SJP unveils ready-to-wear bridal looks

Sarah Jessica Parker is serving up some stylish bridal styles that are ready to wear right off the rack.

According to Glamour, her newest collection is a collaboration with GILT that is comprised of 10 styles that are “perfect for the ‘modern, nontraditional bride'” and will keep the bride dressed in style “from the bridal shower all the way through the reception,” and even serve to dress any bridesmaid or wedding guest.

The collection ranges in style, size and price, says Glamour, with styles including everything from jumpsuits and bodysuits to cutout backs that come in atypical wedding colors like black, red and blue. Each style will be available in sizes ranging from sizes 0–14 and XS–L, according to Glamour.

What’s more is that along with the release of the bridal styles come the release of 15 existing SJP Collection shoe styles — like the ever-popular Cosette and Fawn styles — in that Glamour says will come in “an exclusive new selection of colors and heel heights, to pair with the bridal collection.”

As for the prices on these bridal styles, Glamour reports that the clothing will sell on GILT for between “$295 for the sleeveless, bow-back bodysuit to $2,395 for the full-length embroidered gown,” while the shoes are priced between $350 and $485.

View looks from the collection here.

 

 

SJP unveils new sneakers to collection

Sarah Jessica Parker is adding yet another style to her SJP Collection, and it’s just about the most fabulous sneaker you’ve ever seen.

According to ELLE, the multi-hyphenate just unveiled the Meteor shoe, a “T-Strap flat that sparkles like the night sky,'” which means the shoe is completely blinged out. The new style debuted in a joyful Instagram post, in which Parker twirled and skipped through the streets as the shoes sparkled in the sun.

While ELLE says these “sneakers” may just be a glorified flat that should skip the gym trip, this style is certainly an eye-catcher.

To purchase the shiny $255 flats, click here.

SJP launches handbag line

For Sarah Jessica Parker, fashion seems to be as much a part of her identity as her famous Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw. First designing shoes and then a line of little black dresses, the multi-hyphenate is now launching a handbag line.

According to WWD, Parker released a new handbag line called The Seven Essentials, which will be sold at Bloomingdale’s and on Amazon Fashion. Part of her SJP Collection, WWD says the seven-piece line ranges in price from $395 to $695.

While this launch is an exciting addition to her current fashion offerings, WWD reports that this isn’t the first foray into handbags for Parker; in fact, her collection included handbags in 2014, but her new designs not only offer more versatile styles, they are also manufactured in the United States.

As for the silhouettes included in the Essentials collection, Allure says that there is truly a style for everyone available: “There’s a slouchy gray tote ready to become your go-to carryall, a flamingo pink clutch ready to liven up your next happy hour, a poppy red shoulder bag perfect for the weekend, a slouchy bucket bag, a timeless hobo, a sparkly pill clutch, and even a supertrendy backpack.”

Ready for some SJP in your life? Pre-order your favorite handbag at Bloomingdale’s here.

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker gets a new home

A holiday shoe collection and a line of stunning little black dresses isn’t enough for Sarah Jessica Parker; but then again, when a girl’s wardrobe grows, it needs much more space to be displayed.

That’s where Parker’s new brick-and-more store comes in. According to WWD, the Sex and the City alum is opening her first free-standing store outside of Washington, D.C. in the upcoming MGM National Harbor Resort. Set to makes its grand opening on Dec. 8 along with the National Harbor, Md. hotel, the store “will stock Parker’s SJP Collection shoe label,” reports WWD, “as well as her little black dress collection, handbags, jewelry and other assorted accessories.

In a statement on the opening of her brand-new store, WWD says Parker explained her excitement over the project this way: “Opening a stand-alone store has long been a dream we have been working towards and we feel truly privileged to be doing so with the expertise, guidance and support of our brilliant partners at MGM Resorts.”

So if you’re already strapped in the car and ready to get to Maryland in time for the grand opening, WWD says to expect products in SJP’s store to cost between $30 and $700 — quite the range for some serious style.

