Tadashi Shoji — Remarkably Timeless Beauty


MBFW — Salon @ Lincoln Center

463283214.jpg_5_0_2996_1994There just aren’t enough words to describe how glorious this F/W 2015 collection is. Tadashi Shoji has really outdone himself here. I wouldn’t dream of elongating this piece by the use of words. I really want to let the images do the talking because that is just how breathtaking these dresses are. But I will provide a few details at least on the designer’s concept and inspiration for the collection.


Black hand cut tulle & silk organza feathered strapless gown with an embroidered applique pleated bodice.

463277892.jpg_325_0_1668.28358209_3000Navy/nude embroidered tulle gown with sheer illusion insets


Black bateau neck swing cape top and black crepe floor length skirt

The inspiration here was the joy of flight — the intersection between aircraft mechanics and winged flight, finding the muse piloting the avian highways. Spinning wings of propellers starting to hum. Metal gears beginning their rotational motion. This and more make up the concept behind these lovely gowns.


Grape/nude sleeveless feather motif embroidered applique full skirt tulle gown

463278336.jpg_350_0_1796.71641791_3231Deep green feather motif applique bodice with full tulle skirt


Black feather motif sheer overlay gown

Painted with the ivory brushstrokes of windswept clouds, sparkling skies, birds gliding majestically, dancing on air currents with graceful wing beats, that is the journey to be taken with this collection. Airplane mechanics influence the allover metallic embroideries of copper, gold, and silver burnish luxe knits, while feathered wing motifs can be found in sheer lace and tactile embellishments.


Taupe tulle halter gown with gear motif embroidered applique and hardware embellishments

463278610.jpg_312_0_1600.20895522_2877Deep green lace applique bodice with full tulle skirt


Ivory/black pleated Georgette strapless gown with beaded feather motif embroidered applique

A monochromatic palette of black, ivory, and navy transitions to semio-paque hues created from bi-color layering of diaphanous tulles. The ethereal silhouettes evoke a feeling of weightlessness. As if mused by the wind, feathers of frayed-edge silk organza and hand-cut tulle create lighter than air gowns and floor-length capes, dipping to dreamier depths. Aerial views inspire the textures of custom designed jacquards.


Ivory hand cut tulle & silk organza feathered tea-length dress with pockets and embroidered bodice

463276472.jpg_381_0_1955.32835821_3516Navy tiered faux fur illusion neck shift dress with crystal hardware embellishments


Black oversized tiered faux fur jacket with crystal hardware embellishments

So remember, soar into the upper breaches of the atmosphere where you can be free from the forces of gravity, orbiting the uncharted skies, a sky voyager finding her bliss. I love these pieces. They are very much red carpet ready & worthy, and would very much like to see them in the future!


Copper/black bateau neck metallic embroidered tulle gown with pockets

463278396.jpg_339_0_1740.49253731_3130Steel/navy gear motif embroidered panel bodice gown with tulle skirt


Grape/nude tulle gown with gear motif embroidered applique and hardware embellishments

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Navy lace applique bodice with full tulle skirt





Special celeb guests in attendance were blogger Courtney Kerr, Lloyd Blossom, singer Kesha, Miss J Alexander, actress Song Jia, Li Sun, actress Liu Yun, & actress Yang Zishan.

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Ivory crepe sleeveless top & black hand cut tulle with silk organza feathered short skirt


Grape/black metallic embroidered lace dirndl gown with gathered illusion tulle neck and pockets


Who Shined on the Red Carpet for the 2013 CMA’s?

Amidst all of the sparkle and shine and  flowing floor-length gowns, here is my best of the best list for the 2013 Country Music Awards, this past week.

153_1849_350       KELLIE PICKLER

Kellie looks glamfab in this black, asymmetrical and angular strapless gown, by Georges Chakra. The dress is floor-length couture. The detailed touches make the dress, such as the sparkling fitted bodice.



The couple looks like perfection in their shades of blue ensembles. Miranda chose a daring and shimmering floor-length gown in cobalt blue with a plunging neckline that is by Roberto Cavalli.

153_1841_350                   THE BAND PERRY                                     kimberley-perry-290

This dominating country band always looks great together. Kimberly looks effortlessly gorgeous as always in this champagne, cap-sleeved beaded gown from designer Johanna Johnson. I love the floral embroidery that is beaded across the dress.

153_1843_350                                                     CHALEY ROSE

I’m not sure who designed this floor-length, capped-sleeve gown, but all of its shine and sparkle still caught my eye. Chaley looks amazing, the color is so rich in tone and it has such an amazing fit.

153_1853_350       JANA KRAMER

Jana stood out to be with this bold and unique gown selection by Theia. The billowing green, purple and blue floral skirt is just so artistic and fresh. You don’t always need the sparkle to shine!

153_1852_350     HUNTER HAYES

Hunter looks quite dashing in shades of black. There were some standout couples and groups on the red carpet this year, but Hunter was a solo standout man for me.



We have another stunning pair, also in shades of blue, but nonetheless, the two still look great. I love Caroline’s floor length gown that has a fitted bodice, but also peplum is added to the mix.