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 

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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.