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Sex and the City 2 - P2 (Spoilerish)

This time, let's check in on Carrie and Miranda, shall we?


So far, we're definitely getting a more toned-down, slightly more realistic vibe from the clothes.


In fact, Carrie hasn't looked that dressed down in years. That's like a Season 3 Carrie look.









EDITED TO ADD: They might be in their street clothes, rehearsing.

Love Miranda's look here. Those are some KILLA shoes.







Remember how badly they used to dress Miranda in the early seasons of the show? This still looks like something she'd wear, but stylish and slightly more upscale. What took Pat Field so long to figure it out?









Ouch.



Now THAT is a Carrie look.





She wore this newspaper dress before; Season 3 Episode 17 "What Goes Around Comes Around;" When she met Natasha at the restaurant to say she was sorry.




What do we all think?

And don't worry, we're getting back to PR later today.


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I think I my feet would murder me if I had to wear those shoes. But I love the newspaper dress. Is it actually available for sale?


I love Miranda's look except for the shoes, which look fab, but you know would kill your feet. Unfortunately, I am not one of those women who will bleed for fashion.


Love the newspaper dress, even if it has been used before. And I love what they have Marande wearing. Brady looks so cute!


I just don't think SJP should be showing so much skin anymore. She looks veiny and skeletal. It's distracting.


The country bumpkin plaid shirt is not working for me. I hate to say it, but it's way too young! What 40+ year-old woman (even with that body) is walking around uptown with an exposed stomach?

SJP is super sexy but dressing your age is important or you run the risk of looking desperate.


The shoes look like they are giving Miranda's feet a hard time too. She looks absolutely pained in one picture.

I don't think the zipper ankle jeans are going to happen again, but who knows anything is possible.

The newspaper dress is cute.


Fucking LOVE that newspaper dress.
I'm looking forward to the movie but REALLY hoping its not as disappointing as the first.

My grandmother wore high heels her whole life and by the end her poor feet looked something close to Chinese bound.
High heels are like tattoos, to me, cool on other people, never touching my skin.

Myra Flection


I love Miranda's look and wish I could wear it with the shoes but know I'd make it one block before giving up and hailing a taxi.
If someone handed me the first photo without explanation I would have assumed that they were just in rehearsal. I don't recognize Carrie Bradshaw at all without a crazy accessory or something.


SJP's second look is something right out of Miley Cyrus' closet.

Other than that, though, the clothes are nice, the production value looks good, and Cynthia Nixon looks (dare I say it?) better than Carrie in some of these shots!


I can only look at those shoes and admire them from afar. My feet(and knees) would revolt if I even thought of trying to wear them.


I am in my 40s, and I don't know any women my age, or their ages, who would wear those shoes. They are so high, and most women I know already have painful feet from wearing high shoes in our youths. Maybe a three inch heel, on special occasions, but I really think heels like those are for the runway or 19 year olds.


I am in my 40s, and I don't know any women my age, or their ages, who would wear those shoes. They are so high, and most women I know already have painful feet from wearing high shoes in our youths. Maybe a three inch heel, on special occasions, but I really think heels like those are for the runway or 19 year olds.


Right on Jenny P...SJP looks rather Marianne a la Gilligan Island in the plaid, IMHO. Loving the newspaper dress, not so much the vein-y painful feet.

Sewing Siren - of all the '80's looks to make a reappearance, I'll take the zippers at the ankle any time *heaves nostalgic sigh of longing for lost and misspent youth*


Look at SJP's back. She is skeletal, not pretty at all, in my view.

OT - Why do women want to look like skeletons?? I followed a link on this site to a pic of Rachel Zoe and her chest is scary - you can see her bones, very clearly. She is not healthy. At what price fashion???


Good God what the hell do you do to yourself to get feet that veiny? If anything screams for Photoshopping more than those feet I don't want to see it.


Big Shamu said...
Good God what the hell do you do to yourself to get feet that veiny? If anything screams for Photoshopping more than those feet I don't want to see it.

9/5/09 11:47 AM


I think her feet are veiny, and probably her hands as well, because she is so skinny. There is no fat to fill in over the bones, so you see the veins really clearly, the almost look like they are popped up.

