Editor’s Blog: Young Carrie is Pretty in Patterns

carries-letter-sweater-horse-jeansNew York–Let’s check in on our young Carrie Bradshaw, star of “The Carrie Diaries,” now in its third episode on the CW.

Before she was style icon CARRIE BRADSHAW, she was a Connecticut-based, suburban high schooler finding her style way in 1984.

And while she’s waiting for her Mr. Big Prince Charming (or fighting with her dad who won’t allow her to see the bad boy one she’s already chosen) she’s standing by impatiently with a slew of knit patterns to express herself.

Designers who cater to the Junior market are surely taking note of these fun, colorful patterns and unique pairings, all brought to the small screen by costume designer Eric Daman.

One of his creatively clashing creations was Carrie’s outfit at left. The farthest thing from a Varsity letter sweater, floating As, B+s and even some Fs were a fun nod to school’s trials and tribulations. Here, Carrie wears it with colored jeans printed with horse silhouettes.

What other patterns does she favor? She’s pretty consistent.


Hearts collage

Carrie wears her heart on her sleeve, and her sweaters, and belts and virtually everything else.


polka dot collage

It’s tough being a teen, and Carries crazy life makes her feel positively…dotty.


stripes collage

Despite being on the straight and narrow sometimes, Carrie still likes to bend the rules (and her hair).


novelty prints collage

From lipstick kisses to animal prints, Carrie uses bold patterns to get noticed.

The Carrie Diaries airs Mondays at 8pm EST on the CW

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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.