RiverRock!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Fashion, Make-up | 0 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Tree Print Sweatpants: All Things Fabulous, Kiss and Makeup |  Denim Jacket: American Eagle | Leather Jacket: Winners | Rain Boots: Michael Kors | Orange Cashmere Fishermans Ribbed Toque: Kiss and Makeup

Last week was Canadian Thanksgiving, and Daniella and I decided to go on road trip to shoot a few outfits in various locations down in the US of A!  We had such a blast and managed to make it back in time for dinner with our families.  Here’s a look at one of our “on-location” looks…

Nadia Albano, River Rock, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, River Rock, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

Layering is an ideal way of dressing for Fall, if you live in Vancouver, because the weather can turn from cold and rainy to warm and sunny at any given moment.  This is an example of  how I would dress on a casual Sunday or if I’m heading to Whistler or the States for the weekend; comfortable, casual and coordinated.  Let’s start with my pants.  I spotted these adorable tree-print sweatpants by All Things Fabulous at Kiss and Makeup in North Vancouver, and had to have them!    I don’t do sweatpants often because they have a tendency to make me look frumpy.  My solution to his is to add structure on the top; hence my leather jacket.  Leather instantly elevates the look and makes you look über cool, so I layered it over a denim jacket, for added texture and dimension.  Another tip is to add something metallic or shimmery to the outfit for a hint of glam.  I found this crushed-copper sweater in my closet, and to be honest, I don’t recall where I got it from, but adds just the right amount of shine and complements the colors in the pants. ( TREND ALERT: Check out this Pacific Centre Sunday Occasion Blog post, from a few weeks back, to spot the metallic sweater trend we saw on the runway…)

On my feet, I slipped on these crock-print rain boots, by Michael Kors (…a rain city staple)  to complete the look.  My alternate shoe, for a non-rainy day, would be my Converse sneakers (…if you’re running errands in the city) or cozy Ugg boots (…après-ski).  My pièce de résistance is this orange cashmere toque, by New Scotland, which I also purchased from Kiss and Makeup.  I was instantly drawn to it’s fun and vibrant color and had to add it to my hat collection!

Nadia Albano, River Rock, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, River Rock, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants,  Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

River Rock, Daniella Guzzo Photography

River Rock, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Revlon, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Revlon, Daniella Guzzo Photography


Makeup:

Metallic tones are a hot trend in makeup this season.  It creates a soft glow and is appropriate for day or evening.  Here is what I’m wearing:

Face: Make Up For Ever HD Primer #0, HD Foundation #118 Mac “Buff” Powder Blush

Eyes: Mac “Amber Lights”, Make Up For Ever S632,  Mac Eye Khol “Teddy” Laura Mercier “Secret Camouflage Concealer” #3

Brow: Revlon Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown

Lips: Mac Pro Longwear Lip Pencil “Nice n’ Spicy”, Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural “N40″ 

Nadia Albano, Pants,  Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants,  Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants,  Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants,  Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Denim Jacket, American Eagle, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants,  Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pants, Kiss and Makeup, All Things Fabulous, Leather Jacket, Winners, Rain Boots, Michael Kors, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Rock on, my friends!

xo,

 

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The Cat in the Hat…

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in Fashion, Hair, Make-up | 0 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: Black Trousers: Club Monaco (N/A) | Black Floral Print Blouse: Value Village | Leather Jacket: Winners | Studded Shoes: Italy | Purse: Louis Vuitton “Alma BB” | Brimmed Hat: Second-hand | Lipstick: Joe Fresh “Fuschia”

Put a lid on it!  No really, give a knit toque, baseball cap, fedora, classic brimmed hat or a Russian ushanka a try and you may find that it will instantly elevate your look!  As long as it works with your outfit, the occasion and fits your noggin, I totally approve!  Hats were all over the catwalks and they’re the perfect Fall/Winter accessory.  I pulled out my hat box and found this little gem; here’s how I styled it…

Nadia Albano, Brim Hat, Leather Jacket, Winners, Floral Top, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Brim Hat, Leather Jacket, Winners, Floral Top, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Brim Hat, Leather Jacket, Winners, Floral Blouse, Value Village, Black Trousers, Club Monaco, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Brim Hat, Leather Jacket, Winners, Floral Blouse, Value Village, Black Trousers, Club Monaco, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

When in doubt, whear all black and you’ll always look chic!  Then shake things up by adding a dash of color, a touch of leather and something studded, to add a little #NadittudeTM to your outfit!