I wonder what these women are going to look like in 20 years? I hope they take their osteoporosis medication.


I'm sorry to pick....and I truly hate it when the press butchers some poor celeb that gains a pound or two. But in a case of reverse discrimination, SJP could really use 10 or so lbs.

This is what happened when too-thin women get older, they look wrinkled beyond their years. A little fat looks good after a certain age. Just sayin....


The shoes look killer, truthfully, and I don't mean killer gorgeous, I mean killer torturous. My feet hurt just looking at them.
I really like the clothes, though, except for the plaid shirt. They all look like things I wear almost every day, except I buy my looks on sale at Macy's or Dillards, and I don't care for spaghetti straps on anyone over 40, unless one has arms like Shelly O!!! Oh, and I don't wear newspaper print dresses, but I would LOVE to find a knockoff of that one!!!!


Me no likey the Ellie Mae look.


Nancy said: Look at SJP's back. She is skeletal, not pretty at all, in my view. OT - Why do women want to look like skeletons??

Nancy,

you got me on that one! I saw that picture with SJP's back and it was too distracting from the dress, shoes, or anything else. Although I know some folks (not me, alas) are born thin, this look goes beyond that - a mite too skeletal IMO.

srq


All these shoes are, indeed, "KILLA." As in they would literally kill me if I tried to wear them. I give major props to the woman of the world who can handle shoes like that, but unfortunately, I'm not one of them. I'll take a cute pair of flats any day of the week.


You either look skinny (with no butt) or you gain a little weight (and have an butt).

That's why these super skinny chicas are wrinkled and thin-skinned (pun!) in the face because they have no butt.


Oh jeeze - SJPs feet are making me wince! Not because I think she should be damned to hell for having veiny feet, but I mean, that kind of vein popping CAN'T be good for you... oh well, I guess you have to suffer for your art, and fashion...

The second pair of shoes Miranda is wearing are to die for, though..


Sarah Jessica Parker is a trained dancer. She's been skinny, muscular and veiny her whole life.


That looks like the stoop to Carrie's old aparment on Perry Street (I bet they're thrilled).

Maybe Big invested all his money with Bernie Madoff.

--GothamTomato


suzq said...
Sarah Jessica Parker is a trained dancer. She's been skinny, muscular and veiny her whole life.

9/5/09 12:16 PM


My daughter is a dancer, for the last 12 years (she is a teenager) and while she is thin, she is not skeletal. That is not from dancing; I doubt she eats.

Hey, it's her health, and her bones, and her veiny feet, but I think it is a bad example to young girls. I have two nieces, ages 13 and 11, who are both suffering from anorexia, and I teach lots and lots of girls who I believe are anexoric. It kills and hospitalizes people, and fashion seems to celebrate and push for it.


too many cats

SJP was a trained dancer.
Do any of us, looking at her bones, think that there are enough muscles left to dance?


It kind of destroys my ability to appreciate fashion when looking at it makes me cringe in sympathetic pain for the wearer. All of those shoes look like torture devices to me.


I'm sorry, but Miranda looks ridiculous in that second get-up. She never looks natural in the high heels, and those shoes are beyond crazy on her.

Don't like her hair color either! Why do they always sabotage Cynthia Nixon's beauty? Arrgh.


Her back never used to look like that, so age is definitely showing. Maybe, like the rest of us, her metabolism will slow down and she'll put on a little weight. I think it would help her look at this point.

And I HATE her hair color. Holy mousy washout.


I love that newspaper dress, glAd to see it return! Honestly, who doesn't wear the same outfit twice? But it looks like marriage has softened her ( or she attends ho-downs now instead of galas) I looked for them yesterday, but alas nothing. Didn't the NY post say where they were filming last time around? Just as well, I guess, don't want to get tangled up with their body guards again. Love these posts!


Miranda's shoes are a joke--I love great shoes, but those are hideous from every angle and she looks extremely uncomfortable. My theory of Pat Field's costume choices for the show is that she goes in two directions--clowns or hookers--and rarely finds a middle ground...until now, thankfully, except for those awful shoes--she's pushed Miranda into clown territory again. Great dress though.


