25 March 2013 by

It's Sarah Jessica Parker's 48th Birthday! We Celebrate With 10 Style Highlights Of Her Year

Who wants to spend their Monday morning brushing up their SJP style IQ?  Well the good news is we have the perfect excuse as today is Sarah Jessica's 48th birthday, and what better way to celebrate her big day than by revisiting her greatest style hits of nearly 30 years on the red carpet. SJP was pushing style boundaries long before her 'It Made Me Wonder' days as Carrie Bradshaw, in white jumpsuits, trophy jackets and underwear as outerwear. Now she sticks to Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta and Chanel and, of course, those Philip Treacy hats.

This year, as ever, was a first class fashion year for Sarah Jessica. We've counted down her top 10 style moments...

1. This year SJP ditched the Monolos and went for the socks and sandals combo. Swedish Hasbeens + spotty socks = chic? Only Ms Parker could make this a winning formula.

2. Sarah Jessica paid tribute to Minnie Mouse in a pair of ears, by L'Wren Scott no less, at a Barneys Christmas event.

3. SJP is still making her own style rules as she ditched a traditional floor sweeper to wear a black Elie Saab jumpsuit on the red carpet at the 2013 BAFTAS.

4. Sarah Jessica knows her Dolce from her Prada, and this year she got to be Anna Wintour for a day as she played a Vogue editor on Glee. Her stylist? The one and only Ms Wintour. 

5. She admitted she wears just 7 per cent of what is in her closet - we can take the 93 per cent off your hands Parks. We'd like to think of it as the palatial wardrobe Big designs for Carrie in the first SATC film, with rails of Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy hats hanging from the ceiling.

6. She told Net-a-Porter that running around NY in heels ruined her feet as she said: 'For ten or so years, I literally ran in heels. I worked 18-hour days and never took them off. I wore beautiful shoes, some better made than others, and never complained. But then I did I Don’t Know How She Does It, and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said, you know, [Kate Reddy] could not afford really good footwear. So I got [lower priced] shoes and the bottoms weren’t leather, they were plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle. I went to a foot doctor and he said, 'Your foot does things it shouldn't be able to do. That bone there... You've created that bone. It doesn't belong there.'

7. The former Ms Bradshaw also confessed to Net that she thinks the Carrie Diaries is '... odd.'

8. She teamed up with Anna Wintour, Georgia May Jagger, Alexa Chung and the rest of the fash pack to pose for Karl Lagerfeld's The Little Black Jacket exhibition. She said of the iconic jacket: 'I now own one... among other things in my life I consider it a prized possession. I feel very lucky.'

9. She went for the London Look at the BAFTAs and ditched her signature bouncy curls for sleek straight hair tucked behind the ears. Her hair stylist Charles Worthington said to Grazia Daily: 'I wanted her to look different from how she normally looks. I managed to use my persuasive powers to say 'let’s see how it looks really smooth and sleek and we can always add a bit of wave if you want to afterwards.'

10. For the AmFAR Benefit SJP went Anna Dello Russo meets Carrie Bradshaw with a touch of Cruella, in a hot pink Maison Martin Margiela strapless gown with a monochrome patterned skinny sash, with a long white fur thrown over the top.

SJP starred in her first film in 1984, so that's nearly 30 years of red carpet magic. See her style evolution below...

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the Cosmopolitan Seminar - June 16, 2014

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the 'The Commons Of Pensacola' opening night after party - November 21, 2013

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the opening of the SJP Collection Pop Up Shop - February 26, 2014

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the ArtsConnection 35th Anniversary Spring Benefit - April 24, 2014 i

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Sarah Jessica Parker at the Variety Power Of Women- April 25, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at Manhattan Theatre Club Rehearsal Studios - September 25, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the amfAR Inspiration Gala New York 2014 at The Plaza Hotel - June 10, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the SJP collection event at Nordstrom in The Grove - March 6, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2014 CLIO Image Awards - May 7, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala - 5 May 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker at Sarah Jessica Parker In Conversation With Jonathan Tisch - May 15, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about in New York - November 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles and Saint Laurent at 'City Ballet' TV programme premiere, New York - 04 November 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker with Louis Vuitton bag out and about in New York - 4 September 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker at Serpentine Summer party - 27 June 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about, New York - 23 May 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles Deacon at Met Gala - 6 May 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker out and about in New York - April 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Elie Saab and Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes at BAFTA Awards - February 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Maison Martin Margiela couture at amfAR gala in New York - February 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker in Jean-Michel Cazabat shoes at 'In Vogue: The Editor's Eye' film screening - December 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in dress and ears by L'Wren Scott at Barneys window unveiling - November 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at ELLE's Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills - October 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at Maison Martin Margiela with H&M Fashion Event- October 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at New York City Ballet Fall Gala - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Couture Council for the Museum at FIT Awards in New York City - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Louis Vuitton at the Louis Vuitton fall 2012 runway show - September 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Chanel Couture and Philip Treacy hat at the VRC Oaks Club Ladies Luncheon in Melbourne, Australia - November 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at amfAR New York Gala To Kick Off Fall 2012 - February 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker at 'Late Show with David Letterman', New York - September 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giambattista Valli at film presentation of I Don't Know How She Does It, Moscow - August 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker the Chanel 2012 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection Show - March 2012

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at Met Ball - May 2011

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Alexander McQueen memorial service - September 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at the Sex And The City 2 UK Premiere - May 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker at Burberry, London Fashion Week - September 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in Halston at Met Gala - May 2010

Sarah Jessica Parker in L'Wren Scott at the School Of American Ballet's Winter Ball in New York City - March 2009

Sarah Jessica Parker in Nina Ricci the Sex and the City: The Movie premiere in New York - May 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy at 'Sex and The City: The Movie' film premiere, London - May 2008

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at Met Ball - May 2006

Sarah Jessica Parker in Peter Soronen at the opening night for Neil Simon's The Odd Couple - October 2005

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at the Fragrance Foundation's

Sarah Jessica Parket at the VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City - October 2001

Sarah Jessica Parker at SAG Awards - 2001

Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at Emmy Awards - September 2000

Sarah Jessica Parker at the VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards in New York City - October 1997

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Ed Wood Hollywood premiere - September 1994

Sarah Jessica Parker MTV Movie Awards - 1993

Sarah Jessica Parker in Atelier Versace at For The Boys Los Angeles premiere - November 1990

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Amnesty Concert in Los Angeles - September 1998

Sarah Jessica Parker at Henry Winkler's Annual Brunch to Celebrate the Celebrity Day at MacLaren Children's Center - March 1988

Sarah Jessica Parker at the Slamdance premiere - September 1987


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Christopher Lynch (Mon Mar 25 16:07:56 GMT 2013): Gorgeous! Love her and CHANEL! Happy Fab and FUN Birthday SJP!