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ILONA at 100 • HAPPY BIRTHDAY

ILONA is 100 today and 100 blessing to all her friends who love her dearly.

She lives in Provincetown now………..so all of her friends could not travel to see her and celebrate.  But she is in our hearts.

TOM and Don and Friends

We LOVE New York…..we LOVE our friends…….and we LOVE our friends who LOVE New York………

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lunch with ILONA on the terrace

 

Ilona had a “shoot” today at ABC studios…………..for a part in a possible PILOT for a new series.

So……….we celebrated with a lunch on the terrace.

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CLICK ON…………..for her “close up”.

It was a delightful afternoon……….and Ilona makes it special.  

AUTUMN FASHION in New York • October 2015

WEATHER SNAPPED…………..in the 50’s………and out came the “fall” fashion.

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Even the “homeless” look kinda trendy.

Of course, Ilona Royce Smithkin with her ORANGE hair………..and her Karen Walker sunglasses………looks fab!

 

The FABULOUS and the FUNKY • New York FASHION WEEK• Sept 2015

FASHION WEEK NEW YORK Sept 2015

These fabulous and funky women are NOT on the runway.

For them………the streets of New York are their runway…….everyday.

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As you can see…….I had a lot of fun shooting these photos.  This one is back stage at the Karen Walker runway show.

Lunch with ILONA and friends……….on my terrace

Margo and Jane brought their friends for lunch…..Nadel and Susan [from Vancouver].

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ILONA……….lovely as always…………95 and still painting………..she drew the “eyes” of the Vancouver girls.

Jane fixed the lunch………..brought the wine………..and CITARELLA provided the cake for Don’s SECOND birthday celebration.

I think he just wanted to get more presents!

ILONA’S 95th Birthday at Cafe Gitane

Ilona Royce Smithkin and her friends celebrated her 95th birthday at CAFE GITANE in the Jane Street Hotel.

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95 today………and the last 365 were FABULOUS!

ILONA draws an “EYE” at the Roger Smith Hotel

Last night……….ILONA ROYCE-SMITHKIN appeared in a “Soiree” at the Roger Smith Hotel here in New York.  Ilona gave a demo on how an artist “draws an eye” that peers into the soul of the person who is sitting for their portrait.

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There were three other people on the program.  JONATHAN………a contortionist with the circus …..he has appeared around the world in different venues.

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The other were a writer and a story teller.  It was a small audience but we were extremely entertained.

VALENTINE BRUNCH at the Jane Street Tavern

Breakfast………brunch……….lunch……….or tea………..is always fun with ILONA.

We laugh…..we giggle……..and share the joy of just being together.

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The Jane Street Tavern in the West Village is one of our favorite hangouts………our waitress JACKIE is always a delight.  Margo made valentines…….Don took the photos and Shelly…….is a bit camera shy!

 

The cute little tyke……..Gavin……..our fellow diner…….was fascinated with the diamond orb on Ilonas’s finger.

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Tom the baker……….whipped up all of these valentines……...KISS ME!

ILONA joined the panel of FEMININE WEAPON

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The panel of women was impressive.  Among them were ALEX JAMIESON, AUBREY LEVITT, CATHERINE FRELS, EMILY FLETCHER, JESSICA KING, MIA MORGAN and GEORGINA BILLINGTON.

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THANKS to my friend TOM CASESA for letting me use his photos.

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ILONA was part of the “Ninety Something” ladies……..withLucille Singleton and Roslyn Hart.

 

ILONA finished up ……singing “Que Sera Sera”.