Thanks to her now iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker is easily considered the queen of shoes. So it makes perfect sense that, just in time for Sex and the City’s 15th anniversary, Parker decided to announce the launch her own shoe line.
The style icon partnered with (appropriately enough) the longtime CEO at Manolo Blahnik, George Malkemus, for the SJP (yep that’s the name) line that will include bags, a few trenches, and, of course, shoes, which will be available exclusively at Nordstrom early next year. “In a silly way, I think it’s what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw,” she told Vogue. “Because I got to play that role, I wore a lot of shoes and by default I learned an enormous amount. It’s hard to walk away from that.”
But if you see visions of marabou and Swarovski crystals dancing in your head, think again. The pair is looking to the transitional period between the ‘70s and ‘80s and brands like Charles Jourdan and Maud Frizon. They’ll top it off with unconventional color combinations to keep the focus on the items themselves at a price point fans will love. “We’re putting new colors together that people don’t typically do, just beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet,” SJP explained.
After hinting at another possible sequel for the films, Parker recently put her best foot forward by donating three pairs of shoes from her iconic character’s wardrobe for charity. While the show’s anniversary and subsequent resurgence could have played a part, this collaboration had to have been a long time coming. After all, Carrie Bradshaw and shoes are like peanut butter and jelly; they just go together.