Fashion Focus: Sex and the City 2

May 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm (Fashion Focus)

The movie officially opens on Thursday, but already the internet is buzzing with what Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda will be wearing. “The fashion really is another character in the movie,” says Sarah Jessica Parker.

It has been reported the Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Carrie, has over 40 costume changes. “I think I have about 48,” Parker says. “We started off with 60 and I think scenes were cut and scenes didn’t make it. So I think between scenes being cut prior to shooting and us not being able to find a good enough reason to change clothes on camera, which is what I would do if they would let me, I think we end up in high 40s.”

While I am not a die hard Sex and the City fan, I cannot deny the impact the movie will have on style and accessory trends. I anticipate that the jewelry trends that will come out of this movie will be cuff bracelets, big earrings, crystals, and of course, statement necklaces.

 

Solange Azagury Partridge Necklace

I have spent the better part of my career making statement necklaces, and this statement necklace by Solange Azagury Partridge (worn by Sarah Jessica Parker) does not disappoint. This 18ct blockened white gold piece with diamond, emerald, sapphire, ruby and fire opal jewels costs reportedly $200,000.

“Ms. Azagury-Partridge, according to her publicity material, has had no formal training in jewelry design, but she didn’t need it,” writes Cintra Wilson for The New York Times. “Her work explodes with energy, brilliance, sensuality and courage. It is thrillingly exuberant, scary-smart and intensely personal.” Parker models Azagury-Partridge’s necklace not only in the movie, but also on the movie poster.

Jimmy Choo Cuff Bracelet

Despite the striking colors of the gemstones in Azagury-Partridge’s necklace, white is a dominant color found in the movie’s costumes and accessories. Costume designer Patricia Field has confirmed that white plays a large role in the movie because the action takes place over seven weeks during the summer. “I’m going for a new look and new elements,” says Field, which brings us to another trend, the cuff bracelet. Compared to a $200,000 necklace, this Jimmy Choo white cuff worn by Parker is a bargain at $285.

The movie takes the girls to Abu Dhabi (actually filmed in Morocco), and fashion insiders predict that Moroccan-inspired jewelry, prints, patterns, and fabrics will be a huge trend this summer. Kim Cattrall’s earrings, including the Cleopatra earrings designed by Wendy Brandes, give new meaning to the term “shoulder dusters”.

Wendy Brandes’ Cleopatra Earrings

  

Of course, Parker and her crew are the queens of cross-promotion, and Swarovski “sparkles throughout the film, adding glamour to Carrie’s closet with the Kiosque Evening Bag, setting the scene with Crystalline glasses, and shining light from Swarovski Crystal Palace chandeliers on the movie’s chic sets.”

Swarovski Evening Bag

Now, if these pricey baubles don’t fit into your budget, here are some more affordable options from Only Lauren.

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing a multi-strand white necklace with vintage focal point.

Only Lauren Five Strand White Arithmetique Necklace with Marcasite Focal Point Clasp

Jimmy Choo White Cuff Bracelet

Only Lauren White Tile Cuff Bracelet

Only Lauren Silver Earrings

And if all else fails, you can Bag, Borrow, and Steal. The Avelle Collection, made popular by Jennifer Hudson’s character in the first movie, rents accessories featured in the movie by the week or by the month. Take Carrie Bradshaw’s Eiffel Tower Bag for example. You could purchase this bag for $2000, but you could rent it for $60 a week.

Timmy Woods Eiffel Tower Bag featured in the first movie

Need a dress to go with that bag?  Try Rent the Runway, where you can rent an array of A-list designer dresses.

No matter what floats your Manolos, there is no doubt that over the next week, we will all be hearing about Sex and the City 2, and more to the point, what or who the girls are wearing.

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2 Comments

  1. Jen said,

    I loved the first movie…AND the show…haha. I haven’t gotten a chance to go see the second one yet..but I love seeing all the clothes, jewelry, watchesand hair! I’d have to say my favorite piece you have up here from the 2nd movie is the stained glass abstract necklace carrie was wearing. beautiful…

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  2. Sean Swag said,

    so many girls look up to these girls….

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