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”
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Before there was Gaga, there was Samantha Jones.

before there was gaga there was samantha jonesGuess who doesn’t wear you-know-what?


#TheCarrieDiaries premieres Friday, Oct. 25 with Miss Samantha Jones!

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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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ericdaman_style_cosmopolitan2carrie_diaries_nyfw_project_runway_cosmopolitanWHEN MY CARRIE DIARIES FASHION RADAR WENT BEZERK!

Eric Daman, the Gossip Girl style maestro, in the throes of shooting the new season of The Carrie Diaries, who also assisted costume designer Patricia Field on Sex and the City, told @Cosmopolitan’s Michelle Ruiz how he’s sexing up Carrie Bradshaw’s style in season two, and why he’s scouring the Fashion Week runways online— just like the rest of us!

nyfw_stacy_bendet__project_runway_cosmopolitanMR: How is Carrie’s style going to evolve in season two?
Well, Carrie spent the summer in NYC. With any 18-year-old girl, it’s going to have an effect on her fashion. It’s a big part of a girl’s identity. Having met Samantha, we’re going to see Carrie exploring a little more body con, be a bit sexier, less ‘Connecticut’ when she’s in school. (+more)

eric_daman_nyfw_samantha_jones_style_project_runway_cosmopolitanMR: Do you use NYFW to shop for Carrie?
We’re filming episodes now and it’s fun, but the days are long and high stress. I know I can peruse NYFW online, but this season I was a guest judge on Project Runway and decided to see their collection in person— and I definitely saw things I’d use on the show. (+more)

MR: What at NYFW screamed The Carrie Diaries to you the loudest?
Stacey Bendet has a great overall Carrie look at Alice + Olivia. The whole Rodarte collection feels very 80s hair band girl. I think we could definitely see some of that on Samantha. Dom Streater had clear plastic trench coats that Larissa could definitely rock! (+more)

“Racy Fashion—and Sex— Are Coming to The Carrie Diaries” by Michelle Ruiz, the news editor for She’s obsessed with interviewing celebrities and spotting the latest pop culture trends. Her life highlights include chatting with Ryan Gosling about sex dolls, dancing on stage at the Oprah show, and shopping with her mom on Long Island.

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The Carrie Diaries Style Evolution!

Spending her summer in the city for the first time with the only man she’s ever fallen in love with will definitely have an effect on a young ladies wardrobe! In Carrie Bradshaw’s case, Manhattan and Mr. Right are actually one and the same! Needless to say in season two Carrie’s going to see her fashionable self evolve forward. She’ll experiment with body-con, and other ’80s aspirational, au-courant, fast-fashion trends like crop tops, dresses with cutouts, and sheer blouses with bras peeking through from underneath.

ericdaman_samanthacarrie_carriediaries98x150GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!
Samantha’s way atomic blonde way of dressing (her go-to accessories being wit and sass) will also have a distinct affect on Carrie.

Spot their styles at GLAMOUR.COM!

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samantha-jones-carries-diaries-big‘Carrie Diaries’ Exclusive! Samantha Jones’s Style Secrets

Costume designer Eric Daman fills us on what to expect from the newest (and ’80s-est) Carrie Diaries character, Samantha Jones.

TeenVogue: How would you compare Carrie Diaries Samantha to Sex and the City Samantha? On SATC, Samantha’s style was actually sort of ’80s with all those suits!

Eric: Totally. When we met Samantha in Sex and the City, she’s older and her style’s more elevated, but in The Carrie Diaries, she’s in fringed T-shirts and leather skirts and layers of chunky studded belts. She’s growing up in the rock world, getting her first taste of power, and the power suits she wears in the ’90s are definitely a carryover of those from the ’80s.

TeenVogue: What brands are you dressing her in?

Eric: We did a big sweep of the fast fashion stores—there’s a lot of H&M and Topshop. Material Girl from Macy’s has tons of great pieces, and so do Bebe and Guess. We’re actually using vintage Guess which seems very appropriate, but the new Guess collection is also kind of perfect. Urban Outfitters has leather bralets and lace crop tops, and even though these pieces have an ’90s feel, we tailor them to have more of an ’80s silhouette. She’s into Manolo Blahnik shoes, and their pointy shape is key to her style. We’re also using things from Rodarte‘s acid-wash collection that are really perfect and Versace’s Versus line has a great leather jacket with gold studs. It feels very tongue-in-cheek and overdone, but that’s what those girls wore!

Read the full article by Julia Rubin about how Samantha’s style influences Carrie’s fashion choices in season two and what 80’s inspired trends you’ll want to discover on!

huffpostlivestudio_tallSHOP AT HOME WITH ERIC DAMAN:
Learn How To Revamp Your Style!

Eric Daman costume designer of The Carrie Diaries, Gossip Girl, and author of personal style guide You Know You Want it teaches you how to sift through everything in your closet for a fresh take on the clothes & accessories you know you’ve been overlooking.

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