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Are The Clothes In “Sex and the City 2″ Realistic For 40-Something Women?

Some film stills from the “Sex and the City” sequel are out, and we’ve been staring at the gang’s style to figure out how we feel about it. Is it realistic? Aspirational? Bold? Completely rooted in fantasy but totally entertaining? And which looks will influence fashion trends (because that’s inevitable)?

For the new look of 40-something Carrie, costume designer Patricia Field and Sarah Jessica Parker wanted to portray a different side of the fashion-fanatic character. Director Michael Patrick King explained that the first images released of Carrie (remember that glam white dress with the sunglasses?) were intentionally styled: “This one is about evolution. They — Pat and Sarah Jessica — wanted to pick a simple, clean, American line. It’s a vintage piece of Halston, which is fancied up with those crazy gold sunglasses. They wanted to show Carrie’s grown-upness. All the girls have hands-on feelings about their clothes.”

When looking at their wardrobes, we have a hard time deciding whether the “SATC” characters represent something fun and inspirational for the image of 40-somethings (will grown women follow their lead?), or if they remain in the realm of laughable entertainment and fiction. Take a look at a few more images from “Sex and the City 2″ after the jump, and tell us what you think! [LA Times via Racked] Keep reading »

What Happened To “Sex And The City”?

Carrie Bradshaw and the gang have come a loooong way since the first season of “Sex and the City” premiered on HBO in 1998. That first episode — with its interstitial voiceovers from minor characters, which thankfully didn’t make it out of the first season, unfortunate hair, sometimes wacky outfits and Carrie chain-smoking in her studio apartment — is what made America fall in love with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda. These were four single women living, working, loving and partying in the playground of New York City. We could have been like them. They were a version of us with cooler jobs and a seemingly endless capacity to wear four inch heels, but we could aspiringly relate to them. But now, things are different. Read more Keep reading »

Carrie Bradshaw Wears Stilettos In The Sand

Check out the poster for “Sex and the City 2,” which hits theaters May 27. Carrie Bradshaw is truly a marvel. Not only is she able to walk across sand in heels without sinking (or rolling an ankle), but she doesn’t seem to sweat in the Abu Dhabi heat either! Keep reading »

Brush Up On Your Turban Tying Skills

When the first “Sex and the City” movie was released, the midnight showing garnered an interesting mix: 20-something girls with their friends alongside teeny-boppers dressed in their best prom outfits attempting to pull off the Carrie Bradshaw style. So if this is any indication of the audience we can expect to find for the sequel, then get ready for more imitations of the characters’ fashion choices and fake Cosmos in the theaters. But this time, taking the place of tutu dresses will be Carrie’s vacation-inspired outfits from Pat Field, including one very interesting, standout turban. So, in preparation, it’s time to get to practicing your turban-tying skills. [For some us who couldn't be less excited about "SATC2," it's simply handy to know how to tie a mean turban. -- Editor] Read on for step-by-step instructions. Keep reading »

Here’s Your Chance to Steal Carrie Bradshaw’s Wardrobe

Everyone knows that Sarah Jessica Parker’s wardrobe for her character Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City is beyond enviable. From the high heels to the brilliant accessories to the odd little pieces that stylist Patricia Field works in, each and every item is a gem. For most, many of these pieces are impossible to own given their high price tags and designer names. But now, with the upcoming release of the second film, a boutique in London called Start London, is giving away ONE Halston Heritage dress. If you’ve seen the trailer, its the light pink floaty number that Carrie wears along with a silver turban. Here’s the problem – you’ll have to be the perfect size—a 10—for the dress to fit, but we say, good luck to all! [Grazia] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Carrie Bradshaw Is An Icon For The Decade

  • The ’70s had Mary Tyler Moore. The ’80s had Murphy Brown. The ’90s had Ellen. And the aughties have Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex & The City,” writes Naomi Wolf. [Guardian UK]
  • “If I see a floral print or pastel dress in my closet, I think: ‘Ugh, gross! I don’t want to wear that,’” a woman tells The New York Times Style section. “Anything more girly, I just see as weak. It’s not cool to be demure.” Thoughts? [NYT]
  • Remember how the U.S. Army said it was court marshaling soldiers who got pregnant? They’ve scrapped that proposed policy after women’s groups complained. Apparently four female soldiers already got in trouble, though. [Reuters]

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