Jill Bunting: Embracing Fashion, Confidence, and Individuality


July 10, 2023

Photography by: Steven Hope

An interview with the winner of Modern Luxuria’s Most Fashionable Contest

Jill Bunting

What does fashion mean to you, or your favourite fashion quote? 

Not just for fashion, but life in general: “Don’t let people’s compliments get to your head, and don’t let their criticism get to your heart.”

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Currently assisting with admin at my husband’s business, but looking forward to going back to school in the fall to complete my certification to teach English as a second language. 

Fashion Philosophy: 

My fashion philosophy has definitely evolved with age and becoming more confident and comfortable with my taste. I used to be concerned with keeping up with trends. I would compare myself to others and place too much value on external affirmation. Now I dress for myself, and I don’t compare. I still appreciate a compliment, but I don’t rely on compliments to validate my fashion sense or choices.  


Travel, pilates, reading, audiobooks, shopping (my husband doesn’t take this one seriously 😉 )

What do you love about Edmonton? 

The people, for sure! I have met so many interesting, engaging, genuine people in our city.  

Where did your passion for fashion come from? 

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t interested in clothes and fashion?!  My Dad has always loved clothes, so I guess I come by it honestly.  

Do you have favourite pieces or must-haves in your wardrobe? 

Blazers and button-downs are my must-haves. When in doubt, a blazer is my default.  

Favourite trend this season: 

I am loving puffed sleeves.

Favourite Stores:  

I can shop anywhere, but Zara, JCrew, and Anthro[pologie] would be at the top of my list.

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