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Items Du Jour: SJP Talks Shoes, Gisele’s Hair Secret, More Miu Miu S/S ‘14

Hayden Panettiere in Tom Ford+ Just as Christian Louboutins are known for their red heels, Sarah Jessica Parker is setting her own shoe trademark: grosgrain ribbons stitched to the back of the heels. The Sex and the City actress - who made Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo household names - talks freely about the inspiration and production of her own shoe collection (which Blahnik had a hand in designing himself!).

+ Despite being the latest Pantene Pro-V spokesmodel, Gisele Bundchen admits that her hair is constantly brushed by other people in her career that she doesn't even own a hairbrush. So, ladies: brushes are so passé these days.

+ While here at ChicDish we released the previews of Miu Miu's Spring/Summer 2014 campaign - which features Elizabeth Olsen, Elle Fanning, and Lupita Nyong'o - the label put out more ads featuring the actresses (as well as some featuring Dark Shadows actress Bella Heathcote). Check them out here!

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Sarah Jessica Parker Has No Style Rules

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Sarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker has no fashion rules.

The former Sex and the City actress insists she doesn't worry about people dismissing her outfits as a "disaster" as she is only concerned with having fun with fashion.

"I think pulling it off or not pulling it off, that almost doesn't exist for me, because I'm looking for experiences, not some report card. I do love fantasy, color and the idea of no rules ... So you choose a dress people think is a disaster. In the end, who cares?"

The 48-year-old star - who has son James, 11, and twin daughters Marion and Tabitha, three, with husband Matthew Broderick - has teamed up with US retailer Nordstrom for her debut shoe collection, SJP, and says all the designs are for footwear she would want to have herself. Speaking to the new edition of InStyle magazine, she said, "If I'm going to ask people for their hard-earned dollars, I'd better be making shoes I want to wear. My real dream was a smaller line, my name, built in Europe, at a reasonable price point."

Sarah Jessica Parker Has Damaged Her Feet with High Heels

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Sarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker has "created" extra bones in her feet from wearing uncomfortable shoes.

The 47-year-old actress has stopped wearing high heels all the time after learning she had irreparably damaged her feet with unsuitable footwear when she began experiencing problems due to the wardrobe worn by her working mother character in 2011 movie I Don't Know How She Does It. Parker claims she would wear heels everyday for up to 18 hours, but now she's paying a painful price for her fashion choices.

"I wore beautiful shoes, and never complained. But then I did I Don't Know How She Does It, and I was very thoughtful about my whole wardrobe and said you know, [my character, Kate Reddy] could not afford really good shoes, she would go to Nine West or Aldo. So I got shoes from there and the bottom of the shoes aren't leather, they are plastic, so I slipped a couple times, twisted my ankle. I went to a foot doctor and he said, 'Your foot does things it shouldn't be able to do. That bone there ... You've created that bone. It doesn't belong there.' It's sad, because my feet took me all over the world, but eventually they were like, 'You know what, we are really tired, can you just stop - and don't put cheap shoes on us?'"

Gwyneth Paltrow is the World’s Best Dress Woman

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Gwyneth Paltrow at the Toronto International Film FestivalGwyneth Paltrow has been named the World's Best Dress Woman.

The Oscar-winning actress - who is known for her classic and sophisticated style - was given the prestigious accolade by People magazine, with the publication stating it was impressed with her simple fashion choices. Gwyneth's stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, said the 39-year-old mother-of-two was not a slave to trends, adding, "She doesn't do fringe. She has a uniform. It's simple, not overdone."

Britain's Duchess of Cambridge was named the woman with the Best Classic Style, while Emma Stone was honored with having the Best Red Carpet Style. Rihanna was praised for taking the most risks in her fashion choices, while Jessica Alba took home the prize for Best Jeans. Jennifer Lawrence was also recognized for Best Dress Under 25 while Reese Witherspoon - who is expecting her third child - took the title of Best Pregnancy.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Splits From Halston

Sarah Jessica Parker on VogueApparently Kim Cattrall isn't the only one who doesn't play well with Sarah Jessica ParkerCarrie Bradshaw Parker and Halston have reportedly ended their working relationship.

