Sarah Jessica Parker

If you live in a place where media and advertising exist, surely you know that in just a handful of days Sarah Jessica Parker returns to the silver screen as her Sex and the City alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw. Since the first SATC movie was a mega success, the impending arrival of SATC: 2 means Parker and her fabulous cohorts are gearing up for a monster press tour, the likes of which will unleash enough glamorous gowns to outfit a virtual sea of starlets. And while these spotlight-worthy dresses are no doubt divine, we want to focus on some of the more down-to-earth looks Parker picks for her daily duties. After all, a girl cannot live on sequin-embellished silk and feather-trimmed tulle alone! So with that, and no further ado, we shall direct your attention to everyone's favourite heroine-in-heels and show you what SJP wears in real life.

Whether she's attending a screening of the new Bravo show Work of Art at the Paley Center (She's an executive producer! It's like Project Runway for art!) in a draped white Sophia Kokosalaki frock or running errands in a snugly cinched grey 3.1 Phillip Lim cardigan, Balenciaga lace-ups, and alabaster Helmut Lang Skinny Jeans ($195, 323.951.0994), Parker dresses up her basics with layered accessories, pops of bright colours, and animal prints. She usually sticks to a slim silhouette for her pants