In my yesterday's post I showed you part of the above photo. There is an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker called 'Soul Mate' in the April issue of Harper's Bazaar, the UK version. I'm not a big fan of celebrities on fashion magazine covers and in editorials, but with Parker it feels a bit different because she has become a style icon. She has done her homework. This time, however, she isn't promoting a film, she has become a shoe designer and her shoe line is called SJP. It is made in collaboration with George Malkemus, the president of Manolo Blahnik, and sold at Nordstrom (there are also some accessories and trench coats). As you can imagine the interview is all about shoes: the first shoes she wore, the shoes she got married in, and of course the shoes she wore as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City.
Her favourite shoe is called 'Carrie' (in the interview she says: "I mean, how could I not?") and I'm guessing it will become quite popular. For me I see some shoes I would like to try on, like the 'Fawn' and 'Ina' pumps and the 'Iva' slingback sandals. If the 'Anna' sandals were available in other colours I wouldn't mind trying them on as well. Compared to other big brands the shoes are affordable, not too pricy, given SJP's status, but I think it was a smart move to design cheaper suede flats as well. I'm wondering if she will add ballerinas.I really love a single sole instead of a platform ... so we started with that and then added the idea of colour ... The next thing was the period in New York that was, to my mind, an amazing time for shoes. That was the late Seventies and Eighties, the Maud Frizon and Charles Jourdan era. There was a simplicity to shoes then that was completely enchanting but really sexy and feminine. Those were the things we concentrated on.
Have you viewed her line? Any thoughts?
I had to include these two snaps from my issue of Harper's Bazaar. I think they look very Carrie-like and that's the character that started all this.
Alexi Lubomirski for Harper's Bazaar UK, April 2014 | Sarah Jessica Parker styled by Miranda Almond (3-4: snaps by me)