The Sex and the City actress was the president of the iconic label until recently and although no formal announcement has been made by either party, the split was alluded to in a recent interview the star completed with Vogue: "When Sex and the City, to her own surprise, made her a fashion star, she launched her own design label and perfumes, as well assigning on to run the Halston Heritage label, a relationship that recently came to an end," the article read.

Last November it was revealed Sarah Jessica was not pleased the CEO of Halston Bonnie Takhar had been forced to step down. "Sarah has been a strong supporter of Bonnie for a very long time, and has been the sole voice supporting her against the board and shareholders. She has been fighting this for a very long time. She believed in Bonnie. She was emotional and upset because this finally came to a head," a source said.

Naked Christian Louboutin Shoe Test

Christian Louboutin measures how good his shoes are by what they look like on a naked woman. The footwear designer says any good shoe should be able to make a female body look sexy without the help of any clothes.

“The ultimate must still look good when a woman is naked. The design that encapsulates my career is the Pigalle, a low-cut, high-heeled pump. It’s so subtle in that it adds something sexy to the body, but you don’t immediately realize that it’s the shoe that is making the difference.”

Christian says his obsession with shoes came after seeing showgirls wear them: “My interest in shoes came from showgirls. Apart from feathers, there is nothing else to the outfit than their shoes. I thought about being a shoe designer when I was about 12-years-old, but it wasn’t until I was in my mid-teens that I realized it could be my real job.”

Christian - whose high-heeled designs have become a favorite among a host of celebrities including Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss - recently claimed a good pair of shoes help transform a woman’s attitude. “When women put on a pair of beautiful shoes they instantly hold themselves differently. Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. I remember watching a Spanish woman in my shop try on some heels. She instantly stood up taller, her chest went out and her shoulders went back. She told her friend that they were better than a face lift.”

Fashion Police: Sarah Jessica Parker Goes Nude in NYC

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Sarah Jessica Parker

‘s fashion fairy godmother was not smiling down on her the night she went to the New York City Ballet fall gala.

Perhaps the winter weather distorted Parker’s innate fashion skills, causing her to dress in this long, sequined, nude catastrophe. And what is with her bag? Should her subtle look be locked up, or would Carrie Bradshaw approve?

(Check out more fashion wrongdoers here.)

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Alexander McQueen Memorial Takes Place in London

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Alexander McQueen memorial

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Moss and Anna Wintour were among the guests at Alexander McQueen’s memorial service today. The stars paid tribute to the British designer - who took his life on the eve of his mother’s funeral in February - alongside family and friends at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral.

Reverend Canon Giles Fraser opened the ceremony with a tribute to the iconic designer, saying, “It was a life lived in the public gaze, but it was as vulnerable and retiring as it was glamorous. Despite the dazzle of his world, he never forgot his East End roots and how much he owed to his loved ones.” Singer Bjork and a Scottish piper playing “Braveheart” accompanied the emotional service with music.

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CFDA Honors McQueen

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Sarah Jessica Parker at last night's CFDA awardsSarah Jessica Parker posthumously awarded the late at the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) last night. The Sex and the City 2 actress gave a speech as she honored the British fashion designer, who committed suicide in February, with the Board of Directors Special Tribute Award.

“I don’t think one brief segment of the evening could really illustrate what he meant to the industry or to the people that worked with him or to his family - so it’s a very hard thing to try to be brief and substantive in a matter of two minutes. But I think his work speaks for him more than I could.”

A McQueen runway show then followed, which included a display of the designer’s fashion pieces, leaving some members of the audience in tears.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Honors McQueen at SATC2 Premiere

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Sarah Jessica Parker

paid tribute to the late Alexander McQueen at the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 last night.

The actress - who plays fashion-conscious Carrie Bradshaw in the big-screen version of the TV series - donned a black armband and wore a stunning strapless dress, which she teamed with shoes and a clutch bag, which were all from the tragic designer’s collection.

“There’s only person I could have worn tonight and that was .”

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