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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Nicholas Kirkwood took three years to design his first pump heel

Nicholas Kirkwood didn’t design a pump shoe for three years when he first launched his brand.The London-based fashion star is best known for his footwear, founding his eponymous label in 2005 and becoming the go-to designer for red carpet shoes, with h…

Nicholas Kirkwood didn’t design a pump shoe for three years when he first launched his brand.

The London-based fashion star is best known for his footwear, founding his eponymous label in 2005 and becoming the go-to designer for red carpet shoes, with his fans including Jessica Biel, Diane Kruger, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

While Kirkwood trained in design and shoemaking, he has now shared in an interview with The Talks that he was “quite naive” when he set up his company and didn’t get around to making some footwear basics for a long time.

“I didn’t go work for another shoe designer, so I never really understood how the shoe industry works or how you’re meant to develop a collection. In that aspect I was very green but honestly, I think that was kind of an advantage,” he reflected. “It meant I didn’t have to follow the rules. I didn’t design a pump for, like, three years. I had no idea about range planning at all, or carry-overs. I just thought you have to do a banging collection every season!”

Kirkwood is now well known for pushing the boundaries of shoe design, with his creations expertly marrying architectural craftsmanship and tradition.

His leather Beja mules and Lola ballet-inspired pumps with pearl detailing on the heels remain very popular, and he explained that computer technology has really opened up design possibilities for him.

“I love that kind of blend between something that needs to be handcrafted, needs to be done in the most exquisite way, with something that can be done better with technology – I’m really up for that! But you know, I’m very nerdy and love technology,” the 38-year-old said.

In addition, Kirkwood spoke about how he is embracing 3D technology and other modes of design. But he confessed that not every experiment is a success.

“I mean, failed designs happen most seasons! If you’re trying to be innovative you have to accept that there’s going to be a certain amount of failure, otherwise you’re not pushing it enough,” he added.

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Prabal Gurung had excuse ready if bid to become designer failed

Prabal Gurung was ready to blame the recession if his attempt at becoming a fashion designer failed.The Nepalese designer launched his New York based label in 2009 with only $10,000 (£7,800) to get started, and by the following year he had already won…

Prabal Gurung was ready to blame the recession if his attempt at becoming a fashion designer failed.

The Nepalese designer launched his New York based label in 2009 with only $10,000 (£7,800) to get started, and by the following year he had already won a string of awards, including being crowned runner up for the 2010 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Talking about his business’s beginnings, Gurung told Pop Sugar said he was never afraid to fail.

“I went through unemployment for many months,” he recalled. “My friend’s living room was our showroom. At the time it was something I really wanted to do. I knew instinctively that it felt right for me. And worst case, I thought, it wouldn’t work out and I’d blame it on the recession.

“My advice to anyone is: ‘Do you really want to do it?’ There may come a time when the entire world is against the very notion of what you are creating. Do you still have the conviction to do it? If you do, then go for it.”

Over the last nine years, Gurung has built up a loyal clientele, which also includes plenty of famous names, like Gigi Hadid, Sarah Jessica Parker and former First Lady Michelle Obama.

When asked what he looks for in a muse, the 39-year-old revealed that for him, real style is about more than just clothes.

“What I’m interested in is style and substance,” he said. “I’ve always been intrigued by women who have an absolute love of fashion and, at the same time, are extremely aware of the space that they occupy and the relationship they have with the world. Someone who is assured, someone who is unafraid to be vulnerable, unafraid to challenge the status quo. Someone who is interesting and engaging. I always say it’s both levity and depth.”

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Chris Noth: ‘Sex and the City is finished forever’

Chris Noth has insisted there will not be a third Sex and the City movie as the cast are not on speaking terms. The actor, who played John ‘Mr. Big’ Preston – the love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw -…

Chris Noth has insisted there will not be a third Sex and the City movie as the cast are not on speaking terms.

