Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Fashion and the City

This past weekend, I managed to squeeze in enough time to catch the Sex and the City Movie with MJ and her coworker JP. (Since KT moved back to NY, JP has been a super-fun replacement in our girl gang. Not that KT can be replaced, but you know what I mean. Anyway, I love making new friends, so it's always nice to see JP.)

After the movie was over, MJ & JP mentioned that they thought the clothes were ugly, outrageous and impractical. I, on the other hand, thought they were FANTASTIC. They are fun and irreverent. When I go to the movies, I want to escape my mundane life and pretend I have another life -- usually, the life of the heroine. I think this is why I like romantic comedies so much. My life can always use more laughter and love, as far as I'm concerned.

In the case of SATC, I love to watch it and pretend that

A) I live in NYC, my thus-far favorite place on Earth,
B) It is socially acceptable to wear outrageous haute couture clothing that is so artistic and unique, and
C) I have enough money to do both things.

So to say that I really enjoyed this movie is an understatement. It was like a wonderful, extra-long season finale episode. Now, ladies, if you haven't seen it yet, I promise I won't give any plot details away. But I have GOT to share these fabulous (and, admittedly socially outlandish) clothes with you!!!! Yes, I know they are silly and crazy. But I love them!!! I love how fun fashion can be. I love that fashion is sort of like art in motion. It's like a painting or a feeling that you can wear. I love how confident the women who wear these clothes are. I really wish I got to wear such crazy stuff all the time. And why not? Life is short. The way we dress is one of the few things we have control over in this life. It's just an outfit. It's temporary. Removable. Fun. We watch crazy things on tv. We eat crazy foods at exotic restaurants. Why not wear crazy clothes, too? Who's with me?

I think I am hearing crickets. *sigh* Ok, fine. I guess the cheese stands alone.

I know men don't "get" SATC and they think it's all man-bashing. And I know most people don't get the crazy clothes. Or the absurdity of the fact that a writer, living alone in NYC, can afford a designer wardrobe. But I am totally ok with suspending reality when I'm watching a movie. And I really enjoyed suspending reality for this one! So ladies, if you have been planning on seeing it, you've GOT to. It was a great movie, even if you are just a minor fan of the show. But I wouldn't go see it if I were a novice fan. You've got to understand the history of Carrie & Big, Miranda & Steve, Charlotte & Harry and Samantha & Smith so you won't get lost. Ok, enough about the movie. Let's look at the clothes!!!

Here were my faves:
Hello! How badly do I want a pair of zebra shoes like these now? LOVE how Carrie wears them with a red print and a sequin minidress. Great contrast.
Alright, everyone has been dissing the bird in her hair. But I think it's AWESOME. Very Carrie. And I love the color. So original -- who else wears feathers in their hair on their wedding day?? Almost like a hat. And I love women in hats. I want hats to come back!!
Miranda's blue dress might be the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen. And Charlotte's roses are my favorite color.
Ok, I am not really feeling this green dress that much. But I do like the shoes! Gladiator stilettos?? I am woman, hear me roar! RAWR!!!
I have to admit, I could do without Samantha's shoulder pads. But I love everything else, especially Miranda's gold dress.
LOVE the dresses Charlotte and Miranda are wearing.
Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous. Another shot of Charlotte's bridesmaid dress.
Super fun dress. Love the hot pink with the belt. I'm not feeling the footwear,'s too much, even for me.
Freaking awesome dress. Yes, I know it looks like the flower is eating her face. But it's so dramatic. *sigh*
I'm pretty sure this dress is from a scene that was cut. But isn't it fantastic?? So feminine.

Now, unless you have seen the movie, you won't understand the significance of these blue satin Manolos, but aren't they just perfect??? I wish I had a pair. Note to self: buy pair of blue satin stilettos, despite the fact you have no outfit to wear with them.

Ok, fashion moment over. Back to reality. Brown pants. Ruffled aqua blouse. Flat, brown sandals. South Carolina. Yawn.


RWA said...

Do they actually SELL clothes like that - anywhere?!?!?!??

kimmykins13 said...

I knew you would be the first person I knew of to go see that movie. I really want to see it too but BFF won't go with me. She hates SATC. It is one of the few things we differ on. Anyway - I'm sure I will evenutally find someone to go with me. The last dress that you posted of Carrie is my fave. Also the pink dress with the black polka dots and I agree that the Cobalt Blue and Black Bridesmaid dress is FAB. I would never be able to deal with those Gladiator Stilettos though - Oy Vey!

Meghan (The Declaration of MY Independence) said...

I thought the same exact thing when I was watching the movie, and the shoes?!?!!? To DIE for. Not to mention I cried like a little biatch at that momement in the movie. Oh, and cried another river relating to that picture of charlotte.

I love that green dress. They have it everywhere in our elevators here b/c one of the boutiques downstairs is selling the purse Carrie has with it. I've been drooling over it ever since.

And I agree about the bird. It was just so Carrie. I wouldnt expect anything less.

I have a pair of zebra shoes, but not Manolos. I usually wear them with black capris, white button down shirt, and black sweater vest.

How surprising was it that Miranda's clothes were my favorite in the whole entire movie? I think she looked HOT!

And that flower dress?!?!? I would totally wear that if the flower was a wee bit smaller. I wonder what designer makes this? Not like I could afford it, but ya know...

Becky said...

omg i'm so with you on EVERYTHIGN you just said about the movie. and the satin manolos...good lord. talk about a slight orgasm from just seeing them. the movie was the best ever.

teahouse said...

I still haven't seen the movie, but I plan to. But to be honest, I've never been so into the clothes. Well, at least 90% of them.

And from a girl who DOES live in NYC..after paying for housing, there's nothing left over for fabulous clothes or nights out on the town!!

Virginia Belle said...

rwa-- yes. in stores like barney's, nieman marcus and in christian lacroix boutiques. all located in glamorous cities far, far away from SC.

kimmy -- ok, when you see it, let's discuss the fashion some more!!!

meghan-- yes, i cried too!!! i don't normally get choked up over SATC, but i'm hormonal. :P i was not feeling the eiffel tower purse, however. and yes, the white dress with the big flower is probably the one i want the most. it seriously rocks.

becky -- yes!!! totally fab!!!! those shoes are breathtaking, no?

teahouse -- yeah, but i like to pretend that everyone in NYC is so glamorous, and that if i could only just move there, i would be fabulous and glamourous, too. it's my daydream. *sigh*