I’m sure you’ve noticed a pattern in my style.  I most often mix hi/low pieces together with a sprinkle of vintage and second-hand pieces.  I like to be savvy so that I can save for timless investment pieces like this exquisite Louis Vuitton Alma BB handbag (..talk about arm candy!)  This week, I pulled out my favorite black trousers, which I picked up several years ago at Club Monaco.  These were an investment purchase at the time and they are still going strong years later.  My pretty and feminine silk floral blouse is a little number I picked up at Value Village for $12 — what a steel!!  The thing that I love most about this blouse is that it looks expensive.  It looks like a “designer lable” and kind of reminds me of  Tocca, Etro or Dolce and Gabbana.  It’s a classic silhouette injected with vibrant colors, which gives it some personality.  Rather than wearing a classic blazer with this, which would be a great alternative in a professional setting, I slipped on this black leather jacket for a cool “street style” vibe.  On my feet, I slid on these spectacular studded shoes, which I picked up in Italy (…Italians make the best shoes!) and topped it  all off with this fab brimmed hat.

Nadia Albano, Joe Fresh Lipstick, Fucsia, Spike Necklace, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Joe Fresh Lipstick, Fucsia, Spike Necklace, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Brimmed Hat, Floral Blouse, Leather Jacket, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Brimmed Hat, Floral Blouse, Leather Jacket, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Studded Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Studded Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Railtown, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Railtown, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Louis Vuitton, Alma BB, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Louis Vuitton, Alma BB, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Hat, Blonde Blunt Bob, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Black Hat, Blonde Blunt Bob, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

 

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, Joe Fresh, Nars Cosmetics, Mac Cosemetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, Joe Fresh, Nars Cosmetics, Mac Cosemetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Makeup:

One of my favorite makeup looks is a bold colored, mat lip!  I have 4 go-to signature colors that I switch up regularly and one of them is this gorgeous fuschia lipstick from Joe Fresh.  It’s only $8 bucks and every time I wear this color I get tons of compliments, plus it’s the perfect pick-me-up!  Here’s is a list of product I used to achieve this look…

Face: Make Up For Ever HD Foundation #118, NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna”, NARS Blush in “New Additude” (limited edition) – try “Desire

Eyes:  Joe Fresh Eye Shadow in “Silk” and “Pale Pink” and “Espresso”, MAC Powerpoint Eyeliner in “Engraved”, L’oreal Volumious Mascara in Black

Lips:  Joe Fresh Lipstick in “Fuschia”

Nadia Albano, Makeup, Joe Fresh, Fuschia Lipstick, Black Hat,  Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Makeup, Joe Fresh, Fuschia Lipstick, Black Hat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Hats Off, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Hats Off, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Hats off to a fantastic weekend, Everyone!

xo,

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Mackage Leather Shorts…

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 in Fashion, Make-up | 0 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: Leather Shorts: Mackage, Winners | Lace Top: H&M | Metallic Pumps: Mimosa, Browns Shoes | Eva Clutch: Louis Vuitton | Makeup: Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Nars, Dior

Happy October, Everyone!  I can’t believe how quickly September snuck away from us and that Halloween is just around the corner – YAWZA!!  I’m hanging on to the last glimpses of sunshine for as long as possible because as soon as we know it, the rainy days of November will be upon us!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the Fall season, but I know that I’ll be yearning for the sun in no time.  So I coped a squat near a ravine, to reflect and give thanks for my accomplishments thus far, and to envision the wonderful things that are before me!  Here’s what that looked like…

Nadia Albano, Mackage, Shorts, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Mackage, Shorts, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

As mentioned in my previous posts, I enjoy the look of leather, and this week I’m working with my leather shorts.   These pleated, chocolate-brown leather shorts, by Mackage S/S 2013 collection, are exquisite!  They are a fantastic transitional piece to have in the wardrobe because they work beautifully for all seasons, expecially if you live in Vancouver where the temperature is fairly mild!  The color is neutral which can be easily styled for Fall and Winter by incorporating an opaque stockings, heels or knee high boots, a knit turtleneck and a cute hat.  Rewind back to Spring and Summer season and simply wear them bare legged with flats or wedges, a racer-back tank and a load of accessories!  For this week’s style series, I decided to coordinate them with this pretty and feminine lace top, to add texture and contrast, a metallic heel (which I could easily swap with my tan colored “Josseline” ankle booted from Aldo for casual style) , and my gorgeous Louis Vuitton “Eva Clutch”.

I believe it’s very important to curate a well rounded wardrobe that will work for all seasons and occasions.  I like to select garments that look expensive, will stand the test of time, and keep me on budget!

Daniella Guzzo Photography, Nature, Ravine

Daniella Guzzo Photography, Nature, Ravine

Nadia Albano, Mackage, Shorts, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Mackage, Shorts, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lace Top, H&M, Eva Clutch, Louis Vuitton, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lace Top, H&M, Eva Clutch, Louis Vuitton, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Nature, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Nature, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Tree, Roots, Nature, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Tree, Roots, Nature, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lace Top, H&M, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Nars Cosmetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lace Top, H&M, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Nars Cosmetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Makeup:

In keeping with the natural theme of this post, I kept my makeup style is pretty basic.  I like to keep my skin looking even and warm, my lips soft and neutral, and my eye clean and simple.  Everything else is bonus!

