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FOR A FRESH LOOK NOW—
Pair contemporary classics with today’s trends! Spring’s sweet and frosty chromatic concoctions are delectable— especially if your eyes are cool blue or green, your hair is fair & your skin has a warm gold tone…
In other words, Spring is your thing, no matter what!
In which case the colors Hyacinth, Mint, Tangerine, Daffodil, Turquoise, and Coral will be forever flattering as the favored flavors for your personal palette. You can use them eternally, on the daily, year round. With your cool blue or green eyes, fair hair, and warm tone skin, think of them as your perfect palette cleansers. Frame your face with them and you’ll never be washed out or overpowered…
Spring’s frosty palette is a universal perennial pick-me-up!
What if your natural coloring is best enhanced by colors of another season? You may be an autumn, a la Blair Waldorf, perhaps? For you, Spring fashion is a blooming bevy of accessories and accent pieces you can pick and choose from— and style with— as needed, to freshen up…
Play it fresh and light till the mercury rises!
Blood Orange and Mint Green are on the Spring 2013 color radar. But before you commit to laying out cash or your credit card, evaluate the wear and tear factor. A few trendy fillers in these designer hues are a safe bet for your wallet, and are guaranteed to keep your look updated, fresh, clean, and in the swing of Spring 2013!
Summer’s colors in the hot seat!
AnnaSophia Robb’s Natural Tonality Is Truly Spring—
As Carrie Bradshaw She’s A Girl For All Seasons!
LEARN HOW TO FRAME YOUR FACE IN YOUR NATIVE PALETTE!
After that you can wear any color you choose. This is one of my favorite photos of AnnaSophia as Carrie Bradshaw. It’s a great example of styling that complements her coloring and opens the door to prismatic possibilities!
THE BIRTH OF “THE CLEAVAGE RHOMBUS”
“Who needs accessories when you have an amazing Couture cut out tuxedo by Maxime Simoens?! Serena is no nonsense in this episode, so I wanted her formal wear to be fierce, severe, and traffic-stopping,” Daman explains. “New York Magazine actually called me the inventor of the “Cleavage Rhombus” for this inspired couture creation. So be it! I wanted her looking FIERCE!”
SPOTTED: SERENA BEFORE THE FOUNTAIN! See more fabulous fashions worn by Blake Lively as Serena Van Der Woodsen…
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DON’T APOLOGIZE! ACCESSORIZE!
The night I hosted Fashion’s Night Out with Vera Wang in her NYC Soho boutique I had the pleasure of meeting jewelry designer Magdalena Stokalska. Vera and I each invited a handful of our respective Twitter followers, and Magda was among those on my list, chosen to join in the festivities on that nights special occasion. One thing led to another and we received sample pieces from Magda’s jewelry collection. Goes to show you, if you’re open to new possibilities, expanding your horizons, and you’re prepared… you can go just about anywhere you want to go.
Watch Carrie get ready for the school dance in The Carrie Diaries “Caught” and “The Long Winding Road not taken” on the CW’s website.
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True fashionistas will see how the vision of The Carrie Diaries 80s fashion is deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of the 80s. To prepare my team for what was coming, I created this series to describe what I felt would be the most important aspects of 80’s fashion to include in The Carrie Diaries. Most people watching The Carrie Diaries were born in the 90s. And I think most people in the cast were born in the 90s too for that matter! So, I made sure to use a combination of modern and vintage images and fashions, and keep a high-low mix of street wear, runway, couture, and mass market. I focused on the trends I could see being viable options and sustainable over the duration of hopefully many continuous seasons.
There were so many fashion inspirations in the 80s. Some of them were geographic, some of them were cultural, some retro, some neo. It was a fabulous kaleidoscopic influx of global proportions in a way that had never happened before.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘The Carrie Diaries’ Eric Daman Reveals His Secrets For Dressing The Most Stylish Stars In Hollywood!
Many have said the clothes were a fifth character on “Sex and the City.” The same holds true for “Gossip Girl” and “The Carrie Diaires.” And when iDesignTimes talked to Eric Daman this week we found out that fifth character is developed just as methodically as any script. But instead of words there are sequins, sparkle and lots of prints.
