Carrie Bradshaw, Brown’s latest fictional alum
Carrie Bradshaw is joining the slew of fictional characters who ‘attended’ Brown. Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City, recently released Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel as part of her young adult series that follows the Sex and the City characters as teenagers. Set in the early 1980s, Summer and the City follows Carrie after her high school graduation as she prepares to attend Brown in the fall. To Sex and the City fans like myself, it comes as no surprise that Carrie went to Brown. We should’ve known that such a character obviously spent her undergrad years on College Hill…
1) In the pilot episode, Carrie and her friends vow to challenge gender roles and start having sex “like men.”
2) Her only employment comes from her job as a weekly sex columnist. Her ‘assignments’ require her to go to various bars, clubs, and other NYC hot spots to meet men—sounds sort of like something that could be a GISP.
3) She has commitment issues. Clearly, she enjoyed Brown’s lax policy about being able to drop a class at any point in the semester.
4) She’s a pro at living in a cramped, small apartment. She probably gained those skills after a housing lottery disaster.
5) She is trendy, expressive, and bold—which makes sense since Brown is the most fashionable Ivy, according to Women’s Wear Daily. The respected trade journal wrote that styles at Brown include “downtown NY hipster,” “stiletto-clad sophisticate,” and “patch-worked bohemian.” Carrie Bradshaw rocks all three of these looks.