Photography by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Hey girl — it’s friday and I’m feeling feisty!  Then again, being a confident Italian woman, I’m known for my stable yet quirky and enthusiastic personality.  I’ve been described as being that “girl next door” type that everyone wants as their best friend because A) I’m always going to be there when you need me; either for a good laugh or when life gets real (ride or die baby!).  B) I work hard and play hard, even though my preferred bedtime is 9pm.  C) I make a mean tomato sauce and tend to over pour a glass of vino (which means I really like you…haha!) and D) I know a thing or two about style and beauty, and will always offer my honest feedback whether you like it or not.  Oh and, don’t be fooled by my blonde hair; I’m almost 41 people and simply trying to minimize the gray – haha!  The reality is that I identify as a bold and beautiful brunette; hence the sweatshirt.  As you might be able to notice in these photos, I’m in love with BRUNETTE The Label.  It makes me feel so happy!  Seriously, what a FUN concept!  I love the branding, the fit and the overall message that founder and designer, Miriam Alden, is sharing — “We believe the word BABE to be a way of life, and strive to create a community that is inclusive of all babes. Inspiring, elevating, strengthening each other to be the best version of ourselves”. I too truly believe in the idea of community over competition and that no matter what our hair color is or where we’re from, we need to support each other.  Because at the end of the day, WE ARE ALL BABES!!

Outfit Details:

Who says you can’t make activewear look pretty?  I’ve chosen to style my “Brunette” sweater with my faux-leather micro-pleated skirt from Winners.  I wanted to step out of the box and demonstrate that activewear doesn’t always have to be styled with leggings or distressed jeans and sneakers.  Granted, the athleisure look is absolutely adorable too BUT… if you’re looking for alternative styling options, this is a great look.  The denim jacket lends a casual element and plays up the color tones in my floral print Manolos.  And the overall ensemble offers a balance of contrast, texture and pattern.  It’s feminine and fun, and perfect for a Valentine’s Day brunch date with your BFF!  Can you imagine…how cute it would be if you and your girl-gang each rocked a different BRUNETTE The Label sweater at brunch? (I die!!)

Here are some of my other favorite styles: Blonde, Boss Babe, Babes Who Brunch, Babes Supporting Babes…the list goes on!).

Happy Friday, Everyone!  And in case you didn’t know, we’re having a Valentine’s girls night in at the studio on Feb 14.

Here are all the details:


Date: Wednesday, February 14

Time: 5pm – 9pm

Location: Nadia Albano Style Inc (#4-1874 W. 1st Ave)

Fee: $20 per person

RSVP: or call 604-682-3016

Bring your best gal-pal on a date to our studio in Kits and experience a night of beauty, bubbly and pampering with our #NAStyleInc. Team!  Event includes:

  • Your choice of 1 of 3 makeup demos (sultry eyes, red lip or glowy skin
  • Your choice of 1 of 3 hairstyles (love knot, french fishtale or curled and tousled)
  • A chance to enter our “I Love my Bestie” Grand Prize Giveaway!