Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sex and the City 2 (SATC 2) Film Review

Later this week we'll see our favorite fashionistas Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) back on the big screen in the highly anticipated Sex and the City 2 (SATC 2) movie. With very much baited breath, we've all been waiting for this chick flick for a long time. Well finally it's
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In Moroco SATC 2 Fashionistas Samantha (Kim Cattrall) Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon).
here. And there certainly is a lot of SATC 2 buzz out there. Has any one seen a SATC 2 television SATC 2 is also buzzing on the Twittersphere: "are you going to the SATC 2 premiere"....."who are you going with"........"OMG what am I going to wear"....."which SATC 2 party are you going to"........."have you got your SATC 2 tickets"...."SATC 2, the countdown is on, only 4 more days to go"........."I can't wait"...."I'm so stoked for SATC 2, how about you?"....."I can't wait to see the fashion"....."too freakin excited for #SATC2 the 27th is gonna be crazy!!!" Yes we're all talking about SATC 2. We're all thinking about our SATC 2 night out, the outfit, the heels, the bag, the dress!!!! And there are SATC 2 parties planned everywhere. With all this buzz and from one early SATC 2 film review, it's now more than a strong bet that SATC 2 will be a big boxoffice smash hit.

In The Hollywood Reporter article, Sex and the City 2 -- Film Review, Stephen Farber writes that SATC 2 "is going to be a smash" and goes on to say that "Costume designer Patricia Field's outlandish creations will send many viewers to hog heaven." This early SATC 2 film review and most of the buzz out there thus far are positive but even if they weren't, as Stephen Farber writes "even if "Sex and the City 2" consisted of nothing but a two-hour fashion show, it would draw crowds." I can't wait to see SATC 2.
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SATC 2 Poster - Fashionistas Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP), Samantha (Kim Cattrall) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon).
We'll be back very soon with more news, updates and SATC 2 movie reviews. Until then, wishing that you've scored your tickets on opening weekend. See you in the SATC 2 queue.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sex and the City 2 (SATC 2) Latest News Update

It’s almost here -- less than two weeks until May 27 when the Sex and the City movie sequel hits theaters! After all of the spoilers and speculation, we’re finally going to see for ourselves what our favorite fashionistas, the SATC girls, have in store for us, and of course, the latest SATC fashion. I can’t wait to get reacquainted with Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP), Miranda Hobbes-Brady (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis) on the big screen! And of course, it’ll also be pretty great to see our dashing SATC men: Mr. Big (Chris Noth), David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler), Stanford Blatch (Willie Garson), Anthony Marcino (Mario Cantone), Smith Jerrod (Jason Lewis) and, as we reported in our April 30, Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel Update, the recently confirmed Aidan Shaw (John Corbett). Not to mention the super celebrity cameos by Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus and Liza Minnelli to name a few. Talk about star power! So, without further delay, let’s slip off our Louboutins, get comfy, and find out what’s been going on since our last update!

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SATC 2 - Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis)

SATC 2 Stars Get the Cover Model Treatment

In our April 30 Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel Update we shared some of the inside scoop from the SJP cover shoot and feature story in the May issue of Vogue magazine. But the Sarah Jessica Parker features don’t end there. The actress and style icon graces one of four different covers for the June issue of Marie Claire magazine. That’s right: four different covers!! Just like in 2008, the US edition of Marie Claire magazine is offering a special treat to SATC fans by publishing this month’s issue with four equally gorgeous covers – one for each of the SATC movie sequel stars! Talk about SATC fashion, SJP sizzles in a Gold thigh-high Balmain dress, Fred Leighton ring, Cartier A. Cipullo bracelet, and a stack of multichain bracelets of her own.

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SATC 2 - Aidan (John Corbett) and Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP)
Meanwhile, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall all shine on separate covers of the fashion mag. Nixon looks radiant in a Dior dress and Stephen Russell earnings. Davis sports stunning lamé Oscar de la Renta, and Cattrall dazzles in a tulle embroidered gown from the Valentino Resort 2010 collection.

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SATC 2 - Miranda (Cynthia Nixon)
If you’re a fashion magazine fanatic like me, you might be experiencing a little bit of déjà vu. In the December 2009 issue of Vogue magazine, cover model Cate Blanchett sported both Cattrall’s Valentino gown and Davis’ Oscar de la Renta for an arts-themed photo shoot with famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz. In it, you’ll see that Blanchett sports the Oscar de la Renta designer dress on slide one, while the Valentino gown is on slide three. From what I can tell, the neckline of the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2010 gown was adjusted from the original as shown online at Oscar de la Renta to create an asymmetric look for Davis. I think I prefer the altered version, but I’m a huge fan of asymmetric styles anyway. Either way, both actresses look exquisite!

