Sarah Jessica Parker for Vogue

Posted on July 13, 2011

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.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Collection

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.”

Bottega Veneta Fall 2011 Collection

Chanel Resort 2012 Collection

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 Collection

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Collection

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 Collection

Michael Kors Coat and Dress

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]

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  • Terence Ng

    Thumbs up!

  • Anonymous

    Love it. Love that she’s actually acting her age and not pulling desperate J Lo type stunts to prove she’s still hot. Women can be other things beside hot and still have people appreciate them. Thank god some people still realize that. 

  • Anne Cahalan

    Man, that Bottega Venata dress is everywhere…

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Wonder if she looked at Hermione at the Harry Potter premiere and rolled her eyes, knowing she herself wore it first and better. :) 

    • Anonymous

      No kidding! I’m tired of it already. 

      • Anonymous

        Me, too.  I’m bored with it.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

          It’s an ugly dress: steampunk welding two unalike things together.

          Which is why Sarah looks so fetching when we can only see the beautiful skirt.

          It’s also much more suitable for a beautifully fit woman of 40, looked like Hermione had done some steampunk welding on htwo of her momm’s dresses.

        • Anonymous

          Frankly, Charles James did dresses like that 60 plus years ago and did them better.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      It needs to go away, too.  However, it did look better photographed here (I suppose it’s because I couldn’t see the top of the skirt as much in this spread).

      I’m not a big SJP fan, but I do love this.

    • lilibetp

      Yeah, and I was tired of it the second time I saw it.

    • Anonymous

      i hate that dress so much. it’s going to be in every major editorial this season isn’t it, like that awful white lacey super short d&g  dress last season. as others have said it at least looked ok here cause sjp knew how to wear it plus you can’t really see the ugly parts.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IBZRYDVWP3ACKPBOUIHXRMB5E Falls

      Yeah third appearance this week alone on TLO- I keep thinking the top came undone.  I don’t get it.

    • Anonymous

      Honestly.  How  many more times do we have to see it?  

    • http://twitter.com/capt_shiny Mags

      I was just thinking that. 

  • Anonymous

    Love this!  The photo with her and Matthew is gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    Love it & how fun.  i agree the photo of her & matthew is quiet fab!

  • Anonymous

    It looks like she needs a housekeeper in addition to the nanny. I don’t particularly like any of these clothes but the spread is cute.

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    The Oscar de la Renta dress is FABULOUS! And that Bottega Veneta dress has been getting a lot of play this week, huh?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, that was my favorite piece in the Oscar de la Renta resort collection, I’m glad to see it appreciated elsewhere!

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic spread SJP looks so chic and glamorous.

  • Anonymous

    That effing Bottega Veneta dress is making the rounds like a…you fill, in it’s too damn hot. 

  • http://twitter.com/reina_sabah Sabah Ibrahim

    Matthew still looks really good. I love the shot of the two of them at the window.

  • Anonymous

    I still hate that Bottega Venetta dress but if it were made for anyone to wear, that person would be SJP. These pictures are fun, fab, and fierce all at once. She should have that picture of her and Matthew Broderick in front of the window framed.

  • Anonymous

    That Bottega Veneta dress is really making the rounds. I love it, she looks fabulous and the kids are adorable.

  • Anonymous

    The pictures are awesome, and I imagine she must be a pretty terrific mom, but the absurdity of her stating how hands-on she is with the revelation that she has someone who helps with the logistics of her eight-year-old’s schedule just seems a little ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      I totally laughed out loud at that one too.  In my work, I deal with quite weallthy Mothers who regularly say the most absurd things to justify a spoiled, indulgent exsitence.  My favorite clients ar ethe ones who just say it out right “I’m incredibly lucky, I have a spoiled life”.  I can respect that.

    • Anonymous

      Right?  Two nannies for three kids.  They’re “pretty” hands-on.

  • Maria McGarry

    It’s a really simple set up — four adults for 3 children.  I guess I’m glad they don’t have a separate nanny for each one.  Good for her otherwise moving on, and yes, she does look great.

    • http://phdoula.blogspot.com Rebecca

      Ha, I thought the same thing! “Just a nanny for the twins and another one for our son. No biggie!” Not to say that all parents couldn’t use the same help, but she makes it sound so normal…you’re right though, it would be more typical of her income level to have a nanny for each child.

      LOVE LOVE LOVE the Oscar de la Renta dress, in part because the photo is so beautiful.

      • Anonymous

        And at her income level with twins the age of hers, it’d be more typical to have live-in help. I know a number of well-to-do families whose income is nothing, nada, styrofoam peanuts compared to hers, who had live in help almost until the kids were ready to go to montessori pre-school at age 3 or 4. And while in most of those families (as in SJP’s) both parents have careers, there are/were some in which the mom was staying at home.

    • Anonymous

       A nanny AND “someone else to help with the
      logistics” for AN EIGHT YEAR OLD.    So sick of Celebrities who feel free to opine on all things political, tell others how to live their lives, while not acknowledging how different their lives are than “normal” people.     (I am not saying that SHE is telling people how to live, vote, etc – I don’t know – but the deluded answers are bad enough.)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

        What’s deluded about it?  She was asked a question and she answered it.  Do YOU take into consideration some person living on the street with no home and clutching a whiskey bottle everytime you utter a word about your own life?  Why should Sarah Jessica Parker have to take into account what other people do or don’t do with their lives?  Why should you for that matter?
        Also, the interview was in Vogue magazine.  Honey, the people reading that magazine DO relate to her life. 

        • Anonymous

          Krab is right.  

