‘The Carrie Diaries’ Chart Young Carrie Bradshaw’s Fashion Evolution
Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is known to have expensive tastes, especially when it comes to shoes. She loves her Manolo Blahniks, Christian Louboutins and Jimmy Choos, and has a penchant for designer clothes.
But does the young Carrie played by AnnaSophia Robb fill the high heels worn by Parker? After watching the first episode of "The Carrie Diaries" that premiered on CW, reviewers have given Robb full marks for being as fashionable as her adult version.
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An E!Online report said: "She (Robb) perfectly captures Parker's spirit without ever crossing the line into impersonation territory; she is simply Carrie Bradshaw. Plus, we loved the subtle nods to the original series, including the shot of Carrie writing in her diary from her window. There's a lot of heart and sincerity to the series that can appeal to all ages."
But while imagining the young Carrie, costume designer Eric Daman had to exercise some restraint in selecting her wardrobe. For instance, Manolos and other high fashion outfits were a strict no-no, as young Carrie is someone from a mid-level affluent family. It also helps that teenager Carrie hasn't yet discovered her love for footwear.
In an exclusive interview with Celebuzz, Daman said of Carrie's style: "She is at an age where she is experimenting, learning and creating her individual unique style. Keeping all of this in mind when conceiving her look, I wanted to give her a unique point of view mixing colors and patterns, as well as eras."
Throughout the initial episodes of the series we can see Carrie mixing clothing of the 80s with that of the 60s and 70s. But it is not until she comes to NYC that her fashion evolution takes place. And it is here that her fetish for shoes and bags develops.
However, there are two signature accessories that Daman has retained from SATC - the Mark Cross bag and the "C" pendant from Alex woo.