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 »
Over the last few weeks, two very popular TV shows came to an end. “Breaking Bad” went out with a bang, while “Dexter” flatlined and choked on its own absurdity. Don’t worry — I won’t spoil either of those show conclusions for you (for now). But I will spoil the endings to these 12 other shows. Click on, if you dare…
“Sex and the City” is one of the many shows I have a love-hate relationship with. In the beginning it was a groundbreaking show for portraying women in their thirties as single (without judging them to be spinsters), being frank about the fact that women enjoyed sex and for showing each to be independent and successful. Then it sort of became shoe porn and harder to understand why Carrie was obsessed with Big, a guy who seemed pretty indifferent and outright mean to her. Oh, well.
No matter how much hate I have for the show, I have a lot of love for it and will probably always watch the TV series or movie with glee if it is put in front of my face. With great love and admiration comes great parody. The “Sex and the City” 3-quel twitter perfectly captures Carrie’s not-so-clever, on the nose, voice overs in a way only a fan could. You would have had to have watched quite a few seasons to get Bradshaw’s naive, pun-y musings about romance in the big city down so well. Read more on College Candy…
Ready to feel old? This week marked the 15th anniversary of the premiere of ”Sex and the City,” when we first met the Manolo-wearing Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. But the gang’s glam fashion was only one aspect of the show’s claim to fame. It was really the relationships — the good, the bad, and the frightening — that had has hooked. And whether you were Team Big or Team Aidan, there was at least a handful of the quartet’s love interests that ring a bell for us all. I’ve rounded up 20 types of former flames from the TV show that we can all relate to from our dating past. Whether it’s a mama’s boy, a fetish-obsessed fella, or a wedding hookup, you’re sure to see a guy you’ve dated in this group. Read more on Tres Sugar…
“I remember when we screened the first movie in London, when Mr. Big shows Carrie that closet he’s built for her and the entire audience clapped. I found that devastating. Maybe that’s a strong word, but I was disheartened. Because I thought: ‘Is this what these women in the audience think true love is? A man who has enough money to buy you a walk-in closet?’ ”
– Cynthia Nixon in this week’s New York Times‘ Style section, revealing she’s not unaware of the many worthy criticisms about “Sex & The City,” especially how money has factored into Carrie’s relationship with Big.
After the jump, Nixon also addressed, again, the controversial remarks she made last year in the Times‘ Magazine when she said that homosexuality was a choice for her. She was in a relationship and had children with a man before falling in love with a woman, which she said makes her subject to certain “litmus test(s)” in the community. Keep reading »
No one would accuse Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell of being not-fancy. This is the woman, after all, who popularized Manolo Blahniks and finance fiancés named Mr. Big. But even I’ll admit this entire New York Times Magazine profile of Bushnell, whose book The Carrie Diaries, has just debuted as a CW drama, is “too much,” even for me, a looky-loo who likes to gawk at the lives of rich folks.
As a native Connecticut-ite, here are the most ridiculously stereotypical tidbits in the Candace Bushnell piece: Keep reading »