Okay, how did I not ever find this before..? Perhaps it was all the intimidatingly different writing all over the website; the fact that I know what none of it means and if you're just flipping through the tabs, every page seems to have the same or similar content on it... That is, until you stumble on the wonderfully English words "Vogue TV."
I'm talking about the Vogue Nippon website. Appropriately, almost everything is in Japanese, which is only bad if you're an English-speaking fashionista unfamiliar with Vogue's website at all seeking eye-candy and inspiration. I was almost ready to give up on it, actually, as my random clicking around failed to take me anywhere filled with highly-processed images of gorgeous girls in gorgeous clothes with gorgeous lighting and composition. And who knows, I may get a little more ambitious in my frantic search for quick inspiration and go clicking on every single link on that site to find myself in a wonderland of images, but as for now, I am totally content with what I found.
I clicked on the tab "Vogue TV" with slightly higher spirits than I'd navigated the rest of the site with - seeing words I understood was like seeing the first neon sign in the desert before Vegas. Good things sure to come. Now, I may not be telling you all anything new. I may seem terribly naive to be so late on the boat. Honestly, I'm way too giddy about finding this to care. I think I might have actually giggled with glee when I saw the page full of video from fashion shows. I used to have a TV channel that was true fashion television, unobtainably delicious, and they would play fashion shows all day. I watched religiously until suddenly the channel was gone, no longer readily available on the TV guide, and the screen that was busy with the strut of too thin girls on too high heels when I'd fallen asleep was pitch black when I woke up, with what equates to a goodbye letter on the bottom of the screen letting me know that it wouldn't be back. A sad day indeed. I didn't know how to go about finding anything like that again because I'd never seen anything like it before. Like a stinted lover, I just resigned to the fact that it was gone forever.
It's funny - as I'm writing this, I'm thinking of Adele's song, "Someone Like You." In my hopeless state, that's exactly how I felt! But now I've found my new someone, and I intend to exhaust the relationship with my neediness, constantly spending time and thinking about my new love, endlessly seeking to know EVERYTHING about that someone - like any good, passion-driven romance, right? ;) (Before long, I'll be a right and proper psycho ex-girlfriend!)
My current love affair involves Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Sara Burton for McQueen, and Peter Copping for Nina Ricci. Giambattista Valli has my admiration, as well as Louis Vuitton and Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, which I will likely be referencing for future fashion shoots. I'm too poor to afford the real thing, but if I use them as inspiration and find those basic elements in more obtainable ways, I might be able to create something that looks .08% as beautiful. :D Ambitions.
I haven't even watched everything on the first page yet, but I'm actually gathering wardrobe for a rather inspired shoot as we speak, so I'll get back to that while you enjoy all the visual goodness.~
Take care, Lovelies!