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Sex and the City 2

I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t seen the movie so I’ll just say this:  real life just seems so bleak in comparison to all the glamour and beauty that is this movie! 

Of course, the girls were all very beautiful but Cynthia Nixon absolutely shined!  Her striking red hair and creamy skin is a great canvas for all the amazing clothes. 

Carrie sported a few Halston numbers that caught my eye.  After seeing this movie, my curiosity about Halston has piqued…

I think they could have taken more risks with Charlotte’s wardrobe.  Her style is conservative and elegant but we’ve also seen her in episodes past with outfits that are chic AND modern.  The great thing about Charlotte’s character is that she has a naughty side (e.g. the time she cheated on Trey with the gardener).  They could have played on that aspect of her character a little more with ensembles that were more captivating and not so traditional. 

Samantha’s entire wardrobe in this movie was spectacular (as only Samantha could have pulled off).  I especially loved the Miley Cyrus segment.  The amazing dress (which, by the way, I think Samantha actually wore better) should not even be in the same hemisphere as the spiked black choker that Miley wore it with!  This just illustrates the aesthetic difference between the fashionably young and the fashionably wise.   The young wear things to try to be relevant.  The wise wear things because it actually looks good.  Kim Cattrall is amazing and I absolutely love her in this role. 

Note the picture of Carrie’s shoe rack.  I WANT ONE!  In fact, I want her entire closet.  *sigh…I wonder what it’s like to possess such beautiful things.

Sex and the City 2

Sex and the City 2

Couture Allure

 

CoutureAllure.com

CoutureAllure.com

Great vintage pieces on CoutureAllure.com.  These are first glance finds (pieces that first caught my eye from briefly scanning the inventory).  They have an impressive stock of vintage couture if you can spare a few pretty pennies.  😉

1. Adele Simpson Gold Brocade Cocktail Dress – $65
2. Victoria Royal Mod Black Sequin Wrap Dress – $95
3. Orange Wool Top & High Waist Skirt Dress – $145
4. Ferragamo Metallic Knit Dress – $75
5. Carmelo Pomodoro Black Silver Sequin Mini Skirt – $135

Thought on Fashion

One of the great things about the internet is its ability to bring everything and everyone together.  Without a doubt, it’s brought many people opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t have been possible if the technology didn’t exist.   

Of particular interest to me is the fact that the internet has allowed average people like myself entry into a world once occupied only by the aesthetic elite: fashion.  Because of the internet, that amazing pair of boots that you’ve been lusting after is just a click away.  Because of the internet, you can be front row and center at the runway show of the fashion world’s most praised designer.  Because of the internet, your dream job as a fashion writer is closer than ever. 

One of the things that I like to do is peruse sites like the fashion section of nymag.com or read the columns of bloggers like bryanboy.com just to see what people are wearing.  I’ve even entertained fanciful thoughts of becoming a fashion blogger and posting photos of myself modeling my chic clothes.  The only thing hindering me, unfortunately, is the fact that I don’t have “fashionable clothes.”  Heck, I haven’t shopped for clothes in months (not by choice but necessity -i.e. to pay off my student loans, credit card bills, etc.)!  How could I possibly be a fashion blogger if I don’t even have the clothes to prove that I have any fashion sense??  Honestly, the only thing I have to offer is a genuine adoration of the feminine body and a keen eye for the unique and romantic.

Thanks to sites like Chictopia I now possess all the clothes I’ve ever wanted and dreamed (even if it is only virtual). Interestingly, too, it’s sites like these that attest to the fact that fashion is not in the labels.  As expressed by the infamous Coco Chanel, fashion is “in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” 

Thusly, I will take immense pleasure in combing the internet in order to see what people are wearing (even the weird and offbeat i’m-trying-too-hard-and-it’s-really-obvious ones).  In fact, I’m not going to rule out the possibility that I might have a chance at the whole fashion blogger thing…that is, if I don’t lose interest first.

[photos courtesy of nymag.com]