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9 Long Orange Dresses That Will Help You Channel Carrie Bradshaw’s Valentino Look in And Just Like That…

9 Long Orange Dresses That Will Help You Channel Carrie Bradshaw’s Valentino Look in And Just Like That…

You can tell just how impactful an outfit is these days by the number of internet searches it gets. Years after the creation of Google Images—owing to Jennifer Lopez’s iconic Versace jungle print dress—fashion searches continue to stand testament to an outfit’s acclaim with Carrie Bradshaw‘s look in the And Just Like That… finale. The episode, which aired on February 3, sees Sarah Jessica Parker’s character dressed in a voluminous orange Valentino gown, picked from the house’s spring 2019 couture collection. Within the next 24 hours, searches for “Valentino dresses” increased by 1,085% while those for “long orange dress” increased by 194%, according to Love the Sales, a fashion e-commerce aggregator.
Carrie Bradshaw in Valentino Spring 2019 couture. Photo: Courtesy of HBO Max
While this is not the only buzz-worthy fashion moment from the cult-favorite show, this dress in a rarely seen color—and the fact that it was worn for an important moment in the show—takes the cake. Mainly associated with summer and all things uplifting, the color is a guaranteed head-turner. In fact, the happy hue has made headlines quite a few times of late—namely when worn in the form of a short Carolina Herrrera dress by Zendaya, a Giambattista Valli one with a train by Bella Hadid, and a Benchellal blazer dress by Priyanka Chopra. And when paired with the right statement accessory (like Bradshaw’s fuchsia pink gloves), even the most low-key of orange dresses is bound to look remarkable.
Zendaya in Carolina Herrera. Photo: Instagram.com/zendaya
Above, shop our edit of the best long orange dresses to either cheer up your winter wardrobe, get ready for spring, or channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw.
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Carrie Bradshaw Just Brought Back One of Her Best Dresses From Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw Just Brought Back One of Her Best Dresses From Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw in her Atelier Versace gown in And Just Like That. Photo: Courtesy of HBO Max
Since And Just Like That hit the airwaves in December, fashion-lover Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) has been wearing outfits that are a mixture of the old and new. In some episodes she wears new pieces like a Carolina Herrera shirtdress; in others, she revives old classics that she first wore in her Sex and the City days, including her trusty blue Manolos and Fendi Baguette bags. In the latest episode, however, Carrie returned to one her best Sex and the City–era dresses of all time—you may recognize it from her disastrous trip to Paris in Season 6.
If you’re a diehard fan of the original show, you’ll remember that Carrie moves to Paris to be with her new artist lover, Aleksandr Petrovsky. (She ends up lonely, and Big comes to her rescue and returns her to her beloved New York). In the two-part series finale, she gets all glammed up for a night out with Petrovsky, wearing Atelier Versace’s Mille Feuille gown with an epic tulle skirt (it’s reportedly valued at $80,000). Only the boyfriend never shows up, and she ends up falling asleep in the glamorous creation in her bed.
In episode eight of And Just Like That, Carrie busts out the dazzling gown once again to show it to Seema Patel, her real-estate agent/friend. “Do you want to see something amazing? It is my pride and joy,” Carrie says. “I’ve only worn her twice. Once in Paris. And once here, just for fun. I sat at that window and ate a whole thing of Jiffy Pop.” While the gown seems to have never gotten her epic night-out, Carrie has clearly held onto her for sentimental value. Who can blame her? But she does say that eventually she’ll pass it down to Charlotte’s daughter Lily, who has been helping her with her clothing archiving. Lucky girl.
Originally published in Vogue.com

