Friday, 19 July 2013

Want to brighten up your home?

We design covers for your lounge, bedding, table linen& so much more!

We work on a consultation basis& can do just about anything your heart desires.

I just love creating special pieces for homes that makes a statement, but is understated at the same time.
It's the best feeling in the world when you come home to beauty at the end of each day and can share it with your family and friends.

Hand Dipdeyed bedding commission by ILAN

Scatter cushions at the Old Biscuit Mill

Commission Embroidery&covers by ILAN 

Dipdeyed Tablecloths

Monday, 1 July 2013

10 Reasons why you should have a Designer Wedding Dress

So you are planning your wedding but having difficulty finding that perfect dress, that idea that you have in mind, that you just can't seem to find anywhere. If that is the case, then you will probably need your dress to be custom made by an expert, and why not? Your dress is the MOST important element of your BIG DAY. That moment you step down the aisle will be imprinted on your husband-to-be's memory for the rest of your lives together, therefore it is more than fitting to consult an expert to make your dream come to life!

There are a couple of reasons why having your dress custom made is just so much better.

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 1 The process of creating your dress is just so much more special&exciting!
It's a great feeling to know that you are in control and that every wish you may have is taken care of.
From the initial consultation, you will present your vision and have a designer translate it into a skecth that depicts how your dress will look. You will select fabrics with the advise of the designer and therefore add that sense of uniqueness to your dress.
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2 Your dress, made especially to suit YOU
So after the idea is there, we need to make sure that the dress will suit you. With an experienced hand in corsetry and draping, Stephan will advise on the construction of your dress to achieve your objectives.

 Sketch by Ilan all rights reserved

 3 Your dress is unique
Even if you opt for a classic and timeless dress, designer Stephan will add those special elements to make your dress exactly that, YOURS.

   4 Your idea comes to life
Although the term haute couture is used in France under strict laws, that is exactly what your dress will be classified as. Designer Stephan does all of the work with the excpetion of one head seamtress that assists him. As the fabrics used are so delicate and luxurious, a good portion of the work is done by hand, especially if you have a corset, draping or lace applied.

5 You have an expert advising you every step of the way
As most brides want to look their best, most of us decide to yes, DIET before the wedding. Not only will Stephan work with your changing body, he will also advise you when to stop!

6 Advise on styling and entourage
Stephan will also advise you on how to let your entourage compliment you without stealing your spotlight on the day!

7 Extra Detail
There are certain things that you will only receive when deciding to have your dress custom made. Things that just make your day extra special. We have had requests in the past to sew in a message in a gown as something blue from the Brides family and that was really special.
We also create an extra garter as a gift for you, to keep as a memory of your day.

8 Getting Dressed
This can be done with your bridesmaids, but certain dresses requires some extra help, especially the larger ball gown types. You will be dressed by someone that knows the dress and that will be able to style you to achieve the vision that you have in mind.

9 The B-word
You guessed it- Your Budget. Most brides think that if they have to have a custom dress made, it will drown half of their wedding budget. This is not neccesarily the case. It all depends on what you want, but the great news is that we will help you to achieve your desired look within your budget.

10 So what to do with the dress after the wedding?
Well, most of us don't keep our dress as an heirloom like many brides before us. You can up-cycle your veil to make a musquito net for your room.
Your dress can also consists of layers, for you to wear the one of them to function or special events in future! We have done this and the possibillities are endless!

For more info email us at .

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Some more Wedding Photographs from Celest&Duanne's Wedding at Babylonstoren

 Designer Stephan Martin adding the final touches

 Photography by Picturess Photography

Winter Collection shoot 2013

Photography : Ashley Marie Miles Photography
MUAH: Kelly-Jean Gilbert
Model: Amelia from D&A Model Management

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

ILAN on Spree- your Online Fashion Hub!

So you've guessed ILAN is going online at the end of June! Love online shopping as much as we do? This is the last look in the ad& the coat is by ILAN!

Check out Spree's TV ad if you missed it on Mnet last week here :

That feeling of shopping from the comfort of your couch, being at home to see what would work with your wardrobe and having your order magically appear at your door the next day- feels like Christmas morning!

Looking for something to wear and you have to have it ASAP for a dinner date/function? Then Spree is the what you are looking for! Shopping has never been more pleasurable and convenient as this!

Spree is an online fashion hub- the concept of Fashion Director Chris Viljoen who has been in the industry for years, working at the largest fashion magazines, he realized the need for combining the fashion in your favourite mags and to buy it right then and there, without having to phone around, hoping that the item is still in store.
All your top magazines editors are there right to help you- Choo from Huisgenoot, Amaria Carstens from SARIE, Kwena Baloyi from DRUM, Jennifer Searle from Fairlady and Kirsty Stolz from Grazia magazine!

Now you can be styled by the country's top fashion editors, you can be on trend in real time!

Isn't that great? It's like having the editors in your closet, planning it all for you!

We are so excited to bring ILAN to you no matter where you are in SA. Our range will be live end of June, so watch this space&visit for your fashion fixes!

Ilan Available at The Space

Our rail at The Space Rosebank

We are so excited to launch at The Space this Winter! ILAN is now available at The Space in Cavendish as well as The Space in Rosebank. For the launch in Cavendish and Rosebank we have a competition to WIN a R2000 shopping spree. When you purchase any ILAN item you are automatocally entered.
We have announced the Winner of our Cavendish Competition for the month of May, but ladies in JHB can still enter in the month of June:)

We are looking forward to hear your feedback on our collection at The Space stores:)

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Ilan Wedding Dress featured on the cover of Real Brides Magazine

One of our Wedding dresses were featured on the cover of Real Brides Magazine recently!

And we are so excited to share the photos with you:)

The of Candice Geldenhuys & Gordon Geldenhuys took place at Everwood.
and photography by Steve de Villiers Photography.

The couple has such a romantic engagement story, Gordon proposed by placing notes for Candice in glass bottles at Vergelegen Wine Estate while they were in Cape Town. The notes described the 15 reasons why he loves her and after she had read them all, he went on his one knee and proposed!

Soon after they got engaged, they got the happy news that they were pregnant and so Candice had to plan the wedding and prepare for the new chapter in their lives.

She was such a radiant sweet bride & we wish her and her family all the best for the future!