Thanks, TLo, for the Saturday post. No don't worries necessary.


Hey, there, I'm Patsy Stone -- haven't seen you in these parts in a long time. How ya been?

I dunno, I don't mind Carrie in low fashion but I'm never really buying Miranda in highish fashion. Or high heeled S&M shoes, for that matter.

Love Carrie's blue shoes, except for the height of the heel & the plastic strips. I just like the blue studded parts, I guess.


The newspaper dress is great, that green dress on CN is great, but high heels and jeans are always tacky.

I enjoyed the fact that Miranda dressed like real working women dress, since she had a real job. Sometimes too matronly, or unflattering, but largely what you would see in a law firm.

Of course, looking for the costumes in SitC to match the normal payscales of their wearers is pointless. Yet another reason I have never been a fan.


Big Shamu said Good God what the hell do you do to yourself to get feet that veiny?

My initial reaction was "age", but then I compared my much older feet to hers, and mine are a lot less veiny.

And then I looked at the photos that show the inside of her elbows and wrists. Same issue.

I don't know how old the other actress is, but presumably close to the same age? Compare the two. The difference is astounding. One looks healthy, the other not.


another laura

Re veiny feet. Lay off, kittens! I have had veiny hands and feet all my life. I've been thin and I've been chunky. The hands and feet are still veiny. They are my mother's hands and feet. That's all. They don't hurt more, they don't indicate starvation, they're just veiny. Gah!


Didn't Carrie wear the newspaper dress when she saw Big after his engagement reception, not when she met Natasha to apologize? It was right after the "Way We Were" scene with the girls in the bar and then when she sees Big, she says "Your girl is lovely Hubbell", he says "I don't get it", and she says "And you never did."


I love you guys!

I think it's great that they are recycling clothing. More realistic. And makes me nostalgic for the show. love it. Like seeing an old friend. (but is it actually the same dress? Looks different slightly).

also - no one has commented on the fact that all these shots are located outside her west village apt. MEANING... she's still living there? and not somewhere with Big???


Personette, Gotham Tomato mentioned that.

But I'm confused because didn't she always get in cabs and give some upper east side address? Did she move? Anybody?


I hate most of these looks. The newspaper dress - tacky then, tackier now. The midriff-baring plaid shirt and skinny jeans look dated and too young for SJP. CN's hair is too fire-engine red. I do love the fab green dress but those torture devices on her feet are so not Miranda. M would never wear anything like that! Indeed, CN looks like she has to hold on to something even to stand in them. Very bad and wrong for the character.


I think Big runs into money trouble in this episode. No, seriously, I think that's one of the major conflicts in the film, based on the clothes here. Otherwise, why would they recycle an outfit used in the TV series when the movie takes place years after the season in which it appeared?

-E


The outdoor facade that is used for Carrie's apartment is on Perry Street. They just say that she lives in the 70s.

It's a possibility that Carrie kept her apartment after she and Big got married to use as an office and that it does not portend any marital woes. However, it does look like she and Miranda are having a very serious conversation.


from what I read on other gossip sites, the first set of pictures where SJP is dress down it's because they were not shooting but just rehearsing and reading their lines, so definitely it was not the wardrobe for the movie.
I like Miranda's look, but definitely the spiky shoes are fugly. I really like SJP newspaper dress, but it doesn't seem to be the same from other season, I will google and try to find it.


oh, one more thing: I love Miranda's big bag in the first and second set of pictures, anybody knows whose handbag is it?


I'm not really crazy about any of this. I was never big on SatC, btu would watch it from time to time and saw the movie.

That being said, I do have to say that her hands and feet do look alarming. Look, my mom is 80, has always been veiny and has kind of man-hands, but SJP's were kind of shocking. I think part of the reason that it was so arresting for all of us is that - as mentioned by other posters - it looks like they're trying REALLY HARD to make Carrie still be "young and hip!!!!!" without really taking her age into account. I'm not saying that women of her age aren't sexy, fashionable, or beautiful; I'm saying they need to remember that she can be all those things while not dressing like she's 20. Sorry, sweetheart, you do age like the rest of us plebs.

