Tina’s company name “ilka” is derived from an ancient Scottish word that means “each and every.” The ilka philosophy of “Each and Every Style” is about identifying how to dress to enhance your figure; highlight your coloring; flatter your face; and bring out your personal style. Tina truly believes if you feel good about how you look you will be happier and more confident.
With a B.S. in Environmental Design from UC Davis, her studies emphasized clothing as an environment for the body, not solely fashion. She interned with a French milliner in San Francisco and worked at Britex Fabrics where she took her first consignment making hats for a major runway event for Macy’s. Tina went on to work for the next ten years on fashion photo shoots and runway events in San Francisco, San Jose and Los Angeles. Some of her clients included Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Giorgio Armani. Her credits also include movie set costume stylist, and makeovers for clients ranging from female executives and retired professionals to new moms. TIna especially enjoys helping clients find their fashion identity after lifestyle changes.
ilka style was created in 2006 when Tina was hired as a professional styling consultant to revise a friend’s wardrobe. Until that time, she had offered style advice to friends frequently but not professionally. Tina quickly realized her talent in guiding women (and men) in their fashion choices. She turned her passion of style makeover into her profession; bringing years of fashion experience and a desire to help clients feel and look better, using specifically tailored guidelines for them to follow.