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Nada channels Miss Havisham for spring

Nada channels Miss Havisham for spring

Photo by Jenna Marie Wakani
A look from Nada's spring collection (Photo by Jenna Marie Wakani)

One of the most cleverly styled shows thus far was last night’s Nada spectacle from designer Nada Shepherd. Hair was teased into oversized beehives, lace stockings were worn backward with the seams running up the front, and necks were heavy with dozens of strands of pearls tied round them with satin bows. Eyebrows were dark and pencil thin, arching high above lime green and pink lids. These women are not quite sane. They wear lingerie and pajamas all day. They are young Miss Havishams on their way to full-blown narcissistic madness. And, oh, what beautiful madness.

The clothes were very Victorian, and many belong in the boudoir. Lace was everywhere: on tanks, dresses and camisoles. It was very dramatic, but under the pounds of pearls were pieces that are meant for every day: pencil skirts, button-ups, tailored coats.  The ultra-sexy plunge-neck bustier with lace underlay, however, is for special occasions only, or for ladies looking to snag a new Pip.

View all the looks from the collection after the jump.