Carrie Bradshaw’s New It-Bag Has Serious Fashion History

Carrie Bradshaw’s New It-Bag Has Serious Fashion History

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You know a bag has reached icon status when it hits the big screen. Just like the Fendi Baguette was immortalized in Sex and the City, this time around it’s the turn of Balenciaga’s Hourglass in And Just Like That… Carrie Bradshaw’s new It-bag has been a highlight in the show we all love to hate; the sculptural design a signal that the columnist known for her eclectic taste still keeps a finger on the fashion pulse – even if just one.
Carrie did not just buy any Hourglass bag. The Manolo addict selected one from Gucci’s “hacking” of Balenciaga, whereby Alessandro Michele borrowed tropes from his Kering stablemate Demna’s work, including Balenciaga’s striking hourglass tailoring and its matching handbag.
The Hourglass’s origins lie in house founder Cristóbal Balenciaga’s Basque waistcoats from the ’50s. The bold curvature of the sharply elegant Hourglass mirrors the lines of the garments firmly ingrained in the house’s DNA and which Demna continues to reimagine and pay forward in fresh ways.
Fashionistas other than Bradshaw are fans of the architectural bag, launched for fall 2019 and designed to sit on the hip, suspended from a removable cross-body strap, or carried by the small top handle. The three sizes and multitude of colorways and finishings ensure there’s a different Hourglass for brand fans, including Hailey Bieber, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Adut Akech, to carry without ever doubling up (these days, it’s all about adaptability in the leather goods market—the cash cow for fashion labels).
Kim proves glitter and crushed velvet are fashion-forward bedfellows in the hands of Demna. Photo: Getty
But no one loves the eye-catching arm candy as much as Balenciaga disciple Kim Kardashian, whose commitment to Demna’s vision frequently involves her wiggling into full-look stretch-satin to realize her street-style art. Kim’s glitter-encrusted Hourglass turned out to be the perfect accessory for her string of SNL looks, ranging from crushed velvet pink tailoring to plush leather trench coats thrown over her shiny, Spandexy catsuits.
Of course Balenciaga is well-versed in what it takes to make an It-bag. Its City and Motorcycle styles which were nestled in the arms of Kate Moss and Sienna Miller in the Noughties are enjoying something of a renaissance in line with the decade’s resurgence. Designed by then-creative director Nicolas Ghesquière at the turn of the century, the slouchy totes are like the rock‘n’roll sister of the Hourglass; all scuffed leather worn like a badge of honor, in contrast to its ultra-slick modern counterpart.
The Hacker Project small Hourglass bag
That’s not to say the Hourglass is lacking character. You only need to look at the nine lives that its bold B logo has already had on Kim and co to see that it brings a certain angular, directional quality to its wearer’s wardrobe. And just like that… an It-bag is born.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

There’s a New “Carrie” Necklace–and It’s Heart-Shaped and Diamond-Studded

There’s a New “Carrie” Necklace–and It’s Heart-Shaped and Diamond-Studded

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex And The City
Whether you love it or hate it or have even yet to watch it, the new installment of Sex and the City is the most-talked-about thing on TV right now. And Just Like That features Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte in a new set of adventures in, where else, but the city that never sleeps.
The original Sex and the City was marked by its fair share of iconic outfits and fashion items, from tulle skirts to Mary-Janes, but perhaps there was none so iconic as Carrie’s necklace. As the story goes, the show’s stylist Patricia Field spotted cool kids at her downtown New York City store wearing scripted necklaces, and thought a custom one might work for Sarah Jessica Parker’s character on the show. It was rumored to cost under $100. And so, the Carrie necklace was born but unlike her Berger-era fascinator, it was an accessory choice questioned for good reason. Many were quick to point out that the Carrie necklace gave the script necklace a new connotation—the style became associated with an HBO show and its TV appearance muddied the cultural connections to Black, Latin, and Arabic communities. 2.0 Carrie wears a different, blingier necklace (new Carrie also seems to have a much bigger budget); meet the Marlo Laz Pave Spiked Heart Necklace, which makes an appearance in the And Just Like That trailer and in the first episode.
Marlo Laz Spiked Heart Necklace, $13,360
The style was released in 2017, designed by Marlo Laz founder Jesse Marlo Lazowski. It’s part of the Agape Collection, which is inspired by seven types of Greek love–from Philautia, which corresponds as self-love to Pragma, meaning committed love.
Hand-cast from 14-karat gold, a sunburst heart pendant surrounded by spiked diamonds hangs from a small but chunky chain. “The pavé diamonds represent strength, and the motif of rays of sunshine serves as a symbol for letting the light shine in, to remind us to always try to find the light in both good times and in bad,” explains Lazowski.

Since the necklace itself is made in New York City, and the store’s boutique is in the West Village, where Carrie’s OG townhouse still stands, it almost felt kismet that the necklace would make its way onto the show. When Lazowski and her team received the call from stylists Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago requesting the necklace, they were already extremely excited and hopeful. Lazowski found out the heart-shaped necklace debuted on Carrie when she was in Miami for Art Basel. Her phone was dead and when she turned it on, she had tons of messages from friends and family who had spotted the style on Carrie in the trailer.

The designer’s Squash Beads are also worn by Carrie in multiple scenes throughout And Just Like That. “I walk by Carrie’s brownstone almost every day on my walk from our store to pick up a coffee from Sant Ambroeus. Since we found out she was wearing the heart necklace in the show, it’s been a ‘pinch me’ moment every time I pass by,” adds Lazowski.

