I will be forever thankful to my year 11 English teacher and while his name escapes me his words do not. “Everybody do yourself a favour, go home and watch Sex and the City, it’s some of the wittiest television around”…this from my year 11, male, over 60 English teacher! I was a very studious class member so I did exactly what he had asked and I went home to watch an episode (it wasn’t the pilot, it was probably half way through the first season) and I was hooked.
I have always been interested in writing, and fashion
was is in my blood so for me this new Sex and the City had it all… the creative columnist, the love interest, the antics of four friends on the loose in New York and of course four wardrobes to die for. I remember waiting to the end of the episode for the credits to see who the costume designer was and that is when I first saw the name Patricia Field.
Patricia Field revolutionised the way women dressed. Patricia was responsible for tutu’s, flower brooches, nameplate necklaces and mixing high-end with the high street… and not only making it work but making it look fabulous! It was Patricia Field that was behind Carrie Bradshaw and whether she knew it at the time or not millions of women around the world would start to emulate the style of Carrie Bradshaw. Patricia Field was in charge of pushing the boundaries when it came to Carrie’s fashion and she would carry on pushing the boundaries for 6 seasons and 2 motion pictures. Of course Patricia Field has been successful on other projects like Ugly Betty, The Devil wears Prada and Confessions of a Shopaholic but for me it was always about Carrie Bradshaw and Sex and the City.
Never in my wildest dreams when I first saw her name appear on my television at 16 years old did I think that one day I would have the absolute privilege of meeting her. Wednesday evening I had the chance to live out a dream… and it will remain a highlight of my life. Its the kind of experience that you are still buzzing about 4 days later.
When asked the most wanted-to-know questions her answers were simple and honest. There is no confirmed SATC 3, Carrie’s style in 2014 would be more designer, and one fashion highlight for her was the dress that Miranda wore at Anthony and Stanford’s wedding.
To finish the evening there was a fashion parade from enex100 and Myer.
What do you wear when you are meeting an award-winning stylist?! Special thanks to the gorgeous Bec from Style Me Peachy in Shenton Park for this ‘By Johnny’ dress.
To view some of the outfits from the Sex and the City head to enex100 in Perth where they will be on show until 1st May 2014 as part of Forrest Chase and enex100 ‘Style in the City’.
Until next time…
fashion parade pictures courtesy of perthnow.com.au