Not only is the Carrie Diaries a show that I can most relate to because it’s about an aspring fashion writer like myself but I absolutely adore the fashion in this show. I’m already an 80s fashion fan but the outfits in the show are actual outfits that I would wear in real life. They’re chic, sophisticated and playful and who doesn’t like pastel and neon colours? I love the jean jackets, tutu-like dresses, peplums, crop tops, animal prints and the fun accessories.
One thing that I learned from this show about fashion is not to shy away from wearing mismatched outfits if I can even call it that. I mean outfits that don’t necessarily match in terms of being the same print or colour. I tend to have a habit of being too matchy. Sometimes wearing contrasting colours or prints just work and Carrie Diaries is prime example of this. You’re accessories don’t necessarily haveto match the outfit you’re
wearing as well.
I already can’t wait for the next episode to see some new outfits to swoon over! I’m sure you’ll see me wearing some Carrie Diaries inspired outfits in upcoming posts, stay tuned!
I really need to blog more but my schedule has just been so hectic. Thank god for Family Day, finally have a day to rest.
This weekend I’ve been busy choreographing and preparing for my students’ final fashion show. For those of you who don’t know, I’m an instructor part-time at a modeling & acting academy and what my students look forward to the most is the final fashion show/graduation, an opportunity for them to show off their runway skills following the completion of their classes in front of family, friends and students from other classes.
They had to choose a theme for the fashion show and they chose Fashion through the Decades, focusing on 70s and 80s fashion (I swear I didn’t influence them in any way despite my obsession with the 80s lol). I’m surprised how much these preteens know about 70s/80s fashion. They were so excited about it, they asked me if it was okay if they wore their 80s outfits throughout class lol, I didn’t see why not. It was hilarious seeing them in leopard-print body suits, leg warmers, lace gloves and neon-coloured heels. It reminded me of the outfits that Madonna wore in her video Lucky Star.
And ofcourse picking a song was the next step, a song they can walk down the runway with. So I suggested the classic song that they play as the theme song on Fashion Television, Obsession by Animotion. I thought it was fitting considering it seems like the perfect runway song and it’s from the 80s. When I played it they loved it, again I didn’t influence them in any way, it was just a suggestion lol. Here’s the video:
Oh the nostalgia of the 80s. I may only be born in it, but I know 80s fashion and music, I grew up with it. I have videos of me as a baby dancing to 80s songs. Both the 70s and 80s seemed like a fun time for fashion and today’s generation definately appreciates it.
That’s it for now. I will give you an update from my next class when we are finalizing outfits for the fashion show.