June 06, 2008

Sex and the City- the Movie

I finally saw Sex and the City the movie the other night (being the excellent student that I am, I waited until after finals to go see it, even though I've been super excited about watching it since they said they'd be making a movie)! You'd think that by now, a week later, on a Thursday night no less, there won't be that many people. But no. It was a full house! It is really hard to babble on excitedly about a movie without giving away the story line (not that it should be all that surprising - it is a chick flick after all), so *SPOILER ALERT* ahead. The thing I love most about Sex and the City is the strong unquestionable friendship between Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha, even though they are all so different. And that continues to be the essence in the movie. Along with the fashion of course. They each have such a distinct personal style, there is something for everyone. I am loving Carrie's super Ralph Lauren outfit and Charlotte's elegant white dress. I love these pictures of the girls enjoying themselves together. Note to self: must take more of these kind of pictures with my girl friends- including outfit! I'm not usually a fan of Miranda's style, but I thought her outfit here, with the dangly earrings is quite sophisticated and pretty.
I also quite admire Samantha's bold sense of style. Only she can carry wear green with orange and not look like a carrot. The girls all dressed up for NY Fashion Week- front row of course. I'm curious though, as to how Charlotte can wear that (what appears to be straight cut) dress even though she's pregnant. She still looks beautiful and elegant of course, but isn't it kind of tight? Aren't pregnant women supposed to wear empire waists? And Carrie looks adorable with her bubble dress and fur shawl.
Then there was them getting ready for Carrie's wedding of course. The bride wore couture Vivienne Westwood, especially given to her by Vivienne Westwood herself, after her bridal shoot for Vogue. Personally, I didn't think the dress was that gorgeous because the bodice part didn't seem to be fitting that well.... but I guess that's couture for you. Though the other dresses she tried on in the Vogue shoot was much better. And that blue thing on her head, it is not feathers. As she mentions in the movie, it is actually a BIRD.

And I LOVE the idea of having her bridesmaids wear different but coordinating color dresses. They look awesome. Not typically bridesmaid-esque at all, since these dresses actually compliment them. And I thought it was really funny how tight the bottom of Charlotte's black dress is that she had to teeter to walk/run.
I thought the part where they retreat to Mexico to mend Carrie's broken heart was charming. Again your friends will always be there for you. It was also very funny too though. I loved how Charlotte refuses to eat anything but pudding, and even takes out pudding from her Prada bag when they go eat at a fancy restaurant, because "It's Mexico!" Of course, this just makes her reaction after accidentally swallowing bath water all the more hilarious.
Seriously though, some clothes, only the girls on the show can carry it off. Anyone else wearing such a big flower on her dress for a casual stroll in the city, I'd think she was crazy. But Carrie looks gorgeous. And I really liked the green outfit she wore when she found "heaven" with Big. Not so fond personally of the shoes though... too strappy and gladiator like. I think here, less is more.
Speaking of Big, even after so many seasons of Sex and the City, he's still a bit of a mystery to me. I got a better glimpse of his character in this movie though. He seems like a very private person and a little bit immature to me. Getting cold feet after having been through so much.... just get out of the car and go get married for godsake! I just could not fathom what he was thinking at that moment- even after they'd explained it later. But I guess if he was so perfect, there wouldn't be any drama. I did feel sorry for him though, when he turned back but was not given a chance to explain himself. Not teary though, even though a few of my friends teared up during that scene. I knew in the end he'd eventually be able to explain himself and sort this out.
Onto the side stories. Steve cheated on Miranda after having a 6 month dry spell. And for most of the movie, Miranda was unforgiving while Steve begged for forgiveness, until towards the end, they finally went to couple's therapy and realized that they loved each other and decided to give it another go. It was touching.
Samantha, one of the most dynamic characters on the show was not so dynamic in the movie. 5 years later, she'd basically turned into Smith's "behind the scene" woman. Managing his career, COOKING for him and waiting for him to come home- in LA! It was a very un-Samantha-like and she was feeling the pressure of not being herself. She was so tempted to cheat on Smith that she bought a dog instead. As much as I LOVE Smith (I STILL remember his Absolut Vodka ad), even I was thinking that it was not right, when he came home totally unappreciative of Samantha's efforts for Valentine's Day! I was glad in the end that Samantha found herself again (though I shall miss Smith....).
One of my FAVOURITE characters was Charlotte. Not just because she'd always been my favourite character simply because I identify most with her, but because even I don't remember her being so funny! She played a key comical role in this movie (probably because she didn't really have a story besides finally getting pregnant since her life is so perfect). My favourite parts were her scenes in Mexico, and towards the end, when she bumped into Big at a cafe for lunch and she told him that she "curse the day you were born!"
And as you remember, in the show finale,Charlotte adopted a Chinese girl- Lily (Alexander Fong). And she is THE MOST DARLING little Chinese girl ever (even though she hid Carrie's phone in her sparkly cupcake shaped purse). Her outfits are SO adorable too! I want my future daughter to look (and dress) exactly like her! As for the side characters, is it just me, or did Anthony and Stanford finally get together? And then there was the new character in the show, Louise. Personally, I would've hired the banker with the pink pointy heels, but I guess Louise was the less flamboyant and more relatable choice. She played an important role in helping Carrie pick up her life after the break up and all, but I don't really feel much for her. She was not especially likeable or hateable. Though I DID like her "LOVE" keychain.

