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Sarah Jessica Parker breaks down 'fashion honour system'

Published 28/09/2016

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker

The former Sex and the City star is very selective when it comes to clothes buying.

Sarah Jessica Parker feels it's selfish to hoard red carpet loaners.

The Sex & the City star and style icon often borrows clothing to wear at high-profile events, but she never stashes floater apparel in her closet at home.

"I’ve never, ever, ever, taken anything," she explained during an appearance on Amazon's Style Code Live. "In the case (of my former show Sex and the City), if we owned it then I owned it and it’s in an archive, but if it was borrowed from a designer, or belonged to someone else, it always went back.

"Even when I borrow something for an important event, I always give everything back because I feel as if it’s an honour system. It’s like the library. You return the bag, you loved wearing it, you had custody over it for the night, and allow someone else the opportunity.”

Sarah applies her own fashion honour system ethics to all types of style situations, including how she shops.

“I’m actually not a huge shopper,” she confessed. “I mean I have more shoes now because I have a shoe collection, but even that I’m very thoughtful about. What do I really need? What can I borrow? What can I not live without?"

One thing Parker is certain she can't live without is her hairstylist Serge Normant and his namesake products.

“Here is what I really do," she said of her haircare routine. "I wash my hair with Serge Normant products, that is the dead truth. I use his ‘must haves’; it’s called Meta Silk in the black bottle with the conditioner. Then, I go to bed with a wet head and let the chips fall where they may.

"When my hair has been beaten up because I’m working, I use the Meta Morphosis Serge Normant, it’s a miracle in a tub. That’s what I find for me that really saved my hair. And if your hair doesn’t look good when you wake up in the morning I don’t know what to tell you. I’m sorry about that. Wet it and put it in a bun, just put it in a bun."

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