Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013: When Lace Attacks.

So. Much. Lace.  I don't want to say anything negative about Tadashi because he seems like a really lovely fellow but the amount of lace used in his Spring 2013 collection made points of the show seem ever so 'mother of the bride'.  (Sorry to mothers of brides out there, you're beautiful but we all know what this saying means and we all know why.)  THAT BEING SAID.  There are some silhouettes and creative usage of lace within design that I adore in this show.  I mean, flat-out want/need/have to have in my closet even if I have nowhere to go and all I do is look at it or maybe watch tv in it when I'm the only one home.

The theme relied heavily on West to East and back again as influence and that really was apparent and, at times, inspiring.  The colors used were amazing and a great relief from the gorgeous (but expected) pastels that the Spring shows always bring with them.  This is evening wear to the maxx so someone please invite me somewhere fancy as soon as possible.  Thank you.  (Admittedly, the images I chose for this post are just looks that caught my eye and almost definitely an unfair representation of the entire show.  If you want to check out all the looks for yourself, click here.)