Face: Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation #32, Nars Bronzing Powder “Laguna”, MAC “Buff” Powder Blush

Eyes: MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in “Engraved”, Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara in black

Lips: Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural #N40

Nadia Albano, Rolling Ring, Jeweliette Jewellery, Lace Top, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Rolling Ring, Jeweliette Jewellery, Lace Top, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Rolling Ring, Stud Earrings, Jeweliette Jewellery, Lace Top, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Rolling Ring, Stud Earrings, Jeweliette Jewellery, Lace Top, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Leather Shorts, Mackage, Lace Top, H&M, Mimosa Heels, Browns Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Leather Shorts, Mackage, Lace Top, H&M, Mimosa Heels, Browns Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Louis Vuitton, Eva Clutch, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Louis Vuitton, Eva Clutch, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Leather Shorts, Mackage, Lace Top, H&M, Louis Vuitton, Eva Clutch, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Leather Shorts, Mackage, Lace Top, H&M, Louis Vuitton, Eva Clutch, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Tree Bark, Nature, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Tree Bark, Nature, Daniella Guzzo Photography

I love the parallel of fashion and nature.  To me, this tree bark resemble the pleating details in the shorts, as does the color – so beautiful!

Nadia Albano, Leather Shorts, Mackage, Lace Top, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Leather Shorts, Mackage, Lace Top, H&M, Daniella Guzzo Photography

xo,

 

Pacific Centre’s Sunday Occassion…

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Fashion, Hair, Make-up | 0 comments

Photographyed by: Nadia Albano

A few weeks ago, Pacific Centre and Coast Mental Health presented a sophisticated and charitable morning of Fall fashion, food, and drink at Pacific Centre.  The show was hosted by award-winning lifstyle television host and reporter, Mana Mansour, and we were thrilled to have been invited to style the hair and makeup for the show.  Mental health is disease that touches so many Canadian, and one that has affected the lives of family and friends that are  near and dear to me!  It was a perfect fit, and the best part about the event is that 100% of the proceeds benefited Coast Mental Health!  Here’s how you can support and donate to this very important cause!

Here’s a peek at how the day unfolded…

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, KMS California

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, KMS California

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Richards Models

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Richards Models

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Kristy Rogerson

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Kristy Rogerson

Big love to Kristy Rogerson, of Operation Style, and her team of stylists for doing a great job in styling the show!

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Nadia Albano

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Nadia Albano

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Vanessa Westerager

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Vanessa Westerager

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour

Host:

Host, Mana Mansour’s wardrobe was provided by Holt Renfrew.  She is wearing the  Valentino Scarlet Dress in Macrame and Manolo Blahnik “Stresty d’Orsay pumps – exquisite!

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc,

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hair, Makeup

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hair, Makeup

Hair and Makep:

I love the simplicity of a clean and sleek ponytail (which can be braided or put into a bun), and softly curled hair.  Both looks are easy to achieve and very versitile for day or evening.  Likewise with the makeup, we created four distinct looks that could realisticlly work for a multitude of styles and occasions: 1) natural with a lip stain, 2) cat eye with a nude lip, 3) softly contoured eyes and a bold lip 4) cat eye with mid-tone lip.

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Richards Models

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Richards Models

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Annelie, Vanessa

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc,Annelie, Vanessa

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Richards Models

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Richards Models

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour, Nadia Albano

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour, Nadia Albano

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour, Bombay Brow Bar

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour, Bombay Brow Bar

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Savoury City Catering and Events

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Savoury CIty Catering and Events

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Savoury City Catering and Events

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Savoury City Catering and Events

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Event Guests

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Club Monaco

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Club Monaco

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Club Monaco

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Club Monaco

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Club Monaco

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Club Monaco

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour

Pacific Centre, Sunday Occasion, Coast Mental Health, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Mana Mansour

 

 

Deer Lake…

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Fashion, Make-up | 3 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo

#whatruwearing: Imitation Leather Jogger Trousers: H & M | Blush Pink Sweater: Vero Moda, Winners | T-Shirt: Club Monaco “Sunny Tee” | Shoes: Sophia Webster, The Bay | Purse: Value Village | Bracelet: Lolo Jewellery | Earrings, Elsa Corsi, Jeweliette Jewellery, Makeup: Makeup For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Nars, Dior, Stila

I’m a West Coast girl through and through, and casual wear is one of my favorite styles!  But who says casual has to look frumpy or athletic?

