Can Selena Gomez Channel Preppy Charlotte? What About The Rest Of SATC’s Fashion Icons?

Kristin Davis as Charlotte York in “Sex and the City 2,” and Selena Gomez in Santa Monica, California, on June 13, 2011.
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Just when you thought Sex and the City was getting a little too middle-aged for the Jimmy Choo-clad crowd, author Candace Bushnell has come out with “Summer And The City,” a young adult novel based on the titular characters’ first interactions with the city, following a young, senior-year Carrie in the Big Apple. Not only do we love YA novels (especially YA novels about the city in which we live), we love seeing the girls who practically defined ‘90s NYC as unsure, post-teen city dwellers who teeter around town on un-sensible shoes much like the young authors at MTV Style. (There are four of us, TOO…no one calls Miranda, though in reality it would most likely be me. Womp-womp.)

In speaking about her novel, Bushnell says she’d like to see it on the screen. Which means, of course, today’s Bright Young Things not only need to embody ICONS, but also the history of being some of the most stylish women (fictional and not) of all time. But can the gals today cut it? The chic lit turned YA novel(ista) thinks so, since she told The Daily Caller about her secret casting visions—not for heroine Carrie, but the young (and presumably pristine) Charlotte. “I’m going to get into trouble for this, but I was looking at some pictures of Selena Gomez today and thinking ’she’d make a really good young Charlotte.” Whoa. Candy, you are so right on; Selena’s clean-cut charm practically oozes a slightly less WASP-y Charlotte. (Demure, well-heeled, but exceptionally assembled. Charlotte would applaud young Selena.) To make Hollywood’s job easier as they scrape together a script, we’ve picked the gals who’ve got the look down pat.

Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones in “Sex and the City 2,” and AnnaLynne McCord in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. 5, 2011.
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Sexy Samantha helped women redefine what being a woman with an “appetite” meant, and Kim Cattrall played the role with such assurance and humor. But a young Samantha has to be literally smokin’, so the sultry mistress of kissy-face, AnnaLynne McCord, would fit the role with finesse. That knowing look and throaty voice is wise beyond her years…and we’d love to see AnnaLynne play a little funny/hot without taking it over-the-top.

Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes in “Sex and the City: The Movie,” and Heather Morris at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. 30, 2011.
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No one wants to be Miranda at first glance. It’s a fact of life. She had the braces, the baby, and the short husband. But lest we forget, Cynthia Nixon also had THE best one-liners, delivered with such zing. She was also the most reasonable, relatable character on the show. Funny girl Heather Morris could do goofy, but seeing her play smart for once would be cramazing. Also, their mouths look totally similar, right?

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in ’Sex and the City 2,’ and Blake Lively in Hollywood, California on June 15, 2011.
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Here’s our whammy: BLAKE LIVELY as Carrie Bradshaw. Sure, rumors have already swirled about the role, and her rep adamantly denied it (though, Blake’s rep is a pro at denying), but seriously. Seriously. Blake is a mini Sarah Jessica Parker in training anyway, with their fashion connection and aquiline faces and relationship to a designer (Lagerfeld/McQueen, respectively). What made Carrie work was how much we knew that SJP, in many ways, was Carrie. And what would Serena van der Woodsen be without Carrie Bradshaw before her?

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City 2,” and Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen on the fourth season of “Gossip Girl.”
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