Character Dressing: Carrie Bradshaw
A big part of iconic dressing is being inspired by other icons. One great place to look for iconic style is in the movies. Think of Meryl Streep in “Out of Africa” or Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – the style seen on the screen is still be reproduced on today’s runways. Movies are perfect because characters can get away with wearing things that we are “too practical” to wear, they are in a fantasy land…but why not take inspiration from them?
Probably, the most iconic character style of our time is Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City”, and what I love most about her is that she wasn’t dictated so much by trend.. but by her own sense of style and flair. If you look back through the seasons, there is no time attached to her look. She just did what she did, often pulling in vintage pieces which made her eccentrically timeless.
Her character never got stuck in a rut, even when there were pieces being worn over and over (the sandals pictured above!), she was always trying new things and new ways to wear something. She was also a “statement piece” girl – using the Eiffel Tower as a purse, a studded belt cinching everything and hairstyles galore.
Be brave and do a little character dressing!