Mischa Barton: Fashion Multi-Tasker

03/27/2007 at 04:30 PM ET

Mischa Barton is due at a launch for Keds in less than an hour, so she’s multi tasking: “These onion rings are good,” she announces on my arrival at her Knightsbridge hotel suite, with an onion ring in one hand and a pair of Keds sneakers in the other. As ambassador for the sneaker line, Mischa is in town for the brand’s London launch. “I design as well,” she says as I sneak a look at her super skinny jeans and make-up free, dewy complexion with green envy. “I have some input – especially these sneakers with the hearts on them, they were inspired by me,” she says proudly. “They’re even going to be sold at Topshop which I thought was cool.” So how does her home town of London compare in the style stakes to her native New York? “I am a bit of a downtown girl because I live in Tribeca. I like the vintage shopping in New York. English style is sometimes more refined, it’s more about matching.” One quick change later, she reappears in a sparkly Miu Miu black dress and matching black Keds. I guess she is a Brit at heart! — Monique Jessen

Photo: MARK CHILTON/RICHFOTO/GLOBE

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j on

treadmill, stepper, elliptical…any or all mischa, but ya gotta do SOMEthing for those legs girl!!!

KC on

That “keds” dress she has on is super cute!

Mary on

I still think there is something odd-looking about her legs. I can’t quite put my finger on it though.

Shel on

What’s odd about her legs is that they have absolutely no shape. Her ankles are almost the same size as her knees and there is just no definition to her legs at all. My daughter has the same type of leg–long and slim but no shape. A regular bike routine or even walking (uphill) would help add some definition and shape to her calves. Working out isn’t just for losing weight, but for adding tone and shape to muscles.

Carrie on

She has skinny – fat girl legs. No tone or definition, just plain skinny. She takes the cankle to a whole new level – thicankle. Not pretty.

Alejandra on

This girl needs to tone her legs, do some jogging, or actually play tennis perhaps. They are completely shapeless, and like that she can´t sell sneakers.

Jo on

Honestly, I dont see the problem with her legs. I hope nobody is saying her legs are fat! She is SO thin and she always has been. That black outfit is really cute, and the Keds pic is gorgeous! How can you say her legs arent beautiful in that pic?

Dawn on

Her legs show that she stays slim bye not eating not by excerise.

reanna on

Her legs are just fine. She’s wearing flats for crying out loud. It’s in everyone’s best interest to stop criticizing the appearances of young, perfectly healthy, women. Who are we to scrutinize a woman who is not only healthy, but, in the public eye, subject to the idolization of millions of young, impressionable girls?

KT from Cda on

Once again she is wearing terrible clothing. As for her legs, so what. Just b/c she is famous doesn’t mean that she has to be pin thin from top to bottom. Lets all stop about the weight issue. People who are having difficulties with beating the starving or sticking their fingers down their throughts don’t need to read that. All this critisms about weight issues is just making them work harder at trying to kill themselves to be thin. How ab out accepting someone for who they are.

shopoholic on

i love mischa! she is so trendy i love her wardrobe!

Kai on

I don’t think that people are saying that her legs are fat…it’s more about her legs not being toned. They have the kind of shapelessness that shows mischa is naturally thin, but probably never works out. She’s lucky to stay thin without working out (unless she does it by not eating which is BAD), but her legs could look healthier and more defined if she did.

Ashley on

By no means does Mischa have fat legs – that is just ridiculous! I love her Keds dress, it is so cute! You go Mischa – I think you are beautiful just the way you are! :o)

re KT from canada on

apart from the terrible clothing bit, i agree.. you cannot change your ankles as much as you’d like to!!! and fyi she has a bril fashion sense featured in style mags loads… she dresses a lot better than you do (or would)

Heather on

She always dresses HORRIBLE. Why is she even famous?

Alice on

Jeez, her legs are fine.

KT from Cda on

To the one who addressed my concerns about weight issues. And you know me how? How do you know what I dress like? You don’t. For all you know I could be dressed like a million bucks right now. I just love how when anyone gives their point of views of something and someone doesn’t agree they automatically say you are jealous. I think she dresses bad sometimes. I didn’t say all the time. I just think she needs to pick some better choices. I actually don’t mind the design of the keds dress. I just don’t like to wear things that have words on it. But thanks for agreesing about the weight issue. I was sticking up for Mischa. Maybe she is proud of her legs.

jennie-suz on

The white keds dress is super-cute! The black dress is hard to tell mostly because of the angle of the picture. Square to the camera is perhaps the least flattering way to be photographed. Also, the short-sleeves give her a hunched-over appearance, but again that could be the angle more than anything. 45 degrees, Mischa, and you would have nailed it.

Shellsea on

Hi everybody, I’ve been reading these wonderful posts for awhile now and thought I’d jump on board. I’m not digging the potato-sack Mischa’s wearing in the Keds ad (shame on you, Keds) but the little black number is very cute w/o being childish or girlie.

Steph on

Have you seen Mishca’s mom? That’s a preview of mishca 20 years from now. Perhaps that’s why she doesn’t have “shapely and toned” legs…

Anne on

Mischa doesn’t have the weight issue unlike most others. She is naturally slim and the legs are the result of her being active most of the time. BUT, please, leave the poor girl alone. She doesn’t need all of these negative cricism from us. She can dress whatever she wants to do. She’s a model and an actress and thats her life.

Chirsta on

The dress she’s wearing in the poster ad for Keds is super cute, although I hate wording on any article of clothing, but the dress was for an ad she was doing for Keds.

I actually like her little black dress though. She looks much more put together, instead of frumpy and icky looking. The look isn’t horrible, it’s ok, better than the last red carpet pic I seen her in. I know she’s promoting Keds and all, but I would have loved to see a heel on her to bring the look and style of the dress together. I do love the Keds flat mary-jane looking shoe. Those are very cute, just not with that dress, IMO.

Natalie on

She has fat knees. Her legs are super skinny, but her knees look weird, chubby or something!?
I agree with everyones comments. Honestly, I don’t think she can do exercises to get rid of that, its just the way her legs are shaped. Trust me, I’m sure she works out plenty, she’s in Hollywood!!!
I know athletes who have cankles. There’s just nothing you can do about it. Not everybody is perfect I guess.

Priscilla on

lol it’s funny to see all that criticism. I would kill to have her legs, her body and her face and of course her $$$$$$$

lauren on

i just want to know something..
¿is she the actual campaign image for keds?

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