The Carrie Diaries was just renewed for Season 2 by the CW, and costume designer Eric Daman could not be happier. Known for his work on Carrie Diaries and Gossip Girl, Daman spoke exclusively to Hollywood Take about the show’s star AnnaSophia Robb and what trend every girl needs to have in her closet for summer.

The Carrie Diaries is about the young life of the Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw and it has made Robb into a young fashion star. “She’s a really smart, young girl,” Daman told HT. “She’s a quirky, tiny, little, beautiful princess. I love her. But she really came in wide-eyed and wasn’t aware of fashion.”

Robb “had just graduated from high school and was really into her studies, really about graduation,” Daman recalled. 

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“I was lucky enough to see Blake and Leighton become fashion icons,” Daman said while launching his new role as style ambassador at New York’s famed Century 21 store downtown. “It feels great to be a mentor, have a positive influence and see them grow. It’s an honor and a privilege to be a part of their evolution.”

But there's more to do, says Daman. “I'm hoping there are new characters and new developments," he said. "Just like when we were doing Gossip Girl and the characters started evolving and growing up, we grow up with them. Change their clothing, take more risks and see where their characters end up.”

So where is style going? “I feel like handbags are kind of the new black,” Daman said. “I would definitely go with a statement bag — a bright-colored bag."

Many women are afraid to wear color. But that may be changing, says the Carries Diaries costume designer. "A citron bag goes with black, a color or indigo," he says. "And it will translate from spring to summer to fall."

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