          I explicitly wrote that she may not be one of the preach-y celebs.  HOWEVER,  she did come off as delusional when trying to sound at bit delusional throughout that answer.  Trying to act like you are a typical HAND ON parent – and NO live-in “help” (servants?), yet with a nanny AND basically a social secretary for an EIGHT y.o.  ugh

    • Anonymous

      To be fair, high profile celebrity actors live very complicated lives, with very odd (and long) working hours plus considerable amounts of travel. Plus, celebrity’s kids face constant scrutiny and security concerns. If I was a celebrity with a 7 figure income and kids, I’d have help as well.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

    I love the interior spread (even if the big toothy grin looks weird in that Rock Band photo), but wow, they really did a Photoshop number on her hands on the cover.

    She looks absolutely stunning though.  Take note, celebrities!  This is how one ages gracefully AND sexily.

  • Anonymous

    Are those her kids, or simply “anonymous adorable kiddos?”

    • Julie Woodson

      They’re hers! If you look closely, you can see their resemblance to Broderick. (In the photo with three boys playing instruments, her son James Wilkie is the one closest to her.) 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    For once I have to agree.  She looks fabulous, and makes the gorgeous clothe look even better!  However, she was definitely air brushed for this.  And for that, she should be “blasted”.  Pun intended.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    SJP on the cover of vogue — again!  Do think the editorial looks cute and love MB.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE her in that yellow Chanel suit! Yes, the Bottega Veneta dress is overused…like that white short frilly dress (was it Prada?) a few months back.

    Also, I’m not one to pretend to know  or speculate on what goes on in the personal lives of famous people, but the phrase “the domestic situation she shares with her husband, Matthew Broderick” really gave me pause. That’s gonna set some tongues wagging.

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      Wow, you’re right:  what a weird way to phrase “my husband and kids.”

    • Anonymous

      They very publicly seperated their living situation a couple of years ago.  She moved to a house with a yard in Brooklyn, he stayed in the residence in Manhattan.  It was a choice they made together, he loves the Manhattan lifestyle and she wanted a more neighborhood, homey feel.  They have said not a rift in the marriage, just an arrangment that works for them.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      It was written by a writer for Vogue.  That didn’t come out of her mouth.  LOL 
      They could have worded it, “her home life with her husband….” or “the apartment she shares with…..” or “the domestic situation SHE shares with her husband….”  
      It is a typical Vogue style of writing.  Besides, if they are separated or divorced or whatever, are they the first in the history of forever to be so?  Who cares? 

      • Anonymous

        I hear ya. I know it didn’t come out of her mouth, but it was a curious way of putting things. I have worked as a magazine editor & writer for many years, so these things tend to jump out at me. The wording of that sentence invites much conjecture. For example, I had no idea SJP & Broderick were separated (as tomstl notes below). I think they (SJP & Vogue) were trying to accurately depict the couple’s living arrangements without going into it in depth, which leaves a bit of a mess.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    “We’re pretty hands-on parents”… you need a nanny and a personal assistant to manage “the logistics” of an 8 year old, and that’s hands-on?!?  And what kind of “logistics” are involved in raising an 8 year old?  I have a 7 year old, 2 younger kids — 1 of whom is an infant — and a good chunk of the time I have my nephew as well, while working and going to school full-time, and I’ve never needed someone to handle “logistics”!

    • Anonymous

      Glad I wasn’t the only one that noticed that comment.  Hands on with personal assistants.  Really??  I couldn’t appreciate any of the photos after reading that.  Whatever, SJP.  

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      That was my first reaction, but I did try to think about it – actors don’t always have a set 9-5 schedule. Maybe logistics could be someone who handles making sure James has that ride to karate or whatever after school? Logistics, to me, sort of sounded like packing the lunch, or scheduling doctor’s appointments, rather than nannying/parenting.

      If you have two parents who may be filming at odd hours, they may still be hands-on interacting with their kids, but need help with the things like shopping, lunches, rides, etc. Then again, I’m not going to castigate any family with two working parents for having a nanny. Different strokes for different folks.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        I don’t care if she has a nanny or even 2 (which is my impression based on the description), but the way it was phrased made her sound like a spoiled moron.  “We’re very hands on — we give the help constant direction in how to raise our children” was how it read, rather than “We’re lucky to have help when we need it, but we like to make sure we’re involved as much as possible” which I suspect is what she meant.  Especially when it was described as the “logistics of 8 year old… schedule”  Most working mother’s don’t think of their kids’ needs as “logistics”.

        But that particular answer is a publicist’s worst nightmare, particularly in a recession!  If I were her, I’d be on the phone to Vogue screaming, because it was the writer’s phrasing that sucked, not SPJ’s. 

        • suzq

          I don’t know.  She’s employing two people during a tough economy (maybe a third to clean house and a fourth to drive around Manhattan….who knows?)  I say, yay!  I wish I had someone to handle the “logistics” of my kids.

          But since these folks are not live-in, there’s a time expiration to their assistance.  SJ and Matt take over on weekends and evenings.   You see them all the time with their kids.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

          LOL – why in the world would SJP give a fig about what some jealous woman out in the middle of nowhere thinks about the way she lives her life.  Give her a break.    She’s not superwoman.  If she needs her organising her life then that is her business.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      So, it’s good to know that YOUR life is the template for everyone else’s life then.  Why in the world do people look at their own lives and then cast aspersions (judgements) over others for the way they choose to live theirs?   Somehow, I don’t think your life is nearly as busy or full on as Sarah Jessica Parker’s.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    While I am pretty sure that at least some of them are her actual kids, i always wonder if they use their own homes in these sorts of editorials.  Anyone know?  I think that she looks terrific and comes across (to me) as pretty down to earth and nice,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    Yeah, she looks better than most of the models in these looks. Go girl, hope your new movie doesn’t blow!

  • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

    I still don’t like that Bottega Veneta dress.

    But the Chanel!  That length of skirt shouldn’t work on anyone, but it does.  (But what the hell are those things the model is wearing on her feet?  Thong boots?  Somebody was on crack.)

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      Super LOL on the “thong boots” description.

