On a recent scroll through TikTok, Ilana Torbiner’s videos made me pause to watch. On her TikTok account, @ilanatorbiner, she chats through outfits she is wearing as well as her latest shopping recommendations, which span from new-in Khaite boots to vintage finds she has uncovered on The RealReal. And there are more shopping recommendations on her Instagram account, @ilanatorbiner, where she similarly shares shopping finds and answers questions about everything from cool rehearsal-dinner dresses to where to track down sold-out-everywhere bags from The Row.
Since my shopping list has grown exponentially longer since tuning in, I was curious to chat with Torbiner to find out more about her career in fashion. Previously working in influencer marketing at CAA and The New York Times, Torbiner has transitioned to personal styling, which came about organically after she got married. “I have always shared a bit of my style on social, and after my wedding, other brides began reaching out to me about bridal styling. I started sharing more consistently on TikTok and began receiving positive feedback,” she tells Who What Wear. “While I still love working with bridal and event clients, I have expanded to day-to-day wardrobe styling.”
Torbiner now works with clients who either don’t have time to shop or are interested in developing and defining their personal style. “I spend much of my time sourcing pre-loved and vintage pieces and walking through clients’ closets (virtually) to see where I can be of the most help. My intention is to provide my clients and followers with the tools and pieces to make getting dressed easy,” she says.
Whether or not you book a styling session, keep scrolling to see the top finds from Torbiner’s closet and the cool pieces she’s recommending for spring.