13 posts tagged "Sarah Jessica Parker"
We trust Sarah Jessica Parker. Implicitly. On the rare occasion that she has a fashion or beauty mishap, we have no doubt that she will soon redeem herself. So after the Oscars’ weird frizzy-bouffant moment, we were thrilled to see SJP having a very, very good hair day at the launch of Halston Heritage in Toronto. With a mountainous mane of loose, beachy waves to rival Serena van der Woodsen, Parker found hair redemption…even if it did come courtesy of some top-notch extensions. How do you like her more, more, more approach?
We may have had mixed feelings about her hair, but Sarah Jessica Parker still managed to wow us on the red carpet last night by going big with the skin art. How best to accessorize a Chanel Couture dress, you ask? With Peter Philips’ new, limited-edition temporary tattoos from the house’s Spring collection, of course. We noticed this little gem last night when a fellow fashion-minded friend pointed to Parker’s bedazzled wrist and said, “That bracelet isn’t moving.” (Good eye). What do you think of the tats off the runway and on the red carpet?
Speaking of frizzy updos at the Oscars, did anyone else notice an abundance of fly-aways last night? We are specifically referring to the hairstyles preferred by Jennifer Lopez, courtesy of coif master Robert Vetica, and Sarah Jessica Parker, which included voluminous buns in the back and a mass of soft frizz around the hairline. We get that the deliberate technique is meant to soften the look (and the blow that humidity-induced damage can bring to the table), but it came off looking kind of sloppy to us. We preferred the sleeker techniques Enzo Angileri and Harry Josh applied to Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried, respectively. You?
To properly welcome SJP NYC into her fragrance portfolio, Sarah Jessica Parker held court in front of a room of editors, bloggers, and twitter enthusiasts this morning. The strawberry/gardenia eau hit counters this week and should draw quite the crowd as Carrie Bradshaw fans brace for the forthcoming Sex and the City sequel and the marketing blitz that will accompany it. “I can’t really compartmentalize this one quite yet,” Parker said of her latest perfume, which is the most whimsical flacon in an olfactory repertoire that already includes Lovely, a mannered scent that the actress said she’d wear to the ballet, and Covet, her entry into the assertive category, which is more suited, in her estimation, to an after-after party.
Brunch talk quickly turned to the floral strapless dress Parker wears in the ad images, created exclusively for her by Oscar de la Renta, as well as her own personal beauty secrets, which include coating her hair in conditioner, wearing wigs on set to protect her tresses, and staying as close as possible to hairstylist Serge Normant and makeup artist Leslie Lopez. “I am very bad with makeup,” Parker admitted, mentioning that mascara and lip balm are really her only go-to cosmetics. She does seem to have a knack for fragrance, though, and her latest effort is an interesting combination of her own personal reminiscences as a New Yorker and those that her alter ego experienced for six seasons on HBO. “I had a specific snapshot of Carrie in my mind walking the streets of the city in June—right at the beginning of the summer, when the show always premiered,” she said. “It could’ve been other more tender moments—but hopefully we can explore those in the future.” For those of you hoping to one day capture through scent the moment Big tells Carrie she’s “the one” in the series finale over that bridge in Paris, you may just get your wish.
Fragrance can be a mystifying beast. With all the celebrity endorsements, eye-catching bottles, elaborate marketing campaigns, and expansive ingredients lists, it’s often hard to sort out the winners from the stinkers. Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez set out to do just that with their new book, Perfumes: The A-Z Guide (Penguin; 2009). A leading scholar in the field of olfactory science (and the subject of Chandler Burr’s tome The Emperor of Scent), Turin brings his renowned expertise to the table, where it mingles with Sanchez’s witty prose for a delightful read—and an excellent resource for all future trips to the fragrance counter. Aside from providing an introduction to perfume criticism and an education in what separates feminine and masculine scents, the authors cover a brief history of perfume and also provide a thorough “frequently asked questions” section. Ever wondered about the differences between an EDT, an EDP, and a Parfum? They’ve got the answer. But the brilliance of the book is in the nearly 1,800 reviews. Turin calls Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lovely a “charming floral” that “makes you want to buy furry toys” and describes Paris Hilton’s namesake scent as “competent but depressing,” while Sanchez depicts Guerlain’s Champs-Elysées as “a sharp and shallow floral to go with Lucite-heeled shoes and a ditzy high-pitched laugh.” Like we said, it’s a delightful read.