  • Anonymous

    I am tired of that BV dress. Any woman wearing the dress looks like she is in the middle of undressing. The bodice looks like a slip/undergarment, and one would think that the extra fabric around the hips is the upper portion of the dress.

    In all of the looks, SJP looks better than the models. That is not an easy thing to do if you are not a tall woman.

  • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

    I think I’m the only one who thinks it’s creepy to have children in mommy’s photo shoots.  It all just looks so preposterous:  thousands of dollars of clothes preciously set in a movie “house.”  Didn’t like it when Amber Valletta did it awhile back, don’t like J. Lo’s kids and the Gucci campaign, don’t like this.

    • Anonymous

      Speaking only about SJP (didn’t see the other campaigns), I don’t see
      what’s creepy about it. Over the years, I think the public has seen very
      few photos of her children.  These aren’t wide eyed closeups. Actually
      I’ve never seen pictures of the twins before, but then I don’t follow
      entertainment mags and tv shows, just TLo :-). One child I can think of who
      is vastly overexposed is Suri Cruise. Even
      without searching for her, she turns up every time I turn around. All
      these women you mentioned are wealthy. They do have thousands of dollars
      of clothing in their own closets.

      • MilaXX

        THIS. You see Suri and even Brad & Angelina’s kids way more than SJP’s.

      • MilaXX

        THIS. You see Suri and even Brad & Angelina’s kids way more than SJP’s.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          To be fair, Brad and Angelina’s kids you mostly see in candids (much as it pains me to defend the woman in any way!) taken by paparazzi.  Their only choice is to never leave the house with the kids or to deal with the photographers.  The same is somewhat true of Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise — in both cases, the parents make great copy, so the kids are photographed. 

          SPJ really doesn’t sell tabloids: she’s been married for a long time, there haven’t been a lot of scandals, etc. 

      • MilaXX

        THIS. You see Suri and even Brad & Angelina’s kids way more than SJP’s.

      • Anonymous

        Here the kids are props in the shoot, which is very different.

  • mcarlson

    I love that yellow suit on her.

    • Anonymous

      I like that suit too, but I don’t like it with those black pumps. I’d really have to see a roundup of other shoe colors to decide what might work best. 

  • Anonymous

    Very cute, all the way around.

    Two things I don’t understand (in no particular order):

    1) Why everyone who does her makeup insists on the heavy eyeliner.

    2) Why she gets so much shit from people. What’d she ever do to anybody (okay, besides SATC 2)? Do people resent it that in spite of not being a conventional Hollywood beauty she’s managed to have fabulous Hollywood career, or is it something else?

    • Julie Woodson

      Because she has the nerve to play sexy roles and not be flawlessly gorgeous. Some people are really offended by that kind of thing.

      I LOVE her in LA Story.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve never understood the SJP hate either, unless it is more of a response to Carrie Bradshaw (who could get on ones nerves, I suppose.)  In interviews, she’s always seemed just genuinely – nice.   Is nice a bad thing in Hollywood?  I get that vibe from Anne Hathaway, too.

    • Rand Ortega

      “Do people resent it that in spite of not being a conventional Hollywood beauty she’s managed to have fabulous Hollywood career–?” In a word, BB, yes.
      They also hate it that she has always refused to adhere to the negative tenets to have that career: Play roles that are detrimental to women, do nudity, have sex w/ a producer, director, actor…
      &, of course, they hate the fact that no matter how hard they try to get her down, despite the fact that she does get so much cruel, nasty shit from the press & haters like Seth McFarlane, she’s still a really nice, happy lady.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

        Well said and very good points.  Heaven forbid a woman who isn’t “conventially pretty” have any sort of love life or be happy or just be down to Earth. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

          conventionally* (not wearing my glasses)

    • Alisa Rivera

      One thing I really dislike about her is that as she gained more power on SATC as a producer, the more prominent Carrie became in relation to the other women. By the time the first movie rolled around, the other characters were nothing but a “go girl!” chorus to Carrie’s love life. One scene where Samantha literally spoon feeds Carrie was particularly egregious, given Kim Cattrall’s grievances on the series. It felt like that scene was put into the movie to humiliate her. 

  • Anonymous

    Celebs pimping out their children to change or enhance their image is creepy. 

    • Anonymous

      Or maybe she doesn’t have a facebook page.

  • Anonymous

    That Bottega dress is very popular isn’t it? And I love the Oscar de la Renta. And she needs to stick with makeup like this. The kind that makes her eyes stand out, not the kind (or lackthereof) that makes her eyes look almost nonexsistent like with her HP appearance

  • Wendy Dietzler

    Luh-HUUUUV the styling on the Proenza Schouler. Brilliant!

  • Anonymous

    This is gorgeous! But I’d say Matthew got more anti-aging treatment than she did. He looks like a 20-year-old in that window shot. Not that I’m complaining…

    • Julie Woodson

      I think he’s really cute, still.

  • MilaXX

    I’ve been a SJP fan since Square Pegs. I’m also probably the only SATC fan who hates Big. Anyhoo, love this shoot. My fav is the b/w pic. Both she & Mathew look great.

    • Anonymous

      I hate Big, as well. Love Square Pegs!

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      I hated Big so much. You’re not alone!

    • Anonymous

      I never figured out why she ends up with Big. I can’t stand him. 

    • Rand Ortega

      Yay! Square Pegs shoutout!
      RIP Johnny Slash aka Merritt Buttrick
      Love Big (sorry)
      Married mine, like CB.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      You’re not alone here.  Whilst I wouldn’t use the word “hate” I would say that I don’t care for his character at all.  He seems like a knob.

      • MilaXX

        Knob indeed. Every time I allow myself to get sucked into watching the repeats, I see how he treated her and honestly want to throw shoes at the tv.

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      It should’ve been Aiden, it really should’ve.

  • Anonymous

    She looks fantastic here! Everything is a WERQ!

