Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo

It’s time to raid Nonna’s jewellery case
the brooch is back and with a vengeance!  Designers like Prada, Dolce and Gabbana and Balenciaga displayed this trend all over the runway for Fall/Winter 2015 and I couldn’t be happier!  It’s time to put our statement necklaces aside (
well maybe just for a while) and replace them with a lovely collection of pins and brooches! There’s something about these pretty pieces of art that I’m drawn to.  I’ve been collecting them for years because they look gorgeous pinned onto a toque, in an up styles or even to replace a lost bottom on a coat.  Plus with all the capes and oversized scarves we’re so enjoying this time of year, a cluster of brooches can fasten thing up and look sparkling.  AAAND
they’re a great holiday gift idea!  Multi-purpose, functional and beautiful — that’s what I call NadittudeTM!

Nadia Albano, Polka-dot Sweater, Winners, Brooches, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Polka-dot Sweater, Winners, Brooches, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Punk, Grunge, Alexander Wang, Winners, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Punk, Grunge, Alexander Wang, Winners, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

 Outfit Details:

I call this look “Pretty Punk”.   I love elements of punk/grunge fashion such as black leather, plaid and grommets.  It a style that has influenced fashion for decades.  Punk/grunge is rebellious, unorthodox and rock n’roll.    It can feel a little harsh worn head-to-toe for most people, so this week I’m showing you how you can inject it in subtle ways.

To create this “Punk” inspired outfit, I pulled 4 key pieces from my wardrobe:  my black leather jacket, these super cute pleated windowpane trousers, my metallic platform loafers and my red Alexander Wang bag.  To “pretty” things up, I layered this soft cashmere polka-dot print sweater atop my denim blouse.  I then added a cluster of dainty brooches to make an impactful and unorthodox statement.

The great thing about these pieces is that they work beautifully individually and can be coordinated so many different ways.  I also love that punk/grunge styling can work for both street and office style!

Nadia Albano, Punk, Grunge, Alexander Wang, Winners, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Punk, Grunge, Alexander Wang, Winners, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Punk, Grunge, Alexander Wang, Winners, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Punk, Grunge, Alexander Wang, Winners, Aritzia, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Metallic, Loafer, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Metallic, Loafer, Winners, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Brooches, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Brooches, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Happy Friday! xo