Sarah Jessica Parker in Vintage Vicky Tiel

Posted on April 19, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center in New York City in a vintage Vicky Tiel dress paired with a Yeojin Bae jacket, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and a Tiffany & Co. clutch and jewelry.



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  • Carrie doesn’t have to wear a blue dress like everyone else.

    • filmcricket

      Heh, exactly what I was thinking. “I’m SJP bitches! I *make* the trends, I don’t follow them.”

      Seriously, though, this is … not great. The coat totally drowns whatever beauty that dress might have had, that bodice is horrific, and the 2nd necklace just looks silly, pretty though it is close-up. (From a distance it looks like a bird ate some glitter paste and then relieved itself on her chest.)

  • gabbilevy

    Oh, sweetie. That hair/bustline is so aging. Carrie does not approve.

    • Hair/bustline/makeup. This is for a chic 70 year old.

      • Lizzyisi

        I think her fashion choices can always be described “chic 70 year old”. They always have some element of “this was avant garde when I was 20” as well as a whiff of “the only reason people aren’t snickering directly in my face is because they were raised to respect their elders.”

    • I agree that that hair style is very aging and makes her look haggard. she needs to reconsider the curly bob she sported during late seasons of Sex and the City.

    • I keep saying that a part in the middle of a hairdo needs to retire after a certain age. I personally understand this dilemma. When a woman has a certain look during the best (attractive) time in her life, it is difficult to see herself any other way. SJP’s face looks too long unless she has body on the sides. Her hair has been a large part of her image. I think that curly bob would be cute as well.

    • oldbobbydraper

      she really needs to go back to brunette. it took YEARS off her face in the first satc movie.

    • Aurumgirl

      And also that black liner on the inner lid. It does nothing but emphasize the bags under the eyes. I really wish she would let someone change her style for the better–you can see she’s opting out of all the extreme surgery that others are turning to, and she’s actually a very attractive looking woman. But the outdated hair, the bad makeup, and many of the “vintage” clothing selections she’s making (it’s like always wearing clothes from when you were younger! Not a good idea) aren’t helping her.

  • Lori

    I don’t get that 2nd necklace. Why did she think she needed that and where did she think it was going to lay? Also, why didn’t she notice that the bodice was too low and rather unflattering as a result?

    As an aside, speaking as someone who is the same age as SJP I have some advice for the young’uns—don’t forget to put sunscreen on your hands. You’ll thank me later. Thus ends today’s PSA from the land of the old.

    • VicD

      Yeah, I hate to say it, but she needs to adopt Diane Keaton’s and Madonna’s all gloves all the time strategy…

    • My stunning grandmother told me years ago, she washes her face every night before bed and whatever lotions she puts on her face she smooths down her neck and decolletage and never forgets the tops of her hands. She is in her 80s and you’d think she was 20 years younger.

      • barbarienne

        My mom is the same. She’s all lotion all the time, and at 78 has the skin of a 30 year old.

      • Lori

        Genetics do play a big part, but your grandmother gave you excellent advice. I don’t tend to flatter myself that I have a great deal of wisdom that the younger folks need to hear, but I stand by “don’t neglect your gums” and “wear lots of sunscreen”.

      • It has to be mostly genetic luck. My grandmother has similarly young skin and she has worked hard all her life and never had much spare money for cosmetics. I’m sure Parker uses more and more expensive products than the average woman.

        • formerlyAnon

          Genetics can trump any care regimen, but sunscreen is powerful. I’ve heard more than one dermatologist say that when it comes to putting something *on* your skin, the only things worth their price are retin-A and sunscreen.

      • Best tip: Choose your parents carefully.


    • I’m guessing the jewelry was loaned to her by Tiffany’s and she was STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear it all. The second necklace looks ridiculous, but I doubt it was her idea.

      • Lori

        That just shifts my question to what the Tiffany’s person was thinking sending her those two necklaces and expecting her to wear them both. Someone, somewhere thought that was going to be a good look and I feel a bit like I’m missing something because I can’t for the life of me think why.

        • rajf

          I wonder if they thought ‘It’s SJP, she’ll think of something creative to do with one of these necklaces’. I could see wrapping the chunky one around her tiny wrist multiple times, with the pendant as a charm. Or pin the pendant from the other necklace in her hair (if she’d ever get it out of her face). Both of which could be bad ideas, but not as bad as what’s going on here.

        • Celandine1

          I wonder if it’s an SJP “thing” because I have notices she wears two necklaces quite often on the red carpet. Unfortunately they always seem to be necklaces that don’t work together.

      • makeityourself

        I’m guessing they sent over a suite that included earrings and a matching pendant, plus the blue stone necklace as an option, never dreaming that she would wear both necklaces. She made a bizarre choice that makes none of the jewels look important.

