From the Intern desk…A SATC2 night at The Bata Shoe Museum
By Christine Lau When my editor told me I was going to a
Sex and the City 2 exhibit at The Bata Shoe Museum, I thought
O-M-G. That’s fabulous! The fab four (and their gubbies) had been there through so many of my life’s crucial moments – break-ups, make-ups and the search for my own Mr. Big – how could I not show respect to the inventor of the Manolo Blahnik gift registry? If NYC is the fifth character of SATC, then fashion is 4.5. There was no better place to showcase this last night than at Toronto’s very own shoe shrine. Amidst cocktails and well-heeled media, I admired memorable outfits from the movie. My fave: the Miley Cyrus dress (‘nuf said).
Dress: Matthew Williamson, Belt: David Samuel Menkes, Boots: Dolce Vita, Gloves: Gloves Online.
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Liza Minnelli’s sequined shirt from her fierce rendition of "Single Ladies" (thank gawd for hot pants). Shirt and hot pants: David Dalrymple, Shoes: Blondie.
The sheer tank tops that Erin, the nanny, bounced around in braless. Tanks: Proenza Schouler (top) and J.Crew (underneath), Jeans: DK, Shoes: Banana Republic. Four very special pairs of shoes were also on display. They were the museum’s "Curator’s Pick" for the girls and each gave Abu Dhabi a run for its decadence.
For Carrie: gold mary janes by Christian Louboutin that had been inspired by 1920s evening shoes at The Bata Shoe Museum.
For Miranda: black menswear-inspired heels by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
For Samantha: feather-embellished stilettos by Canadian designer Patrick Cox, so she can embrace her "animal nature".
For Charlotte: gold mules by Manolo Blahnik to reflect her conservative personality with a bit of "sparkle". After the oogling was done, we got down to business. The event celebrated the upcoming release of
Sex and the City 2 on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 26. We got a sneak-peek at some of the special features: perched on a bright pink armchair, Michael Patrick King tells Sarah Jessica Parker how he had to tweak the camera to get her entire Dior/purple skirt ensemble to fit into the frame. I’m dying to see the rest – the Blu-ray combo pack has extra tidbits on Patricia Field, Alicia Keys, Liza Minnelli and the absofuckinglutely hot men of SATC (hello Dick Spurt aka Lawrence of…). There will even be different limited time purchase bonuses at each store. I’m pining for the pink NYC Zagat guide at HMV and the extra bonus disc exclusively at Future Shop. A fashion show by Browns Shoes wrapped up the evening. Models strutted down the mezzanine stairs clad in white dresses by Halston Heritage à la Carrie. To a soundtrack of “Empire State of Mind” and “Single Ladies”, they showed off Fall 2010 shoes by Manolo Blahnik and Cesare Paciotti.
On my way out, I passed by an electronic quiz that read “Which Sex and the City character are you?” I couldn’t help but wonder. So I answered questions like how long should I wait to get married (from when I meet Mr. Right to forever) and what I think if someone tells me they’re a stay-at-home-mom (from why would anyone want to do that to is that a new role-play game?). Turns out, I’m Miranda. As I strolled home in my uncomfortable, yet fabulous, new boots, I thought that maybe I do walk in Miranda’s shoes. After all, she was the one who declared, “You can take me out of Manhattan but you can’t take me out of my shoes.”