I think I’m turning Japanese! The countdown is ON and we are leaving in a little over three weeks for Japan! We have ShopChannel Japan fever these days as we are getting every last detail in order. It’s been amazing working with the people who are putting this all together and I can even begin to describe their enthusiasm for me and Richie and the brand. I just can’t wait to get there so we can see the sights, eat the food, and drink in the energy of Tokyo. I’m sure it’s going to be amazing.
As I am constantly searching for inspiration, I have been going crazy on the internet lately, looking for every bit of information I can find about the culture and style of Japan. One site I came across is jmagazinescans, which literally shows the current covers of all of the top magazines, including Brand Joy, Biteki, Cool Trans (mens), Maquia, Tomotomo and Domani. While a lot is written in Japanese, which I don’t know how to read (yet!), it’s incredible to see how color plays such an important roll in everything. The covers are filled with handsome boys and beautiful girls with lots of copy and color, color, color!
In addition to our collections, you know we also love to design custom creations for the red carpet. If you’ve been reading our blog, and following our facebook page at all (which I hope you have!) you would know that we’ve been very fortunate to dress so many amazing celebrities from Carrie Underwood to Brooke Burke and beyond. Well, now I have my eye on the red carpets of Japan and have my wish list of celebrities I would LOVE to dress. Ladies, I hope you’re listening! We just LOVE Rinko Kikuchi! She has starred in so many movies including Pacific Rim and Babel with Brad Pitt! Her look is so incredibly unique and we think she would look out of this world in some Nikki Rich! The exact same goes for Koyuki, the Japanese actress who played opposite Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai. Such exotic beauty.
If you can’t figure it out already, I can’t wait to get to Japan! But I know that for now I’m looking at the Los Angeles skyline from my window and it’s time for me to stop searching and get back to work! The Spring 2014 Collection needs me!