Sarah Jessica Parker selling version of Carrie Bradshaw’s mismatched heels

Sarah Jessica Parker is selling a new version of her Sex and the City character’s iconic pair of mismatched heels.In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie Bradshaw heads to Los Angeles with Miranda…

Sarah Jessica Parker is selling a new version of her Sex and the City character’s iconic pair of mismatched heels.

In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie Bradshaw heads to Los Angeles with Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon, and Samantha Jones, portrayed by Kim Cattrall.

At one point, the fashionista steps out in a floral dress and a pair of pink and blue mismatched strappy Christian Louboutin sandals, with the eclectic look turning out to be a longstanding favourite among fans.

Now, Parker has partnered with the team who run popular Instagram account Every Outfit on Sex & the City on a mismatched shoe, called Rogue, for her SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear brand.

“Going Rogue over at @SJPCollection. In collaboration with our friends at @everyoutfitonSATC, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our highly anticipated mis-matched sandal. A not-so-subtle nod to a certain very special lady’s well documented footwear moment from many years ago,” the actress wrote alongside a photo of the brand-new design.

In addition, bosses at SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker will donate 20 per cent of the proceeds of the limited-edition pink and yellow satin designs to The Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based organisation that provides employment and training to low-income individuals who manufacture sleeping bag coats for those in need.

The project soon caught the attention of Parker’s celebrity friends, with Kerry Washington commenting, “LOOOOOOOOOOVE,” and Michelle Pfeiffer adding: “So beautiful.”

The Rogue designs are priced at $385 (£296) and are now available to purchase from the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker website.

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Diane von Furstenberg responds to criticism of newspaper print design

Diane von Furstenberg has hit back at criticism of a dress design featuring newspaper print.Representatives for the designer’s fashion brand recently posted an image of a model sporting the new Shia wrap dress on Instagram, with the number featuring a …

Diane von Furstenberg has hit back at criticism of a dress design featuring newspaper print.

Representatives for the designer’s fashion brand recently posted an image of a model sporting the new Shia wrap dress on Instagram, with the number featuring a collage of vintage press clippings.  

Later on, the team behind the Diet Prada account pointed out Furstenberg failed to credit other designers, such as Elsa Schiaparelli, for the concept, and accordingly, the 72-year-old had plenty to say on the matter.  

“Marisa Berenson has been my best friend since we were 18. Her grandmother was Elsa Schiaparelli and I was terrified to cross her in the hallway of her house where Marisa lived. Schiap had humour… except of course when her granddaughter did nude photos for Vogue!!!!” she wrote in the comments section of the post, before also referring to artists who used newspaper print in their work: “How about (Salvador) Dali and (Piero) Fornasetti? Newspaper print is like leopard print… timeless and so much fun!”  

The Shia wrap dress, which features pleating along the waist and oversized sleeves, is currently sold out on the company’s website.  

In the original post comparing Furstenberg’s outfit with some of Schiaparelli’s work, the moderators at Diet Prada also noted that John Galliano had used newspaper print during his time at Dior from 1996 until early 2011.  

“Hey @dvf … were you gonna mention the classic Elsa Schiaparelli concept behind your dress or nah? Schiap’s 1935 print was comprised of her own press clippings as well, although they were a little more timely then as opposed to DVF’s which date back to the ’70s,” they wrote. “Judging by the comments, DVF’s followers are more aware of Galliano’s year 2000 take on the print from his Dior collection inspired by the homeless people he saw around Paris, made famous of course by SJP/SATC (Sarah Jessica Parker in character as Carrie Bradshaw on TV show Sex and the City). We still stan a female fashion icon, although it would’ve been cool to see her acknowledge another woman who paved the way.”  

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Sarah Jessica Parker settles Sex and the City shoe mystery

Sarah Jessica Parker has finally settled the mystery over a pair of mismatched shoes her character Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex and the City.In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie heads to Los Ang…

Sarah Jessica Parker has finally settled the mystery over a pair of mismatched shoes her character Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex and the City.

In episode 13 of season three of the HBO show, which originally aired in September 2000, Carrie heads to Los Angeles with Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon, and Samantha Jones, portrayed by Kim Cattrall.

And in one scene, the column writer and lover of fashion wears a pair of mismatched Christian Louboutin shoes.

It’s an outfit choice that has baffled fans for years, and on Tuesday, the people who run popular Instagram account Every Outfit on Sex & the City posted a picture from the episode, and titled the post, “The Mystery of the Mismatched Loubs.”

“Did Carrie buy these mismatched sandals straight off the rack? Or did she purchase two separate pairs and mix them together herself? Unfortunately, we have no answers. But we do maintain that this is one of her most compelling footwear moments on the series,” they jokingly queried.

