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Sarah Jessica Parker Shoe Collection

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Sarah Jessica Parker Shoe Collection inspiration probably comes from Carrie’s enthusiastic appreciation for high-end footwear, especially Manolo Blahnik. The style icon is designing her collection of shoes SJP, handbags and trench coats in association with George Malkemus, president of Manolo Blahnik USA and exclusive for Nordstrom.

On her own words: “I recall being a younger girl in New York City, arriving in 1978, say, and looking around, as many young girls do, at women who were older and more sophisticated. They seemed to be cosmopolitan; they seemed to have an air about them I was convinced I did not have but seemed possible to acquire after time spent in this sophisticated urban city.”

“George remembers that time very well. He, too, had come to New York around then, was a bit older and started working in the shoe business. Neither George nor I really sketch, at least not well enough to create a tech package to go to Italy. But we certainly had the foundation we needed to tell our story to Ricardo, who is crafting our shoes in Tuscany.”

“We had to figure out what the SJP heel was. I had an idea about doing not a kitten heel but a lesser high heel—what in the ’80s they might have called a “court shoe” or a “court heel.” Heels can change, even for a long-standing designer. Manolo recently changed his heel and it’s interesting to see. It’s like the wand of a mascara.”

Not sure how to pair the fabulous shoes from her collection? Look for some inspiration below:

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