Fashion dates, y’all.
I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I was WAY late to the Sex and the City party. To be fair, I was three when it premiered, but it saddens me that it took me until my early twenties to knuckle down and binge watch it like I was going to be tested. As Carrie and her gals began to feel like my besties, I couldn’t help but wonder (get it?!): are there others like me who are only recent converts? Or even some who have yet to discover everyone’s favourite Manolo addict? If so, you’ll relate to the
Hey, I’m totally like Carrie!
Carrie is a writer in the big city, and shortly before beginning my SATC adventure, I moved to a city to be a writer. It feels pretty awesome to see someone with similar dreams not only being represented on TV, but succeeding at it.
A sex column? Is she an agony aunt?
Oh, nope. Carrie is not dishing out sex advice – she literally writes about her own exploits. If it were 2017 and not 1998, she’d be a blogger.
Does Carrie go to work at ALL?
We’re told she writes a weekly column for The New York Star, a fictional newspaper. Okay, but she never goes to an office. She’s always writing at home on her laptop, gazing out the window. What does she do all day while her friends are at their 9-5 jobs? She only refers to herself as a freelancer once she begins writing for Vogue. Is she The New York Star’s most absent employee?
How well can one weekly column pay?
Who can afford so many pairs of designer shoes when writing one column per week?
Why is he called Mr Big?
For real, it is NEVER explained why Carrie and friends refer to him as Mr Big. Is it a euphemism? Plus, she never uses his first name when talking to him. Did it take them six seasons to come up with a name that suited him? Because that big reveal was anticlimactic AF.
Wow, un-PC alert.
There are a few moments that wouldn’t fly in today’s climate of social progress. For example, Miranda saying “It’s like the Special Olympics of conception” when she falls pregnant to Steve. We get it, you’re amazed to be pregnant, but TV writers today would not put that in a script.
Fashion dates, y’all.
The four leading ladies are often heralded as style icons, but as a fashionista watching the show in 2017, it’s hard not to gaze in horror at some of their ensembles. There are some seriously dated looks, particularly in the earlier seasons – square-toed kitten heels, anyone? The costumers did well most of the time, but the noughties were not a good time for fashion.
Fashion statement, or major faux pas?
Sure, the show plays out a lot of our wildest fashion dreams, and Carrie often rocks looks we drool over. But sometimes bold is taken too far, such as when she wears a satin Vivienne Westwood skirt with a fluffy white bustle. Girlfriend looks like she sat in whipped cream.
The infamous “naked dress” is *praise hands emoji*
With the slip dress well and truly back on the style scene, Carrie’s “naked dress” from her photoshoot in season one is serious #goals.
Is Carrie a glutton for punishment or what?
Mr Big repeatedly shows Carrie that she is not a priority in his life, and she keeps coming back for more! First you’re infuriated, and then you realise it’s the behaviour of a lot of women who are blinded by love, or don’t believe they deserve better.
Where are they meeting all these men?
Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda are constantly going on dates, often to hilarious or outrageous results, such as getting dumped via Post-It note (I have not recovered). But in a pre-Tinder era, how did the girls meet so many men to date?
Why did I not get on this bandwagon sooner?
Through all the heartbreaks, heels and brunches, I began to feel like the four women were my soulmates too, and I wondered why it took me so long to convert to the glory of Sex and the City.
Hanna Sloan is studying a Creative and Professional Writing degree at QUT. She grew up wanting to be either a writer or a professional dancer, or both. Nothing has changed. She is passionate about performance, fashion, and social progress, and is a confirmed #NastyWoman. Hanna is the proud curator of a shoe collection surpassing sixty pairs, and always thought Andie Anderson in 'How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days' was crazy for not wanting to write about shoes for a living. In her spare time Hanna can be found devouring a book or magazine, watching 'Friends' or asking her parents for Snapchats of the family’s two beagles.