Sunday, September 18, 2011

There's an App for That

Let's face it, many of the films we often go to are for the fashions, the location, a favorite actor or to escape reality for 120 plus minutes (and make that 145 minutes if you catch the previews). I have always enjoyed Greg Kinnear's work, would watch Pierce Brosnan eat a bowl of cereal, and can't wait to see what Sarah Jessica Parker will wear next so of course I caught I Don't Know How She Does It (Weinstein Company) over the weekend. 

Based on Allison Pearson's best selling book, Sarah Jessica Parker plays Kate Reddy, a high powered Boston investment manager who balances work and career with her architect husband (Greg Kinnear) and two children. She pitches a proposal to the head honcho of the New York office (Pierce Brosnan) and of course drama ensues until Reddy figures out the formula for working motherhood.

Dressing Kate as a career woman and mommy (and an actress who audiences recognize as the fashion obsessed Carrie Bradshaw) fell to costume designer Renee Erhrlich Kalfus. "Sarah Jessica knows that the right costumes will inform the character," she notes. "Kate's a mom and a very distracted dresser. Clothes aren't her first priority, so she has things that she kind of grabs and will throw together. At the same time, she gravitates towards feminine pieces that will work in a corporate environment." The character's wardrobe also needed to appear 100 percent off the rack.

Recognizing audiences will no doubt want to copy SJP's looks in the film, the studio created an Iphone/Ipad app where you can get some of the "inspired by" looks via the online shopping site Hautelook. I also curated a few luxury and moderately priced items from a few of my favorite looks and trust me, you will want to go coat shopping after this movie....

And is it me or do we all need another phone just for the apps? I am waiting for one to scramble my morning eggs, clean the litter box and solve the world's's just a matter of time. Until then, happy shopping and see you in the popcorn line at the local cineplex.

Lurex Striped Drape Sweater at The Loft 69.50
Pierce Brosnan and Sarah Jessica Parker and a great handbag
Mulberry Alexa bag in patent 1200.00

or you might choose the Chelsea Flagship Leather Satchel by Coach 798.00
SJP with Mad Men's Christina Hendricks

Michael Kors Hamilton Large Black Tote 348.00

Kingwater Camel Belted Cashmere Coat by Burberry on Shopstyle 1605.

Diane Von Furstenberg Acanthi Blouse on Bluefly 147.00

And any of the bow tie blouses at Tory Burch would be perfect for the office.
Shown here is the Waverly Blouse at Tory Burch 425.

Burberry Brit Long Sleeve Jacket 895.00

Calvin Klein Double Breasted Trench at Nordstrom 168.00

Olivia Munn stars as Kate Reddy's ever so serious assistant

Louis Vuitton Alma Bag Epi 

Burberry London Double Breasted Skirted Coat at Saks 1395.00

Irina Platform pump by Pour La Victoire at Jildor 250.00

I do not recall seeing this dress in the film but love the emerald color --
Brunettes need not apply as unfortunately it's only a color
 for blondes and redheads but looks great on Kate below!

Diane Von Furstenberg Maja dress in Lawn color 398.
This was also a favorite of Kate Middleton as she wore it on the royal couple's recent trip to Los Angeles

Would love to locate this blouse!

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Photo Credits: Craig Blankenhorn/Weinstein Company