+STYLE.MTV.COM “I draw from SATC every day, trying to create buried treasures, or ‘easter eggs’ that hopefully will resonate and lead you to: ‘A-ha! That’s where the inspiration for Carrie’s grown-up style came from!'”
+ SEVENTEEN.COM “Use prints and bright colors to make a statement. Accessories and shoes are an easy place to start. Try a bright blue shoe with your favorite black…”
+C21STORES.COM“When you’re dressing a character you want it to be an elevated style. We call it heightened reality in television. So you really want to take it to a place…”
+COSMOPOLITAN.COM “While wearing underthings as outerwear, you don’t want to tread too casual because you risk running out underdressed, but you also don’t want to over do it when it comes to accessorizing either…”
+DAILYFASHIONISTA.COM “Pick a color and make sure all of the patterns have that unifying color. I’m wearing blue today, but there are different patterns/textures as accents seen in my look. Go with a unifying color to tie your ensemble together and try it!”
+FASHIONFRANKLY.COM Worn with a pair of also muted navy chinos and perhaps a pair of beige suede brogues it becomes the perfect look for a cool night out if what you’re looking for is to make a statement without being loud.
+FASHIONISTA.COM “I really enjoy the public appearances that come with these opportunities. To have one-on-ones with the fans of the shows that I dress and share their excitement is really awesome.”
+GLAM.COM “I hope to be able help them educate the consumer. I’m going to do capsule collections on the website and be giving style tips you can follow through the website and find in the store.”
+GLAM.COM “There will always be someone criticizing you. You have got to just stay positive and learn from the experience.”
+HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM Daman, a Costume Designers Guild nominee and Emmy winner, assisted Patricia Field on Sex and the City and now designs for its CW prequel starring AnnaSophia Robb. “He’s creating trends while being true to the characters,” says exec producer Amy B. Harris.
+HOLLYWOODTAKE.COM “I feel like handbags are kind of the new black. I would definitely go with a statement bag — a bright-colored bag. A citron bag goes with black, a color or indigo. And it will translate from spring to summer to fall.”
+HUFFINGTONPOST.COM“I was very curious about the “behind the camera” action: stylists, assistants, makeup and hair artists and set designers. Everywhere you looked, it was a magical world that I never knew existed — a fashion Narnia”
+HUFFINGTONPOSTLIVE.COM Emmy-winning costume designer Eric Daman teaches us how to sift through everything in your closet to re-wear & re-style the clothes & accessories you’ve likely been overlooking.
+IDESIGNTIMES.COM 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.
+ITALIAN VOGUE The designer cannot be called anything other than charming, he seems to win the likeness of all around him, whether actor or crew. His career has seen many reincarnations, first as a model most notably shot by Steven Meisel, then as a noted editorial stylist, then a sought-after costume designer with credits that range from TV’s Sex and the City to a long list of film titles and now a published author.
+JOONBUG.COM Eric is the stylist behind all of the uber-cool looks you see on the CW’s The Carrie Diairies and he’s the style genius that kept the iconic cast of Gossip Girl in fabulous frocks episode after epsiode. Joonbug had the opportunity to chat with Eric at the Century21 location in downtown Manhattan (across from the new Freedom Tower) and get the scoop on the best looks of the season.
+JUSTLUXE.COM Luxury jewelry brand Swarovski has teamed up with costume designer Eric Daman to create an Internet reality series titled, The Daman Chronicles. The show follows Eric Daman around New York City as he preps for a shoot, researches for the upcoming television season, and meets with his VIP friends.
+LATINA.COM Tips on dressing for your body type this summer, what it’s like working with breakout star Chloe Bridges, and how you can get the best stuff at discount retailers.
+NEW YORK TIMES “Eric Daman, the costume designer for “Gossip Girl” on the CW network, is arguably as integral to the creation of Chuck Bass as the show’s writers.”
+NEW YORK TIMES “As television has gained more respect as a medium, there has been a coattail effect on some of its costume designers, who say that their work there gives them greater opportunity than current cinema to influence the culture at large.”
