The Carrie Diaries: ‘A Colorful Show’

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Actor Bryan Greenberg (L), actress Jamie Chung and actress AnnaSophia Robb attend the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre Lincoln Center on September 7, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

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I know we’re just embarking on the weeks of Fall premieres — FINALLY! — but I’m going to add to all of that premiere-anticipation with something else we can all look forward to: This January 2013, the CW is ringing in the New Year with original series, “The Carrie Diaries” —  a prequel to “Sex and the City”, featuring AnnaSophia Robb as a young Carrie Bradshaw. How fun is that?!

In an interview with CNN, AnnaSophia Robb shares how she’s preparing to fill such big — and of course, glamorous — shoes.

From CNN:

AnnaSophia Robb has already proved she’s every bit as stylish as her character… Robb, who plays teenager Carrie Bradshaw on “The Carrie Diaries,” said New York Fashion Week “was an incredible introduction to the fashion world.”

And although the show will be similar to City because of Carrie’s love for fashion, Robb told CNN that the show is still very different.

From CNN:

For some fans of the HBO series, [that'll] be evident upon meeting Carrie’s younger sister Dorrit, played by 14-year-old Stefania Owen. “The stuff with Dorrit is always so much fun … for me because I don’t have siblings, so it’s kind of nice to just pretend,” Robb said. The actress said she’s known her on-screen sister and her family since filming 2007’s “Bridge to Terabithia” in New Zealand with Owen’s sister Carly. “(Owen’s) wardrobe on the show is so much fun,” Robb said. “It’s so different from Carrie’s. She wears these fantastic creepers, which I never knew existed.”

The costume designer for the series is Eric Daman, who also worked on “Sex and the City” AND our very own “Gossip Girl”. Robb tells CNN that Daman is choosing “neon and big poofy skirts and shoulder pads,” for the characters. “It will be a very colorful show,” she says.

annasophia robb5 The Carrie Diaries: A Colorful Show

Actress AnnaSophia Robb arrives at Nickelodeon’s 24th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Neon, poofy skirts, and shoulder pads: huge ’80s trends, naturally. True fact that fashion tends to repeat itself; I think it’s safe to say we’re going to be loving what teenage Carrie and the rest of TCD’s characters will be wearing.

(That’s right. I just dubbed it ‘TCD”. I get all credit if that catches on!) … TCD … TVD … apparently the CW has a thing for diaries. ;)

From CNN:

“Eric, when we were filming, he was going, ‘Oh it’s so fantastic that everything that’s emerging is very ’80s’ because it’s easy for them to pull clothes,” Robb said. “They have to dress all the background … and the city. So to be able to have those resources is awesome.”

Robb also tells CNN about a certain fashion piece that fans are going to want to keep an eye out for: the “Carrie bag.”

From CNN:

Carrie’s purse is a really important piece, Robb said, noting that there’s a chance similar bags will be available to the public one day. “I hope so,” she said. “I love it. I don’t have one, but one of the producers does.”

So, Miss Carrie Bradshaw’s legacy continues in more ways than one; her contagious personality and influential style has even affected Robb’s personal fashion sense, outside of the series wardrobe.

“I’m becoming a little more bold with what I wear,” she told CNN … “Fashion is an expression of yourself.”

What do you think? Are you ready for teen Carrie this new year?

To read the original article from CNN, click here.

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