SJP’s Shoe Collection Will Make You Miss Sex and the City
Carrie Bradshaw may have just been a character Sarah Jessica Parker played on Sex and the City for a while, but the obsession with shoes? Well, that rings true for both the character and actress alike. No stranger to the footwear industry, SJP has already created a line with both, O Magazine, and Nordstrom, but now she has progressed to a new line all her own.
Simply titled “SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker” the line – which naturally consists mostly of sky-high stilettos – has been available at Neiman Marcus for a few months already, but has only just launched on Zappos Couture. Harvey Nichols and Bloomingdale’s in Dubai are said to be up next.
As far as what you can expect to see in the line, just imagine all of Carrie’s most colorful heels. You’ll find a few pairs in subdued colors like black and nude, but the collection’s backbone is all about super vibrant pops of color. “We wanted to rethink what might be considered a neutral,” Parker says in a video discussing her collection. “We want purple to be the new black. We want gray to be the new black. We want women to be really brazen about using color because I think women are always looking for that little thing to set them apart.”
As you may have guessed from the selected assortment of retailers, while they’re totally beautiful, these kicks definitely aren’t the cheapest on the block. The least expensive shoe is a simple black flat that comes in at $285, whereas the most expensive goes to a pair of leather, lace-up booties retailing for $485. It might be half your rent, but hey, you can’t put a price cap on looking like Carrie Bradshaw, can you?
What style is your favorite from SJP’s collection? Talk to us in the comments below.
(h/t + images via WWD + Jochy Fersobe)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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