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If you think that Leighton Meester wore Blair’s signature headbands off the lot or that Kiernan Shipka slipped a ’60s-era “Mad Men” dress into her bag at the end of the day, think again.
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).
To find your own signature style is to embrace fashion in the best way. Fashion is meant to be fun and enjoyed. Its ok to take risks and be inventive along the way. It’s the key to finding your own true style. Shop for your shape. Respect who you are, how you are built, and work with your best assets. Learn to accept them, maximize them, and minimize the rest.”
See Cosmo China’s F IS FOR FASHION at cosmo.trends.com.cn.
I told New Zealand’s @coupdemain Magazine “Working on ‘Sex And The City’ was like earning a PHD in costume design…”
“Patricia Field pushed the boundaries of style on television with a certain level of embellishment that brought to life a portrayal of character that can only happen through clothing, while Sarah Jessica Parker was a stickler for proper fit, without which a petite actor can be easily gobbled up by her garments.”
See Sacha Young’s INTERVIEW: COSTUME-DESIGNER ERIC DAMAN ON ‘THE CARRIE DIARIES’ at coupdemainmagazine.com.
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The Look of ‘The Carrie Diaries’ as chosen by Costume Designer Eric Daman: “Fans enjoy the way we’re emulating the’80s without making it too kitschy. We made a fresh, new Carrie Bradshaw.”
Carrie has a lot of changes in each episode—averaging about 10! I usually break down the script and categorize by type of change, e.g., “Journaling look,” “Interview Office look,” or “School look.” Each is very different and has different needs.
—WATCH, October 2013
While the world was busy falling in love with Carrie Bradshaw on ‘Sex and the City’ and the ladies of Constance Billard School for Girls on ‘Gossip Girl,’ we were falling hard for the shows’ fashions, too, with every billowing bohemian scarf and pair of pastel-shaded tights. We were lucky enough to snag a few minutes with the genius behind those costumes, Eric Daman, who just so happens to be reinventing Carrie’s style for ‘The Carrie Diaries’… (+more)”
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+ MARIECLAIRE.COM: “I wanted to give her a unique point of view mixing colors and patterns, as well as eras — obvious ’80s-inspired items with pieces from her “mother’s closet” that feel more ’60s and ’70s with… (+more)”
+ INSTYLE.COM “When Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) receives her first pair of Manolos, 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 gemstones. “I totally fell in love with the velvet and pearl,” Daman told InStyle.com of the heels… (+more)”
+ TEENVOGUE.COM “When we met Samantha in Sex and the City, she’s older and her style’s more elevated, but… (+more)”
+ GLAMOUR.COM “The addition of Samantha will help bring Carrie’s personal style even further into focus. I mean, the outfits they both have on here could literally be… (+more)”
It all started with ‘Sex and the City’ … Maybe it was when Carrie wore her infamous tutu while prancing down the streets of New York that we really started noticing that show’s fashions. But, for whatever reason, we never stopped. Costume designer Patricia Field, who likely lived in relative anonymity, became a household name and television fashion was never the same. Can I get an amen?!
Though ‘Sex and the City’ is long gone, our obsession with TV fashion has remained. We seem to care as much about the clothing worn by our favourite television characters as we do about character development and plot-lines.
So forget about the runways, let’s take a look at some of the most stylish television [characters] to hit the airwaves… (+more)