SJP brings holiday sparkle to new shoe collection

There’s nothing that can elevate an outfit more than a killer pair of shoes — that is, except their heels from Sara Jessica Parker’s new holiday collection.

According to InStyle, the Sex and in the City alum recently released an exclusive 16-piece holiday shoe collection with Net-a-Porter that encapsulates “SJP’s envy-inducing style, her onscreen character Carrie Bradshaw’s wonderfully eclectic-chic aesthetic, and the holiday spirit.”

InStyle says the collection features metallic styles, T-strap silhouettes, jewel tones and even “Art Deco embellishments,” all to infuse a little holiday cheer into your look.

So how much will a pair of SJP heels set you back? InStyle says a pair from the actress’ collection costs between $355 and $585.

To shop the exclusive line, click here.

SJP launches new LBD collection

Style and Sarah Jessica Parker just seem to go hand-in-hand — look no further than her red carpet appearances and her work on Sex and the City for proof. But even though the actress has since moved on to another project (Divorce, airing on HBO), Parker is still attached to fashion, so much so that she’s releasing a dress line.

According to WWD, Parker is set to unveil an all-black dress line called “SJP LBD,” with all the pieces in the collection said to be made in the United States. Sold exclusively at Bloomingdale’s, the first of the LBD line will debut in October, reports WWD.

While entering the clothing arena is a new endeavor for Parker, WWD says that she also has a two-year-old shoe line, as well as a new fragrance that launched in August called, “Stash,” the “bad-girl foil” to her other fragrance, “Lovely.”

To check out a sneak-peak of the line, click here.

She Leads, You Follow: New York City Ballet Gala Edition

There is nothing better than a ballet performance and couture fashion, and those very things merged when the New York City Ballet hosted its fourth-consecutive Fall Gala at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center on Sept. 30.

The gala, sponsored by Cartier, presented five different ballets, all “featuring original costumes by preeminent fashion designers,” including styles from the likes of Zuhair Murad and Peter Copping of Oscar de la Renta.

While the performers in the ballets wore designs from the fashion industry’s top designers, some of the gala attendees also showed up to the event in some top-notch fashion.

Take Sarah Jessica Parker, for example. Attending the gala in a show-stopping ballgown, InStyle reports the Sex and the City alum wore a deep blue tulle gown that was encrusted in sparkles and featured a sheer neckline and sleeves. Parker completed her look with an equally-sparkly maroon handbag and silver T-strap pumps from her own SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker collection.

Following Parker’s ballgown ensemble came an ethereal look courtesy of Jennifer Hudson. The singer attended the gala in a pale yellow satin chiffon gown by Atelier Prabal Gurung, says InStylePlaying off of the hand-embroidered crystals on her gown, Hudson completed her look with with Kwiat diamonds.

Rounding out our favorite looks from the gala was a black and white number from Vanessa Williams. Keeping it classic with the timeless color combination, Williams opted for a fun floral print in a modern silhouette to bring a fresh take on the black and white pairing.

Although these ladies were dressed up for a night at the ballet, there are certain things about their looks that we can apply to our everyday style:

