Sunday, May 22, 2011

Then and Now: Bebe Buell and Mischa Barton

 
I love the badass rock'n'roll chic of Bebe Buell - that wild wavy hair and eccentric style (do you love that Oscar Wilde shirt as much as I do? Check out Worn Free for a similar tee ... I know I am already waiting for them to restock in my size) is just as iconic as her infamous tales of 70s debauchery. Apparently I am not alone in loving her style - just check out Mischa Barton's take on her look. Long wavy hair, smoky eyes, and chains of jewelry top off the grungy-glam party gal look. 
Mischa has declared many times over the years that she looks to the style icons of decades past for inspiration. Under the tutelage of Rachel Zoe, Mischa's look was crafted after the styles of Twiggy and Peggy Lipton. Après-Zoe, Mischa claimed that her style heroes were Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithfull, and they were the women whose pictures hung on her walls growing up. Of her look, she has said "I am a weird replica of the 70s." Weird indeed* - she always pairs her vintage looks with slightly off-kilter, sometimes kitschy items, making many of her outfits land on both the best-dressed and 'what was she thinking?' lists. With a laundry list of icons like Twiggy, Peggy, Marianne, and Anita, I think that it's quite possible that there could be a legitimate Buell-via-Barton look happening. 
Though Mischa was undoubtedly a fashion idol of mine (especially during the O.C. days), and I certainly love that she is a kindred spirit of sorts in terms of our fashion icons, I prefer the wild child style of the muse to so many rockers who turned rock star in her own right. 

*But I mean weird in a good way (... don't I always?)

4 comments:

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i don't care what anyone says anymore, i still want to be mischa barton

Alexis said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

agreed. i'd kill for those cheekbones.
speaking of misch, i found my marissa cooper 'never forget' tee in my closet the other day. do you still have yours?? i've been itching to wear mine out since i found it :)

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Hey darling! Bebe mentioned your blog in an interview:

http://fashion.elle.com/culture/2012/02/24/bebe-buell-talks-boyfriends-music-that-dirty-word/

"ELLE: Has anyone ever approached you about making a film about you? Who would you want to play you?
BB: Let’s put it this way, it’s definitely been something that’s starting to be discussed in very recent times. Amanda Seyfried is like a little baby version of me. They’d have to put her in nine inch platforms to have my height. Zooey Deschanel maybe. She’s got the eyes and she can sing. And believe it or not, and I know I’m probably gonna get tons of flack for this, but when she was younger and she had it together, Mischa Barton. Some of the style blogs put her picture next to me and she’s somebody who could’ve absolutely done it, too."

Wow!! you should be proud of that!! well done darling!!

xoxoxox

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