Bloom Baby, Bloom!

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Bloom Baby, Bloom!

Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Happy January, Friends!  Wow – it’s been a while since I last posted anything on the blog and it feels great to be back!  I took some time off to rest, regroup and prioritize a few things.  Over the past three months I did a lot of reading, started practicing daily yoga and meditation, and initiated a some really fun projects that I’ve been putting off for far too long now.  As a result, I’m feeling inspired, refreshed, free and ready to put myself out there and bloom.  I’m fired up and ready to take action toward a more positive 2019.

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First up, I’m tweaking my blog.  You’re going to notice a few little changes with the content.  For example, while I’ll continue to share my style posts, I am now going to focus mainly on my thrifted pieces and sharing how I’ve perfected hi/low styling.  I can’t deny that I love thrift shopping and that I’m really good at it – ha!  It’s been, and continues to be, a very big part of my style sensibility since I was a kid and am often complimented on my outfits.  SO, I figure, why not share the my passion for thrifting and eye for style with all of you.  Great style doesn’t have to cost a lot and my intention is to inspire you to make different choices when it comes to how you shop and spend your money.   Moreover, I want to show you how you can make previously loved clothing a new treasure in your wardrobe.

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Outfit Details

Hemlines are getting shorter and it turns out that the babydoll dress is not only reserved for summertime.  Yes, it’s a great transitional piece to add to your winter wardrobe, especially when layered with leggings and oversized cardigan sweaters.  I scooped this floral minidress up for only $13.  The print and colour scheme is neutral and earthy and offers up a cool 70’s vibe; especially when styled it with over the knee suede boots and a black floppy hat like I’ve done here.  It’s definitely a fun, feminine and flirty look and the best part of this entire outfit cost less than $190.

For maximum versatility try styling this dress over skinny jeans, ankle boots and a leather jacket in Spring or Fall, and with sneakers and or cute sandals in warmer seasons.

Floral Dress + Hat: Value Village | Logan Over the Knee Boots: Nordstrom

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Makeup and hair tutorials are still going to be a regular occurrence on the blog.  I am going to share as much as I can to inspire you to celebrate your natural beauty at any age and build up your self-confidence.  I am committed to sharing quick and simple beauty tips that will make your “getting ready” routine a little easier and a lot more fun; especially for the busy mamas and professionals on-the-go!

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I’m really excited about highlighting more of our beautiful brides too!  We are extremely fortunate to work with so many wonderful couples and bridal parties.  I realize that I don’t share enough of them and it’s about time I do!  Weddings have been a huge part of our business for over 20 years.  We work with Vancouver’s top wedding planners and professionals to help make our brides’ wedding day dreams come true.  We are an award winning bridal team and we want you to see all of the wonderful humans we get to beautify and work with.

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Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Blog, Blogger, Beauty Blogger, Lifestyle, Fashion, Beauty, Bridal Makeup, Hair, Stylist, Thrift, Value Village, Nordstrom, Hi-Low

They say picture tell a thousand words.  I say, “videos tells the full story”.  I’ve finally gotten around to shooting some fun video content for my up and coming Youtube channel.  While it’s still a work in progress (we’re currently in post-production and slowly improving my very old and outdated Youtube channel), you can expect to see weekly episodes highlighting my day-to-day life as a beauty and bridal specialist, fashion and lifestyle contributor and of course as a salon owner, mentor and entrepreneur.  I hope you find it to be fun, fresh, informative and approachable.  This has been a passion project that I’ve been putting off for the last 10 years now and I’m beyond excited to launch it soon.  Timing is everything…stay tuned!

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That was a lot to share in one post but I am ready to walk into 2019 with purpose and optimism and I hope you’ll join me.  I am open and receptive all the good and abundance in the universe.  I am fearless and ready to take action toward living my most limitless and purposeful life.  I am beaming with light and positivity and am grateful to be rich in love, gratitude, joy, health, creativity, compassion, purpose, spirit and meaningful relationships.  I wish the same for all of you and I thank you for your continued love and support.


