often talk about the Seinfeld curse, but why do people rarely mention the fact that the immense popularity of The OC and its four main characters resulted in no other career success for them! Hold up–of course Mischa Barton and Rachel Bilson might technically be more famous than ever. Because of their talent? Not really. What sustains them on the radar are their fashion choices. Mischa is known for her off-beat and eccentric sense of style. Mischa’s sensibilities are retro and modern creating a fashionable paradox. Her daily staples include above the knee, a-line, mini dresses, interesting pairs of sandals, and eccentric medallions and rings. She chooses to highlight her long legs with babydoll dresses, but stands out in a good way balancing the short hemlines with more modest necklines. Her choice designers include Missoni, Chanel, and Matthew Williamson. In other words, Mischa’s style these days is very mod-meets-gypsy.
Currently, this fashion icon is garnering talk for something other than her clothing…because she may or may not have some issues right now. But I’m not here to judge about that, in fact I’m actually saddened to hear of her troubledness and hate to see another starlet hurt by the cyclical rumors.
Recreate Mischa’s mix-master aesthetic with some detailed dresses and experimental accessorizing. Marissa Cooper would be proud.
Title from “Train Kept A-Rollin’” by The Yardbirds