With Sex and the City 2 coming out next month, prepare to see Sarah Jessica Parker everywhere. We love her, so think that’s a good thing. First stop: VOGUE. She’s on the May cover and in this video she talks about being a new mother again, relaunching Halston, shooting SATC 2 in Morocco for seven weeks (hope Morocco’s prepared for an onslaught of tourists) and more. Prepare to swoon over the Galliano gown she wears as only SJP can. Fashion magic. Doesn’t the buidling look like some grand Italian manse? It’s the Beacon. In Jersey City. God Bless America.
Cover story by Vicki Woods and more breathtaking Mario Testino photos here. Some highlights:
On having children with a surrogate mother: “Meeting your children rather than giving birth to them, it’s as if, um, it’s—suspended animation. The gestational experience is gone. It’s as if everything else disappears for a moment, and the world goes silent and—I can’t explain it except to say that nothing else existed. I don’t remember anything but the blanket on the bed that they were lying on and my husband’s face and their faces and my son’s. It’s literally as if sound is sucked from the room. Time stands still. It’s so different, and equally extraordinary.”
On the importance of keeping perspective: “We painted our patio furniture ourselves…. I make my children’s food myself. We put together their high chairs ourselves; we do a lot ourselves! We do our own grocery shopping, we go to the market ourselves, you know? I do my laundry.”
The upcoming Sex and the City sequel: “We four women, despite I guess what a lot of people hope, have never been better. This movie—and maybe it’s because we actually lived together—it was the best! We were together all day long, at night, in the restaurants, in our hotels. It was wonderful.”
Sex and the City getting older: “We’re still playing—uh, I don’t know how old Carrie is! Is she about 42 now? I think Carrie’s younger than I [Parker is 45], and Miranda and Charlotte are younger than they are in real life. Samantha was always the older lady, so she’s 52 now and talks a lot about what comes with that. In the movie. Talks about menopause. Comedically.”
Her introduction to New York and Halston: “I came to New York originally in 1976, and then I got this part in Annie around the corner from Studio 54. I was a little girl, and for some reason they always invited the cast of Annie to Studio 54, so there I was at thirteen and fourteen, and the doorman would usher us in, literally underneath his arms. And it was 1977 in New York City, and you couldn’t be alive and not know the name Halston.”
Her new position with Halston: “There was every reason to say no, and there were very compelling reasons to say yes…. It’s an exciting time at that company. It has had some false starts that are well documented and it is relaunching itself. It has a wonderful legacy, and I couldn’t say no.”
[Note: You can shop Halston Heritage pieces, as seen in Sex and the City, here.]
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my view on SJP ==> STYLE ICON! she is able to carry almost all kinds of style & looks!