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Sweater Weather…

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Sweater Weather…

Photography by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

It’s a new day and the sun is still shining.  Time to take a deep breath, smile and start again….

It’s been an unusually turbulent year.  And while I have learned so much about myself, Fall has always been a time of realization, renewal and reinvention for me.  It’s that time of year where I am able to peacefully and respectfully rid myself of the draining people, thoughts and things that never truly served me or my well being.  It’s extremely liberating, healing and empowering, and it allows me to reflect and give myself the permission to disconnect, regroup, set goals and put focus on what truly feeds my soul.  As the saying goes, “it’s time to turn a new leaf”.

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Outfit Details:

It’s sweater weather, meaning we get to wrap ourselves up in cozy bundles of warmth.  What I love about this transitional weather is that it allows me to still enjoy some of my summer favourites by simply layering them with soft knits.   I lived in these vintage Levi’s jeans all summer long and plan to carry them into my Fall/Winter wardrobe by pairing them with my thicker cable-knit sweater, turtle-necks, wool coats and boots.  And seeing as the weather is still cooperating with us here in Vancouver, I’ll stick to wearing them with lightweight cardigans and mules, as picture here.

Jeans: Vintage Levi’s, Value Village Thrift | White Tank: Joe Fresh | Knit Cardigan: Lucky Brand | Mules: The Latest Scoop | Purse: Louis Vuitton

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Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Sweater Season, Sweater, Levi's Jeans, Vintage Levi's Jeans, Lucky Brand Cardigan Sweater, The Latest Scoop, Mules, Louis Vuitton, Fashion, Style

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Sweater Season, Sweater, Levi's Jeans, Vintage Levi's Jeans, Lucky Brand Cardigan Sweater, The Latest Scoop, Mules, Louis Vuitton, Fashion, Style

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Sweater Season, Sweater, Levi's Jeans, Vintage Levi's Jeans, Lucky Brand Cardigan Sweater, The Latest Scoop, Mules, Louis Vuitton, Fashion, Style

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Sweater Season, Sweater, Levi's Jeans, Vintage Levi's Jeans, Lucky Brand Cardigan Sweater, The Latest Scoop, Mules, Louis Vuitton, Fashion, Style

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Stay cozy friends!


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CeCe’s Not So Little White House…

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CeCe’s Not So Little White House…

Photography by: Hayley Alice Photo

Meet Cece, Founder, Owner and Creative Director of The Little White House + Co. in Fort Langley.   When she invited me to  collaborate on a shoot she was planning in her new home, I jumped at the opportunity.  Not only because the concept sounded very interesting, but also because I knew I was going to be amidst the company of so many extraordinary women…

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Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Alice De Crom, of Floralista, filled Cece’s home with fresh Fall blooms, which added warmth to the home’s clean and natural beauty.

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Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Photographer extraordinaire, Tracy Ayton, was on-site capturing all the beautiful decor details in Cece’s home.  Tracy’s work has been feature in Harper’s Bazaar, House and Home, and Style at Home Magazine, to name a few.  She is a true talent and inspiration; not to mention a delight to be around!

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Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

The Ladies of I Like Her Style Vancouver, spent time with us and  interview both Cece and Natasha, who will be gracing the cover of their Fashion and Style issue this October.

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Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

Cece, Little White House, Nadia Albano. Tracy Ayton, Floralista, Nadia Albano Style Inc. Photo Shoot, White Decor

When you get to do what you love with women you love, you effectively inspire and awaken the hearts of others.  Thank you Cece, for organizing this collaboration and for including us in your project.  You truly are an inspiration and a new friend I’ll cherish forever.


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Baking with Pina Bresciani…

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Baking with Pina Bresciani…

Photographed by Hayley Alice Photo.

