The job titles ‘president’ and ‘chief creative officer’ usually imply hefty wages, but that wasn’t the case when Sarah Jessica Parker acted as both for revived fashion label Halston Heritage from 2010 until 2011.
The Sex And The City actress has revealed that she “really did work for free” for the brand, and that the whole experience was less than enjoyable, admitting that “some cultures can’t be undone.”
“We’ve all worked with complicated people,” Parker tells the September issue of US Harper’s Bazaar . “…and I always think that I can disarm them. I love collaborating. I’m a great listener and learner, and I don’t think I know more than they do. I’m transparent.”
In the same interview, Parker gives a little more insight into her new shoes and accessories line SJP , which will launch in the US in February. So what can we expect? “plenty of low heels, and unusual colour combinations like navy and mocha.”
Grosgrain ribbon will also be a ‘motif’, something her business partner in the brand, Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus, says hasn’t been used in shoe design for a long time and is nostalgic for Parker as it reminds her of picking out hair ribbons with her mother when she was young.
Malkemus also reveals that SJP has a rather un-Hollywood response to new shoes: “She picks them up and smells them.” Which, going by the amount of box-fresh heels she wore throughout her tenure as Carrie Bradshaw, means she must be a serial shoe sniffer.