Thursday, June 5, 2008

What happened to 'Carrie'?

Did anyone else notice the absence of Carrie's name necklace in the Sex and the City film? Considering its prominence in the final episode of the series, and the fact that you can buy your very own 'as worn by Carrie Bradshaw' necklace on costume designer Patricia Field's website, I was surprised and quite frankly a little disorientated by its M.I.A status on SJP's chest throughout the entirety of the (most fabulous I must say) film.

As multi-tasking as Film Carrie's string of pearls were, I longed for some of the carefree, child-like abandon with which Television Carrie put together an outfit. While I appreciated Pat Field and Sarah Jessica's desire to reflect the characters' maturity not only through their dialogue but also their wardrobe, I do believe there are other ways to do so than having them constantly co-ordinate!

Known for their individual and uncomprimising styles; Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha were alarmingly similiar in their most recent reincarnation. Perhaps most painfully so at a Mexico restaurant, the fabulous foursome looked ridiculous in matching floor length gowns in a cocktail of tequila sunrise colours. At Bryant Park, the effect was more pleasing as their ice-queen hued ensembles blended in beautifully with a snow covered background. However the most glaringly obvious was not between the fabulous four, it was in fact Samantha and Smith's his and hers black sequin dressing gowns that flew the flag for co-ordination. They were almost as camp as Stanford's suits!

Matching moda aside, the film certainly had its moments. My favourite five had to be:

1. The simply gorgeous feathered wedding dress Carrie tries on first at her Vogue shoot. So beautiful me and my companion felt the need to tell each other so.
2. The Eiffel Tower bag by Timmy Woods carried by Carrie. What I love about this bag is that it screams CB. Perfect accessorising from PF.
3. Samantha and Smith's matching robes. See above.
4. Charlotte's black gown for Carrie's wedding. While everyone else was swooning over the Westwood wedding dress, I only had eyes for Charlotte's gorgeous mermaid like frock.
5. Miranda and Steve's Brooklyn Bridge reunion. Not a fashion moment but for me this was the better than any designer or vintage creation. Priceless.

If you haven't already seen the film then all I can say is, why on earth are you reading this?! Don't spoil yourself anymore and get thee to a cinema pronto.
For those of you who have seen the film, I'm sure you'll agree with me going to see it a second time wouldn't be at all shameful but a guilty pleasure. Fabulous.

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