It looks like 40 is the new 20, and boy did Phuong really prove that at her 1920′s inspired 40th birthday bash!
The soiree was held in Coal Harbour, in a swanky private suit with a spectacular view. The space was filled with flowers and feathers, which worked beautifully with the red, pink and gold decorative color palette. The long tables were adorned with art deco candle holders, vintage candelabras and large hydrangea and calla lilly centerpieces. Pink feather balls were hung from the ceiling and guests could find their seats by looking for their names in the gilded frames, placed on the back of each gold Chiavari chair .
Every guests was dressed to the nines! Phuong, and a few of her dames, came into the studio to get into “Great Gatsby” character with a little #Nadittude. The neo-twenties makeup complimented the iconic finger waved hair style, and it all came together thanks to the gorgeous head pieces and accessories from Jewelliete Jewellery and beautiful jewels by Elsa Corsi. Not a detail was missed!
I’m goofy for this outfit!
Care for a ciggy?
These dolls are the cat’s meow!
An event like this wouldn’t be complete without the perfect birthday cake, signature drinks and a exquisite food.
Event Planner Jens Marquardt of Can Thrill Inc., covered every detail when it comes to entertainment! From the live band that greeted guests and played during dinner; to the hoofers who performed and got everyone on their feet to get their wiggle on.
Phuong and her guests had fun posing for the camera at the one and only The Collective You photo booth.
Congratulations, Phuong! Thank you for letting me share this milestone event with you. Here’s wishing you another 40+ years filled with love, laughter, good health and great friendships!
On a side note, here’s some fun 1920′s slang that I had to include in this post:
Bee’s Knees ~ an extraordinary person, thing, idea; the ultimate
Cat’s Meow ~ something splendid or stylish; the best or greatest, wonderful. Similar to bee’s knees.
Get a wiggle on ~ get a move on, get going
Hoofer ~ dancer
Doll ~ an attractive woman
Goofy ~ in love
Ducky ~ very good
Egg ~ a person who lives the big life
Mom, Mommy, Madre, Majka, Mère , Mamma, Anya, …no matter how you say it, she’ll always there when you need her and will always love you unconditionally! So for that, she deserves everything!
Here are a few simple treats that I think my mom (and yours) would really enjoy:
Lip Gloss: Chanel 165 Volupte
Beaded Bracelet in Sterling Silver: Tiffany & Co (Available at Holt Renfrew)
Scented Candle: Voluspa Candel (available at Chapters)
Mani/Pedi: OPI “Pinking of You”
Mom, you’re my inspiration! Words or things could never express how much I LOVE YOU. If I could, I would give you the world! If I could, I would be just like you! Auguri, Mama! – xo
To celebrate all moms, I’m giving away a makeover!
The winner will be photographed and documented for blog purposes.
The service includes: a Nadia Albano Style Inc. hair cut and a makeup application. To qualify for this give away, you must complete the following steps:
1. Following us on Twitter and post (1 entry): “My mom has #Nadittude & needs a FREE makeover by @nadiaalbano #styleInc #giveaway”
2. Joining my Facebook Fan Page and posting this link to your Facebook Profile (1 entry)
3. Commenting on this blog post with why your mom needs a makeover by Nadia Albano (1 entry)
4. Share a photo of you and your mom on Instagram “My mom has #Nadittude & needs a @styleinc makeover!” (1 entry)
People often approach me and ask “I love your outfit, where did you get that?” or they’ll say, ”I’d love to see your closet!”. This immediately prompted me to share my style with friends and followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. To be honest, I have an average sized closet. It includes my wardrobe essentials, along with a few trendy “must-have” seasonal items, and of course my fave one-of-a-kind pieces that I picked up from second-hand stores and thoughout my travels.
Each day, I put together an outfit; I photograph it and include where each piece was purchased, when I post it! I must say, this really keeps me on my toes and is a great way of controlling my shopping addiction (who’s kidding who, I LOVE to shop!) . The best part about this exercise is that it forces me to think outside the box and maximize my current wardrobe by working with the things that are in my closet; be it hi, low or second-hand! Now that’s what I call #Nadittude™!