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SATC 2 - Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP) and Mr Big (Chris Noth)
As for the six-page article in Marie Claire, writer Yael Kohen conducted a series of exclusive interviews with all four SATC 2 stars, discussing everything from friendships and rumored catfights to filming and, of course, fashion. The issue hit newsstands on May 11. If you haven’t already picked yours up, you can read a portion of the article, Sex and the City Is Back, on the Marie Claire magazine website. In the meantime though, here are a few good tidbits from the article that you won’t find online:

SATC 2 Fashion
According to SATC 2 stylist Patricia Field, for the sequel, a brand-new world will enter the lexicon of SATC style: modesty. Thanks to a seven-week-long shoot in Morocco, expect a lot of breezy, diaphanous fabrics, bright colors that glow against the neutral desert landscape, and hats. “I used a lot of glamorous headwear,” says Field. “I loved it! This was the first time I wasn’t told, ‘No hats, no hats!’

SATC 2 Script Secrecy
Since there were few New York City street shoots and most scenes were instead filmed in a studio, plot points were well protected. “It wasn’t by design, but it helped,” says Parker. “And we were cagey and tried to confuse people. I think we’ve kept the secrets that matter.” The wedding dress Cattrall famously dashed up Fifth Avenue in last September? A red herring, admits Field. “When we knew paparazzi were there, we put the actresses in disguises, to keep the surprise,” she says. “The white dress was one of them.”

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SATC 2 - Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis)
All in all, it’s a great issue and I’d highly recommend picking it up if you can. As an added bonus, the inside front cover contains a cool four-page pull-out with a beautiful photo of each of our SATC 2 stars accompanied by a quotation from the interview. Here’s a rundown of the actresses’ designer fashions and individual quotes:
  • Sarah Jessica Parker in a delicate Valentino dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and a vintage necklace and vintage bracelet from Seedhouse: “Playing Carrie taught me to be a better friend.”
  • Cynthia Nixon in a Navy Blue Carolina Herrara dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Verdura cuff, and her own ring: “It’s been like a playland for the most beautiful clothes in the world.”
  • Kim Cattrall in a sultry Prada top, DKNY leggings and Michael Kors shoes: “The chemistry among the four of us is very strong.”
  • Kristin Davis in a bustier-style Dior jacket, Wolford leggings and a Solange Azagury-Partridge ring: “The show taught me not to hide my body but to flaunt it.”
I think the four-page pull-out alone makes it a collectors’ item for SATC fans.

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SATC 2 - Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP)

Ultimate Guide to SATC 2 Designer Fashions

No More Guessing! It’s the Ultimate Guide to SATC 2 Designer Fashions! Big news on the publishing front: If you’re looking for the ultimate literary companion to the SATC movie sequel, you’re in luck. And no, I’m not talking about the just released “The Carrie Diaries,” Candace Bushnell’s highly anticipated prequel to her 1996 bestseller, “Sex and the City,” in which she first introduced us to Carrie Bradshaw (although I’m excited about that too!). This time, I’m referring to “Sex and the City 2: The Stories. The Fashion. The Adventure.” According to the LA Times article 'Sex and the City 2' fashion-focused book to be released May 18, the photo-driven book features a 2-D tour of the movie-making process, with behind-the-scenes stories from writer and director Michael Patrick King and Sarah Jessica Parker, as well as Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Best of all, its 176 pages are filled with pictures of each and every look worn by the four stars in the SATC movie sequel, complete with designer brand names and label info for every item from designer dresses to designer shoes and designer handbags! If you're into SATC fashion then this book is a definite must-have.

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SATC 2 - Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall)
The Marie Claire article postulates as to whether those now famous 80s outfits were just meant to throw off the paparazzi in the same way that the Cattrall wedding dress was meant to do. But based on this sneak peek provided by arts, style and culture website, BlackBook (see Anna Sui, Jil Sander, ‘SATC2’ & Williamson Spawn Fashion Reads, it’s a safe bet that the 80s scenes weren’t left on the cutting room floor. After all, even the components of Carrie’s “Like a Virgin” Madonna look are included among the pages of SATC 2 fashion!

Written by Eric Cyphers with introductions by SJP and Michael Patrick King, this “official companion book” will be a must-have for SATC fans and fashionistas everywhere. Oh, and did I mention that it will be available in both a deluxe hardcover ($29.95) and paperback ($19.95)! I’m heading to my nearest bookstore as soon as I make this post!!!

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SATC 2 - Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall)

SATC 2 $10 Million Wardrobe Budget?

