Samantha, I'm looking at you here. And, jeez, it was a great-looking show. It was before Aidan, before the cheating on Aidan, and before hair straighteners and tongs. OK, she discovers them halfway through this season, but still. Guys, look how sad she was. She thought she'd seen Big, but it was just another Wall Street guy with brown hair in a suit. It's gonna be a long one. When the season starts it's winter so Carrie and her pals are wearing lots of it. Here is Charlotte in her matching pink coat and jumper telling her lovelorn best friend she has to put on some strappy sandals and get out into the world.
Did they call each other first to discuss whether or not they were all gonna wear their furs? The best place to cheer up a friend who has just been dumped is a baseball game. There are so many shots in the show of Carrie looking wistfully into the distance as we hear the voice over of what she's thinking. I wonder if the director had a shorthand with Sarah Jessica Parker for these moments.
How did she stay in character? Did she recite her lines over and over in her head, or was she thinking about what she was gonna eat for dinner?
Or if when she stood up her bare legs would be stuck to the plastic seat and it would hurt? Here are her best wistful looks from this season. I love how Carrie teams her furs hurs with bare legs, strappy sandals and summery dresses, like this blue one she wears on her first rebound date. I'm also a big fan of this fur-trimmed jacket she wears with loads of beads, a plait in her hair, and a downcast expression.
As you can see, she likes having one shoulder bare. Classic Carrie chilled-out styling. Her casual writing-at-home clothes are awesome. I care a lot about this aspect of her wardrobe as I work from home and spend most of my time in clothing whose main benefit is that I won't need to change out of it when I go back to bed for my essential afternoon nap.
Carrie makes way more effort than I do. She often wears printed kimonos or dressing gowns, silky slips and shorts, and cotton T-shirts and jumpers adorned with weird slogans like So I present to you now, Carrie "At Home". This is pretty much the only reference to music in the entire show. And it's just a logo on a T-shirt.
I find that a bit nuts. I wonder what Carrie does with all that extra space on her iPod. Love those lacy shorts. OK, guys get prepared, this outfit below is amazing. A Sesame Street Cookie Monster vest, matching tracksuit trousers and slides. That should have been the name of her book. Is that another band T-shirt? What does it say? Who is Jon Schzigehr?
Or is it Jon Scheyer , the ex-basketball player who led his high school team to an Illinois state basketball championship amongst other sporting achievements?
Wow, Carrie likes basketball. She must also be able to see into the future as Jon was only 12 when this episode was made. I love what she's doing with her hair here, clipping back the fringe. I've tried that with mine but Jeremy said it looked strange.
He's always crushing my hair dreams. Also love this kimono she's wearing when she pushes her post off the bed with her foot because she doesn't want to touch it with her hands. It's a long story. This dressing gown has sequins! Another great hair thing she does is this one below. Pretty sure Daenerys Targaryen was inspired by these twisty braids. As you can see Carrie is a fan of shawls and ponchos. I want this poncho below so bad, crazy bad, I'm desperate for it, but I'm not really sure why, I feel like I would find ponchos very inconvienent to wear.
Maybe it's just that I like the word poncho. I know, I know. Miranda in that hat, hoodie and poloneck. I don't feel ready to talk about it yet. Carrie dresses in themes rather than outfits. As does this milkmaid look. This beautiful embroidered top and plaits. And this cape and pigtails. Then there is her vintage dresses and big messy hair theme. I call it Mummy's Dress Up Box. Below is the vintage dress and big hair Carrie is wearing when she goes over to Big's with McDonalds so she can tell him she's fine with him going to Paris for a bit.
Big is secretly relieved because Filet-O-Fish are gross. Below is her pretty dreamy, floral, "I met a cute guy at the psychiatrists" look. I love everything about this outfit - the hair, the blue dress, the clutch, the book. It's basically when she has a pretty normal outfit but then messes with it in some way. It is these outfit quirks that I think really make Carrie who she is. That many tones of mustard and pea green together? With a pink scarf? Perspex mules with a gold heel?
Shiny pink high waisted trousers? And a peasant top and big fur coat? A denim bucket hat?