Kiernan Shipka explores Rome in charming Fendi campaign

Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to star in the new campaign for Fendi’s Baguette handbags.The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress appears in the latest instalment of the Italian label’s #BaguetteFriendsForever series alongside her filmmaker pal Chris…

Kiernan Shipka has been tapped to star in the new campaign for Fendi’s Baguette handbags.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actress appears in the latest instalment of the Italian label’s #BaguetteFriendsForever series alongside her filmmaker pal Christian Coppola.

Showcasing the new Baguette designs in the video advertisement, Kiernan, 20, is seen daydreaming in a hotel room while surrounded by the purses, before hearing a loud honk outside of her window. Waiting for her on a scooter is Christian, ready to head to the top tourist sites in the city.

“Together they explore Rome eating gelato in the typical narrow lanes of the city, tossing a coin in the iconic Trevi Fountain and make a wish, all the way up to Palazzo Della Civilta Italiana, Fendi’s headquarters, where they play along its arches and statues,” a Fendi representative shared. “The Baguette strings along with the two best friends while discovering the city with its different versions, from the FF embossed large and mini Baguette in pink and blue pastel shades to the newly added Men’s one in brown leather with a surprising touch of the Nano Baguette worn as a belt.”

A series of still images show Kiernan and Christian posing together on a scooter and in front of the Trevi Fountain.

The iconic Baguette bag was first launched by designers at the fashion house in 1997.

Fendi reissued the Baguette at the spring/summer 2019 Milan Fashion Week show to much fanfare, with the #BaguetteFriendsForever campaign featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, influencer Caroline Daur, and model Ebonee Davis, rolling out a short time later. Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts also fronted a Baguette campaign, filmed inside the Fendi flagship store on New York’s Madison Avenue, which was released in June.

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Lady Gaga’s make-up and Sarah Jessica Parker’s backpack make Oprah’s Favorite Things list

Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker have been given a big business boost after finding their creations on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things wish list for Christmas 2019.The media mogul has just launched this year’s collections of must-haves – and they fea…

Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker have been given a big business boost after finding their creations on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things wish list for Christmas 2019.

The media mogul has just launched this year’s collections of must-haves – and they feature make-up from Gaga’s Haus Laboratories line and a backpack designed by actress Parker.

Introducing the items, which range from budget to luxury, in an online video, Winfrey asked Gaga to show her how best to apply her make-up and Parker surprised the TV icon by stopping by to model her Carried Away Convertible Samsonite collaboration.

Taking to Instagram following the announcement, the Born This Way singer posted a snap of herself with the 65-year-old and wrote: “@Oprah @OprahMagazine thank u for including @hauslabs on your list of favorite things this year! (sic).”

All 79 items, which also include desserts, sustainable goods and fashion accessories, will be featured in the December 2019 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.

Among the cosy picks are E-Marie’s Travel Blanket, Intelex’s Plush Slippers, and Echo’s Faux-Fur Pull-Through Scarves, while some of the more interesting selections include the Flywheel Home Bike with Built-in Tablet, the Wolf Gourmet Precision Griddle, Pink Picasso Paint-by-Number Kits, Skeem Design Fireplace Match Cloches, and Truff Hot Sauce.

Meanwhile, Winfrey has given slimwear brand Spanx a huge endorsement after raving about the firm’s new Perfect Black Pants.

“When I first saw these ultraflattering pants, I immediately called Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, to applaud her,” she wrote. “In sizes XS to 3X, they have built-in tummy control, so you don’t need to wear compression gear underneath – you’re already Spanxed!”

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Hocus Pocus sequel in the works

A sequel to Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus is in development. The original Hocus Pocus starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, a group of witches who are inadvertently resurrected in Salem, Massachuset…

A sequel to Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus is in development.

The original Hocus Pocus starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, a group of witches who are inadvertently resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts. Directed by Kenny Ortega, the film was not a box office success when it was released in 1993 but it has become something of a cult classic and is annually aired on TV around Halloween.

According to Collider, executives at Disney are now attempting to develop a Hocus Pocus project for their upcoming streaming platform Disney+, which launches in November.

Jen D’Angelo, who served as a writer and co-producer on TV show Workaholics, has reportedly been tapped to write the script for the follow-up. It is currently unclear if it will be a straight sequel or more of a spin-off.