  • Anonymous

    I read the article about SJP and her new role in I Don’t Know How She Does It. Who knew they were making a movie about my life! I demand my royalties! Well, I never had a nanny. But we did have the lice, and everything else. Millions of women would like to share in the royalties. I guess Kate Reddy just wrote the book that so many of us live and lived. I’m not too interested in reliving it through a comedy though.

    As far as Sarah herself, she sounds, well, real. Yes she has a nanny and kid’s assistant, but she has pulled herself up “by the bootstraps,” and created a marvelous career, and sounds as hands on as possible with her family, given her schedule. She probably does know what it’s like to be torn in many directions.

    FABULOUS coatdress on the cover. Want. But the outstanding picture is of her and Matthew at the window. The best I’ve ever seen of him. Great dress on her. It’s dreamy and romantic and intimate in a way that so few photographs of celebrities are. Simply lovely.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

    Am I the only one irritated by “we’re pretty hands on parents” line immediately following the bit about the nanny for the twins and the separate person to help with the 8 year old?  I mean she looks amazing and I still love her, but that made me chuckle.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      Then again, when I wrangle my kids I’m not also juggling the very specific, very unusual set of troubles that come with being a Hollywood couple.  That’s going to take some extra work, and it’s probably good for the kids to have a consistent nanny for when Mom/Dad need to be out of town, or to work insane hours.

  • http://twitter.com/april_anita April

    Maybe it’s just me, but glancing at the cover, I could’ve sworn that it was actually Celine Dion and not SJP. I never noticed the resemblance before – just bad photoshop?

    • MilaXX

      She looked a little Bette Midler to me.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite is the b&w shot of her and MB at the window. The way we want our Hollywood/NYC celebs to look. A little tired of seeing ‘that’ dress for the 3rd time this week, though.

  • Ruth Fischer

    She looks great, but — really, separate nannies for the twins and the older child, and she says with a straight face that they’re sooooooo hands on?  Pu-leeze.

    • Anonymous

      She said they don’t have any live-in help.  Having a nanny during the day is not so different from taking the kids to day care.  Either is a must for working parents.

      • Anonymous

        THIS.

        And while I admire everyone who handles a job, multiple kids, their house and all of life on their own and feels no need of more help, I’d have had more help in a heart beat if I’d have had a ton of money.

        Better the nanny take the two year old on a 45 minute 4 block walk where he picks up every bug and stick and has to be dissuaded from bringing them all into the bathroom to “build something” in the tub than have him grizzle and whine because he’s bored while I rush to pick up his big sister in the 45 minutes between work and when he has to be fed dinner or else he’ll fall asleep without it and wake up cranky and hungry at 10 p.m.  And god knows it’d have been nice to be able to make a doctor’s appointment or talk to a relative with someone around who could distract the child who’s at the age where parent picking  up the phone = time to cling to parent’s ankles and beg for attention.

        And don’t get me started on how much I’d have loved having someone else in the house who could help pick up/hound children to pick up toys, books, clothes, etc.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

          Very well said and excellent points.  I’d like to know how many people moaning and getting “annoyed” about SJP’s life actually have more than one child and live her and her husband’s schedule.

          • Anonymous

            And it’s all relative. I may be Rugged Pioneer Mother compared to SJP, but I have a cushy life compared to plenty of women with small children. My ex- and I both had good professional jobs, my mother thoughtfully waited until my children were teens to become frail and ailing and in need of help, I’m blessed with good health . . . I am SURE that there are people I know who rolled their eyes any time I ever said a word about being stressed or busy or exhausted.

    • MilaXX

      She’s not a stay at home mom & Mathew doesn’t work 9-5. I don’t see anything wrong with a nanny for the twins and help to get Jame to and from the various activities he’s no doubt enrolled in.

  • Anonymous

    Those clothes fit her better than they do most of the models on the runway shows, although they were probably airbrushed a bit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rick.diehl Rick Diehl

    I especially liked the picture of her and Matthew, it was very well shot

  • Renee Thomas

    OMG what is with that Bottega Veneta curtain dress? This is the 3rd time this week we’ve seen it.
    Amazed they (a) got Matthew into a couple of the pictures and (b) he appears to be smiling in one of them.

  • Anonymous

    She looks smashing.

  • kim i

    there isn’t a look here she’s not WERQing — and that includes the pose with matthew at the window.

  • Anne Slovin

    I love that polka dot dress!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I really only like the shot of her and Matthew in the polka dot dress.  She still looks great in the clothes…but I must ask…”no live in help”…but a nanny for the twins and a person to handle Wilkes’ logistics?  So you do have help, they just don’t live there…

    • Gwen Schott

      Of course she has help. It would be ridiculous for anyone to think she doesn’t. But the nannies go home at the end of the day and mommy and daddy step in. Not much different from a day care situation.

      • Anonymous

        Or, since Mom & Dad often work (performing/making appearances) in the evenings, the help does afternoons and evenings sometimes, parents do mornings. Wouldn’t it be great to get your parenting time & outings in with toddlers early in the day when they’re rested, instead of at 5 pm when they’re tired and starving?

  • Anonymous

    Well, Matthew looks good and the kids are adorable.  I don’t like the fact that the issue is August and yet it’s fall/winter looks, but I can get past that.  I’m concerned with the photoshopping.  This issue is about aging well, and yet they took the aging away.  I’m not making a joke or a snarky comment about her hands, I’m just pointing out the obvious photoshopping.  If it’s a celebration of her age, why not let her look like her age?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      That is how Vogue present the issues.  Winter comes out when the collections are there which would be during Summer.  Always has done.  The next time you’re at the newstand, have a flip through the issues and you will see that each season is a few months ahead of itself in the magazine.  Such is the world of fashion.

  • http://twitter.com/A_SmallFry AC

    Those are not her hands!

    Also, how much work has Matthew had done? He hardly looks like himself.