Also, vis-a-vis the trained dancer comment - I'm a dancer and have been in dance my whole life. I know dancers of all ages, and being a trained dancer doesn't do that to you. That's just a combination of aging, being too thin, and unfortunate genetics.


I think it's not so much whether she's veiny, or not, or "skeletal" or not - but rather that she's wearing clothes that make those parts of her body look worse than they need to. Show off the assets, hide or distract from the others - isn't that the usual advice?

I've long thought this about her over-use of eyeliner, too - it's not that she looks older than she should, it's that the harsh eyeliner ages her in ways that are unnecessary. There are reasons why younger and older women dress differently - different clothes flatter their bodies.


Amen, Rana. Amen. :)


Has anyone here ever actually watched SATC from beginning to end? And not those barely recognizable carcasses they show in syndication, but the full HBO episodes? The point is not whether Carrie (or SJP) should be wearing these clothes, but whether SJP looks like Carrie.

Carrie was already too old to be wearing a lot of her clothes in her 30s (by most normal-people standards), but that was a big part of her charm. It's well within—and expected of—her character to dress in country bumpkin shirts and newspaper dresses. Would most of us do that? No, but none of us are Ms. Carrie Bradshaw.

Seriously. Spare me the arguments and complaints of appropriateness.


Hmmm. Dare I?

Yes: I think Pat Field is out of her mind. I have never liked her styling, and as a matter of fact - I loathe it. She may be a power, but dang if I can sort out why. Trampy, costumey(sp?), and foolish looking. Harrumph.


Carrie only really dressed in "country bumpkin" shirts when she was at Aidan's cabin. She has a tongue-in-cheek style like that, but I can't say I'm loving her in that look on the streets of Manhattan, if it is in fact a costume.


another laura wrote: I have had veiny hands and feet all my life.

Amen. Veiny hands and feet plague my mom (overweight), my sister (normal weight), and to a lesser extent me (slightly underweight). I am the youngest so I'm wondering if gets worse with age? In our hereditary case, it has nothing to do with weight.

There is cosmetic surgery for hand a feet veins I believe? SJP, if nothing else, firmly does not get work done (good for her!) I also don't think she's anorexic -- just naturally muscular. I think people are so aware of thin-ness as an illness that it's often forgotten that different body types exist and that some people are just beanpoles.


Seriously? Mirandas horrible shoes-of-torture get an okay and Carrie's get an ouch? they're both far, far beyond hideous and "killah" in a literal sense.

and yes, the Ellie May look is not for a woman over 40, not matter how fab her body may be.

but in general, those looks are much better and more "real."


Has anyone here ever actually watched SATC from beginning to end? And not those barely recognizable carcasses they show in syndication, but the full HBO episodes? The point is not whether Carrie (or SJP) should be wearing these clothes, but whether SJP looks like Carrie.

Carrie was already too old to be wearing a lot of her clothes in her 30s (by most normal-people standards), but that was a big part of her charm. It's well within—and expected of—her character to dress in country bumpkin shirts and newspaper dresses. Would most of us do that? No, but none of us are Ms. Carrie Bradshaw.

Seriously. Spare me the arguments and complaints of appropriateness.

Exactly.
The Heidi picnic outfit? Pigtails?
I have the entire SATC DVD collection. Consistently the clothes are not a reflection (of what women are wearing or should be wearing), they're a projection (of the character's state of mind). SJP & Pat Field have always said the characters, particularly Carrie, projected their emotions in their outfits.

Have fun w/ it. Why so grumpy?
No one is asking anybody to wear these clothes. Or be that thin.

Though if anybody wants to donate any of the KICKIN' shoes pictured, I'm happy to accept.


About the shoes, I agree they are cool looking. They might not be that painful because the heel is a thick. It just seems to me like the shoe doesn't fit, there is a quite a gap between the heel of the shoe and the back of her heel.

amanda (i can't remember my google account info at the moment, but didn't want to be anonymous)


Face makeup is an amazing art. However, isn't here a makeup for feet and hands? SJP's hand look very 'old'.


