Original fans and those who have watched the reruns of HBO’s Sex and The City all anxiously await the reboot of the 1998-2004 series which launched trends from head to toe—literally. From hats to shoes, and of course for those who read this column regularly- our favorite-jewelry. And Just Like That doesn’t premiere for a while but shooting has been going on throughout the city and costume designers Molly Rogers and Danny Santiago have an Instagram account @andjustlikethatcostumes which allows us to preview some of the jewels. There are also other accounts that people unrelated to the show but are die hard fashion and SATC fans who have created accounts such as @justlikethat closet and more. They have become jewelry detectives who want to know now if the new series will have the same impact as the original on the direction of jewelry and fashion.
Designers whose pieces have been selected are also posting, along with the stars in the series, which is how we can all get more than a sneak peek.
Do you recall the jewelry styles from the first series and which of those pieces set trends that were off the charts and copied at every prices point? Listing just a few—on Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw: The Carrie necklace in gold script which she wears from the beginning of the series and becomes so much a part of her character that at the end of the series when she loses the iconic necklace, then finds it in a ripped part of her vintage Dior bag, it immediately lets you know that she is heading back to New York from Paris and winding up with Mr. Big. There were multiple diamond horseshoe pendants worn together in graduating lengths, large flower fabric brooches, Huge hoop earrings, one pair, also with Carrie’s name in script as part of the design, the good/bad engagement rings from Aidan. The ‘good’ one was created by Harry Winston and featured an emerald cut diamond. Multiple strands of messy pearls, cameos and pinky rings were pieces that were out of style and brought back to life when Carrie wore them. Patricia Field, the costume designer for the series and the first two films knew had to play the gal pal’s fashion and jewelry off each other by giving each of the characters completely different styles. Many pieces that Kristin Davis wore were by renowned jewelers and diamond piece like those she wore by Tiffany & Co. Kim Cattrall’s (who is not returning for the reboot) large statement pieces and Cynthia Nixon’s evolution from career jewelry to colorful creative pieces after becoming a mom all had an impact on the jewelry of that time period and continues to this day.
The question now remains will the reboot have as much an impact on the directions jewelry designers will take and the knock offs at every price point? From what has been shown so far, many of the trends being worn have been out there: layered necklaces vintage pendants, , colorful large stone pendants, beaded necklaces, bracelet stacks and large link bracelets. Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie wears all of these styles and more but that’s not saying they won’t ignite and spin off new creative versions.
When it comes to Charlotte (Davis) and Miranda (Nixon) — Charlotte wears a heart that symbolizes her relationship with her husband Harry and she continues to wear more refined jewels like a diamond tennis necklace. Cynthia Nixon continues to wear more artistic jewelry while newcomers such as Nicole Ari Parker and Sarita Choudhury are wearing pieces that depict their character’s personalities in the series.
Molly Rogers And Danny Santiago are no strangers to SATC. They worked on the HBO series and c0-costumed both films with Field.
Here are just a few looks from the shootings around Manhattan. I have been able to suss out some of the designers but I am still doing some private eye work of my own to find out all of the designers being featured in these photos. Stand by and I will update this post as I find out.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Alp Sagnak Jewelry’s necklace of orange center stone surrounded by rose cut diamonds in rose gold on an oxidized sterling silver chain
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Nak Armstrong’s Nakkard Collection Nakard sterling sliver and blue rhodium Baguette Tile Riviere Necklace with black spinel worn with layers and one vintage charm in the shape of New York City on a thin gold chain.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in the vintage map charm and other layered necklaces and wide bangle bracelets on each wrist.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in a turquoise and malachite rope necklace and violet enamel and baroque pearl ring by Allison Fry of Fry Powers.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Marlo Laz’s Mini Squash Blossom gold beads necklace and again in Alp Sagnak’s orange stone pendant and charm of New York City pendant.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw once again in Marlo Laz’s Mini Squash Blossom Bead Necklace worn layered with another short necklace.
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in London jewelry designer Rosa de la Cruz’s chunky ebony and 18K gold oval link chain bracelet and Fry Powers’ baroque pearl ring (pictured here and below).
Kristin Davis as Charlotte York in Jennifer Fisher’s double heart necklace which features the initials on the flip side of her two daughters in the show (Lily and Rose).
Kristin Davis as Charlotte York wearing a Meirat Jewelry four-carat diamond tennis necklace.
New character to the show, Sarita Choudhury as Manhattan real estate broker, Seema Patel Parker in Marlo Laz’s 14K yellow gold Large Enamel Porte Bonheur with green tourmaline, hunter enamel, and diamonds.
Sarita Choudhury wearing a Verdura ring on one hand and a stack of enamel and gemstone bracelets on the other hand.
New character to the show, Nicole Ari Parker who plays Lisa Todd Wexley, a documentarian and Park Avenue mom wears a bold red link chain necklace by Danish brand Monies.
Guest appearance by Katerina Tannenbaum on the set of And Just Like That wearing Jemma Wynne 18K gold Large Libra Pendant with 18” Zodiac Cable Chain.
Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbs wearing a Deborah Pagani 18K yellow gold and black caucciú rubber Coil Band Ring.