Ilona in Provincetown

I’m finally back in New York after a summer of traveling and fun. This weekend I had the chance to visit the fantastic Ilona Royce Smithkin in Provincetown, where she spends the summer. I got some great shots of Ilona on her balcony overlooking the water. At 90 years old, Ilona is an inspiration to all. She is a fearless lover of life and a great artist and performer. I hope to have as much energy and creativity when I am her age! Do you have any older people in your life that inspire you? If so, email me their stories along with some photos to Advancedstyleinfo@gmail.com, and the might just appear on Advanced Style.
  • i love your blog and this pic i u have reali captured this womans spirit

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  • What an absolutely splendid photograph ! She's beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    ari, your photographs are getting better&better

  • I just love her! I hope I am like this at 90…
    Have a great week,
    Nathalie

  • Seeing Ilona makes me so happy inside! Love her bright colors; you go girl!

  • Anonymous

    She is incredibly inspiring AND beautiful !!!!!

  • Ilona + P-Town = Heavenly!
    Ari, this MADE my day. She is a "fearless lover of life" indeed. I still carry her words in my head, a sort of mantra to help me make the most of every moment: "Don't buy green bananas!"

    🙂
    Love to her, and you!
    Jean

  • 90?! Go Ilona!

  • What a marvellous blog! I'll have to persuade my 88 year old mom to pucker up for the camera.

  • barbara@mdcresearch.com

    I LOVE your blog. I am 70 years of age and all about style. I do not have a home computer at this time but if and when I do I want to be part of your Advanced Style and send you pics.

    I work for an independent research consulting firm in Portland, Oregon and study classical ballet 6 days a week for my chosen form of exercise. In my spare time I have fun creating fantastic looks for myself.

    You are the BEST for creating this blog!!!!!

  • May we all wear such bold colors in our ninth decade!

  • woahhhh super colorfull, you'll love my newest post!

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