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What to Expect from Sarah Jessica Parker's New Shoe Line

When Sarah Jessica Parker announced last week that she was launching a shoe line, the world gasped a unanimous, "Finally!" Now the actress is slowly starting to dish on what the shoes in her forthcoming SJP line (which also includes bags and trenches) will look like.

When Sarah Jessica Parker announced last week that she was launching a shoe line, the world gasped a unanimous, "Finally!" Now the actress is slowly starting to dish on what the shoes in her forthcoming SJP line (which also includes bags and trenches) will look like.

Expect grosgrain to be a "signature" element of the shoes, according to Footwear News. This one surprised us a bit, because it seems so preppy and traditional (after all it's signature on Ferragamo's classic Vara shoes) but Parker has a history with it. Her mother had a penchant for traditional children's clothing--think saddle shoes and pinafores. And of course, nothing completes that look like a grosgrain hair ribbon. Parker told the trade that she was expected to wear one in her hair everyday--the family even had an entire bureau dedicated to them.

Another thing to expect? Dullness. No, not in the design, but in the fabrication. "I don’t like a shoe to be too shiny. Sometimes it loses its chicness," Parker told Footwear News. "That’s why suede is so nice--it takes color so beautifully as opposed to calf.”

The collection, which will debut exclusively at Nordstrom in January, is a homage to the New York woman. “We thought [about the metropolitan New York woman]. A beautiful coat, bag and pair of shoes--they all kind of go together. It seemed tight," Parker told the trade. "It didn’t seem like we were trying to sell a bunch of junk to people.”

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