    But I can’t deny she looks AMAZING in every shot.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      How much “work?”  About 20 minutes of photoshop or whatever programme the photo editor is using.

  • Allison Fisseler

    I don’t think she’s trying to compare herself to the average American mom with no extra help. I think she’s saying, compared to other “Hollywood parents,” she and her husband are doing as much as they possibly can to raise their family with little help. When Mom’s filming a movie in Morocco and Dad’s doing Broadway, you need a little more help than the rest of us might.

    I think SJP gets way more crap than she deserves. Also, she looks fantastic here!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      She doesn’t sound like she’s “comparing herself” to anyone.   Why is it necessary for people to “compare” themselves to others day in and day out.   I, for one, and most people I know, don’t go around getting upset because someone else isn’t livin the same life as we are living.  I know I’m not actually clueing you in because your post is sensible.  I am more adding to what you’ve written and to also stress that she most likely isn’t even comparing herself to other Hollywood parents.  The readers of Vogue ARE the sorts of people who would have live in help and would also not even give consideration to how she is rearing her children – like so many people on this thread have done. 
      The singer Morrissey once said:  “we hate it when our friends become successful” but we can now extend that sentiment for some to include EVERYBODY. 
      Misery sure does love company, that’s for sure.

    • Anonymous

      Reply to several folks above — I don’t think anyone is begrudging her help with her kids.  It’s just the remark about being “pretty hands-on” parents sounds a little self-congratulatory — especially given the help she has, and given that parenting is generally more than a “pretty” hands-on job, as so many of you have correctly pointed out.  I’m not sure she meant to sound self-congratulatory, but that’s how it came out to me, and it rubbed the wrong way a bit.

  • Anonymous

    Oh…just another typical day in the Parker-Broderick household….how fabulous her life is….
    ;)

  • Anonymous

    I actually really like these photos–it’s partially the clutter–someone knows what kids’ rooms really look like.

    I work with young families–and it is very hard with twins to not have help–even when one parent isn’t working.  Young twins really are a full-time job, so the SJP set-up doesn’t seem insane to me given the work SJP and Matthew Broderick do.

  • Anonymous

    She does work those clothes.  Even that god-awful burlap sack/ripped shower curtain number doesn’t look as terrible on her as it does on pretty much everyone else who’s worn it lately – although that’s probably because it’s photographed from above.

    Is it just me, or does she bring Streisand to mind a bit in some of these photos?

    • Anonymous

      They both share a certain Jewish look, if that’s what you mean. I like that neither of them bobbed her nose. I’m not really comfortable talking on the internet about “our” looks, sadly. Too many haters out there. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

        I understand what you’re saying.  Curiously, I have thought that I’d like to get my nose done to “look more Jewish” simply because I love Barbra Streisand’s nose and Amy Winehouse’s and other people I’ve known in my travels.  I suppose it is actually, technically an Israeli bone structure but again, I can see why you wouldn’t want to comment on such things.  I have always had a fascination with different cultures and the different elements that make up groups of people.  Differences should be celebrated because no two people – albeit culturally or physical similar – will ever be the same or offer the same experiences to the world.   People who hate only hate themselves and the inner landscape they’ve allowed or chosen to have in their minds.  How poor the world would be if we all had to do the same things and be the same.   Let’s hope for a world where people love who they are and what they have to offer.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for the nice response. 

    • Anonymous

      I totally got a Streisand vibe from the cover shot.

  • Anonymous

    Agree totally. She looks like one hot in charge mama, completely comfortable with who she is. Of course she is also, as you say, sandblasted and airbrushed and thus completely fake at the same time. Fascinating. No wonder American mothers are so confused. 

  • Anonymous

    Does she have that polka dot dress on backwards? I mean, it has to be on backwards right?

    Also, I know I’ve said this a billion times already, but I have a photography degree so I am better than you an my opinions matter more: Mario Testino is The. Worst. Photographer. Ever.

    Well, okay not worst, second worst. Terry takes first place. BUT Mario is just so.. shitty. Honestly, does he even meter? His composition is terrible, he has no idea of how to use color. He sucks. He doesn’t deserve what he has.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2B6U4UNVYIV5DLEG6Z24ALYOC4 Dan Alexander

    Is that SJP on the cover or is it her dummy from Madame Tussauds?

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    She just looks delightful. I love the grin on her face that says “Mommy’s being an actress now, kids.” And she looks great in the clothes.

  • Anonymous

    Chic and glamorous. Very nice. I esp. like the Chanel, M. Kors, and de la Renta. She looks very glam/retro in them.

    I think that Bottega Veneta dress will haunt my dreams. It’s everywhere.

  • Anonymous

    Thank god they didn’t put her in those totally hiddy Chanel Resort collection boots! Love the suit with the pumps. Love all the outfits, actually.

  • Anonymous

    GORGEOUS cover! She may be sand-blasted & air-brushed, but I’ve seen her (many times) walking her son to school, with no make-up, and she looks fabulous then as well.

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

    How do people feel about the Prouenza turned into a jumper? Not sure I like it. Might look better in person. 

    • http://pissiechrissie.tumblr.com/ Chrissie

      It made me think of Grey Gardens.

  • Anonymous

    These are funny self deprecating pictures. I think I like her.

    **********
    That Bottega Veneta dress sure is making the rounds ididit?

  • Jill Roberts

    Cutely ironic.  And I don’t think she looks ‘Shopped or sandblasted that much at all, even on the cover shot.  Lots of the pictures are not closeups, so there was no need to really go to town on them.  Besides, she’s only 46–how bad do you expect her to look?

    • Anonymous

      Trying not to get myself in trouble here, the obvious photoshopping and sandblasting is her…andshay.  But we must not speak of this.  Ixnay about the andshay.