It was an eventful day in the kitchen with our friend, and Italian food blogger, Pina Bresciani!  We’ve been fans of one another for a few years now and finally decided to come together and collaborate on a little baking project.  We wanted to create something that is super simple and versatile to make and decided on making Pizzelle; waffle like treats that are an Italian staple for every major holiday.  So I set up my kitchen, and away we went!

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Pina is an Italian food blogger, who spent her summers in the sun-soaked, cobblestone beach town of Sperlonga, Italy.  She has fond memories of her time in Italy, especially learning the secrets of a true Italian kitchen with her Nonna and Zia.  Little did she know her childhood experiences in Italy would spark a life-long passion to share her love of sharing food and experiences with her friends and family.

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Nadia Albano. Pina Bresciani, Italian Girls. Italian Baking, Food Blogger, Blogger, Pizzelle, Fashion, Style, Nadittude, Dolce Mama, T-shirt

Our Nadittude “Dolce Mama”  T-shirt is perfect for this Italian baking queen, and they retail at Barefoot Contessa Boutique and Chickadee Boutique in Burnaby.

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Classic Pizzelle

6 eggs

4 tsp baking powder, sifted

3.5 cups all purpose flour, sifted

1 cup butter, melted, and cooled to room teperature

1.5 cups sugar

1/2 tsp anise extract

2 tsp vanilla extract

extra butter to grease pizzelle maker

To make the classic pizzelle

  1. In a stand mixer, beat eggs and sugar together until well incorporated, about one minute.

  2. Add melted butter, vanilla, and anise extract, and continue to mix until well incorporated.

  3. Add flour and baking powder to egg mixture, and mix, until a batter forms. It will be stiff enough to be dropped on to the pizzelle make with a spoon.

  4. Heat up your pizzelle maker. Once heated, grease pizzelle maker with butter (top and bottom).

  5. Drop about 1 1/12 tbsp of batter on to the pizzelle maker, close it, and let the pizzelle form and cook for about 1-2 minutes. The pizzelle should be slightly golden.
    You may need to adjust the amount of batter you use per pizzelle based on the size of your pizzelle maker.
    For every 2-3 batches of pizzelle, grease pizzelle maker with butter.

  6. With a spatula, remove the pizzelle from the pizzelle maker, and stack them on a plate, and allow them to cool.

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Pizzelle gelato tacos

2 cups vanilla gelato

1/4 cup nutella, softened in microwave for 30 seconds

1/4 cup coconut shavings

fresh strawberries for garnish

6 hard-shell tacos (to mold and shape the pizzelle tacos)

Instructions:

  1. When making the pizzelle, undercook them slightly so they mold easily. Remove from the pizzelle maker, and using a taco as a mold, place the hot pizzelle around the taco to form a taco shape. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.  To make the pizzelle taco extra firm, you can place it in the freezer to harden up.

  2. Once pizzelle taco has cooled, remove from taco mold, spoon in gelato, drizzle with nutella, sprinkle with coconut flakes, and top with sliced strawberry, or any other garnish you prefer. Serve and enjoy!

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Pizzelle Cups with Mascarpone and fresh fruit filling

1.5 cups mascarpone

3 tbsp sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cut fresh mised berries, cut into small pieces

juice of half a lemon

1 tsp sugar

Instructions:

  1. When making the pizzelle, undercook them slightly so they mold easily. Remove from the pizzelle maker, and using a small bowl, place the hot pizzelle in the bowl, and form to the shape of the bowl. Let cool for at least 30 minutes.

  2. In the meantime, in a stand mixer, whip mascarpone, sugar and vanilla together, until a light, cream-like texture forms, 3-5 minutes.

  3. Mix berries, lemon juice and sugar together, and set aside.

  4. Once pizzelle bowl has cooled completely, remove from ceramic bowl, spoon in mascarpone, and top with about 2 tbsp of the fruit mixture per pizzelle bowl.

