Ilona Royce Smithkin

I know we have seen a lot of Ilona these days but she never ceases to amaze me. The other day she called me to let me know that she had made the most marvelous creation. When I arrived at her apartment she told me, ” I found the most wonderful scarf today, which I sewed together to make into a dress with matching scarf.” Read more about how Ilona’s style relates to her artistic practice in a post I did about her for The New Museum Blog
including the video below.

Here is Ilona performing this summer in Provincetown:

  • "I hope you get the chance to see Ilona walking down the street some day." OH, HOW I wish I could have that chance! Till then, thank you for EVERY video of her you make and pass on for me! I love Ilona!

  • sandra

    I have watched the movie about "Ilona Upstairs" twice–with more viewings on the way. She is just an inspiring person. I love Ilona–freedom is written all over her heart and spirit. Ilona I love your new design. Thank you for sharing it with us. You've got style. Work it!

  • Ilona is a fantastic lady, life's to short to not live it to the fullest..ohh by the way, when I'm here..would you like to swap links with my sites; one is a fashion blog and the other for youg fashion talents that want to learn more on how to become a fashion designer:

    All the best and keep on posting/Alice

  • Oh, what a fabulous lady!

  • Wow….super…

  • Beautiful ensemble!

  • Beautiful ensemble! and so creative, I love it!

  • Ilina is sooo classy !! a lot of "charme", and chic

  • I met Ilona three years ago when she came down to SC to teach oil painting classes. She is a wonderful woman, full of energy, life, and a wonderful spirit. Everyone who meets her has their life enriched by the experience.

    Judy H.

  • The hat factor is off the chain. Man, I love this woman!