Friday, 3 August 2012

Fashion Flashback - Sex & The City


Think Carrie Bradshaw i.e. Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and The City and
the first thing that comes to mind, after Manolos, is the adorable tutu from the
opening credits (Did you know they bought that from a vintage store for $5?)
after which come a series of no less fabulous outfits. 
Needless to say, her tres chic wardrobe in the TV show as well as the movies has made for the object of many a girl's dreams.

Season One showed Carrie in various vintage outfits. All very stylish but
more on the comfortable, casual side. Even though she dressed well, she
was always more on the Plain Jane side what with her wild curly hair and all.
Her outfits ranged from borderline stylish to stylish but they were all very
evidently thrifted or vintage. As the seasons went on, her clothing became
more opulent. What started with a cutesy tutu ended with a tutu too; but a far
more extravagant one at that (the pink tutu dress Carrie wore when she went
to Paris? Last episode of the last season?) 

The last season was however, our favorite in terms of her wardrobe, as we loved all the big, tutu 
dresses she wore – the dusty gray Atelier Versace gown being one of the most prominent.

When the season started, she was a columnist from NYC who knew how to
dress well and had messy hair. Later, we see her as the author of the SATC
book, which consequently leads to a change in her style. She becomes a
lot more posh, a lot more elegant as opposed her previously eclectic sense
of style and, of course, her hair goes from just-out-of-bed to I-just-paid-my-
stylist-$500-bucks-to-make-my-hair-look-like-I-just-got-out-of-bed. If I were to
pinpoint where exactly this changes in wardrobe came about it would have to
be the fourth season and then the sixth season.

Her shimmery, nude, strapless dress and her yellow crinkle, A-line skirt were
some memorable outfits from season two and season three saw her in the
black one shouldered dress with the oversized broach that became oh-so-
chic after it was seen on the show. 


Season 3 also gave us a slightly more
eccentric Carrie who sported different colored Manolos and the black and silver Flapper-style dress.

In Season four she sported the most daring of all her
outfits – the cobalt blue coat with the nude, sparkly Dolche and Gabbana
undies for the runway show and also the slightly less out there striped A-
line skirt with the Gucci hip-bag. 
This was also the season in which she wore
her oh-so-many pearls-necklace which are today a must-have accessory.
Season five: Ms. Bradshow gave us the soon-to-iconic, Anna Molinari silk and
feather trim dress and the pastel-pink, 60s inspired baby-doll dress with the
Swarovski clutch. 

The full, floral, empire waist dress, the layered tunic with
the peddle pushers(she wore this in the “he broke up with me over a Post-it”
eisode?) and the black coat over the red and black polka dotted dress with the
green silk trim were two memorable outfits from season 6.
The Carrie from the movies was a whole different Carrie. Not to say that she
didn't exude the same charisma or was any less fabulous, the clothing was
just very different. 
A lot of her clothes in SATC The Movie were vintage (the
red and white flower peplum dress that she wore to the auction with the bright
orange Fendi hard pencil case?) but the still seemed far more high-end than
her previous look in the series where her vintage clothing looked vintage;
before the last few seasons, that is. It’s also a lot more edgy with some
pretty funky pieces like the studded belt that she wear almost throughout
the movie, the magenta, backless dress and also her Eiffel Tower purse
by Tommy Woods which was encrusted with 6,300 Swarovski crystals and
cost a whopping $3000. Known to “merch up” her outfits with handbags and
shoes, Carrie seen holding an array of delightful handbags like the Salvatore
Ferragamo pheasant feather bag. In the last season where the girls all head
out to a NYC nightclub, Carrie sported a gorgeous printed ensemble with a
pair of Dior sandals and a VBH handbag. 
Another big part of the movie was
Carries to-die-for wedding gown by Vivienne Westwood which as many of you
may remember, “kicked her sweet little suit's ass” in the running for the perfect
wedding outfit.

The latest movie, which had a mere $10 million budget, gives us a Halston
Heritage-clad Carrie Bradshaw who seems to have traded her love for vintage
in for quirky. 

Plaid shirts with high-waisted denim capris and a Chanel canvas
tote and an adorable pair of Brian Atwood Loca Platform Pumps in light
blue suede with gold studding, the J'Adore Dior Tee with the HUGE
Zac Posen skirt, the flowy, bright orange maxi dress, the magnificent blue
strapless gown with gold detailing, the pink, one shoulder, Halston dress with
the multi-colored turban, the white tie and dye jumper, the green printed A-
line dress with a scalloped hem with an Adriana Castro Eva the clutch and
many, many more such outfits. Alongside the ever-present Manolos were
the Louboutins as well – she wore her shimmery purple-tiered dress with the
Christian Louboutin Sylvia Large Softy Calf Hobo Bag with Hand Wrapped
Leather Handle and the Christian Louboutin Gino Yellow and Black Round
Toe T-Strap shoes.

Vintage or high-end, quirky or simple - there is no denying that Carrie
Bradshaw is the epitome of style and we shall forever worship her fabulosity.

NOW while Carrie's outfit was very kindly curated by Patricia Field, not all of us are so fortunate as to come home to a new wardrobe every week - until now, that is.
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x

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50 comments:

  1. thank you for your comment on my blog! Of course I will follow you back!

