I must admit I was really disappointed when I heard of another Sex and the City movie, probably because I didn’t like the first, so a second movie just looked like a mere commercial/product-placing operation. Tonight, after actually watching the movie, I realized I was wrong: I mean, it’s not ground-breaking or relevant from a cinematographical point of view, but the plot is way better than the previous one, and I liked the infinite eye candies (fabulous outfits, amazing accessories, bags and shoes) best .
The promotional tour of the movie is always an occasion to see the usually gorgeous outfits sported by Sarah Jessica Parker, so here is what she wore in New York, on May 25th, and in London, on May 27th.
I was expecting something unexpected for the New York premiere – I was longing for a vintage Halston piece or something very particular, but she gave us this unflattering look instead.
Well, she’s lovely in this picture, but the colour of the dress is a major let-down. I may be old-fashioned, but I think blondes (and her hair has blonde highlights at the moment) should never ever wear yellow clothes, because this colour doesn’t suit their hair.
The Valentino Couture one-shoulder dress she wore is made of fluo yellow chiffon, with an asymmetrical long skirt and draped bodice. The style of the dress is not particularly interesting, in my opinion, but a different colour would have been a better choice. She paired it to Salvatore Ferragamo grey satin pumps.
I love Sarah Jessica Parker’s (or I should say, her stylist’s) taste in jewellery: she loves wearing vintage pieces, and sometimes mixes them with contemporary items, like she did in this case. She wore three diamond bracelets and a quirky accent-shaped knuckle duster ring. I am not crazy for her hair (I think darker hair suits her better), but her make-up was neutral and flawless.
She attended the after-party wearing an Elie Saab lace dress, with lace bodice and full skirt. I like the Gothic-chic vibe of the dress, but she could have worn the shorter version seen on the runway. I am in awe of the Nicholas Kirkwood Kasia turquoise platform sandals she wore, because they give a nice pop of colour to an all-black outfit. These sandals are part of Browns’ Future Collectables collection, which includes limited-edition styles by Alexander Wang, Maison Michel, Norma Kamali, Christian Louboutin, Chrome Hearts and Balenciaga, which celebrate the 40th anniversary of the London store. This is not the first time Sarah Jessica Parker wore Kirkwood shoes: the English designer custom-made the glittering shoes she wore at the Academy Awards 2010.
I didn’t guess the designer of the dress for the New York premiere, but I was 100% sure she would have worn an Alexander McQueen creation in London. I was luckily right, because she wore a breath-taking dress from the Spring 2008 collection.
The asymmetrical puffy taffeta skirt, the tight bodice, the lace inserts all scream genius, and the thought we won’t see more of it in the future makes me extremely sad. She completed the look keeping accessories simple – she wore Alexander McQueen lace pumps and clutch. The Spring 2008 is not one of the McQueen collections I prefer , but this dress is a sartorial masterpiece.
She also wore diamond jewellery – a bracelet and drop earrings – and a diamond-accented black band around her arm, as a mourning token to remember the too-soon-gone designer and friend.
The headpiece she wore to spice the outfits up is a custom-made creation by Philip Treacy, who designed the eccentric feathered headpiece she wore at Sex and the City – the Movie premiere in London in May 2008. I love this headpiece, apparently made of glittering tulle, because it’s romantic, yet unconventional, and beautifully complements a showstopping dress.
She attended the after-party in London, wearing a flowy printed long dress. I really like this dress, something we could have seen on Nicole Richie, with its bohemian vibe and bold prints. The blue and turquoise shades with a tie-dye effect of the dress is amplified by the matching colour of the satin pumps. Her accessories were a gold crocodile clutch bag, gold cuff bracelets and a nice pale pink coral bib necklace.
She also wore another quirky ring, accented by colourful rhinestones. She wore her hair loose, styled in soft waves.
The third and last city in the promotional tour is Tokyo, where the film premiered on June 1st. When I saw Sarah Jessica Parker’s pics on the red carpet, I realized why I admire her style so much. The New York outfit disappointed me, the London dress stunned me, and this one literally knocked me out. I think it’s one of the best outfits ever seen on her! She was wearing an incredibly romantic Vivienne Westwood dress, made of flower-printed chiffon, with round neckline and ruffled skirt. She completed it with an Alexander McQueen skull box clutch, a Raven Kauffman Couture gold belt with diamantè clasp and Charlotte Olympia Immodestly blush pink satin pumps.
These Charlotte Olympia pumps are beyond gorgeous. Don’t you love the sexy accent of the red heels?
The jewels she picked for completing the dress are amazing: she wore her trusty diamond earrings with an array of diamond vintage necklaces and a gold necklace on top. I love this juxtaposition of different materials and styles. Her hairstyle was so beautiful, too: it’s a high bun, with the hair styled in a fishtail braid, quite elaborated, but gorgeous. She opted for a simple make-up, pairing pink nude lips to light grey smokey eyes.
Which is your favourite outfit? Cast your vote!
Have you watched the movie? Opinions?