“A new pair of shoes can change your life. Ask Cinderella!” This famous quote, declared by Carrie Bradshaw in the adored series Sex and the City, means a lot for both Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, and for the actress and entrepenuer herself. Parker, who made designers like Manolo Blahnik a household name from the show, has been in the shoes business for about two years now with her SJP brand. This month sees the shoe maven launching her first party collection on the mega luxury e-commerce site, Net-a-porter.
“The Net-a-porter customer is not about practicality. More likely than not, she’s buying a lot of shoes and is not looking for a shoe to serve a lot of purposes. These shoes are a party for your foot,” she shared with WWD.
The 16-piece collection, launching on November 17th, includes both heels and flats, and boast deep jewel tone tones in luscious and luxe satin and foiled metallic leather textiles. The line hopes to give customers a great design aesthetic for every occasion, whether it be a party or holiday anytime in their calendars. Prices starts from a reasonable $335.
“It’s a big collection full of dynamic colors and options for women. They have a very specific way of detailing, for us it’s a fantasy — they are all satins, saturated color and ornamentation in a simple and elegant way,” Parker added.
In another interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Sarah Jessica Parker compared her passion for shoes to that of her shoe-crazed character Carrie Bradshaw. “She was much more reckless and she was a far better consumer than I was or am (…) For me, growing up without a lot of money, we had two pairs of shoes a year—we had a new pair at the top of the school year and then in the spring we got another pair (…) I don’t know why I loved it, I just did. I loved the smell, I loved the construction”.
It’s like her character said, “It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun!” And we agree!
You can see SJP as shoe obsessed Carrie Bradshaw in FIB’s 5 Minute Web-Doco about Sex in the City here: