Sex and the City 2 Premieres

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 [1].

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 [2], 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?


[1] I’ve just ordered Sex and the City 2: The Stories. The Fashion. The Adventure by Eric Cyphers on Amazon, so I’ll soon write a post about it and about the outfits I loved most.

[2] In my opinion, the best recent McQueen collections are Fall 2006 (The Widows of Culloden) and Fall 2008 (The Girl who Lived in the Tree).

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26 comments

  1. io sono innamorata dell’abito che indossava Miranda al matrimonio, sai di chi è? Non che abbia intenzione di comprarlo (più che altro perchè immagino non sia esattamente alla mia portata :)) più che altro per curiosità.
    Altra richiesta: gli occhiali da vista di Samantha, quelli neri che ha nella scena in ufficio…quelli sì, li vorreiiii!!! Sai di chi sono?

    1. L’abito che indossava Miranda al matrimonio è piaciuto molto anche a me, ma non ho idea di chi sia. Idem per gli occhiali di Samantha, ma risponderò a tutto quando mi arriverà il libro🙂

  2. cara super, spero che farai un post dedicato ai vestiti nel film! a me è piaciuto lo smoking che carrie indossa al matrimonio, compresa la coroncina nera sui capelli.
    Mi è piaciuto molto anche un sobrio abito da sera, nero, scollatura totale con un bordino argentato sul petto, che indossava quando bisticciava con Big che non si voleva schiodare dal letto per andare al party!
    Mi è piaciuta la Dior Lady rosa ciclamino di Charlotte, e un’altra sua borsa di coccodrillo verde smeraldo, portate entrambi con abiti dello stesso colore. Quello che non mi è piaciuto del film, e che diciamo pure mi ha rattristato, è vedere queste quattro signore decisamente invecchiate (per quanto Charlotte York e Samantha Jones siano sempre molto belle) ma, di cervello, più immature e stupidelle che mai. Peccato, che tristezza.

    1. La trama del film e il suo sviluppo fanno acqua da tutte le parti ed è ormai quasi impossibile paragonarli agli episodi del serial. Penso però che la povertà della trama sia voluta: i due film, in quanto operazioni puramente commerciali, si concentrano sull’esteriorità, che nel serial c’era, ma solo come una componente del tutto. Per lo stesso motivo, hanno preso i tratti distintivi di ciascun personaggio, e hanno calcato sulle sue caratteristiche principali (Samantha scostumata più del solito, Charlotte sempre angosciata per la famiglia, Miranda stra-organizzata, Carrie in paranoia perenne per questioni di cuore), non trattengiandolo in maniera più complessa, ma anche questo – evidentemente – non era un obiettivo che si intendeva perseguire. E’ triste tutto questo, ma fare un film intimista/sincero basato su Sex and the City penso non sia mai stato nei pensieri di nessuno, tantomeno in quelli del regista/sceneggiatore.

      Anche a me Carrie in smoking è piaciuta moltissimo (non la coroncina, però), e ho molto apprezzato anche i suoi abiti Halston Heritage, specie quelli plissè. L’abito nero con bordino argento a cui ti riferisci tu era in realtà una tuta🙂

  3. Ciao Super,
    al di là del film, che ho trovato piuttosto grottesco in alcune scene, ne approfitto per chiederti se hai acquistato qualche altro profumo diptyque.
    Io vorrei comprare la colonia, in particolare l’eau des esperides…anche se l’eau de toilette già è poco persistente, non vorrei che fosse proprio impercettibile:)

    1. Ciao!
      No, purtroppo dopo Phylosykos non ho acquistato altri profumi Diptyque. Davvero trovi che le eaux de toilette siano poco persistenti? Su di me resistono molto…Ho letto diverse opinioni in merito alle loro colonie, tutte positive, quindi penso tu possa andare sul sicuro, tenendo naturalmente presente che la colonia, proprio per la sua formulazione, è come un’acqua profumata, quindi pressochè impercettibile dopo poco.

  4. I saw the movie and I have too say I was kind of overwhelmed… not in a positive way. Too much luxury, too much expensive style, too much of everything! It was a sort of luxury-image bombing. Regardless from that, the movie was quite fun (especially the part filmed in Morocco- Abu Dhabi. I absolutely loved Samantha picking up condoms in the suk).

    Back to SJP, I love her style in every occasion, everything looks special on her. Anyway I noticed that her eyes expression has changed in this film and I am afraid she took some surgery… am I the only one who got this impression?

    1. I agree with you: the four protagonists seem totally unaware or unaffected by the economic crisis, but I think this luxury-image bombing is not coincidental. Nowadays, less and less people can afford what they are wearing in the movie, so all that luxury is a sort of eye candy, in the sense that you cannot buy what you see, so you just feast your eyes.

      I haven’t noticed a difference in her eye expression, to be honest, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she had done something. She has always stated she’s against cosmetic surgery, but I guess there’s so much pressure on her not to look too old.

    1. Troppo gentile.
      Prometto che appena arriva il companion book, scriverò un post apposito (ma solo sulle mise di Carrie, però ;)).

  5. oddio vi prego ,qualcuna sa dirmi di chi è quella meravigliosa tuta che indossa carrie con quel bel bordino argentato ??? la sto cercando da giorni !
    grazie mille

    1. Sto aspettando di ricevere il famoso libro di cui ho parlato sopra, poi potrò dirti con certezza quale sia l’identità della tuta (molto bella, anche secondo me).

  6. Grazie infinite❤ aspetto con ansia il responso eheheh diciamo che adesso me la sono progettata e me la sto facendo

    1. Stupendo! Penso non ci sia niente di meglio che saper cucire, così si possono realizzare abiti su misura (un lusso vero, secondo me) e proprio come piacciono a noi.

    1. Lo immagino! Mio padre ha fatto il sarto fino a 18 anni: si è cucito da solo l’abito da matrimonio e ancora cuce qualcosa (di semplice, però, visto che poi ha fatto tutt’altro) per noi in famiglia. Saper cucire è un’abilità di cui andare fieri, davvero.

  7. io sono all’ultimo anno di una scuola per stilisti e il prossimo anno continuerò per questa strada ^^ … ho riscoperto il piacere di questo mestiere … che per un periodo ho seriamente sottavalutato

  8. Il famoso libro è arrivato! Ora posso rispondere a tutte le vostre curiosità🙂

    @Elisa: la famosa tuta è una creazione di Balmain.

    @Eve: l’abito che Miranda indossa al matrimonio è di Julien McDonald. Purtroppo gli occhiali di Samantha non vengono menzionati.

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