  1. Sheer perfection – Sarah Jessica Parker’s gown shows not only how beautiful a sheer neckline can be, but also how useful in can be in creating depth in a outfit. The sheer neckline and sleeves of her gown provide some coverage for her upper body while also allowing for peeks of skin through the beading. If this dress had been done with an opaque neckline and sleeves, the gown would have looked much heavier and it would have stripped the gown of its playful nature. While this sheer neckline and sleeve combination keeps the gown light and airy, it also is the perfect vehicle upon which to cast the dozens of sparkles strewn about the bodice of the gown. The combination of the sheer and the sparkles makes it seems as though her skin is encrusted in jewels, which creates a depth in the outfit that could not have happened had there been a solid, opaque neckline/sleeve combination in the dress. So if you are in the market for a new dress or even a new top, try out something with a sheer neckline or sheer sleeves; it will add visual interest to your outfit, while also offering little peeks of skin to maintain an open-neckline feel.
  2. It’s all in the details — No matter what you’re shopping for, you always need to look at the finer details of the garment, and Jennifer Hudson’s gown shows us why. At first glance, we see a pretty beaded gown. However, when we examine the gown a bit further, we notice that the beading at the bodice is done in such a way that it creates shapes. The beading is sewn into a V-shape, with these fine lines of beading flanking more densely-beaded center, and all of the gown’s beading narrows at the natural waist. This serves to emphasize her narrow waist and make it appear even smaller than it is. Looking for details like this, whether it’s fancy beading or merely seaming, in a dress or shirt will ensure that your clothing works hard to make you look great so you don’t have to.
  3. Modernize a classic – Vanessa Williams’ black and white gown shows us how to successfully update a classic color combination and print. First, the gown features a modern-cut tank-style neckline. This flows into a solid black bodice that is cut off at the waist with a thick black sparkly band, which serves to draw attention to her narrow waist. Finally, the gown falls into a straight, pleated skirt with a lotus-blossom print, a choice that strays from traditional floral prints. What also adds another level of chic-ness to this look are the pockets cut into the pleats at the skirt. All of these elements combine to make a modern approach to a timeless color combination. So if you love black and white but are afraid of looking boring, take Williams’ lead and try the classic pairing in blouse with a modern floral, or in a skirt or dress with hidden pockets.

She Leads, You Follow: ‘Hamilton’ Opening Night Edition

Summer often brings an onslaught of new movies to the big screen, with premieres and screenings happening every other day of the week. But this week, the Great White Way’s Richard Rogers Theatre played host to a debut of its own on August 6 — the opening night of the new musical “Hamilton.” 

As would be expected of a highly-anticipated Broadway musical’s opening night, the event turned out to be a star-studded affair filled with couture looks. The only problem this creates is deciding which was better: the musical or the fashion!

First to dazzle on the red carpet prior to the show was none other than Sarah Jessica Parker. According to InStyle, Parker stunned on the red carpet in an emerald green Elie Saab Haute Couture ballgown featuring a sparkly intricate embroidery and hidden side pockets. She offset her formal gown with natural hair and makeup, while adorning her wrists with green and white bangles.

Girls star Allison Williams strut her stuff down the red carpet in another head-turning look, wearing a silver beaded top and trouser set. She polished off her look with pin straight hair, a bold lip and pale pink teardrop earrings.

Although Parker and Williams are styled for the red carpet, there are some things we can learn from their formal style to apply to the way we dress everyday.

  1. Jewel tones are dazzling – Sara Jessica Parker’s emerald green ballgown shows us just how flattering jewel tones can be. In fact, jewel tones — like emerald green, amethyst purple and ruby red — are universally flattering colors, since they are rich, deep and highly saturated. To start working these colors into your wardrobe, start with accessories like a great leather handbag or even a pair of flats to try out the tones in small amounts. Once you find your favorite jewel-inspired colors, go for a top or a dress, and you’ll be surprised how much these tones will warm up your complexion.
  2. Elongate with wide-legged silhouettes – Allison Williams’ wide-legged trouser look is the perfect example of how flattering this style can be. Wide-legged trousers are the ultimate camouflage piece to add to your wardrobe, because when they start at the natural waist (as Williams’ trousers do), they create the illusion of your legs beginning at the waist, making them look much longer than they are. This style is also helpful in disguising a wider hip, since the leg of the trouser falls straight to the floor from the widest part of the hip. Pick up a pair of these trousers in the classic neutrals (black and navy) to start, and then work up to printed and embellished styles. To keep the legline long, just be sure that the material doesn’t pool around your ankles. To complete the illusion, pair these classy trousers with a sky-high heel, and you’ll have a perfect night-on-the-town look.