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Donna gets wild in leopard at the Bradshaw house party. Take a behind-the-scenes peek at ‘The Carrie Diaries’ wardrobe with me for this ‘Carrie Costumes Confidential: Under Pressure’ video!
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.
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.
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.
“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?
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TEENVOGUE.COM | 01/14/13
We caught up with Daman on his first day back on the show’s Brooklyn set after a much-deserved holiday break. Find out what he had to say about teen Carrie, ’80s trends, and reimagining a style icon…
COSMOPOLITAN.COM | 01/14/13
Obsessed is an understatement when it comes to us and Sex and the City—especially its lead character Carrie Bradshaw. So you can imagine how excited we are for the CW’s new Sex and the City prequel…