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Mischa Barton 'Styled By June' Segment Shows The Star's Softer Side (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/07/2012 12:50 pm Updated: 03/21/2012 9:37 am

It's been a while since Mischa Barton stepped into the spotlight, something the actress is acutely aware of. Perhaps that's why she's working with June Ambrose, the celebrity stylist with a new VH1 show called "Styled By June."

Fun fact: like Blake Lively before her, Mischa's never worked with a stylist before. But in the video above, taken from the March 19 premiere of "Styled By June," Mischa and June begin to rehab the fallen star's image via fashion.

It's an image that could use a serious overhaul. With surprising candor, Mischa admits, "Press is definitely not one of my stronger points." Things got out of hand, she says, because she was so young when it all began:

I was literally 17 when "The O.C." blew up. the paparazzi and that craziness, it sucks the soul out of you and it distracts you. That was why the press attention made me reel the way it did, and it made me a bit angry and want to do my own thing.

That, June decides is no longer an option. Check out a softer, appealing Mischa in the video above... and how far she's come, style-wise, in the slideshow below.

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  • 2003

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  • 2004 in Matthew Williamson

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  • 2004 in Dior

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  • 2004 in Roberto Cavalli

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  • 2004 in Miss Sixty

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  • 2004

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  • 2004

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  • 2004

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  • 2005 in Dior

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  • 2005

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  • 2005

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  • 2005 in Zac Posen

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  • 2005

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  • 2007

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  • 2007

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  • 2007

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  • 2008

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  • 2010

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  • 2011

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  • 2012

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  • 2012

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  • 2012

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