Ouch indeed! There are a couple of shots where both Carrie and Miranda are looking really old. The lighting people need to do more work.

And sorry - SJP's back in that shot looks scarier than her feet!


The clothes look good but the ladies themselves? Everyone just looks OLD. I don't mean that necessarily in a bad way but there is a reason the show ended and I don't think they should be doing any more movies. That being said, they both look in great shape considering.


Eh, I don't think SJP looks that bad. My take on it is that they're shooting in hot weather and when it's hot things swell up.

Yes, SJP clearly lifts weights and has low body fat, but it's just a bit bony and unsmooth. It happens.

What I don't like is Cynthia Nixon's smock top with white jeans. No, no, no.


SJP's feet scare me.

Overall, not impressed. They look sloppy in those first caps. I do like the two dresses though.


I love Miranda's look but I don't think those shoes are her style. The Miranda (I think) I know would laugh, grimace then pick something more sensible =D

Always loved the Dior dress but I have to say SJP is way too stick and bones. She had more curves in season 3 and looked so much better in that dress.

Thanks for the pics!


Mariah at 4:58pm said: The clothes look good but the ladies themselves? Everyone just looks OLD. I don't mean that necessarily in a bad way but there is a reason the show ended and I don't think they should be doing any more movies.

That's right - no woman over 40 should EVER APPEAR IN A MOVIE, God forbid. They should just hide themselves away until their obituary appears in the New York Times. Did you COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT that they celebrated Samantha's 50th birhtday in the first movie??? Women over 25 HAVE LIVES and they GO OUT IN PUBLIC. There's a good reason why the first movie made over $650 million dollars - it's because real women thirst to see themselves portrayed on film. And the SATC characters were very good about showing their flaws as well as their assets. That's a fantastic example for women everywhere - we're all FLAWED but we deserve a fucking LIFE.


Miranda's shoes don't look like something Miranda would choose to wear. And they're not flattering. The length of the dress and the chunk/ankle ties of the shoes combine to make Cynthia Nixon's legs look kind of stumpy even though they aren't. And I can't look at Carrie's shoes without seeing SJP's feet. One may not cause the other, but still not a flattering look up close.

Shoot me, but I like them better in their street clothes.


LOVE THOSE SHOES ON MIRANDA!!!!!!


They used to dress her as a man-hating corporate stiff in the early years...


Now they dress her as a man-hating corporate mom in a fab dress.


Carol in LA said: There's a good reason why the first movie made over $650 million dollars - it's because real women thirst to see themselves portrayed on film.

REAL women? Honey, plz. Reel it in a little.

The next time you find a "real" woman who can afford an apartment in Manhattan and fabulous designer clothes and shoes on a columnist's salary, I'll show you a unicorn riding on a rainbow.

The show is silly. The plots are ridiculous. The "acting" is horrible... and "reality"? As someone who actually LIVES in NY, women with these kinds of lifestyles only exist when they're either working from sunrise to sunset, married to wealth, or living off trust funds.

It's all about the clothes (and the occasional naked guy). Always has, always been.


In the first few pics of SJP there seems to be something odd (pulling?) going on with her pants in the zipper area (below the belt and above the crotch) - just dist5racting


Well, clearly the money she's spending on designer clothes she's taking out of her food budget... yow.

All I'm saying, a couple sandwiches couldn't hurt. Jeebus.


Is it possible that some of the scenes could be "flash-backs" I'm thinking particularly of the ones with SJP in the other post w/ the super curly hair and mis-matched luggage - just moving to NY perhaps? And these wacky outfits and the fact she's outside her old apartment could also be scenes from the past . . . just a thought!


i hope they're fighting - the carrie/miranda smackdowns are when sjp and cynthia are at the top of their game (i mean the fights from the series, not the ridiculous one in the movie)


SJP has always had the ugliest man-hands around. She's just cursed. I never noticed her feet before but they match her hands, which is too bad. I have to say that she's not really aging all that gracefully. Big time crows feet. but wtf? We age how we age. Enuff said.


