Sex and the City 2 Week: Spotlight on Carrie

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Metal + Fire

Because the character of Carrie is meant to be the every-woman of the group, her essence is not so heavy in one element. She's a Metal for her love of all things top of the line, and the meticulous perfection of her imperfect life. She's a Fire for being the star of the show by any definition, and immediately owning every room she walks into. This is largely due to her impeccable statement-making wardrobe and zest for life in The City. No matter where she goes, she's always dressed to attract conversation and her outfits are either impossibly perfect for the time and place, or divinely imperfect which in turn redefines perfect. You with me?

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Carrie's Rules to Style

1. Every outfit starts with the shoes.

2. Always make sure you're wearing at least one piece that only you can pull off.

3. When you think you're ready to walk out the door, stop and replace the most predictable part of your outfit with something unexpected.

4. Your style comes down to what makes you giddy. If you're uninspired by what you have on, it's time to change.

5. Each day is a new opportunity to reinvent your style... and yourself.

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At the Movies

Carrie could literally wear a paper bag and we'd all be running to the nearest grocery store to stock up, which means her perfect outfit possibilities are endless. If she were going to see Sex and the City 2, she wouldn't be deterred by the casual setting of a movie theatre; she'd use it as an opportunity to create a borderline kitschy version of the perfect outfit. She might sport something like this Alexander Wang frock in the quintessential comfy fabric, and clearly far from unfabulous. Add some one-of-a-kind, edgy designer accessories, a gasp inducing pair of shoes, and all she needs are her girlfriend and popcorn.

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Sex and the City 2 Week: Spotlight on Samantha

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All Fire Baby!

It's safe to say that Samantha Jones is one of most fiery Fires ever created in pop culture - especially when it comes to her philosophies on men, and that sailor mouth of hers. We'd all love to have even a fraction of the guts she has, which is why she's an icon and an inspiration to us all. When it comes to Samantha's style, no outfit is too loud or skimpy. Her look is fearless and ageless. I mean, what other woman in her 50's would show up to a red carpet event wearing the exact same outfit as Miley Cyrus?

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Samantha's Rules to Style

1. Always dress for men, not for women (if you get cat calls from the construction workers on Canal St., that means you got it right).

2. Your best staple pieces are the ones that are most easily removed.

3. Never bring a fake Fendi to the Playboy mansion.

4. Wear it, and never apologize for it.

5. The bigger the jewels, the better... if you know what I mean.

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At The Movies

Samantha's a "go big or go home" kinda gal. So even if she's just going to the movies, that's certainly not stopping her from sporting her most obnoxious duds - sparkles, chunky jewelry, and blatant brands in tow. Samantha is the last person to care about whatever whispers she may be attracting from the row behind about her tranny-like corset. In fact, the more whispers she attracts, the better.

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Wear Your Fire Resolution: Get Noticed

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A Fire New Year

Some of us need a little fun in our lives. Maybe you worked too hard last year or went through a tough time, and have forgotten to live it up from time to time. Or perhaps you're just looking to make a connection with those around you, whether they be old friends or a potential to-be-determined soul mate. Either way, you need to get noticed. Allow me to show you how you can use Fire to help you seek some pleasure this year.

Your Look's Key Words: Dramatic. Fun. Captivating. Flirty. Alive. Style Elements: Sharp shapes. Sparkle. Bright colors. Body con. Animal.

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Tips to Fire Up Your Life

1. Throw a party. You don't need a reason. Just a bunch of your friends, some great munchies, and libations for all. Whether you're in the mood for a game night, girls night, or Jersey Shore night, hosting a party will put you in your Fire element. No matter what, laughs and hugs are guaranteed.

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2. Join Twitter. If you haven't already, this is a must. At first glance, it may feel a bit like a way dumbed down version of Facebook, but it's actually a super fun way to stay connected with friends (and celebs), and stay abreast of their daily musings.If nothing else, it's another way to procrastinate from that boring work you're supposed to be doing.

3. Do something daring. Go skydiving. Take a strip tease class. Get a Brazilian bikini wax. Drive a Vespa. Doing something you'd normally be too scared to do will get the adrenaline flowing, and make you feel like you're on top of the world.

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It's hard to imagine a year without Fire energy. It's the element that allows us to connect in a meaningful way with our favorite people, and makes it OK to be all about you every now and then. It's what keeps us sane, and gives us things to look forward to, like those fabulous studded heels you're going to wear to Friday happy hour. Speaking of, gotta go...