WCW: Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw + Sneak Peek of Her New Shoe Collection!

12 Feb
photo cred: Nordstrom SJP Collection PR

photo cred: Nordstrom SJP Collection PR

Isn’t she absolutely gorge!? I’ve never done a WCW before on the blog or on social media, but I can’t think of anyone better to water the drought than SJP! We all know her as leading lady Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. It’s impossible to watch and not immediately identify yourself as one of the girls. I knew right away that I was a Carrie. So much of her life resonated with mine. A writer living in the big city who’s definitely up on style, but not a fashion snob. She’ll wear $20 studded and horned slippers from The Souk Market in Abu Dhabi just as quick as she’ll slip into a pair of satin Manolo Blahniks. She knows just enough tech stuff to survive modern day, but she doesn’t at all feel a need to trade in her taped together flip phone for the latest gadget. She’s sweet, quirky and very aware of self. She has it all together in just about every aspect except her very complex and crazy love life. One minute she’s with Big, the next she’s not, then she is, then she’s not and it’s back and forth until eventually they both get it together and wed! She’s so my white twin!

I actually met Sarah Jessica Parker through “Carrie.” I hadn’t really followed Parker’s career much before Sex and the City, but after falling in love with Bradshaw, I took more interest in the girl playing the character. The first interview I saw of her was on The Tyra Banks Show, I think. She was so pleasant and cool and spoke candidly about her very humble beginnings. I fell in love all over again. There’s nothing more fabulous than a stunning beauty with her closet and career together and all the reason to have her head in the clouds, but still very practical and girlfriend next door.

Most recently, our all time favorite fiction and real life fashionista announced her shoe line, SJP Collection! I mean who better than the woman with the most extraordinary footwear to design our kicks? The Italian-made shoes will be at our fingertips, literally, when the clock strikes 12 midnight on February 28th! A simple key in of Nordstrom.com and there the floodgates of shoe heaven will open before our eyes. There’ll also be handbags in the collection and a most feminine “Manhattan” trench coat. Sarah didn’t half-butt us either like some other celebs who come out with lines full of stuff they’d never be caught dead in. She partnered with Manolo Blahnik President George Malkemus to create a charming line of the most classic and ladylike shoes, in a variety of colors that she calls the “the new neutral.” Sarah named each shoe after her fashion influences, including “Carrie” and “Maud,” after design royalty Maud Frizon. She made her debut on The Wendy Williams Show and gave the audience a sneak peek of the highly anticipated line. Parker invested a little piece of her heart into the shoes with a signature grosgrain seam going up the back. “When I was a little girl, my mother, we had to wear braids every day and we had to wear hair ribbons every day,” Sarah told Wendy. “And they were primarily grosgrain… so when George and I were in early design meetings, I said ‘George, do you think we can maybe put grosgrain up the back seam?'” Both she and Wendy wore SJPs for the episode. Parker rocked the “Tanny” heels in French navy, that remind me very much of a vintage pair in my grandma’s closet, and Wendy wore the “Carrie” in purple!

From what I’ve seen, they’re all winners. Beautifully understated, ageless and classic! See for yourself and gift a pair–or more–to your closet on Feb. 28, exclusively at Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com.

A quick pose for the Wendy shoe cam!

A quick pose for the Wendy shoe cam!

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The grosgrain detailing in the back.

Here’s a peep at more of what’s to come! photo credit: Nordstrom SJP Collection PR

"Fawn" pump in teal

“Fawn” pump in teal

"Diana" pump in black patent

“Diana” pump in black patent

"Carrie" pump in purple

“Carrie” pump in purple

"Maud" sandal in metallic multi

“Maud” sandal in metallic multi

"Bobbie" pump in mint

“Bobbie” pump in mint

After roaming around on Twitter, I spotted these too on the official @SJPCollection page!

"Alison" spring/summer boot. photo cred: @SJPCollection on Twitter

“Alison” spring/summer boot. photo cred: @SJPCollection on Twitter

"Etta" in dusty rose. photo cred: @SJPCollection on Twitter

“Etta” in dusty rose. photo cred: @SJPCollection on Twitter

*The peek of fabric you see is actually “The Manhattan” trench.


4 Responses to “WCW: Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw + Sneak Peek of Her New Shoe Collection!”

  1. Christi February 12, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Wow I absolutely love these!!!! And beautifully written! The Etta’s might be my gift to myself on or around Feb 28th!


    • Essence February 12, 2014 at 9:35 am #

      Thanks and aren’t they the cutest!?!? Love them all! They’re so her too!


  2. Mikela February 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Excellent WCW choice! Love her!!! Great article and looking forward to her new line.


    • Essence February 13, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

      Thanks for reading! Every girl loves SJP!


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