It probably comes as no surprise that my ultimate inspiration is Sarah Jessica Parker, and on 25 March, my idol turned the big 5-0.
Hard to believe really, and although this incredible woman has had to compete with an alter ego that has somewhat overtaken her, my affinity with SJP does actually go beyond Carrie Bradshaw.
From playing Annie on Broadway, dating Robert Downey Jr (*drool*) and luring children to their deaths in Hocus Pocus, to marrying Ferris Bueller, introducing the world to Cosmopolitans and creating her own shoe collection – SJP is my favourite female.
So, happy 50th birthday Sarah Jessica Parker – here’s to the next 50.
– love Stef x
For this week’s post, we decided to dedicate the gallery to our favourite fitties from some of our all-time favourite movies.
We chose the 80s because well, we love 80s movies, 80s fashion and quite clearly the men of the time. We were both born in 1989, but would quite literally give anything to have been American teenagers in this era.
As Emma Stone in Easy A so eloquently put: “Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80’s movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window.
“I want to ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me.
Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life.”
If only the men of our time would take note – there is something about the fresh faced all-American boy next door look, and well, they may be proper grown men now, but really, we wouldn’t turn down John Cusack. Hot Tub Time Machine anyone?
Give us the dodgy mullets, over-sized coats and bright red “life preservers” any day.
– love Carla & Stef x