Fans and followers were left stunned when Sarah herself commented on the post, and finally gave the reason why Carrie wore the pink and blue mismatched strappy sandals.

“Here is the official answer and I’m sure approved by the great and legendary @patriciafield,” the 54-year-old wrote, tagging Sex and the City’s iconic costume designer.

“We had two pairs of what I believe are @louboutinworld scrappy sandals. Pat and I chose to do one of each. Perhaps because both were so delicious in colour and seemed in harmony with the dress but also because we simply loved doing one of each. Sending my best. And hope this is a satisfactory answer. Xxx,” Sarah concluded.

Patricia also chimed in on the post and praised the efforts of Every Outfit on Sex & The City for trying to get to the bottom of the shoe mystery.

“@sarahjessicaparker and I decided to use one of each because we could not choose which one was best and they were both perfect with the dress,” she shared.

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Fendi taps famous Baguette fan Sarah Jessica Parker for new campaign

Sarah Jessica Parker has gone all Carrie Bradshaw for Fendi’s latest bag campaign.The Italian fashion house has recently reissued its famous Baguette, a favourite of Sarah’s Sex and the City character. The new bag was unveiled at Fendi’s Spring/ Summer…

Sarah Jessica Parker has gone all Carrie Bradshaw for Fendi’s latest bag campaign.

The Italian fashion house has recently reissued its famous Baguette, a favourite of Sarah’s Sex and the City character. The new bag was unveiled at Fendi’s Spring/ Summer 19 Milan Fashion Week Show in September to much fanfare, and now a campaign has been rolled out to go with it.

As well as a series of still images for the #BaguetteFriendsForever adverts, Fendi also debuted a video on its official Instagram account, with Sarah guest starring as her most famous alter ego.

In the clip, four friends, including influencer Caroline Daur and model Ebonee Davis, lust over Fendi’s new purple sequin Baguette, and race across New York to try and get Caroline one.

As they run into the Fendi store on Madison Avenue, they see the bag has gone, and ask the shop assistant where it is.

“I’m sorry, someone just bought it,” the Fendi worker says to the four friends, who pile out of the shop and try to see the mystery shopper.

“Ma’am wait. Ma’am I need that bag!” Caroline calls out to the back of the shopper’s head.

“Oh, this isn’t a bag. It’s a Baguette,” the actress says as she spins around with her classic Carrie smile.

The Baguette regularly featured during Sex and the City’s six-year run, including when Carrie’s purple, sparkly version gets robbed during season three and later in the season when Kim Cattrall’s character Samantha Jones buys a fake one.

Sarah even wrote the foreword for the 2012 Fendi Baguette book.

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Sex and the City 3 screenwriters ‘planned to kill off major character’

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a f…

Writers working on Sex and the City 3 reportedly had plans to kill off a central character in the film.

In December 2016, it was reported that a script for a third and final movie following Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw had been signed off, a follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2, another big screen continuation of the hit TV series.

While the third instalment is unlikely to get off the ground, Origins podcast host James Andrew Miller has now claimed that he has seen a script for the planned project and alleged that the reason why Kim Cattrall, who played PR guru Samantha Jones, has refused to sign on for the film was because Chris Noth’s character Mr. Big – Bradshaw’s love interest and eventual husband – was meant to die “relatively early on” in the screenplay.

“People close to Kim believe that the script didn’t have a lot to offer the character of Samantha,” he said during a chat with castmembers including Noth and Parker, which was released on Monday (19Nov18). “They point to the fact that it calls for Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big’s death than about the relationship between the four women.”

Though Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for the film, it was canned in September 2017 after Cattrall declined to return, sparking a feud between her and Parker.

During the podcast, the Divorce actress insisted that she had tried to change her co-star’s mind on numerous occasions.

“We did negotiate through the process and ultimately the studio said, ‘We can’t meet those asks of hers. We’re not able to do it. The economics don’t make sense for us.’ So then it’s over. But that’s not a character assassination. That’s just the way business works,” the 53-year-old noted.

In addition, Noth explained that he had not seen the script for the third movie, but he had heard the story was “superior” to the storylines for the first two films, which were penned and directed by Michael Patrick King.

“I really hate corny stuff and it could be because I’m a little bit of a cynic. Like, the whole thing at the end of the movie in the shoe closet – hated it,” he said, recalling the moment in the 2008 film when Mr. Big proposes with a stiletto instead of a ring. “I just hate the cornball s**t and I thought it was just really sentimental and overly romantic without any feet in realism.”

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Manolo Blahnik celebrates 10 years of Sex and the City shoes

Manolo Blahnik’s iconic Hangisi pump is getting a makeover for its 10th anniversary.The shoe, a pointed pump, became an instant classic when it featured in the first Sex and the City film in 2008. It was part of one of the movie’s most prominent scen…

Manolo Blahnik’s iconic Hangisi pump is getting a makeover for its 10th anniversary.

