Positivity and joy are such precious commodities right now, but through the power of television, particularly Sex and the City, I have felt a surge in happiness. Carrie Bradshaw might be known for her infinite runway looks she wore running around the streets of New York, nevertheless, she also wore influential looks from the comfort of her own home. As a writer, Carrie spent a lot of time in her Upper East Side apartment crafting her advice column.
She always had time for brunch with her friends and a quick shopping trip to Bergdorf’s, yet Carrie wouldn’t have been able to do that without spending days inside. Even though she clearly wasn’t facing the current pandemic, wasn’t faced with being told to self-isolate or socially distance herself, there is still inspiration to be found in the Carrie’s never-ending wardrobe.
Never compromising on her personal style while at home, Carrie is the perfect
inspiration for everyone who is self-isolating, or if you have to walk your dog or take a quick trip to the shop for some essentials. Sex and the City’s costume designer, Patricia Field, had a vision for Carrie like no other character we had ever seen on TV. Whether Carrie was sitting in front of her apartment or writing her column, she never allowed for a dull fashion moment; and if sitting outside her apartment in faux fur wasn’t enough, she would be writing wearing a marabou feather jacket. Nobody said she was dressing to be practical.
Carrie, or should I say, Sarah Jessica Parker, embraced the joys of what it meant to dress up. A great outfit doesn’t just make your day but everyone’s around you. I know it’s tempting to complete work from home in your pyjamas – I’m doing it right now. But great style can bring joy even to the greyest of situations. So, if you want to put on diamonds and pearls with your pyjamas or dress to the nines for a laugh, remember fashion can really bring just a little bit of joy and positivity to your day.
Words, Will Ritchie @ritchie_will