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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ilona Royce Smithkin's Advice for a Rainy Day

When I need a little bit of cheering up I call up my great friend Ilona Royce Smithkin. She always has the best advice and helps me to put things into perspective. The other day we were having lunch and I was showing her  all the comments on a post I had done about her. She loves the fact that she can share her lifetime of experience with others. Ilona is an artist, a teacher, and a style icon. She wanted to share a few words with anyone who is having a hard day, so we made the short video above. If you want to tell Ilona anything feel free to comment here or on my facebook site HERE .

23 comments:

Anna Schüler said...

she looks great. I've just changed the color of my hair from red to black, but when I see this......

Melissa said...

Ilona, you are such a joy to watch on this video, I bet you make people smile everywhere you go. Thank you for showing us how to stay youthful.

Melissa said...

Was that a gun shot at about 2:20-2:22?

FairyFiligree said...

Thank you Ilona - Many warm hugs to you too.

Georgene Lockwood said...

I must tell you how much I enjoy following your blog. I'm "only" 61 and these ladies have inspired me to be more adventurous. I love their plucky spirit. Ilona was an especially delightful personality. Thank you so much!

theblackacanthus.com said...

Ilona is joyous to behold. I would love to meet her.

Gloria said...

Thanks Ilona for your great smile and happy day wishes. Ari thank you for sharing this video and making us all happy. Regards to the beautiful lady. Have a great day.::waving to Ilona::

SymbioticLife said...

That was the best, most joyous, spirited thing I've seen all day. When I'm 90, I hope to be just as spirited.

Anonymous said...

I just love her....I want to have lunch with her too!

Connie Nobbe said...

I wish I knew her personally! She is so sweet and inspiring!

DalaLuz said...

Thank you so much Ilona, for making it such a colorful world, you truly light up my day!

Victoria said...

Love her style. The fabrics on the garments she so briefly showed was awesome. I don't have quite as much jewels, clothing and color, but the sad thing that crosses my mind sometimes is giving everything I do have a turn at wearing, but afraid I won't fit it all in during my lifetime or maybe I just need to get out more and flaunt what I have :)Now that would be fun!

Rebecca said...

What a delightful video - I absolutely adore Ilona. I just ordered the Advanced Style book and can't wait until April!!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved to learn from Ilona! She is an inspiration. I need more color in my wardrobe!! Live on, Ilona!!

Margaret in Boston

Payton said...

I was going through a rough patch a few months ago when I stumbled across Ilona's videos. I found her so inspiring and her advice just made sense at the time. She always brightens my day.

fsshion woman said...

haha,,nice

chibiwow said...

Truly uplifting glad I've stumbled upon this blog. I can relate a lot from my experiences just by seeing that video. :D

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Feda said...

she's so beautiful inside and out! I feel the same way about fashion and personal style! thank you Ilona for helping us out in our rainy days :)

Tamari said...

I admire this woman so much... wish i'd meet her on New York streets one day.

Faby said...

She's gorgeous!! I love her style, so edgy

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I love her eyes!

Kate's Interests said...

Seeing these georgeous women has impressed me to acquire what they already possess. I am impressed to have the joy, freedom, laughter, expression and especially the colors. I have started my search as I write. I will be 80 this summer so I am more than ready to enjoy life as they do. Thanks Ari for publishing your book and giving us a chance to glimps a bit of these women. We are the world!

Anonymous said...

Love her so much.....

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