AnnaSophia Robb and Freema Agyeman on the Set of “The Carrie Diaries”

Posted on October 11, 2013

More on-the-set shots from the CW’s hit show for teens, Clown People of Yesteryear:



AnnaSophia Robb and Freema Agyeman are seen shooting scenes for “The Carrie Diaries” in New York City.

We can’t even.

Cute coats, though. The accessories all came from various cereal boxes and gumball machines, it seems.





[Photo Credit: Kristin Callahan/ACE/]

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  • another_laura

    Oh dear. I don’t know what else to say. Does not read 80s to me.

    • MarTeaNi

      Very little of the show has read 80s. It reads like people interpreting the 80s who don’t want to be the 80s.

    • Not applicable

      yah. I was thinking the same. Like she just came from Banana republic outlet or something. And black nail polish & short nails in the 80s?! No.

      • Imasewsure

        I think Madonna was wearing black nail polish so that doesn’t seem off… the rest of it doesn’t necessarily work for me too though

        • CT14

          Not in the 80s.

          Lacy gloves and no polish or very neutral polish. Not black. Not in the 80s.

          That was the whole shock value of Vamp in the 90s: a red so dark it was *almost* black. But it was still red. Because nails.

          Can’t they just Google Madonna in the 80s for a clue? Watch some vh1 classic?

          • Constant Reader

            Yep. In the 80s it was all about light colors and iridescence. I wore a silvery-white polish with pale pink and purple iridescence and almost identical white lipgloss. My mom said it made me look pale and ill; in retrospect I have no doubt she was right but I sure felt cool at the time!

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          No, trust me, Madonna wasn’t wearing black nail polish in the 80s. No one was wearing black nail polish yet in the 80s.

          • melisaurus

            Punks? perhaps?

          • random_poster

            Punks and Mods, but no one else.

        • Not applicable

          maybe…. i think it may have been red & looks black… really, I didn’t see black nail polish on anyone in the 80s/90s except the goth kids

      • H2olovngrl

        I concur regarding the nail polish.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I was just about to ask what year(s) this is supposed to be. It doesn’t seem to reference any particular era.

    • YoungSally

      It seems to be getting further and further away from the 80s….particularly the 80s in NYC.

  • j_am

    I don’t remember the 80’s looking like this. I don’t remember ANYTHING looking like this.

    • Not applicable

      I get that you might want to stylize the 80s as to appeal to the younger demographic (as opposed to freak them out) jeeezzz– alls you gotta do is put on Uncle Buck or Working Girl and then just dial that shit back about 90 degrees and you are STILL plenty 80s with what you got left over.

  • kmk05


    ETA: It is also NOT eighties nail polish.

  • michkabibbles

    has anyone seen the new sitcom The Goldbergs? i think it gets midwestern middle class 80s fashion pretty dead on

    • Not applicable

      the story looks stupid- is it worth it just for the 80s vibe?

      • RebeccaKW

        It’s actually kind of funny. It’s not going to win any awards or anything, but it’s not bad. They don’t knock you in the face with 80s references. It’s just a family sitcom that takes place back then and the humor is not (always) defined by the times.

        • Not applicable

          cool- will check it out. I just reread my post here- shheesh a little harsh- even for me! 🙂

    • tereliz

      “Check out my sweet Z. Cavaricci’s!” “It’s Day-Glo. It glows. During the Day.” And don’t forget the Reebok pump and Wendy McClendon-Covey’s totally righteous collection of jumpsuits.

  • marlie

    I wish there was a feature to just “like” the whole post.

  • jen

    Gah. I hate this show. NONE of this stuff was seen in the 80s!!!

  • teensmom99

    I even wore plastic-y necklaces in the 80s and they weren’t like this. I miss my Fiorrucci’s accessories.

    • RebeccaKW

      I remember the trend to wear all those tiny beaded necklackes, twisted up, with some sort of charm to hold them together. Like a gold seashell, something like that.

  • Freema’s coat is giving her massive tiny person disorder. 🙁 And something tells me that necklace don’t cost a quarter despite its cheap look (which I would buy in a heartbeat…)

  • MilaXX

    yep love the coats, but none of that was worn in the 80’s. Not even close.

    • teensmom99

      Actually, I had a coat very much like AnnaSophia’s–but I never would have accessorized it that way. I also had shoes like hers but not pink and I did wear them with tights (yes, I am embarrassed).

  • boweryboy

    The only thing here I’m ok with 80s-wise, and just barely, is Freema’s hair and make-up.

    • Rand Ortega

      Very Clair Huxtable.

      • boweryboy


  • Katesymae

    Who are the costumers on this show?! Cripes.

    • muelonil

      People born in the 90s?

      • demidaemon

        I think it was the same person who styled Gossip Girl. I want to say Eric Daman but that may not be exactly correct.

  • WendyD

    All I can see is Martha Jones having a laugh while waiting for the Doctor to come pick her up.

    • gabbilevy

      Me too! Huh. Has the Doctor (modern) ever gone to the 80s?

      • Loramir

        Rose’s parents’ wedding would’ve been in the 80s, I think – that was Father’s Day, series 1, episode 7 (I think) with the Ninth Doctor.

        • gabbilevy

          Ah good point. Still, didn’t feel very like the 80s, if you know what I mean. More like it just happened to be in that time, rather than going back to that time. (I’m not sure I’m making myself clear.)

    • fursa_saida

      My favorite thing about this set of photos is how completely skeptical Freema Agyeman’s expressions are. Every single shot of her face screams, “how the fuck did I get here and what the hell am I wearing.”

  • muelonil

    I do like their coats, too, but otherwise embarrassing.

