Anna Wintour may have styledSarah Jessica Parker for her cameo role on Glee but the actress was actually inspired by Carine Roitfeld as far as her make-up was concerned; and rightfully so. Her look is bang on, so much so that, as you know, she recently launched her own make-up collection with MAC including a range of kohls designed to help you recreate her look.
'I was inspired by Carine Roitfeld, editor in chief of CR Fashion Book and former editor of Vogue Paris,' Parker revealed. 'She always has that timelessly sexy rock and roll to her eyes that is never too perfect, but always appropriate,' particularly that 'signature smoky eye that she throws on in a minute, a pinch of rosiness in her cheeks and touch of gloss for shine.'
Sarah Jessica Parker has been a friend of Valentino Garavani for a long time so it was no surprise when she turned up on the red carpet for the 2012 New York City Ballet Gala hosted by the designer.
For the occassion the actress wore a Fall 2012 Valentino couture gown under a cape. While I know I've already criticised Karolina Kurkova's Valentino cape look, for some reason this actually works. Admittedly the look isn't for everyone but SJP is one woman that can pull it off.
Sarah Jessica Parker has been away from the small screen for far too long for my liking but as you know, that's all changing as she's signed up to appear as a guest star on season four of Glee. Earlier on this month, Glee actor Ryan Murphy confirmed that the actress would play the editor of Vogue.com (nice plug for the magazine's site) and that Anna Wintour would style her and now the first image of the outfit is out.
Murphy tweeted this image of SJP all dressed up in character as Isabelle wearing what looks like a Lanvin necklace and according to Fashionista, is a dress from up-and-coming label, Faster Than Paris. The label is still relatively unknown but has some strong people behind it. The brand's founder Tracy L. Cox has had stints at DKNY and Peter Som and also worked for Patricia Field on Sex And The City, which could explain why the brand was chosen.
Karl Lagerfeld has taken Chanel's 'The Little Black Jacket' exhibition to Tokyo, New York, Taipei and Hong Kong and now it's finally coming to London. Yesterday Vogue UK confirmed that the installation is set to arrive at London's Saatchi Gallery in October.
Just in case you unfamiliar with it, the exhibition includes images taken for a book the brand will launch later this year baring the same name. Stars like Kanye West and Sarah Jessica Parker to Anna Wntour and Carine Roitfeld posed in their signature black jacket to illustrate the timeless quality of the iconic piece and its ability to transcend generations and styles. 'The special event underlines the brand's values of creativity, modernity and excellence,' says a statement from Chanel. 'The public will discover the versatility and timelessness of the iconic Chanel jacket through Karl Lagerfeld's photographs.'
And that's not all. To mark the opening of the exhibition, the Chanel stores on Brompton Cross, Bond Street and Sloane Street will all have their windows dedicated to jackets from the most recent collections.
The exhibition will run from October 12 to October 29, 2012.
According to Entertainment Wise, the pair have been in 'secret talks' about working together on a collection aimed at women aged 20-50. So far the rumours don't seem to be founded on anything concrete and neither party have commented on the speculation and while it would be interesting to see what they would come up with, it seems unlikely that the reports are true. Beckham has always made it clear that she plans to expand her brand slowly and with big projects like a opening a flagship store in London on the horizon this year, a partnership this big seems unlikely.
Chanel is really spoiling us. Last week they released a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot of their upcoming book, 'The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited' and now this video has dropped.
Anyone on Twitter will know that the House travelled to Tokyo last week on a special trip and if you were not amongst the luck few to be invited, the short video allows you to see what happened over the three day trip. The first section sees everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Carine Roitfeld attend the exhibition for the upcoming book followed by the brand restaging their recent couture show with that spectacular aeroplane set. But that's not all. The final sequence sees them host a big party at their pop-up shop and if you pay attention you'll see Lindsey Wixson breaking into her best dance moves and Cara Delevigne rapping every word to Azealia Banks' songs as she performed at the event.
When it was announced that 'The Carrie Diaries', the prequel to 'Sex and the City' was definitely going to go ahead, I must admit that I was dubious. These things never seem to have quite the same effect as the original and often fail to live up to the hype and expectation that naturally comes along with such news. To say then that AnnaSophia Robb has a big task on her hands then as she gears up to play the young Carrie Bradshaw in the series, is quite the understatement.
But this image slightly subdues by fears. Whether it's the big hair or the sequins, the styling definitely seems to play true to the character which undoubtedly could have ruined it had they got it wrong. Even Sarah Jessica Parker has given the young actress the seal of approval. 'She sent me a letter! I wrote her one back, too,' Robb told Us Weekly. 'She was just very encouraging about it all. It was really cool!'
Recently we reported that Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld were working on a new photobook for Chanel and now the brand have released this behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.
The video shows Karl Lagerfeld shoot everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker and Roitfeld herself to Alice Dellal and Georgia May Jagger for the book, titled 'The Little Black Jacket: Chanel's Classic Revisited.' The sentiment that seemed to flow throughout the quick interviews was the sense that the classic style transcends all generations and different types of women, something that we also picked up on in Dellal's Boy Chanel campaign.
Will you buy the book when it hits stores this winter?
Sarah Jessica Parker's departure from Halston Heritage last summer was dramatic. Okay, so maybe that's an understatement. As you'll remember, after we all realised that she had actually confirmed her departure in a small comment in American Vogue's August issue, just about every other key member of the Halston Heritage team followed suit and left. While sources close to her at the time said that she helped boost sales, many criticised her for focusing on her acting pursuits rather than the brand and for a want of management skills.
But that experience hasn't deterred her from working in fashion again. At the Louis Vuitton show this week that she flew in to see, she revealed that she plans to make a return to fashion soon. “I don’t think my brief tenure would be called an exploration,” she told WWD referring to her time as president and chief creative office at the brand. “I learned an enormous amount, it was invaluable, and I’m definitely curious about pursuing it, and we’ll see. I’m sort of figuring that out right now, actually, as we speak.”
Yesterday was the day of Louis Vuitton. In the morning Marc Jacobs failed to disappoint with his fall 2012 collection at the brand but last night was all about their much anticipated exhibition, which helped close Paris Fashion Week.
Two floors of the Louvre were taken over as guests including Sarah Jessica Parker (who flew in especially for both events) and fashion folk like Miuccia Prada and Anna Dello Russo explored the event dedicated both to the history of Vuitton and Jacobs' work at the house. While the first floor was dedicated to the classic trunks and heritage, the second floor featured Jacobs' partnerships with artists like Takashi Murakami alongside several of his big campaigns and memorable collections.