Working for the media does have it's perks. True, I cover Foreign Affairs and I have no reason being there aside from being a huge fan girl but I just had to weasel my way in by calling one of our producers in the network to get me on the list. So, I ended up going with our anchor Menchu who does the Cebuano Newscast and the Showbiz segments and Mai (another anchor) who hosts Newsday and does weather. It was Menchu who was working that night. Mai and I are just huge SATC fans. Hihihi.
SJP was here in Manila for a few days to attend the opening of SM's new mall at the Fort - the SM Aura Premiere. She's also the new face of the SM Store (which is basically the SM Department Store rebranded) and the mall's new Love to Shop campaign. Who better to represent a shopping campaign for upscale shoppers than the person who played Carrie, right? Carrie who spends 400 dollars on shoes and uses her kitchen as a closet. Such a character.
|Oh hello, SJP!|
SJP cited Carrie's bolder fashion choices, saying that Carrie is more "courageous" about the way she dressed while SJP claims that she is not as.
That day, SJP faced the media with a sheer black dress with a body suit underneath that screamed glamour and sophistication rather than Carrie's quirky, New York street-designer style.
As for more of their differences, Parker said that Bradshaw's life is more colorful than hers and also pointed out that she chose to have kids while Carrie did not.
SJP says that she finds Manila as an exciting city, that she even expressed love for the traffic. I'm not surprised since a New Yorker would definitely know about and learn to love heavy traffic. ;)
|"I'm always attracted to cities. It's what my eyes see. Just driving around the city here, there's so much to see. The streets are so active, they're so alive. There's such a vibrancy to the city. I mean, I shop with my eye in some way too."|
|"I always thought that Carrie was much more bold than I was and continue to be. I continue to be less bold. But I think I learned from her, playing that part for so long; that I think there's something exciting about breaking rules."|
|“Nobody looks good when they’re adopting someone else’s persona. Buy something that makes you happy."|
Before the press conference ended, host Joey Mead announced that SJP donated a hundred thousand dollars to the disadvantaged community in Taguig. Successful and generous. My kind of girl.
I guess my only disappointment was her hair. I would have loved seeing her all curly in Carrie. But that's just the fan girl in me, I guess.
PS: Thank you, boyfriend for letting me borrow your awesome wi-fi camera. Shooting with my old one would have definitely made me cranky. <3