There is an element of the on-going success of Sex and the City, and the fame of the girls, which continues to inspire women in any industry and on any level with their un-written rule book – welcoming the growth of a global-sisterhood. But what makes the values of the girls so aspirational yet unattainable?
Carrie is the woman who started from the bottom and rose to the top of the fash-pack in perfect text-book style. She went from selling Charlotte's engagement ring to pay her bills, when she spent $40,000 on shoes and literally had no place to live, to designing the ultimate walk-in robe in Heaven on 5th – all the while wearing the ultimate shoes and with the ultimate man, Mr Big on her arm. It's the perfect scenario, the aspirational reality any women wants to find themselves oh-so suddenly presented with.
Like the thrill of new shoes, the buzz of unwrapping a package in the mail and excitement the Net-a-Porter mid-season sale, there is something about the lives of the Sex and the City golden girls which makes women around the world work a bit harder, focus more closely and aim higher to make the unattainable attainable. The girls give us a sense of a belonging to a sister-hood, a sisterhood so strong it expands over continents, through generations and between cultures.
The Sex and the City girls, along with the global sister-hood, have created what seems like an un-written rule book, a guide for women wanting to show their worth, a go-to set of values to keep us at our peak. We keep our heads high, our wardrobes on trend and our values on point. What seem like our every-day is founded by and supported by the un-written sisterhood rule book. We don't need to read it, we don't need to talk about it. But we know it's there and it's our bible.
Seventeen years later and the Sex and the City girls continue to dominate, continue to guide us in our un-written sisterhood and continue to inspire our wardrobes. There aren't many women, fictional or not, who can make such an impression and for so long. But always remember, as perfect as the Sex and the City girls appear, Carrie was "never the woman with the perfect hair who could wear white and not spill on it." We're only human, after all.