“Collectively, we’ve spent years watching, learning from, and feeling so deeply invested in Carrie’s experiences in many different types of love and relationships,” says Lazowski. “This necklace signifies all of these loves, but most importantly, self-love. It makes me think of one of my favorite Carrie Bradshaw lines, ‘The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.’”
Given that the heart has emerged as one of the most popular motifs in jewelry and accessories right now (from Gucci’s Aria heart clutch to Balenciaga and Isabel Marant’s earrings, and more), it makes sense that a bold heart necklace is primed to be one of the most ubiquitous accessories of late. Even more important, though, is the messaging behind it: “More and more women have begun purchasing hearts for themselves, as an emblem of self-love and empowerment–very much in the spirit of Carrie Bradshaw,” adds Lazowski. “I love to see how women have changed the narrative, reclaiming a symbol that was often a gift given by a significant other, and using it to honor themselves.”
Originally published on Vogue.com 
Read Next: Sarah Jessica Parker Channeled Carrie Bradshaw in Oscar De La Renta at the ‘And Just Like That’ Premiere

Sarah Jessica Parker Channeled Carrie Bradshaw in Oscar De La Renta at the ‘And Just Like That’ Premiere

Sarah Jessica Parker Channeled Carrie Bradshaw in Oscar De La Renta at the ‘And Just Like That’ Premiere

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta. Photo: Getty
There’s been a lot of buzz around what the fashion will look like on new Sex & The City reboot, And Just Like That, which premieres on HBO soon. It’s no wonder why: Carrie Bradshaw—portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker—is one of television’s most notable fashion icons, thanks to her closet of impeccable designer dresses and Manolo Blahnik heels. Sure, we’ve already gotten several glimpses at what Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda are going to wear in 2021, but it’s still one of the year’s most anticipated shows for the outfits alone!
Photo: Alyssa Arminio
It’s only fitting, then, that for the series’s big premiere in New York City, Parker pulled out a major style moment herself. On the red carpet, the star chose to pay tribute to her well-dressed character by choosing to wear one of her and Carrie’s favorite designers, Oscar de la Renta. (Remember the Oscar wedding dress Carrie tried on in the Sex & the City movie? An unforgettable moment, if you ask us.)
Photo: Alyssa Arminio
Parker nodded to Carrie by choosing an Oscar evening dress that had a classic, uptown-worthy feel. The custom dress and cape was designed by Oscar’s Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, and featured a sweetheart neckline, beading throughout, and a full tulle skirt that’s meant for twirling (a clever nod to the opening credits of the original show, in which Carrie twirls around in a now-infamous ballerina skirt). Parker then accessorized the refined look—which was styled by Molly Rogers—with custom SJP Collection heels, titled the “Duchessa,” in a pretty rose satin. The look wouldn’t be complete without a stiletto—it is after all another Carrie signature.
Parker with her cat, Gemmy. Photo: Alyssa Arminio
For finishing touches, Parker carried a bag by Erdem and wore sparkling jewelry from Fred Leighton, Larkspur and Hawk, and vintage costume jewelry. Overall, it was the perfect modern take on what Carrie would wear to a big movie premiere today—something that mimics the fresh, current lens that And Just Like That’s costumers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago have been infusing into the show. (So far, Carrie’s new looks have included the classics—like this viral Norma Kamali dress—and brand-new pieces, like a Gucci x Balenciaga bag that’s hot off the runway.) If the rest of the series’ fashion is as good as Parker’s look tonight, though, we may have just officially found our new favorite show.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

6 Style Lessons You Need To Learn From Sarah Jessica Parker

6 Style Lessons You Need To Learn From Sarah Jessica Parker

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Whether she’s on the big screen in a delightfully eccentric tutu or sashaying through New York City’s streets in a clunky pair of clogs, Sarah Jessica Parker’s style has always been a constant source of inspiration. Over the years she has taught us so many sartorial lessons, especially in the accessories department. It’s rare to see Parker step out with a boring handbag or shoe—even her wear-everywhere clogs are cool enough to make classic gray sweatpants look exciting. She’s also the queen of making something as simple as a pair of khakis look interesting, thanks to her sharp layering skills and impeccable collection of power coats.
If you want to elevate your fall and winter outfits, there’s so much to learn from Parker’s style. Below, discover six fashion tips she’s demonstrating on and off the big screen.

The Power of a Statement Jacket
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With the right coat, it really doesn’t matter what you wear underneath. Parker proved just how much joy a playful piece can bring to any outfit with this patchwork Farm Rio design.
The Ever-Enduring Allure of a Simple Dress
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Yes, Carrie Bradshaw and SJP both love their statement pieces, but neither can deny the power of a less-is-more dress. In Just Like That…, Carrie makes heads turn in a beautifully simple Norma Kamali number.

