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Posted on Jan 15, 2013 by Alex Woo
'The Carrie Diaries' premiere was filled with covetable clothes, of course. Few characters are as woven into their clothes as Carrie Bradshaw. And as proven by Monday's premiere of The Carrie Diaries, the CW prequel to the iconic Sex and the City, the teenage, suburban version of the heroine is no slouch when it comes to oversized '80s style. USA TODAY chatted with the show's costume designer, Eric Daman — who helped make tights cool again, thanks to his gig on Gossip Girl— to get a glimpse at some of what young Carrie wore. In classic Carrie fashion, it's an effortless mix of luxury labels and basic brands (though far heavier on the latter — she is a high-school junior, after all): C pendant necklace, the precursor to her signature nameplate: Alex Woo's little letter C in 14-karat yellow gold; Woo was "kind enough" to swap out her typical, modern beaded chain for something more '80s appropriate, Daman says. Carrie's mom's structured black bag, which Carrie Jackson Pollocks with nail polish: Mark Cross Scottie satchel; the company will customize it for you. Silver sequined dress (doctored up with vintage crinoline): Topshop Blue floral printed jeans: Topshop Lavender hoodie: Topshop Tan kitten-heeled slingbacks: Delman Tan-and-white two-toned oxfords: Lucky Brand Floral print bow blouse worn to law firm: Derek Lam Black pumps worn to law firm: J.Crew Multi-pastel cardigan: Marc Jacobs Chambray blue full skirt with front patch pockets: Current/Elliott Red and blue polka-dot and striped sweater: Cardigan Lime leopard-print cardigan: Autumn Cashmere Orange pointy pumps: Alice + Olivia Sorry, fans: Some of Carrie's accouterments are strictly vintage finds Pink and black poufy dress worn to Indochine: an original '80s Scaasi creation, recut for AnnaSophia Robb's body and layered with new black crinoline from Theory Her mom's Jackie O-esque '60s shades Pink bracelet with matching heart locket Mini-, pre-City Carrie flower pin worn with the lime leopard-print cardi Rainbow belt with heart buckle Turquoise backpack
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