Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Patricia's Vintage Clothing Extravaganza

I still haven't seen Sex and the City yet.
I've been away for a few days with my husband who tells me that he would rather have his eye poked out than sit through SATC and quite frankly, I think I'd poke it out for him if he grumbled all the way through it and ruined it for me!

Nevertheless, I am at least up to date on plenty of the fashion. Every women's mag I open at the moment has a SEX fashion spread and plenty of fashion advice from the devine Patricia Field, creator of the most immaculate wardrobes in New York.

I have to say, she certainly is great for business. The number of vintage outfits & accessories she used throughout the show is spectacular! Practically every outfit she put SJP in was a mixture of high end and vintage clothing.

The white flower frock (one of my faves) was a vintage dress that she chopped the bottom off and several of Carries floral dresses were also genuine vintage pieces accessorized with leather and studs to give them a modern feel.

Field is not only a fashion genius though, it seems she also has a great head for business with her own vintage clothing boutique in New York, a new line of shoes for Payless and countless collaborations with designers.

Check out Nylon mags interview below - I'm impressed!

"Metallics are like leopard print - they're neutral, they go with everything!" Patricia Field owns a boutique on Bowery and designs a shoe collection for Payless, but you probably know her for something else - dressing Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda on Sex and the City.As the movie and the latest Payless collection launch this week, Patricia Field tells all.
Your new Payless shoes are very shiny...I love bimetallics because they're neutral and go with everything. It’s disguised as a novelty, but really, it’s a classic. To me, it’s like leopard print, it’s classic, it never goes away.
Which shoe is your favorite?I’m always wearing the pump. You put it on with jeans, you go out, you’re dressed… and they're comfortable! Because once you put on a shoe and it kills you, that shoe has a new home and that’s in your closet.
Does travel inspire your work?My newest collection of boots for Fall were very inspired by Tokyo. In Tokyo, the girls wear shorts with legwear underneath them, and boots. It’s amazing! And I just came back from Australia… I think Australia is like America’s younger sister. It’s got the same parentage, but it’s so much more laid back.
How does having a boutique influence your work as a stylist?I never think of myself as a designer. I went to work for a department store – I was always in it for the business… what I wanted was to be independent… you know, I meet designers and their heads are in the clouds! My first thought is the sale… the truth is in retail, the customer either puts the money on the counter, or not. That keeps you real. There’s room for a lot of fluff in high fashion ads and styling and movie making but it’s all bullshit.
For the rest of the NYLON article click here


Kira Fashion said...

SATC is fantastic, you gonna love it!!

a kiss, great post!

fashion herald said...

yup, still heart Patricia. I may not think just like her but totally respect her.

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

wow, patricia field is such a genius! i love her take on metallics and animal prints, two things that i had never previously considered as neutral!

The Seeker said...

I never though of metallics and animal prints as neutral... it's an interesting point of view.
I must read all the article.
Thanks for sharing.
I also didn't see SATC... I wonder when I would see it... but things get to the island (Azores - The Third) slowly :(


That Girl said...

Shes amazing, I love Patrica Fields creations.