Hello-Hello, welcome to the middle of a fabulous week, we hope yours is going splendidly.
We begin today with something creating a little buzz about the interwebs, the upcoming Sex and the City prequel series. The new show will air on the CW, it makes sense for this network, already home to other popular dramas like Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and One Tree Hill.
The show is shooting in the city this week, featuring scenes with the “new Carrie,” played by actress AnnaSophia Robb.
The “Carrie Diaries” is slated to launch late this spring, with the pilot airing in May. We show the actress in character above, and below.
Many recall that the popular TV series ended in 2004, and there were also the two SATC films. Set in the 1980s, the new program features Carrie during her teen years. There isn’t universal approval of the new show, below a tweet sums up a reaction we have seen expressed by others.
Style experts Tom and Lorenzo shared their thoughts on the new series today.
The more we hear about this Sex and the City prequel, the less sense it makes to us.
The choice of actress for the iconic Sarah Jessica Parker role is irksome for the witty duo, but nowhere near as much as fashions being seen on set.
But okay, let’s go with the idea that you can take a character with an established history and simply erase it to make her palatable to a younger audience. Let’s assume all that is a brilliant move.
What we absolutely canNOT accept is some costume designer getting an “’80s New York” brief and thinking a few paint splashes on a standard purse will get the job done.
Methinks they are referencing this bag.
Back to their thoughts on the new show.
No teenager in the ’80s ever dressed remotely like this – unless they were going to a costume party as their mothers. And it’s not like ’80s teen fashion is some obscure phenomenon that would require extensive research.In other words, the thinking behind this prequel seems to be:
- Carrie Bradshaw: Anyone with curly hair.
- ’80s fashion: Just like 2012 fashion, except with more paint splashes.
So you can understand our disappointment and confusion.
We also have news today about another designer collaboration for J. Crew, this time with Joseph Altuzarra. More from Fashionista’s story:
Earlier this month, speculation was running wild regarding a collaboration between CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Joseph Altuzarra…and J. Crew and now we have a verbal confirmation from Altuzarra himself. We caught up with the always cute and friendly designer on the red carpet at the Jeffrey Fashion Cares event last night and he dropped this tidbit on the collab.
Below, we show three spring 2012 styles form the designer’s existing line (*not* the J. Crew line), as seen at Barneys.
Back to the Fashionista story:
So what should we be expecting from the celebrated young designer who recently showed some tricked out coats for his Gypsy-themed collection for Fall 2012?
“Well, it was a really interesting project because it was like a conflation of their language — or of their world — [and] of our world and putting it together,” he hinted after realizing maybe he gave up too much info. “And I think that was really interesting for me to work on.”
The new collection is expected in J. Crew stores in a few weeks, we’re intrigued to see how it looks and what the price points are.
That’s it for now, goodbye until next time!