Eric Daman is an Emmy® Award winning costume designer, Costume Design Guild nominee, clothing designer, jewelry designer, fashion stylist, author and television personality. Daman is the current brand ambassador for Century 21 Department Stores and has collaborated with top brands including Maybelline NY, Swarovski, Charlotte Russe, DKNY, Threads & Heirs, Vitamin Water, Nine West, Payless Shoes, and Henri Bendel’s. Currently Daman is the costume designer of CWTV’s The Carrie Diaries, prequel to Sex and the City. Daman costume designed the hit television series Gossip Girl for its six season run; and assisted Patricia Field on HBO's Sex and the City. Daman costume designed 10 feature films, most recently the 2012 Nickelodeon release Fun Size. Earlier big-screen titles are The Door in the Floor with Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger, Anamorph with Willem Dafoe, Tenderness with Russell Crowe and Laura Dern, The Architect with Isabella Rossellini and Hayden Panettiere, Train Wreck with Gretchen Mol, and The Guitar directed by Amy Redford. Daman’s work on and off-screen has appeared in leading news, fashion, lifestyle publications and online outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Hollywood Reporter, People, and InStyle. On television, Daman has appeared on E!News and The Rachel Ray Show, as a guest judge on Season 12 of Project Runway, Season 16 of America’s Next Top Model, Season 2 of Project Runway All-Stars; within fashion documentaries including Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman and Call It A Balance In The Unbalance. Daman authored a personal style guide, You Know You Want It: Style – Inspiration – Confidence, in 2010.
GOSSIP GIRL BFF & NY handbag designer MICHELLE VALE is launching the shoe every woman is pining for this summer. SOAK was founded in 2014 with former Fashion Editor ELENA CORSANO to create a stylish alternative for what-to-slip-on when the stilettos slide off!
SOAKs are perfectly practical. They’ll get you to yoga and out for brunch in comfort and style while chic enough to work in, paired with a pencil skirt, a blouse and blazer. They’re sleek and innovative slides, created with custom technology, actual arch support for work/play footwear featuring eco-friendly comfort, and non-ironic vegan style! Designed here in New York City and crafted in Kennebunk, Maine, SOAK sandals are leading the way for SOAK rain boots, flats, eyewear and more — for the best of both worlds.
GIVE SOAK A KICK! Get a pair of SOAK sandals from the very first production run and receive them — in the color selection of your choice — along with a durable carry pouch! The SOAK KICKSTART CAMPAIGN is in the home stretch so you’ll have to be quick! With a week to go they’ve gathered $20,000 and parted with 300 pairs already — just to show you how much the ladies are loving them!
FASHION 411: Have you seen Michelle’s hot new Balancé Totes?
Slide into a pair of SOAKs and with one of Michelle’s new Balancé Totes on your arm you’ll be Totes Chic head-to-toe! Check out the Balancé Leather Tote in Perforated Nude, the Balancé Linen Tote in Hot Pink, or the Balancé Custom Python Crimson Red Tote with Steel Grey.
Claire Coghlan asked for my thoughts on the legacy left behind by the tragic loss of these two true red carpet fahion and style stars. In remembering Oscar De La Renta and L’Wren Scott we pay tribute to their amazing talents and honor their contributions to the magic of fashion on the red carpet. The online piece (see Variety.com) is a longer version of the print story (above).
1. When she wore this shimmery, cutout contraption and you never craved a piece of clothing more in your life: See 16 more of Kristen Harris‘s favorite #GossipGirl looks rocked by the UES’s favorite fashionista on Buzzfeed.com.
Posted in FASHION & STYLE on June 24, 2014
China’s number one fashion, beauty and lifestyle TV program, Queen (我是大美人) came to visit me in NYC! My friend Bianca Bai, a Chinese supermodel, and I had afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel (yes, of Gatsby fame) in Manhattan. I gave her style tips for how to master the “Upper East Side IT Girl Look” she’s just crazy about.
To see how I styled Bianca Bai in some of my favorite designers for a fashionable day of New York City shopping, and more looks inspired by Blair Waldorf and Serena van Der Woodsen from 我是大美人.
Posted in IN THE MEDIA on June 11, 2014