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nadia albano style inc.
Unit 100 – 825 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 4K9,
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Happy Fall/Winter! I’d like to start off by expressing my
heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your business over
the years. Your loyalty and support means so much and
it’s so fulfilling to know that when I come to work, I get to
spend my time with people like you! It’s pretty awesome,
actually! I really couldn’t ask for better clients, friends and
family! “THANK YOU!”
On that note, there are so many cool and exciting
things happening at Style Inc., so I created this
newsletter to keep you all in the loop. I know that you
get a ton of emails in your inbox and that your time is
important, so I promise to only send you things when I
have something really great to share.
Thanks again for you time and feel free to get in touch
if you have any questions.
Twitter: @NadiaAlbano #Nadittude
Facebook: Nadia Albano Style Inc.
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Fashion and Beauty…
I had the pleasure of working with Malene Grotrian,
and her fabulous team, on the ad campaign for
her Fall/Winter 2012/13 Collection. We worked
together on several events including the “Luxury &
Supercar Weekend 2012”, as well as her fashion
presentation “New Heights”, at Performance Works
on Granville Island. Congrats, Malene, on all your
Mana Monsur, host of “West Coast Style” on Shaw
TV, invited me to join her as she presented Fall 2012
fashion and beauty trends at Pacific Center’s “Style
Bar”. It was a great crowd and we shared tons of
easy-to-try beauty and style tips and tricks! Thanks
again, Mana! Can’t wait to work with you again!
Vancouver Community College presented the “Fiat
Mode Fashion Show” at the Italian Cultural Center,
and Style Inc. was there to help! We saw some
great fashions on the runway and showcased some
very cool hair and makeup looks of our own!
Thanks to everyone, especially the students of the
VCC Makeup Artistry Certificate Program, for
The Proposal, on Show TV, makes its debut on Oct
15, 2012 and I’m making some cameo
appearances!:) Hosts Sarah Groundwater-Law
and Aubrey Arnason, who are also the fun and
playful duo behind The Wedding Bells, have
sought my help, in the beauty and style
department, on a few episodes. Stay tuned for
some fun stuff! Thank you, Ladies!
I’m proud to be carrying Mint Brushes, By
Eman, at Style Inc. I am the first retailer to
carry the professional grade makeup brushes
and would love for you to stop in and test
them out for yourself. Prices range from $13-$19.
The “Bling Boutique Bridal Show” at the Rosewood
Georgia Hotel, presented by Harumi Suzuki, was
beautiful and the turn out was fantastic! My team
and I had a great time chatting with new brides
and industry pros; not to mention, grooving to the
funky music and posing for pics at the photo
booth!:) Speaking of which… I’d like to introduce
you to my lovely assistants, aka: “Nadia’s Angels”
Cathy, aka: “Cat”, is my hair Houdini! Cat has been
training along-side me this past summer and boy, can
this girl work the hair! She’s magical and is always willing
to learn new things! You’re my uber stylish little
Silvia is a perfectionist and keeps me organized. She’s
all about the details! This girl’s got mad skills: a
Makeup Artist, Skincare Specialist, Retail Manager,
Marketing and Event Planner; she’s a powerhouse
and get’s things done!
So happy to have you on board, Ladies…you…
Save the Date…
Nov 4, 2012: “Crème de la Crème Grand Bridal
Showcase”. Soha Lavin, of CountDown Events, is
presenting this lavish bridal show at the Four
Seasons Hotel. I attend every year, and this time,
I’ll be taking part in the show. If you haven’t
already purchased your tickets, please do so
and stop in for a visit. You don’t want to miss out!
Nov 30 – Dec 9: I am going to be away on a
working-vaca! Be sure to pre-book your
appointments or call me to make special
New Hours of Operation…
With so many exciting projects coming up, I need
to free up some time. Starting January 2013, the
studio hours have been altered, and services will
continue to be by appointment. Hours of
Sunday – Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Friday: 10am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
The Province Newspaper
Check out my Makeover column in the Province
Newspaper every Sunday on page B7. I’m so
excited to be a part of The Province team and
produce some eye-catching transformations.