 

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Nadia Albano. Pina Bresciani, Italian Girls. Italian Baking, Food Blogger, Blogger, Pizzelle, Fashion, Style, Nadittude, Dolce Mama, T-shirt

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we did producing it – HA!   Thank you, Pina, for spending the day in my kitchen and for sharing your passion and love for our Italian heritage with me!  You’re a true Dolce Mama and friend for life.  Un bacione, Bella!


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Diner en Blanc 2018

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Diner en Blanc 2018

Photography by: Nadia Albano

It was another wonderful celebration  with our industry friends at this years Diner en Blanc, Vancouver , held at the beautiful VanDusen Gardens.  Much like every year, our set up was exquisite and would not have been made possible without the help of our Table Leader, Lele Chan, and our wonderful wedding industry friends.  Here’s a look back at last week’s event.

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Lele Chan of Lele Chan Design

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Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Team Flower Factory

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Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Brandon and Dean of Boy With a Knife.

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DJ Pri

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Gloria of The Flower Factory and Angela of Photobooth Vancouver.

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Smitten Events with Maurizio Peta of Debut Events.

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John Bello and Angela

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Sandy Pandher

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Jenna of Revel Events with Kalen of Flower Factory

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Jordan and Devon of Smitten Events

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Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dalana of The Cake and Giraffe

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Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Julie + LJ of Nadia Albano Style Inc.

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

David + Maurizio of Debut Events.

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Sandy Pandher, Robyn McLemon + Darcy Hagan

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Shirley of Filosophi Events

Dine en Blanc, Lele Chan Design, Debute Events, Flower Factory, VanDusen Garden, A&B Party Rentals, Cake and Giraffe, La Glace Ice Cream, Egg Roller, Nadia Albano

Anna Elizabeth of Anna Elizabeth Cakes

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Big love and thanks to everyone who made the evening so memorable.  It’s always a pleasure to be in the company of so many creative, beautiful, funny, kind and inspiring humans and I’m honoured to call you all family and friends.

Special thanks to the vendors that made everything possible:

Table Leader, Producer and Calligraphy: Lele Chan Design | Event Decor: Debut Event Design | Flowers: Flower Factory | Rentals: A&B Party Rentals | Catering: Boy with a Knife | Sweet Treats: The Cake and The Giraffe ,  La Glace Ice Cream | Event Producer: The Social Concierge + Diner en Blanc


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No Rain. No Flowers!

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No Rain. No Flowers!

Photography by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

As the saying goes, “No rain. No Flowers”, and while many of us would rather not experience those gloomy days, we have to remember that we will never grow without them.  This sentiment comes from a place of personal experience.  I know I’ve had my share of very emotional days over the past four months; particularly since April.  Within the many happy, confident, joyful, encouraging and hopeful days, I’ve seen some days  of sadness, frustration, resentment, emptiness and confusion.  This is probably due to the fact that my husband and I have experienced some significant losses, setbacks and external drama that distracted us and really brought us down.  While we’re both healthy and our love for one another is stronger than ever, these roadblocks led me to do a lot of decluttering and “pruning” of sorts.  I began meditating (praying), soul searching and cleansing to gain much needed clarity and to lighten the weight.  I came to a point where I decided to change my attitude and only surround myself, my thoughts and my home with things that serve a purpose and bring joy.  Thus, spending more time on taking care of my well being and letting go of the negative external stuff.  I turned a new leaf and started focusing on the good — the lovely things in my home, the real relationships I’ve cultivated and nurtured, and the many accomplishments I’ve worked hard to achieve.  I stopped being so hard on myself and people pleasing, and slowly began to bloom again.

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Don’t be alarmed…I’ve been feeling much better, thanks to the help of my friends, mentors and faith.  Honestly, I’m so grateful that these feelings surfaced because I’ve learned and grown so much as a result.  The biggest lessons I’ve learned are A) When we come from a place of gratitude and not expectations, everything will fall into place. B) Timing is everything and time heals everything.  It sounds cliche but it’s true.  And C) It’s not always about the happy ending, it’s about the story.  And I choose to make my story one of positivity, resilience, compassion, courage and faith.

