My sister sent me a message on gchat (the communicative tool of the yopro generation) this morning to tell me that she channelled Michael Carrington from Grease 2 yesterday by wearing a new gray sweatshirt. An obscure reference to default to if only because Danny Zucko wears a gray sweatshirt in the masterpiece that is the first production of Grease.
As far as mixing and matching gris goes though, neither Michael Carrington nor Danny Zucko are the ones to source for style inspiration. Rather, we should take a queue from Sarah Jessica Parker, the leading advocate of artificially straightened hair and my second favorite celebrity to track paparazzi pictures of on the interwebz. I've been taking style notes from photos of SJP walking her children around the West Village since James Wilkie started preschool. Her winter parka was my original inspiration for Malakai, and as long she's wearing Uggs in winter, I'm wearing Uggs in the winter.
But back to gray. SJP is starring in Amanda Peet's new off-Broadway play, and a picture of her at the premiere reveals her seamless ability to transition a groutfit from day to night. See comparative notes below.
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SJP mixes and matches various shades of gray while toting a crocodile bag and herself around the environs of what is presumably Lower Manhattan. The heels add a bit of color and height to the pocket-sized lil' lady. Also note that her lip gloss is poppin'.