Here’s a breakdown of each outfit:
Tangerine Skinny Jeans – Zara
Blue and Gray striped Cashmere Sweater – Paris
Gray Ankle Booties – Zara
Blush Skinny Jeans – J Brand
White Blouse – Value Village
Peep-toe-pumps – Sam Edelman
Necklace – Sears
Outfit #3 :
Faux Leather Leggings - Winners
Military Shirt – Zara
Ankle Booties – Zara
Accessories – Black cuff and Necklace from The Bay, Michael Kors Rosegold watch
Neon Pink Black Orchid Jeans – Winners
Printed Blouse – Winners
Oxford Cream Shoes – Zara
Clutch – Marc Jacobs
Accessories – Spike necklace from Winners and Michael Korrs watch
Neon Yellow Blouse – Winners
Blazer – Winners
Gray Pointy Oxford Shoes – Paris
Necklace – Custom Elsa Corsi
Denim Vest – Nordstrom Hawaii
Camouflage Print Pants – Zara
Striped Cotton Top – The Bay
Black Studded Army Boots – Browns Shoes
Printed Billowy Blouse – Winners
Teal Skinny Jeans – Blank NYC (The Bay)
Black Blazer – Teenflo (now Judith and Charles)
Ankle Booties – Zara
Accessories – Lolo necklace and Vintage 80′s earrings
Follow me on Twitter (@nadiaalbano #StyleInc #Nadittude #whatruwearing) , to view my outfits. Not on twitter? You can also find me on Instagram (Style Inc) or Facebook (Nadial Albano Style Inc.)
Happy Monday!:) xo
Well hello there my fashionably fabulous friends! What am AWESOME week I’ve had. Not only did I get the news that I’ll be working on some really cool upcoming projects this year (Squeeee!!), I got to collaborate with some of the loveliest ladies in the biz – Natalia Manzucco, Victoria Revay and One Chic Mom blogger, Iva Grbesic, on this week’s “How to Wear It” article for the Toronto Sun (available nationally and online) and 24 Hours Vancouver Newspaper (available in Vancouver and online)!
We were super inspired by Toronto Fashion Week and Vancouver Fashion Week, and thought I would be fun to showcase the top runway trends and how Canadians can rock them, on any budge, in any Province! It’s all about looking H-O-T-T-T in the true north strong and free!;)
Thanks for reading and keep up the #Nadittude!;) xoxo
PS. Feel free to follow me via social media:
Twitter: @nadiaalbano #StyleInc #Nadittude #whatruwearing
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Tired of the gray weather? Brighten your day with neon! I remember wearing this trend back in the 80′s (yup…I said it!) and I must say, I MUCH more prefer the way it’s been re-introduced into fashion now. Here are some fun tips, as seen in the Toronto Sun and 24 hours Vancouver , on how to rock neon brights, with Nadittude™!
Hello Nadittude™ Nation!!
In case you missed it in the Toronto Sun (Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Ottawa and 24hours Vancouver), here are some tips, including my 7 Style Sacraments™, on finding the right pattern for your body type!
Although Valentine’s day has passed, I’m so in LOVE with last week’s Valentine’s Day inspired “How to Wear it” article. I’m enamored with these rose-toned selections and would love to know - How will YOU rock the monochromatic trend this season?
For more fashion and beauty trends and tips, be sure to pick up a copy The Sun newspaper (every other Friday), for your weekly dose of NADITTUDE™! Available on newsstands and online across Canada (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg).
Check out my style tips in this weeks “How to Wear it” article that ran in The Sun newspapers across Canada (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg). THANKS Natalia Manzocco! LOVE working with you on these articles!;) xo
How will YOU wear the multi-media leather this season?
In case you missed it, here is this week’s “How to Wear it” article that ran in The Sun newspapers across Canada (Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Winnipeg). You can also read about it in the Vancouver 24 hours newspaper , next week!
How will YOU wear the black-and-white stripes trend this season?
I may not have “Two tickets to Paradise”, but I do have a sneak peek at the cover of the latest Spring/Summer 2013, Perfect Wedding Magazine – Blue Paradise “Surfer’s” Edition. I am so very proud and blessed to have been able to work with such talented and creative people. We dedicated many hours into this project and I really hope you all can take a minute to check out everyone’s work. There is so much more inside these pages to see, especially the feature editorial (Eeek…I’m so excited!!). Be sure to pick up a copy of this beautiful wedding magazine — it’ll be on newsstands next week!
BIG thanks to the AMAZING team that made this project possible:
ART DIRECTOR: Gordon S. Cooper
Kristy Ryan / www.blushweddingphotography.com
Suzanne La Stage/ www.eyesoflestage.com
Michael Wachniak/ www.michaelwachniak.com
Frank Gong, Laurent Danis, Jason Manahan, Geoff Heith and Paul Watton
MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING:
Nadia Albano/ Cover and Feature Editorial
Farshad Shafiekhani, Jessica Wyllie
Yashushi Arakawa/ www.kaenvancouver.com
Kendall S/ www.richardsmodels.com
Chris Witoski from Wetcoast Surf Co.
FLOWERS & DECOR:
Vanessa Ramsay/ www.javishfloralandgifts.com
West Van Florist/ www.vancouver-wedding-florist.com
Living Design Decor/ www.lddecor.ca
Marriot Vancouver Pinnacle Hotel
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Benjamin Cooper, Don & Teisha Cooper, Luke Zegal