Glitter Girl makes Jacaranda Jill sparkle again for the Grafton Jacaranda Festival
By Glitter Girl
Back in 2019 we were saddened to hear vandals had set fire to Jacaranda Jill’s skirt late one night during the festival events.
The Festival organisers put a call out on their Facebook page asking for donations to help to rebuild Jaca Jill back to her former glory.
Here at Glitter girl, we jumped at the chance and added a quick comment of “If you need any glitter, please let us know”
12 months down the track and we are so please to let all of our followers know, we will be supplying all of the glitter needed to make Jacaranda Jill Sparkle once again.
Originally from the Opening ceremony at the Sydney Olympics back in 2000 designed by Brian Thomson where he designed 17 Cupie Dolls.
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It’s been a long road to get the Jacaranda Festival’s iconic “Jacaranda Jill” kewpie doll back to life, but with the help of a range of volunteers, including an enterprising 13-year-old, she’s getting ready to sparkle again.
The rebuilding of the doll was necessary, after she was set on fire in her debut year in 2019, the story reaching all the way to the Gold Coast to then 10-year-old Sophia Rizzo.
Sophia had already made waves in the world, creating her own company Glitter Girl at the age of 9, and saw the sad story of the burnt doll on Facebook.
“We’ve got friends in Grafton, and we always come down to the races, and we saw the story of how it was burned,” Sophia’s mum and now one of five Glitter Girl employees Megan Rizzo said.
“We just put a comment up that if they needed any help get in touch.”
Glitter Girl was launched in 2016 by a (then) 9-year-old Aussie girl with a love of all things sparky who dared to dream up a brand that was truly inspiring and magical.
With the goal of sparking joy, providing inspiration, and encouraging creativity while being environmentally mindful, Glitter Girl created a range of ethically sourced and eco-friendly make-up and glitter products for all sparkle lovers.
In a few short years, with the help of family, the Glitter Girl brand has blossomed into a multi-faceted business supplying loose eco glitter, vegan and cruelty free make-up and sparkly accessories to customers all around the world and more than 60 retail stockists across Australia and New Zealand.
The Glitter Girl ‘Wearable happiness’ fashion range was launched in 2021. As with all her products, Glitter Girl only works with factory partners that uphold sustainable and ethical practices and have globally recognised certifications to ensure Glitter Girl products are made with respect for the environment and in ethical working conditions.
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