Headpieces to Challenge SJP

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Sarah Jessica Parker was a style inspiration long before the days of Carrie Bradshaw, so it’s not surprising the iconic style lives on long after Sex and the City came to an end.

By Jemma Walker

With rumours of a third Sex and the City buzzing from New York to the Middle East, we’re celebrating some of the actress’ daring headpieces that have made her the belle of ball – after all she’s so much more than just shoes. From her unforgettable Met Gala looks to movie premieres, we’re helping you invest in a little of SJP’s timeless style. 

The queen of eye-catching accessories the award-winning actress taught us that incorporating a vintage jewelled hairpiece into an oversize up-do can instantly transform your look. Nestled within your wind-swept locks, the soft-shaded crystals add elegance to effortlessness – an iconic mixture SJP adopts so easily with a highlighted complexion and smoky eye. 

1. SJP at the Australian Races | 2. Erickson Beamon | 3. Joan Swarovski

Cast your thoughts back to the ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ Met Gala 2013, when the punk-themed event challenged attendees to swap their feminine gowns for something a little darker. As always, the style icon embraced the challenge, adorning an impressive Mohawk headdress alongside her thigh-high Christian Louboutin chequered boots and Giles Deacon gown. Although the towering bristles are a little unwearable there’s no reason you can’t invest in a Dolce and Gabbana crown to recreate the bold drama.

1. SJP at the Met Gala 2013 | 2. Dolce & Gabbana

A black couture gown designed by the late Alexander McQueen and an embellished Philip Treacy headpiece was always going to be an enviably genius mix, however the sheer size of this particular design dominated the red carpet at the Sex and the City 2 UK premiere. We’ve found some of the brand’s current designs – you might have to downsize – but team with a dark smoky eye or a bright swipe of lipstick and you’ll be awash with SJP confidence. 

All headpieces by Philip Treacy

In Sex and the City 2, Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha head to Abu Dhabi where a plethora of prints, unique gowns and silky designs embrace Middle Eastern trends. One look that triggered an everlasting summertime trend was the protagonist’s printed turban teamed with loose waves. Whether you prefer a bright summer-inspired print or a classic black, silky design – you don’t need jewels for lashings of luxury.

1. SJP in Sex and the City 2 | 2. Jennifer Behr Silk Turban | 3. Missoni Turban