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Heels, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Heels, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

 Outfit Details:

I’m really into the leather look, as per my previous post and my upcoming style post, as I feel that leather very versatile.  Versatility is everything during shoulder seasons (Fall and Spring) as the weather is literally hot and cold!  Layering is key and you want to be able to quickly swap out shoes and accessories to accommodate the weather, your mood and the occasion.

I’ve styled these fab imitation leather jogger trousers from H&M with a simple white t-shirt from Club Monaco, and layered it with a pink cropped Vero Moda knit sweater.  That’s as basic as it gets, right?  Yes, and the beauty about basic is that you can have fun with accessorizing your look; add your own #NadittudeTM to it, to take you in many different style directions.  For example I chose to dress up this basic look up with a great pair of heels and a large jewel-toned clutch —  perfect for date night!  To play up a more urban vibe, I would have styled this with my wedge Adidas sneakers,  a floral bomber jacket (to add a touch of femininity) and a slouchy toque.  Alternatively, I’d wear this with look with my cool ASH slip on sneakers, my Aritzia denim vest and a tote bag, for a more uptown chic look.  How would you style this look?  I’d love to know, leave a comment below!

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Deer Lake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Deer Lake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Nars, Stila, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Nars, Stila, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

 Makeup:

My makeup is also very basic, again, to compliment any outfit.  I thinly lined my eye lid with black eye liner, curled my lashes and coated them with black mascara.  I added a bright coral-pink color on my lips and dusted pink blush on my cheeks.  This is an extremely simple makeup style that works with a multitude of outfits and occasions.

Face: Make Up For Ever HD Primer #0, Makeup  Up For Ever HD Foundation #118, Nars “Laguna” Bronzing Powder, MAC “Bred for Beauty” Blush

Eyes: MAC “Engraved” Pwerpint Eye Pencil, Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara

Lips: Stilla Liquid Lipstick in “Fiore” mixed with “Belissima”

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Bracelet, Lolo Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Sweater, Vero Moda, T-shirt, Club Monaco, Clutch, Value Village, Bracelet, Lolo Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Heels, Sophia Webster, The Bay, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Trousers, H&M, Heels, Sophia Webster, The Bay, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Stud Earrings, Elsa Cosri, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

Nadia Albano, Stud Earrings, Elsa Cosri, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Deer Lake Park

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Show Time…

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Fashion, Hair, Make-up | 0 comments

Photographed by: Nadia Albano

As wedding season slows down, the Style Inc team is gearing things up with fashion show season.  Last week (Sept 14 and 15), we kicked things off with the ABA Hair Show at the Trade and Convention Centre, Downtown, Vancouver.  We were backstage with the KMS California and Goldwell Canadian Artistic Team preparing the models with makeup for their Fall/Winter 2014-15 hair preview.  We worked along side some of Canada leading stylist and colorist including Michael Crispel, Edwin Johnston, Lindie Blackwell and Timothy Switzer (and many more…) as they delivered two days packed with new cutting, coloring and styling techniques; spreading their love for hair design and inspiring us all!

ABA Show, Vancouver, BC, Goldwell

ABA Show, Vancouver, BC, Goldwell

ABA Show, Vancouver, BC, KMS California, Michael Crispell, Edwin Johnston

ABA Show, Vancouver, BC, KMS California, Michael Crispell, Edwin Johnston

ABA Show, Vancouver, BC, KMS California, Goldwell, Fall/Winter Collection, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Makeup

ABA Show, Vancouver, BC, KMS California, Goldwell, Fall/Winter Collection, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Makeup

Next on our schedule was the Full Circle Fashion Event at the AutoForm.  On Tuesday, September 16, Malene Grotrian launched her Fall/Winter 2014-15 “Grace” Collection at the Full Circle Fashion Event, a fundraising event for OVCARE (BC’s Ovarian Cancer Reasearch Team).  My team and I felt honored to collaborate with Malene with the fashion show to raise awareness and funds for such a great cause!  For more information on how you can donate to ovarian cancer research, please visit ovcare.ca !

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, OVECARE, Madeline BrownMakeup Artist

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, OVECARE, Madeline BrownMakeup Artist

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, OVECARE, Vanessa Westerager, Makeup Artist

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, OVECARE, Vanessa Westerager, Makeup Artist

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Stila Makeup, Make Up For Ever

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Stila Makeup, Make Up For Ever

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Annelie Ingvarsson, Hair Stylist

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Annelie Ingvarsson, Hair Stylist

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Makeup

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Makeup

Nadia Albano Style Inc, NadittudeTM, Malene Grotrian, Model

Nadia Albano Style Inc, NadittudeTM, Malene Grotrian, Model

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hair, Makeup, Malene Grotrian, Model

Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hair, Makeup, Malene Grotrian, Model

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Nadia Albano, Model Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Nadia Albano, Model Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Vanessa Westerager, Model Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Vanessa Westerager, Model Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Models

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Models

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Gift Bags

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Gift Bags

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anita Alberto, Show Photographer

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anita Alberto, Show Photographer

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anita Alberto, Show Photographer

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anita Alberto, Show Photographer

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Backstage with Models

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Backstage with Models

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Fashion Show Prep

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, AutoForm

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, AutoForm

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Donna Pepin

Full Circle Fashion Event, Malene Grotrian, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Donna Pepin

Donna Pepin, Brand Ambassador with Malene Grotrian, speaks about her experience with the OVCARE team and how she battled and survived ovarian cancer.  You can watch her interview with Go Vancouver here!

