Monday, March 18, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker: The "Sex" and The Fashion

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker wearing the "Fashion is not a Luxury" Tee from her clothing line, Bitten

This spring, we pay tribute to the adorable (yet stylishly fierce) Sarah Jessica Parker as our SRB of the Month!

SJP has proven to be one of the most influential style icons of the early new millennium.  With her unconventional beauty and girlish charisma, the actress and producer has proven that women of all ages can exude a number of fearless, feminine qualities: strength, wit, unabashed sexuality, humble graciousness and timeless elegance.

Since her portrayal of "Carrie Bradshaw" in the groundbreaking HBO series, Sex and the City, the voice of SJP still echoes in the minds of most women when faced with any personal dilemma, from trivial (What do I wear??) to life-altering (Is he the one??).   Picking up where such female pioneers in television like That Girl, Mary Tyler Moore and Murphy Brown left off, the character of "Carrie" intimately identified with women's enduring desire to "have it all"-the job, the man, the family-while maintaining their independence and never compromising their sense of self.

Looking back on SJP's past, the actress has led a phenomenal life and career, proving to be somewhat of a true Cinderella-story.  As a child of humble beginnings, SJP was one of eight children (that's right...eight!), born in Nelsonville, OH.  Growing up just outside of Cincinnati, SJP went on to train as a dancer and performer at Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts.  After moving on to New York City to train at the School of American Ballet, SJP was cast in the lead role of Annie on Broadway, the most coveted role for all child actresses throughout the Broadway theater community. 

SJP's career as a teen actress in the 1980s steadily went on, where she portrayed the "ugly ducking" in the television series Square Pegs (1982) to the "blossoming swan" in a few dance-inspired '80s classics like Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1984) and Footloose (1984).  Her career as an adult actress took off after she was cast in Steve Martin's comedic film, L.A. Story (1990), debuting SJP's indelible energy, comedic timing and unconventional, stylish aesthetic.  In the 1990s, SJP's career continued to grow with a series of successful theatrical films including Hocus Pocus (1993), Honeymoon in Vegas (1992), Ed Wood (1994), Miami Rhapsody (1995)The First Wives Club (1996) and Mars Attacks (1996).

In 1997 (a year before taking on the role of "Carrie Bradshaw"), SJP married fellow actor Matthew Broderick in New York City (just after they had worked together in the Broadway show, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 1995).  The couple went on to have a son, James Wilke in 2002 and twin daughters, Marion and Tabitha, in 2009 (the twins were born through a surrogate).

When her seven year, Emmy-winning run on Sex and the City came to a close in 2004, SJP became an ongoing influence throughout the fashion industry as well as acting as a spokeswoman for such brands as Garnier and Gap.   In 2007, SJP partnered with the clothing store franchise Steve & Barry's to launch her own clothing line, Bitten.  SJP also remains to be an active member of the Hollywood's Women's Political Committee.  Long and short of it, SJP is one busy SRB! 

SJP: you are an enduring inspirations to all us SRB's out there, just looking to have it all!

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