Carrie has never had a particularly bonne time in Paris, has she? In the final series of Sex and the City she wanders the French capital’s arrondissements alone, misses her own book party, and realizes she’s made a grave error in going Euro-hopping with busy Russian beau Aleksandr Petrovsky.
And in the final episode of And Just Like That’s first season, it’s Paris she travels to scatter Mr. Big’s ashes into the River Seine (from a Timmy Woods Eiffel Tower bag-turned-urn while wearing a tangerine Valentino gown, no less). After Aidan’s return and Carrie’s foray into flat shoes, no potential plot twist in And Just Like That season two could really surprise us, but Bradshaw’s return to her French-style tricks of old are admittedly intriguing.
Surely a beret would remind of her of Big in the same way a high blood pressure-inducing entrecôte steak would? Carrie was memorably sporting one the night she showed up at his apartment to see him off to Paris in season two and ended up flinging her McDonald’s in his face. Does she really want to revisit the style tropes associated with failed relationships and a dead husband?
But in new photos taken during filming on the upcoming series, Carrie is indeed channeling Parisian chic in the Big Apple, avec a woven beret by Gigi Burris and a nipped-in bourgeois cardigan, with a feminine floral dress, bow detail pumps and a raffia bag. Sarah Jessica Parker was filming a scene with John Corbett, who plays Aidan, and he had a suitcase in tow on set. Perhaps he’s back from a business trip sourcing furniture, or maybe he and old flame Carrie are taking a mini break to celebrate their on-again romance? Their jaunts upstate were never particularly successful… so if they are escaping Manhattan, let’s hope they’re avoiding both Suffern and Paris, beret or no beret.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk
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