Saturday, July 31, 2010

Introducing: Richelle Hunter!

Meet one of my genuinely favorite people, Richelle Hunter. Richelle is an extremely talented fashion designer. She has designed and sewed the garments that this post features. I love her light, feminine style which always enhances the female form, and I am sure you will to! Scroll to see some of her lovely creations!
Lovely lace.
This pink skirt is adorned with pearly buttons, upping the glamour almost instantly.
This skirt is a full lenth shot of the skirt above.
Feathers on a beautiful dress with a Singer dress form in the background.
The feathers at the bottom of this piece add a feminine, fun touch.
Richelle at work.This dress boasts a dramatic train, creating instant movement on the lower half of the dress.
Beautiful stripe detailing on the fabric.
Full length shot of the dress crafted with the striped fabric.
Richelle smoothing out the hem of this dress for this photograph.
This is one of my favourite dresses from the collection. The bow adds a sweet, girly touch, and the pattern on the fabric makes the dress more interesting with enhanced visual appeal. Truth be told, I love them all. I wish I could own all of the Richelle Hunter pieces!The pleat detailing, ruffles, and two different kinds of stripes are lovely.Sweet.This is a full lenth shot of this dress. The detail photographs can be seen above.
How beautiful is the flower detailing on the right shoulder of this dress? The pleats and gathers go so nicely with the detail.
A closeup shot of this beautiful gown.

This dress is so glamourous!

If you see what you like, please contact Richelle to place an order via email on her blog ( You will be amazed with this girl's talent! Even after months of meeting Richelle, I am!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Hi loves,
How are you all doing?
I hope you are having a lovely summer, and are able to relax some. I am just finishing up an online course in order to attend college in the Fall, so for me it has been all go, go, go!

One thing that you may not know about me is that I love to bake. Eating sweet treats is definitely fun!

What I baked this morning where Blueberry Streusel Muffins, using
this scrumtious recipe from This site offers a vast array of delicious recipes for baked goods including muffins, cakes, cookies, and much more!
Super fresh blueberries. The recipe said you could use fresh or frozen. I used a combination, and my muffins turned out phenomenally!
Lemon used for lemon rind in the recipe.
I just love when things I bake turn out!
I may have eaten more than one ;)
Jill Xo

Thursday, July 15, 2010

When I took a bite out of the Big Apple:

Hello all!
I recently took a glorious trip to the Big Apple. It was AH-MAY-ZING! My trip to the City was from Thursday, July 8, to Saturday, July 10th. If you are planning a trip to NYC, I would totally recommend that you go for more than 48 hours, unless you have specific time limit in which you are forced to travel.

This is me at our hotel Renaissance Hotel 57 New York which was so glamourous, before we went to Teen Vogue.

And let me just tell you about my first ever magazine tour experience. I think this deserves a post in its own? I'd say. Stay tuned. I have a LOT to write about my visit!

Shirt/Banana Republic Spring/Summer 2010
Wristlet/ Coach (real, obviously, as I do not support counterfeit goods... Fakes Are Never In Fashion).

This is a picture of the most delicious piece of bread I have ever tasted in my life from the BLT Steak restaurant. It had a crispy shell and inside was the most fluffy bread baked with an egg and gruyere cheese. Talk about HEAVEN on Earth!
This is a picture I took of our hotel's interior decoration in the lounge area. It was so funky and cool. The hotel had a stylish boutique theme. Another shot of the lounge area in our hotel. I thought these lights were the coolest ever! They reminded me of pink jellyfish you usually see in cartoony movies.

This is a typical tourist (and I hope that someday I do not just to be a tourist in NYC) shot of me in Little Italy eating scrumptious mango gelati. Oh, the joys of mango gelato!
More hotel decor. Doesn't that pillow and the style of the chair just make you want to run over to this chair, jump, and sit on it?!
Cool little blown glass looking decorations in the lobby of the hotel.
This is a picture that I look from the hotel's rooftop. It had a surreal view. I like this picture because you can see the Empire State building and I like the angular and linear lines in this photograph, and the way it looks like you can walk off of this patio and be in any of the buildings in this photograph.
This sign was located JUST outside of our hotel. I like the way the silver reflects the buildings across the street.
This marble floor was located in the hallway in our hotel leading to the rooftop view of lovely NYC.
I just had to include one picture of a famous NYC yellow taxicab. I thought the Lola Marc Jacobs advertisement suited the fashion nature of this blog quite nicely (although I neither photographed or was involved with the production of the ad. All props go to Marc and his team of talented workers.
So long, NYC. I love and loved you. Hopefully I will see you again soon!
Jill Xo

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


This is my friend Sarah. I saw this picture of her on Facebook, and it left me no choice but to post it! I love this kind of picture. I love Sarah's hairstyle in this photo. I love her glasses in this picture. Finally, I love how her denim-looking blouse is paired with a lace shirt underneath to creat a semi-menswear but too girly to be menswear vibe.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Makeup Artist Michelle Los

Hi guys and dolls,
I just finished having a strawberries and cream soy frappuccino with Michelle Los, and let me tell you! If ever need to get my makeup done, she will be the one! If any of you beauts are in need of a makeup artist, let Michelle be the one. Michelle is one of the most beautiful, lovely, and talented makeup artists I know.