Get Car­rie-d away

Sex And The City 2: The Sto­ries is pub­lished by Head­line, priced £20.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Fashion -

DIG out your cock­tail shaker and best heels and get into Cos­mopoli­tan and Manolo Blah­nik mode. Car­rie and co are back and their wardrobes are more fab­u­lous than ever.

With film­ing split be­tween Morocco and the Big Ap­ple, Sex And The City fashion fans are in for a dou­ble treat of con­trast­ing styles, with New York city chic along­side ex­otic East­ern vacation glam­our.

The fash­ion­able four don’t let a thing like the desert get in the way of dress­ing to the nines... Sand dunes, camels and the sear­ing heat are no ob­sta­cle for style-con­scious Car­rie, Sa­man­tha, Mi­randa and Char­lotte, who make their Mid­dle East en­trance in de­signer dresses and bling - and even stomp through the sand in tee­ter­ing heels.

In new Head­line book, Sex And The City 2: The Sto­ries, stylist Pa­tri­cia Field ex­plains: “I had a lot of fun with this movie be­cause it took us away on a magic vacation.

“We saw what was go­ing to be our back­drop, and I was able to weave it into my fan­tasy of four girls from New York go­ing over there in high style.”

You don’t need a Mr Big bud­get to bag the four girls de­signer looks, which fea­tured la­bels like Hal­ston (and lots of it), Chris­tian Dior, Roberto Cavalli - and not for­get­ting Car­rie’s shoe racks lined with Mano­los and Louboutins ga­lore.

Hit the high street for these SATC2 copy­cat finds and you’ll have a closet to ri­val Car­rie, Sa­man­tha, Char­lotte or Mi­randa in no time.

CAR­RIE CRE­ATIVE

Mar­ried life as Mrs Big hasn’t toned down Car­rie’s trade­mark kook­i­ness. She takes to the desert in metal­lic tur­bans and punc­tu­ates block colour dresses with sparkling jew­ellery and clash­ing sky-high heels. Ex­pect a nod to the past when Car­rie’s iconic John Gal­liano for Dior newsprint dress gets a re-run 10 years on.

AC­TRESS SARAH JES­SICA PARKER SAYS: “There was a huge amount of beau­ti­ful dresses from the Hal­ston ar­chive that were long and sim­ple, and they per­fectly suited this very cin­e­matic, very ex­otic, very colour­ful back­drop.”

GET THE LOOK: Ce Me London white Car­rie dress, pic­tured right, £48; ; For­ever Unique Leo newsprint dress, £130; Monsoon Par­adise maxi dress, £200; Kendi Jewlz gold Clover neck­lace, £30.

CHAR­LOTTE CHIC

SA­MAN­THA SEXY

What else could you ex­pect from Sa­man­tha but sex­pot chic? The sin­gle­ton makes her style im­pact in uber-bright colours and slinky sil­hou­ettes to catch po­ten­tial suit­ors eyes. And whether par-ty­ing with the girls or sun­bathing, she piles on the glitz with shim­mer­ing metallics and state­ment em­bel­lished pieces.

AC­TRESS KIM CAT­TRALL SAYS: “The cos­tumes are so colour­ful and over the top. But this time, there are fewer huge, chunky ear­rings and rings for Sa­man­tha.”

GET THE LOOK: French Con­nec­tion Sa­mara cut-out black dress, pic­tured right, £95; Fever Cal­i­for­nia blue maxi dress, £66.99; Jaeger London gold se­quin harem trousers, £299; L’una An­i­mal Print dome ring, £88.25 at QVC (as worn by Sa­man­tha in film).

The Park Av­enue Princess is all set to give us a les­son in quin­tes­sen­tial prim-and-proper style. An­tic­i­pate la­dy­like shifts, prom dresses and colour co­or­di­nat­ing to the max. Her desert vacation suit­case is packed with wide-brimmed hats, floaty scarves and glam­orous prints.

AC­TRESS KRISTIN DAVIS SAYS: “I love Char­lotte’s taste be­cause it’s a lit­tle more con­ser­va­tive. I wear a Dior suit at the be­gin­ning of the movie - per­fectly Char­lotte and per­fectly won­der­ful.”

GET THE LOOK: Holly Wil­loughby pink but­ton blouse, pic­tured right, £15 at Very; ; ASOS Ponti-Roma tai­lored pen­cil skirt, £28; French Con­nec­tion Gabriella frill waist dress, £120; River Is­land peep-toe plat­forms, £59.99.

MI­RANDA MODE

She’s still the ca­reer woman with a wardrobe that means busi­ness. No harsh tailor­ing for Mi­randa; she sticks to draped shifts nipped in at the waist and teamed with neu­tral ac­ces­sories. She turns up the glam­our on vacation in punchy print maxi dresses and bold state­ment jew­ellery.

AC­TRESS CYN­THIA NIXON SAYS: “Mi­randa has the money for the hair­cut and the clothes and the shoes and the bag, and I think you can see it on her.”

GET THE LOOK: Ted Baker Chil stripe print maxi dress, pic­tured right, £199; ASOS mus­tard tie waist dress, £45; Windsmoor cream linen jacket, £119 at Deben­hams; Evans tan stud­ded waist belt, £12.

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