Leave it to Sarah Jessica to still look sexy while pregnant! With the spring season upon us, it makes sense to feature an elegant woman demonstrating rebirth. (Although, we didn’t even realize this was a maternity dress, until further inspection!) Here is Miss Parker at the world premiere of Season Five of Sex and the City in 2002. She is sporting a soft baby pink empire-waist Narcisco Rodriguez dress accented by a simple black band. Complemented by her strappy heels, sparkly clutch and flower-pin bracelet, SJP looks like a girl ready for a night out on the town (even if she’ll only be sipping virgin drinks!)
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This “Pink Wednesday” is also the first day of February, and in honor of Valentine’s Day (which is this editor’s birthday), we’ll be featuring our favorite romantic outfits in TV and film. Here is Sarah Jessica Parker as her alter-ego, Carrie Bradshaw, in one of her best outfits during the final season of Sex and the City with Mikhail Baryshnikov playing her boyfriend, Aleksandr Petrovsky. Carrie yearns for this bright pink Oscar de la Renta cocktail dress (from his Spring 2004 Collection) earlier in the episode, and Petrovsky surprises her with the frock and a night at the ballet. She accessorizes it with a beautiful pair of T-strap silver stilettos and a cropped tuxedo jacket. It should be a night to remember, but the old-fashioned romance is just too much for the modern city girl, and Carrie faints right outside Lincoln Center! They decide to get McDonald’s instead, mixing old-world Russia with new-world America by slow-dancing in the fast food joint.
Even though the summer is getting nearer, in reality it is still Spring, and this is certainly an outfit made for the season. Here, our girl Keira is wearing a soft lavender-gray, floral silk blouse tucked into a high-waisted pastel skirt while collecting flowers in Atonement. Costume designer Jacqueline Durran received an Oscar nomination for the film, and considering how beautiful each outfit Knightley wore as Cecilia, it comes as no surprise that we’ve featured the film more than once already. (Fun Fact: theSkinnyStiletto‘s first ever Look-of-the-Day was from Atonement!) Durran stated, “The whole idea of Cecilia’s costume was that I wanted to give her the aura of a butterfly – something really light and transparent.” Her character may look light and airy, but underneath she is a fiercely loyal and bullheaded Brit. Oddly enough, her removal of this very outfit actually leads to her and her lover’s tragic future. Guess not exactly as “light and airy” as we intended!
We were going to save this look until the final day before the royal wedding, because it’s our favorite outfit of Kate Middleton’s, but it just looked too perfect for an Easter Sunday! This powder blue brocade, princess-style (how appropriate) Issa coat is just stunning. Paired with a simple white dress and navy stilettos, this English girl looks quite ready to step into the role of a royal. The fantastic matching blue and white hat is by the fabulous Philip Treacy. Miss Middleton wasn’t at Easter here, but actually at the 2009 wedding of Prince William’s friend, Captain Nicholas van Cutsem. Only a few more days, and we’ll be seeing what Kate will have on for own big day… Do we think it’ll be designed by Issa?
“I love Rachel in the Springtime. I love Rachel in the fall…” We’ve stated before that Miss McAdams looks cute in anything, and hot pink turn-of-the-century costumes are no different. Here, Rachel is pictured on set playing Irene Adler in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes. It was the first frock that came to our minds when we saw these beautiful magenta flowers off this dogwood tree. Typically lighter pink or white, dogwoods are the state flower of Virginia, which is home to this editor’s Alma mater. Seeing these stunning buds reminds me that spring is here to stay! Well… until summer arrives.
Lily of the Valley was probably the hardest flower to match because there isn’t an abundance of stark white and green outfits on the big screen or red carpet, but this posy’s match was found on Chictopia, an online fashion community. This user is named Annebeth from Antwerp, and her adorable green/white outfit looks just like May’s birth flower. According to Christian legend, lily of the valley came from Eve’s tears when she was driven out of Eden. If that’s the case, her pain came out cute! This color combination is a fun and fresh look for spring and summer. You can see more of Annebeth’s fun style on her blog, The Styling Dutchman.
Carrie Bradshaw was the fashion icon of the turn of the 20th century, so it’s no surprise we’re still loving her clothes 10 years later. This asymmetrical floral dress designed by Richard Tyler for his 2000 Spring/Summer line. Sarah Jessica Parker wore it on the episode “Cock a Doodle Do” of Sex and the City when she falls into the pond at Central Park. But before she gets soaking wet, she looks smoking hot in this frilly frock. The soft pink color looks like a bunch of blossoming hyacinths – a beautiful hue for a season saturated with sunshine and spectacular posies.
This week each “Look-of-the-Day” will be inspired by a Spring flower. Florals may not be our favorite trend, but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be inspired by their natural beauty. We actually have shown this dress before in our President’s Day article on Mrs. Obama, but we never got to discuss it at length. This silk crepe frock was designed by one of the First Lady’s favorite artists, Maria Pinto, and worn in St. Paul when President Obama accepted the Democratic Nomination. Michelle’s bright purple dress brought to mind flowerpots of pansies on a sunny spring day. And while “pansy” is probably the least appropriate way to describe our nation’s tough “Mom-in-Chief,” it is certainly a flattering color on her beautiful skin.
theSkinnyStiletto has Spring Fever and with the flowers comes America’s favorite past-time: baseball! Today is Opening Day, and we’ve decided to feature our favorite best-dressed baseball beauty. In Bull Durham Susan Sarandon plays Annie, a sassy, smart-mouthed teacher and minor league baseball team “Durham Bulls” fan/score-keeper. Alongside the yummy Kevin Costner as “Crash,” her quick wit and sensible way of dressing practically steal every scene! Whereas other characters in the film can be easy victims of 1980s fashion, Sarandon wears classic throw-back pieces including cinched waistlines, A-line skirts, white Ked sneakers and sweaters worn slightly off her shoulder. Our favorite look is her black, white and gray plaid dress with a bright red belt, pictured left. Sarandon even looks good in an over-sized black button-down after finally seducing Costner. It’s no wonder a young Tim Robbins fell for the woman who would eventually become mother to his two children on this set. Crash famously describes being in the major leagues as, “You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains.” Crash may never return to “the show,” but he certainly wins a shapely genius in Annie. In the midst of grass stains, muddy fields, and tobacco chewing, her sophisticated silhouettes make us eager for sunshine, the scent of freshly cut grass, and the words, “Play Ball!”
The United States may have a fashion icon in the making in their White House, but France’s First Lady is a former model. (We can’t imagine why the French have a reputation for being so glamorous!) Carla Bruni, the Italian-born, French-raised fashionista is seen here in a bright purple Dior coat. She wore it during a 2008 diplomatic meeting with then-British First Lady, Sarah Brown. We were inspired by our sophisticated friend, Danielle, who was sporting a similarly chic look this weekend. Although, we didn’t get to take a picture of her, so Carla had to fill in instead! This shade is particularly flattering on brunettes, and since both of the stylish women are half-Italian, it’s no wonder they both look so beautiful in violet. Their eye-catching outerwear is reminiscent of a crocus in bloom – seeing this pop of purple in March (in the garden, or the streets of Manhattan) is the first sign that winter is leaving us. Au revoir snowy weather!