Ilona Royce Smithkin:How to Turn an Old Umbrella Into a Stylish Accessory

Every time I visit my good friend 91 year old artist, Ilona Royce Smithkin, she has something new and exciting to show me.Whether its an umbrella that she has turned into a scarf and matching bracelet, or an old scarf made into a beautiful gown, Ilona’s creations are always colorful and creative.What is so great about Ilona’s style is that she has so much fun putting everything together. She is inspired by her work as an artist and sees each outfit as a combination of colors on a painter’s palette. Ilona proves that we can be creative and active, no matter how old we are.