  • Frankie_Fane

    I’m the only person I know who likes this show. They get the period look completely wrong, the music choices are insulting, the teen Mr. Big is a black hole of charisma and Anna Sophia Robb is miscast, but there are several worthwhile elements. It skews closer to MY SO CALLED LIFE than it does SATC in tone. The supporting cast is really good too.

    I also loved THE L.A. COMPLEX and I think I was the only person who watched that.

  • Rand Ortega

    Can someone please explain the purpose of this show? It’s not skewing to the SATC demo, who actually knows what the ’80’s actually looked like. But how can the younger crowd plug into this when SATC hasn’t been off the air that long & this show has no connection to SATC or the ’80’s it’s supposed to depict.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I wouldn’t have been caught dead in any of that in the 80s. But then again, I wasn’t a budding fashion icon, so what do I know.

  • NoveltyRocker

    Yup, this show is a TJ Max commercial, no way else my brain can understand the costuming.

  • lobsterlen

    This isn’t fair on my part since I have never seen this show but I hate everything about it. Sadly this unfair hatred has spilled over to the cast members too … Annasophia is now on irrational hate list.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Anyway, who’s seen the show? Is it any good?

    • Little_Olive

      Once. No.

      And not that it matters that much, it’s not even SATC accurate.

      • BrooklynBomber


  • moppet

    Man, my 80s self with my “soul-glo” curly perm could tell you that is NOT the way young black women were wearing their hair at that time.

    • NBG

      The Soul Glo reference is giving me life today. Thank you.

  • omg_dora

    Why cast someone as hot as Freema Agyeman and then do THIS to her? It’s obviously not in the name of historical accuracy.

  • CT14

    I was looking at this thinking that no one in the 80s looked like that…when I scrolled down to the pink shoes.

    I just can’t.

    And why are her tights tights? They should be patterned hose. And her earrings are too small. And her eye makeup too neutral.

    Martha Jones just grabbed random crap out of the Tardis, so I forgive her. At least her eye shadow is purple.

    Eta: I just saw the black nail polish. No. absolutely not. It’s all pinks, reds, corals, maybe with so e purple opalesence until Vamp comes out in the 90s and then Hard Candy finally breaks the blues and greens into polish.

    Total Recall made itself look future-y by having a secretary dye her nails green. It’s was a JOKE.

    No matter how trendy and fashion forward Baby Carrie is supposed to be, she never would have had black nails in the 80s. Never with that outfit, either.

    • H2olovngrl

      An excellent analysis.

    • J. Preposterice

      Wet n’ Wild definitely had some stuff by the late 80s in odder colors, but I was still using Sharpie on my nails instead of black polish until the mid-90s.

    • Sunraya

      Early 70s I had blue and green nail polish. I was 9. But it was out there. No black, though.

  • AvaLehra

    I’ve given up trying to believe that this show takes place in the 80s, because I CAN’T EVEN with that anymore. This show just takes place sometime, somewhere.

  • decormaven

    It’s like the costumers took cues from 80s colors, or just hints of styles, and ratcheted it forward for a younger demographic. I don’t recall any of this stuff- the shapes of the purses don’t ring a bell, maybe the earrings are somewhat in keeping. I wore some oversize necklaces, but nothing as fugly as that pink piece.

  • Oh dear. Did we dress that bad in the eighties?

    • demidaemon

      We dressed badly. Just not this kind of badly.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    This is so not 80’s fashion! But they look cute and now I have to show this post to my teenaged sons because they both have carry huge-ass torches for Freema.

  • d4divine

    Patricia Fields should be handing out molly whops…the styling on that show remind me of the 80’s…if an 80’s crackhead did the styling. Also AnnaSophia looks NOTHING like SJP…another thing that sticks in my craw about that show

  • VioletF.

    That’s not Carrie Bradshaw.

  • Qitkat

    Ice pick in the orbitals.

  • Little_Olive

    In the words of the immortal Cher Horowitz, “those are so (H&M) last season!”

  • boweryboy

    If they actually got the costuming right, it would give the show some gravitas. And I would consider watching it.

  • I would like to see Kiernan Shipka in that green coat.

  • alyce1213

    The costumer needs a serious talking-to. This is not only NOT ’80s, it’s hideous.

  • H2olovngrl

    Martha Jones’ make up looks about right. As for the rest…not so much.

  • SewingSiren

    Goddamn it! You don’t even have to have lived the 80’s to get it right, just watch a few vintage movies/tv shows such as:
    The Lost Boys, Valley Girl, Who’s That Girl, The Cosby Show, and of course Square Pegs.
    There done. It’s not rocket surgery.

    • paginatrix

      Yes. Square Pegs. And Desperately Seeking Susan.

  • judybrowni

    Let me be the eleventhty hundred to point out that no one wore 5-inch heels in the ’80s, outside of fetish photos.

    Yeah, I get it: teens today would tune out if the characters wore actual ’80s clothing, hairstyles, etc.

    Besides it would be too much work for the young wardrobe, makeup and hair people. Much cheaper to just pull stuff off the racks, or from the goodies current designers loan out.

    Tried to watch the show, but it was too grating on my nerves, even before I got around to the wardrobe, hair, etc.
    But I’m not the audience for this crap.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    No. Just no. I was in my 20s during this era, and just placing random shit together that doesn’t even match and calling it “80s” is wrong.

    • paginatrix

      Plus (as I remember it anyhow) the whole neon thing lasted maybe 6 months in 1984.

  • UsedtobeEP

    IN the first picture, look at the extras behind them wearing Peter Pan boots and blanket plaid. Now THAT says eighties.

  • Sunraya

    The necklace seems 80s. I had a lot f inky plastic jewelry back then!

  • Rebecca Clifford

    There’s an extra in the first photo wearing a blue plaid jacket who looks vaguely 80s. And that’s the best they can do. Wow.