Well Played, Mischa Barton


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.)

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Comments (28):

  1. TaraMisu

    *bangs head on desk*

    Stop with the shooties. Now. Please.

    But she does look good otherwise, for her.

    • deee

      She wears that horrible shoe style all the time. why? why? WHY?

      Not a fab but definitely not a fug.

      • Jules

        I think she is trying to hide something, with those shoes all the time.
        Like maybe she has an extra toe?

  2. Pamela

    I’ve been on OC binge recently and I am so happy she’s looking healthier and her clothes are better. It was distressing to see Marisa Cooper look like a homeless bloated hobo for those few years.

    • Kat

      Agreed! I’m quite happy that someone is dressing her properly, but I’d REALLY like to shake the hand of the person who’s been hosing her off and brushing her hair.

  3. Josephine

    All I can focus on is how good and not washed-out her face & hair look. It’s almost like she’s back to her lovely O.C. self!

  4. kristen

    I think you’re being too kind. I do not like this look.

  5. Sarah

    While the stylist is definitely helping, she just looks so much happier and self confident whatever she’s wearing lately. Glad we can go back to focusing on just how pretty she is rather than what monstrosity she is wearing or whether she borrowed Homer Simpson’s makeup gun.

  6. em

    Those shoes look like water socks.

    And how can killing a muppet, shearing it, and dying its pelt black ever be well played?

    • Kris

      Actually, I think she’s just wearing a goth Muppet, no dye or shearing required.

  7. Billie

    Isn’t it the wrong time of year for this dress? This dress would be super adorable for a fun holiday fete, but not a July appearance.

    As is, however, she does look fresh and fantastic.

  8. ML

    Hell, she may not even be a Fug Madness play-in candidate this year. It’s like Duke failing to qualify for the Big Dance.

  9. CJ

    I like it from the ankles up. I HATE those shoes. I’d switch them out for simple black pumps maybe?

    Her hair and face are looking great though. She looks healthy.

    • Julie

      Yeah, agreed. Thank goodness she’s not trowelling on the makeup any more.

  10. vandalfan

    And STILL with the shoes.

  11. sadeyedlady

    that dress is too short for her fat knees.

    • Kristin

      I don’t think her knees are fat, but she doesn’t have especially shapely legs, so miniskirts don’t really suit her. Those horrid shoes certainly don’t help.

  12. Mahastee

    My figure is quite similar to hers, so I WISH she would give up on the mini skirts and the shooties.
    A defined waist, knee length skirts and peep-toe shoes are infinitely more flattering for pears like us. See her previous post in the blue bird dress for proof.

    Also, this makes me want to scratch. Great face and hair though.

  13. Sajorina

    I think it’s FAB, except for the clogs! Another “YAY!” for Mischa!

  14. Susan

    She has such a beautiful face that it makes me sad whenever her outfits don’t hold up to her facial beauty. Micsha you can do it keep on working at it…..

  15. helen

    One prominent glossy mag proclaimed this poor girl to be the next most beautiful, style icon thing a few years ago and then it all went wrong. The shoes aren’t flattering at all. I hate commenting but it does intrigue me how things changed for this one.

  16. Ms. A.

    Haha that guy behind her is definitely scoping that!
    Anyways, she looks healthy, but that dress looks like a giant dead tarantula.
    Those shoes. GET RID.

  17. Laceflower

    This is not a summer look; and those shoes!

  18. Aria

    I kinda like the dress (but the shoes should be killed with fire), and and I don’t think she has “fat knees” that ruin the dress.

    Also, really like her hair this color rather than the yellow-blond it was previously and her face looks great here too

  19. Shiitake

    Hate the hooves.

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