03/04/2013 09:31 am ET Updated Mar 04, 2013

AnnaSophia Robb, 'The Carrie Diaries' Star, On Fashion Regrets And The 'Sex And The City' Character She Relates To Most

AnnaSophia Robb has some chic shoes to fill as the star of CW teen drama "The Carrie Diaries." In the much-anticipated "Sex and the City" prequel, Robb plays the high school version of Carrie Bradshaw, the character who made Manolo Blahnik a household name and whose wardrobe was practically its own character. So it's no wonder H&M tapped the style-savvy 19-year-old to host the launch of its "Denim Days" campaign Saturday. We caught up with Robb at the store's New York flagship to talk beauty secrets, fashion regrets and the most awkward "Carrie Diaries" scene to film thus far.

What’s your go-to outfit?
I try to keep it varied. I’d say my go-to shirt is a striped shirt. I looked at my closet last night, and I have a lot of striped shirts. I kind of like that nautical feel.

What’s the best style advice you’ve gotten from your mom or grandma?
My grandma likes me to wear pantyhose. I don’t know if that’s the best style advice. But she gave me this beautiful fur coat that I really love.

What’s one thing from your childhood you wish you could wear now?
So many things. I went through a big velour stage when I was little, and I had white velour leggings and a cropped turtleneck. I had one in white, one in red and one in leopard print, all at different ages. I loved them.

What's one outfit you regret wearing?
I wore some pretty funky stuff in middle school. I wore these big, flowy pants with hamburger earrings. I was kind of exploring my fashion sensibilities and I didn’t quite hit the mark. But I had fun.

What’s your No. 1 beauty product?
Moisturizer, sunscreen and I love Jergens Natural Glow. I know that sounds really dorky, but I’m so pasty right now, it’s saving me on-set.

What’s one beauty ritual you do in private?
Tweeze my eyebrows. I don’t wax.

What’s one outfit of Carrie’s from the original "Sex and the City" you wish you could wear?
I liked her overalls with the little bandeau top.

Which character from the original series do you most relate to?
I’d say Carrie. She’s really a combination of all the girls, and the most relatable.

What’s the most important lesson you learned from her character?
Go after what your heart really wants.

What’s been the most awkward “Carrie Diaries” moment to film?
There’s been so many. I’d say, episode 7 when I’m making out with George in the back of the car. Both of us were fine, but it’s kind of funny when you have a camera sitting right there. It’s kind of an out-of-body experience that just becomes normal.



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