Style Advice meets Bespoke Fashion Design

        Recently Liz said: “I love shopping and now really enjoy the sales too. I used to dread them! Now, I go in, head straight to something that’s in my colour, check the style and I know immediately if it’s something that will work for me or not. It’s great!”     Liz has worked […]

Tell the fashion industry you know what you want to wear!

Clergy Tee in Burgunday, not what the fashion industry ordered?

Who says each season­ you need to be told what colours and styles you can or cannot wear! Has there ever been a trend you weren’t keen on? Did you stand your ground or eventually flow with the tide? I have found success in business through LISTENING to what my clients want and giving it to […]

Dressing you and the bump!

You’ve had the invitation for nearly a year now and you’ve been planning in your head what you’d like to wear for your friends weddings for months!   It’s one of the biggest events of the year for you and you’ve spotted lots of potential dresses.   A lot’s happened since you saved the date […]

Designer Clergy Dresses and Preaching Garbs

Chantel had been ordained for a few months and was told she must purchase and wear her clerical shirt to the next communion service. This is when she turned to House of ilona for help. Chantel wanted something designed for her that would be modest, yet elegant. I started designing and came up with the Clergy Dress! […]

Does he need to know what you’ve brought?

I was probably around 9 years old, out shopping all day on a Saturday with my Mum. As we approached the front door Mum suddenly swapped all the clothes shopping bags with the food shopping bags and immediately sent me to her room to hide, I mean place them in her closet (don’t stop, pass go […]

Product of the Month – Abdo Woman’s Vest

  Abdo Woman is an excellent garment for the woman who wants to enjoy a good figure and good health. What will it do for you? Designed to give firm abdominal support and reinforces the lower back. It helps to protect the spine from backaches and muscular fatigue. Stimulates muscular toning in the abdomen. Can […]

Dress for Royal Ascot Racecourse in June 2011

House of ilona has followed the Royal Enclosure Dress Code and is offering the ‘Royal Ascot Cowl Neck Dress’ by House of ilona.   Her Majesty’s Representative have pointed out on www.ascot.co.uk that only formal day dress with a hat or substantial fascinator will be acceptable. Off the shoulder, halter neck, spaghetti straps and dresses […]

Make your next event a Runway

Arrive, walk in and make a statement without saying a word!   This month House of ilona are taking Commissions for 2011.    What events are in your calendar this year? Do you know what you’ll be wearing?   If you’re someone who plans ahead, likes to look unique, stand out from the crowd and […]

Could this help someone with Lupus?

I listened to these testimonials and it brought tears to my eyes. If you know anyone with Lupus, please share this with them. I don't know, all I know is these testimonials are powerful and if there's a way that these products can help someone out there with Lupus, it was working sharing this post. […]

Developing Your Personal Style

House of ilona have just release a Brand new eBook and it’s totally FREE. It’s a quick easy read that can be available to you right away just by filling in the form below. A simple self exploration full of questions that will help you develop your own personal style. Use this style guide to […]

A Royal Appointment

Interview with Claudine Reid, MBE       1.    Tell us about you, where you're coming from and what you do now? Currently I am Co-Director of PJ’s Community Service, a Community Interest Organisation, providing services to enhance and impact the community, using the vehicle of Care, Education and Economic Empowerment & Arts.   I am also […]

Back to your future

Keeping a journal Journaling is great. However, it’s not just writing in your journal every day that’s important. As you experience each new day, you can’t just turn the pages and forget about your yesterday. Every now and then take a look back and see where you’ve come from, what you’ve been through and what you’ve experienced. The challenges […]

High Street Shop verses Bespoke Dresses

Shop brought verses a custom made-dress, what’s the difference?   If you’re someone that likes to make an impact. If you’re someone that wants to walk into that wedding or that event and know, without a shadow of a doubt, that no one in that room is going to have on the same outfit as you. Your […]

A Sudden Shift in a New Direction

The success of a new journey depends on your perception, reaction and attitude.   Have you every suddenly had a change of direction?  When your on a path that your familiar with – may-be in your car – and there’s a sudden change of direction. Maybe there’s an accident up ahead, a diversion or some road […]

Want to become a Fashion Designer?

Do you have a passion to become a Fashion Designer? How do you know if Fashion Designing is the career for you? Are you a creative person? Are you passionate about Fashion Designing?  Do you find yourself sketching creative ideas all the time?  Are you drawn to fashion design and modeling programs on TV?  Are […]

Do You Accept You?

Do you write the rules for your life or are you dictated to by an industry? I just watched Live From Studio Five. Last night Simone Clark was eliminated from Britain’s Next Top Model (BNTM). Simone’s a size 10 and was worried about being seen as a plus-size-model! Is it possible to be happy in your […]

Outfit Dejavu

“I remember that dress from last time!” There’s nothing like making an impact when you wear an outfit for the first time; but can you make the same impact twice? Every year we go to an annual conference in the States, the evening before the main event there’s a banquet. One year I wore a […]

The Denim Jacket that made my summer

I was so fed up with the denim jackets EVERYONE was wearing.  It was the same jacket everywhere but in different shades.  I refused to buy one, simply because I like to be different I love high collars and distinctive sleeves so I started sketching and came up with the Thai Style Denim Jacket.  I […]