Hi! I’m Ilana and over the past 2 decades I’ve been helping women learn what to do in order to show up for themselves. Every. Single. Day.
Having a style strategy that speaks to who you are and what you bring to the table BEFORE you even say a word is my passion and I can’t wait to begin this journey with you!
My own journey began when I was 16 and I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that led to unpredictable changes in my appearance. Being 16 was hard enough in terms of body image and now this new layer was added on. So, having no control over this, I began playing with proportion, colours, textures and patterns which enabled me to craft a signature style that allowed me to present myself as the person I wanted to be no matter my circumstances. Later in my 30’s I was faced with another chronic health condition that to this day affects all aspects of my life. Once again, my style was and is my armor so to speak. Because let’s face it, people make assumptions based on very little information so the way you present yourself needs to speak for you. Your style sends a message. I wanted my message to the world to be one of confidence and health, the message that I am not a victim to my circumstances. I am fortunate that I happen to love shopping and have the patience and keen eye for what works best on people.
Ever since I can remember, friends and family have been coming to me for style advice whether for their wardrobes, homes or events. Now at this point, I was a full-time educator, mom and wife. Soon my friends and family started referring me to others and before I knew it, in my spare time I was running a business! After a lot of thought and consideration, A Styled State of Mind was born. I believe that when we have gone through something, we owe it to each other to share our stories as they can help someone else. I’m sharing mine by helping you look and feel amazing through educating and empowering you to become the best version of yourself realized.
Once you step into the best version of yourself you start to show up with more confidence. It’s really a transformative experience which allows your light to shine brighter and inspire someone else! Considering we all have to get dressed anyway, we may as well do it in
A Styled State of Mind!
Thanks so much for reading!