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Gossip Girl Stylist Eric Daman Talks Fashion, Facebook and His New Prom Collection for Charlotte Russe

Celebrity Stylist for Gossip Girl Eric Daman has launched a line of gossip-worthy Prom dresses for Charlotte Russe! Translation: Every girl can channel their inner Blair Waldorf and get a head-to-toe party look without breaking the bank (or draining Mom and Dad's bank account). The line consists of 8 unique dresses that Eric designed with all types of girls in mind, available in sizes 0-12 and priced from just $39.50 - $49.50.

I caught up with the star stylist via email to talk about his inspiration for the collection, the power of social media and budget-friendly spring trends. Check out my exclusive interview after the jump!
TBB: You've designed an amazing prom collection for Charlotte Russe (where were you when I went to my prom?!) What was your inspiration?

ED: The C russe bff's were my inspiration, all the great girls across the nation who want to look glamorous and fabulous but have a limited budget, give them a little piece of the U.E.S. for less. It was also important that designs were of enough variety in style and shape that there would be something for everyone

TBB: From your days at Sex and the City to Gossip Girl, a lot has changed in terms of technology and the fashion industry. What impact do you think things like Facebook, Twitter and bloggers have had on fashion?

ED: A huge impact, it's ALL about social networking, the masses have never had such amazing exposure and access to fashion and I love all the facebook posts, blogs and such where girls are showing and sharing their personal styles. the future of fashion is now!

TBB: Let's talk spring style. What's the best way to update your look on a budget this season?

ED: shop at c russe of course :-) I always say the best (and cheapest) way to update your look is with accessories. we are seeing lots of BRIGHT poppy accessories this seasons Orange is a big trend, you can do it with a handbag, sunglasses, Also bright colorblocking is so hot, easy way to achieve that is with shoes, some really great 9west ops that look fab and won’t break the bank. Try a bright lipstick as well, anything from peachy corals to hot pinks.

Keep reading to see all 8 prom dresses in the collection. Which one's your favorite?

Shiny Chiffon Maxi Dress w/ Rhinestone Burst Bust, $44.50

Chiffon A-line Dress w/ Rhinestone Burst Bust, $44.50

Lace Tube w/ Pop Lining and Side Bow Dress, $49.50

Printed Chiffon Maxi Dress w/ Embellished Neck and High Slit, $49.50

Extreme Ruffle Shoulder Solid Dress, $44.50

Tube Pickup w/ Foil Skirt Dress, $44.50

Ruched One Shoulder w/ broach Party Dress, $39.50

One Shoulder Chiffon Maxi Dress w/ High Low Hem, $49.50

The Eric Damon Prom collection is available now at select Charlotte Russe stores across the country. It will also be launching at soon, I'll keep you posted.

Photo credit: Charlotte Russe
That's awesome! The dresses are lovely.
#1 twenty something (Homepage) on 2011-04-22 08:45 (Reply)
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