+NEW YORK TIMES “The show has had a profound influence on retail,” said Stephanie Solomon, the fashion director for Bloomingdale’s, adding that it appeals not just to teenagers but also to women in their 20s, the daughters and the younger sisters of the generation that made “Sex and the City” requisite viewing for aspiring glamoristas.
+NEWS.YAHOO.COM Red, white and blue are at the heart of the Fourth of July holiday. Mix them. Embrace them. Wear them — and do it again on July 5. You can do it over and over again all year long.
+PIX11.COM Century 21 brand ambassador and costume designer for “The Carrie Diaries” Eric Daman visited the PIX11 Morning News to offer up some tips for wearing shorts this summer.
+REDBOOKMAG.COM“Mixing the right shapes together is just as important as knowing how to pair prints.”
+REUTERS.COM As a fashion insider Daman will offer consumers his expert tips, product picks and styling insight via the retailer’s e-commerce site and social media platforms.
+STYLEBLAZER.COM “We chatted with Eric about everything from his creative process when dressing a character to the one must-have item every woman should have in her closet.”
+TEENVOGUE.COM “I’m very into legwear and tights, and I think it’s a big part of—especially in New York—in the winter, we’re all about the tights and the coats, and I think it’s one of those defining pieces.”
+THEFASHIONSPOT.COM Emmy Award winning costume designer Eric Daman is gearing up for another season of fab fashion on The Carrie Diaries. Eric took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to share some of his fall fashion faves and his number one style tip.
+WWD.COM Here, the style guru shares his most admired fashion icon, biggest indulgence of the summer and secrets for relieving stress.
+YOURTANGO.COM To avoid walking home with a bunch of sweet titles but landing on a dreaded Worst Dressed list tomorrow, we elicited fashion advice for you from Emmy award winning costume designer Eric Daman.
+OKAYPLAYER.COM Fashion is a business, retailers require new product every 6 months, and designers are forced to supply the demand by creating clothing that is different from the previous collection. So fashion is about constant change and new trends. Style is a way of life, a visual philosophy and creative expression.
+AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL Eric Daman explains the importance of costume to character.
+DAILYFASHIONISTA.COM Are you Afraid of Color?
+OKMAGAZINE.COM There are so many amazing, budding fashionistas out there that I feel like are really on point with individual style—it’s not just cookie cutter. That’s something that’s great about Century21 too—there are so many different options here and that there’s new selections almost every day.
+ELLE.COM “The ’80s and ’90s are back when it comes to fashion”
+COLLEGEFASHIONISTA.COM Eric Daman explains his steps to success.
+E!NEWS Eric gives E! the Low down on Prom Looks for under $100.
+HOLLYWOODREPORTER A new wave of tastemakers and influencers has arrived: TV costume designers are stepping out from behind the scenes and assuming profitable new positions in the spokesperson/brand ambassador marketing arena.
+NBCNEWYORK.COM How to put together an 80’s look in a modern world. Eric Daman shows us how to shop current items and put them together for an 80’s feel.
+OMG.YAHOO.COM Eric Daman dishes on why some modern brides are ditching tradition
+MADAMESHIMMERY.COM Madame Shimmery’s spotlight on costume designer and stylist Eric Daman.
+EXAMINER.COM Eric Daman’s “Native Modern” collection fuses an ancient theme with the pioneering spirit of Swarovski. The latest Swarovski crystal mosaic and ceramic stones recently developed in Austria are combined with American Indian aesthetics.
+FABSUGAR.COM Daman first captivated the world as the now-legendary costume genius behind your favorite Gossip Girl characters and, well, our obsession with diamonds doesn’t require much of an explanation.
+HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM A recap of the 2nd episode of Project Runway season 12 featuring Eric Daman as a guest judge.
+HOLLYWOODREPORTER.COM Sneak Peak of Eric Daman on the judging panel for Project Runway.
