@MTVStyle LIKE TOTALLY LOVES THE #80sFASHION TRENDS I TOLD @TeenVogue TO EXPECT ON #THECARRIEDIARIES! XOXOE
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.
GIRLS 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.
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VOILA BLAIR WALDORF:
Queen of the Paris Mix and Match!
I literally love her iconic style and fabulous print mixing savy. This mixed up Moschino ensemble is one of my favs! Delicieuse! She knows the ultimate secret to keeping her print mixing and matching looking savvy and sophisticated is to use discretion in how she pairs her pieces. She keeps the proportion of her patterns consistent, and keeps her tones together and her color palette controlled. She follows this rule all the way, with apropos accessories: a Chanel bag, beret and Louboutins bien sur! J’adore!
#FASHIONFRIDAYS: I TOLD @TEENVOGUE @LINDSEYGORT ROCKS FIERCE #80SFASHION FROM @URBANOUTFITTERS @GUESS @VERSACE
‘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!
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.
GET A LEG UP ON SUMMER WITH SHORTS FOR YOUR SHAPE!
Century 21 brand ambassador and The Carrie Diaries costume designer Eric Daman visited the PIX11 Morning News share some secret style tips for wearing shorts this summer.
Outside the PIX11 studio in New York City with anchor Frances Rivera, I show how you can maximize your best features and choose shorts that work for your individual body shape: full figure, long-torsoed, bell-shaped, or leggy! Check out the video and get tips on how you can maximize your summer fashion options with minimum effort.
To see what else I’m up to check out my IN THE MEDIA page on EricDamanStyle.com!
And remember: Don’t blame your body; change your clothes!
HOW TO STYLE NEW LOOKS FROM YOUR OWN WARDROBE!
Eric Daman costume designer ofThe 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.
In the HuffPost Live studio in New York City with host Lauren Mikler, I answer viewers’ questions in real-time, and discusses how you can rework your wardrobe to look like the stars I style for TV! Check out their live-streaming network that uses the HuffPost universe of stories, editors, reporters, bloggers, and community as its real-time script.
PS: Was there a bit of #Fashion411 you can’t live without? Ask me here at ASK ERIC!
And remember: Style is 80% Confidence + 20% Fashion!