Savoury City Catering and Events, Full Circle Fashion Event

Savoury City Catering and Events, Full Circle Fashion Event

Savoury City Catering and Events, Full Circle Fashion Event

Savoury City Catering and Events, Full Circle Fashion Event

Savoury City Catering and Events, Full Circle Fashion Event

Savoury City Catering and Events, Full Circle Fashion Event

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Backstage, Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, DJ Leanne

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, DJ Leanne

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, DJ Leanne

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, DJ Leanne

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord's Shoes, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord’s Shoes, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery, Lord's Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery, Lord’s Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord's Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord’s Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique, Lord's Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique, Lord’s Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord's Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord’s Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord's Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Lord’s Shoes

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery, Lord's Shoes, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Hastings Hattery, Lord’s Shoes, The Optical Boutique

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Malene Grotrian, Full Circle Fashion Event, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Full Circle Fashion Event, Daniella Guzzo, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Nadia Albano, Vanessa Westerager

Full Circle Fashion Event, Daniella Guzzo, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Nadia Albano, Vanessa Westerager

Up next for the Style Inc team is the “Sunday Occasions” Fall/Winter fashion show presented by Pacific Centre.  Hosted by my dear friend Mana Monsour, this is another great event supporting Coast Mental Health —  purchase your tickets here !

xo,

Park Royal!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Fashion, Make-up | 0 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: Lips Graphic Sweater and Coat: Aritzia | White Tuxedo Shirt: Brookes Brothers | White Converse Sneakers: Browns Shoes | Pebbled Tote Bag: Winners | Angora Skull Embellished Cap: Paris

This week’s style series brings us to Park Royal, in West Vancouver.  It’s the second largest shopping centre in Metro Vancouver and is home to so many amazing retailers including Aritzia, Browns Shoes, JCrew, Winners, Sephora and Zara (to name a few), and there are so many more fantastic retailers coming soon!  It’s one of my favorite places to enjoy Sunday brunch with my hubby, do some grocery shopping at Whole Foods , and even get inspired for the home at Urban Barn and Homesense whilst sipping on a David’s Tea!  Plus parking is free, which is always a great bonus!

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Aritzia Coat, Joe's Jeans Faux Leather Leggings, Conver Sneakers, Browns Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Aritzia Coat, Joe’s Jeans Faux Leather Leggings, Conver Sneakers, Browns Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

Ramp up your Autum wardrobe with a cool pair of leather trousers!  Skinny, cropped, moto or baggy; leather pants are a staple and extremely versatile.  Go from a casual leather style, as seen above with my converse sneakers, or dress them up with a killer pair of heels and a tuxedo blazer.  They look oh-so chic while at the same time uber easy!  Try the Wilfred Free “Valade Pant” from Aritzia!

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Anthropologie, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Anthropologie, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Anthropologie, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Anthropologie, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Aritzia, #FallForUs, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, West Vancouver, Aritzia, #FallForUs, Daniella Guzzo Photography

#FallForUs:

Artizia has such a fun #FallForUs social media campaign this Fall, which features 90 of the most inspiring people they know (actresses, musicians, models, fashion editors…) to pick one item from their fall collection, take their picture, and ask them some questions (watch the video!).  I fell for this classic and super cosy Wilfred Cocoon Wool Coat.  I picked this up last Fall, and fortunately it’s available again this season in Black, Gray and Cigar.

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, The Village, West Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, The Village, West Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Pebbled Tote Bag, Winners, Angora Cap, Paris, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Pebbled Tote Bag, Winners, Angora Cap, Paris, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Accessories:

This pebbled leather tote bag, which I’ve had for years, is the perfect all purpose / travel bag.  It holds everything from my makeup bag and a quick wardrobe change, to my notebook and electronics!  New to Aritzia is this gorgeous line of handbags by Auxiliary.  They are exquisitely crafted in a soft leather and designed to “make your life easier”.  Check out the Vanderlyn Tote Bag next time you’re in store!