    • Breatheinthegood

      I think she just needs to gain a little weight. When you have no meat on your bones past a certain age, you start to look mighty hallow.

  • It’s always something. She couldn’t have taken off that second necklace?

  • rh33

    Two pendants? At first I thought an earring fell off and got caught on the chain.

    • Jennifer L.

      I thought it was some sort of strange new fad of strategically gluing jewelry to areas that reflect the light.

    • rottenkitty

      Get out of my head! That’s what I thought it was, too.

  • If I were going to wear two necklaces in such a goofus way as to practically force people to stare at my chest, you had best believe my rack would be better supported.

    • drdarke

      Granny Clampett Couture – heavy, old and gauche. And that’s BEFORE you see she’s wearing two necklaces!

      How did Sarah Jessica Parker get a rep for being a style icon, anyway? SEX & THE CITY was over a decade ago, and I didn’t think she looked that well turned-out then!

  • Catiline

    I dug it until I got to the second off-center necklace. What is that?

    • Donna Tabor

      Probably an accident. It happens.

      • Catiline

        Oh sure. But more in the sense that, like the poster above, I can’t quite figure out how it was intended to fall.

  • alyce1213

    I’d love to see what the dress looks like under the sportscoat, I mean — evening jacket.
    It looks like her nod to Blue is the necklace and ring, which don’t make any sense with the dress.
    And why two necklaces?? I’m confounded.

    The black fingernails are terrible and although her hair looks softer, she still needs a haircut.

    • Ugly blazer or no, she’s still wearing what appears to be the curtains out of a Las Vegas bordello.

      • alyce1213

        I’m thinking it looks (and feels) better in person than it photographs. I’m a sucker for vintage, so I tend to give it the benefit of the doubt. But you have a point.

  • VicD

    I kept reading that as “Sarah Jessica Parker in tacky Vintage Veil” I think that says it all.

  • princessricky

    LOL. 2 Tiffany necklaces bitchez!!!

  • MikeW_Vegas

    Those are the hands of a woman who has who has spent 50 years on the farm.. NOT a 48 year old actress.

    • I’m not yet 40, don’t tan, and my hands look like that some days.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Except that they are her hands.

    • Really? We’re critiquing women’s body parts now for not being surgically enhanced enough for your viewing pleasure?

      • formerlyAnon

        Obviously, the limits set by our hosts define what’s appropriate here. (And that they set limits is one reason why this blog is a pleasant place to visit.) That said:

        I’m never quite sure where the body criticism line is. (Which is obvious as over the years two or three of my comments have been removed for crossing that line.) Slamming or ridiculing someone for something they cannot change is clearly over the line, but sun damage and aging and body shape are all facts. And I feel that part of accepting what *is* uncritically is being able to own it and describe it – tiptoeing around the fact that my legs are a roadmap of visible veins as if it is unmentionable just, *to me* perpetuates the idea that the appearance of my legs is shameful and not fit for polite society. Obviously, I can say what I like about MY legs. I try to be far more circumspect about other persons, but it’s hard for me – and maybe for others – to hit the middle ground between acting as if physical imperfections were shameful and refraining from being unfair, unkind, and over critical.

        • And I feel that part of accepting what *is* uncritically is being able
          to own it and describe it – tiptoeing around the fact that my legs are a
          roadmap of visible veins as if it is unmentionable just, *to me*
          perpetuates the idea that the appearance of my legs is shameful and not
          fit for polite society.

          That’s a good point. I also agree that it’s hard. I think style criticisms often contain body criticisms as subtext — “you should wear something else because this does not disguise the fact that you’re too fat”. Still, to me, calling someone’s hands farmer hands or saying she should always wear gloves is just really unnecessary as well as unrealistic (adult women’s hands do look like that!). So I felt like pointing that out.

          • formerlyAnon

            I think it was worthwhile to point it out. I don’t believe we’re going to change media & entertainment industry norms, but I feel strongly that the mental health of women (and men) requires that we’re conscious about what the norms are and how we respond to them and that it’s discussed.

    • formerlyAnon

      Genetics can be unkind. I refer you to my legs, which have been 15 years older than the rest of my body for at least the past decade. *sigh* I would eschew bold blue nail polish, were I her, though.

  • hughman

    It’s like the candle is slowly, slowly melting.

  • MissAmynae

    That is some truly awful red carpet lighting. I’m giving our SJP’s hair a pass here, because a downlight like that will make anybody’s hair look frizzy and washed out/grey. I’m thinking along the same lines as several other BK’s- this was probably much prettier in person.

    But the bodice needs to be yoinked about three inches up.

  • MilaXX

    SJP needs to realize you cannot wear multiple necklaces with everything. I also hate how she skirted the wear blue dress code by slapping a blue blazer over a gold dress. It looks like she got cold and borrowed Mathew’s jacket.