The shoe, a pointed pump, became an instant classic when it featured in the first Sex and the City film in 2008.

It was part of one of the movie’s most prominent scenes, when Mr. Big (actor Chris Noth) gets on bended knee to propose to eternal singleton Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) for the second time, and presents her with a pair of blue satin Hangisi shoes inside the massive walk-in closet of the penthouse apartment he’d bought for them.

Now, a decade on, the footwear label is releasing a new collection based around the design, with plenty of nods to Sex and the City.

One pair, a geometric pattern version available in blue, pink and grey, is called the Cosmopolitan, a reference to Carrie’s cocktail of choice, while another pair pays homage to New York, the city which served as the backdrop to the Golden Globe-winning TV show.

The NYC design, which comes in white satin, has a delicate map highlighting the Big Apple’s landmarks on it.

Another standout honours the original, with the updated blue pump embroidered with the words ‘A decade of love’ across the side, and a blue jewelled brooch, as opposed to the silver jewels seen in the 2008 design.

There are seven styles altogether, and all will be available in a flat version, as well as 70mm and 105mm heel heights.

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Sarah Jessica Parker enjoys challenge of running in high heels

Sarah Jessica Parker gets a thrill out of the “challenge” of running in very high heels.The American actress is probably best known for her role of Carrie Bradshaw on hit HBO TV series Sex and the City, on which she was often seen dashing down busy str…

Sarah Jessica Parker gets a thrill out of the “challenge” of running in very high heels.

The American actress is probably best known for her role of Carrie Bradshaw on hit HBO TV series Sex and the City, on which she was often seen dashing down busy streets in an array of beautiful stilettos.

While Sarah made striding in stilettos look easy, she has now shared that she never “really had a strategy” for the scenes and just got on with the task.

“I think it’s been asked of me so many times over the years, I just did it because I was contractually obligated to do so, not unlike kissing all those people I was contractually obligated to kiss,” she told Elle.com. “But I found that it was something I could just do. I didn’t think about it, I wasn’t precious about it, I wasn’t particularly careful about it. I found the more challenging the shoe, the more excited I was.”

Sarah went on to explain that they had to film some sequences numerous times but despite any discomfort, she would attempt to run “faster than the camera” each time.

And even though she has a wardrobe packed with designer footwear, and her own SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker footwear collection, the star has claimed that she doesn’t have a favourite shoe.

“As monogamous as I am in my life, I don’t reach for one particular shoe. I have affairs, is what I would say,” the 53-year-old joked. “I think I’ve found the shoe that’s my favourite, but I won’t say it aloud because I don’t want to offend the others, and I’ll really build everything around and find a way to wear it and show it off and offer it up. But then another shoe may become my favourite because perhaps it’s more suitable for particular errands and chores and obligations.”

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Vivienne Westwood marks 10th anniversary of Sex and the City wedding dress

Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wedding dress she made for the Sex and the City movie.The British designer made a number of the garments worn by fashion obsessed lead character Carrie Bradshaw, as played by Sarah Jessica Pa…

Vivienne Westwood is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the wedding dress she made for the Sex and the City movie.

The British designer made a number of the garments worn by fashion obsessed lead character Carrie Bradshaw, as played by Sarah Jessica Parker, on the TV series which ran from 1998 until 2004, and also crafted the gown that Carrie wore for her wedding to beau Mr. Big (Chris Noth) for the 2008 movie adaptation.

Now, to mark the anniversary of the flick, Westwood is putting the gown on display at her flagship store in New York City until Sunday (03June18).

“To celebrate the 10th Anniversary since Carrie Bradshaw famously cat-walked down the aisle in arguably the most revered wedding gown in fashion history, the original wedding dress will be on display at our Vivienne Westwood New York Flagship boutique alongside the new SS18 ready-to-wear inspired pieces,” a brand representative posted on Instagram with a slideshow of pictures of the gown.

The number Carrie wore was first unveiled as part of Westwood’s Gold Label 2007-2008 collection, and was known as the Cloud dress. It features a corset top with a deep-V neckline, nipped-in waist and ivory silk taffeta ballgown skirt.

To complement the original design, the brand has launched a small collection of pieces incorporating the Wilma cutting technique used in Carrie’s gown. Items include red and black corset tops priced at $970 (£735), two strapless dresses made from a printed fabric, as well as a button-down black shirt dress costing $898 (£680).

While Westwood will always be linked to the famous gown, she previously shared that she didn’t love the Sex and the City movie, which was directed by Michael Patrick King and also starred original TV show characters Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.

“I thought Sex and the City was supposed to be about cutting-edge fashion and there was nothing remotely memorable or interesting about what I saw,” she said in 2008.

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