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Mischa Barton Launches Clothing Line
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
May 11, 2012
Mischa Barton is officially starting a new chapter in her career.
After being tabloid fodder for years, the former O.C. star is turning her focus to fashion (and also looking healthier and better than she has in a long time), officially launching her contemporary collection Mischa in Dubai.
She's also set to launch her store opening in London next month, and she hopes to bring the line to the U.S. by the end of the year.
"It's for women ranging from 15 to 35. There are different pieces that will appeal to different styles, but the main thing is I wanted it to feel functional and easy to wear," Mischa tells WWD about the collection.
Featuring everything from dresses to jumpsuits, leggings and cardigans, Mischa's line ranges from $45 to $450 and is already enjoying some success -- it launched two months ago online, selling out within days.
So is she the next Nicole Richie?
For now, no.
"I'm not looking at being mass market. I'd like to grow the business organically," she says.
And good news for those fearing Mischa's going in the way of the Olsen twins -- she dishes that acting is still very much her focus, but that the new fashion line "gives [her] an opportunity to take out [her] creative energies."