There are many things that will be different with the confirmed Sex and the City restart. For starters, it’ll be And Just Like That …, a phrase taken from Carrie Bradshaw’s internal monologue and quirky writing style. It’s a new chapter for the New York gals the three of them will venture into – Kim Cattrall has opted out, which doesn’t surprise anyone who keeps up with the news on this cult TV show. “The series will follow Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they move from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their thirties to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their fifties,” the HBO press release said. While we all want to know how things have turned out in love life, the Who What Wear team is most excited about what to serve in terms of fashionable looks.
Personally, I’ve never been a fan of the storylines or characters (aside from Samantha, which is Boo). Not with me. Carrie’s incessant whining and rather terrible track record as supposedly best buddy have always kept me from playing the program, as many others have, and it’s very likely that I’ve missed a cult favorite episode here and there. As a teenager in a boring village in the country, I didn’t feel any response to their lifestyle at first, but I was always very aware of the influence it had on style and trends. At the time, costume designer Patricia Field’s bold decisions rumbled far beyond the avenues and streets of her hometown, encouraging women around the world to be more adventurous with their wardrobes, just like Carrie. She made certain items iconic and synonymous with her quirky, unpredictable look – from exposed bra straps and tutus to an important Fendi baguette moment. We have no idea yet if Patricia will be part of the crew when filming starts again later this spring (could it be time for a change? I would like Shiona Turini as an alternative option) but I chose it’s up to me to do forward-looking work for everyone who lands the gig.