Well, in my opinion, Sex and the City have always been all about relationships and fashion. By fashion, I mean labels and over the top expensive outfits. I can remember many episodes where Carrie would be broke because of her compulsive shopping habits. At the end, of course, everything turned out fine and she ended up living in “real estate heaven” on Manhattan. But in real life that might not be the case. The truth is that I will be making fair money in NYC and there is no way I could afford rent, all those amazing shoes and all the spending they do on nightlife. It is not real. So I wouldn’t worry about the production spending that amount of money (well, many non-profit foundations would probably made far better use of that money) but rather in the physiological damage to those who can’t afford to look like the girls. When you give it deep thought, it is sending a wrong message. People can get obsessed with labels and accept nothing else, leading to depression or bankruptcy.
In the other hand, I like to think of it as an escape or as inspiration. Like when you read a book. You know that those adventures or those romantic stories would probably never happen to you but you still read them. You read them for a moment out of your own world and in to another one’s world. It’s fun and also I think is the philosophy of blogging all together, getting another one’s point of view.
As long as you don’t get obsessed with excessive spending on fashion, you should be fine enjoying the movie. Use it as an inspiration and try to find similar looks at more budget friendly stores. Creating fashion is not buying expensive labels. Besides labels always go out of fashion but a true sense of style doesn't.
What is your take on SATC $10 Million Wardrobe in time of economic downturn?
(ps: The Chanel Cruise 2011 collection is rocking my world! Below a preview with my favorite pieces…)