The movie left me all happy and fuzzy inside. Big proposed to her in the HUGE closet he built for her (when we first saw it, the whole cinema went "WHOA") with her diamond studded Manolo Blahniks- it was totally Carrie. And in the end, the bride got married at City Hall in a dress by a nobody and then had dinner with her best friends and their family. Sigh ........... :)

I want to watch it again!

Ps. Sorry this review is like all over the place. I just don't know where to start!

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Blogger medmusings said...

I adore your blog! And completely agree with your review of the movie. Just wondering if you could impart your wisdom on who made that blue dress that Carrie was wearing to Charlotte's baby shower? The one with the cool/weird sleeves?

Thanks so much for your help, keep blogging!

6/07/2008 6:00 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Love the review :) I haven't seen the movie yet unfortunately, but I could picture everything that happened from reading your post. I guess I'm a little weird like that, but I actually enjoy a decent spoiler, somehow I like being prepared when I go to the movies :)

6/07/2008 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the review too! Went to see the movie twice already!! I absolutely adore it! It's fabulous! I love everything about it: the characters, the stories, the clothes, the shoes.... It was totally worth the wait!

6/07/2008 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the movie! I saw it opening night last week and the lines were huge! My friends and I dressed up and had a fabulous dinner w/ drinks beforehand. We all loved it. I plan to watch it again this afternoon w/ some other friends-- it's wonderful. I can't wait for the DVD. I also purchased the book and soundtrack LOL.

6/08/2008 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats a great review. I went to see it last wednesday and clearly the fashion makes the movie what it is. And I have to agree with madmusings...I also LOVED the blue dress that Carrie wore during Charlottes baby shower!!! Who is the designer?

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6/08/2008 12:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

loveeeee the review! I saw it opening night, got there an hour and a half before the show started and we (my friends and I) still had to wait on a looonnngg line. But I loved that little cupcake purse Lily had....sooo adorable.

i'm going to see it again. bought the soundtrack, and buying the book..i'm addicted

6/08/2008 2:30 AM  
Blogger awongwong said...

i loved Sex and the City! i was stunned but not surprised when i saw the theatre packed full of women dressed up to the nines. and charlotte's daughter lily is absolutely the cutest little girl ever!

6/08/2008 10:25 AM  
Blogger Enny said...

I loved it and I would LOVE to see it again.

I am wondering if you can remember what it was that the counsellor said to Steve and Miranda about their relationship being based on trusting their love will overcome? I can't remember the quote as much as I tried to straight after they said it!

6/08/2008 10:42 AM  
Blogger beingbbeingb said...

Great review! The movie is absolutely fabulous - I can't wait until it comes out on DVD & I can watch it over & over!

6/08/2008 11:57 PM  
Blogger Siobhan said...

The movie was like a fashion fantasy brought to the big screen. I loved Carrie's wardbrobe especially. Patricia did an amazing job and as for Mr Big I hope I can find someone who will be willing to build me a walk in wardbrobe like Carrie's!

6/09/2008 12:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the movie, after seeing Carrie's walk in closet, I am tempted to change a spare bedroom into a walk in closet then everything will be out in the open instead of me switching out winter/summer wardrobe....

6/10/2008 1:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really loved the movie! cant wait to see it again....carrie's wedding scene just broke my heart into pieces..... ur blog is greaT!!!nice revieW!!!!

6/10/2008 1:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have yet to see that movie I am DYING to! Thanks for the lovely pics. xoxo

6/10/2008 4:16 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thanks for the review! I love your blog! Do you know who made the black dress Carrie was wearing when she came home to Big's apartment and said the line about Big "not coloring in the lines"

6/10/2008 10:46 AM  
Blogger kiori said...

does anyone remember the scene at pastis? i know there was a scene there but just cant remember which one it was...any help appreicated!

