Candace Bushnell and Carrie Bradshaw both:
* write a sex column
* are big partygoers and have active night lives * are on the cutting edge of fashion and footwear
* moved to New York City in their late teens * faced financial struggles
* are petite with light eyes and hair
* share the same initials One major difference between them: Candace Bushnell is a RL person, while Carrie Bradshaw is a fictional character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker on the HBO series Sex and the City and in the film Sex and the City: The Movie.
Candace Bushnell has stated that Carrie Bradshaw is her alter ego.