      But more seriously, there was a picture in a post from yesterday where those…appendages…were gasp-worthy.  Apparently there were some comments about them that were…unkind?  I don’t know because they were deleted by the time I saw the comment section.  And so I didn’t comment because I really didn’t want to get in trouble.  But were I to have commented, it would have been out of concern for her health, it truly would have be.  I hope she’s okay, is all I’ll say about it.

      But airbrushing and sandblasting aside, she looks fantastic in these shots, even that hideous Bottega Veneta dress.  Cute kids, cute husband, lovely clothes, it all works well.  Lovely.

    • Anonymous

      Look at her hands, compared to the picture of her the other day. Without photoshop, her hands make her look 60 years old; here, they look lovely and unlined. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that Bottega Venetta gown is everywhere. Overkill. But that yellow Chanel suit was made for her. Her hourglass figure and petite stature are perfectly suited (hah!) to those ”New Look” and early-to-mid-60s styles.

    • Alyson Lamble

      I typically hate anything yellow but she totally rocks that suit.  I liked how they styled the Proenza Schouler dress too.  And frankly, that b/w shot with Matthew is the best he’s looked in practically forever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1637300628 Ali Kane Dahms

    Love the spread but slightly irritated by the interview.  How exactly do you do hand’s on parenting with 2 nannies?!

    • margaret meyers

      But they don’t live IN!  Except for when we’re going out. Then they just have a long day and have to come back again really early.
      Snark aside, she looks fab and the stylist did a great job.  I love putting a ballet top under the Proenza Schouler.

    • Gwen Schott

      How is having 2 nannies any different than having 2 teachers in a day care classroom? They can just afford to ensure a lower student:teacher ratio. Nothing wrong with that.

    • Anonymous

      Well, if I’d had ‘help’ I’ve got to say my hands-on-parenting would have been a good deal more patient and constructive than it sometimes was when I was exhausted, rushing to get food on the table and snarling “if you make your sister cry you’re going to be sorry, buster.”

      The sainthood gene skipped me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    I think she looks great, but she’s doing practically the same pose at least three times, which irritates me for some reason.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great, but I really must gag at this line: “We don’t have any live-in help.”

    Ummm you have TWO nannies for THREE kids. Get a grip. You are ridiculously privileged and nobody’s going to give you a medal for suffering through without a live-in Marry Poppins. Just own it & shut up about it. 

    • Anonymous

      God, I wanted to scream at her for that, how self-absorbed, to talk about how important it is to raise your children yourself, when you have TWO nannies. Is she that stupid, to not see how that would look??? Absurd. She should try working full time at a job where you don’t get health insurance and be a single mom, and then we can talk about raising kids yourself. I despise what she represents with that statement. 

  • Mariah J

    I need that Burberry Coat SOOOOO badly :(

  • suzq

    The Chanel picture is hi-larious!  These are real woman clothes and that’s exactly the vibe SJP manages to pull off.  Good for her.  Excellent editorial!

  • Danny Maza

    LOVE the last picture :D

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    Adorable! Her kids are disgustingly cute as well!

  • Anonymous

    An eight year old that needs a personal assistant to help with his ‘logistics’?
    Those kids aren’t over-indulged…..

    • Anonymous

      And if his wealthy, working parents let an eight year old get between school, home, tae kwon do (or whatever rich urban kids do) and friends homes on his own, and somebody grabbed him (because he does have rich, celebrity parents) everybody’d be incensed that they let him wander those mean streets of NYC alone. [Which plenty of kids do, but most of those, nobody thinks their parents could pay a couple of million dollars to get back.]

      • Anonymous

        Don’t think I said anything about letting him wander the streets alone. Just pointing out that 4 adults looking after 3 children seems a bit indulgent.

        • Anonymous

          Fair enough. And I’ll give you that the quote didn’t make clear if she realizes how fortunate she is and we don’t really know what kind of a parent she is.

          But as I’ve said way too many times already, if you have lots of money and the parents have erratic schedules, there seems no reason NOT to have enough help to be comfortable.  I’d have been able to focus better on my children and on spending time with them (rather than on what had to get done to get everyone out the door the next day clean, fed, clothed and with the right list of school supplies) If I’d had “help.” And sometimes the logistics of making the week happen were overwheming, especially if someone was sick or the car broke down or there was some scheduling conflict. I don’t see why hiring help so that life runs smoothly and you don’t have to get concerned or anxious when something unexpected happens is indulgent just because I didn’t have the ability to do so.

          I guess what bugs me is that SJP isn’t being called indulgent for wearing more expensive clothes or living in fancier real estate than we can afford, or, most likely no longer cleaning her own bathrooms. But somehow she’s not really hands on or she’s indulgent if she has a lot of help with her kids and doesn’t have to put them in day care or after school care or ever feel like she has to leave the 8-yr-old to watch the babies. 

      • Lisa

        You must have read our local NY papers today… horrifying story.  

        • Anonymous

          No, but most parents can conjure catastrophic scenarios about what might be happening when the kids are out of our sight entirely out of our imaginations. What’s sad is that if I were to go looking for today’s awful story I’d find several.

  • Christine Campbell

    Good grief, can we lay off SJP a little for the nannies comment?  The woman has 3 young children, including toddler twins, she and her husband are mega stars with days that don’t start at 8 and end at 6 and we usually see pictures of her walking her son to school looking normal and gracious and fabulous…why the hell are we attacking her like she claimed she was Mother Theresa?

    Enjoy the pretty, people.

  • Anonymous

    I am amazed at how well she is aging!! Look at that cover!! Look at her hands – not a line or a vein. And her face!! Not a wrinkle on that face, and even with the raccoon eye make-up, she looks so young and fresh.

    OK, I am just kidding – the irony of the title, the pictures, her claims to be a hands-on parent and her nannies just annoys me.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure how “hands on” you are when you have 3 employees attending to your kids…but she looks pretty good here and I wouldn’t typically say that about her. But I’m a sucker for any picture of cute kids……

    • Anonymous

      My thoughts exactly…. They do seem like a genuinely (as genuinely as one can be on the pages of Vogue) happy well dressed family.

