We loved their style, some of us watch re-runs only to see our favourite outfits all over again – meet the talented and hardworking stylists that make it all look oh-so-dreamy and glamorous on camera.
Sex and the city, Patricia Field
The woman who made the ‘Carrie’ necklace iconic, made us swoon over the many sartorial choices of Carrie Bradshaw and the girls, we have a lot to thank Patricia Field for! Years have passed since this iconic show left our TV sets, but their styles remain to be an inspiration to us.
Patricia always made it a point that Carrie’s outfits reflect her emotional point in the story or emulate the vibrancy of New York life. Remember that iconic opening scene outfit? The tutu skirt and tank top – both Patricia and SJP had to convince the show’s producers to let them shoot the look!
She had four options, and they shot maybe two or three, but in the end they chose the tulle skirt and the rest was history!
This talented stylist was responsible for the looks behind The Devil Wears Prada and Ugly betty as well.
Gossip Girl, Eric Daman
Remember the days when you’d watch Gossip Girl and find yourself swooning over Blair and Serena’s every outfit? Whether plotting schemes against each other or attending a fancy gala, the starlets had Eric Daman as their costume stylist help them look as chic as ever.
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Eric claims that the show became such a hit when it initially came out, a lot of designers came to them wanting to be featured, which was rather unlikely as designers didn’t really associate with TV shows because the clothes had to be kept for at least three weeks for shooting and they get much more wear than they would in a photoshoot.
Eric mentions that Blair was the easiest to dress – Leighton Meester would just show up excited to get into character. Blair was very different from Leighton herself, she knew that she was putting on a character.
Eric also assisted Patricia Field on SATC before he jumpstarted his career on Gossip girl, followed shortly by Carrie Diaries as well.
Pretty Little Liars, Mandi Line
Aria’s edgy looks with Hannah’s glam yet recent punk transition, Spencer’s preppy chic vibe and Emily’s relaxed sporty style – costume designer, Mandi Line has her hands full with making Pretty Little Liar’s a teenage fashion sensation.
With a tiny budget of only $10,000 per episode Mandi manages to nail each character effortlessly everytime. “I design about 30 percent, and I shop 70. But if it’s a dance, it’s about 50/50. Every episode, there’s something constructed by me. Usually it’s on Aria, or on Hanna as she’s getting a little funkier. For Emily, I’m always changing things last second.” says Line (Teen Vogue).
With the season premier just a month away, we can’t wait to see more of Mandi’s work on the show.
As stylists, we can’t help but appreciate our counterparts who help make the world a fashionable place. If there’s a show’s style you like in particular, and would like us to talk about, let us know!