Hey everybody! I uploaded 3 outtakes of Sarah Jessica from the September 26th Designer Issue of “The Hollywood Reporter.” You can check out 2 previews below and all 3 full sized photos in the gallery. She looks amazing, doesn’t she? Magazine scans will be uploaded soon. Enjoy!
On the cusp of awards season, The Hollywood Reporter published its first designer A-list issue featuring the top 25 red-carpet designers, with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson gracing its double covers.
Photographed 3,500 miles apart from one another, the Parker and Prabal Gurung and Hudson and Giorgio Armani pairings colorfully aligned in hues of red and green to showcase the celebrated designers with the acclaimed actresses.
Chosen for their innovation and ever-growing influence of style on Hollywood, both Armani, the Italian master of couture elegance, and Gurung, the Singapore-born frontman of fashion’s global new guard, prove that a fashion designer can rise to success by partnering with a stylish star.
Less than 24 hours after the Emmy Awards, THR style editor Carol McColgin — who styled Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy winner Anna Gunn the night before — arrived on set in Montauk, New York, straight from a Los Angeles red-eye flight.
“We wanted to show [Parker and Gurung] looking fashionable but also the friendship they have with each other,” says photo editor-at-large Jenny Sargent. Photographed by Miller Mobley at The Surf Lodge in the Hamptons, the creative team sought to capture a fun and fashionable moment. Sargent adds: “[The cover is] a nice moment between them and it gives you a feeling of intimacy and fun, kind of like you could be there with them but also like they’re having a private moment.”
The waterfront location and utilized spaces at the lodge also helped determine which shots would be chosen for print; a balance of fashion and friendship exuding from the photos was the creative goal.
Gurung, who says styling Michelle Obama for the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Dinner “was a dream come true,” is both friend and stylist to Parker. “My muse, aside from being a beautifully elegant and refined woman, is also astute, assertive and substantive. … She is as alluring in what she conceals as in what she reveals. I can’t think of someone that this applies to more than Sarah Jessica,” says Gurung.
Forty-five years Gurung’s senior, veteran designer Armani speaks positively about styling Hudson. “Kate has a great radiance about her,” he says. “Her beauty is natural, effortless and striking. Her fashion sense is classy, but she’s always ready to be a bit of a daredevil. I embrace that spirit.”
The pair were photographed at the Theatre National de Chaillot in Paris by Jonathan de Villiers.
While styling, hair and makeup are keys to a successful photo shoot, Sargent says a memorable photo also has something more: “If the talent feels good, the photos are going to look good.”
To find out who made the list of red-carpet designers, check out the Sept. 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
When Sarah Jessica Parker says she plans to help inject a modern, fresh feeling into the New York City Ballet by marrying the worlds of fashion and ballet, it’s a wild idea that immediately makes sense. Not just because the ballet is full of spectacle and theater, but because, face it: This is Sarah Jessica Parker, fashion icon and accomplished actress.
“I wanted to think about that next generation, how we were going to reach out to new audience members,” says Parker, who started working with the ballet in 1995, when she chaired the annual Dance With the Dancers event.
Trained in ballet herself, Parker has had a lifelong admiration for dance. But anyone familiar with her public persona knows that she’s also well-versed with the fashion world — which moved its Fashion Week tents into the NYBC’s Lincoln Center back yard in 2010, right around the time when Parker joined the ballet’s board of directors.
Additionally, last November, Parker conceived and produced a documentary for AOL on Originals, “City.ballet,” a 10-part Web series that goes where cameras have never before been allowed — behind the scenes at the NYCB. “It’s about understanding a dancer’s life, and helping people who thought it was this rarefied art form understand that it’s athletic, coupled with extraordinary artistry,” she says.
Parker also gives her time to other charities, but it’s the NYCB that has captured much of her heart and attention. “Any time you can integrate arts into someone’s lives, they feel better for it,” she says. “It’s important to us as people, as Americans, to allow ourselves to appreciate the art form. We know that to be true.”
Hey everybody! As you all know, Sarah Jessica has graced the cover of the April 2014 issue of “Harper’s Bazaar UK.” You can now check out 13 magazine scans of Sarah from the issue in the gallery. I’m hoping to get more magazine spreads uploaded within the next few days. So keep checking back for those. Enjoy!
Magazine Scans > 2014 > Apr 2014: Harper’s Bazaar UK
‘I never wanted to be famous,’ Sarah Jessica Parker tells Avril Mair when they meet on a rainy afternoon in New York. ‘And I won’t trade on it in any way. It’s not like it’s hard to be respectful and well behaved.’ Indeed, the American star arrives undetected in a bulky puffa jacket and woollen hat. Not bad for a woman who starred in Sex and the City for six years, has five fragrances and a contract with Garnier under her belt, and earned $30 million in 2010, making her America’s highest-paid actress and a cultural force for a generation.
Partly, her down to earth attitude could be thanks to her determination not to get caught up in her own publicity. ‘I don’t read anything. I don’t Google myself. Good God, no! I have absolutely no constitution for that,’ she says. ‘I’m curious about everything, except what people have to say about me. It’s the random cruelty I really don’t understand. It’s not good for us. I don’t know, you know, how we go back in time to a better place.’
Parker’s early life was a far cry from her famous screen persona, she tells Mair – something that undoubtedly contributed to her strict work ethic. She was born in Nelsonville, an Ohio mining town, one of eight siblings and half siblings, and her childhood was defined by struggle. ‘My mother was chic but we were broke. Inside the house was chaos and madness… I appreciate everything. I think that there are probably a lot of people that don’t care as much, and it all still works for them. But I can’t have my name on something and not be totally involved. It can often make things really hard but that’s simply the way I have to be.’