+NYMAG.COM Humor meets the Runway–Muppet style on Project Runway
+REALBEAUTY.COM “Drama and diamonds! Sounds like a recipe for some perfect television.”
+REDCARPET-FASHIONAWARDS.COM A recap of what the judges wore
+STARPULSE.COM This week’s challenge was to create a red carpet look worthy of being paired with such fabulous jewelry (30+ million dollars worth).
+TVGUIDE.COM Project Runway invites two special Guest judges who’s silly banter ends with a Miss Piggy Special– Karate Chop!
The Carrie Diaries
+AMNY.COM I refreshed my ’80s fashion sense – having been a fashion-curious teen in the ’80s was an added bonus – by re-watching all the John Hughes classics as well as a mix of quiet Connecticut-inspired hometown films like “Ordinary People,” and, of course, getting out my high school yearbooks.
+COSMPOLITAN.COM Cosmo gets Eric to dish on where he finds the 80’s inspired clothing to dress the young Carrie Bradshaw.”
+FASHIONISTA.COM“I was very excited and of course terrified to have to recreate such a style icon. I didn’t want to step on any toes, and then having worked with Patricia [Field], I just wanted to be fair to everyone. I was definitely stressed at the beginning.”
+GLAMOUR.COM “It was a full circle project. To have that knowledge in my back pocket and be able to draw from that was really important. I pulled from Sex and the City every day–it felt innate to me. I wanted a symbiosis between teen Carrie and SATC Carrie without it being too obvious.”
+HELLOGIGGLES.COM From the pages of a book to the living rooms of America– how two creative minds brought Carrie to life.
+INSTYLE.COM A shoe match made in heaven! Watch Carrie slip into her first pair of Manolos in The Carrie Diaries
+NEW YORK MAGAZINE A look back at what it takes to recreate the closet of a fashion Icon
+NYPOST.COM“For me, it was important to identify who Carrie could be in a modern day versus who she was in the ’80s and find a balance between that,” says Daman.”
+OKMAGAZINE.COM It’s really great to be able to be a part of a character’s evolution as they grow up—when we first meet them in high school, to see how they are going to evolve. The closer Carrie gets to New York, the most fabulous she is.
+POPSUGAR.COM Eric visited our NYC studio to chat about what we can expect on The Carrie Diaries, which debuts Monday, Jan. 14, including a mix of contemporary labels with vintage and some of Carrie’s trademark personalized accessories.
+RACKED.COM Rediscovering all my favorite 80s brands is a total treat. Especially Swatch (I used to wear 4 at a time!), Kamali, of course… throw in some Bennetton and Perry Ellis and we are good to go!
+SMALLSCREENSCOOP.COM “Creating Carrie as a teenager, it’s an amazing process. She has a fashion sense that is her own.”
+STYLE.MTV.COM “You’ll see trends from the ’80s that are really current now like crop tops, dresses with cutouts, and sheer blouses with bras underneath,” Daman told Teen Vogue of Carrie’s evolving style.
+STYLESPIES.COM The humor is there, the drama is there, and most of all, the fashion is TOTALLY there!!! Even though the show is set back in 1984, the show’s costume designer, Eric Daman, is doing an amazing job incorporating current trends to the 80′s era.
+TEENVOGUE.COM I think Carrie was that girl, the It girl that was a little off.
+TEENVOGUE.COM a great episode that introduces Samantha as this ’80s hair band video chick with tiny leopard print tops and acid-wash miniskirts and pointy Manolos. She’s a really great addition to the cast, and her look represents a great moment in time that still feels current.
+ZAP2IT.COM “It wasn’t all about Manolos. It was about finding the balance between Connecticut Carrie and growing and learning about fashion as she gets closer and closer to New York.”
+JUSTJARED.COM If you’re not already watching The Carrie Diaries, you’re missing out!
+USATODAY.COM How do you re-create the world-renowned wardrobe of one of pop culture’s most famous fashionistas, Carrie Bradshaw, for a new audience and a new era?
