We have to admit, when it was revealed back in March that Liberty of London would be teaming up with none other than king of the shoes Manolo Blahnik, we did squeal a little bit in excitement. Yesterday, the collection from the dream collaboration was revealed, and the English country lady inside of us was thoroughly delighted, with the perfect combination of Liberty's delicate, iconic prints and Manolo's elegant designs.
The shoes will be sold at the World of Manolo, which will be open at Liberty from the 10th of September, and will sell other items designed by the stiletto god, including scarves, candles, and excitingly some fabulous new Liberty prints. The central London boutique will also showcase the designer's AW10 collection - including a flat version of the blue, crystal adorned heels that Carrie wears in the first SATC film - in time for Fashion's Night Out. So, ladies, pencil the 10th of September into those diaries, and in the mean time we'll be decided which pair of sophisticated stilettos we'll be picking up.
After playing raunchy Samantha Jones for six seasons and two films, it would be hard to imagine that SATC starlet Kim Cattrall could get any sexier, however the actress showed up in Tokyo for the film's Japanese premiere sporting a new blunt bob - and we think her sex appeal just upped it's ante.
The change comes just days after Cattrall was promoting the latest SATC film in New York with a side swept lock of ringlets, and she isn't the only actress from the series to be experimenting with her hair. While Samantha might have gone for the chop, Miranda Hobbs, otherwise known as Cynthia Nixon showed up to the London premiere with considerably longer locks, adding red extensions to her usually short do.
We've still got to wait until Thursday for its official release but in the meantime you can get into the 'Sex And The City' spirit by enjoying all of the red carpet looks from last night's world premiere in New York.
Earlier this morning we reported on two models - Jessica Stam and Agyness Deyn - broadening their horizons by trying their hand at designing. Having already dappled in two successful design collections, firstly for Topshop and more recently for Longchamp, Kate Moss is adding to her fruitful list of talents, as Voguereports the British supermodel is set to co-star in a ballet movie.
Moss is reportedly to star alongside Russian dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov, who whilst having an incredible dance career spanning some of the world's most famous ballet companies is more known in the fashion industry for his role as Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky in SATC. Set to be shown at a fund-raising event and furthermore as a gallery installation, Moss needs to be "fit, healthy and looking good, so her late nights and heavy partying have to be reduced," a source told the Daily Mail. "I know that she is very happy to do that and has talked about wanting to get fit and healthy herself. It will be a movie made for them so she doesn't have to be a prima ballerina, even though she is having classes."
The 'Sex and the City' franchise is extending yet again - sort of. Coty Prestige plans to launch a new Sarah Jessica Parker fragrance called SJP NYC, which will be influenced by the young, sexy and stylish Carrie Bradshaw.
In an interview with WWD (another acronym!), Parker described the fruity, floral scent as a "party in a bottle". She said: "A large part of the inspiration was what I now understand to be people’s impressions of seeing Carrie Bradshaw walk down the street and what feelings that evokes for her and for them — a real sense of freedom and possibilities, a love for the city around her and, of course, fashion."
SJP NYC will feature top notes of Italian mandarin, white osmanthus and strawberries and will be sold exclusively in Macy's, starting this February. (That gives Bradshaw fans three months to smell like their icon before the second SATC film premieres in May.) The eau de toilette will sell for $25 to $49, but those who prefer solid perfume will have to wait for a cuff bracelet with the scent in May.
Will SJP NYC be as successful as Parker's other perfumes, Covet and Lovely? You tell us.
If Carrie Bradshaw had to be summed up in one designer label, then it would have to be Manolo Blahnik. Wouldn't you think that would make a certain shoe designer happy that 'Sex and the City 2' is coming up? Think again. If you ask Mr Blahnik himself, it's all a bit much.
"If people talk to me about 'Sex and the City', I get sick," Blahnik told Contactmusic. "The taxi drivers recognise me now. It becomes too much and I don't feel comfortable. I have never wanted to be a celebrity designer."
But at least he earned financial stability from the blue-satin shoes that played a crucial role in the first film. Says the shoe man: "Well, we had a very good year last year, thanks to those stupid satin shoes. That shoe saved our company."
Chanel, one of the most anticipated of the couture shows, could easily be described this time as 'a bit of all WHITE'. This snowy collection brought together classic Chanel looks, with fine detailing and attention to craftsmanship.
The traditional Chanel suit was brought up to date with military precision. Epaulet detailing adorned the squared-shoulder Chanel tweed jackets, while little cap sleeves were complimented by soldier-like, stand-up collars. Piping details were used to create more uniform references, giving a refreshing and modern twist to the traditional fashion house.