This Is the *One* Outfit Sarah Jessica Parker Regrets Wearing
Sure, Sarah Jessica Parker just added the perfect LBD to her SJP fashion line, but back in the day, she wore a LOT of crazy: particularly for her role as Carrie Bradshaw on the (possibly reprised?) Sex and the City. And yet, if there’s one outfit this fashion daredevil regrets over the years, it’s a… black dress? Let us explain.
When Sarah was tying the knot with hubby Matthew Broderick back in 1997, she decided to take a MAJOR fashion risk: one that makes going down the long-sleeved or dip-dyed route seem like the least daring thing a bride could do. She wore (gasp!) a black bridal gown.
So why isn’t the 51-year-old actress proud of her bold statement? Weeeeeeell, while chatting with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, she revealed that it wasn’t exactly planned that way.
After Andy posed a fan question about the star’s “badass” dress choice, Sarah was quick to jump in and humbly reveal the truth behind her unconventional frock: “Oh, I wish it was because I was badass! I just was too embarrassed to spend any time looking for a wedding dress. (Time out — WHAT? She literally could have had any designer in the world send her a dress, she didn’t even need to look! We so feel like Anthony during that part in SATC 2 where she shows him the suit dress RN.) “There was a store that I liked that I knew, and I just went and got whatever they had hanging.”
— Danielle Pasternak (@dpnak) February 21, 2016
While Andy voiced his approval of the daring decision, declaring, “I love it!”, SJP left no doubt about her feelings toward it when she concluded: “No, I would do it differently.”
Well, one thing’s for sure: At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter WHAT she wore to her nuptials, because she and hubby Matthew have had one of the best relationships in Hollywood, and really, that’s all that matters!
Would you ever consider wearing a black wedding dress? Tweet us @BritandCo.
(h/t ET, photo via Brad Barket/Getty)
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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