The actor, who played John ‘Mr. Big’ Preston – the love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw – in the hit TV series and two spin-off films, is adamant a third instalment will never happen.

“There’s no drama. There’s no movie, there’s nothing going on with it. It’s dead, it’s over, it’s gone,” he told Cover Media at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday (02Dec18).

The 64-year-old also revealed that he is no longer in touch with any of his former colleagues and that they are not close, adding: “We’re all living our lives and raising children, some of us at least. It happens with a lot of films and things. You get very close for a finite amount of time and then never see each other again!”

Additionally, Chris denied reports that Mr. Big was killed off in an early script for a third movie – a claim made by podcast host James Andrew Miller, who said the plot point had caused Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, to veto the film.

“He wasn’t gonna die,” he said. “There’s no way he was dying. That was all a lie.”

Sarah and fellow stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for a third film, but it was canned in September 2017 after Kim refused to return, sparking a feud between her and the Hocus Pocus star.

During chats with castmembers including Chris, James alleged Kim’s boycott of the film was due to Mr. Big’s death – as the plot focused on how Carrie copes with losing her husband and had little to offer her character.

The actor claimed not to have seen any script but did tell the podcast host that he had heard the story was “superior” to the first two movies – which were financially successful but infuriated critics.

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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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Sarah Jessica Parker’s new movie wig was from Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker brought back a piece of her Sex and the City wardrobe for new movie Here and Now by recycling one of her character’s first wigs. For the romantic drama, in which the actress stars as a jazz singer who receives a fatal diagnosis, S…

Sarah Jessica Parker brought back a piece of her Sex and the City wardrobe for new movie Here and Now by recycling one of her character’s first wigs.

For the romantic drama, in which the actress stars as a jazz singer who receives a fatal diagnosis, Sarah Jessica’s typically long hair is styled into a wavy shoulder-length bob, which she reveals was actually a wig.

But it wasn’t just any old hair piece; the 53 year old first wore it onscreen 20 years ago for her TV debut as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw.

“That was a wig that I wore as Carrie Bradshaw when she arrives in New York and she’s got like, a cut sweatshirt and a bad perm…,” Parker recalled on U.S. breakfast show Today.

“I kept all those (wigs from the show), so I was like, ‘Oh, I know what I have…’ I think it was in a storage unit in Brooklyn somewhere.”

The prop came in handy for filmmakers as the independent movie was made on such a small budget, unlike the Sex and the City blockbusters the actress, who also serves as a producer, had previously worked on.

The fact that Sarah Jessica had held on to her Carrie wigs shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise to fans, as she previously explained she had “95 per cent” of her onscreen wardrobe, much of which was made up of designer duds, archived away.

“I have it all,” she smiled during an interview at New York’s 2017 Vulture Festival. “I don’t touch it or wear it, but all of that is really meaningful.”

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Sarah Jessica Parker glad she got to read Sex and the City 3 script

Sarah Jessica Parker is thankful she’s had the opportunity to at least read the script for the stalled Sex and the City sequel, even though it is unlikely to ever be made. The actress and her co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon had been ready to …

Sarah Jessica Parker is thankful she’s had the opportunity to at least read the script for the stalled Sex and the City sequel, even though it is unlikely to ever be made.

The actress and her co-stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon had been ready to reprise their roles from the hit franchise for a third movie, the follow-up to 2010’s Sex and the City 2, but their hopes for an onscreen reunion were dashed as Sarah Jessica revealed castmate Kim Cattrall was not interested in returning as feisty PR guru Samantha Jones.

Cattrall was not happy with the way Parker had seemingly blamed her for killing the sequel plans, leading to a public fall out between the two ladies, as she suggested producers recast her role as Jones.

Fans have since seized on the idea, but Parker recently dismissed the proposal in a Twitter post, telling followers, “Not sure if I can imagine doing another movie without her (Cattrall).”

The former co-stars haven’t spoken since, with Sarah Jessica telling breakfast show Today: “I don’t know where she is; she doesn’t want to do it.”