Hope you enjoy!
Perfect Wedding Magazine
Pick up the Fall/Winter 2012/13, Perfect Wedding
Magazine, ”Carnival” edition. I LOVE this cover!
Take a peek at the hair collection I designed for the
shoot, “The Hish”, and much more, in the feature
editorial. Gracias, Claudia Torres and Gordon S.
Cooper, for inviting me to take part in the making
of “Carnival”! On newsstands now!
To be continued in 2013…
I’ve had the privy of working with some V.I P
(Very Inspiring People), too many to name. A big
THANK YOU, again, to all my industry friends who
have made 2012 so amazing!
If you, or someone you know, is getting married,
deserves a makeover or could use a little
Nadittude, I’d love to hear from you!:)
Life Studios Inc is a boutique Cinematography and Photography Studio comprised of a team of artists where each one brings their individual expertise and flair to the creative process of capturing your Wedding with Contemporary elegance.
Together we have a combined total of more than 20 years of experience ranging from Cinematography, Photography, Fashion, Sound Engineering and Broadcast.
Our heart is to capture the couple’s distinctive style by using a Contemporary Cinematic approach. We are not afraid to step out of the box of average and into the world of creativity to give each couple something that is unique.
Anyone can pick up a camera, but to fashion a piece of art takes much more than merely shooting and filming. We will meet with you and your partner to get to know you and your desired style of cinematography and photography. We aim to showcase every detail of your special day that you will cherish for years to come.
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I had the pleasure of meeting Manuel Mota – the creative designer for Pronovias. It was the launch party for the 2013 collections in Barcelona and I showed him the editorial about him in Perfect Wedding Magazine. He was very, very happy to see it and absolutely loves the magazine. Clara Couture, besides making custom designed gowns, also carries a large selection of Pronovias and Manuel Mota gowns. Please come by and try on some dresses that will make you feel like a Princess!
EYES OF LE STAGE PHOTOGRAPHY
With a love of photographing weddings Suzanne considers it an honour to be invited to share part of a couple’s special day. Capturing the true essence of your wedding day in a quiet graceful manner, watching for wonderful spontaneous moments of joy and emotion while also paying attention to the essential details. Looking through her lens with artistic vision and a sensitive heart, cherished moments of the bride and groom’s are theirs forever.
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Culinary Capers Sweet Summer Splurges
Summer is here and without a doubt this year’s trend for Culinary Capers Catering’s desserts is the threeDs - Downsized, Deconstructed, and Dessert Flights. Petite desserts are going strong for west coast summer entertaining – we love them because they are a perfectly elegant bite (or two!) of fruit decadence and almost guilt-free.
Dessert Spoons have layers of delicate flavours in one-bite.
Dessert Flights are an affordable luxury for those who want a showstopper at the end of the meal. Here is a Summer Trio Dessert with lime pot de crème with honey tuile; raspberry lemon shortcake; shot of local BC rhubarb and vanilla bean panna cotta.
Traditional comfort made new again.
Shot of Strawberry Rhubarb Fool
rhubarb strawberry compote and vanilla Chantilly cream
Sweet Cones- We love them because they are pretty, yummy, versatile and easy to eat. Nothing says summer more than petite cones. They are the perfect size whether you want to sample different flavour combinations or just want a small bite of decadence. Miniature ice cream cones that come in three cone flavours – strawberry, vanilla and chocolate - topped with your choice of four house-made ice cream flavours in vanilla bean, dark chocolate, strawberry and caramel.
Macaron mania is still going strong but we’ve re-imagined different ways to present our house-made colourful delights such as filling them with fresh berries, vanilla bean crème diplomat and a dusting of lustre to add sparkle.
