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