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Carrie Bradshaw Is Dead

Once upon a time, Carrie Bradshaw was a role model for women across America, and “Sex and the City” promised a Manolos and men-filled life. Even after the show was canceled, it lived on in reruns, and the movie version brought lady viewers back in droves. Now, though, the recession promises to finally put to bed women’s “Sex and the City” pipe dreams, or so says Vanity Fair, when one male writer takes a ride on the “SATC” bus tour. From a sad visit to the sex shop where Charlotte bought her Rabbit vibrator to the Magnolia Bakery cupcake-eating gaggle of female tourists who ragingly recount every single episode, some women are still desperately trying to hold on to “Sex and the City” escapism, instead of sinking into the reality of the great 21st century depression. By the end of the tour of this female fantasyland that never really existed: “We all realize what an obsessively ridiculous, embarrassing, empty, and needy exercise this has been.” Us, too. [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »

Is A Sex And The City Prequel Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is penning two teen novels about Carrie Bradshaw’s adolescence. As a “Sex and the City” fanatic and Carrie-phile, I’m know I’m excited. I’m a 22-year-old who watched SATC as a teen, and I can tell you adults really underestimate the sexual knowledge of teenagers. But is this prequel idea too much of a good thing? Some think the movie went too far already. Has Carrie jumped the shark? Bushnell’s backtracking to the girls’ adolescent years could lead to SATC overload. For now, I’m torn, but either way I’m willing to bet I’ll be looking for the The Carrie Diaries in 2010, when I’ll be a 25-year-old reading a book about teens. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Drinking Green, Lindsay Lohan’s New Company, And Educated Sex Workers

  • How do you stay “green” when you’re out on the town? Order a mixed drink; they require less energy than blended ones. No more Daiquiris for you. [LiveScience]
  • Lindsay Lohan is launching a company called Stay Gold. Right now, they’re developing a self-tanner and a line of leggings. As if one leggings line from LiLo wasn’t enough. [NYMag.com]
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    Five Female Bloggers (Not Named Julia Allison) Who Should Be On The Cover Of A Magazine

    Hey, do you read Wired? I don’t (Catherine has a subscription), but I am taking notice of Wired now – the cover of their August issue is certainly a departure from covers’ past and I must admit I recognize the pretty face, though many of you may not. Under the headline “Internet Famous: Julia Allison and the Secrets of Self-Promotion”, the August cover features Julia Allison, an NYC-based blogger who, among other things, covers sex and relationships for Time Out New York. She was recently dubbed “the modern day Carrie Bradshaw” by The New York Times because she writes about her personal life on her blog. Allison just launched a new blog/web portal called NonSociety.com with her best friends Meghan Asha and Mary Rambin. Now it should go without saying that thanks to platforms like Word Press, Blogger, Tumblr, and Type Pad, everyone from your crazy next door neighbor to my Grandma can blog, but usually one doesn’t end up on the cover of a major magazine like Wired as a result. So what’s Allison doing there and why should you care? Keep reading »

    The Daily Squeeze: Hot Royalty, Paris Hilton’s Tinkberbell, And Carrie Bradshaw

  • Forbes named the 20 Hottest Young Royals. Hopefully, the numbers don’t mean anything, because Prince William is number one. [Forbes]
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    Sex And The City: Even Carrie’s Apartment Grew Up

    This is Carrie’s apartment during the SATC series. Really eclectic, a little messy. It looks like a real apartment. Okay, now check out her apartment — supposedly the same one — in the Sex and the City movie. The bedroom looks so…neat! What happened? Does Carrie pay someone to clean her apartment now that she’s a regular contributor at Vogue? Amelia thinks the bed looks smaller. I think it’s a little hard to tell, but why would someone downsize? Once you go queen, you never go back. One flaw we’ve found so far is that the radiator is missing in the photo from the movie. This might be because the photo is from decorating magazine Traditional Home, and the editors might have airbrushed it out to make the photo more visually pleasing. This better be the case, otherwise the movie’s producers/set designers have some explaining to do. [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

    Quick Pic: Carrie Bradshow Comes Home To NYC

    “Hello lover.” [Sex and the City premiere, New York City, 5/27/08] Keep reading »

    StyleHiving: The Women Of Sex And The City

    For six seasons, Sex and the City made it its mission to shape pretty much every aspect of our lives — the cocktails we drank, the ensembles we wore, the way we dished about sex, how we dealt with men, how many friends we had (you know you feel kinda like you’re living in your own little SATC world every time you’re out with four friends!), how we defined ourselves (I consider myself a “Carrie”, what about you?), and so much more. The SATC impact is so strong, it continued on unabated well after the series ended. May 30th is just around the corner, a date marking the much anticipated SATC movie premiere where we will all be reunited with our four favorite fictional gal pals. Once it hits, there is little doubt that this is all anyone will be talking about (well, the entire female population at least), and any garment even remotely resembling an item seen on the big screen will fly off the racks faster than you can say Manolo Blahnik.

    Thanks to a little thing called “promotional pictures”, we can satiate out intense need for a SATC fix, plus get a head-start on replicating the signature styles of our favorite socialistas. Why not start by channeling your inner Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, or Charlotte on your next big date? Keep reading »

    Crave: The Toned-Down Version Of Carrie Bradshaw

    Sarah Jessica Parker’s headband at the London premiere of SATCmight be a bit much, but, in my opinion, a hint of feather in the hair is quite nice. [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »

    Carrie Bradshaw Would Like Her Desk Back

    After Sex and the City ended its run on HBO in 2004, Carrie’s desk and laptop were donated to The Smithsonian museum. But then when they decided to do a movie and needed them back. (I don’t understand why they would need her laptop back — if she really is a successful writer with a few books under her belt, you would think that she could afford a MacBook Air.) The Smithsonian was rather reluctant to hand over the props, and Sarah Jessica Parker had to get involved: “After the series finale The Smithsonian called us to ask for the desk and laptop from the TV show. They only released it back [for use for the film] after I made several personal calls. When it was suggested I use a replica because no one would know it a replica, I said ‘I will know.’ We had to have that desk — as a writer, it’s an extension of you.” [ContactMusic.com]
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