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I spent the afternoon with my friend, Daniella Guzzo, a few weeks back to shoot content for my blog.  Shooting with Daniella, and all of the other photographers I work with,  is something that brings me great joy.  Not only do I get to catch up with fellow boss babes,  it allows me to express my thoughts and love for fashion with all of you.

Outfit Details:

This dress is multi-functional, multi-seasonal and is a breeze to wear!  It’s black, fit comfortably and loosely skims the body.  AND, it’s one-piece, which is a not brainer, and perfect for traveling!  I’ve styled it casually here, however it can transition beautifully for Fall with an oversized denim jacket and angle boots, or for more evening with strappy heels and a clutch.  What else can I say about this simple yet very versatile piece?

Get the look:

Zara Knit Dress

Aritzia “Freddie Dress”

Forever 21 Plus Size V-Neck T-Shirt 

The Hudson’s Bay – Paper Label

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I’m a lover of Converse and these are my new white-on-white Converse sneakers .  I normally get them in the canvas fabric but this time I opted for leather as they look more elevated and polished.  These are definitely a capsule wardrobe staple!

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Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Converse, Flowers, Fashion, Blogger, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Converse, Flowers, Fashion, Blogger, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Converse, Flowers, Fashion, Blogger, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Converse, Flowers, Fashion, Blogger, Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist

Enjoy your day, Everyone, and please take a moment to stop and smell the pretty flowers!

 


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Chickadee Boutique + Nadittude!

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Chickadee Boutique + Nadittude!

Photography by: Hayley Hudson of Hayley Alice Photo

I’m thrilled to announce that we’re taking our Nadittude Label to new heights; literally and figuratively.  Welcome to Chickadee Boutique!  Located in the heart of Burnaby Heights, this one-of-a-kind, one-stop shop offers a carefully curated selection of clothing, shoes and accessories.  And now you can shop our entire Nadittude line here and we couldn’t be happier!  Here’s a little peek at what’s in store…

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Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

Boutique Owner, Anna Santorelli is no stranger to the fashion world.  She’s worked in retail and merchandising  for decades before deciding to branch off and open her boutique in 2011.  Her mission is to bring fashion to her  thriving community and keep her customers up-to-date with the latest trends around the world.

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Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

Our Nadittude label is comprised of t-shirts, baby onesies and greeting card that are inspired by and created for mamas, babies and besties to help them feel confided and empowered.  I designed the line with sassy Italian inspired slogans to help uplift, inspire and motivate women to kick butt in life and look good while they’re doing so.  And I must say, the collection looks great with all of the other amazing merchandise in the newly renovated Chickadee Boutique.

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Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Vancouver Candle Co. , Hayley Hudson

Our greeting cards are a perfect addition to any gift such as these lovely Vancouver Candle Co. scented candles, to  a pretty piece of jewellery or one of our adorable Nadittude baby onesies; all available at Chickadee Boutique.

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Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

I did a little shopping and here are a few of my favourite things at Chickadee Boutique, which you can also shop online.  I love these pieces because they’re great transitional pieces for Fall, each piece is multi functional and can be styled for many different occasions, and the cuts are flattering for pretty much all body types.

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This one-piece jumper caught my eye immediately!!  Aside from the navy and white stripe colour palette, I love the deep “V” neckline and the wrap style cut.  It really balances out the body proportions, mimicking an hourglass shape, and defines the waistline.  I also really like how the wide leg culotte silhouette floats away from the body and slims down the bottom half of the body.  Plus, vertical lines elongate the body and are very slimming; which is a win/win in my books!

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Here’s another wrap style dress that I fell in love with.  The iconic wrap dress is universal and works for EVERY body type, thanks to Diane Von Furstenberg for making this style so popular!  I don’t often wear this colour but I have to say, it’s a new fave!  This dress is super fun and flirty.  It’s perfect for summer as it can works as a day-time dress and can transition into a swimsuit coverup!  In the fall, you can wear it as a tunic, with a long sleeve shell, skinny jeans and knee-high suede boots.  Top it with a floppy hat and you’re ready for the cooler autumn weather!

Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

Nadia Albano, Chickadee Boutique, Nadittude, Fashion, Style, Shop, Burnaby, Hayley Hudson

Ok, so this little number is SO my jam!  I love the ruffle sleeves, the colour and the loose and effortless fit.  Again, it’s versatile enough to transition into the Fall season and can be styled as is, with leggings and/or jeans and it can be paired with a great stiletto heel for a more formal event!

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Well that was fun!  Thank you Chickadee Boutique, for letting us take over your shop!  Anna, we love your style and all of the great fashions you’re bringing to The Heights.  We’re thrilled to be a part of your community and to celebrate you brand!


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Happy Anniversary Style Inc.!

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Happy Anniversary Style Inc.!

Photography by: Daniela Ciuffa Photography

Last week we celebrated our 8 year anniversary since opening our doors at Nadia Albano Style Inc.  We decided to change things up this year, and rather than throwing a big bash at our studio on W. 1st Ave in Kits, we opted for a outdoor patio vibe.  With the generosity of Chef. Alvarez of Cacao Vancouver; a progressive Latin-America restaurant, we were able to live our vision of having a “Havana Night” themed summer gathering.  Here are a few behind the scenes images of how the evening went…

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Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

I want to take a minute to talk about these adorable branded cookies that our friend, Dalana, of Cake and Giraffe made for us.  They were the perfect touch of sweetness for our guests to enjoy and take home as a keepsake.  BIG thanks to my  talented friend and graphic designer, Lele Chan, of Lele Chan Design for creating my invitations to our party on such short notice. The invitation featured these hand-drawn leaves which Dalana then used to imprint on the cookies.  Thank you so much Ladies!

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Thank you Flower Factory, for designing the beautiful tropical floral arrangements that brought colour and life to the party.  I love and appreciate your support!

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Meet Chef Alvarez.  He is the founder and culinary genius behind Cacao Vancouver. He is one of the kindest, most easy going people I know and was very generous to let us take over his restaurant to celebrate our anniversary.  Prior to the party we met over a glass of Rosé and we crafted up a lovely menu of delicious and savoury treats for our guests to enjoy.  His staff were attentive and the space was perfectly located three doors down from our salon; which was an ideal situation for our guests.  Stay tuned for the official launch of Chef Alvarez’s new patio lounge, Cacao Upstairs, at the end of August.   He took us for a private tour of the space, overlooking our adorable neighbourhood, and it’s a hidden little gem!

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Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory, Lele Chan

Lele Chan of Lele Chan Design

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Nadia with Elsa Corsi of Elsa Corsi Jewellery and Jeweliette Jewellery

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Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

David and Maurizio, of Debut Event Design, have been a huge part of my life over the last 20  years.  We met in 1998 while working together at Club Monaco and our friendship flourished into family status immediately!  They are incredible event designers and helped make this space look so special.  I am incredibly grateful for them and look forward to many more wonderful celebrations together!

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Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Dalana of The Cake and The Giraffe

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Daniela Ciuffa is my sister from another mister and photographed the event.  She specializes in bridal photography and has an incredible eye for shooting detail work for various restaurants and corporate events all over Vancouver.  She’s got the best sense of humour and is game for pretty much anything that involves celebrating life’s milestones!

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Nadia and her hubby, Joe, with Chella Levesque of Chella Levesque Inc.

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This is Hayley Hudson of Hayley Alice Photo.  She’s our new Social Media coordinator and content creator for the Nadittude Label.  She is a gem and we are so blessed to have her on our team!  She’s a perfect fit! — we have so much fun together and she’s got an incredibly positive attitude for this type of work  She’s a keeper and on her way to achieving great things!

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David Light of Debut Events.