Midler, Parker, and Najimy, who played Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson, are not currently attached to the project but sources have told the publication that Disney bosses are hoping D’Angelo will find a way to bring them back in some capacity.

This isn’t the first time a Hocus Pocus project has been in the works. A TV movie remake was put into development for the TV channel Freeform, which is owned by Disney, two years ago. It was to feature a new cast and David Kirschner, a producer on the original movie, was onboard to executive produce, but the project didn’t get off the ground.

During a Reddit chat in 2014, Midler told fans that all the lead actresses were keen to do a sequel.

“I have canvassed the girls and they are willing to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a Hocus Pocus 2, ask The Walt Disney Company,” she said, with her co-stars later confirming they were keen too.

They have yet to comment on the latest news.

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Sarah Jessica Parker aims to look ‘presentable enough’ when she leaves home

Sarah Jessica Parker is too “old and tired” to get dolled up on a daily basis nowadays. The Sex and the City actress has admitted in a new interview with InStyle that she used to put in so much effort to look flawless, but she’s now got to the stage w…

Sarah Jessica Parker is too “old and tired” to get dolled up on a daily basis nowadays.

The Sex and the City actress has admitted in a new interview with InStyle that she used to put in so much effort to look flawless, but she’s now got to the stage where she simply aims to appear “presentable enough”.

“I try to be presentable enough so it’s not offensive to somebody in a meeting,” she stated. “I used to think there was a certain way to be appropriate in a meeting, but I think at a certain point in your life you realise, well, my brain is appropriate and I’m going to speak in a way that’s appropriate, and hopefully, my ideas are welcome in the conversation. If my grey sweatshirt is offensive to someone, then that’s not somebody who wants to be in a conversation with me anyway. I am not able to do it anymore, I’m only able to be myself. I’m just so fricking old and tired.”

The 54-year-old also shared that she tends to wear the same type of clothes when she takes her children – 10-year-old twins Tabitha and Marion and 16-year-old son James – to school every morning.

“I don’t think I always look super good when I walk out the door. I look like almost everybody else at drop off,” Parker insisted. “I wear the same thing every day, to be honest. I usually have grey pants on and a grey shirt because anything goes with the grey. I wear sunglasses and my hair in a bun, with no base.”

The star is currently promoting her company SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker’s collaboration with Sunglass Hut. She designed an oversized shield-like frame which comes in five colourways.

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Sarah Jessica Parker collaborating with Sunglass Hut

Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Sunglass Hut to create an exclusive style of shades. The actress’s SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoe line has collaborated with the eyewear retailer to make a new sunglass shape, which will be sold in five colourw…

Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Sunglass Hut to create an exclusive style of shades.

The actress’s SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoe line has collaborated with the eyewear retailer to make a new sunglass shape, which will be sold in five colourways including black and tortoiseshell.

The Sex and the City star wanted “to create a large frame that was inspired by the past but felt modern and wearable for many” and ended up designing an oversized shield-like shape frame with the “SJP” logo at the temple.

“We were working off an old and beloved pair of glasses no longer produced,” Parker told WWD. “I owned a pair of shield-shaped sunglasses in the ’90s that I absolutely loved, and I was so sad when they were discontinued… People would ask me where to buy this style and now I can happily say they are available at Sunglass Hut.”

The collaboration marks the 54-year-old’s first foray into eyewear with a retailer and she was determined to create a versatile style.

“It was very important to me when creating this collection that they would be an accessory I would want to wear all the time, no matter the occasion,” she said of the design.

The packaging for the collection is similar to what is used for her shoe collection, which she founded in 2014, and resembles the shoeboxes and pouches found in her stores.

The sunglasses, which retail for $159 (£129), will launch on 3 October in Sunglass Hut stores and its website.

To mark the launch, the Divorce actress will take part in an intimate chat hosted by Sunglass Hut in New York on the same day.

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Sarah Jessica Parker collaborating with Sunglass Hut

Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Sunglass Hut to create an exclusive style of shades. The actress’s SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoe line has collaborated with the eyewear retailer to make a new sunglass shape, which will be sold in five colourw…

Sarah Jessica Parker has teamed up with Sunglass Hut to create an exclusive style of shades.

The actress’s SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoe line has collaborated with the eyewear retailer to make a new sunglass shape, which will be sold in five colourways including black and tortoiseshell.