6/11/2008 5:20 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

the movie was SO GREAT! funny, touching, stylish...everything i expected and more. i mean did we really think that this movie would be anything less than fabulous? i think not!

6/12/2008 5:05 AM  
Blogger Fashionably collaborative thought box said...

despite how great the movie was, my friends and I did actually cry from the point with the bashing mr.big with the flowers!! - amazing though :) definitionpoliticalspeakspace.blogspot.com xx

6/12/2008 8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That key chain looks a lot like a bracelet I designed last year.

6/13/2008 10:13 AM  
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6/13/2008 5:25 PM  
Blogger greenleaves_greyskies said...

I absolutely loved the film, so much i wouldn't even leave for 2 minutes to go to the toilet! :D
It made me laugh and cry.
I wonder if they'll make a second?

6/14/2008 2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hugs and kisses to all beautiful and slim white girls in U.K,France and India.

6/15/2008 12:17 AM  
Blogger yan said...

omg i loveeed the movie and I wanted to steal that little girl!! her parents are very lucky

6/16/2008 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved this movie too. I found this site called shopgoldyn.com which actually has some of the similar fashion trends from the movie.

Ohh and my fav part was when Carrie was moving and had to decide what needed to be taken or tossed ;)

6/17/2008 5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes..oh my gosh!!i loved this moive it was so awsome..the only thing was that i feel it was just a lil too long 2hrs and 40 min

6/18/2008 2:58 AM  
Blogger Princess.Maria said...

i loved ur recap

n this movie is the best forever n ever lol

6/18/2008 9:22 AM  
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6/19/2008 1:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the end, they didn't have dinner with friends and family... they had BREAKFAST.

6/23/2008 11:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am trying to find pics of the other dresses/looks from the shoot for vogue IN the movie. i like something in her hair with one of the dresses and i want a pic. there are none online anywhere!!! HELP

6/26/2008 6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love'd it also, I especially loved all of the great fashion, bags and shoes featured in the move. I adore Carrie's style, head to toe. I have a personal obsession with Jimmy Choo shoes and hand bags, pray for me.

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6/29/2008 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where did they stay in the mexico scene, i so want to go there.

9/28/2008 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I REALLY LOVE the hat of carrie when she's in Mexico in the egg chair. I was wondering where could i found the same one?

10/12/2008 6:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone,

Is there a picture anywhere of the pink mini Chanel bag that Charlotte's daughter Lily had in the movie that I could find??

Plus, what is the exact name of that pink mini Chanel bag??

Many thanks.

12/09/2008 1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anybody now who is the dress Carrie wears at Charlotte's baby shower by???? I'm dieing to buy it and I couldn't find out who is it by.
thanks a lot

1/17/2009 12:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also LOOVE Carrie's blue dress though it is a vintage piece by Emma Domb who's designs were produced from 1940-1960 (surprising since it looks so modern!) but Patricia Field does make a replica (though not as classy in my opinion.)
Here's all the info....



1/21/2009 12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does anyone know the name or who design the nameless wedding dress ???

1/22/2009 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) The bride actually wore Dior. The suit was made custom by Mr Galliano himself. FYI There is a fabulous event going on in Miami this Wednesday, the 4th - 7th. The stylists from the movie are going to be there, as well as many vintage peices worn in the movie by Carrie and the others. OMG Samanthas ring is going to be there as well as the designer of the ring. ALL of the gowns from the VOGUE photoshoot are going to be there, including the $75000 Vera Wang that was shot. It is being held at EVER AFTER in Miami, rsvp at rsvp@modernluxury.com. CRAZY! i just heard about it today...

2/03/2009 6:27 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I know this is late but the dress Carrie wears to Charlotte's baby shower was actually designed by Pat Field. Love it!

2/27/2009 5:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think its funny how to think you know all the fashion about this movie and you say you dislike some of it, when the biggest names in fashion and style were the ones who came up with all these things.

youre a lowly blogger, they are experienced professionals.


4/13/2009 1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can I source the designers or products of that fabulicious walk-in wardrobe!!! I NEED TO KNOW for my new house!!


6/10/2009 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love Charlottes dress..great post!

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9/29/2009 12:36 PM  
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Hi everyone,
just wondering if anyone knew who designed the dress carrie wore in the scene where she received the v.w dress from the mailman in her apartment? it's sort of colourful and tent-ish. i LOVE it.

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