Put a lid on it!  Yup…baseball caps are fashionable!  In fact, they can make quite a statement.  I picked this gorgeous angora and skull adorned cap in Paris last December and wear it with almost everything; tuxedo pant and slip on sneakers, a cocktail dress and leather jacket, or simply with my jeans and graphic T-shirt!

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, The Village, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, The Village, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lips, Aritzia, Make Up For Ever, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lips, Aritzia, Make Up For Ever, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lips, Aritzia, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lips, Aritzia, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Makeup:

Face: Make Up For Ever HD Priner #0, Makeup For Ever HD Foundation #118, Laura Mercier “Secret Camouflage” SC3, Nars Bronzing Powder “Laguna”, Nars “Orgasm” Powder Blush

Eyes: Sephora Eye Shadow “Mistic Matte”, Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream $14, Make Up For Ever “Artist Shadow” in Black D104, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L

Lips: Rouge Artist Natural N40

* Products listed above are available at Sephora*

Nadia Albano, Lips, Aritzia, Stud Earrings, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Lips, Aritzia, Stud Earrings, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, The Village, West Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Park Royal, The Village, West Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Nadia Albano Tipsy Lip Gloss, Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, MAC Cosmetics, Nadia Albano Tipsy Lip Gloss, Guzzo Photography

Hugs and Kisses!

xo,

 

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Punk!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Fashion, Hair, Make-up | 0 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: BCBG Max Azria Mesh Top and Cargo Vest: Winners| DIY Distressed Jean Shorts: Diesel Jeans | Studded Combat Boots: Mimosa, Browns Shoes | Custom Hashtag Necklace and Studs: Jeweliette Jewellery, Elsa Corsi Jewellery

I’m at Cypress Mountain this week and the forecast is calling for Punk inspired fashion!  I’m following the catwalk’s lead this Fall/Winter by incorporating leather, plaid, mesh and black to my wardrobe, as well as edgy metal details in my accessories and footwear!

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

With September being a transitional season, I combined my summer cut-off shorts with a few of my new fall/winter threads to coordinate this fun back-to-school style idea for students!  This black lightweight mesh sweater is a fantastic all-season and all-ages piece.  Layer it over a black camisole or tank and incorporate it with classic cropped trouser pants and Sam Edelman “Smithfield” heels  and you’re ready for the office.  For a night out, try wearing this top and vest with leather pants, stiletto heels and a metal detail clutch like this Valentino Rock Stud Flap Clutch.

Nadia Albano, Punk, Mesh Top, BCBG Max Azria, Cargo Vest, Winners, Stud Earrings, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Punk, Mesh Top, BCBG Max Azria, Cargo Vest, Winners, Stud Earrings, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Hair:

The sexy and short blunt bob, with soft volume, is one of this seasons hottest cuts.  I’m totally obsessed with and inspired by the bleached out blonde look that Rita Ora is sporting.  If that’s not your style, try incorporating blonde highlights to your ombre to brighten up the face!  I styled my hair using KMS California “Dry Wax”  to create dimensional texture and lived in hair!

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Mesh Sweater, Cargo Vest, Winners, Hashtag Necklace, Jeweliette Jewllery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Mesh Sweater, Cargo Vest, Winners, Hashtag Necklace, Jeweliette Jewllery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Daniella Guzzo Photogrphy

Nadia Albano, Make Up For Ever, MAC, Daniella Guzzo Photogrphy

Makeup:

Bold eyes and oxblood lips are the rage in makeup this season!  Here’s how I got this look…

  1. I started by applying Make Up For Ever HD Primer #0 on my face to prep the skin for foundation.  To even out my complexion, I applied Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation #32 (a sheer water-based mineral formula that provides a natural, satin finish) with Mint Brush #10 .  I’m a huge fan of  using makeup to enhance your natural and allowing your skin to show through your foundation, rather than covering it up.  This foundation is one of my must-have makeup essentials!
  2. To warm up my complexion and contour my face, I applied bronzing powder below the cheek bones, jawline and onto my forehead using Mint Brush #16 . I then added MAC Powder Blush in “Fleur Power” to add color to the apples of my cheeks, using Mint Brush #46.
  3. On my eyelids, I blended on MAC Fluidline in “CopperThorn” using my finger,  then  lightly swept MAC Shadow “Amber Lights” and “Mylar” to the inner corner of the eye, to intensify the Fluidline color, and to highlight my brow bone.   Rather than creating the typical “cat eye” on the upper lid, I lined my lower lash line with MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in “Black Swan”.  I used Mint Brush #26 to drag out the line upward at the outer corner of the eye.
  4. For an intense red lip, I applied Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in #42
Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Combat Boots, Mimosa, Browns Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Combat Boots, Mimosa, Browns Shoes, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Mac Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, KMS California Dry Wax,  Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cypress Mountain, Mac Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, KMS California Dry Wax, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Skyline, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Cypress Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Skyline, Daniella Guzzo Photography

