Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing –  Dress: Malene Grotrian | Red Coat and Fur Stole: Vintage, Lillie Rubin | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Bag: Prada “Saffiano” Tote | Pearl Earrings: Jeweliette Jewellery, Elsa Corsi

Happy Holidays, my friends!  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the love and support you have showed me over this past year.  It’s hard to believe that we’re one week away from 2015 and I am extremely grateful for all of the amazing experiences and opportunities that 2014 has afforded me.  I’m also very excited to be ending the year with a little gratitude with #NadittudeTM, by announcing the winners of my “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway!  Thank you to all of you who participated in this Instagram and Facebook contest and a extra special THANKS to all of the contributors for your generosity and support; these gifts are SPECTACULAR!  Congratulations to the 12 winners (see below) — enjoy your gifts!

This week’s style series was inspired by my love for vintage fashion and my favorite pastime of looking through old family photo.  Every Christmas, usually after dinner, the family photos come out.  As we sift through them, we reminise of the old days, while our parents share stories of their modest upbringing, back in Italy (and Croatia).  You know, the stories “I used to walk to school up hill, both ways, in snow…” or, “12 of us lived in this little house with no running water or heat…”  It’s amazes me that although they had very little, somehow they all looked like movie stars in every photo!  I call it “Effortlessly Chic”;)  We discect these photos and determine who we look like most and which family member’s personality we inherited.  We reflect on the family and friends that are no longer with us and we eat and drink as though it will be our last meal.  I’d like to dedicate this post to a few strong, funny, classy, passionate, loving and caring women in my life (past and present) —  Nonna Beretta, my beautiful mamma, my late mother-in-law (Daga), Zia Rosetta and Strina Maria.  Thanks for always making Christmas so special for all of us and for teaching us how to always look and be classy (and a little sassy
)!

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Bag, Pranda "Soffiano", Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Bag, Prada “Soffiano” Tote, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Fur Scarf, Vintage, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Fur Scarf, Vintage, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Makeup:

Face: Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation #32 | Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage #3 | NARS Bronzing Powder “Laguna” | NARS blush “Orgasm”

Eyes: Make Up For Ever Artist  Eye Shadow #S-502 and #M-618 and #M-100 | Make Up For Ever “Aqua Eyes” #0L | Make Up For Ever “Smoky Lash” Black Mascara

Lips: Aerin Lauder Rose Balm Lipstick in “Pretty”

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Fur Scarf, Vintage, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Fur Scarf, Vintage, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Daniella Guzzo Photography

Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Dress, Malenea Grotrian, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Dress, Malenea Grotrian, Red Coat, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Dress, Malene Grotrian, Pearl Earrings, Jeweliette Jewellery, Elsa Corsi, French Roll, Retro Hair, KMS California, Daniella Guzzo Photograhy

Nadia Albano, Dress, Malene Grotrian, Pearl Earrings, Jeweliette Jewellery, Elsa Corsi, French Roll, Retro Hair, KMS California, Daniella Guzzo Photograhy

Nadia Albano, Pearl Twin-Set Studs, Jeweliette Jewellery, Elsa Corsi,  Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Pearl Twin-Set Studs, Jeweliette Jewellery, Elsa Corsi, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cabin Fever, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Cabin Fever, Daniella Guzzo Photography

 

And the Instagram winners of my “12 Days of Christmas” Giveaway are…

Daniella Guzzo Art Coasters – @pjbyron

Jeweliette Jewellery Twin-set Pear Stud Earrings – @radicalrad

Rebecca Bree Boutique & Vancouver Candle Co.”Strathcona” Candle – @dilaralit

Kardz Kouture Prints – @kmarsvic

Kiss and Makeup & Rouge Bunny Rouge Fragrance  – @melzzzzzzzz

Make Up For Ever Makeup Package  –  @satansd0ll (Jeany)

KMS California Styling Products Basket – @saucywoman

Mint Makeup Brushes –  @misstsak 

Stilla Cosmetics Care Package – @goodlifevan

Paul and Joe Care Package –  @christinadragan

Anna Sui, Sui Dreams Fregrance – @kitkatcrackerjack

Nadia Albano, Make Over – @shaunap15

 

Merry Christmas, Everyone!  Wishing you health, happiness and lots of love!

xo,