She looks so pretty in so many of these shots! I think people just like to call her ugly to be trendy most of the time. :| She's just a regular-looking woman with an even share of good and bad angles, and when you put her next to actresses that have mostly or only good angles, she doesn't look quite so great.


Those are 3 pairs of the ugliest shoes I have ever seen. Is KISS going back on tour in those?


I must say I am really tired of people getting slammed because they are too thin. Yeah, sometimes they look anorexic or whatever, but that seems to be just an easy way to justify criticizing women's bodies. And veiny hands and feet mean that you have thin skin, not that you're too thin. I have both. I also am not a fat pig, but I am not too thin.

I also think it is a weird double standard that you can pick on a woman for being too thin ("eat a sandwich!") but NOT pick on a woman for being too fat. I'm the last one to pick on another woman for her body type or weight, but it makes me feel really hostile when people can flippantly criticize someone for her weight and make tasteless jokes at her expense--but only if she is thin.

It's just another way that women put down and belittle each other, which hurts everybody. It's like the working (outside the home) woman vs. stay-at-home mother/wife battle. Who does it help?


I liked Miranda's second look here, except for the shoes. I have terrible taste in shoes. I like them flat, comfortable and little girl cute. I have always thought that Miranda looked so different in the early years as opposed to the later seasons, even her hair and face. She looked so much better later on. Her hair here is a bit unnatural.

I like Carrie's more natural hair here as opposed to the always in need of touch up color she had most of the time. I think the veins are a genetic thing, as others have said. As for her thinness, that is probably genetics also (plus trainer and chef). I'm at the bitter end of my 40s and would give my retirement savings for a body like hers.

Slightly off topic: my local Big Lots has SJP's Bitten jeans for $8.


Ellen M said...
I must say I am really tired of people getting slammed because they are too thin. Yeah, sometimes they look anorexic or whatever, but that seems to be just an easy way to justify criticizing women's bodies. And veiny hands and feet mean that you have thin skin, not that you're too thin. I have both. I also am not a fat pig, but I am not too thin.

I also think it is a weird double standard that you can pick on a woman for being too thin ("eat a sandwich!") but NOT pick on a woman for being too fat. I'm the last one to pick on another woman for her body type or weight, but it makes me feel really hostile when people can flippantly criticize someone for her weight and make tasteless jokes at her expense--but only if she is thin.

It's just another way that women put down and belittle each other, which hurts everybody. It's like the working (outside the home) woman vs. stay-at-home mother/wife battle. Who does it help?

9/6/09 1:25 AM

I mostly agree with what you said, but I think your use of the term "fat pig" makes you a big fat hypocrite.

Oink!


I used the term "fat pig" purposefully, to give an idea how hurtful it is to hear thin women referred to as ugly, having no sex appeal, having no curves (obviously not true in many cases!). To me, jumping on a woman for her weight is tantamount to saying "wow, her nose is huge" or "look at those beady little eyes." It's just hurtful and not classy.

And all the talk of female stars starving themselves. I'm sure some do (Rachel Zoe for instance), but there are plenty of stars with drug problems, drinking problems, mental illness (incidentally, anorexia falls into this category). We have no way of knowing who falls into what category.

Another thing I've noticed is that nobody EVER says that Laura Bennett should eat a cheeseburger or that she is too skinny or bony. And let's face it, girlfriend IS thin.


We can't talk about someone being too skinny, we can't talk about someone being too fat...my god, you people live in a bubble.


Thanks for these posts, guys! I love Cynthia's shoes.


My way of determining whether someone is 'skeletal' is if you can see a person's actual spinal discs or their chest bones. I know a lot of thin, slender women and their backs do not look like an anatomy example. The bird cage chest is not attractive, especially when they have implants.

Ask any man (or most women, for that matter) and a healthy woman is the most attractive. They can be skinny, slender, average or even a little bit 'soft' but most won't give a second glance at someone that looks emaciated, only sympathetic nods.