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Amanda Hlatky of Glow Dermal Therapy

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Samantha Ellis of Roots + Ardor

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Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory, Union Photographers

Holly and Roger of Union Photography

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Lucas Mattiello of Level Up Living.

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Coleen Kalikaras of Bisou Bridal

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Nadia Albano, Nadia Albano Style Inc, Anniversary Party, Nadittude, Cacao Vancouver, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Debut Events, Cake and Giraffe, Flower Factory

Salute, everyone!  Thank you for celebrating with us and for making our evening so special.  We love and appreciate you all and we look forward to drinks on the patio again very soon!

Special THANK YOU to all of the amazing friends + vendors who made this event possible:

Venue: Cacao Vancouver | Decor: Debut Event Design | Flowers: Flower Factory | Invitations: Lele Chan Design | Cookies: The Cake and The Giraffe | Photography: Daniela Ciuffa | BTS Video: Hayley Alice Photo


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Glo Skin Beauty “Rebel Angel” Makeup Tutorial

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Glo Skin Beauty “Rebel Angel” Makeup Tutorial

Photography by: Union Photographers

I’m playing with Glo Skin Beauty’s Desk-to-DateNight “Rebel Angel” makeup kit.  I comes complete with a shadow quad, blush, lip pencil and lip gloss.  It’s versatile for work, play and travel.

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After evening out my complexion with Glo Skin Beauty – Satin Cream Foundation; a full coverage mineral based makeup which contains vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract.  I then contoured my face with their Contour Kit.

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Next I applied the Glo Skin Beauty – Shadow Primer onto my eyelid for crease-free and smudge proof protection.  I dipped my custom Nadittude “Love Nadia” large shadow blender brush into the peachy-pink eye shadow and used it to contour my crease

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Next I contoured the outer corner of my eyes with plum eye shadow to enhance my eyes and crease a soft smoky effect.  It’s also a great shade to enhance green and/or hazel brown eyes.

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Dip a pencil brush into the metallic-charcoal shade of the quad and dab it into the center of the eye.  This creates dimension and a lovely multi-tonal color effect.

 

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Rim the waterline (aka: tight line) with a dark-brown eye pencil to create a sleek and sultry effect.  Curl the lashes and coat them with black mascara.  At this point, I suggest applying a bit of concealer to brighten under the eyes.

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Create a soft glow and give you face a lift by applying Glo Skin Beauty Highlight on the high points of the face using our “NEW” Nadittude Highlighter brush.  This product is a beauty must-have and make the skin look soft and beautiful.

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Using the Nadittude “Love Nadia” Cheek Enhancer Brush, lightly dust the apples of the cheeks with Glo Skin Beauty Blush in Sandalwood.  This is part of the Day-to-Datenight kit and offers a warm finish.

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Lastly, I used Glo Skin Beauty – Precision Lip Pencil in Natural, then coated my lips with their lip gloss in Secret Agent.

Happy Frday, Friends!  For more tutorials and makeover, be sure to read my weekly beauty colonm in The Vancouver Sun and The Province newspaper.


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Not Your Average Princess…

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Not Your Average Princess…

Photography by: Daniela Ciuffa Photography

I grew up as a first generation Italian-Canadian in East Van (aka: Little Italy).  As a kid, I was lucky to have many female role models in my life.  While all of them taught me important life skills and character-building lessons, I had a few other fictional women that I looked up to as well.  Television was a treat in our household and when I got to watch it, I loved shows like Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, SheRa – Princess of Power, Jem and The Holograms and believe it or not, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (yes, wresting was a thing in the 80’s – hahaha!), to name a few.  I know…shocking, right?  What can I say, I have a brother and grew up around a lot of my mom’s friends who had sons that I hung out with.  Regardless of my eclectic taste in television, these women, in my opinion, were AWESOME!  Although I loved the story of Cinderella, these women weren’t your average princess.  They were truly babes that supported other babes!  I respected that they didn’t have to be saved, nor did they hold back on taking risks for what they believed in.  I appreciated the fact that they were all strong, cleaver, beautiful and independent women who could hold their ground, conquer “evil” and fight for the underdog.  Looking good, helping others and kicking ass in great shoes that actually fit?  YEASSSS..sign me up please!

