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When Vogue.com’s Senior Culture Writer Julia Felsenthal asked me about my costume designer’s backstory on The Astronaut Wives Club, I said “We’re not doing men in great suits and women in New York silhouettes. We’re starting in middle America, and having this journey with the wives as they grow into themselves and learn about life and style.”
But I can’t go without giving props to our prop master Jonathan R. Hodges for working with costumes to source vintage styles from American Optical, Persol, and Ray-Ban. It’s one of those gray areas where costumes and props converge. Julia Felsenthal notes “The finishing touch [in] finding each woman the perfect pair of shades [is major] because nobody needs eye protection like an astronaut’s wife, for whom staring up at the sky is basically an occupational hazard.”
Check out Vogue.com’s full article by Julia Felsenthal From Lisa Loeb to the Astronaut Wives: Why Cat-Eye Glasses Are Cool Again, to find out why Vogue.com’s Fashion News Director, Chioma Nnadi, likes them so much. And get ready for your next post-MadMen fashion fix this week with episode two of The Astronaut Wives Club, “Protocol.”
Get to know the first ladies of space with The Astronaut Wives Club, premiering Thursday June 18 at 8|7c on ABC. #AstronautWives
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!
AN AFRICAN QUEEN IN THE MAKING!
I am absolutely loving Larissa Loughlin (played astutely by Freema Agyeman @FreemaOfficial) in this #Vintage #Treasure #Top! It’s such a royal eye-full I don’t know where to begin! It’s a crew neck, long sleeve black top with a spectrum of sequins in blue, lilac, mint, and rose gold with bird and flower emblems! A totally fantastic find unearthed by my team, probably from Cleopatra’s heirlooms. I mean, from afar she has the aura of an Egyptian queen… And her Phillip Lim butterly and flower pants accent it beautifully with touches of black, aqua, periwinkle, violet and plum!
Are you loving her, too? See the inspiration for Larissa’s style on my Pinterest!
Hear more about Larissa’s regal beginning in “Kiss Yesterday Goodbye” The Carrie Diaries on The CW.
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“Opening night of the ballet at Lincoln Center is a very hot NYC ticket and so is Serena!” Daman gushes.
“Breathtaking by the fountain, I wanted our gang to embrace a soft Degas inspired palette.
This Couture Zuhair Murad fit the bill! To give the dress an airier feel and show off S’s killer gams, we actually shortened the the floor length grey under-skirt to a mini!”
The high hem with a low train is what we call Hi-Lo! It’s one of the trends I recommend for Prom 2013.
Check out a few more Hi-Lo dresses by Zuhair Murad, Maxime Simoens & more!
Watch me take E!News to Prom Prep School at Century 21 in New York City for 2013 prom styling tips!
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ALYCE BLACK LABEL
STRAPLESS BLUE ANIMAL PRINT HI-LO DRESS
RIVA DESIGNS FORMAL DRESS
SHERRI HILL PINK HI-LO
ZUHAIR MURAD, EN ROSE
I thought these might inspire you! And be sure to check out how you can splurge smart on accessories in Prom-perfect style as I take E!News to Prom Prep School!
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.
CONTEMPORARY LABELS WITH SIGNATURE VINTAGE ACCENTS
So far I’m best known for my work outfitting the Upper East Siders on Gossip Girl, and now of course, I’ve risen to the challenge of outfitting a young Carrie Bradshaw in the new CW series The Carrie Diaries. This isn’t my first encounter with the character of Carrie — I worked with Patricia Field on several seasons of the original Sex and the City! Popsugar invited me to visit their NYC studio to chat about what you can expect on The Carrie Diaries, including a mix of contemporary labels with vintage and some of Carrie’s trademark personalized accessories.
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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