Gossip Girl stylist Eric Daman turned Blair Waldorf, Serena Van der Woodsen and Chuck Bass into television style icons. He dresses the Upper East side elite in couture and high fashion pieces that only those of the with disposable income can afford. Eric also knows that girls look up to the Gossip Girl characters for style inspiration and need affordable clothing options to get the look.
Eric has partnered with Charlotte Russe to create a collection of holiday dresses, which launched earlier this month. All the dresses are under $50, which means looking like a socialite won’t break the bank. I went to RdV in the Meatpacking District for the launch and met Eric, who is fashionable in his own right and a wealth of knowledge about what’s hot in fashion. My favorites include a black polka dot peplum dress with a sheer overlay on the shoulders, a grey strapless dress with beading around the waist and a velvet LBD with lace paneling that channel something Serena would wear.