Parker remains firm in her decision to shelve the project indefinitely with out Cattrall, and for now, she explains her urge to make the movie has been somewhat satisfied, for now, by simply discovering what happens to her sex columnist character, Carrie Bradshaw, and friends.

“We were excited about it,” she shared of the third film’s premise. “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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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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Mary Katrantzou: ‘It’s important to focus on your own voice in fashion’

Mary Katrantzou has learned to trust her instincts when it comes to her wacky creations.The Greek designer likes to push her fashion concepts to the limit, with previous collections including jewellery so large it had to be made by an industrial furnit…

Mary Katrantzou has learned to trust her instincts when it comes to her wacky creations.

The Greek designer likes to push her fashion concepts to the limit, with previous collections including jewellery so large it had to be made by an industrial furniture factory and skirts handcrafted out of lampshades.

The 35-year-old’s label, which recently showcased its 10-year anniversary collection at London Fashion Week, is stocked in more than 125 stores worldwide and she counts Beyonce, Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker among her most famed fans.

But Mary is certain the key to her success is a simple case of remaining true to her vision and sticking by her decisions.

“When I wanted to do the pink foam floor for my AW15 show – to represent modernism versus xenophobia – we found the material in China but they couldn’t ship it in time, so we went on a mission to find pink Styrofoam,” Mary recalled in an interview with emerging fashion film-maker Belle Leigh Smith for Marie Claire. “It was crazy – I had 25 people looking for this stuff. But those moments are part of the creative process – you’re building a narrative. My boyfriend listened in when I was discussing the foam with a friend and said, ‘Mary, no one will care,’ and I’m like, ‘Yes, they will.’ It’s important to focus on your own voice.”

During the chat, the designer admitted that she has formed a trademark for creating “possibility out of impossibility”, forging collections most designers would shy away from due to their impracticality or difficulty to pull off.

It’s a style she was eager to bring to the fore as a young designer, but Mary has since learned she has room to slow down.

“I used to think I had to do everything super-fast in case someone else did it first,” she explained. “Then a friend of mine was like, ‘Mary, no one else is going to do a collection of lampshade skirts.”

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Bruno Mars denies he is playing Prince in upcoming biopic

Bruno Mars’ representatives have denied a recent report claiming Netflix wanted him to play Prince in an upcoming biopic.According to The Daily Mirror, the online streaming service was allegedly planning to develop a new movie dedicated to the life of …

Bruno Mars’ representatives have denied a recent report claiming Netflix wanted him to play Prince in an upcoming biopic.

According to The Daily Mirror, the online streaming service was allegedly planning to develop a new movie dedicated to the life of the music icon, who died at the age of 57 from an accidental fentanyl overdose in April 2016. The publication reported that the 24K Magic hitmaker was “at the top of Netflix wish list” with a movie source insisting the gig would be “the most nerve-racking move of Bruno’s career” if he were to accept the role.

The story was picked up and circulated by a number of outlets, but according to Billboard, the singer’s representatives have announced that the report is “100 per cent false.” Netflix also added that there was no such film in development.

Bruno has previously cited the Purple Rain singer as one of his biggest musical influences and led tributes to Prince at the 2017 Grammy Awards where he delivered a show-stopping performance of his hit, Let’s Go Crazy.

Though best known for his catchy tunes, the songwriter has picked up some acting experience during the course of his entertainment career. He made his acting debut as a child in 1992 comedy Honeymoon in Vegas, where he paid a character called Little Elvis alongside an all-star cast including James Caan, Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker.

A little more recently, he turned his talents to voice acting and took on the character of Roberto, a confident and charismatic Blue macaw, in Rio 2. Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx also provided voices for the flick, and director Carlos Saldanha decided to recruit Bruno after he saw him perform on an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2016. The Finesse singer added his own personal touches to his character, and also provided a song for the soundtrack: Welcome Back.

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