carrie diaries fashion
The Carrie Diaries – the long-awaited prequel to Sex and the City – has finally hit US screens. Though the script has yet to impress as its predecessor had done so many years ago, I was sold on the wardrobe from first sight (she even has a first-timer version of the infamous Carrie necklace!). Intended to replace the fashion-crazed Gossip Girl viewership over on The CW, I look forward to see where how rather garish – but altogether charming – ensembles develop over the first season.

Shop the first looks below!

1. Carrie Bradshaw:
The Lulu Polka Dot Pullover by Cardigan
Current/Elliot ‘Ice Cream’ denim skirt (not online)

2. Larissa Loughton:
Robert Rodriguez Leopard Print Trousers

3. Jen, Donna, and Jen:
Pastel skinny jeans (similar here)

4. Carrie Bradshaw:
Hue polka dot tights
Milly snow leopard mini skirt

5. Carrie Bradshaw:
Cooperative alphabet pullover
BDG burgundy denim
Mark Cross Scottie Satchel (Decorated with nail polish and ‘Carrie’)

6. Carrie Bradshaw:
Marc Jacobs yellow striped sweater (similar here)

7. Carrie Bradshaw:
10 Crosby Derek Lam floral-print blouse

8. Carrie Bradshaw:
Marc Jacobs heart print top

9. Carrie Bradshaw:
Topshop sequin skater dress

Glee Sarah Jessica Parker
If, like myself, you have watched every episode of Sex and The City and Glee, I advise you to hold onto your office chair: the two are (sort of) becoming one!

This week, the brains behind Glee – Ryan Murphy – announced that Sarah Jessica Parker will guest star in a few episodes of the musical wunderkind next season. Not only that, but she will be playing a “sort of frazzled, eccentric and hilarious” Vogue.com editor!

It screams for the re-introduction of Carrie Bradshaw. SATC fans will remember when Carrie strutted into the Vogue offices – where she was getting paid 50 cents a word (yes, I’m obsessed) – in an asymmettical pinstripe suit from Vivienne Westwood to meet a Vogue Editor/Wintour clone played by Candice Bergen. It is barely a storyline stretch!

Speaking of Anna Wintour, the ice queen herself has been employed to style the wardrobe of Sarah Jessica Parker’s fictional Glee character. I can only expect this is an incredible favour to Anna’s daughter, Bee Shaffer, who works for the company that produces the show. It couldn’t get any more fash-fabulous.

The most excited of my creative juices are flowing. You’re welcome to any of the plot ideas below, Glee writers. You’re ever so welcome.

1. Rachel is sent to the Vogue offices for a make-over.
Say goodbye to your knee-highs and pre-school silhouettes, Miss Berry. You’re now in New York City. Ditch the loafers for Louboutins at the hand of a tutu-wearing fashionista.

2. Santana starts a fashion blog.
To stay in touch with her lady love, Santana starts a blog that is catapulted to international fame. Vogue tries to poach her for their online site. Many musical numbers about life’s crazy twists and turns ensue.

3. Rachel falls in love with Aidan.
Without annoyingly righteous boyfriend Finn by her side, Rachel looks for a similarly small-town homeboy to lust over. The pair bond over a mahogany harp.

4. Mercedes starts a plus-sized riot.
Enraged by the body standards in her September issue, Mercedes flees to New York with the Vogue offices as her target. Who else, in particular, but the pint-sized dot-com Editor? Carrie shall wax lyrical about sample sizes and everyone shall sing songs about being beautiful.

5. Kurt Hummel is Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant.
He falls in friendship lust with her and Stanford, therefore introduces millions of conservative American homes to the fabulous lives of metropolitan homosexuals.

carrie diaries

I can only assume that – as you are reading what is primarily a fashion blogSex and The City has had something of an effect on you.

For that fact, I will invite you to squeal with me over the fact that it is (kind of) coming back: The Carrie Diaries – the prequel to Candace Bushnell’s Sex and The City – is being turned into a TV programme! With Sarah Jessica Parker swapped out for AnnaSophia Robb, high school senior Carrie Bradshaw is coming back to our screens with an ingenious 1980s flair.

With former Sex and the City writer Amy Harris on board, and Gossip Girl producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage at the helm, I suspect a world of 18-to-60-year-old women are going to tune in for the premiere. For the fashion-focused timeline of our new Carrie Bradshaw, at least (see the first glimpse from the set, above).

I imagine another styling glory with Stefania Owen’s casting as Carrie’s younger sister, Dorrit – the rebellious attention-seeker. I presume Chloe Bridges – as Carrie’s nemesis Donna Ladonna – is going to have some major fashion moments, also.

carrie bradshaw fashion
Get the look with…
Cheetah cardigan under lime cardigan.
Sequinned dress with an almost-white petticoat.
Red heart belt.
Pointed orange pumps.
An embellished handbag.

Betsey Johnson Fall Winter 2011
Time to get your jollies on with Betsey Johnson‘s Victorian-esque Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Though it is years out of production, this is the wardrobe I would expect to see Sex and The City’s Carrie Bradshaw sporting around NYC. Velvet and animal print were omnipresent, including a stronghold on some must-have onesies. Split into two sections, Betsey’s second half was composed of her new line which piece-by-piece retails for under 100 dollars. At this point, the models were traded for employees and friends of Betseyville, including the gorgeous super-blogger Gala Darling, who all wore wigs in the style of Betsey’s quirky tresses. See the top five looks below! View Post