  • Claudia

    She looks like Barbra Streisand. Don’t get me wrong, I love Babs and think she looks great, but she’s HOW many years older than SJP? Geez.

  • jmorino08

    This outfit makes me sad. And I don’t need clothing making me feel emotions this week. I’ve had plenty already, thanks.

  • Alyssa

    So apparently the next time I can’t decide what necklace to wear, I’ll just wear both!

  • crash1212

    With a good ‘hoik’ at the bodice and one less necklace, this could work.

  • If I went to this event, like SJP I’d insist on wearing ALL OF THE NECKLACES.

  • conniemd

    Those definitely look like grey roots showing.

  • Imasewsure

    I’m guessing she got to keep any jewelry that she wore which is why she slapped on the second necklace (smart girl)

    • Fordzo

      Really? Is that how it works? Dammit! I missed my calling.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      nooooo way she gets to keep the jewelry ( i have a close friend who works for Tiffany)

  • marilyn

    That dress is not made to be worn with such a structured jacket. An evening jacket might have worked, or a stole. But, she is falling out of the top, and probably needed to cover it with something. If the ‘girls’ were in line, she probably would have looked fantastic without a jacket. Two necklaces are one too many. I know this is a Tiffany event, but come on. They are each meant to be worn as the center of attention. I am guessing that one belongs to Tiffany and the other belongs to her. No matter, she only should wear one. That looks very nouveau riche, and rather gauche. ( I hope my haughty French words were spelled correctly.)

  • carnush

    Love this look. Beautiful jewelry.

  • Fordzo

    I thought one of her earrings fell off and got caught on her necklace.

  • KayEmWhy

    Please do something new with your hair SJP!

  • formerlyAnon

    In the category of things which she can do something about: Her breasts need more support.

    In the category of things that work better than they should: Her hair seems to look better than it used to do. Though it is still past due for a change in the adult direction, IMO.

  • decormaven

    I say with all love: dear, wearing that shade of nail polish only draws attention to your hands, which are not your best feature. And while it may have seemed intriguing to wear two necklaces, it just makes you look undecided.

  • SJP, we can see your dirty pillows!

  • the hands are like claws…scary.

  • I love that she goes for the vintage so regularly. My quibble is that the coat looks like she borrowed it from Matthew when she got cold. It literally looks like it is covering her up instead of being part of the look.

  • sunnycalif

    It’s almost invisible, but the necklace over the left breast matches the earrings. Not a good look with the saggy tits.

  • Well, under the “If you can’t say anything nice” rule, I do like the ring.

  • warnerave

    again, can’t see why this woman became popular..she’s not pretty

  • schadenfreudelicious

    aging hands are tough when you have very little body fat, atleast she has not taken to wearing those ridiculous fingerless gloves like Madge

  • I think she looks great. She’s aging well.

  • copper

    she’s got ‘professor chic’ down to a T

  • stacey avelar

    You have to choose between your ass and your face/hands….I think she’d look healthier with ten pounds added and it would soften her features. That black eyeliner she loves doesn’t do her any favors and I think the nude lipstick is meh. She also reminds me that sunscreen on the chest is a must!

  • BayTampaBay

    This jacket does not go with this dress. Cannot decide if I like the dress because I cannot see it. Love the jewelry! Hate the nails.

  • Isabel

    Stanley’s design?

  • understateddiva

    Honey, Rose threw that necklace off the boat for a reason.

  • unbornfawn

    She looks radiant from the neck up. That giant blue eye on her chest is scaring the heck out of me.

  • TheAmericaness

    Run Hansel and Gretel! Run!

    Seriously: Black nail polish is for tweens & twenties (and that’s pushing it) and that gold dress is for Fran Drescher’s grandmother on “The Nanny”. The jacket? Let me see it with something else, but not until you’ve taken care of the nail polish and kept your hands out of the sun for awhile.

    Edit: I’m pretty sure you don’t double necklace up on necklaces with a main pieces on them. It looks like you were deciding and forgot to take one off.

  • PrunellaV

    The only thing that keeps me from slagging on her is knowing I’d look way worse in her place. That said, good on her for knowing her style and sticking with it.

  • Anniebet

    Sorry, but those hands are scary, especially on that bottom picture. I suspect she won’t like these pictures, ’cause no celeb
    wants to look 15 years older than they are and like their stylist got caught in traffic.

  • MissMariRose

    I was watching Footloose the other day and gasped at the sight of her. She was so beautiful as a curly-haired brunette with more natural make-up. She really needs to stop lining her eyes like that. It’s just not flattering on her.

  • demidaemon

    If this had at least a couple more inches of fabric above breasts, I would love it. As is, it’s okay, but all I can think about is how saggy her breasts look.

  • I really like the dress and even the jacket, but she’s wearing one necklace too many, and her makeup looks HORRID.

