La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival

This past weekend I attended the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival (considered the “Cannes of the fashion film world”), a 3-part, invitation only festival here in SoCal. In attendance were some of the most beautiful people, all decked out for this special...
Looks We Love: City Street Style

Looks We Love: City Street Style

This week on our ‘Looks We Love’ we’re featuring Andrea Simone from the blog Styled By Simone. Andrea is a fashion blogger from New York City, so she’s the perfect person to seek inspiration for city street style. She put together a look that...
Looks We Love: Cool Summer Street Style

Looks We Love: Cool Summer Street Style

Temperatures are heating up! Especially where our girl, Haley from Colour Me Classic, lives… in Sacramento. Today we’re rounding up another look we love… Haley’s ‘cool’ summer street style. See what we did there? Not only does she...
Looks We Love: Flirty Date Night Style

Looks We Love: Flirty Date Night Style

  Got a date coming up? We’ve got you covered. Katie from The Fashion Speak Blog is a Style Consultant based in Chicago and she’s sharing her latest look featuring the Ilene King Shin Wallet Clutch in Bone.     Katie’s ‘style...
Looks We Love: Easy Breezy Summer Style

Looks We Love: Easy Breezy Summer Style

Warmer weather has got us craving that easy breezy summer style. Do you know what we mean? We like to think of it as that laid back, free-spirited, flowy style while at the same time being totally put together and glamorous. Our friend and blogger extraordinaire,...
How To Wear Statement Earrings

How To Wear Statement Earrings

One of the reasons Ilene King founder, Laurie King, started the brand was because accessories are her favorite element of fashion. An oversized ring and a big chunky necklace are among the things she appreciates most. We believe that a statement piece really elevates...
9 Ideas for a Casual Weekend Look

9 Ideas for a Casual Weekend Look

We love the weekends as much as the next person and we love it a little extra when we get ONE MORE day. Can’t all weekends be like that? In honor of our upcoming 3-day weekend to celebrate Memorial Day, we thought we’d share our 9 favorite looks and tips for achieving...
Why We Love Bone-Colored Handbags

Why We Love Bone-Colored Handbags

You’ve likely heard the popular rock song ‘Bad to the bone.’ When we set out to share a little about our bone-colored handbags with you, we couldn’t help but have that song on repeat in our heads. Catchy, isn’t it? So, why did we choose the color bone as one of the...
How to Add the Color Sangria to Your Wardrobe

How to Add the Color Sangria to Your Wardrobe

Last week you may have read about founder Laurie King’s experience starting the fashion brand, Ilene King. If you recall, it all conspired during a night out with her girlfriends over pitchers of sangria when it hit her that after years of making bags and...
Alexander McQueen’s Most Iconic Looks

Alexander McQueen’s Most Iconic Looks

The late Alexander McQueen was one of the greatest fashion designers of the century. Do we think that’s an overstatement? Absolutely not. McQueen not only had extraordinary technical, design, and tailoring skills but always found a way to transform the ordinary runway...
Most Expensive Clothes in the World

Most Expensive Clothes in the World

Being in the fashion industry we regularly see extraordinary designs. We also see their extraordinary price tags, and, on occasion, find ourselves digging deep to find that justification we so desperately need. Some garments are so iconic and extravagant that no...
Fashion World Records

Fashion World Records

Competition is a part of human behavior. We want to challenge ourselves, we want to challenge each other. Before The Guinness Book of World Records came along in 1955, it is easy to imagine disputes arising in pubs all over the world as to who held the longest,...