Sarah Jessica Parker spent another day in New York wearing her favorite corduroy pants. This time around she paired them with broken-in brown booties, a fitted white tank, purple sweater, and leopard print scarf. As always, this fashionista knows how to accessorize, adding a Halston Heritage slouchy ultrasuede sac bag, wrap sunglasses, a floppy brown hat, and hoop earrings. Shop her exact bag and other similar items now!
Okay, so you could spend over $300 on the Halston dress that Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing on the SATC2 movie poster . . . or you could instead give my inspired fashion choices a try. Save your money ladies and try one of these Halston-inspired dresses instead!
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>> Sarah Jessica Parker Warned Halston They'd Be "Bludgeoned" For Working With Her —Sarah Jessica Parker, who joined Halston to oversee the archive-inspired Heritage line starting in Spring 2011, says she took a long time to agree to work with the brand. "There was every reason to say no, and there were very compelling reasons to say yes." But, when she first came in New York City in 1977, "you couldn't be alive and not know the name Halston," and the brand was very persuasive, she says, even though she told them they were taking "a very untraditional route" and they'd be bludgeoned for it. Ultimately, her decision came down to: "Does it scare me? Am I intimidated? Am I challenged? That's kind of the way I've always made decisions. And luckily, the Halston offices are about a ten-minute walk from my house." [Vogue]
The May issue of Vogue magazine features Sarah Jessica Paker on the cover and in an editorial as a 1940s screen siren photographed by Mario Testino. In the accompanying article, written by Vicki Woods, Parker discusses fashion, fragrance, family, her twin baby girls (Babe and Kitty born by surrogate), and the second film installment of Sex and the City, which will be released next month. On Patricia Field's costuming the four main SATC characters for scenes taking place in the Middle East, Parker says:
"[Fields] wanted all the characters to be interesting, sexy, all the stories that Pat likes to tell with clothing, but we had religious and environmental and cultural standards to respect. You have to look at clothing and women and women’s bodies completely differently. And you start to see how you can still see so much with someone covered. And how exciting that is and how beautiful it is and how draping can be incredibly sexy.”
Sometime between Woods' interview and the magazine hitting press, it was announced Sarah Jessica Parker would be the president and chief creative officer of Halston's Heritage collection. Woods quickly phoned Parker to fill in the blanks: "What possessed her? Isn’t she busy enough? What was she thinking?" To which Parker explained she had fond memories of Halston from visiting Studio 54 when first living in New York as the child lead in Annie and that the company was very persuasive:
“There was every reason to say no, and there were very compelling reasons to say yes. . . It’s an exciting time at that company. It has had some false starts that are well documented and it is relaunching itself. It has a wonderful legacy, and I couldn’t say no, and I’m . . . uh, figuring it out. Does it scare me? Am I intimidated? Am I challenged? That’s kind of the way I’ve always made decisions. And luckily, the Halston offices are about a ten-minute walk from my house.”
Source: Vogue/Mario Testino
>> Documentary in the Works on Stylist and Fashion Editor Polly Mellen —The wealth of recent fashion documentaries continues to grow — Bill Cunningham New York, a project ten years in the making on the original street style photographer just premiered recently in New York, and at the end of this month Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, a documentary look at Halston (and whose director looked to Andre Leon Talley for guidance on who to interview and what to research) will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. And it doesn't stop there: last night at the WFIT Elle panel, in talking about his first job assisting Polly Mellen (who worked for 28 years as a fashion editor at Vogue and eight years as creative director at Allure) Joe Zee revealed that he was interviewed this week for a forthcoming documentary on Mellen.
Sarah Jessica Parker celebrated Halston at The Bay at Yonge and Queen in Toronto, Canada showing off her killer legs and unbeatable hair. She covered up her fitted purple mini dress with a black Marchesa tuxedo jacket, adding silver satin Ferragamo pumps, a sparkly Halston handbag and festive jewelry to complete the look. Brighten up your evenings with similar pieces now!
Halston President and Chief Creative Officer Sarah Jessica Parker continued her Halston Heritage launch promotion in Canada looking chic and refined. We love how she smartly wore her Marchesa tuxedo dress as a blazer over a sleek Halston Heritage purple sheath dress. For an eccentric touch, SJP adorned herself with a gold fringe pendant necklace, statement ring, and Halston Heritage bag. Down under, a pair of Ferragamo satin platform pumps complete her look.
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