There’s a hell of a lot more to Sarah Jessica Parker than Carrie Bradshaw and Manolos. For example, did you know that her favorite movie is “The Way We Were,” and that her dream duet partner is Doris Day? Bet not. Thankfully, Vogue got to spend five minutes with the “Sex and the City” star in her New York City brownstone, where the style icon was grilled (in lightning round-fashion) about 73 things—from books and motherhood to food and her high school prom. In case you didn’t love SJP enough, this should just about do it for ya.
“It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way ["Sex and the City"] was a more innocent time. … I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other women in “Sex and the City” were really nice to each other. … It’s the random cruelty I really don’t understand. It’s not good for us. I don’t know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place.”
Sarah Jessica Parker confessed to British Harper’s Bazaar that media depictions of female friendship have evolved for the worse, and she kind of has a point. “Sex and the City” was never about petty lady-to-lady competition. Who knows, if the girls had lived and brunched in the time of “Real Housewives” and Twitter, their world may have been very different. She also had thoughts on why Carrie Bradshaw was so relatable (even though she was also so annoying): Keep reading »
Like so many ladies, I have a storied love/hate relationship with “Sex And The City.” Carrie Bradshaw infuriates me on the regular, but that hasn’t stopped me from periodically binge-watching the show and wondering whether Carrie would ever work it out with the one and only Mr. Big. Yes, the fact that she ends up with such a commitment-phobic jerk with little personality to speak of is a pretty crappy example for viewers, but Big has his redeeming moments. Try to imagine, though, what would’ve happened if Carrie had gone a different route. When the series finale was filmed, the show’s creators put together three alternate endings, apparently in an attempt to leave the crew unaware of how the series would conclude so they couldn’t give away any secrets. Enjoy, and try to imagine what a challenge it would’ve been for producers to cobble together two subsequent films from any of these alternate endings. (Let’s be real, nobody would want to spend two hours in a movie theatre watching Carrie’s marriage to the Russian). [Into The Gloss]
The fashion world is up in arms at the rumor the Anna Wintour is considering Sarah Jessica Parker to take her place as the next editor-in-chief of Vogue. Sometimes I confuse SJP with her alter ego Carrie Bradshaw. They’re both New York fixtures and total fashionistas, which is why it would make perfect sense for SJP to succeed Anna Wintour and run the magazine. Well, it sort of would, if we ignore the fact that she has no editorial experience that I know of and that there are Vogue employees who have been with the company for decades and toiled their way up to an opportunity like that through years of hard work. Keep reading »
So many Well Played fashion moments this week, so little time. Natalie Portman and Sarah Jessica Parker brought out the big guns for the New York City Ballet Fall Gala (someday I hope to be fancy enough to be invited to a “gala” or some sort), Eva Mendes looked radiant at Vanidades’s Icons of Style Gala, Miranda Kerr worked it the opening night of Romeo & Juliet on Broadway, and Blake Lively rocked a cool pantsuit situation at the Beauty in Wonderland event in Milan. Which star do you think was the best dressed of the week?
Sarah Jessica Parker wore this badass leather jacket/distressed jeans combo out on a walk with her kids in NYC, and I’m dying to recreate it (have I mentioned I’m totally fine buying jeans full of holes, but I am firmly against the concept of pre-scuffed shoes?). I found similar pieces to get SJP’s cool mom look, and the best part? Everything’s 60 bucks or less. Read on for shopping details! Keep reading »
Well now. Is this Sarah Jessica Parker, or Jocelyn Wildenstein in her better days? Neither? Ooookay, moving right along then. [Huffington Post]
I just don’t get it, SJP. Aren’t you supposed to be, like, a fashion thing? I’m cool with the dress, even though it looks kind of like a Thanksgiving tablecloth, but paired with snakeskin pumps in Lisa Frank’s favorite colors and a blue velvet purse, I can’t help but feel like even Carrie Bradshaw would get all judgy on this one. This isn’t a look, it’s just like, items.
“I don’t love the idea of playing another woman who loves fashion and is slightly flawed in New York City. I loved Carrie, and I don’t want to do the poor man’s version of her. And while those are often the lucrative things to do, it’s more reason to look in the other direction.”
–Carrie Bradshaw, er, I mean, Sarah Jessica Parker tells Elle that her days of playing Carrie clones are over. I’m not sure I totally believe this, but it’s definitely an encouraging thought, and I look forward to seeing what SJP has in store for us now that she’s officially hanging up her Manolos. In other news, I need that necklace in my jewelry box, like, now. [Huffington Post]