The Secret to Mastering Cozy Glam
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While Parker is no stranger to a comfy pair of sweatpants, she also knows that a knit maxi can feel just as good and cozy, with the added benefits of an elevated, polished finish. Follow her lead and grab a long-line sweater dress just like the actor’s Hanifa number.

The Art of Playful Layering
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When the temperatures start to drop, Parker keeps her sleeveless dresses in rotation with help from long-sleeve blouses and leggings. If you’re into her maximalist style, try mixing prints and adding unexpected color combinations.

The Ease of the Cool-Girl Clog
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Even on casual days, Parker always looks pulled together, thanks to sleek on-trend accessories—like these chunky clogs. Grab a pair in an easy-to-wear-with-everything color like black or tan.

The Wonder of a Decadent Belt
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Sometimes an outfit just needs a little something extra. Parker’s wardrobe is filled with eye-catching belts that do double duty, cinching in boxy dresses and adding a chic oomph to her looks.
Originally published in Vogue.com

Carrie Bradshaw Flies the Flag for Vintage in This ’70s Dress

Carrie Bradshaw Flies the Flag for Vintage in This ’70s Dress

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Carrie Bradshaw’s definitely mixing up her wardrobe in Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That – whether it’s her take on the lockdown wardrobe, or the new iteration of the famous “Carrie dress”. For her latest look, though, behind-the-scenes images have shown Sarah Jessica Parker’s character once again flying the flag for her beloved vintage.
Photographs show SJP wearing a ’70s blue floral maxi dress by Oscar De La Renta, which she teamed with skyscraper Celine pumps and a Paco Rabanne Pixel tote bag, for that added sparkle. It seems that Carrie, too, is a fan of vintage dealer Cherie Balch’s Shrimpton Couture (Balch also counts the likes of Rihanna and Tracee Ellis Ross as fans), as the same ODLR gown was recently on sale at the fashion-insider favorite.
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It’s not the first time that Carrie has been spotted wearing vintage in the reboot, which is set to be released in December, with SJP also seen wearing a vintage Claude Montana jumpsuit, teamed with a Dries Van Noten jacket, during filming. We know from the original series that Carrie is also a fan of a vintage Gucci handbag, which she teamed with the original “Carrie dress”.
With vintage enjoying somewhat of a revival of late, can we expect to see more vintage finds in Carrie’s And Just Like That wardrobe? Let’s hope so.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

Sarah Jessica Parker Has Found a New “Carrie Dress”

Sarah Jessica Parker Has Found a New “Carrie Dress”

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There are endless outfits from the original Sex and the City series that fans have committed to memory, but there’s one particular dress that stands out. The body-sculpting LBD (more charcoal than black, to be specific) that Carrie Bradshaw – aka Sarah Jessica Parker – wears in season two, episode 15 is nothing short of iconic. Together with her breezy persona and knack for chic accessories – she wears towering heels, shades and carries a vintage Gucci bag – the seemingly simple dress has become one of the greatest SATC looks of all time.
Glimpses of the new installment And Just Like That – which is currently being filmed in New York City – suggest that there’s another potential “Carrie dress” in the works. Unlike her hero ’90s LBD, her 2021 style comes in an elegant powder-blue shade.
The dress (US $215 from Norma Kamali) is slightly longer, too: the hemline is just below the knee, whereas the original was a daring thigh-skimming mini. The update features the same ruched finish, but instead of a high neck it has a draped one-shoulder.
Behind-the-scenes shots showed the actor with her co-star Jon Tenney outside the glamorous Au Cheval restaurant in downtown Manhattan. SJP gave the LBD (little blue dress) a grown-up, modern spin with a cream longline blazer and sparkly sandals, with her hair slicked back into a tight bun.
So far, there’s been a mixed bag of opinions regarding the new series – not only for the fact that Samantha (Kim Cattrall) is absent from the reboot. Carrie’s 2021 wardrobe has been at the centre of online debates: the image of her wearing a dress from Forever 21 was declared a “scandal,” while others have argued that Carrie hasn’t aged as fashionably as they’d hoped.
“Just because you have aged (haven’t we all?), it does not mean you need to abandon your true self,” said British Vogue’s fashion news director Olivia Singer. She even went so far as to compile a shoppable edit of the outfits that Carrie – and her friends – should be wearing: Manolos, Molly Goddard tulle dresses and vintage Fendi Baguettes included. We’re holding out for her famed John Galliano newspaper dress to make an appearance. Come on Carrie.
Norma Kamali Diana one-shoulder ruched stretch-jersey dress. Net-a-Porter.com
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Originally published on Vogue.com

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