Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sex and the City Movie Sequel (SATC 2): Latest News (January 2010)

Sex and the City Movie 2 Trailer

Greetings and Happy New Year, fellow SATC fans! It’s hard to believe that it’s 2010 already. And we all know what that means – less than five months now until May 28 when the Sex & the City movie sequel hits theatres worldwide! And what better way to kick off one of our first updates of 2010 than with a sneak peek at what is sure to be one of the blockbusters of the year? That’s right: the official trailer for the sex and the city 2 movie has been released! Take a look below and see what you think.

Our fabulous SATC foursome – Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes-Brady (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristen Davis) – are looking as spectacular as ever.

Sex and the City Movie 2: The Fashion

You may recall from our first Sex and the City movie update back in May 2009 that there had been some speculation as to whether the sequel would be as fashionable as the original. However, I think the Sex and the City trailer puts those fears to rest. Carrie | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel In less than a minute-and-a-half, we’re treated to plenty of glam and glitz, starting with a shot of Carrie in the +$200,000 ensemble (the chic short White Halston Heritage dress: $325; Solange Azagury-Partridge necklace: $198,200; Mykita & Bernhard Wilhelm “Franz” sunglasses: $299; Chanel clutch: $1,500; Gold Pigalle Louboutin heels: $3,200) that she sports on the official movie poster.

And lest we get the impression that our heroine has lost her sense of fashion whimsy, there’s a shot of Carrie exiting a vehicle in a Black “J’Adore Dior 8” tee paired with a voluminous purple and pewter taffeta skirt, silver bolero and tropical tote. I just love it!

Carrie | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel

We’re also treated to a ballroom full of high-voltage looks at what I’m guessing is the much buzzed-about Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone) wedding that we spoilered in our November Sex and the City movie update. There’s Samantha’s va-va-voom plunging Gold gown and sequined bag (with adorable top-hat wearing puppy in tow!), Miranda’s slinky Black and White show-stopper, Charlotte’s iridescent Black strapless with a feminine sweetheart neckline and Carrie’s, uh, Black and White cater-waiter ensemble complete with bow-tie?? Hmmm. Looks like it could be a “Best Man” outfit to me ;-)

Charlotte York-Goldenblatt | Kristen Davis | Carrie | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Samantha Jones | Kim Cattrall | Miranda Hobbes-Brady | Cynthia Nixon | Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie

But it’s the more exotic Sex and the City 2 looks that have set my style heart a flutter! When we see Carrie and company draped in sumptuous jewel tones as they raise their glasses to make a toast against the Moroccan backdrop, my inner fashionista practically squeals with delight. All four Sex and the City actresses look spectacular! In other on-location shots, Carrie is positively radiant in a head scarf while Kim Cattrall brings the poolside sexy in a daring, blinged-out swimsuit that I couldn’t carry off in my wildest dreams. Of course, on Kim, it looks simply fab! As usual, Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field has served up the perfect combination of glam and whimsy. I think I’ll have to start going to more movies this winter just so I can catch the trailer on the big screen and get my SATC fashion fix in HD :)

Sex and the City Movie 2: Are Louboutins The New Manolos?

There can be no doubt that Manolo Blahnik will forever be inextricably linked with Sex and the City. But have Louboutins emerged as the new “It” Shoe on the SATC set? We already know that SJP is wearing Gold Christian Louboutin heels on the SATC official movie poster. And then there’s the report earlier this Fall by entertainment website stating, “Word from the set is that Carrie Bradshaw has switched her allegiance to the red soles of Christian Louboutin.” The website speculates that a noticeable absence of Manolos could stem from some comments that the iconic shoe designer made last year. Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Blahnik said, “If people talk to me about Sex and the City, I get sick.” He continued, “It's sweet, but it becomes too much and I don't feel comfortable. I have never wanted to be a celebrity designer.” Referring to the first movie’s now famous $895 Royal Blue pumps with crystal buckle that were to be the first occupants of Carrie's closet in her new home with Big, the 67-year-old Blahnik admitted, “Well, we had a very good year last year, thanks to those stupid satin shoes. That shoe saved our company.” I don’t get the impression that Blahnik’s intention was to “bite the hand that feeds him,” but I can certainly see how his choice of words leaves something to be desired. As to which designer(s) our fashionistas will be sporting on the big screen come May (Brian Atwood? YSL? Jimmy Choo?), we’ll have to wait and see. Until then, I’ll be searching as usual for some up-close shots of the stars in their designer shoes! After all, everyone needs a hobby :)

Sex and the City Movie 2: In Morocco!

