About Me



My name is Hillary Gail Stewart.

I'm a midnight cupcake eating, skinny dipping, flower child, dancing queen, stargazing trouble making fashion journalist. Now that is what I like to call an introduction!



 I am a fashion addict! I love trying new styles and playing with make-up. Playing dress-up never truly ends. My go-to outfit is a feminine dress with combat boots or cowboy boots. I enjoy vintage shopping and taking inspiration from everything and everywhere.

This blog is my outlet for creativity and is basically an online diary. I touch on non-fashion/beauty related subjects such as Environmental Awareness, Animal Activism, Bullying, Money Solutions, and just personal lifestyle things. I have a series on Confessions of a Shopaholic, where I help you with your money and shopping woes. Eco-Style where I give you ideas for environmental and animal friendly beauty and style products.


 I've got dreams of macarons, tall buildings, a colourful pastel apartment with black and white photos on the walls and a walk in closet full of pretty dresses. I'm in love with the fashion of the classic 1950's, mod 1960's, free-spirited 1970's, goth 1980's, grunge 1990's, and cyber-chic 2000s.


One day, I am going to live in France, and ride a Vespa while wearing vintage Dior and combat boots.

Fashion is a magical thing, and can transform you completely. 


Let's connect! 

 


FAQ's

Some questions are answered below, there are also various blog posts full of Q&A's for you!

Questions Hardly Asked
The Proust Questionnaire

I tend to receive the same questions, so I thought "why not start a FAQ's page!", so here it is! I enjoy receiving your questions, and I'll always try to answer them the best I can.

Describe your personal style and its influences / inspiration.
My personal style is very eclectic. It can change day by day. One day I can be very relaxed and wear a oversized sweater, leather leggings and booties. The next day I will wear combat boots, a feminine dress, a fur jacket, and a cool clutch. It is all based on my mood. I get influenced by everything. Magazines, TV shows, influential people, celebrities, movies, models, street style... it's hard not to be influenced on a daily basis! 

What do you want to do/accomplish in the next 10 years?
I want to accomplish so much, I take things day by day. If it's meant to be - it will happen!

How did you first get interested in fashion and why is it important?
I have always been interested in fashion! I remember things I wore as a child, I remember putting together my own outfits...It is important to me because it is how I express myself. 
 
What are your greatest passions?
  I have many passions. Fashion is top of the list for sure. But as I learn new things, I become passionate about more and different things everyday.

Favorite designers and places to shop?
  Balmain, Milly, Alice + Olivia, Kate Spade, Chanel, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Westwood, and The Row are some of my go-to designers.
I really enjoy shopping at vintage and thrift stores; you never know what kind of things you will find! It's like a treasure hunt. I love buying clothing that has been lived in, that tells a story. I frequently shop online, that's where I find the things I cherish most. eBay and Etsy hold some very special items if you take the time to look!

Most loved/used item in your closet?
The most used item in my closet is my black leather jacket. It goes with everything. It looks like the Balenciaga quilted jacket seen on Kristen Stewart, except mine is Joe Fresh - I wear it all the time.  My most loved item is my grandmother's vintage Chanel jacket that she handed down to me. It's irreplaceable and so timeless.

What is your next must have purchase?
Balenciaga Derby Booties (which are now in my closet!)
 
Are there any fashion icons or famous people whose style you admire?
My main style icons are my Grandmother, Nanny and my Mom. They raised me and I always look up to them. Their individual styles were what influenced me at such a young age, they're why I love fashion so much!

Icon wise, I adore Camilla Belle, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Blair Waldorf (character from Gossip Girl), Chloe (character from Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23) Edie Sedgwick, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor...

What is the ultimate showpiece in your closet?
I have a beautiful vintage Chanel jacket and vintage dress from my Nanny from the 50's, a leather jacket from my Grandmother, and various dresses that I just am obsessed with. My Manolo Blahnik's from Sex and the City are pretty special, as are my Christian Louboutin Studded booties.

Who are your favorite actresses? 
Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Sandra Bullock, Betty White, Audrey Hepburn, Krysten Ritter, Camilla Belle...