‘The Carrie Diaries’ Fashion: What Carrie And Samantha Wore

Last week, the second season of The Carrie Diaries premiered and we were treated to behind-the-scenes fashion deets from Eric Daman, the show’s costume designer. The second episode kicks off with Samantha, Carrie and Walt’s “temporary” (though she’s been living in their apartment for 3 weeks) roommate, walking around in the buff and working as a phone sex operator. Walt urges Carrie to ask her to leave, which she tries to do via phone, wearing this magenta animal print dress and crystal necklace, both from Topshop.

AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw on ’The Carrie Diaries.’
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+ Magenta oversized animal print dress: Topshop
+ Shoes: Sophia Webster
+ Black and white animal print bracelet: Charming Charlie
+ Necklace: Topshop

It’s hard to kick someone out of your apartment, though, when she offers to get you VIP tickets to Z100’s concert in the park, which is exactly the situation Carrie finds herself in. Samantha Jones really does know everyone: even at a young age! Samantha offers ticket-getting abilities to Carrie in their kitchen, where Carrie is helping Mouse make a quiche. She looks more stylish in the comfort of her own home than I do on my best day in the outside world. Sequins instead of sweatpants? I aspire to be like you, young Carrie.

AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw on ’The Carrie Diaries.’
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+ Blue sequined/pink striped sweater: Marc by Marc Jacobs
+ Pants: Topshop
+ Shoes: Oscar de la Renta
+ White enamel cuff with gold horse-bit: AV Max (Susan & Co.)

Samantha comes through with the concert tickets which provides the gang with the opportunity to don their best picnic attire. Picnics don’t come around that often: you gotta look your best. Carrie’s look, actually, pays homage to a picnic outfit Sex and the City Carrie once wore: a German dirndl. Eric told us, “I wanted Carrie to wear something that would speak to the iconic dirndl outfit Sarah Jessica Parker wore in a similar Central Park picnic scene from SATC. When I discovered the chambray ditsy print romper I knew I was onto something. The rainbow madras top and Kate Spade multi-colored wedges make this outfit perfectly apropos.”

AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie Bradshaw on ’The Carrie Diaries’ and Sarah Jessica Parker on ’Sex and the City.’
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+ Madras top: Keds
+ Wedge platforms: Kate Spade
+ Floral romper: Topshop
+ Woven purse: Vintage

After all the picnic attendees except Samantha get food poisoning, it’s up to Ms. Jones to tend to the crew. While she doesn’t leave the house naked, she covers up as little as possible, which is obviously in her picnic attire: a tank top and hotpants.

Lindsey Gort as Samantha Jones on ’The Carrie Diaries.’
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+ BOYS tank top: H&M
+ Sequined shorts: H&M
+ Cowboy boots: Steven

After recovering from her food poisoning (it was Mouse’s quiche, not the caviar Samantha bought off the back of a truck in Coney Island, BTW), Carrie confronts Sebastian (RIP love) and realizes despite her nude and counterfeit-Rolex-buying tendencies, Samantha will be one of her friends 4eva is a great friend.

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