I have full-blown anxiety over I’m a bit concerned that I can no longer turn on the TV every Monday to obsess something outrageously on-trend on Blake Lively. If you’re after something to fill the Upper East Side style void in your heart (as I am), you may be in luck.
Tonight premieres The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to Sex & the City that showcases 16-year-old “Everygirl” Carrie Bradshaw (Annasophia Robb) coming of age, of style and into New York in the 1980s.
I did a lot of research for today’s post. I’ll be honest: I’m not sure how much I’ll fall in love with The Carrie Diaries (and it’s style) — at least initially.
… However, in Eric Daman we trust.
Costume designer Eric Daman worked alongside Patricia Field on seasons two, three, and four of SATC — in addition to his genius work on Gossip Girl. That said, I’m certain he’ll kick the ’80′s kitschy to the curb and put a more modern spin on the classic era-of-excess aesthetic.
I predict we’ll see a mix of contemporary labels with some of Carrie’s trademark personalized accessories (like that iconic C necklace) throughout the season. Over time, NYC becomes an important part to her character and style, so we’ll see it evolve as each episode airs. Thank God. That jean skirt below? Not okay.
Young Carrie Bradshaw is at an age where she is experimenting, learning and creating her personal style. We can relate to that, right?
My goal for The Carrie Diaries style series is to showcase elements of ’80′s-inspired fashion that you can wear today. In true Carrie Bradshaw fashion, there will be a strong sense of self and some incredibly on-trend style. There will be personalized accessories. There will be print-mixing. And trust, there will be neon.
Without further adieu…
What do you think? Will you be tuning into The Carrie Diaries?