Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fashion Porn: The Style, Clothes, and Knock-Offs of "Sex and the City 2"

 If you are a female .... and not dead, you know SEX AND THE CITY 2 is now out in theaters. In fact, most of you have probably seen it already. There has been lots of debating about the success of the plot and we could banter back and forth about that all day .... but let's be honest.... A good majority of us didn't go to the theater for the plot..... we just wanted to see what the Fab Four were wearing this time around. 


Much like the plot there were some serious fashion hits and misses.... but if you want you and your wardrobe to get a little "Carried Away" this summer ... Kendallina is here to help you. 

Here are some of my favorite looks from the film. For most of the looks I included the originals with the prices so you can scoff (BEWARE: avoid drinking Cosmos when reading prices or you might choke), and some mighty affordable knock offs and inspired looks. 

Enjoy!
                       
This might be THE iconic Carrie look in the film. Here Mrs. Preston wears a Halston Heritage dress for $325.  She accessorizes it with a $1,500 silver Chanel clutch, plus $995 jewel-encrusted Louboutin Pigalle 85 python heels and Mykita & Bernhard Wilhelm shades. They’re limited edition Franz glasses for $525. Add to the ensemble a Solange Azagury-Patridge gemstone necklace (prices upon request). 

Those shoes are to die for... but I don't know about you ... a grand is a bit much to drop on shoes even IF you could find them. Here are some hot look-alikes: 
Michael Antonio Women's Lloyd Pump,Gold,8.5 M US

And 
XOXO Dress, V Neck Dolman Sleeve Mini White M

And if you feel like splurging here is the original Halston but in a fun green:
Halston Heritage Deep V Cocktail Dress in Green
Or in the Original White

Cant forget the clutch! 
La Regale Satin Pleated Clutch,Gold,one size or La Regale Mesh Slim Frame Clutch,Gold,one size


For all you Domestic Diva' who adored Charlotte's cupcake apron .... good news! The EXACT one is totally affordable! Probably the cheapest thing they wore in the entire film....
The "Arabian Chic" look was mostly achieved by bright and flowy fabric and lots of Maxi-Dresses. Net-A-Porter calls this look "GYPSET" (Gypsy + Jet Set?).... they describe it as a kind of "luxurious bohemian globetrotter". 

But that being said ....I don't care who you are .... Harem Pants are NOT ok. Got it? NO HAREM PANTS. I don't care what Charlotte said ... this is NOT PRINCESS JASMINE WITH COCKTAILS.

Abu-Dhabilicious? 
Similar ... yet cheaper:
Jessica Simpson Women's Maxi Dress,Geranium,Small

Some other inspired options:
She's Cool Studded Halter Maxi Dress CORAL REEF X-Lg Jrs
Element Saga Maxi Dress
Of Two Minds Voile & Lace Long Dress
Juniors' Plus-Size Pure Energy® Lilac Sleeveless Maxi Dress - 2
Armani Exchange Halter Maxi Dress
KOI ORANGE LONG FLOWING SILKY COLORFUL PRINTED HALTER DRESS

Then there was Samantha's "oh no she di-ent" Miley double take. 
Unfortunately knocking off a gorgeous detailed number like this Matthew Williamson dress is just not possible without looking cheap. So unless you want to fork over the $3500 for the original ... don't bother..... 

BUT
What about those killer boots?
The Originals:
Dolce Vita Women's Marilyn Boot,Marrone,6 M US

Bebe has an almost identical pair:

A shorter more summery version:
Guess Women's Blarney Platform Sandal,Black,8.5 M US

And now the pièce de résistance... Carrie's "she is totally going to cheat on Big -WHY CARRIE WHY DON'T DO IT- Date with Aidan.... but damn she looks hot" dress from Emilio Pucci's Fall 2010 collection. 

Good luck getting your hands on an original one of these babies for.. get this... $9000... BUT starting July 30th you can get an almost exact knock off from Edressme.com for $398.



And no SATC episode or movie would be complete without the classic "CARRIE WTF WERE YOU THINKING" outfits:


And if you are in SATC withdrawl and you can't get enough Carrie, Candace Bushnell came out with a NEW book that tells the story of Carrie before she was "Carrie".... starting with her Senior Year of High School. SATC for the Gossip Girl Generation. Pick it up for a fun beach read.
The Carrie Diaries

And just for fun ... take In Style's "Which SATC Character is your Style Twin" quiz

:P

19 comments:

  1. Such a fab post! I actually have been looking for a cute apron (hahaha), I must get the Charlotte since I can't afford the Halston that I really want.

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  2. I'm off to see the movie this Saturday with my BFF's (seriously we couldn't get in before b/c it was always sold out last weekend)...
    Love the clothes...and I'm considering picking up the original Halston white dress!! Love it and I hope it's classic enough to warrant the price-tag??!!

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  3. I LOVE THE FASHION! Thanks for the comment on 20sb.
    Following you now. Can't wait to catch up on what else you have. :]

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  4. Love this! I'm following you now.

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  5. Gorgeousness all wrapped in one little post. Sadness that my stupid internet is acting up so I cant see all the pictures but what I Can see I'm inspired. Wow, I'm following you now FYI, thanks for the comment on 20sb

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  6. No Harem pants?! I have two pairs! lol anyway, LOVE the post, I want an Orange Maxi dress now...

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  8. Wow great post! You found some really great look alikes :)

    Thanks for the kind message on 20sb! Looking forward to following your blog...

    ~Eboni Ife'
    http://ifeluvsu.blogspot.com

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  9. Wow, thanks for the fabulous post! I can hardly wait to see the movie, am waiting until I'm back home.. I know! :o)

    (Found you through 20SB)

    ~Naomi

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  10. Love the post! Those gold shoes are hotness and complete sex in a shoe box.

    xoxo!

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  11. Having just seen (and subsequently drooled over) the movie's clothing (storyline definitely took 2nd place!) - this is great!

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  13. I'm not at all a Sex and the City fan, but that blue and gold strapless dress is GORGEOUS! If only I had somewhere to wear it! ;P

    - Jen

    http://GlamMafia.com

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  15. Being obsessive about SATC in its' entirety, this post was pure heaven to me. And I've also decided that I must own her dress she kissed Aidan in, even if I have to start saving now. Love love love!

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