Patricia Fields Confesses to Her Latest Gig: Wardrobing Fisher's Shopaholic!

02/02/2009 at 03:54 PM ET

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Watch out Carrie Bradshaw, there’s a new fashionista in town. Confessions of a Shopaholic‘s Rebecca Bloomwood, portrayed by Isla Fisher, is taking over the Manhattan streets in a whirl of designer goodies. With the help of Emmy-Award winning costume designer Patricia Field — the mastermind behind Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada — Fisher takes the much-loved fiction character of Sophia Kinsella’s Shopaholic series to life. “This character just shopped her life away,” Field tells PEOPLE, “Her wardrobe was massive. Her room was filled with racks and accessories all over the place, and it was like she lived in her closet.” Patricia and Isla worked together to create a character with a “very harajuku” style. Never one to simply wear jeans and a T-shift, Rebecca is all about the accessories (from hats and gloves to bags and a signature green scarf), which, according to Field, is the key to staying fashion forward on a tight budget. “Don’t buy clothes, buy accessories,” she advises. “Accessories in general are what really create your look, more so than your clothing. You tell a story with accessories.” The famed costume designer says of the movie, which opens on February 13, “It’s fashion. It’s funny, it’s frivolous and it’s frantic.” We can’t wait! Tell us: Are you excited to see Shopaholic?reporting by Eunice Oh

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Julie on

Cannot WAIT for this movie! As a fellow shopaholic, this movie is right up my alley – check out my site http://www.iheartheels.com to satisfy your own shopaholic cravings! I’ll be reporting live from Fashion Week next week.

Christi on

I have been excited to see this for awhile now. I have read all of the books, and I love them. So when I heard of the changes they were doing in the movie I was skeptical. But after seeing the trailer I think it looks great, and Pat Field is a styling genius.

Mary on

A great, fun movie that is recession proof!

Ragina on

I am so excited to see this movie. I am definitely going to see it when it comes out. I love to shop too.

Krysta on

Loved the books and after seeing the trailers I think they found the right actress to play Rebecca the character is very loveable and funny. I hope that carries over to the movie.

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monica on

of course i am…io read all the books..i hope it will be as funny as the books are!

lauren on

I read the book years ago and have been dying to see it as a motion picture. I can not wait to see Isla Fisher play the beloved Becky Bloomwood. I will be there opening day for the first showing.

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S on

I love Isla Fisher but I was wondering why she doesn’t play Becky with an English accent… and why the movie takes place in New York instead of London.

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