Carrie Diaries Pilot: Carrie Bradshaw Fashion

“In this store, I realized that you might even be able to change who you are,” narrated the teenage Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) as she entered Manhattan’s famed downtown shopping mecca, Century 21, in The Carrie Diaries Pilot (season 1, episode 1).

Enter the trendiest fairy godmother ever, Larissa Loughlin (Freema Agyeman), a uber chic editor at Interview magazine. She j’adored  Carrie’s personalized black bag, sent her a posh dress, invited her out on the town with fashionable people, and thus changed the high schooler’s life forever.

I can honestly say in my six years living in The Big Apple no such incident every took place for me at a bargain bin department store. Maybe I was shopping at the wrong ones?  Or maybe I wasn’t wearing nearly enough neon at the time?

Either way, TCD costume designer Eric Daman is willing to stop at nothing to ensure this big-city fairytale gets told in proper form, so as the series premiere aired, he carried on (get it?) on Twitter about the “’80s aspirational” styles from the show, identifying where he got them and adding his own enthusiastic commentary.  (An example tweet: “LOVE CARRIE’S @swatchwatch I USED TO WEAR 4 AT A TIME! HOW MANY DO YOU WEAR?”)

Thanks Eric, for doing part of my job for me! The rest (finding the best get-the-look options for you readers) can be enjoyed below.

 

Carrie Diaries Pilot Black Multicolor Sparkly Sequin Dress

CARRIE’S SPARKLY “DREAM” DRESS:
Vintage Arnold Scaasi Dress
GET THE LOOK:
Black Under the Sea Mesh Prom Dress
 

CARRIE’S CROPPED GREEN DENIM JACKET:
Found at H&M
GET THE LOOK:
Southpole Color Twill Cropped Denim Jacket in True Green

CARRIE’S BLACK CLUTCH:
Found at Forever 21
GET THE LOOK:
ALDO Volkens Clutch in Midnight Black

{P.S. those shoes are by Manolo Blahnik, natch!}

Carrie Diaries Pilot AnnaSophia Red and Black Polka Dot Dress

CARRIE’S POLKA DOT DRESS:
Vintage Arnold Scaasi Dress altered just for AnnaSophia (Eric said he also added a Theory crinoline to it)
GET THE LOOK (high-end; pictured left):
Ruche Jacquard Cocktail Dress by Theia 
GET THE LOOK (low-end; pictured right):
Nominee of the Night Dress from ModCloth

Carrie Diaries Pilot AnnaSophia Red Polka Dot Stripe Sweater

CARRIE’S RED SWEATER:
Lulu Polka Dot Pullover by Cardigan (Cira Spring 2011 and no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Stacked Spots Pullover from Anthropologie

Carrie Diaries Carrie AnnaSophia's Red Heart Top Blouse by Marc by Marc

CARRIE’S RED HEART BLOUSE:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Print Silk Top (on sale for $75 at C&Y Fashion)
GET THE LOOK FOR LESS:
Gabriella Rocha Madigan Print Blue Blouse

Carrie Diaries Pilot Mom's Green Print Sarah Dress by Milly

MAMA BRADSHAW’S GREEN DRESS:
Milly “Sarah” Twirl Dress (no longer available online)
GET THE LOOK:
La Leela Floral Printed Tube Dress in Green

Carrie Diaries Sebastian Austin Army Green Jacket by Alexander Wang

SEBASTIAN’S JACKET:
Alexander Wang Cotton Windbreaker Coat (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Marc New York Men’s Clive Jacket

Carrie Diaries Pilot AnnaSophia Pink Pastel Sweater Marc by Marc Jacobs

CARRIE’S PASTEL PINK PULLOVER:
From Marc by Marc Jacobs (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK (pictured right):
Strati-Fine Lines Striped Sweater from LuLu’s

Carrie Diaries Pilot Silver Sequin Dress Neon Orange Pumps

CARRIE’S SILVER DRESS:
TopShop Sequin Skater Dress (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
Cap Sleeve Sequin Dress from Delia’s
CARRIE’S NEON ORANGE HEELS:
Alice + Olivia “Devon” High Heel Pumps (no longer available)
GET THE LOOK:
BCBGeneration Cielo Pump in Neon Orange
 

Carrie Diaries Pilot AnnaSophia Striped Sweater

CARRIE’S STRIPED SWEATER:
Vintage Sonia Rykiel
GET THE LOOK (right):
New England Tour Sweater from ModCloth
 

Check out more on the Carrie Diaries on OSS:
The Carrie Diaries: All About That ‘Carrie Bag’
Carrie Diaries: The New Carrie Necklace

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