Ellen M said...
I must say I am really tired of people getting slammed because they are too thin. Yeah, sometimes they look anorexic or whatever, but that seems to be just an easy way to justify criticizing women's bodies. And veiny hands and feet mean that you have thin skin, not that you're too thin. I have both. I also am not a fat pig, but I am not too thin.

I also think it is a weird double standard that you can pick on a woman for being too thin ("eat a sandwich!") but NOT pick on a woman for being too fat. I'm the last one to pick on another woman for her body type or weight, but it makes me feel really hostile when people can flippantly criticize someone for her weight and make tasteless jokes at her expense--but only if she is thin.

It's just another way that women put down and belittle each other, which hurts everybody. It's like the working (outside the home) woman vs. stay-at-home mother/wife battle. Who does it help?


How about... all of womankind? Our young women and girls who think that this is a body type that should be idolized and aspired to, laxatives and purging be damned?

Like Stellaa said, when you can start seeing rib counts from the BACK, it's not fashionable, it's not sexy, it's scary. Whatever the cause (and in SJP's case, I suspect it's a natural leanness combined with extreme dieting and exercise in the hopes of looking 20 forever), it's not something to encourage.

If she's sick, or on drugs, or whatever, that's a sign of an ILLNESS that people should be calling out.

I think the reason why people don't call out Laura on her visibile ribs is that she's less of a in-front-of-the-camera sort of person. Sometimes when we can see Laura's sternum, I get a little concerned for her too...


Sarah Jessica Parker needs to lay off the weights and curls - in some of those shots her arms almost rival Madonna's. And that's not a good thing.

Wasn't it Helen Gurley Brown who said a woman can never be too rich or too thin? Has anybody seen a picture of her in the last year? Yikes. Frightening. She proved herself wrong. You can be too thin and the older one gets the worse it looks. You need a little something to weather illness and strengthen the bones.

Jilly


RE: SJP and skinny:
Regardless whether she was a dancer, eats or doesn't eat, veiny not veiny. . .SJP has *always* been that thin. I really think its her genetics. My husband has the same kind of 3% body fat, no chub-gut having muscular physique. He doesn't work out and eats vast quantities of ice cream, milk, and fast food. So hold the judgements about her bony ass, some people are simply just made that way. ps. Its no fun weighing more than your husband who is taller than you!

RE Miranda: I think Cynthia Nixon looks better and better. They do a great job with her hair and makeup, but those shoes are hid!


I think the veins are a combo of a hot NY day,and she's toooooooooo thin,so they're popping out from the heat and visible because she makes the Olsen twins look like fatties.
Reminds me of Madonna,that too thin and gaunt look, and not remotely dressing her age. She looks tired, wouldn't doubt if she's actually thin to the point of it affecting her health.


another laura

Jilly, I think it was the Duchess of Windsor who said that a woman could not be too rich or too thin.

To that I add, from trips to the gyno, "or too far down on the table."

too much?


another laura said...

".... or too far down on the table."

Ha! Too funny! Thanks for the correction about who said the too rich, too thin quote. It still fits HGB though.

Jilly


I don't understand why Carrie is still living in her apartment in spite of her marriage to Big.


I think they all look like ass. Sorry-- but Miranda's shoes give her cankles, the dress looks like it belongs on a fat old woman who collects cats and clips articles from newspapers, and the hair is too bright, too fake. SJP's jeans and tank look is fine, for a harried mom or college student going to the grocery, until you get to the dopey plastic bracelet and the shoes, which are completely inappropriate for the rest of the look. And the Daisy Duke plaid midriff shirt-- heinous.


I feel super weird about what I'm about to post, because as a rule I don't really like sex and the city Watched the first 3 seasons and pretty much got the picture, y'know?

