You know we love the show Jane by Design! We participated in the Jane By Design Style Challenge and have excitedly watched the show all season long. Now we get to give one lucky Thrifty Divas reader a copy of the Jane By Design Season 1 DVD. Plus everyone gets to enjoy our short little interview with Erica Dasher who plays “Jane.”
Thrifty Divas – What is your advice to fans that are wanting to fashionable but are on a budget?
Erica Dasher – I love vintage shopping. I actually don’t spend a lot of money on clothes at all. I live right around the corner from a little vintage shop and I do a lot of rummaging around, those kinds of places. I think the quality of the craftsmanship in vintage clothes is hard to come by unless you’re able to buy higher-end labels nowadays, and I think you can find a lot of higher end labels that are more affordable in a vintage shop.
But in college too we would go to Goodwill to get costumes for theme parties or whatever. I think if forces you to be more creative. If a dress doesn’t quite fit you find a belt that works. But I love vintage and resale stuff.
Thrifty Divas – I read that you’re from Houston, Texas. Do you miss it terribly?
Erica Dasher – I miss my family, but I do not miss the humidity. I’ve really grown to love L.A., but I do miss my family a lot. I’m able to visit them a lot, and they come out here too. I have an 11-year-old sister so it’s really important for us to see each other as often as possible. They just figured out how to do Skype so it’s been very exciting. We Skype like every day.
Jane By Design Season 1 on DVD will be available for sale on March 20th. You can pre-order your copy on Amazon.com.
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Do you remember the Jane By Design Style Challenge? Our prize for participating was the opportunity to ask Matthew Atkinson (who plays Nick Fadden, Jane’s love interest) any question we wanted. We asked, “Most actors are not overnight successes. Before landing your steady role on Jane By Design, did you work any odd jobs? Did you find ways to stretch your money to get by?” He gave us his answer in this video!
We’ll admit, he’s awfully cute! 😉 Thanks Matt Atkinson, Jane By Design, and ABC Family!
Be sure to watch the spring season finale Tuesday March 6th on ABC Family.
We are still awaiting the result of the Jane By Design Style Challenge. In the meantime, we’ve been enjoying the show Jane By Design on ABC Family! If you haven’t seen it yet, you can catch up on the episodes online for FREE at ABCFamily.com.
We also got the chance to chat with one of the stars of the show, Andie MacDowell! She plays the demanding and difficult boss, Gray Chandler Murray.
Thrifty Divas:What is a typical day like on the set of “Jane by Design?”
Andie MacDowell: Fast. It’s very fast. We work really hard. The writers and the producers don’t have a life. They were there all the time. The kids are just great. They’re gifted and talented and smart and funny and they gave me such amazing energy. Watching Erica work was really—I can’t tell you how good she is. The kid’s great. And they all know how lucky they are. You can just see it. Rowly was really wonderful and even helpful to me. They were just sweet.
We’d hang out in tiny little trailers. Eat—they have nice food but we don’t have very long to eat. We’re changing hair really fast. We’re getting dressed really fast and we’re running back into the set. Working late at night sometimes, which is really hard when you’re my age. Having to remember your lines at midnight. But it was all fun. It was a lot of fun.
Thrifty Divas:Who or what inspires your personal fashion style?
Andie MacDowell: My personal fashion style—I think it’s my nature probably more than anything. I just go with things that I like my personal self. The things that make me feel warm and comfortable. I’m really into boots. I like jeans. I don’t know, I’m kind of a country girl, but yet I can also enjoy dressing up because I think I was exposed to certain things in the fashion world.
I come from a small town and I grew up very simply so I think there’s a piece of me that will always be that. But I’ve been exposed to high fashion so there’s also going to be that piece as well.
You can see Andie MacDowell on Jane By Design on ABC Family Tuesdays at 9/8 central or on watch full episodes on ABCFamily.com for free.
Jane By Design Style Challenge #7 – The Final Challenge!
This is your last chance to help Thrifty Divas win a mention on the show!!! Please be sure to go to Jane by Design’s Facebook page and write on their wall “Thrifty Divas sent me here!” That will count as your vote for us. 😀
Did you see the premiere of Jane by Design last night? If you missed it, you can watch it online for free at ABCFamily.com.
Speaking of the premiere, the Jane by Design Style Challenge #7 was to watch the premiere of the show, take careful notice of the fashion, pick a particular outfit from the show, and create a “How You Too Can Get the Look” blog post.
My inspiration: Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell plays Gray Chandler Murray, better known as Jane’s boss.
In the premiere episode, Gray interviewed Jane to fill the job as her assistant. While she scrutinized Jane’s look, I was too busy keeping my eye on Gray.
The first thing you notice is of course, the gold and turquoise statement necklace.
I found this similar necklace on eBay, my favorite source for unique and affordable accessories. This necklace is listed “Buy It Now” at $19.99 with free shipping.
Next up, the little black dress. Keeping in the rigors of fashion I shopped name brand (though no doubt you can find an even cheaper knock-off 😉 ) yet miraculously found an affordable Calvin Klein!