You don’t. You “pre-create” it.
+LUCKYMAG.COM“Our young Carrie Bradshaw’s style is idiosyncratic, but quieter then the Carrie we already know. She is at an age where she is experimenting, learning and creating her individual unique style. You’ll see her have a true fashion evolution the more and more she has contact with New York City.”
+OKMAGAZINE.COM Carrie is loving Mara Hoffman, Marc Jacobs, Nasty Gal, Clover Canyon, Kate Spade, and Alice + Olivia while Samantha is very BeBe, Guess, combined with Versace, Sachin and Babi, and Rodarte.
+MARIECLAIRE.COM The costume designer for a new TV show, might not seem too stressful on paper, but trust us. His is of legendary proportions: He has to dress one of the most fashionable fictional characters in history … Carrie Bradshaw.
+USATODAY.COM In classic Carrie fashion, it’s an effortless mix of luxury labels and basic brands (though far heavier on the latter — she is a high-school junior, after all)
+ELLE.COM We’re trying to give it a contemporary flair and an aspirational authenticity, and then feeding off of that by mixing and matching.
+STYLEBISTRO.COM I draw from SATC every day, trying to create “buried treasures,” or as Amy B. Harris (creator/producer/writer) calls them “Easter eggs”‘ that hopefully will resonate with the audience as A-ha moments—leading them to think “A-ha! That’s where the inspiration for the Carrie necklace came from!”
+“E! HOT TOPICS/ THE CARRIE DIARIES The Ultimate go to for everything Carrie from E! Online
+GLOBALGRIND.COM“I learned so much from [Field and Parker] about how sparkles work, how prints can work against each other or for you, and how everything really should be tailored as much as it can to show off the best silhouettes. It really was the best costume design 101 any student could ever have.”
+NYPOST.COM The “Sex and the City” prequel chronicles the life of a 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw, circa 1984. There will be boys and breakdowns and big hair, and it’ll all be drowning in ’80s fashion gone good.
+NYMAG.COM When the CW announced it was making The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex and the City, it was a no-brainer that they called on 42-year-old Eric Daman to be the show’s costume designer. Ten years prior, working as an assistant costume designer, he helped Patricia Field perfect Carrie Bradshaw’s mix-it-up, tulle-and-T-shirt style — which earned the costume crew an Emmy in 2002.
+E!ONLINE.COM Though he’s currently hard at work styling another iconic New York City fashion gal, 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) on the CW’s The Carrie Diaries, Daman reveals his top ten favorite looks on Gossip Girl…
+WSJ.com Costume designer Eric Daman shows off two show-stopping dresses worthy of Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf. WSJ’s Elva Ramirez reports.
+EONLINE.COM To celebrate the sixth and final season of the CW hit, we asked Gossip Girl’s celebrated costume designer Eric Daman, who is currently working on the network’s Sex and the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries, to select his 10 favorite Chuck Bass looks ever!
+EONLINE.COM Dig into all the fashionable awesomeness that is Blair’s 10 best looks ever.
+HUFFINGTONPOST.COM Although the ever-critical Gossip Girl as well as Blair (Leighton Meester) would likely be appalled at the notion of off-the-rack dresses, “Gossip Girl” costume designer Eric Daman told Refinery29 that he specifically wanted to make the fictional wedding as “accessible” as possible.
+INSTYLE.COM What kind of fashion legacy does Gossip Girl leave?
“Hopefully an iconic one that brings to mind rich. naughty Upper East Siders and their impeccable taste in clothing!”
+INSTYLE.COM “When I saw the Elie Saab dress finally chosen for Blair’s wedding to Chuck, it was absolutely perfect for her”
+INSTYLE.COM From headbands and colored tights to glamorous gowns and Blair’s Vera Wang wedding dress, we rounded up the 15 hottest fashion moments in Gossip Girl history!
+INSTYLE.COM STYLE PROFILE The secrets and twists in this series are dramatic; the jewel-toned dresses and endless accessories are plain perfect.