That said: Other than Miranda's shoes (because they do look like they're killing her and that's never ever cute) I think they BOTH look great here.
People are saying they don't know any women SJP's age who would dress like that - well frickin' DUH, these are not real women! Have you SEEN sex and the city? these are grandiose, ultra-glamorous, cartoony characters on the big/small screen. The whole point of Carrie is that, aesthetically, she is unlike 99.99999% of the actual female population. She minces down the street in a white Grecian toga type thing with a gold flower on the chest that's 20 inches in diameter. She grocery shops in 5 inch heels. Her hair is enormous and would literally fill your entire cubicle at work. She's 40-whatever and she ties up her shirt like you did at parties in high school and hell if she doesn't pull it off. That's Carrie.
And for the record: there actually are, scattered across our urban landscapes, actual women who are those ages and do dress like that. And they pull it off looking classy. They're rare, but I do know a couple. They're pretty much my heroes.


Cynthia Nixon's look was better than SJP's in that shot, but damn that girl needs to work on her POSTURE!!! She looks like a hunchback!

SJP is NOT 20! She's NOT a tweener either---when the hell are the producers going to give up and realize we're talking about a character that is 40 and not just outta high school? They make SJP look like a desperate cougar rather than a hip lady who can not only afford the more "ladylike" looks of the runway but can pull them off with flourish and style!!!


I love SJP, and her personality has always been her most beautiful trait, but I'm shaking my head. Does she not realize that she cannot dress like that anymore? She makes me feel even older than I am. She should cover up and go for a more tailored style at this point. Her hands and feet are just scary.


Agree with everything; however,a point of order -- the reason Pat Fields couldn't figure Miranda out is because Miranda is a lawyer, and therefore not prone to wearing the kind of clothes which could be found at, say, Patricia Fields. Indeed, the dress is okay but the first NYC lawyer who walked into work wearing those beads and those shoes would receive a stern talking to. There are still a lot of firms who don't even permit sandals, much less those.


Body types exist, people. And that fact isn't created by an over appreciation of fashion.

As a retired professional dancer I've heard the accusations of being too thin for years. "Skinny" and the corresponding judgments about health are as derogatory and insulting as any other you can come up with. Honestly. Sense and manners anyone?

With the weight thing I seem to be upsetting a loosely crafted view of normal. And I'm not underweight! More often than not I get it from someone who lives in a suburban car culture, sits at a desk all day and has no idea what or why they're eating.

I'm healthy. I'm happy. I'm active. I eat well and always did. I'm thin. I text in full sentences with punctuation. Sue me. No one said you have to be me or sleep with me. And it's the same with SJP. Don't go to the frinkin' movie if you're so repelled by her.

I think it's not just a matter of preference but a matter of perspective:

USA Obesity Rates Reach Epidemic Proportions
* 34 percent of U.S. adults aged 20 and over are obese.
* 58 million are overweight; 40 million are obese; 3 million are morbidly obese
* 78% of American's are not meeting basic activity level recommendations
* 25% are completely sedentary

Also see:
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html

I'm not SJP or her doctor. I don't know her personal health status and it's none of my business. She could have a raging coke habit for all you or I know.

But maybe some of you should lay off calling her unhealthy, put down all of the sandwiches she isn't eating, and have a little think. MAYBE when you constantly interact with a population that is significantly overweight it's no small wonder she seems out of place.

BTW, while in NY last week I was on the cross town bus and saw her filming SATCII at 86th and 5th. I thought she looked great.


Miranda's bag is Lanvin Spring/Summer 2009 season. Anyone knows where to find Miranda's smock top?


I don't know if SJP was actually heavier or younger in Honeymoon in Vegas, but she looked amazing in the wedding dress. You can see it at the end of this clip - if she was heavier, she should go back up to that weight because as a 44 year old, I can say, a few extra pounds def. decrease the wrinkled look.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX6vCPBzawE


Veins. My grandmother who is 80 has no huge veins on her feet. I asked her what her secret was and now that I've been enlightened, it's really more like common sense.

I don't think it is genetic. More and more women wake up and put on heels to work in. Your feet swell more throughout the day and what soon happens is those amazing shoes act as a boa constrictor on your feet choking them. Not much blood circulation there, causing your veins to enlarge through time "to increase circulation" It's the same as when they tie your arm up right before the nurse draws blood from you with a needle.

You're supposed to keep your feet elevated as much as possible. My grandma's been sleeping with her feet stacked up on 4 pillows every night.

SJP Probably wears her shoes to sleep too with those crazy veins





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