Sarah Jessica Parker’s Philip Treacy hat: fug satellite dish or very fashionable?


As we discussed yesterday, Sarah Jessica Parker is still in Australia, promoting No One Cares How She Does It. Instead of trying to set up big “premieres” the studio has just been making SJP do solo photo calls and press conferences, which is sad because the movie is a bomb and no one cares. Still, SJP gets an A for effort, and she’s been dressing up in a series of eye-catching ensembles, trying to tempt us into caring. Here is SJP in Melbourne yesterday, today or tomorrow (I never know with Australia), wearing a Chanel dress and a Philip Treacy satellite hat. You can see more images here, at Red Carpet Fashion Awards – SJP’s arms look rough, and they have pics of the hat from a different (sketchier) angle.

Now, some of you think I have a hate-on for hats. Sometimes it is jealousy on my part – I can’t pull off hats, I don’t have the face for it, nor the appropriately-sized and shaped head. But I do enjoy a good hat or fascinator on the right girl. THIS is neither the right hat nor the right girl. This reeks of trying-too-hard. And I don’t mean this in the particularly vicious way it sounds, but why is SJP drawing so much attention to her face? If I was styling her, I would never allow her to wear something so large on her head, given her unconventional beauty (cough).

By the way, I’ve seen SJP work a hat and a fascinator before – I’m not opposed to her wearing something that flatters her and isn’t a giant satellite dish stuck to her head.




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  1. Beatrix says:

    nope. take it off. Carrie Bradshaw does not = Sarah Jessica parker. Never did.

  2. Bite me says:

    I think she looks good… The hat distracts us from her face… Another one that needs to go back to tv

  3. gab says:

    Forget the hat, this one needs a burka.

  4. brin says:

    It’s so subtle, I barely noticed it.

  5. Dibba says:

    She grosses me out.

  6. Hautie says:

    I love the dress and shoes.

    I am not sure why she felt the outfit needed a big ass hat.

  7. lin234 says:

    She set herself up on this one. Too easy.

  8. lisa says:

    I never watched SATC. I have seen it in syndication. He face just changed. I watched the early shows and her face was rounder and her chin was not that long. As she has aged her face has begun to look very harsh. I noticed it at the end of the shows and she just does not look that great. I think maybe the outliner on her eyes has a lot to do with it. Makes them look so tiny. Why does she do that. It is not flattering when you already have small eyes.

    I like her fashion style, but she is stuck in the Carrie character. Even in her movies.. she talks the same all the time..

    OK.. I have put way too much thought into this.

  9. Mary says:

    Why didn’t she get the big one?

  10. Diane says:

    @brin: EXACTLY what I was going to say!

  11. Franny says:

    they are tomorrow! my friend lives in NZ so we always joke about what the future is like down there, if they are in hoover crafts yet.

    I still love her though. She will always be Carrie for me. I don’t really get the hate for her though. She acknowledges her success without being goopy about it. she works with what was given to her physical wise. she’s aging and at least doing it gracefully (no plastic surgery, fillers and so on). she wears interesting clothes and has cute children. why the hate?

  12. Jackie says:

    fashion is wearing her. she is turning into a slave for it. she needs to go away for awhile.

  13. jen says:

    It casts a shadow on her face so I think it works for her.

  14. Delta Juliet says:


    Ha! I love a good Seinfeld reference 😀 My hubby and I always pull that one out when we see a ridiculous hat.

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  16. ladybert62 says:

    I am at a loss for words! But I will try – OK, it does hide her face somewhat – but it is ridiculous.

  17. MSat says:

    It hides her hideous face, so I’d call it a WIN.

  18. Green_Eyes says:

    Intercepted an out of this world messages. The Klingons called, they need their satellite component back!! Must a been pissed cuz they paraphrased what they felt Cpt. Kirk would say “WTF!! oh hell no! We want our dish back in warped speed ahead…and no stopping @ Priceline because you obviously already had..though did not realize they now sell satellites as human head gear. “

  19. spinner says:

    …It came from outer space…

  20. Sara says:

    It’s hard to believe that she is three or more years younger than Charlotte(forgot her real name).