+KIROTV.COM Will Eric Dish on his favorite Character to dress? Find out here.
+NBCNEWYORK.COM New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the 100th episode of the TV show “Gossip Girl” with a visit to the set and a proclamation announcing a onetime “Gossip Girl” day.
+NEW YORK DAILY NEWS The popular show about the scandals of wealthy New Yorkers in Bloomberg’s neighborhood — the upper East Side — employed 180 crew members, 120 principal actors and uses 500 local vendors
+NYDAILYNEWS.COM “Patricia was about pushing the boundaries and expanding the character through clothing,” says Daman. “She and Sarah Jessica Parker were two great mentors. It was like Costumes 101 with the best teachers in the world.” Daman told the NY Post.
+NYMAG.COM We spoke with Daman about his all-time favorite looks from the series, including Serena’s first outfit, Blair’s prom dress, and Chuck’s memorably purple basketball duds.
+PEOPLESTYLEWATCH.COM Throughout its six seasons, the show offered many major style memories, though Daman finds it hard to pick just a few standouts.
+TEENVOGUE.COM The more press we got, the more creative freedom I got and the more access I got to designers. It became its very own fashion monster in some way.
+THEFASHIONFOOT.COM Serena’s clothing inspiration came from Kate Moss. They both have the “you’re totally not put-together; you put on whatever’s next to the bed, and you look amazing” feel. Blair’s fashion was much more meticulous and inspired by Audrey Hepburn and Anna Wintour.
+THEFASHIONSPOT.COM Get inside the head of the Eric Daman with a game of 21 Questions.
+VULTURE.COM Now that the Reality Index has come to an end, It seemed only fair to give the people on the, er, “Inside” of Gossip Girl a chance to talk back. Herewith, their comments on the Gossip Girl Reality Index.
+YAREAH.COM Eric Daman in the last episode of Gossip Girl: New York, I Love you XOXO has marveled audiences with the clothes of our girls from Upper East Side.
+HUFFINGTONPOST.COM We watched the Upper East Side crew transform from uniform-wearing teenage fashion plates to still outrageously chic 20-somethings.
+EONLINE.COM Along with sharing his top ten looks, Daman reveals insider info about the styling process for each iconic outfit.
+MEDIABISTRO.COM “When I first met Blake Lively, she wasn’t having lunch with Karl Lagerfeld… I’m like a fashion professor, and I’ve taught them all about these labels and how to wear clothes.”
+EXAMINER.COM Fans around the world are now reminiscing about the series’ biggest moments. Not to mention, the popular CW show has a lot of memorable fashion moments. Costume designer, Eric Daman shared his favorite moments with People magazine.
+EXAMINER.COM In this week’s interview, Eric revealed industry beauty and fashion secrets straight from the scandalous Gossip Girl set! You know you love it!
+COSMOPOLITAN.COM How to get the Gossip Girl Season 2 Looks
+COSMOPOLITAN.COM How to get the Gossip Girl Season 2 Looks (Part 2)
+INSTYLE.COM Want to get the Gossip Girl Look? Check this out!
+ SOCIALVIXEN.COM Even if you’re not going to the prom, you can totally rock one of Eric Daman’s designs! I did during Mercedes-Benz Fashion week and I got so many compliments, including one from Joe Zee, the creative director for Elle Magazine!
+ HELLOBEAUTIFUL.COM Eric Daman, the costume designer behind the hit show “Gossip Girl,” has created his very own collection of prom dresses for retailer Charlotte Russe.
+ GLAMOUR.COM Expect up-to-the-minute trends–velvet, one shoulder, sequins, peek-a-boo lace–and “a different shape and size dress for every girl.”
+ RACKED.COM “New York City is my muse. Everything I see is so great I try and to walk everywhere I can. You see so many great looking people and everyone’s always dressed to the nines. You can walk through Tompkins Square Park or come up here and you just see so many different looks on so many different people. Plus all the art and the culture and the architecture—just everywhere you look its something inspiring.”
