After about 18 years since the first episode was aired, Sex and the City is still one of my favourite series. Many have different views on the series whether good or bad. However, I like to think of it as a girl’s or rather, a woman’s guide to life.
The table of contents consist of five main themes:
Here are a few things I’ve learnt about fashion from Carrie Bradshaw…
The head piece: An exquisite headpiece is all you need to complete the perfect outfit.
When in Paris: Sometimes you have to dress to make your dreams a reality. So dress for that job you want, dress like you are going to meet destiny. And no, you don’t owe anyone an explanation as long as you are confident and comfortable.
Add a touch of: Don’t be afraid to accessorize and mix and match with what you have. A simple dress can be transformed over and over again by merely adding a belt, changing your heels or adding a statement necklace.
Go Big or Go Home: At times you have to take risks and be daring in order to say what you want to say without saying it.
Manolo Blahniks: Every girl has to invest in a pair (or two or three) of shoes that is timeless, elegant and well a month’s rent. You only live once!
It’s a Date: You don’t need an occasion to dress up. And always remember to dress for yourself first before you try to impress others.
- Mr Big: the relentless lover. He has broken your heart or let you down many times but for some unexplained reason you always go back to him. He makes you feel special and has a sense of warmth and protectiveness. The “Big” question however, is whether you are willing to be with a man that constantly makes you doubt yourself, the relationship and what the future holds.
- Aiden: the guy that is too perfect. He is kind, generous, and even owns a dog. He is everything you want in a guy and he is ready to commit but somehow he is just not the one or at least the one for you.
- Trey: the mommy’s boy. He fills out all the boxes on your checklist of your ‘ideal guy’ but in the end his mother will always be the first woman in his life which is not always a good thing if his mother watches him bathe and especially not if his mother is picking out the furniture for your home #No.
- Harry: the religious guy. He is very set in his ways and stands for what is right. He may not have the looks and can be a bit messy at times but he will cherish you and make you happy. Just be 100% certain before you change your religion for a man.
- Steve: the funny guy. He lives his life day-to-day with no long-term plans. He portrays a “What you see, is what you get.” image. He needs a strong woman to keep him motivated otherwise he gets bored. The plus side is that he always sees the positive in everything regardless of the situation.
- Aleksandr Petrovsky: the man of your dreams. He will make you breakfast, adorn you with jewellery and sweet words and maybe even throw in a trip to Paris. However, when you wake up the relationship is in fact empty.
- Miranda– The cynical realist. She will tell you like it is but sometimes her honesty comes across harsh. She is very independent and goal-driven so basically there’s a list for a list.
- Charlotte– The forever optimist. She is always willing to try new things but she also knows her limits. She knows what she wants out of life and a relationship. She will not stop until she is happy and has her white picket fence or is it an upper east apartment these days.
- Samantha- The unconventional, adventurous one. She doesn’t care what people think or say about her. She makes no excuses and takes responsibility for her choices. However she is loyal and has an inner strength.
- Carrie- Also known as the caregiver. Always listening and caring about other’s feelings however at times she needs a shoulder to lean on. Loves life and open to love if the opportunity presents itself.
4. WORDS OF WISDOM
- ‘I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.’ Carrie Season 6
- ‘You and I are like that red wall. It’s a good idea in theory, but somehow it doesn’t quite work.’ Carrie Season 4
- “Can you ever really forgive, if you can’t forget?” Carrie Season
- “I like my money where I can see it, hanging in my closet.” Season 6
“We all judge, that’s our hobby. Some people do crafts and arts, We judge.” Stanford Blatch Season 5
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