The Sex and the City star wanted “to create a large frame that was inspired by the past but felt modern and wearable for many” and ended up designing an oversized shield-like shape frame with the “SJP” logo at the temple.

“We were working off an old and beloved pair of glasses no longer produced,” Parker told WWD. “I owned a pair of shield-shaped sunglasses in the ’90s that I absolutely loved, and I was so sad when they were discontinued… People would ask me where to buy this style and now I can happily say they are available at Sunglass Hut.”

The collaboration marks the 54-year-old’s first foray into eyewear with a retailer and she was determined to create a versatile style.

“It was very important to me when creating this collection that they would be an accessory I would want to wear all the time, no matter the occasion,” she said of the design.

The packaging for the collection is similar to what is used for her shoe collection, which she founded in 2014, and resembles the shoeboxes and pouches found in her stores.

The sunglasses, which retail for $159 (£129), will launch on 3 October in Sunglass Hut stores and its website.

To mark the launch, the Divorce actress will take part in an intimate chat hosted by Sunglass Hut in New York on the same day.

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Thakoon Panichgul relaunching namesake fashion brand again

Thakoon Panichgul has relaunched his namesake fashion label once again.The Thai-American designer unveiled his first ready-to-wear collection in 2004 and quickly became recognised as a rising star, with his feminine garments sported by the likes of Dem…

Thakoon Panichgul has relaunched his namesake fashion label once again.

The Thai-American designer unveiled his first ready-to-wear collection in 2004 and quickly became recognised as a rising star, with his feminine garments sported by the likes of Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, and former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Panichgul overhauled his company in 2016 after receiving an investment from Vivian Chou of Bright Fame Fashion, but after a two-year hiatus, he has once again set up shop.

“It’s important for me to be able to make clothes in a way that is thoughtful,” he told Fashionista of her new venture. “In a way that is great quality that you can wear over and over and over again but also in a way that is affordable for people. Otherwise, you’re just making fashion just to have an expression, a voice. It doesn’t go anywhere after that.”

With Matt Scanlan, boss of sustainable cashmere brand Naadam, serving as chief executive officer, the fashion star is now offering a direct-to-consumer line of high-quality pieces at an accessible price point.

Focusing on stylish basics, including knitwear, slip dresses, shirts, trousers, and coats, items are priced from $75 to $250 (£60 – £200). Model Lily Aldridge is starring in the debut campaign, with the imagery featuring a minimalist aesthetic.

“I have become simpler. When you’re younger, you want to be expressive and you want to have an opinion and you want to say what you want to say. For me, that’s not as important anymore now. I’m more comfortable with myself, I’m more comfortable with my skill and I know what I’m good at,” the 45-year-old added of his style evolution.

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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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Kim Cattrall won’t be ‘bullied’ into making Sex and the City 3

Kim Cattrall has reignited her feud with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex and the City producers by accusing them of “bullying” her to star in a third movie. The actress, who played vamp Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City television series and tw…

Kim Cattrall has reignited her feud with Sarah Jessica Parker and the Sex and the City producers by accusing them of “bullying” her to star in a third movie. 

The actress, who played vamp Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City television series and two movies, has previously spoken out about her decision not to return for another film – and now she insists it’s high time for her co-stars and former bosses to move on without her. 

In a new interview with The Guardian’s Observer magazine, Cattrall commented, “I went past the finish line playing Samantha Jones because I loved Sex and the City. It was a blessing in so many ways but after the second movie, I’d had enough. I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just replace me with another actress instead of wasting time bullying. No means no.”  

Cattrall recently took another swipe at Parker in an interview with Mail Online, insisting she wants to work with “good people” moving forward. 

Asked if she’d ever considered a Sex and the City return, the 62-year-old replied: “Never. It’s a no from me… You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.” 

Parker and her other Sex and the City co-stars, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, had previously indicated they would be interested in starring in the follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2.

Yet, the Divorce actress has since confirmed that any further plans have been shelved, even though a script had been completed.  

“We were excited about it,” she shared of the third film in a chat with U.S. breakfast show Today in late 2018. “I thought it was an exquisite, unbearably painful, heartbreaking, joyful story, that felt like the beginning in a lot of ways, but it appears for the time being that that will have to be sufficient, just having read the script will have to be enough for me… Sorry!” 

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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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