Sex and the City Movie: trying too hard?

Many girls (and guys) are avidly and anxiously awaiting the release of the big screen version of Sex and the City (see the full forum thread of images from the movie here). Well renowned as being an inspiration for it’s costume and styling, the TV series saw many trends shoot to mainstream consumption, and had women world-wide pining for the clothes, lifestyles, and fashion-senses of the show’s four main characters.

But will the Sex and the City movie live up to this reputation?

Sarah Jessica Parker shooting stills for Sex And The City movie

With a plethora of other TV shows attempting to recreate the fashion following of SATC – from Gossip Girl to Cashmere Mafia – Sex and the City has to try harder than ever to compete. And from what we’ve seen so far, that isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Take, for example, these shots of Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Carrie wearing something that resembles a giant human-sized hair scrunchy. Not a trend likely to be taken to on the streets. Or this mish-mash of styles which look more hobo than foho. Once the show is in it’s full-screen gloss will all be forgiven? Will we end up running out to buy what the ageing stars are wearing? I guess we’ll find out when the film is released whether the costume is really trying to hard to be fashion forward; or whether it has some tricks up its sleeve.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for, where she serves as the publication's Editor.