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The truth is that I am actually a Princess in real life.  Yes folks, in my teens, I was involved in beauty pageants and was crowned Miss Calabria ’94, Princess Italia ’95 and Miss Photogenic Vancouver ’96 – at the Miss Vancovuer Pageant; where I was the youngest of 30 contestants at the age of 18 years old.  These experiences were truly incredible.  Each accomplishment taught me to be more confident in my abilities, inclusive and genuine, authentic and graceful, and most importantly a good role model/ambassador for my community.  I’m proud of my Italian heritage.  I love to celebrate and represent it in the best way I can, which is why I created my Nadittude Clothing Label…

Nadia Albano, Nadittude, Cinda-fricken-rella, Tshirt, Italian Day, Princess, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Nadia Albano, Nadittude, Cinda-fricken-rella, Tshirt, Italian Day, Princess, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Nadia Albano Style Inc

On Sunday, June 10, my team and I will be at the Italian Day Festival on The Drive, where I grew up when we first moved from Italy.  We’ll be on-site promoting my new Nadittude clothing label, which is comprised of women’s tees, baby onesies, makeup brushes and greeting cards.  Our pieces are inspired by and created for mamas, babes and besties to help them look and feel confident and empowered. Our matching tees and baby onesies feature sassy Italian inspired slogans such as: Ciao Bella, Cinda-fricken-Rella, Dolce Mama and Buongiorno Baby.  All used to help uplift, inspire and motivate women to kick butt in life and look good while doing so (much like my childhood role model!).

Nadia Albano, Nadittude, Cinda-fricken-rella, Tshirt, Italian Day, Princess, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Outfit Details

I wear my Nadittude Tee’s with everything!  The Cinda-fricken-Rella Tee is a must-have and one of our top sellers (along with our Ciao Bella Tee).  It’s ideal for brides-to-be, birthday gifts or just because!  I styled it with my Zara Jeans and this coral-red Walter Baker blazer that I picked up at Winners, for a punch of colour.  I added my Giannico multi-toned heels, that I got in New York, and incorporated my blush pink geometric clutch to tie the entire look together.  This is a typical outfit I’d wear to a business meeting, dinner and drinks with friends, or a casual brunch date.

Features

Our Nadittude apparel is made from 100% Airlume spun cotton jersey, which means it’s very soft and extremely durable; even after several washes!  It’s a relaxed-fitting, V-neck cut, which is comfortable and suitable for women of all ages and shapes!  All of our pieces are designed and printed right here in Vancouver and are available for purchase at Barefoot Contessa Boutique, Jeweliette Jewellery and at our online store.  Our brand is expanding with wholesale opportunities available to retailers in Vancouver and across Canada!

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Nadia Albano, Nadittude, Cinda-fricken-rella, Tshirt, Italian Day, Princess, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Nadia Albano Style Inc

Nadia Albano, Nadittude, Cinda-fricken-rella, Tshirt, Italian Day, Princess, Daniela Ciuffa Photography, Nadia Albano Style Inc

So that’s my story folks.  I’m not your average princess!  Au contraire.  I’m a proud Italian business babe from East Van with a passion to empower women, help them look and feel good and inspire them kick butt in life!   Confidence, grace and authenticity is what we value and we can’t wait to share our message with you at Italian Day on The Drive, next Sunday, June 10!  Ciao for now…


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Makeover expert, Nadia Albano, is a regular newspaper columnist and beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger who has 18 years of experience. Her passion, creatively, and experience successfully helps women define their personal style through hair, makeup and wardrobe styling. Her goal is to align her client’s image with their personal and professional goals, and to help women look like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost. Add a little NADITTUDE™ to your life; You’re going to love it!