Why the Obsession with Carrie?
Everyone is obsessed with Carrie Bradshaw and her lavish life as a writer and fashionista in the Sex and the City television series. She lives the ultimate socialite’s life, spending her days drinking mimosas over brunch with her three best gals, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha, trapezing into new romantic affiliations in the hustle and bustle of the city, and writing about sex and love in her weekly column.
Not to mention, viewers had a deeply-seeded envy for Carrie’s high fashion closet and shoe and bag addiction. It was not uncommon to see her walk her way down Fifth Avenue with a mission to buy a new pair of Manolo Blahnik’s (if you’re not familiar, these shoes cost anywhere from $995 to $1,500 at Nordstrom’s).
Her Consistent Side Hustles
No matter what kind of predicament you got into, Carrie was there for you. On her spare time, when she wasn’t working hard at being a socialite, buying cute designer finds or writing her column, she got deep into arts by starting up a side hustle as a 3D logo maker. Her friend Pete and her loved to work with new up and coming designers that wanted the perfect designer logo to launch their brand during New York Fashion Week, and she simply had the willpower to get the best designers in line to make their wishes a reality.
Friendship No Matter the Walk of Life
She was also the best friend a girl could ask for. Nowadays, we see television stars who aren’t always there for their friends when the going gets tough. Their language is not always supportive, instead giving off a cruel vibe that their friends need to just figure it out for themselves and get over their issues. While this star shed a very bright light on set, some viewers weren’t her greatest fan. Instead, they preferred the wild Samantha for her cool ways, or Miranda who had it all together at all times—even when she didn’t really. Or even the kind-hearted Charlotte who cared deeply for all of her friends trials and tribulations and consistently stood up for them no matter what.
It’s Not Only About You
Many fans of the show got annoyed with Carrie at the end of the series since she was showcases as a selfish, narcissistic lady who always loved to talk about her problems with the 3D logo company she has begun to fund and boy drama over regular Sunday brunches. While Carrie was often there for her best friends, one moment that everyone harps on is the fact that Carrie spends way too much money on shoes that she doesn’t have anything left for rent. She gets Charlotte to then pawn her old engagement ring so that she can pay for the month. Instead of returning many of the shoes that are barely worn and cost the entirety of her rent, she goes to her best friend to sell a prized – yet no longer sentimental— possession. Rude.