+YAHOO.COM “I really feel I know the Charlotte Russe customer so well. And I felt the need to do party dresses because there is such a void out there for cute, fun, not super expensive dresses.”
+WETPAINT.COM I felt the need to do party dresses because there is such a void out there for cute, fun, not super expensive dresses,” Eric said. Got that right! Our quest to emulate Serena and Blair’s wardrobe often leads to garments we can only dream of owning.
+ THEBUDGETBABE.COM Eric Daman was teaming up with Charlotte Russe for a special collection of $50 and under party dresses, now we have a sneak peek at the lookbook.
+STYLELIST.COM The stylist has been working with Charlotte Russe as the store’s creative director for the past couple of years, so the opportunity to launch this collection seems to be a natural progression.
+LOOKINGFLYONADIME.COMThe collection is mainly comprised of LBDs. The looks vary from a sequin one shoulder cocktail to a printed peplum to a velvet cut out dress. A few drops of color and embellishments are sprinkled in as well.
+NITROLICIOUS.COM I stopped by Rdv to attend Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman’s holiday collection launch for Charlotte Russe. I had no clue there would be an accessory bar and shoe closet for bloggers to shop
+SHEFINDS.COM Eric Daman, the genius costume designer behind all every genius Gossip Girl outfit, has answered our prayers and created a line of party dresses with Charlotte Russe.
+BEAUTYANDTHEBUDGET.COM Eric Daman’s second dress collection for Charlotte Russe is uber fabulous, and it all comes in the form of lovely Valentine’s Day dresses.
+FASHIONABLYPETITE.COM A bloggers recap of the preview for Eric Daman’s line for Charlotte Russe
+DAILYFASHIONISTA.COM Take the night’ at your next social function decked out in one of Eric’s new dresses. You need not just be attending the prom to rock one of these beauties. These dresses can be worn anywhere from a wedding, dinner date or to the hottest night-spot!
+FASHIONAPORTER.ORG If you like the way the girls on “Gossip Girl” dress when they are at a party, then chances are, you are going to love what Eric Daman has up his sleeve. Daman, who has been head stylist for “Gossip Girl” since its start, has teamed with specialty retailer Charlotte Russe to design a collection of party dresses and accessories called Eric Daman for Charlotte Russe.
+BUMKC.COMEric Daman collaborated with DKNY and Charlotte Russe to bring style from the TV to the closets of many fashionistas all at affordable prices. Speaking out about this, he wanted to create clothing that girls could afford and wouldn’t have to spend their whole paychecks on, most of his dresses at Charlotte Russe sold for under $50.
+HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM Eric’s latest collection, full of fun minis and prints, is “More in tune with the Charlotte Russe audience. The dresses are much more body-conscious, but you can also still see elements that are very much my own, like the sheer arms and lace overlays,” he said.
+PAGEDAILY The 9 dresses designed for this particular holiday collection were displayed, fully styled, throughout the room. The dresses were not only beautiful but they are all set at a retail price under $50.00. The 5 handbags designed for the collection retail at under $25.
+MYLIFEONANDOFFTHEGUESTLIST.COM If you’re a fan of Gossip Girl, then you know who Eric Daman is and if you don’t know – shame on you. Eric Daman is the fabulous wardrobe stylist for Gossip Girl and this event was to celebrate his collaboration with Charlotte Russe to create a collection of party dresses
+REUTERS.COM “Eric and Susie have their fingers on the pulse
of today’s leading fashion trends and will immediately elevate the
visibility and credibility of the Charlotte brand. Eric is one of the
country’s most recognized stylists, having created the looks on
critically acclaimed television hits Gossip Girl and Sex and the City
that young women everywhere emulate.
DESIGNTAXI.COMAs part of the agreement, Daman, who prior to establishing his success as fashion director for the hit TV series Gossip Girl assisted in the styling efforts on Sex and the City, will provide Charlotte with insights into the latest trends and styles, advise on creative direction and assist with product design and merchandise development.