When Sarah Jessica Parker launched her shoe collection at Nordstrom in downtown Seattle, she looked every bit the part of a fashion icon.
But that doesn’t mean she spent a fortune on her outfit.
“It’s an old Anne Klein jumper, from a thrift store,” she said. “I always liked thrift stores. Some of it was out of necessity because I didn’t have a lot of money, I couldn’t have bought new clothing at a nice store.”
Now that she can, Parker still believes in mixing high-end with resale.
A trait she shares with her most popular character, “Carrie” on Sex and the City.
When the show started, the budget was small and the wardrobe designer consigned a lot of pieces.
“Maybe because of that connection, the necessity of thrift with Carrie’s sort of reckless indulgence in luxury and high price clothing, kind of helped us tell the story,” Parker said.
Thrifting helped Parker tell her own story, too.
“There was a place in New York City called Alice Underground,” she said. “It was a thrift store on the Upper West Side, and they just had these big trunks, and there were hundreds and hundreds of dresses, thrown in, balled up and wrinkled in various states of neglect. But I knew from the beginning that nobody else would have that dress.”
To this day, she believes clothing is a means to personal expression.
“In the younger part of your life, you spend a lot of years just trying to fit in, just trying to fit in, just trying to be like everyone else. And then this shift happens for most people, and then they spend the rest of their lives saying I’m actually different, I’m actually myself,” Parker said. “It illustrates or expresses or conveys that you’re your own person. And sometimes, you can’t use words, or you don’t have the confidence to say that. Sometimes what you wear helps tell somebody something.”
In the newest episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” the comedian picked up his friend Sarah Jessica Parker to take a drive in her new Ford Country Squire. “I can’t get over how gorgeous this is!” the actress, 49, gushed of the vintage vehicle. “I grew up in a car like this. I spent so much time in the back of that car … some really great times in my formative years.” Who knew? Here are a few other things about Parker that became clear in this video.
1. She Has a Lot in Common with Seinfeld
They even talk about it! “We’re both a little hyper-aware of little things,” he noted.
2. Her Mom Ran a Tight Ship
Not only did Parker talk about how her mom was “always in a rage — legitimately!” but she also told a story revealing how strict her mom could be. “Just the other neighborhood kids had [ice cream from a truck]. Not us. Not the Parker kids,” she said. “[We had a] half-gallon of Breyer’s, maybe, once every two to three months. And then it was gone in about 24 hours and my mom was like, [screaming] ‘Go easy on the ice cream!'”
3. She’s Right at Home in a Diner
Her order? A patty melt on rye bread and a chocolate egg cream. Oh, and she ate the pickle!
4. She Wears Reading Glasses!
You can see them in the video.
5. Seinfeld Thinks She’s a Bad Tipper
When the check came, Seinfeld picked up the $37 tab and then chastised Parker when she said to leave a $10 tip. “Because,” he said, “everyone’s gonna ask her, ‘Oh my God, you waited on Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Jessica Parker! How much did they tip you?’ What do you want her to say?” Parker smiled. “Twenty bucks?” she asked. Upon seeing how much the comedian ended up leaving (“Vulgar!” she exclaimed), Parker got a bit more serious. “It’s lovely,” she said. “I’m a total s***.”
6. She’s a Self-Described ‘Really Good Driver’
(Even though other cars honked at her on the highway.)
7. She’d Be Fun on Long Car Trips
Not only does she understand the value of an Etch-a-Sketch, Mad Libs and watercolors, but she can do Cat’s Cradle with string, too!
Sarah Jessica Parker stopped by “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last night (May 7), alongside Anna Wintour. The fashion icons talked the prestigious Met Gala, which famous men had trouble with this year’s white tie dress code, and more. You can check out the 10-minute interview below. HD screen captures will be uploaded soon. Enjoy!
Sarah Jessica Parker answers all of our questions (well, 73 of them at least) revealing everything from her distaste for parsley, love of Greece, and bias of globes that glow. And what is kokoreç? You can check it all out below:
Sarah Jessica stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today to promote her new shoe line “SJP Collection.” You can check out 2 clips from the show below, where she showed off a few shoes from her new collection, talked about whether there will be a “Sex and the City 3”, and more. Enjoy!
Sarah Jessica Parker stopped by “Open Ball with Maria Bartiromo” this morning to promote her new SJP Collection. She sat down with Maria for a 7-minute interview, where she talked about her new shoe line, SJP, exclusive to Nordstrom, and whether there will be a “Sex in the City 3” movie. You can check out the interview below. Screen captures will be up in the gallery soon. Enjoy!