The Carrie Diaries – It’s nearly time for the new Carrie

The trailer for the series has been previewed, and January 14th will see ‘The Carrie Diaries’ previewing on US television. This much-anticipated series, telling of the teen years of Carrie Bradshaw, stars Annasophia Robb as the teenage heroine, and also stars British actress, the fabulous Frema Agyeman as an ultra glamorous fashion editor, Larissa, responsible to introducing Carrie to High Fashion.

I must admit to loving the new trailer, with its Adam and the Ants theme tune, and with an appearance from the gorgeous Adam himself. There is a really frothy feel to this, sort of Clueless with little elements of Sex and the City peeping through. It all looks so bright and bubbly and fresh, although possibly a bit young for those who remember Sex and the City from the beginning, and have moved onto Lena Dunham and ‘Girls’ in the interim period. The clothes, however, look great – 1980s styles as we now re-imagine them.

As a huge Sex in the City fan, I’m really hoping that this series isn’t a huge disappointment, or a flop. It really is lovely to have Carrie back, even if she seems to have grown a little younger…

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Style Trend – Summer Sequins

Sequins used to be a trend kept to Christmas parties and Las Vegas showgirls, but these days your wardrobe isn’t complete without a bit of glittering bling in it. But for those who think that sequins should be kept to the party season, and should only be worn in black, think again. These days, sequins in ice cream shades are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Celebrities from Olivia Palermo to the new Carrie Bradshaw,  AnnaSophia Robb, have shown that sequins can actually be a very versatile addition to your  capsule wardrobe, and High Street stores like French Connection, and online giants like Boohoo.com are all keying into the trend. This is definitely a trend worth investing in, and one which will last right into next season.

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Ella Sequins Shorts £190.00 

Pearl Queen Jacket £300.00 

Evans Sequin Front Top Price: £35.00 

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This post is dedicated to Tara Tomes, a lover of sequins, much to the detriment of her washing machine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Sophia Robb is the new Carrie!

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Sex In The City prequel ‘The Carrie Diaries’ for some time now, with speculation rife about who would step into Sarah Jessica Parker’s gym shoes in order to play the young Carrie Bradshaw. It seemed that the front runner was Blake Lively, but I was never happy about that choice. The lithe Blake was too beautiful, too sexy and too self assured to play a feisty, but naive young Carrie, and I voiced my concern in a past post. Carrie Bradshaw is, after all, a modern icon, and so the person chosen needed to be able to live up to our image of her. Blake Lively, fabulous as Serena, could never be Carrie.

But now the long wait is over, and the new Carrie has been revealed. Step forward relatively unknown 18 year old AnnaSofia Robb. AnnaSofia is probably best known for her role as Violet in ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, and I think she could be perfect as Carrie. She is the right age to be the teenaged Carrie, and she looks the part, pretty and cute rather than sophisticated beautiful.

 

She is also showing some serious potential as a style icon. Pretty prom dresses, aztec printed mini dresses from High Street brands like All Saints and simple denim and leather could truly be the wardrobe of a young Carrie. And with her tumbling blonde waves and perfect teeth, you feel like the Carrie baton may just have been past into good hands.

With Carrie now in place, we can get excited about how might be cast as Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Who would you choice be?