Speaking to Vogue, the 48-year-old actress said: ''In a silly way, I think it's what people have expected of me most because of Carrie Bradshaw. Because I got to play that role, I wore a lot of shoes and by default I learned an enormous amount. It's hard to walk away from that.''

She added: "We're putting new colours together that people don't typically do, just beautiful combinations that you wish existed in your closet. And in terms of bags, thinking about that period of the Seventies into the Eighties, what those women were carrying, taking away the bells and the whistles and hardware and really making it about the bag.''

The SJP rangewhich will be available exclusively in Nordstrom stores in the US in 2014, will also include chic handbags and trench coats, and the actress revealed her line was inspired by the '70s and '80s.