In anticipation of the show's 100th episode, we sat down with Eric for some tips and testimonials to tide us over until the big day (tomorrow!). From his feelings about the absence of Little J Humphrey to his inspiration sources, Eric filled us in on the in's and out's of the coolest job ever.
Is there anything surprising that you have included maybe from major retailers that our readers could afford that we would be surprised to find out has made its way into the show?
"I think kind of the most surprising thing that we've done this season is for the 100th episode which is the wedding episode that the bridesmaids are actually wearing Vera Wang's line for David's Bridal which is called White. It was important to me to have that accessibility to kind of create this royal wedding and all this drama, but I knew we were doing a lot of interviews and I really think it's important to have our viewers at home feel like it's actually something accessible. I think when people are going into weddings and going through all that Bridezilla craziness that sometimes it's hard to remember that you can do affordable things and, you know, style it and make it look fabulous."
Do you take inspiration from real New Yorkers when you style these "fake" New Yorkers?
"New York itself is just such a great inspiration. I live in the East Village, just walking around Tompkins Square Park and just see so many great looking people and thinking, 'Oh that's a great way to put your scarf on,' or just little things like that. I think kind of why the show has, you know, such a trendful impact and it's different than other shows, is that we are New York and I've been in New York for 15 years and I've always been kind of passionate about New York fashion and how people really do get dressed up and really have their own style. And it's just, every time I walk down the street I get inspired by something."
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