Being Sexy Without Breaking the Bank

But in her appropriately titled book "How To Be Sexy," Carmen Electra writes that people who try to be perfect are too phony to be truly attractive. Within reason, flaws like crooning off-key in karaoke can be endearing and, moreover, pretty darn sexy.

"Most people will relate to you if you're human, and human is not perfect," Electra writes. "You're a klutz? I think that's cute. You're the world's worst cook? So what? That's what take-out is for." (Note to self: Whew.)

Even Sarah Jessica Parker herself recognizes that, for a woman and a professional, blazing one's own path is more important than a six-figure salary. In an interview with Forbes.com's Camilla Webster, Parker says she was honored to put her name on a line of inexpensive clothing at the department store Steve and Barry's.

"None of my decisions have been mercenary," says Parker. "I hope that I've shown that to my child, and being able to support myself and being independent has always been very important to me."

Me too, SJP, me too. That's why I'll flock to the "Sex and the City" movie premiere with my like-minded girlfriends, revel in the daydreams and then walk home, ballet flats pounding on pavement, with a little extra spring in my step because this city, and any city, is rife with potential.

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