With 41 costume changes for Carrie Bradshaw alone, and designer clothes from Halston, Chanel, Dior, Pucci, and the late Alexander McQueen among others, it comes as no surprise that the SATC 2 wardrobe budget would be enough to keep any card carrying fashionista in Manolos for a lifetime. But no one has come out with an estimate of the total cost until now. According to In Touch Weekly (see the article The Sex and the City 2 wardrobe cost big bucks!), famed celebrity stylist Philip Bloch estimates the SATC 2 fashion tally at an incredible $10 million. Bloch, who was on the SATC 2 set, reportedly said, “Some of these pieces cost more than an SUV,” adding, “But they get better mileage!”

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SJP on Pat Field, Chris Noth and More

No matter what the cost of the SATC 2 fashion, one thing that SATC fans know for certain is that stylist Patricia Field has been key to the success of the SATC television and movie franchise. And no one agrees more than SJP herself. The 45-year-old star told Scotland’s Daily Record (see Star Sarah Jessica Parker explains why wardrobe is such a vital part of Sex and the City 2), “Pat Field is indispensable. We could not tell the story without her – period.” She adds:
Pat has a specific iconic role in the city that is real. She has a historical place in fashion that is now real. She has a sensibility that nobody else has…You can argue with it and not always agree with her aesthetic but it is unique and her own. It suits these women. It especially suits my character. There are hits and misses but she loves it.
SJP also reveals a few details about what fans can expect from the SATC 2 movie, at least at the beginning. According to the online mag, Carrie is still writing and has somewhat surprisingly thrown herself into being a housewife. Says Parker:
I cannot say what's in store, but I can say that in the last two years she has devoted herself to this marriage that we witnessed in the first movie and she's about to publish her fourth book. She is very happy being a housewife as she understands it.

She adds,

They have a new home that she's enjoying decorating and spends time with her friends as much as their schedules and lives allow.
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SATC 2 - Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall)
On co-star Chris Noth and his alter-ego John James Preston a.k.a. Mr. Big, she said, “Chris was, and is, so perfect. Men love him, they protect that storyline. They say to me, ‘You're not going to do something awful to Mr. Big, are you?’...And women swoon because he's THAT guy. He is that fable.” No arguments here, SJP! ;-)

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Chat to SATC 2 Fashion Designer and Stylist Patricia Field

Here's a unique opportunity! If you want to chat to the SATC 2 fashion designer and style icon, Patricia Field herself then here's your chance. Chat to Patricia Field today Wednesday May 19th between 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM ET. Ask her all those answered questions about the SATC fashion ;)

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A Surprise (SJP! Nixon! Davis! Cattrall!) on the SATC 2 Soundtrack

Looking for the perfect music for your SATC 2 movie premiere “girls’ night?” The SATC 2 soundtrack will be released on Tuesday, May 25, just two days before the SATC movie sequel hits theaters. The first single, “Love is Your Color,” a ballad by Leona Lewis and Jennifer Hudson, was released to the Internet earlier this month, but it’s the track by our four leading ladies that I’ll be most anxious to hear. That’s right – Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis will appear on the SATC 2 soundtrack, belting out the Helen Reddy female empowerment anthem, “I Am Woman.” That should be a blast!

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SATC 2 - Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker - SJP)
Also featured on the SATC 2 soundtrack: songs by Dido, Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, and a cover of “Rapture,” the 1980s Blondie hit, by Alicia Keyes. But according to Marc Malkin at E! Online (see Sex and the City Soundtrack Scoop!, this is not just any ordinary cover.
It's a mash-up with the iconic Sex and the City theme song that's played during the movie's opening theme. I've heard a snippet and lemme tell ya, it works. ‘Rapture’ and the SATC theme go together like a frosty cosmo and a pair of Manolo Blahniks. It just feels and sounds so right.

Film Clips from SATC 2

Warner Bros. has released 9 movie clips from Sex and the City 2 so if you just can't wait to see the movie sequel and want a taste now then hit the jump 9 Movie Clips from SEX AND THE CITY 2. In the scene shown below Carrie gets distracted in one of the Souks. or traditional markets, when she catches a glimmpse of Aidan.

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SATC 2 - Movie Clips
Well, that’s all for now, my fellow SATC fans. Have you purchased your tickets for the SATC 2 premiere on May 27? And are you planning a Sex and the City party of your own? If so, what will you wear? So many burning questions – LOL! Until next time! :)

p.s. Oh, almost forgot to mention, HBO is screening a First Look at Sex and the City 2 from Friday 5/21!!!

p.p.s. I can't wait for more SATC fashion! :)