LOCAL TREASURE–ELIZABETH ANYAA

Recently I was invited to the studio of one of Dallas's most talented local designers–Elizabeth holding dress 

I had such a great time touring her studio, and seeing all of the very diverse things that Elizabeth makes.  Elizabeth is originally from Sierra Leone, but studied textile design in Finland, and then later Maryland.  Eventually her studies brought her to Dallas where she now resides.  Elizabeth's pieces are very tactile and full of color–she fuses different fabrics together in her own unique style making the most amazing fabrics you have ever seen–honestly.  There are endless ways to layer Elizabeth's scarves, vests and jackets.  The entire line is very organic.  Lots of richly textured wool, silk chiffon and silk velvet.

Elizabeth herself is so beautiful!  Her warm nature is infectious–she cannot go five minutes without giving a hug.

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Here are some of Elizabeth's hand painted silk camisoles—-

Tanks 

Velvet tie dyed pillows—

Velvet pillows 

Elizabeth loaned us a few pieces for a photo shoot–

Face 

Fringe 

Crouching 

Log 

Rolled 

Jane3 

Trail 

Tree scarf 

Swing 

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Inside of Elizabeth's studio–felted vase sculptures.   

As luck would have it, while we had her pieces on loan, we had nothing but pouring rain!!  I'm on my way to her studio now to return items and get a glimpse of her fall line–Jane and I will definitely share more of Elizabeth's work in future posts.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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18 Responses
  • Leia April 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Really gorgeous pieces! I love Jane’s bangle’s too (and her hair!)

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  • FashionandorStuff April 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM

    That scarf is gorgeous! Perfect for the colder months

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  • Those Tricks April 20, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    ooooo I wanna see those sculptures in person.
    On the list.

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  • kate April 20, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    absolutely stunning pieces…waht is the price range???
    http://www.twinkletoes-golddangles.blogspot.com

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  • Prêt à Porter P April 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    I’m really fascinated with her pieces. I wish she had an e-shop.

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  • Catherine at Littlehouse of Style April 20, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Her work is beautiful! I just love pieces that have movement in them. That vest is engaging from every angle. Thanks so much for sharing, Judy!

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  • mr. freddy's mom April 20, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    what an amazing studio she has!
    Jane pulled that vest so well.

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  • Athena April 20, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Such beautiful pieces! I love all of the colors! I also love how Jane’s hair looks in these pictures, so pretty. Thanks for sharing Judy!

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  • Kiki April 20, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    The scarf and the vest are so beautiful!

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  • melissa April 21, 2010 at 12:28 AM

    Awesome poncho! Love it!
    http://www.abitoffashion.com

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  • Ana Paula April 21, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    so beautiful! Jane looks amazing wearing her clothes. I love your blog. Always nice article and interesting things to read.

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  • Mooivintage April 21, 2010 at 10:49 AM

    Really beautiful work, especially the painted scarf Jane is wearing in the shoot. Now that we’re plugging great designers: check out my sister Marga Weimans’ work:
    http://www.margaweimans.com
    It’s not as wearable as Elizabeth’s work but still mindblowing (I think;-)

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  • Style Odyssey April 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    What a talented designer.
    I’d have a hard time giving back those beautiful scarves!

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  • Sophie April 21, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Wow! I love all of the beautiful scarfs. She is really talented.
    Speaking of shops – what’s your plan for Plain Objects? Will you be restocking any time soon?:) /Sophie♥

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  • Maile John April 21, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    Perfect pieces and very versatile with so much color and movement. A beautiful talent! These are the kind of pieces that go very good with life here in Hawaii.Thank you for sharing!

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  • jules April 21, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Janes hair is gorgeous! And oh, Elizabeth’s pieces are so pretty. =D
    Jules
    Soloden.Com
    The Brown Mestizo

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  • ak April 22, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    I was wondering if you could tell me how Jane did her hair? Is it naturally curly or is there a special trick? I’ve been trying to do something like that with mine and it always looks crunchy! Her hair is gorgeous. Please help!!
    I’m in love with that scarf!

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  • camila lopez May 11, 2010 at 9:55 AM

    Love you!

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