The MJ Elle

I’m M.J., a born and raised Torontonian, Freelance Writer and Dog Mom. I’m also a Content Creator and Owner of The M.J. Elle, a Toronto lifestyle blog.

I began creating visual content in late 2014 as a way to channel my creativity after a health condition put a hard stop on my career. By mid-2016 I started to get questions on the brands I was working with, beauty routines I was following and outfits I was wearing, I saw the need to create more than just visuals. I decided to start blogging that fall as a way to share even more content and recommendations with my friends and followers.

The M.J. Elle is a lifestyle blog that focuses on beauty and style while also sharing some of the other things in my life like food + drink, travel, home decor and more… The M.J. Elle is where I highlight the brands, products and services that I trust and love, while also being able to share my personal experiences and inspire my readers.​​​

I’m also a currently Contributor for Style Nine To Five, a boutique recruiting agency and job board specializing in careers and internships within the world of style in Canada and New York. You can find my style picks, career advice and articles on industry professionals on their blog weekly.​​


The Mjelle, Them Jelle…? It’s The M.J. Elle.

M.J. like Jordan (or Jackson, depending on my #mood) and Elle like the magazine. I wish I had a really crazy, creative story behind the name but the truth is, I don’t.

The M.J. Elle started as my social media handle in 2008-2009 that wasn’t taken and could be used across various platforms, while still remaining relevant to me. My full name is Marie-Joëlle Gabrielle, so I simply took my Initials M.J. and the ending of my middle name, Elle.


The M.J. Elle is a personal reflection of my tastes, opinions and thoughts, I strive to share products, services and information that only I myself trust and use.

I do however collaborate and form long-term partnerships with brands on occasion for visual and written content, and does receive products, services and payments in exchange for these features. You will always receive a 100% authentic and honest opinion from me, and I will always disclose when a product or service is sponsored.​

With that being said, if you’d like to collaborate or would like more information on a product or service I’ve shared, feel free to get in touch here!