Among the starlets who are flocking onto Grazia’s style surveillance, there’s one who’s ever-present: Sarah Jessica Parker. And this week, she’s really got our radar bleeping. Whether strolling about the NY streets in a chunky knit and comfy flats or glamming it up at a swanky soirée, SJP knows how to look confidently stylish, without going overboard. As if you need convincing, let’s take this little beauty as our first example:
Last Sunday, the actress was dining with Matthew Broderick in the uber-cool West Village and what outfit should she choose for the occasion? A slate-grey gown that nails this season’s fifties trend, that's what! Mixed with a pair of hip ankle boots, an animal print cardie and her must-have Halston Heritage Cleo Sac bag, she looks darn swell. Although going matchy-matchy with your hubby, who is also in head-to-toe grey, is not so hot...
During the day, SJP has got her winter wardrobe sussed, mastering that Working Mom style with ease. We’ve fallen head over heels with her cobalt blue coat with ginormous pockets that brightens up these dreary October days. A colour popping scarf here and a smart ladylike bag there, as well as blacker-than-black shades plus dainty booties, and our gal is good to go.
And the hits just keep on coming! Last night saw SJP’s most recent appearance at the Empire State Pride Agenda dinner (something terribly glitzy, we’re sure). She made the most of those leggy legs in a super-short dress but kept the look demure thanks to a pair of brilliant polka dot stockings. And to bling up the asymmetric frock? Just add a statement necklace and that iridescent Cleo bag again.
In fact, Sarah Jessica’s been hard pressed to leave the house without those gold ‘H’ plates dangling from her arm, and who can blame her? We’ve spotted her with a variety of Halston metal-mesh handbags recently – lest we forget the bronze version she wore with her gwageous Halston Heritage gown at the Ballet Fall Gala, par exemple. Of course, as the Creative Consultant of Halston Heritage, we can only imagine the fun she has rifling through their archives...>we sigh<
Speaking of which, here she is at Halston HQ in Soho, NYC (yes, we feel a tad peeping-Tom-ish peaking through her window, sorry SJP!). Her comfy-yet-chic stripy number with pretty puffed sleeves is perfect for a day in the office, and just check out those glorious pictures behind her. With inspiration like that, it’s no wonder she’s so bang on trend.
So there you have it, folks. Those heady days of drooling over Carrie Bradshaw’s outfits may have come to an end, but our SJP remains a ferocious fashion force. And that, dear readers, is why we’d still want to spend a week, nay A YEAR, in her wardrobe.
- Jessica Vince