Sarah Jessica Parker’s influence on fashion is as unquestionable as her Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw, was loveable.
If you’re anything like me, Sarah Jessica has managed to walk you through life’s ups and downs while helping you to work up the courage to pair that vintage top with some high-end piece that you shouldn’t have bought but you did.
It was the fifteenth anniversary of the show recently, so I got out my nameplate necklace and headed for a trip down memory lane to celebrate...
After perusing through photos of Parker from the hit HBO series, I couldn’t help but think about the huge impact that Sex and the City had on everything from our taste in fashion to what we expect along the road to finding that special someone.
It looks like we weren’t the only ones learning from Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker said that in addition to feeling grateful for being able to play such a great character for so long, she also learned the ins and outs of what makes for a good shoe.
In what many think is a natural progression, the mom of three and fashion icon has announced that she has paired up with the brand she made famous to launch her own line of shoes, SJP.
That’s right, the woman responsible for making Manolo Blahnik a synonym for style, is teaming up with George Malkemus (M. Blahnik’s CEO) to produce her own line of shoes, bags, and trenches.
Parker says that her line is focused on working with unique color combinations, putting together palates most people haven’t seen before. She also said that as far as the bags are concerned, she wants to strip down the design and focus more on the silhouette and quality of the piece, the way that people used to do it back in the late 70s and early 80s.
This isn’t Sarah Jessica’s first time at the retail rodeo. She has worked with major clothing companies before, including an endorsement deal for the Gap in 2004, (for a reported $38 million). In 2007, she partnered with the now defunct discount clothing store, Steve & Barry’s, where she sold her clothing line, "Bitten," exclusively. All of the clothing and accessories in the “Bitten” line were under $20.
A bit less budget-friendly, Sarah Jessica’s new line is expected to include bags priced at around $700 and footwear for around $200-$300. The SJP collection is set to hit the racks of Nordstrom in early 2014.