Friday, September 28, 2012

Emmy's Best Dressed

Hello, readers!

It has been a long time.

Between working on this blog, and this blog, attending fashion school,  and training for a 5K run, this blog needs some love!
I am excited to dive back in to blogging. It is time to make fashion fun again!

What a welcome back this Raf Simons for Christian Dior Couture (!!!) is! The colour evokes a major feeling of happiness, and happiness is a good thing. The colour of this dress compliments Julianne's fiery red locks. The couture shape of the skirt is beautiful, and the proportions of her body in this dress are spot on. What are your thoughts on this dress?

Let me know in the comments section below!

Jill xx

Thursday, October 27, 2011

3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2012

Was told never to apologize for not blogging, which I definitely relate to. But I promised myself I would never fail this site when I STARTED IT MORE THAN THREE YEARS AGO. Happy Birthday, The Look Book! CRAZY. How that time flies!

When this collection popped up on (late at night), I looked at it three times. In a row. That never happens. Forced myself to hop in to bed, woke up in the morning, and looked at the line 2 more times. You should probably know how I feel about this collection by now, munchkins.

A light pink tank and (probably silk) mauve slouchy love-affair-with-my-bed-kind-of-day-but-I have-to-go-to-work pants? Done.

This outfit is dreamy. The soft, wispy outlines on the edges of the white blouse assist with aforementioned dreaminess.

Can definitely picture this outfit described on an online retail site as a "play suit". When retailers list items of clothing as a "play suit" I wonder why I am so much more inclined to further investigate said item of clothing? Maybe because purchasing the item of clothing alludes to a fun time?
Also. This is (probably?) my favourite look from the whole collection?

Another favourite. This top combination will be in my wardrobe. The light orange on lavender colour is quite ethereal, mais non? The fact that Mr. Lim can remain ethereal AND futuristic at the same time amazes me. I can just picture air floating through the slits in this models pants creating an ability for her to fly. FLY... PEOPLE. FLY!

Not usually such a fan of little vests, but this number just works. When this collection was available for pre-order on Moda Operandi, blogger went NUTS.

This look is so fierce. The black with sheer-ish cream detailing on the sleeves? I VOTE YES.

A plastic-y sheer rain coat overtop a slick white pairing? A+ for you, Mr. Lim.

Those shoes are so shiny, they put Dorothy's to shame.

This colour combination just understands me.

And again...

Phillip Lim said that this collection was inspired by kites. How cool! The athletic vibes in this collection seem to be reinvented in a modern way for our times.

Another definite kite inspired dress. I want this one too.

This outfit is the most perfectperfectperfect have seen in a long time.

This collection was my favourite from all of the Spring/Summer 2012 offerings. Most certainly compared each Spring/Summer 2012 collection I viewed to this one. Phillip Lim, for me, has gone from being a "summertime phase" to a lifelong love.

So good. The slits at the front of some of the pants in this collection feel fresh, and interpreted in a modern way.

Streamlined lines always win.

I find the rounded shape of this jacket very interesting!

My (possibly?) favourite look from the collection.

Okay. I give up. I cannot choose just ONE favourite. They are all so good. The colour combination of navy blue and black is so chic. Totally Jane Keltner de Valle (Senior Fashion News Director of TEEN VOGUE.)

I love the simplicity of the flat black sandals pictured.

The print on the printed pants behind this ensemble was not my cup of tea. Not a print person, at ALL. Would be hard to be a designer because you would have to tailor your collection to meet the needs and wants of SO many people. People like prints. Am not a fan. Love the two-toned sandals.

Here is the designer himself! I love his pants. I used to have a shirt like that when I was little, only the lightness of the shirt started at the top, gradually becoming a darker pink as the shirt reached it's hem. S'called NOSTALGIA, people. Feel that it is important to include pictures of the designers when I write a post on their collection. So many times when I look at a review, or speak with people about different fashion collections, I fail to remember what the actual creator of the clothing looks like!

How awesome would it be if more designers, editors, models, and, bloggers, were on the cover of major magazines? They are quite a pretty bunch, and feel that they deserve more recognition for their hard work!

What was your favourite look from this collection?

Will try and post more about the Spring/Summer 2012 shows. School has been nuts.

<3 Jill

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chuckle Fest.

Coming back to the writing table after having started this story, I find this story hilarious. One night while commuting home on the subway, I was thinking that I would love to write. I love writing, and expressing my experiences, thoughts, and, emotions, through words. When I made it home from the rainy outdoors, write I did. Then I was thinking: UM. I have a seemingly forgotten fashion blog I have neglected because my minutes are spent creating, promoting, and blogging over here, so check it out!

Here is a pretty comical non-sartorial story for YOU:

There was a man who sitting beside me (not right beside me, but two seats away. Thank God he was not right beside me. I would have cackled with laughter. Cackled, I tell you. This man was carving a 2 by 3 inch piece of styrofoam into a shape which God only knows from what appeared to be a guitar pick. A GUITAR PICK. He was carving so intensely, and crazily, about 5 people forming a square in their seats around him (myself included) on the westbound train stared humourously, transfixed, at this mad/carving man. This man made a complete mess of his surrounded area... just before he exited the subway he quickly tidied his spot as if he was never there. Astonishing. To this day I am still amazed and wonder what that man was making from his styrofoam cube.

Don't be afraid to be yourself and do fun things on the subway. I truly think we can all take a lesson from this man.

School has started, but do you have any funny summer stories to share? Leave them in the comment box!
Hope all is well sweet cheeks. Love and miss you all. Holler.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Secrets to being a star employee?
Certainly not steaming your clothes before you arrive the office. Subway commutes and walks usually wrinkle your clothes a wee bit before you even get to the office anyway.

But rules for success:
Never be standing around doing nothing. There is ALWAYS something to do.

Everyone texts/BBMS/Pings. Its fashion, PEOPLE. What are my thoughts on this? Texting is super fashiony. If you are doing something important, do it while you are eating or on a wee break.

Arrive early and stay later than others - typical intern guidelines.

Be friendly, kind, and super hardworking... even if it takes a bit of time and other people are not this way. If you are afraid to do something (which I definitely have been) remember that everyone else also had a first time for everything like you!

Be thankful for an awesome opportunity you have been blessed with!

Saturday, May 28, 2011


You guessed it right.
Stephen and Kirk are the raddest. Also, their designs are SO swoon worthy. Clothes that make you say "I want that on my body".

<3 Jill

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guessing Game

Photography credit Laura Berry from FrontRow mag. This super glamourous outfit is from the Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show of the brand where I will be interning this summer. Any guesses as to what the brand is called?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Photo courtesty of We Heart It. I found this image of Taylor Tomasi Hill and fell in LOVE. With the bright colours, tulle poking out form the bottom of the skirt, the poppy cardigan, and studded converse, what could be more perfect?