(Photo by Arna Bee.)

The doppelganger for Carrie Bradshaw aka Sarah Jessica Parker wanted to peruse the fashions at Simply Vintageous, the delightful new celebrity favorite vintage shop on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood. Brooke Wilen, Carrie Bradshaw's twin, had thought it would be a fun little exercise to see, "What would Carrie Bradshaw wear from Simply Vintageous?" Having known Brooke for a bit now I knew she had a wonderful sense of style and a great eye so I was delighted for her to pick out the outfits. What resulted was a fabulously fun, incredibly stylish photo shoot, styled by Brooke and photographed by the brilliant and talented Arna Bee.

I have realized that many people are enamored with and curious about vintage but not quite sure how to put it into their everyday life. I have also realized that the adage "fashion is fleeting but style is forever" couldn't be more true. It is important for anyone who cares about fashion to develop their own sense of style in order to feel comfortable in knowing what they decide to wear on any given day will fit their personality as well as make them feel beautiful and at ease. True style is timeless. But true timelessness can even come in the form of a clearly 70's key party dress if it's worn with the right flair as Brooke shows us here.

Being new to the retail fashion industry, I had no idea the absolute joy I would obtain from helping women pick out the right dress for that special occasion or just for everyday. I also was blithely unaware that in owning this shop I would also be privy to the secrets, fears and joys of a variety of women. I have come to look forward to meeting these talented, smart, interesting and funny women on a daily basis in my shop. But I digress. The main reason for this article is to see what Carrie Bradshaw would wear so I want to leave room for the pictures and descriptions!

Carrie Bradshaw would most certainly wear a beautiful 70's angel sleeve dress with panache to a garden party or a cocktail party. She would pick out a sparkly top with comfortable jeans to have a night on the town with her friends and she would be thrilled to wear this exquisite, colorful, beaded dress for that special date night or that evening wedding. Of course Carrie's shoes must always compliment every outfit and a simple black pump is the right choice for two of these ensembles. In next week's article we will see what she would wear to a ladies lunch, a night on the town and a trip to Hawaii!


(Photo by Arna Bee.)