Bringing the Screen to Life: Sex and the City

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by Jen Anderson, Fashion Writer


It feels as though it’s been forever since I wrote about Carrie Bradshaw’s peter pan/peplum look from The Carrie Diaries. Unfortunately, it hasn’t – it’s only been a few of weeks – and in that time, my fascination with Carrie has gotten worse. However, my attention has turned from the young Anna Sophia Robb version of Carrie Bradshaw to our beloved original that started it all: Sarah Jessica Parker.

I’ve come to the sad and slow realization that I have an obsession with Sex and the City. I spend every waking moment of my free time drowned in the overly sexual but somehow completely alluring lives of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.

Last week, I popped some popcorn, made my uncomfortably terrible dorm futon somewhat cozy with several blankets and pillows, and I sat down for five hours while I watched both Sex and the City films back-to-back. Just like how an alcoholic thrives off the sound of another freshly un-corked bottle of Merlot, I felt a tingling sensation in my toes as every over-the-top ensemble waltzed its way on-screen. It was a parade of Patricia Field’s genius.

It was in these five hours I realized just how much Carrie Bradshaw is the ultimate style muse. She’s certainly no tan, bleach blonde, double-D swimsuit model – she’s better. She’s an attainable feminine figure of the 90’s and 2000’s, inspiring generations of women with her confidence in style.

We can always learn a thing or two from Carrie, as we certainly have over the years.


This outfit from Sex and the City 2 is no doubt one of my favorites.


This 2013 take on Carrie’s outfit is fun and fresh. This “J’adore Dior 8” look-alike top from xtees looks just like Carrie’s from the movie. The tulip skirt from Tobi is a great vibrant staple for the Summer 2013 wardrobe. To wrap it up, this cream blazer from Forever 21 works well all year round, while still clocking in under $40.

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