Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a shoe line.

The 'Sex and the City' actress - whose character Carrie Bradshaw was known for her love of Manolo Blahnik shoes - is teaming up with the fashion brand's CEO George Malkemus to launch her own line of footwear called SJP.

She told Vogue: "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."

The SJP range - which 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.

She said: "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 stylish star previously had her own clothing range, Bitten, at now-defunct retail chain Steve & Barry's. She also served as creative director for Halston until 2011.

Sarah also has her own range of perfumes, including signature scent Lovely.