  • Judy_J

    Life in the real world is quite a bit different than what is portrayed between the covers of Vogue magazine.  When my kids were little, I mostly wore old sweats and blue jeans, and considered myself dressed up when I had an outfit that matched or was unstained. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z6Y5ZPH2BVD3IO3EQDBDYBKKCQ jane

    that gorgeous yellow chanel looks a bit out of place on her, i guess im just too used to seeing her in her crazy SATC outfits. sorry SJP but youll always be carrie to me

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

    Geez.  I’d cut her some slack, here.  Of any wealthy celebrity, SJP knows what it means not to have much money.  Read her bio sometime.  Plus, both her and Matthew do work.  Someone has to watch the kids when they are working, and I think that it’s reasonable that, if you DO have money, and you’re going to have nannies, you’d need one for the twins, and one for the 8 year old who is in school and has activites appropriate for his age.  My husband and I have 8-month-old twins, and a four-year-old, and we both work full time.  They are all in day care/pre-school, because that is what we prefer, but we are almost always together when we have all 3 of them.  It’s a 2 person job, except in very small doses.  Even a single working mom has to have SOMEONE watch the kids when she works, unless she’s a subsistence farmer, and they are coming with her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

    Geez.  I’d cut her some slack, here.  Of any wealthy celebrity, SJP knows what it means not to have much money.  Read her bio sometime.  Plus, both her and Matthew do work.  Someone has to watch the kids when they are working, and I think that it’s reasonable that, if you DO have money, and you’re going to have nannies, you’d need one for the twins, and one for the 8 year old who is in school and has activites appropriate for his age.  My husband and I have 8-month-old twins, and a four-year-old, and we both work full time.  They are all in day care/pre-school, because that is what we prefer, but we are almost always together when we have all 3 of them.  It’s a 2 person job, except in very small doses.  Even a single working mom has to have SOMEONE watch the kids when she works, unless she’s a subsistence farmer, and they are coming with her.

    • Lisa

      I agree 100%.  I’m not a parent, but I get it.  They both work, they both have crazy schedules.  They can’t exactly leave three small kids with no one to watch them.

  • Anonymous

    This girl can work the shit out of clothes like no one else.  Let’s say it, she isn’t conventioanly “pretty” but she has a super striking face and body, great skin and she knows how to pose and look like she owns and belongs in every outfit.
    Worth noting:  That POS Bottega dress EVERYBODY is forcing us to try and like is shot the best possible way – gorgeous skirt sprawled out for all to see, hideous underwear bodice covered by a small child.

  • Anonymous

    Love her in these clothes (well, I’m a little iffy about the Marc Jacobs) and if that’s really her house in its actual state I love her forever. That’s what my house usually looked like when my kids were little. (except if I had the energy to pick up all of their crap after the little darlings were asleep at night.)

    And I love the twin feeding what might be her breakfast to the pony. And I really love that there’s a mixture of the Usual Plastic Crap and the kind of toys that you’d hope rich kids get (love those toy deer.)

    So yeah, clothes. Still got my breeder instincts, apparently. I note someone dressed those kids & re-combed their hair mere nano-seconds before the camera clicked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Lavender/553350310 Katherine Lavender

    It’s a pretty simple set-up… there’s me, famous actress and clothes-horse, my actor husband, our son and his personal help, and our daughters and their personal help. But seriously, we’re totes hands-on parents, so involved. I just don’t do the you know, logistical stuff. Or the nanny stuff. Or the pregnancy and birth stuff.

  • Christina Brennan

    She’s posing the same way in every photo, no?  I really like the aerial view photo; very unique perspective.

  • Anonymous

    She reminds me of Laura (and I don’t know if that’s a good thing.)

  • Anonymous

    “I’m a hands-on mom, so I only have 2 nannies for my 3 kids.” Puh-lease.

  • a b

    I’m in the minority here I fear–I think this photoshoot is precious and way too over photoshopped. 

  • Anonymous

    That Bottega Veneta gown certainly has been making the rounds this week, eh?

    • Anonymous

      It really has! I’m loving it, though. So gorgeous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583342965 Melody Sellers

    Love it!

  • Beth G

    I’m sorry… but a nanny and “logistical help for an 8-year-olds schedule” isn’t exactly hands on.  Lots of people are handling that and a LOT more all on their own.

    Love the pictures though – she looks great and I love the family feel.

  • Lisa

    LOVE her!  Love the way she looks, love the clothes, love the photo spread!  Nice!  I geeked the hell out when she was on the August 2005 cover of Vogue, and this one will be no exception.

  • Trinh D.

    gorgeous! That coat!!!

  • Anonymous

    They all look like they’re having so much fun! I loved these photos.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    She looks great, and I love the sophistication of the clothes.  But it’s amazes me how it’s a given that women’s faces and bodies will have all traces of reality photoshopped away.

  • http://naturallyeducational.com/ CandaceApril

    I think what is rubbing me the wrong way is the juxtaposition of “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?” with the whole two nannies thing. The first quote sounds judgy from a person who has two nannies. Also, you participate in a project, a panel, an experiment…you live your family. Whether you are a SAH, WAH or work outside the home parent, “participating” in you family sounds like you are a dilettante.

    The pictures are beautiful and she can age any way she pleases…good for her setting her own terms.

  • aussiegal77

    Ok, having a nanny and a co-ordinator for your son is not “simple set up”.  And also – some of those photos I thought made her look like she was like this awful Mum on her way out for the evening and stops in briefly to the nursery to see the kiddies =D  

    But of course that’s just me being cranky!

