I’ll do my best to report on Sarah Jessica Parker’s announcement of her first shoe line, in collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, without saying ‘or something’ in every sentence.
15 years after Sex And The City first hit screens, SJP has come full circle and become ‘the woman who lived in her shoes’ for real. According to MyDaily, Sarah spoke to Vogue about where she learned ALL about shoes, or something.
“Because I got to play that role (Carrie Bradshaw), I wore a lot of shoes and by default I learned an enormous amount. It’s hard to – no pun intended – walk away from that.”
She fails to mention that she got to keep her screen wardrobe.
The inspiration for the collection is “great old-school labels like Charles Jourdan and Maud Frizon”, or something. Bless her for getting the fashion history books out and finding two names no gal on the street has ever heard of. Therein lies the mystique that enables her to sell exclusively at Nordstrom, $200 upwards for flats and $700 and up for bags.
In terms of design, SJP says that the SJP line will be classic while thinking outside the box (hello, ghost of Carrie). Try to read this without rolling your eyes:
“We’re putting new colours together that people don’t typically do, just beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet. And in terms of bags, thinking about that period of the Seventies into the Eighties, what those women were carrying, taking away the bells and the whistles and hardware and really making it about the bag.”
Making it about the bag. Was there ever a more full-of-sh1t statement. You’ve got to love the old gal, or something.