Category Archives: Blog

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 […]

Your Red Carpet Moment

Article by Tamikah Thomas Is what you’re wearing a true reflection of your character?     Who you are + Where you are now + Where you are going = Character.   Okay, so you’re about to hit the last step of the staircase.  You’re less than six feet from the front door.  You pick […]

Online Store Coming Soon

It’s been a long time coming but finally a House of ilona store will become a reality.   This summer you can look forward to some classy denim, perfect summer dresses and picture perfect wedding outfits from House of ilona.   You don’t want to miss this launch.   Over the past few months I’ve been […]