The Ambitionista x Tadashi Shoji NYFW SS18

In the midst of an exhausting and sleepless New York Fashion Week, Tadashi Shoji’s SS 2018 collection was definitely a breath of fresh air. I’ve always known Tadashi Shoji for regal evening dresses meant for the red carpet but this time around, he treated the audience to a collection that can get one California dreamin’.

Influenced by the laid-back West Coast, Tadashi Shoji rolled out playful and delicate dresses made for the free-spirited gal. Frankly speaking, they look like dresses I would love to kick my work stilettos off for and slip into for a vacation. Maybe I would leave my desk for these dresses...who knows!

The flowy silhouettes are gorgeous, to say the least. They’re the kind of dresses that bring some swinging action down the street, if not a shoreline.

Here’s some more Tadashi Shoji from the runway:

heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17
heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17
heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17
heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17
heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17
heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17
heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17
heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 17

Gemstone and golden colors dominated the collection, painted across frocks in beach umbrella-inspired stripes, jacquard florals, and luxurious lace work. Living in Los Angeles, I have to say that Southern California’s colors and textures influence my wardrobe and bring it the life it needs. It’s never tiring to draw inspiration from So-Cal. Always vibrant, never drab.

For the show, I wore Tadashi Shoji’s Bazile Tea-Length Dress and it is as breathable and flowy as it looks—I may or may not have twirled in this dress a little too much. Love that it can go from the office to a night out, too. Styled with a coat, boots, bold pink clutch and sunnies and I was good to go.

heidi nazarudin and friends at nyfw 2017


West Coast Represent! And wearing Tadashi Shoji.



Some other details—Louis Vuitton envelope clutch and Durrah Jewelry “Spring” rings.


Another gorgeous Tadashi Shoji number is this Camila Tea-Length Dress, which I wore to the Bazaar Icons party. Love this. The lace trimmings and sheer fabric look like it’s a lot of work to wear but I was able to move and mingle around just comfortably—thanks to the jersey lining underneath.

heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 2017

Arriving at the #BazaarIcons party.



Put on red ankle-strap heels for an extra chic finish.


heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 2017

Glam rock chick essentials: Tadashi Shoji Camilla Tea-Length dress and snazzy electric guitars in the background.



Posing with Natalie Lim Suarez (of Natalie Off Duty) and Jessica Wang (Not Jess Fashion)


heidi nazarudin at tadashi shoji nyfw 2017

Jared Leto still managed to look better than me and my pretty get-up though, LOL.


Here’s to the next NYFW.


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