Ever wonder what it might be like to go shopping with our guest editor Sarah Jessica Parker? Well, wonder no more. SJP has singled out items she’d like to travel with for three highly probable summer occasions—an out-of-town wedding, an evening in the city and a beach vacation.
Sarah Jessica Parker—our guest designer editor and mom of three—honors Mother’s Day by shining a spotlight on Tracey Early, an inspirational mother and friend. Tracey graciously shares her story and chats with Sarah Jessica about parenthood and the importance of family—especially in the face of adversity.
I think we have all met extraordinary and inspiring mothers. I’ve found that one of the many joys of parenthood is how much I learn from other mothers, how comforting their shared experiences can be and how frequently the advice and examples of others teach me to be a better mother, especially at the most challenging times.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, one particular mother comes to mind. Her name is Tracey. Her daughter, Lily, and my twin daughters have been classmates and dear friends for the last two school years. When we first met Lily, she was just coming back to school after a fairly long absence due to a diagnosis that required hospitalization and time apart from other children. I want to honor Tracey because she has shown and shared such courage, humor, grace, dedication, optimism and love through scary, exhausting and unthinkable days. We can honor all those unnamed mothers who share stories of challenges and struggles—not unlike Tracey’s—and remember them this weekend with love, respect and our very best wishes.
There are plenty of people whose style makes us swoon, but winning an award for your fashion prowess? That takes a special kind of sartorial magic. So it’s no surprise to us that Sarah Jessica Parker will receive the first-ever Honorary Image Award tonight at the CLIO Image Awards.
The talented actress, widely known for her portrayal of fashion-devotee Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, has won more than a few awards in the past (four Golden Globes, three SAG Awards and two Emmys—not that we’re counting). But this time she’s being honored for her creative contributions to the fashion and beauty industries—including her fragrances Lovely and Covet, and her recently launched Nordstrom-exclusive line of shoes and handbags: SJP Collection.
Tonight one of fashion’s biggest events takes place: the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala—or as many simply refer to it, the Met Gala. We grabbed a moment with Sarah Jessica to get her thoughts on this year’s event, plus she shared some snaps of four special-edition versions of the classically chic ‘Fawn’ Pump, each decked out in high-sheen satin with the signature grosgrain strip updated in black*—perfect for a formal affair.
Achieving great style comes from knowing who you are and celebrating it! For the fourth installment ofSarah Jessica Parker’s guest editor series, the designer pays tribute to six women who representSJP Collection street style. From Morocco to New York City to Los Angeles, watch the creative vision of Sarah Jessica and partner George Malkemus come to life in true fashionable form.
It’s enormously flattering and very fulfilling for those of us who work on the SJP Collection to see the shoes out in the world, having adventures across the globe and doing what they’re supposed to do for women.
I love imagining all that grosgrain traveling around—crossing city streets, strolling through parks and universities, sitting in meetings, driving cars, dropping off kids and meeting friends for lunch. And now to see the shoes actually having these experiences is amazing.
The women who submitted their street-style photographs really have their own elegance. They’re all special and very individual. I especially love the different shapes and sizes and ethnic backgrounds. It makes a nice visual montage of beauty.
The SJP Collection launched one month ago today, exclusively at Nordstrom! From New York to California, stylish women have taken to the streets across the country, rocking this very ladylike line of shoes, handbags and wardrobe essential trench coats.
Eager to show off how you personalize the SJP Collection? If the answer is yes, e-mail The Thread by April 4, 2014, for details on seeing your SJP street-style photo featured in Sarah Jessica’s next guest editor post.
Sarah Jessica Parker debuts her SJP Collection looking flawless, thanks to her trusted friend Serge Normant. For 15 years, the celebrated New York-based hairstylist has coiffed the style icon’s tresses.
As the pair embarks on the SJPxNordstrom cross-country shoe launch, Sarah Jessica puts the spotlight on Serge, camera-phone interview style, to candidly discuss their storied relationship, which started at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.
Until next time,
Keep up with Sarah Jessica’s fashionable footsteps on Pinterest while she guest-pins for Nordstrom, sharing her favorite places in New York, Seattle, L.A., Chicago, Miami and Dallas as she takes her new, exclusive shoe collection on tour.
Follow SJP: A Day in Her Shoes x Nordstrom on Pinterest.
Designer Sarah Jessica Parker, her partner George Malkemus and the Nordstrom shoe team have touched down in sunny California to present the SJP Collection in person at Nordstrom The Grove store Los Angeles. If you can’t join in on all the fashionable fun, don’t fret—Sarah Jessica is hosting a special Twitter chat for all adoring SJP shoe collectors near and far. Join the conversation, today from 11:30am-12:30pm PST, on Twitter @Nordstrom using hash tag #SJPxNordstrom.
Follow SJP: A Day in Her Shoes x Nordstrom on Pinterest.
From Seattle to Miami, Sarah Jessica is photo documenting all of her pit stops and top locales as she dashes across the country for the #SJPxNordstromexclusive shoe collection tour. Follow her footsteps on Pinterest and discover how to travel SJP style.