80’s Carrie

Contrary to what my college besties always tell our friends, Samantha Jones is not my favorite among the 4 fabulous ladies of Sex and the City. It’s Carrie Bradshaw and it will always be Carrie Bradshaw. (Though I have times when I am like Charlotte. Yes, you read that right. Haha.)

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Being a longtime fan made me curious about The CW’s The Carrie Diaries. The period drama is a prequel to the widely popular and successful comedy-drama series produced by HBO. Here, we can see Carrie as a highschool student in 1984. I don’t really care much for 80’s fashion, but I definitely love that era’s music.

Before Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, there were Maggie, Walt, and Mouse. And before there was Mr. Big, there was Sebastian Kydd.

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Sebastian: “So you’re the princess who slays her own dragons.”
Carrie: “Someone has to. Might as well be me, right?”
Sebastian: “I’d slay a dragon for you.”

Before she became a hotshot columnist, she wrote in a journal. And this is an excerpt from her very first entry–
“I might have just lost my innocence, my virginity. And not to the guy I had hoped but to a different man. Man-hattan. And maybe it wouldn’t respect me or even remember me, but after tonight, I knew I’d never be the same.”

And you never were, kid.

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I’m sure grownup Carrie is proud of her highschool self just as much as Sarah Jessica Parker is proud of Anna Sophia Robb. I wonder if the producers can get SJP to guest in TCD! That would be si cool… errr… TOTALLY RAD! ;P

// listening to Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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