A STAR IS BORN
Look at the incredible detail built into this ballet dress by Georges Chakra! The decollete is sheer nude encrusted with green crystals and rhinestones! And it frames her Alex Woo “C” necklace amazingly. Carrie Bradshaw enjoys her first 15 minutes of fame in Interview Magazine, seeing her hand painted Mark Cross bag; it’s her first feature in Interview, her favorite magazine of all time. The jade earrings are also a jaw dropper, with their crystal teardrops dangling in the center!
Watch Carrie and her friends dance the night away in The Carrie Diaries “Caught” episode on The CW.
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“I totally fell in love with the velvet and pearl,” Daman told InStyle.com. “They’re so ‘80s aspirational.”
THE SHOE MUST GO ON!
The teen Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) receives her first pair of Manolos in this week’s “Hush, Hush” episode of The Carrie Diaries, a scene so momentous, costume designer Eric Daman had to find just the right pair of shoes. His pick? A pointed-toe, green lime green design, embellished with teardrop pearls and gemstones. “Talk about light on her feet! This shoe is practically illuminated from within!” Watch Carrie slip into her first pair of Manolos in The Carrie Diaries “Hush, Hush” episode on The CW.
Read the full article by Jennifer Davis and see Carrie’s transformation at InStyle.com.
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The Carrie Diaries Winter Dance Dresses Leave Sparkly Impression, While Carrie & Co Dance to Their Own 80s Music in “Caught”…
SCHOOL OF DEGAS
The Carrie Diaries’ Annasophia Robb (as #TEENCARRIEBRADSHAW in lilac Keds and a winter Ballet dress by Georges Chakra ) and Katie Findlay (as Maggie Landers, Carrie’s #toughgirl BFF, in rose Reeboks and a sleeveless Ice Skater dress by Asos) give the boys the night off as they swap their heels for their pumped-up kicks and head off into a starry night. Carrie wore peep toe heels in silver satin with a silver crystal center bow, Maggie’s were silver-glitter-and-bowed pointy-toed kitten heels by Nina. #TotesAdorbs?
Here’s where what you wear comes in into play even more importantly…
If the name Edith Head doesn’t ring a definite bell, she’s certainly one for your syllabus of style…
Edith Head knew how to bring out the spirit, character, and inner strength of actresses whose looks could easily have faded into the background. Her own signature bangs and round tortoise frames were not to be missed.
“is that what you wear must at all times be chosen for flattery, as well as appropriateness. If your liabilities seem overwhelming, remember this. Most of the beauties you think of as flawless have simply learned how to negotiate, and accentuate the positive and camouflage the negative.”
True to form, Edith’s advice for what to wear, even on a first date, is based on the intended audience. “If possible, try to find out who [your date’s] favorite actresses are in motion pictures, television and the theater.”
Edith Head won 8 Oscars and was nominated an additional 28 times for costume design. She is said to have won more Academy Awards than any other woman, having been credited as costume designer for a total of 340 productions! All About Eve is probably the one you’ve heard of the most, but it wasn’t her first Oscar win. That honor was hers for The Heiress.
ATELIER SWAROVSKI BY ERIC DAMAN
Gossip Girl costume designer and Emmy award winner Eric Daman is a significant fashion stylist whose influence in fashion has lead to designing party dress collections for Charlotte Russe.Daman made his transition out of modelling after moving to the United States and taking a job as an assistant to Patricia Field on three series of ‘Sex and the City. He went on to do a menswear collaboration with Macys and most recently a capsule collection of tights for DKNY leg wear.In designing a luxury accessories collection for Atelier Swarovski’s Spring Summer 2012 range, Eric Daman’s ‘Native Modern’ collection fuses an ancient theme with the pioneering spirit of Swarovski. The latest Swarovski crystal mosaic and ceramic are combined with American Indian aesthetics. The show-stopping jewelry line creates impact through use of bright hues and textural diversity finished with antique detailing on the metalwork which adds to the tribal feel.
ATELIER SWAROVSKI BY ERIC DAMAN
PHOTOS COURTESY SWAROVSKI ATELIER