Petite Fours - we have ampted up these bite-sized tiny cakes with Italian buttercream and adorned with white chocolate edible flower.
Whimsical Classics for the kid in all of us that never goes out of style such as pink cotton candy, house-made marshmallows and fresh BC berry white chocolate pop tarts.
Here is a sneak peak for Fall…Canelés – If you haven’t had one of these delicious little gems you haven’t lived. A pastry native to Bordeaux, France, are poised to be the new new cupcake. They’re the perfect confection: crispy and caramelized outside, soft and custardy inside.
I’ve been asked to post information on how to shoot editorial for Perfect Wedding Magazine. The reality is this information should be used to shoot any image, whether it be fashion, commercial products or scenery but you need to remember the one golden rule: shoot loose!
is a term I use when explaining to other photographers how to crop photos. It is so important that there is enough ‘extra’ space around the image so the image can be adjusted and cropped for the page size. These days I see many new photographers shooting images full frame, meaning their ‘works of art’ are shot by composing exactly what the see in their viewfinder as the final crop – edge to edge to edge to edge.
I can tell these photographers to compose a shot to use as an 8×10 and I bet most of them won’t have any idea of how to compose for this finished size format.
A lot of the time I have to recreate backgrounds and edges for the images shot by other photographers just to fill the page without chopping off the top or bottom of the photo, just because it was shot too tight.
I’ll be posting more info on the different aspects to consider when shooting for a magazine, so check back soon.
Gordon S. Cooper
Photographer, Art Director and Editor for Perfect Wedding Magazine
Vancouver, BC – Ganache Pâtisserie is pleased to announce its newest creations for this year’s Spring-Summer 2012 menu. Pamplemousse Litchi et Rose ($5.95) surrounds a lychee-rose water cremeux centre with a bittersweet Campari parfait, blood orange madeleine sponge and lychees. As the Concorde Framboise goes on hiatus for the summer, it inspires a new version of the classicGâteau St. Honoré. St. Honoré Chocolat Framboise ($5.95) takes the classic construction of puff and choux pastry and fills them with dark chocolate raspberry mousseline and a layer of moist chocolate cake while a crown of fresh raspberries encircles a bed of vanilla chantilly cream with a chocolate-dipped profiterole on top. Pistache Matcha Cerise ($5.95) combines a pure pistachio mascarpone cream with layers of lemon-yuzu ladyfinger sponge and a central core consisting of a matcha cheesecake and morello cherry gelée. Dacquoise aux Caramel et Poire ($5.95) offers a multilayer foundation of maple pecan dacquoise banded with salted caramel mousseline and spiced pear ganache while spiced poached pears decorate the top. An evolution of a new classic, Mille Crêpe Praliné($5.95) layers delicate vanilla crêpes with alternating vanilla and praline pastry creams and a textural layer of praline crunch.
On Saturday May 12th, 2012, everyone is invited to our Yaletown location for the official launch of our Spring/Summer 2012 menu. Throughout the day, there will be samples of our newest desserts, draws for doorprizes and much more.
The entire menu, store hours and all contact information can be found online at www.ganacheyaletown.com and on our Facebook page. Or just visit Ganache at 1262 Homer Street in Yaletown to see our entire selection of chocolates, cakes and treats.
We are often asked by our clients to come up with ideas and we keep trending towards the water to play with our imagination. In our latest project, we have embraced Sol’s childhood fantasies and dreams and have started shooting mermaid sightings staring my lovely Sol as the talent .
Swimming in cenotes is always a challenge because its a bit cold, around 62 degrees… I have so much respect for Sol to be able to swim with this mermaid outfit and do it at depths of 5 -8 feet and for some distances. WOW, what a challenge! In the end, we are lucky enough to find water where the visibility is good enough and the setting fits just right so there are mysterious orbs floating around us and rays of light radiating downwards. I think the light beams become an extension to the outside world bridging our fantasy world with the real world.