Sunday, June 6, 2010

Cheating on fashion with furniture


It would not be a stretch to surmise that when Carrie announces that she's "been cheating on fashion with furniture" in Sex and the City 2, the passion for the show was re-ignited in fans across the globe. Characters and viewers alike have aged a few years since the final season and the first movie, and in some of us our yearnings have moved from fashion designs to interior ones. When compared to the show's four stars, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte, it could be argued that most of us never were fashionable. The volume of designer fashion seen hanging from their limbs is, and always has been, out of reach for the majority. Indulging in fantasy is all part of the appeal though, and the interiors in SATC2 are similarly gratifying. Some may still ogle at the fashion, but I admit my eyes were eating up the interiors, particularly the New York apartments. Any scene in Carrie and Big's bedroom is a blur in my memory and I was enamoured with the striking bed head (pictured below).


This is Velvet Gate Tuxedo fabric from Kravet. Loving.

The movie also provided enough wallpaper to satisfy my penchant for beautiful and unique designs running across interior walls. There were birds on walls and even on cushions (you can just see a glimpse of the Paul Smith Birdie Blossom cushion in the first photo of this post). And how's this for a chandelier? I think the wallpaper in the background is the one with birds.



Whatever the critics are saying about the latest instalment of this cult show, it holds visual appeal in buckets and the feel good factor by the handbag-full. At times the comedy goes so far that the movie could be taken as a parody of the series, but I guess that was their technique for making it into a show for the big screen. If this element holds no appeal, just use these moments to feast your eyes on something in the background and wait for the more poignant scenes. One that sticks with me is when Miranda finally gets perfectionist Charlotte to admit that being a mother is really hard. Finally, the facade falls.

Charles Whyte was a guest of the lovely Anna Tee (aka my cycling idol) at a very special SATC2 preview screening. It was an evening of entertainment and surprises, so much so that we declared ourselves to be like two kids in a candy shop! Endless thanks to Karen Gee for enabling it all.

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