Interview With Costume Designer Patricia Field About Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009-02-11 08:00:22

Confessions of a Styleaholic, Part I

Costume designer Patricia Field delivers her style skills in yet another motion picture flick. After the wardrobe in the Sex and the City movie last year, it's safe to say Field left audiences wanting more. In Confessions of a Shopaholic, opening Friday, we'll get to see the fashion redemption of Rebecca Bloomwood and her accompanying wardrobe. Expect to see lots of color, belts, vintage, and smart mismatching. I had the chance to chat with Patricia about the movie, the clothes, and dressing cutie pie comic Isla Fisher.


On the subject of the heroine, when asked at a press junket for the film who her favorite designers are, Isla admitted, "I’d have to say I love Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen. You know, I tend to go for more classic; I love Prada. I feel very blessed to wear any of those dresses." We can't wait to see what she wears to all the premieres, in the meantime, here's Patricia!

How would you describe Rebecca Bloomwood’s style?

"Rebecca is a shopaholic so her style would be volumes of clothing. A great assortment of clothing. Many colors. It’s a major assortment. I would say it’s eclectic, young, colorful, sexy, outspoken. It’s a bit ostentatious.
She could wear anything, vintage, new."

Would she wear lower-priced fashion brands? Like the Gap or H&M?

"I don’t think she’d wear the Gap. But she would definitely wear H&M."

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Where did you shop for the role?

"I did a lot of shopping for her in Japan, which makes it better."

Why is it better?

"It’s much more evolved. It’s a bigger selection. It’s the Japanese culture to develop and perfect."


I saw a picture where she’s sitting in her closet and she looks sad because she has to clean out.

"The set was so involved with clothing, so many clothing sets. I had one of my assistants deal strictly with the clothing sets. They were gathering the clothing [to be used] for the sets, too."

Does RB have a huge closet then?

"Her room is her closet! Her room where she lives with her girlfriend. She lives in her closet."

What are some of Rebecca’s favorite brands that we see her in in the movie?

"She’s not a label queen. She sees something and loves it and gets it. She shops labels but I can’t say she’s a Prada girl. She has tons of clothes. She sees it and there’s an immediate emotional response. She would be the kind of girl who has 20 pairs of boots in every color and fabric. She’s a shopaholic, she shops every day, she can’t stop shopping. She has a massive amount of wardrobe."






Photos courtesy of Disney

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