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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Lizzy on

LOVE the books, LOVE Isla Fisher… have my doubts about the setting & how the story will develop on film, but THRILLED to go see it next week!!!!

Audrey on

Can’t wait till the movie:-)!

tanya on

Houston newspaper previewed the movie and it was so cute! totally recommend it, esp if you have read the books, it covers books 1-3. so good and funny! very entertaining!

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