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  2. That was an interesting read! I've never actually watched Sex & the city, but maybe I should start? I know some of her outfits though ;)
    xoxo


    http://oh-not-again.blogspot.com/

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  3. love love the post! Carry is such a fashonista...I know a few things about India and I know that the girls have a dress code, but I am so enthusiast to see your fashion point of view...thank you so much for visiting my blog, it means the world to me, now I am following you via Bloglovin...

    xoxo
    Mady

    thegirlfromthemirror.blogspot.com

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  4. Sarah is known for her impeccable styles and she is indeed a style diva! This is an interesting read! Thanks for ur comment on my blog ! Glad to follow u back !
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  5. Carrie is the ultimate fashion inspiration! I loveeee SATC!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jess xx

    http://sisko-blog.blogspot.com.au/

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  6. thank you for your comment on my blog! Of course I will follow you back! :*** nice photo..i lolve this film :**

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  7. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.com.es/

    xoxo

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  8. Sarah Jessica Parker is an amazing charismatic women in more ways than one, I personally love her :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by! You asked me to follow each other, but we've been following each other for a long time, and I'm following you on "G+" as well ;D
    Unfortunately you haven't “bloglovin”, but if you decide to add it on your blog, please let me know, and we can follow each other there as well, it's an easier way to keep in touch, and maybe you'll not forget me ;)
    Have a wonderful weekend<3<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"



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  9. I looooove that dress on the second photo! <3

    http://nettiesolon.blogspot.com

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  10. her outfits were always amazing !

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  11. Carrie/SJP has inspirational style! Loved reading this well put together, informative post. Thanks for following...now following you too!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the Carrie Bradshaw post! So inspiring!!!!!


    If you have a second, check out my blog!

    Erica xxoo

    www.ericabelliocreations.blogspot.com

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  13. amazing! I follow you back! :)

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  14. I adore carrie and sex and the city :)

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  15. nice post :)
    love your blog, i'm following you, mind to follow back? thanks :)

    xx
    www.earlithaolivia.blogspot.com

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  16. LOVE sex and the city!!! Actually addicted!!! Thanks for the follow ladies! Followed you back!! xx

    www.trendstruck.com

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  17. thanks! of course I'll follow back ;)
    love the post :)

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  18. Still Love Sex and the City!!

    And thank you for following. Follow you back :)

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  19. Great post :) I'm following you now :)

    http://anna-and-klaudia.blogspot.com/

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  20. How cool is that? I love CB and all of her clothes <3

    Maybe we could follow each other? :D
    -> I already follow you! (name: "fille" - you should find me on the last page, because I haven't got a profile picture)

    My fashion blog :)

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  21. Hi darling,
    this is absolutelly gorgeous post - I love Carrie, she is so great! Lovely pics.
    I following you now.
    I hope, that you will follow my blog too. It would make me very happy ;)
    Looking forward to more of your posts! :-**
    Kisses..
    Vivi

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  22. I love Carrie so much!
    Following you :)

    HippieChicPao

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  23. I watched several times the SATC series and also the movies. They were so inspirational.
    Thank you for the effort of putting in a post all these facts.

    Following back.

    www.zadinblog.com

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  24. Nice blog.^^
    Would you like to follow each other???
    My Blog

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  25. super post ,love sex and the city

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  26. Thanks,for the follow.<3<3<3
    Follow you back...Follower 200!!!xD

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  27. Awesome post! I love Sex and the city and all her outfit!

    Thank you for visiting Blush and your lovely comment. I am following back.

    xoxo
    Paula
    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

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  28. Hey Sweetie, sure i follow your blog, please follow back <3333 greetings Emma

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  29. I have to say that I adored your post!!!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and FB?
    Hope you like my blog!

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  30. hii!! thanks for visiting my blog. following you now! if you could follow me on google friend connect, i would greatly appreciate it. i think you'll like some of my other looks too :)

    www.dailydisguise.com

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  31. I agree, she is such a style icon and I love her wardrobes! I wish I can get my hands on her Jimmy Choos. THank u for the lovely comments dear, following u now on GFC. Lets keep in touch and have a wonderful week!

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  32. I always love Carrie Bradshaw :) come and check out my blog. maybe we can follow each other :) http://marschristie.blogspot.com/

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  33. Great post. have been following you from quite some time.

    Colorific India

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  34. i have always loved her style! cute blog girl :)

    www.sultanassanctuary.blogspot.com

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  35. She is such an iconic woman!
    following each other?umm.. yes, no?
    yours truly, L.

    http://fashion-babel.blogspot.com

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  36. i love that movie too!!! such a great blog!! wanna follow eachother dear?? :))
    vavalerie.blogspot.com

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  37. Love your site :)

    Maybe we can follow each other?

    http://l0ve-ly.blogspot.de/

    xoxo

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  38. I love her private and 'movie's ' style.

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    I'd be happy to follow each other

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  39. *sigh* Carrie and her drool worthy outfits! Wish the series had never ended!



    www.chpdzn.blogspot.com

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  40. Just found your blog! It's really nice :D
    I love Sex & the city, especially Sarah Jessica Parker, alias Carrie :D

    Hope you'll visit me, I will be really grateful :)
    Kisses, Elena

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  41. Just found your blog! It's really nice :D

    Hope you'll visit me, I will be really grateful :)
    Kisses, Elena

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  42. hello, lovely sex and the city post! I watched all the seasons:) I follow you via gfc/204, I will be happy if you follow back.
    xx chris

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  43. She looks amazing in dresses! Did they really get that tutu skirt for only $5? If so, that's such a great find because I really think it's pretty :)

    http://jasmintriestoblog.blogspot.com/

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  44. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  45. Totally love her! All her outfits are divine. :)
    What do you think of following each other?
    WhiteCloset Fashion Blog

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  46. i love carries style :)

    sammie
    from
    fashionbarbecue.com

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