Sarah Jessica Parker is probably most well known for being a fashion industry favorite and for her incredible portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw in modern classic Sex and the City. Carrie was known for her spunky personality, and oh yeah, her love of Manolo Blahniks. Now, Sarah Jessica Parker's favorite Sex and The City shoe moment from the series has been revealed over at Harper's Bazaar.
The moment in question is definitely an iconic scene. If you're a Sex and the City fan, then you probably remember the scene where Carrie enters the Vogue closet and proceeds to basically fan girl. It's this moment that she spots the "urban shoe myth" that are the Manolo Blahnik Mary Janes. It's a scene I remember, and it clearly left a mark on Parker.
When speaking with Harper's Bazaar about her most memorable shoe moment as Carrie, Parker explains, "I think the one that people remember, love and talk about a lot is the moment she sees the Manolo Mary Janes in the Vogue closet and says, 'Oh my God, I thought this was an urban myth." I think that was a very funny and clever way of talking about something that is to some, a silly sort of infatuation." I love the moment when a frantic Carrie insists that even if the heels don't fit, she'll wear them anywhere. It's a perfect example of who Carrie was — determined and unashamed of what she loved. At the end of the day, she was just a woman who loved a good shoe.
In the interview, Parker goes on to explain that the moment isn't just a funny scene for viewers or a true Carrie moment. Instead, she attributes the scene's popularity to the writers. She says, "But it gives it some kind of smarts. That's great writing and the fact that that great shoe existed."
It is a truly great shoe, but let's be honest with ourselves, not everyone — and by that, I mean most people — can't afford to purchase a pair of Manolo Mary Janes. Don't worry though. There are plenty of gorgeous shoes out there for the woman with a budget and a love for great footwear.
Calvin Klein 'Genavee' Pointy Toe Pump
While not quite as shiny as the Manolo, this Calvin Klein shoe is equally as chic and a fraction of the price.
Shoe Had Me At Hello Heel In Noir
If retro is your thing, there are few sites better than Modcloth. This retro style Mary Jane is perfect for the Old Hollywood loving fashionista.
Jessica Simpson 'Raelyn' Mary Jane Pump
How about changing things up and going for a nude? It's a great neutral to have as a staple in your wardrobe, but if you're still loving the classic black, this shoes offers it as well.
Nine West Gushing Mary Jane Pump
How cute is the bow on this shoe? While it's not the traditional ornate piece of the classic Manolo, it's a super fun detail.
Collection Calf Hair Mary Janes
Manolo Blahkni himself has said that flats can be chic, so I think he's approve of an incredible, colorful flat from J.Crew.
Louise Et Cie 'Ione' Mary Jane Pump
How incredible is this textured Mary Jane? It's the perfect business shoe for the professional woman.
Kate Spade 'Nilda' Pump
In the search for the perfect Manolo Blahnik dupe, I think this Kate Spade pump has won.
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