Beyond the fierce fashion, the Sex and the City movie trailer does provide us with some additional information – mainly, that it’s been two years since we last saw our Fab Four. And Carrie’s voice-over indicates that those two years have been pretty eventful:

It’s been two years. And in two years, amazing things can happen. Things you never thought would happen in a million years. And just when you think you've seen it all, it hits you ... you haven't seen anything yet.

Unfortunately for those of us who love our spoilers, the Sex and the City 2 movie trailer doesn’t give away any new deets as to what those “amazing things” are. We already know about the Stanford – Anthony wedding, and, since we posted about the Morocco shoot in November, the desert footage doesn’t come as a surprise. Of course, it does leave me even more excited to find out what (or who!) brings them there.

Sex and the City Movie 2: 80s Flashback

One thing that does strike me though is the scene in which Carrie is standing before what appears to be the bedroom closet in her old apartment. It’s certainly not the lust-worthy walk-in one that we remember from the first Sex and the City movie. I initially thought that this scene might be part of the 80s flashback sequence that we mentioned in our October Sex and the City 2 update, but it looks like we’re seeing the current Carrie – not 80s Carrie with the poodle perm. So why is she there? If you have any thoughts, I’d love to hear them!

Carrie | Sarah Jessica Parker | SJP | Sex and the City | SATC 2 | Movie | Sequel

Sex and the City Movie 2: Casting Rumours Continue

We’ve been closely following the behind-the-scenes Sex and the City  movie 2 casting rumors, and we’ve confirmed some goodies in recent months (Liza! Penelope! Tim!). One of the more exciting rumors emerged in mid-December when the Internet was abuzz with news that John Corbett would reprise his role as Carrie’s former flame, Aidan Shaw. Reports of Corbett’s involvement began circulating when noted that the actor had been allegedly spotted in Morocco during the same time period in which Sex and the City 2 had been filming. Although the entertainment site stated that it could not confirm whether Corbett had indeed been in Morocco, it did take a firm stand on the truth of the Aidan rumors:

Yes, Aidan is slated to be in the film and he and Carrie have an indiscretion. That’s all we’re going to say, except that their transgression leads to a BIG move on the part of Mr. Big.

However, it appears that the rumored return of Aidan is just that – a rumor. Only recently the actor himself staunchly denied that he would be making an appearance in the SATC movie sequel. In an interview with, the 48 year-old Corbett said that he will not be in the Sex and the City sequel, adding that he wasn’t even in Morocco. The actor explained that the alleged photos were actually taken years ago. “I was in Istanbul about six years ago and somebody put a picture up and said I was in Morocco,” he said. I have to admit that I’m a little bit heartbroken since the rumor had raised my hopes for an Aidan return. Despite the fact that I’m on “Team Big” when it comes to Carrie, I always enjoyed the character and I’m sure that Sex and the City writer-director Michael Patrick-King could have developed a fantastic love triangle for the big screen. Ah well, I’ll bet that he has something even better in store for us!

Sex and the City Movie 3: Rumor Mill

Is Sex and the City 3 already in the works? The SATC movie sequel hasn’t hit theatres yet, but the inevitable trilogy rumors are already circulating. In fact, in it’s Sex and the City girls in film No 3 story, Britain’s OK! Magazine is reporting that production on a third installment in the Sex and the City movie franchise has begun. According to the tabloid, the stars shot scenes for SATC 3 this past Fall while continuing production on the sequel that is due to hit theatres this May. The mag quotes an unnamed source in New York as saying,

There is definitely a third movie on the go. Those in the know realized a lot of the scenes didn’t tie in with the plot in the sequel. That’s where the rumour about them shooting spoiler scenes came from. But the truth is they are for the third film. When the girls signed up for the first movie, they actually agreed to do all three. It makes sense for them to film as much of the second and third movies back to back.

As much as I’d love to believe that Sex and the City 3 is in the works, I’m inclined to believe the Splash News report which addressed the rumor as soon as it emerged. The Splash News piece Sex And The City third movie rumours “not true” appeared on the MSN Entertainment website in November, quoting yet another unnamed production source: “[The rumours are] definitely not true. There is no script for part three, so they would not know what to shoot."

