Ilene Glantz is a professionally trained fashion designer and entrepreneurial spirited businesswoman. Born in Ridgewood, New Jersey, Ilene took to art as soon as she was able to hold a crayon. Throughout her childhood, Ilene developed an appreciation for the beautiful artifacts in New York City's finest museums, and specifically, the Costume Exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art . She would often sit for hours with pencil and pad sketching, or sit in Central Park with watercolor and canvas. Years of artistic expression made it clear that Ilene's life would be centered upon her passion for art. After earning a B.S. in Marketing and Costume Design at the University of Maryland, Ilene was challenged by her art professor to explore the world of fashion. She applied and was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology as a one year, fast-track artist and fashion design candidate for college graduates.
Ilene is now a Certified Image Consultant and Personal Stylist working full-time in New York and New Jersey. She lives in the New York City metro area with her husband Jerry, having recently celebrated the marriage of their daughter Rachelle to her beloved husband, Scott.