Although Parker says she does not share Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘devotion to fashion’, her latest role is nevertheless as a shoe designer, collaborating with George Malkemus, CEO of Manolo Blahnik – a label she put firmly on the fashion map. ‘Having played this character for so long who had such a love of shoes – and, you know, some might say a reckless desire to have them – I just thought, “This is what I’d really like to do now.” I called him and said, “I have this crazy idea…”’
Parker didn’t own her own pair of heels until she left home, she says – but Carrie Bradshaw famously spent over $40,000 on hers, according to one episode of Sex and The City. The Manolo Blahnik black suede BB pump remains Parker’s favourite shoe of all time, she says. ‘I used to wear them 18 hours a day for the show and loved it… I still have all those shoes – anything I’ve ever worn in any movie or television show in my life is archived – but I really don’t shop that much. Also, I have a small closet. It’s a mess! It looks fine to the naked eye, but things are shoved in every corner. Friends come round and say, “But I have more clothes than you.”’
At her own wedding, to actor Matthew Broderick, Parker wore a pair of Robert Clergerie teal-coloured velvet shoes and a black dress. Three children and sixteen years later, what is the secret to a happy marriage? ‘Bruce Paltrow [Gwyneth’s father] had a great quote. I’m almost scared to tell you… but someone asked how he stayed married all these years and he said, “We never wanted to get divorced at the same time.” Now everyone will think there was a period at which we did want to get divorced. But you stay married because you want to be there, despite everything. I don’t know, it seems like it’s just as deserving of effort as anything else is, certainly a career. I guess we both want to be in it.’
Parker believes that women loved Carrie Bradshaw because ‘she was a really good friend. That’s why they can forgive those very apparent flaws and selfishnesses. She was a deeply devoted friend, and I think women really respond to that kind of connection. I think we all want it, we all work towards having it, and we’re not always the very best friends we can be… It’s kind of surprising to say, but in a way [Sex and the City] was a more innocent time. I think so much reality television – and the women that dominate culture today – are pretty unfriendly towards one another. They use language that’s really objectionable and cruel and not supportive. I like to remember that Carrie and the other woman in Sex and the City were really nice to each other.’
Read the full interview in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, out 4 March.
I’ve added scans of Sarah from next months issue of O magazine. You can check out the images in here.
In our February issue (on newsstands Tuesday, January 21), the unabashedly shoe-obsessed Sarah Jessica Parker gives fellow sole sister Gayle King a walking tour of her new line of fabulous footwear. Check out our sneak peek of their conversation below!
Sarah Jessica Parker on the heel height of SJP, her first foray into shoes:
“These heels are high, but not like you’re on stilts. There’s nothing sexy about not being able to walk.”
On the price point ranging from just under $200 to just under $500 a pair:
“Those are hard-earned bucks so I really tried to give women beautiful silhouettes and colors and excellent quality for their money. I didn’t want to do anything that says, ‘Oh, these shoes are 2014.’ I want my shoes to be a part of the world for a long time to come.”
On the thin touch of grosgrain ribbon on each shoe:
“The thing is, when I was growing up, we really didn’t have two nickels to rub together, but my mother always made sure that my sisters and I had two grosgrain ribbons in our hair. The rule was that we ironed them every single morning. We even had a special bureau dedicated to hair ribbons. I have them for my own daughters now, and my nieces wear them too. The grosgrain ribbons make SJP’s really identifiable to others and really personal to me.”
George Malkemus, CEO of Manolo Blahnik USA on how this collection came to be:
“Sarah called me and said she’d been thinking a lot about shoes. Before she could finish that sentence, I said, ‘Be in my office tomorrow morning.'”
The collection, with shoe prices ranging from $195 to $485 and bags $375 and under, will be available exclusively at Nordstrom starting February 28th.
“Few women are more effortlessly dazzling or more enjoyable to watch on the red carpet or at dressy charity events than Sarah Jessica Parker,” Katie Couric writes in the February issue of InStyle, on newsstands now. (We think the same can be said of our inventive photo spread with the actress. Above is a sneak peek, where the star of stage and screen dons a Delpozo dress in front of artwork we commissioned.)
In the issue, longtime pal Couric paints a picture of Parker as a fashion beacon and motivated multi-tasker. (At the moment, she is acting, producing and chasing after three energetic — and adorable — kids.) So how does she keep it all together? “I’m sure there are days I’m not as gracious as I would hope to be,” she says. “But I try. I want the people around me to feel good about being there and to feel valued and that they’re being heard.”
These days, there certainly is no shortage of people surrounding the 48-year-old. In addition to starring on Broadway in The Commons of Pensacola, Parker just launched her first-ever shoes and accessories line at Nordstrom, SJP, in which she partnered with the man behind the brand Carrie Bradshaw made famous: George Malkemus of Manolo Blahnik. While she admits she doesn’t love shoes as much as her unforgettable Sex and the City character –”She would rather have shoes than furniture or food,” Parker says. “I would always prefer a good meal, or travel” — the line is something she’s wanted to do for a long time. After turning down an offer to design shoes with a big company, “I realized my real dream was a smaller line, my name, built in Europe, at a reasonable price point,” she says. “Beautiful, simple shoes, the kind I remember from when I first came to New York — the Maud Frizons, the Charles Jourdans.”
And speaking of Bradshaw, Couric asked Parker the question on the mind of every woman who ever ordered a cosmo: will we see Carrie again? “I don’t know,” Parker replied. “A part of me thinks there is one last chapter to tell. But timing is a peculiar thing. It isn’t a decision that can wait forever. I don’t want to have to wear muumuus!”
Although we bet if she did, she’d look great doing it.
For more of our February feature with Parker and Couric, pick up this month’s InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.