I recently had the opportunity to chat with designer Jill Stuart. I've always been a true admirer of her designs, brand, and fashion sense. For some of you who may not know, Jill began working at the age of 15 designing jewelry which was sold at Bloomingdale's. I find her work ethic extremely inspirational. It's interesting how we can admire certain fashions created by a designer and then upon meeting the designer in person one can actually love their collections even more. At that point, everything comes together and becomes real.
With the temperatures warming up today in the city, it's safe to say that many of us now have the Spring season on our minds. When I spoke with Jill she was dressed in a great sleek slack, black jacket, and a fabulous black-patent platform pump with ankle straps. She spoke about how pastels, keeping it light, easy and comfortable is her style aesthetic this season. "There are a lot of prints for Spring, " she added. Jill also spoke about her admiration of vintage fashions! One of her favorite vintage shops is actually her very own shop in Soho; with vintage fashions being sold downstairs and her Jill Stuart collection sold upstairs. She also shared some of her favorite places in the city to purchase amazing vintage fashions other than her own shop including Resurrection and New York Vintage. Jill custom creates all of the prints that are on her clothing. The prints reflect a feeling of whimsy that beauties such as socialite Olivia Palermo love to wear. Sitting front row at her New York Fashion Week Shows are Emma Roberts and Jaime King --just to name a few devotees. Besides finishing off your look with a stylish platform shoe, Jill also suggests topping off your look with Jill Stuart lipstick 06 in "Little Lady Pink" for the perfect pout. Spring is airy, flirty, feminine and filled with candy colors this season! Shift dresses, pastel pants paired with a fun printed blouse, sexy shorts that transition from day to night all make this collection ultra-appealing!
Fun fashion fact: The film "Clueless" featured many of the designs from her first sportswear collection fueling her notoriety and international fame.