Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Mischa's comeback continues?

Mischa Barton's fashion choices fascinate me more than any others. I think it's simply because of the complete style-turnaround that occurred (and continued to occur) after her stint on one of TV's hottest teen shows ever, The OC (whose format, storyline, influence and success subsequent shows have tried so desperately to emulate), ended. As indicated in this post (Mischa should really have her own category on my blog, I talk about her enough, lol), once upon a time, Mischa Barton was the reigning queen of the fashion world. She had a hit TV show, impeccable style and a very bright future ahead of her, indeed. But then, Marissa Cooper died. Mischa seemed very happy with this turn of events (word has it, she was sick of The OC, believing it to be holding her back), and subsequently fired her stylist in favour of wanting to make her own individual mark in the fashion world. But it all went downhill from there. Mischa's movies went nowhere, and her style reached unbelievable levels of "what was she thinking?"-ness.
But the end of 2008 saw a slight change for the better in Mischa's fashion choices (can't say the same for her movies, though, unfortunately), and all of a sudden things were somewhat looking up for Ms. Barton. So far, she hasn't had any major slips to send her back to "what was she thinking?" status, but then again, it's early days. But I have nothing but hope for Mischa and wish her well on her journey back to the A-List.

Mischa Barton at the Christian Dior Haute Couture show in Paris.

Now what I want to know is your opinion. I don't know what to make of this look. When I first saw it, I absolutely loved it! But the more I look at it, the tackier it seems (the outfit itself is beautiful, but of course, it's Dior). If we look at the main elements of the look separately, it's gorgeous (smokey eyes with wavy hair vs. yellow Dior dress with white shrug), but the way Mischa has paired both elements together, well...to be honest, it's a little too Vegas show-girl for my liking. But I maintain that this a step forward, rather than a step back. She's slowly but surely getting back on track. I think.

EDIT: Mischa continues her stylish transformation with this gorgeous Elie Saab, straight from the runway, at the Fashion Dinner for AIDS in Paris.


What do you all think of Mischa's look? Step forward? Or step back?

Catch.

Romany

[photos courtesy of thesuperficial.com and popsugar.com]

8 comments:

A dreamer said...

shes um... growing up.
she looks a lot let innocent these days.
i do love her whole outfit, it looks great. tacky but i still love it.

JuliaFuentez said...

i think is step forward because she is trying to doesnt look efortless like always

FashionChips said...

Hi! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog - sure we can exchange links ^.^

And I was surprised by Mischa this week, quite liked her outfit! :)

The Clothes Horse said...

Step forward! I really like the look. I think it could be improved if the shrug was a furry vest. But the colors are lovely.

Cathy said...

i'm undecided...absolutely LOVE the dress - it's gorgeous - but not sure about the rest of the look. I think Mischa looks a bit too thin...

Puebla Chic said...

i think u r right... she looks a lil trashy here... she is just not the same and besides she is gettin to skinni now

IAMTHEANGELNEGRO said...

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beautyfull photos!

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Fashioncholic Girl said...

i think hey style is perfect but sometimes she makes very big mistakes :(