Thursday, May 29, 2008

CARRIE FEVER, AND THEN IT'S ALL OVER...

*No spoilers*



We went, we saw, we drank Cosmos, we sat in a packed out cinema full of well dressed women and one man. I know the film isn't released until tomorrow worldwide so I won't spoil it for everyone by going on about the actual film too much (everyone and their Manolos will be doing that soon enough anyway.)

I went to meet my friend in the bar adjacent to the cinema. We thought, of course that they'd put on a special cocktail for the occasion. When I opened the door I saw: a sea of young women, dressed with more thought and care than usual on a Wednesday evening. No crazy get ups, just a heel here, an armful of bangles there, a slash of lipstick. The bar was busier than on a Saturday night and it was as if all the men on the planet had suddenly disappeared and all the women were having a party to celebrate. The staff, however, was a different matter. Having hugely underestimated the power of the opening night of the Sex and the City movie, they were running around perspiring and flushed, trying to keep up with the demand for cocktails. I didn't even know they had a cocktail menu. I don't think most of them knew they had a cocktail menu until someone dug it out of a box somewhere. But there weren't any Cosmos on it. I made do with some kind of champagne cocktail until I saw a waiter carrying (ha!) a suspiciously pink looking drink in a martini glass. I beckoned him over. He looked scared. Emboldened by the return of Carrie and co I said; "Did I just see you with a Cosmopolitan?" He flinched and weakly muttered, "Yes." "We'll have two of those then." And I tell you: Before I went out I felt a little ridiculous choosing to wear heels to the cinema and I was thinking I'd feel silly ordering a Cosmo but - those things are delicious! As they say in the film; (I think this part has been shown all over the place so it's not really a spoiler) why did we ever stop drinking these? Yeah, why did it feel so deliciously indulgent to think about what you're wearing and order a cocktail on a Wednesday night? And rare? I couldn't remember the last time I'd done that. Probably about four years ago. I got to wondering....in an annoying Carrie style voiceover. Hee, Carrie thankfully only says that once in the film and Samantha never says, "Honey, lemme tell you..." at all as far as I can remember.

So the film: Well, I had bought tickets three weeks ago in a fit of organized dorkdom and just two days later the entire thing was sold out - every performance. It's so rare that a film opens in England before the US - amazing actually. Any people (or actors) who felt annoyed by this quirk of scheduling: just let us have this one, okay? Usually we have to wait up to two years for films to come out here. It was a great atmosphere that I don't think any Ironman or Batman or whatever could compete with. It was funny and sad, a real story sugar coated in Givenchy and sprinkled with Proenza Schouler. My favourite outfit of Carrie's was this one:


And that's all I'm going to say for now.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

have been frantically checking this blog for the past three hours (my sister too), anxiously waiting for your report... and suddenly here it is!
Thanks darling, such a treat.
xoxox
Mia (& sister)

Sam in Paris said...

Me too!
Hoping to see the movie soon. Can't wait! Thanks for not giving anything away!

Bombay Beauty said...

Pity that lone man... BB

l'embrouillamini said...

I went to see it too! I'm still going over the outfit combos and apartment decoration in my mind...
xx

Lola Is Beauty said...

yea, yes floral chairs! x

Rose said...

I normally lurk but I really enjoy your blog and wanted to share in the unashamed pleasure of seeing this!

I went to a screening last night as well- at the Ritzy in Brixton. I really enjoyed the great atmosphere and the communcal happiness of all the groups of friends with their drinks in the cinema clapping, crying and laughing.

I think I actually liked Charlotte's crochet dress near the beginning the best. I also loved this green one of Carrie's and the white suit and Manolo's she wears (loathed to give anything away...) because I think the outfit was just right for the sentiment- and so understated.

Definitely keen to know what people thought of the apartment make over

la femme said...

I was serving cosmos last night rather than drinking them at the cinema, but I can't wait to see it!

Love her studded belt and Givenchy shoes with this outfit.

Naomi said...

cant wait to see it!!!

catherine said...

it was my favorite also, steve madden just copied the shoes, and as much as i am against that kind of thing, i may have to give them a try...

Lola Is Beauty said...

also fully against the knock offs - but the Dior ones are $770 and probably sold out now. also, ahem:
http://www.asos.com/
Sarah-Jessica-Parker/
Asos-Leather-Heavy-Gladiator-Sandals/
Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=233507&cid=4
172&clr=Black&sh=0
(you have to un-break the link)
...would it be so very terrible? I like them in tan too...

Stephanie said...

Just got back from SITC & loved every minute! I do love the hair-bird and I think my favorite outfit was the "New Years Eve PJ/fur/sequin beret ensemble- kudos to Pat Field! Cosmos are luscious and I don't feel at all embarrassed ordering one- but you won't find a heel ten feet near me, too countrified to go back to em'. Maybe one day, but for now, its all Birkenstocks and ballet flats.