 

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Diner En Blanc, Vancouver…

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Events, Fashion | 0 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: Embroidered Julie Maxi Dress: Club Monaco | Clutch Purse: Value Village | Shoes: Winners | Accessories: Jeweliette Jewellery, Elsa Corsi, Tiffany & Co | Makeup: Aerin Beauty, Estée Lauder,

It was a sea of white as thousands of Vancouverites gathered at David Lamb Park, near Yaletown, to celebrate the 3rd Annual Diner En Blanc!  It was my first year attending the event and I have to say,  it was a wonderful way to spend a Thursday evening!  Media were treated to complimentary refreshments and delicious aperitifs provided by Hawksworth Restaurant (thank you!), while guests attending the massive picnic arrived prepared with their tables, chairs, food and wine, to broke bread together.  Many tables had decorative centerpieces and beautiful desserts and cakes, while some attendees even brought their furry friends including white doves!  If a picnic in the park with 3,500 people wasn’t entertaining enough, live performances, dancers, stilt walker and musicians, adding a magical quality to the evening for all to enjoy.

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver,Nadia Albano, Club Monaco Dress, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver,Nadia Albano, Club Monaco Dress, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

 The Diner En Blanc location was top secret, which means media and dinner participants were informed about the exact location one hour before the event kicked off.  Thus, deciding on what to wear was left to the last minute and a tad stressful (I know…first world problems, right?!).  Let’s keep in mind that the event would go on, rain or shine, so it was important for me to wear something that was versatile and comfortable.  I decided on this sweet and delicately embroidered silk maxi dress by Club Monaco; a grecian inspired pieces with two high slits on either side of the legs exposing just the right amount of skin!  For structure, I layered this lovely light weight, wool blazer over top and I loaded on delicate accessories for added personality, and carried this tan leather vintage clutch bag for contrast.  To wear heels, or not to wear heel: that was the other question!  Heels digging into the grass is not my idea of a “haute” look, so I went sans heels and opted for comfy flat sandals instead.

Nadia Albano, Accessories, Stacked Braceletes, Jeweliette Jewellery, Vintage Clutch, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Accessories, Stacked Braceletes, Jeweliette Jewellery, Vintage Clutch, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Acessories:

Layered necklaces, staked bracelets and multiple rings on each finger are fun ways to make a statement.  These necklaces made were great conversation starters and an alternative to the traditional statement necklace!  White-on-white Opal and Swarovski Crystal earring, from Jeweliette Jewllery, adorned my ears perfectly to compliment this outfit beautifully!

Nadia Albano, Accessories, Layered Necklaces, Jeweliette Jewellery, Tiffany & Co, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Accessories, Layered Necklaces, Jeweliette Jewellery, Tiffany & Co, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Accessories, Stud Earrings, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Accessories, Stud Earrings, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Makeup, Estee Lauder, Aerin Beauty,  Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Makeup, Estee Lauder, Aerin Beauty, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Makeup:

Estee Lauder is launching loads of fantastic product this Fall/Winter and I wanted to preview a few of them for you all to try.  One of the items I couldn’t wait to play with is the Enlighten E-E (Even Effect) Skin Corrector with SPF 30.  It protects and helps to even out the skin tone for a naturally radiant, more evened out complexion.  It’s a sheer tinted color correcting product that creates a more uniform skin tone and color.  To brighten under my eyes, I dabbed on Estee Lauder “Double Wear Brush- On BB Conealer”, or you can try Lauder’s NEW Re-Nutriv Ultra Radiance Consealer.

On my eyes, I’m wearing the NEW Pur Color Envy Scuplting Eye Shadow Palette in “Defiant Nude”.  It’s comprised of neutral beiges and brown tones.  I started by applying a wash of the lightest cream colored eye shadow on the entire eye lid.  I then contoured my crease with the taupey-brown shade and used an angled brush to apply a strong shadow liner along the lash line.  After curling my lashes and coated them with Sumptuous Infinite lengthening Mascara.   For a soft and demure finish I’m wearing Aerin Beauty Rose Balm Lipstick in “Lady Beige”.

Makeup, Estee Lauder, Aerin Beauty,

Makeup, Estee Lauder, Aerin Beauty,

Scent:

My new favorite scent is called “Iris Meadow” by Aerin Beauty.  It’s a subtle and light floral that smells like an open filed in the countryside and contains notes of mandarin, black current, iris, and creamy cedarwood and woody musk.  A must try!

