Style Fille: Carrie Bradshaw

Sex and the City 2 movie is hitting the theatres in exactly one week, and I thought it’d be fitting to showcase Patricia Field’s Carrie Bradshaw’s notable style choices over the 6 seasons of the HBO show…the original show that started it all (not the watered down Peachtree TV crap). It was those outfit choices, the crazy, the brave, and the mind-boggling choices that Carrie paraded season after season, that I am happy to say, made my personal clothing choices a little braver too. And for that, Pat Field, I thank you!

Remember that fur coat? You must remember! Season 1, shopping bags, and a fur coat – that was the beginning of Carrie. And that dress…I remember loving that dress the first time I saw it – when Carrie wore it to a wedding, and Big wouldn’t sign his name on the card…heartless jerk! Oh, and what’s up with those ugly shoes? Those are definitely not timeless.

The striped shirt, the unexpected color of her suit…love it all! 

She wore the outfit on the right, if I am not mistaken, to a party, where she eventually kissed Alanis Morisette…pleather dress, gold boots, and a huge-ass flower…which spawned flower-mania all over North America. 

More flowers and fur. I used to be obsessed with Carrie’s bag collection, and my favorite of them all used to be this Dior saddle bag. She wore this to Aidan’s store to meet him for the first time, right? And who doesn’t associate that large hair bun with Carrie Bradshaw? Signature Carrie up-do.

OMG, those Manolos! One pink, one blue. Way back when, I almost bought two pairs of shoes in different colors to attempt this look, but in the end didn’t want to waste money on two pairs of identical shoes…The look on the right was totally unexpected for Carrie (at least for me) – a little too polished, yet it is one of my all-time fave Carrie outfits – very Jackie O.

Two words: Dolce & Gabbana. Two more words: bejeweled panties. Two more words: fashion roadkill. One word to tie it all together: EPIC.

Oh, and that cropped shirt + pencil skirt + Gucci pouch + sideswept pony look was the reason I shelled out my hard-earned moola on that purse. I so loved this outfit on Carrie…and her long straight hair too…and how she handled Aidan’s passive-aggressive antics. Loved it.

Remember when Carrie and Aidan were engaged, how she refused to wear the ring on her finger? How she hid it among the piles, upon piles of pearls? Just another one of those instances, when warbrobe choices are so telling. And the skirt on the right…it was just so delightfully weird – I desperately wanted one too! I couldn’t find a better photo of it…but the back had feathers/ruffles attached to it…only Carrie.

Yet another warbrobe-envy item…that multicolored striped skirt, I really really liked it. Apparently though, it’s not a skirt – it’s a dress. Another example of Pat Field’s genius.

Carrie running to open the New York Stock Exchange, and Carrie going to the courthouse for jury duty, two more very memorable outfits. She looks so adorable in polka dots and overalls, no? Though I would definitely lose Berger as the accessory.

The stripes she wore to her book launch party, and that tent dress, designed to hide her pregnancy bump – I wasn’t too crazy about these looks, but they stood out in my memory, so I wanted to include them anyway.

Yet another refreshing Carrie choice. Remember that horrid date Charlotte was on, only to join Carrie and Berger on their awful date? The best part of it for me, other than Charlotte’s facial expressions, was the Mickey Mouse t-shirt under Carrie’s cream blazer. Since then, this look has been popping up on different runways through the years (I am looking at you, D&G).

And who can forget the day Carrie landed in Paris? Stripes, hat, pearls and all. A little ridiculous? Yes. Very Carries? You betcha.

A lot of people weren’t too fond of Petrovsky for Carrie…but I must admit…I kinda liked him. Also liked those over-the-knee boots, and her lady-like coat. So pretty!

And last, but not least…the ladybug dress…the one she wore at a Parisian cafe, while sitting next to a grumpy-looking dog, and then one she had one when she stepped in some dog merde too. Metaphor for her time in Paris, perhaps?

I know I skipped a lot of looks, like the “candy-striper”, “the tutu”, the “naked dress”, among others, I just couldn’t fit them all in. What were your fave Carrie looks from the series, and perhaps the ones I’ve missed? Are you excited about yet another movie? Share your thoughts and fond memories of the show in the comments!

Photo Credits: www.fabsugar.com, www.tfs.com

SATC2 Style: Carrie Bradshaw Poster

Please don’t hate me for liking this poster, but I really think, though outrageous, this poster is way better than that disco-ball-Barbie-disaster. Is it practical to tromp around the desert in high heels? No, it’s not. But Sex and the City’s (both movie and show) clothing choices have never been about dressing for reality nor practicality, pushing the boundaries and giving us, regular folk, a chance to marvel at something a bit more out there than what we’re used to instead. And for that reason, I think I like this poster, even if SJP is airbrushed within an inch of her life. May 27th cannot come soon enough!

Photo Credits: TFS

SATC2 Style: Official Photos

Seeing these new official photos of the fab four made me so very happy, as it’s been a while since I’ve seen any new pics from the set of Sex and the City 2. I do realize that there’s a good chance that the movie won’t be anything to toast a Cosmo to, but I can’t help but be excited for the release in May. All I know is my girlfriends and I will be there on the opening weekend, rain or shine. And even if the plot is cringeworthy, the fashion might still be its saving grace. From the looks of the photos, I am expecting lots of bright colors with a Moroccan twist. Can’t wait!

Photo Credits: www.InStyle.com

SJP NYC – SJP’s New Perfume

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Sarah Jessica Parker is launching another perfume, called SJP NYC, based on her most famous character – Carrie Bradshaw. I do love me some SJP, but I have never been a fan of celebrity fragrances, and feel that I won’t love this one either. Although maybe I should wait until it’s released before I judge. According to WWD, “the scent, a fruity floral by Parker and Firmenich’s Honorine Blanc, has top notes of Italian mandarin, white osmanthus and wild red strawberries; a heart of gardenia, honeysuckle, mimosa and red rose damascenia, and a drydown of sandalwood, vanilla absolute, rum flavor and creamy musks”. Hmm, floral scents? The only one that I actually love is Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf.

The bottle was also designed with Carrie in mind, meant to reflect “whimsy, fun and joie de vivre” of her closet. Do not love. For some reason, the bottle screams “Ed Hardy Reject” to me, and does not at all remind me of Carrie. Sigh. The fragrance will be available at Macy’s stores in February, and will launch worldwide in May (just in time for the release of the second Sex and The City movie). Do you want to smell like Carrie Bradshaw? Are you loving the packaging? Let me know!

Photo Credits: www.wwd.com

SATC2 Style: Studs and Acid Wash

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After a little SATC2 break, more photos of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie have surfaced! Hooray! This time Carrie is wearing a tiara-looking headband, and Balmain-looking studded acid wash jeans. Could be a cute outfit, IF she wasn’t wearing Uggs. I have to admit that I actually own a pair and wear them often during the slushy, snowy winters here in Canada, so I guess SJP is entitled to some comfort during the filming breaks too. But Carrie, Carrie would never be caught dead wearing those! Very curious to see what hot footwear she’ll rock in the movie instead!

Photo Credits: www.popsugar.com