Ilona Royce Smithkin Celebrates Her 93rd Birthday

Advanced Style’s resident fairy godmother and dear friend Ilona Royce Smithkin turns 93
years old today!!! Ever since I  first spotted her in the West Village
four years ago, my world has become full of color, laughter, and
wonderful times. Ilona has taught me that everything in a life is a bonus and that we must celebrate and look for beauty in the most unexpected places. She kicks off her 93rd birthday with a performance at Joe’s Pub on Saturday, with musician Kenyon Phillips(For Tickets CLICK HERE). Let’s all celebrate today and wish Ilona Royce Smithkin a wonderful and joy filled Happy Birthday!!!

  • Ilona has become such a big inspiration for my life. I talked about her yesterday and she crosses my mind at least once a week. Every time I feel weak, every time I think that this life just rushes by and that we live in a society that just treasures the young, I grow calm and I remember that age is really just a definition of my own thoughts. When I feel stuck, when I am not nice to myself, when I think that I am small and insignificant, I start to grow old. I get stiff. Ilona is a bright and young soul, she enjoys life so very much and she has her focus on things that are good for her. So right now I´m 27, I know I still have a lot to learn, but there are so many great things that she taught me ever since I found her in one of her vidoes on youtube. Thank you for sharing her with us here, with the world and thank you for inspiring me to keep up. One step at a time.

    Greetings from Vienna,


  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday Ilona! You are my inspiration!

  • Happy Birthday, Ilona! I love her…her spirit shines through every photo you post of her. She inspires me!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ilona!! Have yourself a wonderful day. I just love how you bring color to this world and of course I thank Ari for having introduced you to us all. You are a magnet of life. God Bless You!

    Thanks for sharing Ari.

  • Happy birthday, beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday, Ilona! To many more . . .

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday, Ilona! To many more . . . Thank you for reminding us to celebrate always.

  • Ilona has me so excited about every day of my life. I'm no longer afraid of getting older. Happy Birthday lovely!

  • Happy Birthday llona! I enjoy every single time that Ari features you!
    Art by Karen

  • Rebecca

    Happy Birthday to a beautiful woman who brings joy to us all.
    I hope your special day is filled with happiness and fun!

  • Amazing style.

    Kiss from Manual Fashion.

  • Happy Birthday, Ilona! You don't know me, but I LOVE YOU.

  • Redhead to redhead I love ya sister! Happy Birthday fiery beauty!

  • I wish you a very Happy Birthday! You truly make this world a much brighter place, and your spirit is so inspiring.

  • Happy Birtday Ionia. Your beauty and color are my sunshine and rainbow.

  • VA-VA-VOOM !!!!! You're an Aries….just like me!

  • Happy Birthday Ilona Hope your having a wonderful day, you are a true inspiration for staying forever youthful and beautiful.
    Very best wishes

  • The happiest of birthdays to a legend 🙂 xoxoxox

  • Happy Birthday Ms. Smithking…looking good 😀

  • Happy Birthday! So much joy in you, I love it!

  • Wonderful photos!

    Happy Birthday Ilona!!!

  • hApPy BiRthDaY Ilonna! You're a beautiful inspiration. I love you in the videos; your voice and wisdom brighten my day 🙂 Have a lovely day!

  • Happy birthday Ilona!! Thank you for sharing your sparkling energy with us.

  • Ilona – You have no idea how many peoples lives you touch. Congratulations and best wishes for many more birthdays! Keep on rockin' in the free world, woman. We love you.

  • melissaczca

    What a beautiful, joyous lady!

  • Illona our angel . . . wishing you a wonderful birthday and so many more to come. Thank you for sharing your delightful self with us all. You leave us breathless and happier. Kisses and Smiles.

  • Happy birthday x
    your blog is amazing you look so colorful and vibrant.
    How ever you celebrate you birthday i hope you do it with a full heart and a big smile x

  • Lynne97060

    Happy, happy birthday Ilona! You are an inspiration to me and a reminder that color and smiles make the day a brighter place.

  • She's so beautiful!!! Happy Birthday Ilona…keep 'em coming so we can see your wonderful style for a long time yet! :o)

  • Anonymous

    happy, happy birthday, and many happy, healthy returns!

    thank you for sharing your smile and your light with us!


  • Happy Birthday Ilona! You are my constant inspiration.

  • I want to be just like this lady when I grow old;)


  • She is so lovely. I hope to be that vibrant and full of life at her age.

  • Anonymous

    I know I am a little late, but I hope you had the happiest of birthdays Ilona! You inspire so many, I feel my life will be improving so greatly as I grow older just because of knowing you exist so joyfully. Thank you to Ari for this blog as well. I hope today has been another fabulous day for me.

  • her eyelashes are fabolous! 😀

  • so lovely and lively. im glad i came across your blog. i have never smiled soo much at any ones pictures. they are so fresh and wonderful. i wish i could see such pretty women everyday around me who are stylish at this age too. its rare!