Diner En Blanc, CTV's Norma Reid, Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, CTV’s Norma Reid, Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Arts Umbrella Performers, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Arts Umbrella Performers, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Love Ball, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Love Ball, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Love Ball, Natasha Frankowski, Greenscape Design & Decor, Bianca Brian, Taking Shape, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Love Ball, Natasha Frankowski, Greenscape Design & Decor, Bianca Brian, Taking Shape, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Kathryn Hellman and Kristie Seddon, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Kathryn Hellman and Kristie Seddon, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Performers, Arts Umbrella, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Performers, Arts Umbrella, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver, Monti Samuel, Blush Bridal, Lara Holt-Taylor, Coco Events & Weddings, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver, Monti Samuel, Blush Bridal, Lara Holt-Taylor, Coco Events & Weddings, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Vancouver, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Jasmin Hoffman, Stephanie Smith, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Jasmin Hoffman, Stephanie Smith, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Nadia Albano, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, Nadia Albano, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Nadia Albano, Lyndi Barrett, Natasha Novakovic, Randa Salloum, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Nadia Albano, Lyndi Barrett, Natasha Novakovic, Randa Salloum, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Nadia Albano, Jordon Killman, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Diner En Blanc, David Lam Park, Nadia Albano, Jordon Killman, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Merci and congratulations to the Diner En Blanc organizers Tyson Villeneuve & Jordan Kallman for pulling off a lovely event.  It was a memorable evening with friends, fashion, fantasy and fun.  A night in white that I looking forward to next year!

The Full Skirt…

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Fashion | 0 comments

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: Plaid Full Skirt and Silver Clutch Purse: Value Village | Denim Vest: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: Sophia Webster, The Hudon’s Bay | Swarovski Crystal Marquis Bracelete: Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jeweliette Jewellery

It was a perfect day to take a walk in the park, so I did… in my full skirt and stilettos, of course!

Nadia Albano, Walk in the Park, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Walk in the Park, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe's Jeans, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe’s Jeans, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

The classic full skirt was huge on the runways for Spring/Summer 2014 and it looks like it’s here to stay for Fall!  I’ve been seeing this Ladylike silhouette in mini, mid length, and my favorite, knee length (or just below the knee). This black and white plaid skirt caught my eye while I was thrift shopping and had to have it!  I like the way it draws attention to the leanest part of my body( my calfs) and shows off these gorgeous Sophia Webster shoes — I DIE!.  To define my waist and to juxtapose the girlish flair of the skirt, I styled it with this distressed and tailored denim vest by Joe’s Jeans.  I call this look “a little country and a little rock n’ roll”!

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe's Jeans, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe’s Jeans, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe's Jeans, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe’s Jeans, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Shoes, Sophia Webster, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe's Jeans, Marquis Bracelet, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jewelliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe’s Jeans, Marquis Bracelet, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jewelliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pur Minerals Gel Liner, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes, Elsa Corsi Bracelet, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pur Minerals Gel Liner, Make Up For Ever HD Foundation, Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes, Elsa Corsi Bracelet, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Makeup:

I first started off by evening out my complexion using Make up For ever HD Primer #0 and HD Foundation #118. Next, to create a strong winged cat-eye liner, I started by applying matte nude eye shadow on the entire eyelid (Makeup For Ever #35).  Using a waterproof eye liner (Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes 0L), I rimmed the inner corner of my eyes, as if to create a “V” shape,  then rimmed the bottom waterline using the same product. I then added Pur Minerals Pur Intensity black gel liner to the upper lash line using an angled brush, to extend the line up and out.  For added depth and definition, I contoured my eyes using taupe brown eye shadow and created a cut crease. I then finished the look by curling my lash and applying two coats of black mascara. For a hint of color,  I dusted MAC “Buff” blush on the apples of my cheeks. Lastly I applied Make Up For Ever #40 lipstick to my lips for a more demure look and to keep the focus on the eyes.

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe's Jeans, Marquis Bracelet, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jewelliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe’s Jeans, Marquis Brecelet, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jewelliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Silver Clutch, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe's Jeans, Marquis Bracelet, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jewelliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Plaid Skirt, Silver Clutch, Value Village, Denim Vest, Joe’s Jeans, Marquis Bracelet, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jewelliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Jeweliette Jeweellery Stud Earrings, Lived in Hair, KMS Dry Wax, Make UP For Ever HD Foundation, Pur Minerals Pur Intensity Gel LIner, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Jeweliette Jeweellery Stud Earrings, Lived in Hair, KMS Dry Wax, Make UP For Ever HD Foundation, Pur Minerals Pur Intensity Gel LIner, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Hair:

To create this “lived-in” voluminous up style, I back brushed the crown section of my hair, smoothed it over gently and gathered it into a low pony tail. For a matte finish with added texture I sprayed KMS Dry Wax into the hair and voila!

Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Marquis Bracelete, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Plaid Skirt, Value Village, Marquis Bracelete, Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jeweliette Jewellery, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

 

Have a lovely weekend, Everyone!

 

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