If Sex and the City 3 had indeed already begun filming, I suspect that we would have heard more about it by now. Of course, that won’t keep me from hoping that it won’t happen!

Well that’s all for now, my fellow Sex and the City fans. I hope that your new year is off to a healthy (and chic!) start. Please let us know what you think of the trailer! Yours, in SATC 2 movie anticipation!

Friday, January 01, 2010

After Christmas Designer Sales

The After Christmas Sales and End of Year Sales are well on the way with many haute sales offering hot prices currently going on. So if you missed out on that perfect Christmas gift, now is a great time to shop around for a bargain and if you're after a high-end designer label, you'll find many designer clothing and women’s designer shoes as well as designer handbags and purses as well as jewelry labels on sale now and more to come over the comings weeks. One designer sale that stands out and definitely worth a look at is the After Christmas Sale still in progress at Neiman Marcus where with an extra 25% OFF you can save as much as 60% OFF plus FREE online shipping at any price!

Designer Clothing Sale

There's a big lineup of designer apparel including clothes in many styles and colors from Donna Karan, Vera Wang, Stella McCartney and Zac Posen to name a few. I like the Faux Wrap Dress from Neiman Marcus' 3.1 Phillip Lim collection. This designer dress was originally priced at $575, then reduced to $345 but now available at $258.75 with the extra 25% off during the Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale.

3.1 Phillip Lim | Faux Wrap Dress | Neiman Marcus | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Christmas | Sale

The Faux Wrap Dress is in a Sapphire/multicolor floral print and features a surplice neckline with ruffle and button detail. In pure silk, this designer dress has half sleeves with gathered cuffs. It looks super chic here with the high waist belt in Black calf leather with antiqued gold metallic leather piping and Goldtone hardware.

Designer Shoe Sale

With labels including Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Sergio Rossi, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, you must also check out the women’s designer shoes on sale. Again there is something for everyone here, boots, pumps, wedges, sandals and slingbacks. I like the Prada Studded Pump in Gray or Black suede originally priced at $870 then reduced to $696 and on sale now at $522 with the extra 25% off. Chic hey!

Prada | Studded Pump | Neiman Marcus | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Christmas | Sale

The Stella McCartney Drape-Neck Bootie available in Violet or Black faux patent and featuring a 3 1/2" covered heel is also cute. This designer shoe was originally priced at $675, then reduced to $540 and now on sale at $405 with the extra 25% off during the Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale.

Stella McCartney | Drape-Neck Bootie | Neiman Marcus | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Christmas | Sale

Designer Handbags Sale

If it’s a new designer handbag that you fancy then the Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale has a good range to choose from. The sale collection includes totes, shoulder bags,  satchels and hobos, as well as clutches and small accessories from designers including Marc Jacobs, Juicy Couture, Versace, Lauren Merkin and Kooba.

I just love the Marc Jacobs Multi-Pocket Harley Tote. Made in Italy in Black leather with Silvertone hardware, this Marc Jacobs designer handbag features Lobster-clipped shoulder straps with brown insets and logo plate, a front zip pocket and flap pockets on the sides. It zips at the top. It's a versatile tote with signature Marc Jacobs edge. This gorgeous designer handbag was reduced to $667 down from its original price of $995 but now with the extra 25% off during the Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale you can snag this designer bag at $500.25.

Marc Jacobs | Multi-Pocket Harley Tote | Neiman Marcus | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Christmas | Sale

The Puckered Mouse Linda Clutch, Royale from the MARC by Marc Jacobs collection is also chic. It's striking in Royale/multicolor patchwork suede and Royale (blue) leather trim with Golden hardware. This super chic clutch is great value with the extra 25% off Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale discount.  It was originally priced at $268, reduced down to $168 but now on sale at just $120!

MARC by Marc Jacobs | Puckered Mouse Linda Clutch, Royale | Neiman Marcus | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Christmas | Sale

Neiman Marcus After Christmas Designer Sale

If you are after high-end designer items then you'll find a great range of designer clothes and women’s designer shoes as well as designer handbags and purses as well as jewelry in the Neiman Marcus After Christmas Sale. This designer sale is online and in stores. Qualifying items online will be designated on the site with an indication on their product page with savings being reflected at checkout. In store savings off already reduced ticket prices only. This sale ends January 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM CT.