Mischa Barton Reveals Her Style Influences

12/11/2008 at 06:40 PM ET

Richard Young/Startraks

No one could every accuse Mischa Barton of having a fear of fashion, and in her video blog, the fashion muse does a little on-camera musing of her own, contemplating what style means to her and reflecting on the influences that led to her unique look. “I think that personal sense of style is all about being individual,” she says, “and wearing whatever makes you feel comfortable — as quirky or as normal and safe as you want to be.” How would she describe her own look? “It’s just kind of eclectic and all over the place,” she says. And although the jet setter counts her travels as a major influence, ultimately, it’s all about the rock ‘n’ roll: “I think my favorite fashion icons have always been women of the ’70s – real rock & roll chicks like Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithfull.” The actress finds it a little more difficult to get inspired by today’s stars, however. “I like quirkiness in people,” she explains. “And I like people who just dress like what suits them and their personality.” Her choice for a modern fashion tastemaker? Fellow actress Zooey Deschanel, she says, “has awesome style.” Click here to see Mischa’s video blog. Then tell us: Which Hollywood star do you think has the best style?

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Kay on

I love the whole headband thing, but I dont were Mischa gets her style from!

Lindaa on

Her fashion choices are horrid!!!

Jennifer on

Please someone tell Mischa Bartn that the little hippie chick thing DOESN’T WORK ON HER! She is an extremely tall, curvy, large-size person, she looks best in tasteful elegant SIMPLE clothes. She looks like a retard in those headbands.

pamela on

Mischa always looks bad…big chick trying to look cute….doesn’t ever work with her…she needs a stylist.

Jamie on

I decided that she should atleast make her part more to the side and defined a little better. she should have a stylist…

Dorothy on

One my favorite stars in terms of timeless style and fashion are: Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba.
Contemporary style award goes to Rihanna no doubt!
Misha Barton+Olsen twins+Chloe Sevigny are on top of the worst dressed list almost all the time-they seem to never get it right.

shireen on

its ok to be eclectic and original in your style, but the outfit should at least be pleasing to the eye.

My fashion favourites are Eva Mendes, SJP, Rachel Bilson, Anne Hathway, Kate Hudson. They are cool but feminine. And they allllways look good.

lisi on

Why are we listening to a hippie headband druggie for anything involving fashion. She has a bad sense of style and needs to go to style rehab.

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