Fugger: Mischa Barton
already covered Derby Day; now behold the Melbourne Cup.
It starts off well enough with her head…
… and then things get really hinky for a second there with that bodice, which looks like it was from a bin of leotards that failed quality-control tests. And then she ends in grand style with a great skirt in a lovely color. It’s like an episode of Gossip Girl: promising at the start, a bunch of stuff in the middle that flarghs around and repeats itself and takes us nowhere, and then a bang ending that you hope is setting up exciting things next time. Here’s hoping Mischa aces “next time” more than GG has been.
In a way, I am actually really relieved that Mischa Barton looks moderately cracked out here:
Primarily because I fear change. But also because I feel like this dress means she’s been spending some time lurking around the edges of the Game of Thrones set, and if we’re lucky, she might show up in season three as some kind of freaky sorceress and, frankly, her career could use the boost.
I don’t SUPER love this — it looks a bit like formal astro-turf — but it is SO MUCH BETTER than almost anything Mischa wore at any time over the past five-ish years that props must be given:
(Yeah, I’d swap the shoes out, too. But still. She has taken a very sharp veer away from Fug Madness Candidate in the last few weeks. It’s extremely relieving.)
I don’t know if June Ambrose is still styling Mischa Barton here:
But if she is, Mischa needs to send her a bonus. RIGHT THIS INSTANT.