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.

Casual Chic With Keds

Living in Los Angeles has its rewards and challenges – and one of the more ‘fun challenges’ is the fact that it’s so casual and relaxed that apart from the toniest of red carpet events, it’s really easy to just go casual 24/7.

Keds and Heidi

And so living in Los Angeles – one of the trends that I actually hope won’t go away anytime soon is the art of the casual chic. And one of the more iconic casual brands – Keds has joined the bandwagon of elevating their designs to include more sophisticated looks for women like me – who now would rather wear comfortable shoes on a daily basis.

I mean aren’t these shoes just adorable?

keds shoes

I love how classic American brands like Keds continue to evolve with the times – taking a classic design and making comfortable shoes that also look great so women like you and me can just go where we want to go without thinking about our feet.

So are you taking the plunge to get more comfortable soon? Because if you haven’t noticed more and more, I am over shoes I can’t walk in and looking forward to more shoes like these Keds

Heidi Nazarudin wears Keds
keds ft. heidi nazarudin

This blog post is created in partnership with Keds. However, all thoughts and opinion are my own (as always.)

Wolford seamlessly fits into your wardrobe

Under to outer wear – why Wolford is the name to remember.

When top fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood, Zac Posen and Karl Lagerfeld want to work with a brand, all fashionistas need to pay attention. Wolford – which is an Austrian company known for their high quality hosiery, is now also making more more “to be seen’ pieces with the same durable yet luxurious textiles.

When Wolford sent over some of their thights and their best-selling Fatal dress ( I already owned one but was happy to get another!) it was a no-brainer for me to write this article.


I am wearing Wolford’s multi-functional Fatal dress (as a skirt) and their tights.
Perfect for those of us who want to show a bit of leg without showing skin.


Closeup of one of Wolford’s beautiful tights.
Zooming in, you can see the high quality weaving that makes the Wolford tights durable.

Here’s why you should be checking out their high-end pieces at
or at a Wolford Boutique near you.


Their Luxe 9 tights – one of the most sheerest tights in the market and it makes your legs look like airbrushed perfection.


Look how invisible Worlford’s Luxe 9 tights are. It makes your skin looks flawless and yet you need to peer really closely to see it. PS : I hardly wear my skirt this high but I needed to show how invisible the thights are.
They come in a variety of shades to fit a wide range of skin tones.