If you ask me which is my all-time favorite movie where fashion played a huge role — my answer is easy: Confessions of A Shopaholic. I don’t know if you think it is such a cliché, but I’m not going to pretend that I know a lot about fashion back in the 1960’s or 70′ but I’m going to admit that one of my favorite movie is Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
This Like the Movies series will be about, obviously, movies — and how they used fashion as a tool to tell their story. This first ever post is about the movie Confessions of A Shopaholic. If you don’t know about this movie, and is obsessed with fashion, go watch it now!
Here’s a little overview: Rebecca Bloomwood lives in New York City, works in a gardening magazine, and loves to shop. Unfortunately, she loves shopping a bit too much — she has 12 credit cards and she maxed out all of them. She lost her job, couldn’t get her dream job, then she was hired by Luke Brandon, editor of Successful Savings, to write about investments. Rebecca is also haunted by Derek Smeath, a debt collector. She ended up humiliating herself in front of the national television when Derek Smeath appeared at a morning show where Rebecca guested. In the end though, she learned her lessons and she ended up selling almost all of her clothes to pay her debt.
This first set was inspired by the scene where Rebecca is on her way to her Alette interview when she stopped by Henri Bendel where she bought a green scarf, which later used for her column: The Girl in the Green Scarf. My set isn’t exactly the same as the clothes Rebecca is wearing, but the concept is similar. This movie is about color! Rebecca wasn’t afraid to mix and match anything with everything! She has an outrageous style; she pairs blue with purple and matches them with a pair of orange gloves. This set is inspired by her style — fun, colorful, and eye-catching!
This next set was inspired by the scene where Luke took Rebecca in a stockholders’ meeting where she is the only one who is wearing pink. It reminded me of a scene at Legally Blonde 2 where Elle Woods came to DC and she, like Rebecca, is the only one who is wearing pink outside the Nation’s Capitol — but that’s a whole different story. Rebecca’s ensemble looks very professional with a touch of a girly chic. Again, her top matches her shoes. That is what Rebecca’s signature look — it’s either her top matches with her shoes or they are in the same color family.
This last set was inspired by Rebecca’s ensemble during their business trip in Miami where she and Luke danced the night away — literally. She is wearing an anchor necklace in this outfit and it is my favorite! I think it is a great accessory to have when you are at the beach since it creates a theme. This might be my favorite outfit of Rebecca in the movie. It’s simple, but it still shows her unique sense of style.