  • 3boysful

    Not aging gracefully.

  • I’m melting! I’m melting! . . . in all my beautiful wickedness….

  • elzatelzabelz

    I guess she had to wear two necklaces? And she thinks she’s a “style icon” so she can get away with it? I vote No on a whole lot of this outfit-good parts, but needs tweaking, and hair, and a bra, and one necklace.

  • kimiakay

    And to add to all the problems with this look, there is a tan line just above her boobs. That is the first thing I saw. Her face may be tanned too, Is her makeup is trying to match it? That blue in the necklace does not go with anything in her look, and the chain is silver. Her dress has decidedly gold tones. The black nails, why? Why would she do that? Does she think this works with her look? As for the hair, well, I can add nothing new there. I do not understand why SJP seems to have no idea of how she comes across on red carpet venues.

  • quiltrx

    SJP, I have no need to see your squinty, black-rimmed eyes or your dowager-princess-goes-Goth fingernails.. what the hell made you I think I would ever want to see your pancake tits? The whole thing reeks of desperation…and that jewelry with a gold dress looks ridiculous. (I won’t even go there on the WTF of the two necklaces)

  • bascom hogue

    She is just not aging well.

  • Qitkat

    When one is 48 years old, and the distance from the bottom of one’s chin to the lowest cleavage of one’s gown seems to be more than 12 inches, that’s probably too low.

  • kathrineb

    Me no likey. Not stylish.

  • Mimi

    Awful. I’m not a fan, per se, but am not going to jump on the Hate Wagon either – but this is dreadful. She looks 20 years OLDER than her actual age (EAT something, dear!I, the necklace looks cheap, the blazer doesn’t “Go”, the manicure is ill advised (I, too, have boney hands, I’m sure as hell not going to wear polish that attracts attention to them!) and the hair/makeup is like Mid West/Junior High Bad. (and I can say that ’cause I went to Jr. High in Ohio.)

  • when did SJP become Bette Midler’s little sister?

  • How can she keep the second necklace on the side??Did she tape it on?? BTW she looks tired in this picture, and her hands scared me……

  • hotpaprika

    I want to give her a big hug because I get the impression she’s hugely depressed. Ok, she needs a good bra, her dress is a size larger, her hair (or hair extensions?) are tragic, so is her eye makeup, and it’s so so sad because she has such beautiful eyes and she used to be cute! What is happening to her?

  • bellafigura1

    The jewelry is terrible, the dress is dragging, the jacket doesn’t go, and the nails are beyond tragic. Her eyes and hair look gorgeous. Somehow she has acquired Barbra Streisand’s lips.

    • hotpaprika

      Perhaps she got Barbra’s plastic surgeon too. But yes, I hadn’t noticed that before you mentioned it.

  • trixietru

    Can’t imagine having the social schedule this woman enjoys. She deserves credit for trying to give after-5 looks a bit of edge. I think she’s facing the difficult transition of approaching 50 with a 20-something figure and mid-30’s fashion eye. Agree with comments that she looked beautiful on sex/city with the above shoulder bobbed hair. Above all I love that her face isn’t waxed over with injections and fillers. *she seems like a very cool person- I love her street clothes style.

    • minnye

      I agree with all your points! I heart SJP.

  • Those hands are scary.

    • The black/dark purple manicure makes them look really bad. They’d be fine with a more natural color.

  • I thought she had a schmear of eyeshadow on her chest or something.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    What is she cold or something?

  • plinkiedoodle

    Oh, please do something about that hair and make up. Tired and worn out.

  • l_c_ann

    So she holds the public in such contempt that she doesn’t have her very gray roots redone at six week intervals but goes at least three months?

    Shame, shame, even the bitter kittens know better!

  • She looks okay, but the two necklaces together just looks distracting and dumb.

  • Oh lord honey you’re grey as a mule and your hands look like brittle roots that will rise up from the very Earth and smother us all.

  • JimMcC

    Screw it–I don’t care what y’all say. I like it. Effortless and appropriate and lovely. Although it DOES look like the ring on her left index finger is about to drop off. I would just have followed her around for the night hoping it slipped off her finger, and I could dash off with it.

  • librarygrrl64

    The long hair + the pendants + the long jacket + the long dress just pull the eye constantly downward, and IMO it’s too overwhelming for someone so tiny.

  • lulubella

    Please SJP: part your hair on the side; cut it shorter and wear face framing waves/curls; stop overdoing the sexy face (for the record, I hate when ANYONE does sexy face on the RC – it is not a club, and it is not last call); be careful of your proportions – you often veer into Olsen twin territory with the overwhelming lengths and layers; do a smoky eye NOT in black if you must do a smoky eye; keep wearing beautiful colors – you can really pull off daring shades. That’s all … for now.