    I loved all the outfits in this photo spread but especially the yellow Chanel suit and the Marc Jacobs.  Just love it all really.  But I can’t say I love the severe photoshopping of SJP on the cover.  Come on, it’s a bit much.  She’s a lovely woman who has aged gracefully so I don’t see the need to polish her within an inch of her life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Does Hermione know she borrowed her gown?

  • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

    These are great pictures, but is anyone else confused by the picture of her in the pale yellow Chanel suit in a messy children’s room?

  • http://profiles.google.com/sauchih Sau-Chih Feng

    These are great pictures, but is anyone else confused by the picture of her in the pale yellow Chanel suit in a messy children’s room?

  • Anonymous

    she looks great, and the kids are so cute…good for her for doing things her way, even if i did wish i was rich enough to have a personal assistant to organize my busy schedule….

  • Anonymous

    she looks great, and the kids are so cute…good for her for doing things her way, even if i did wish i was rich enough to have a personal assistant to organize my busy schedule….

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    People, as the mom of three kids born in three years, I believe you can be a hands-on parent while having help. In fact, in some ways you’re a better parent since there’s more time for one-on-one, and you’re less frazzled.

    A couple of scenarios: SJP could give the toddlers a bath, while one nanny drives the older boy to soccer practice, and the other nanny makes dinner. Then SJP could help the older son with homework, while one nanny reads to the toddlers, while the other picks up toys. Then while SJP takes one toddler to the doctor with a cold, one nanny drives the boy to school, and the other nanny stays home with the other toddler, etc etc.

    It’s not fair to assume that she’s shirking motherhood because she has help. Sounds pretty great, actually.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly my feelings. It’s just a shame that so many people have to do it all, without hired help, extended family or even a spouse/partner.  I am not ashamed to say that I’d have been a nicer person and probably a better parent if I’d had more help.

  • akprincess72

    WHAT DID THEY DO TO HER FACE ON THE COVER???  Holy photoshop madness Batman!!!

  • Anonymous

    These photos creep me out.  The fact that they’re so artificially staged that SJP looks like she’s dropped in on someone else’s family is bad enough, but having her kids in the photo shoot just seems exploitive.  I know lots of celebs parade their kids around, but it still bothers me.  I hope that isn’t their real house because then I’d be even more creeped out.  Boundaries, SJP, boundaries.  

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Most of the outfits look better on her than on the models!  I covet that Burberry coat on the cover of the mag.  Gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    what is she going to do with that shoe in the last picture?  beat his butt with it? rub his nose in it? i just don’t know.  mostly this is a cute editorial and it makes me want to buy the magazine to see who else they’re talking about on the cover.  i love that polka dot gown (mondo mondo) but in the marc jacobs photo, it looks like the makeup artist tried to repeat the black and white theme with a white face and black eyes.  not good.  and i seriously want that stuffed pony.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61101261 Becca Robson

    That Bottega Veneta is getting around!

    • Anonymous

      Looks like we’ve found this seasons slut dress!

  • yuju ti

    I agree it is a smart move for SJP to play a chic mom at this age, and all the outfits in these photos are wonderful, but the way she poses with kids just look stupid to me. A real mom won’t pose like that when kids are around, not even in designer cloth. Therefore it looks fake to me.  

  • Anonymous

    I want to burn that Bottega Veneta dress.

  • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

    She looks better in those clothes than any of the models.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TRFZ7GIE6J3PS7ZSZHB37OXFDI Christine Poplau

    I love this editorial.  This sounds odd, because editorials are not suppose to be relatable, but I can relate to this.  Brava Sarah Jessica…Brava

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=668425491 Daniela ‘Dani’ Weiss-Bronstein

    Love! Dressed as a mom doesn’t mean she’s not hot – it’s just not in your face sexuality.

  • Anonymous

    Whose hands are those on the Vogue cover? Definitely not SJP’s. Check out recent Harry Potter premiere photos for how her hands have aged. I point this out not to be cruel to SJP but due to the nutty hypocrisy of the so-called age issue not only sand-blasting her signs of age on her face but flat out replacing her hands. Sheesh.

  • Anonymous

    This is a spectacular spread!!! Love virtually all the fashions (often more on her than on the models). Many they are really trying to sell that (imo) ugly Botega Veneta gown tho’ third time I’ve seen it this week.
    Still don’t know that much about SJP (other than she’s married to one of my faves, MB) but this home session is blowing my sox off.

  • Anonymous

    Love the editorial.  Something about the busy mom of two in me just loves they showed her house as being messy.  With 3 kids under 8 you have toys everywhere, that is a given, but to me it made the background seem real, with her in this beautiful clothes.  I loved the juxtaposition of her being neat and polished among the chaos that is likely their daily life.

  • Anonymous

    Love the editorial.  Something about the busy mom of two in me just loves they showed her house as being messy.  With 3 kids under 8 you have toys everywhere, that is a given, but to me it made the background seem real, with her in this beautiful clothes.  I loved the juxtaposition of her being neat and polished among the chaos that is likely their daily life.

  • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

    I love it! I love when editorials are more than posing on a couch in a pretty dress.  This has life and whimsy in it and I love that! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1666655142 Tracey Robertson

    Oh dear god I LOATHE that Bottega Veneta dress. It’s HIDEOUS! SJP, however is fabulous as always, even if she is photoshopped within an inch of her life.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

    She really can wear clothes

  • Cheri Lee

    I love the pic of the whole family plus the dog!  Very glamorous!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YKBGSJPVAK3AG44ASGX5UMMB4 Em Web

    The shot with the kids at her feet looks really, really weird. Like they’re her minions.

  • Margot Brose

    OK, j’adore. I love how her kids are so integrated in the shoot in a way that isn’t unnatural <3

  • Anonymous

    She not Blake Lively (dumbest stage name ever) WEARS Chanel.

  • Rebecca Zmarzly

    I wish someone would come over and artfully set decorate the schmutz that’s in MY house.

    Nice editorial. I LOVE the b/w with the polka dot dress.