Sarah Jessica Parker for Vogue
A sand-blasted and airbrushed SJP has the distinct privilege of being the face for “THE AGE ISSUE” of Vogue. We’re sure she loved having that plastered in all-caps to the right of her head.
Sarah Jessica Parker featured in the August 2011 issue of Vogue photographed by Mario Testino.
On her daily routine: “it’s a pretty simple setup,” she says of the domestic situation she shares with her husband, Matthew Broderick. There’s a nanny for their toddler twins, Loretta and Tabitha, and someone else to help with the logistics of eight-year-old James Wilkie’s schedule. “We don’t have any live-in help. We’re pretty hands-on parents. That’s something that’s important to both of us, and we don’t shirk it, because what’s the point in having a family if you’re not going to really participate in it, you know?”
On her Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw: “Bradshaw’s life is nothing—nothing—like mine,” she says. “I loved playing her, and it changed my life in lots of wonderful ways, but I’m not a crazy shoe lady, I don’t think about fashion all day long, although I have a great respect for the industry.
On wearing designer clothes: “I love the opportunity to wear something really special and go to a wonderful event at some great cultural institution,” she says. “Not to sound too Pollyanna about it, but I really didn’t imagine when I was a little girl that I would be there to see it all myself.”
She gets a lot of shit from people (and to be fair, she should personally apologize to everyone who bought a ticket to SATC2), but we like what she’s doing here. A lot of actresses in their mid-40s stupidly try to hold on tight to the kinds of roles that are going to women half their age, but Sarah’s really been flogging the “glamorous mom” image lately, and considering she’s got that “I Don’t Know How She Does It” movie coming out, in which she plays a – you guessed it – mom, this spread fits perfectly within the new image she’s trying to project. Face it: if she kept trying to do Carrie Bradshaw roles, she’d be vilified. She’s being smart here in a way a lot of her cohorts aren’t.
It helps that the gal can work the shit out of these clothes. The editorial is cute and she looks great.
[Photo Credit: Mario Testino for vogue.com, elle.com]