Sex and the city
Sex and the City Fashion? Blah.. says Vivienne WestwoodJune 25, 2008
When Vivienne Westwood speaks the fashion world listens if only to find out what’s next from Dame Vivienne. This time Westwood has targeted Sex and the City. After seeing the film, Westwood was unrestrained in her criticisms of the fashion. While some may view similarities between Pat Fields and Vivienne Westwood, the choice of style may be dramatically different. Westwood commented that the Sex and the City mantra of cutting edge fashion left a little to be desired as everything was dull. Speaking to press, she said, “I thought ‘Sex and the City’ was supposed to be about cutting-edge fashion and there was nothing remotely memorable or interesting about what I saw. I went to the premiere and left after ten minutes.” Although rumors of a sequel persist chances are, she may not go to the premiere.
Manolo Blahnik Wins Rodeo Drive Walk of Style AwardJune 17, 2008
Chalk another award under the bulging belt of shoe design icon Manolo Blahnik. This one comes direct from Los Angeles in the form of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award. For the uninitiated in such matters, the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award lavishes honors each year on an iconic designer that has made a difference in the industry. Previous winners of this award include, Giorgio Armani (who won the first award in 2003), Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianni and Donatella Versace and Tom Ford. The award features a plaque that’s placed on the famous sidewalk with a signature from the designer.
In an interview with The Daily, Wanda McDaniel, chairman of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style selections committee tells talked of Blahnik’s achievment by saying: “Manolo Blahnik’s relationship with the entertainment industry is legendary.”
Kristin Davis Launches Fashion LineJune 4, 2008
The endless drumbeat of celebritywear continues. This time it comes from one of the other stars of Sex and the City. Kristin Davis, who plays Charlotte in both the film and the cable series has signed an agreement with American retailer Belk to design a fashion line for the chain. The line is set to debut this Fall. Davis who is originally from the South states that she has always shopped at the southern retailer felt that this relationship was a natural fit. The inspiration of much of this line comes from her own closet. Davis will have the advantage of shipping her line to 126 Belk stores in the south this Fall.
Sex and the City New York Premiere Turns ChaoticMay 28, 2008
While $1,000 Manolos did not go flying and only some elbows were thrown, a fashionable form of chaos did ensue when nearly 2,000 ticketholders at the Radio City Premiere of Sex and the City received bad news. Apparently the 2,000 fabulous fashionistas, Carey collaborators, Miranda maligners, Samantha supporters, and Charlotte cajolers were told in no uncertain terms that there were no more seats at the premiere for them. Movie studios typically overbook the venues for film premieres but something went very wrong. The ushers pointed to the fact that the tickets stated that seating would be done on a first come first served basis, but that did nothing to assuage the fans that paid upwards of $1,000 to get into the venue per ticket. Cynthia Nixon was heard saying that she hoped her mom was able to get in.
Harvey Nichols Gets in on The Sex and the City ActionMay 22, 2008
UK retailer is looking on getting into the hyped Sex and the City craze by having an exclusive handbag in the city event May 28th. It’s not enough to simply have movie tie-ins, Harvey Nichols wants to immerse customers in a complete New York pampering experience. Harvey Nichols guests will get Nails inc. manicures and cocktails, a Sue Devitt mini-makeover, and the possibility of winning a luxurious gift once the guest makes a purchase. This interesting event is not taking place at every Harvey Nichols store, the lucky guests at the Knightsbridge store will be the only ones to experience the fun. It takes place May 28th from 4pm to 8pm at Harvel Nichols, Knightsbridge.
Patricia Fields Designs for Marks & SpencerMay 21, 2008
Favorite stylist slash Sex and the City icon is gearing up to design a range for equally favorite British retailer Marks & Spencer. Much in the spirit of Target’s Go line of international design, this is set to be a one time range sure to bring the masses because of its limited edition title. She tells The Telegraph that she:
“really wanted to get involved with a brand who really understood women of all ages and who would work closely with me to develop the range in a way that was right for them. I have conceptualised the line as ‘Destination Style New York’ and it consists of iconic womenswear including matching accessories. I like to see it as expression of my philosophy of ‘the democratisation of luxury’…”
The collection will consist of 35 individual pieces and will include shift dresses, multiple prints including stripes, polka dots, florals and more. The line is set to debut in the fall.