  21. mia135 says:

    Philip Treacy makes some of the ugliest hats on the planet. He makes women look like a joke, and then his designs get labelled as “works of art”. It’s all a complete farce and he must be laughing all the way to the bank.

    If the hat was way smaller and she had worn her hair back in a bun it MIGHT have been ok.

  22. YvetteW says:

    I love Phillip Treacy and totally get the outlandish hats. However, Sarah Jessica is such a fashion victim. Just because it zips, fits and has a designer label doesn’t make it wearable.

  23. ruru says:

    Just a FYI she’s wearing that thing on her head because she attended Melbourne Cup Day events.

  24. G says:

    Sorry, she’s not a kid anymore and I find her too old to pull off the Carrie Bradshaw or the young mum thing. That’s not a criticism. It’s just a fact that we age.

    The hat? It’s so out of any context, it’s wierd. She’s not at Ascot and it dosen’t certainly say “I’m just a working Mom, like you.”

    EDIt: Sorry, I see she was at the Melbourne Cup…..OK, but take it off when you leave.

  25. Elleh says:

    It looks like a snake. When Carrie Bradshaw, a fictional character, wears this sort of stuff in a fictional story where everything and everyone is over the top – that’s fine. We have context. We have Patricia Field. We get it.

    When Sarah Jessica Parker wears this stuff, she appears to be making a cartoonish and desperate attempt to remind people that she once played Carrie Bradshaw.

  26. Redd says:

    ha ha ha, snicker, lol, lmao, thanks for that, I really needed a laugh…ho ho hee hee, hah

  27. G says:

    @Elleh. Well said. Can I just add that the post TV Show efforts are wrecking the legacy of what was an intimate refreshingly frank look at women’s urban dating lives.

  28. bunny says:

    She is trying to hide how badly she has aged. I have noticed lately when women are bone-thin they age the worse.

  29. Sumodo1 says:

    It gets Showtime.

  30. umabrasileira says:

    Her chin looks enormous under that thing!

  31. Luise says:


  32. benny says:

    It looks like a pile of dog shit that someone stepped in and spread around a bit.

    Women pay good money for this? I’m in the wrong business.

  33. gee says:

    @Brin, LMAO

  34. Amanda G says:

    @lisa – I totally agree. I hate how she does the black eyeliner! I also hate the color of her hair. She either needs to go blonde or go dark. Pick one! I thought she looked quite beautiful during the 2nd and 3rd seasons of SATC. I think she was/is a heavy smoker so that probably has a lot to do with the way she looks now.

  35. Kara Ann says:

    Never seen an episode of SATC so I have never understood people’s fascination with this woman. Also, without that show as context for her wardrobe, I can say that she has always seemed a bit of an Label-Hound, Fashion Killer.

  36. Mona says:

    If she wants to separate herself from being type cast as Carrie for the rest of her career, she is failing….and badly. This woman does not understand how to style herself. That or she actually thought Bradshaw’s outfits looked good when, mostly she looked like a homeless person who knew the very best goodwill dumpsters to “shop”.

  37. F5 says:

    “E” for effort 😉

  38. Kim says:

    For an English wedding ok — for a talk show not so much.

  39. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I kind of like it. It’s quirky:-)

  40. Poppy says:

    People really need to do a little research before making assumptions.

    It’s Melbourne Cup racing carnival week in Australia, everyone wears hats and many wear outrageous ‘look-at-me’ hats it’s part of the fun. The hat is totally tongue in cheek on SJP’s part, it’s called a sense of humour guys.

  41. Me says:

    The only thing that would be better is if the hat were covering her face.

    I don’t like the hat or SATC.

  42. retyah says:

    Reminds me of a snake. I’m scared of it.

  43. Pippa says:


  44. Scout says:

    My Little Pony rides again!

  45. RobN says:

    You could skin that thing and make a nice purse for Reese Witherspoon.

    Just to be clear, I was talking about SJP, not the hat.

  46. sosuzy says: