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FASHION 411: Blair Waldorf’s wardrobe lives on!

blair-waldorf-in-oscar-de-la-renta-chuck-bass-parisIf 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.

I spoke with Fawnia Soo Hoo, contributing editor of, about the number one rule of thumb that audiences might not realize, where to find cast-offs from your favorite shows, and more.

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STYLE IS FOREVER: Salutes Red Carpet Icons Oscar De La Renta and L’Wren Scott


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 is a longer version of the print story (above).

Keep up with Claire Coghlan by checking out her blog The Alchemy of Truth and following her on twitter @CoghlanClaire.

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I told Cosmo China “Fashion should be original, both a fun and very enjoyable thing.”

eric-daman-cosmo-china-june-2014 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

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I told New Zealand’s @coupdemain Magazine “Working on ‘Sex And The City’ was like earning a PHD in costume design…”

Costume designer Eric Daman in the fitting room of 'The Carrie Diaries' in New York City.“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.”


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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.”

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STYLE.MTV.COM ASKED ME: “What’s the process like for picking out each outfit for Carrie?”

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.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.

See “The Carrie Diaries’ Costume Designer Eric Daman Spills On Second Season”
by Maeve Keirans at

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Translating Manhattan Fashion Into Television—

cbs-watch-eric-daman-carrie-diaries“No one knows how to translate New York fashion to the small screen quite like Eric Daman.”

WATCH, October 2013

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“I tried to think about who Carrie was before she became this iconic style fashionista”

rs_634x950-131001100821-634.carriediaries.cmThe Carrie Diaries premieres on the CW 8/7c Fri Oct 25. MARIECLAIRE.COM Talks with Eric Daman About Reinventing Carrie Bradshaw’s Legendary Wardrobe

marieclaire_logo225x60 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)”


Katie Findlay poses here as Maggie, a major role on The Carrie Diaries. Brendan Dooling portrays Walt on the new CW drama. Ellen Wong plays Mouse in The Carrie Diaries. She's best buds with the show's title character. AnnaSophia Robb stars in The Carrie Diaries. She fills the role Sarah Jessica Parker made famous very, very well. Austin Butler takes on the role of Sebastian in The Carrie Diaries. He's sort of like Mr. Big before Mr. Big. The CW viewers will soon get to know Freema Agyeman well. She plays Larissa on The Carrie Diaries. + 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)”

030413-carrie-diaries-exclusive-623+ 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 of the heels… (+more)”

samantha-jones-carries-diaries-bigcarrie-diaries-1-w724+ 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)”

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Mad-Mentheluxelife_logo_150x62THE LIST: TOP FIVE TV FASHIONS
By Jennifer Choy

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)

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