It’s a GGIF Summer

There’s always something GGIF happening at Elaine Turner. The Glamorous, Giving, Intimate and Fun spirit is woven into every experience at Elaine Turner, and this summer has been full of moments we treasure and just had to share.

Fashion Camp

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Elaine is a role model to not just fellow businesswomen, but also aspiring designers of all ages, and the Elaine Turner offices often host to young people eager to learn about design.

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One of the summer highlights was welcoming Fashion Camp Houston members led by stylist and vintage expert Dawn Bell. Elaine donated a wealth of breathtaking materials for the campers to use. Their creations were a fashion-forward mix of clutches, totes and other handbag shapes, limited only by their imagination.

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Future Fashionistas

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Elaine also welcomed a group of young women from local schools to the corporate office for a design tour. The girls had the opportunity to spend one-one-one time with Elaine, asking her about everything from favorite designers to how she designs her collections.

The afternoon was fun, lively and a great way for the next generation of designers to be inspired by Elaine’s vision and business acumen.

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The Blogger Haute List: Summer Flips and Chic Neutrals

Savannah, Marta and Rachel are topping the blogger haute list.

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Ashlyn shared her poolside favorites, which includes the Savannah flip-flops and a surprising snack.

Pool Day Essentials

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Bre is a Savannah convert! “They are so comfy and perfect for a day at the beach or pool, not only do I want them in every color but if you get a gift from me anytime soon, it will be these sandals.”

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Life With Emily

Emily is wearing the Izzy White Caviar with everything! “Doesn’t it remind you of a seashell?! Too cute!”

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Oh So Glam

Marta is the perfect neutral. “These Elaine Turner sandals are my new go-tos as well.  How gorgeous is the gold detailing.”

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Living In Color Print

Kristin is also working neutrals with Rachel in Blush Taupe. “ET has quickly become one of my favorite designers since beginning to work with them back in 2012.”

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How Elaine’s Father inspires her…

My Father is my hero. He has a larger than life personality with a passion for business, sports and family. He inspires me every day to be the best that I can be and always believes in me. He is the reason I started my own business and he has been a devoted mentor, adviser and friend throughout my journey as a business owner.

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My Dad’s rule of life is to never take yourself too seriously and when the going gets tough to find the humor in it. I’ve come to realize just how prudent this advice is – you can’t ever lose your JOY!

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But of all of his most admirable qualities the one I admire most is his integrity. The character Atticus Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird always reminded me of my Father. His unwavering morals and immense courage are the qualities I see in my own Dad. I read this book every year and every time I read this excerpt from the book, I think of my father.

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‘I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.  It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see through it no matter what.‘  - Atticus Finch

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. I love you!

xo Elaine

Socially Speaking: Elaine Turner Seen On Celebs, Bloggers We Love

Elaine is getting social, and between celebrities wearing Elaine Turner and the Bloggers We Love, there’s lots to like.

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Crop tops, kimonos and the butter and black Renata heels were the highlights of Mary’s Circle Back post.

“The color blocked black/butter leather is so beautiful and the 3.5in heel is a nice break from every other heel in my closet. Keeper!”

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Haute Off The Rack

Jen’s easy, breezy white top and a cuffed jean make the Isabella Rio Woven pop.

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Grey’s Anatomy actress and star of the new move Mom’s Night Out fell head-over-heels for the Marta stacked black heel, wearing it to interviews and press events.

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Ashlee Frazier

This cute Houston style setter and reality show fan fave popped by Elaine’s CityCentre store and picked up the cork Camila wedges, proving she and the shoes look adorable even when dressed down.

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Mothers, Daughters Pink It Up On Madison Avenue

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A stylish set of mothers and daughters gathered at Elaine’s Madison Avenue boutique for a GGIF night of shopping for summer vacations and days by the beach.

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The pink doors welcomed girls ranging from nine to 16 to the store, ushering in the Memorial Day weekend with DJ Christina, pink lemonade, shoe shopping and dancing.

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From birthdays and baby showers to fundraisers and just because, all Elaine Turner stores are poised and ready to host events all year long. Amazing service, light bites, bubbles and a glamorous, giving, intimate and fun time guaranteed.

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Want to throw a party of your own at at Elaine Turner store? Click here to contact the store closest to you.

 

Elaine Shines Like A Star At Design Awards

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Surrounded by her family and members of her Dream Team, Elaine accepted the Star of Design Award 2014 from the Decorative Center Houston for her vision and execution in jewelry and product the line. Elaine was one of just eight people to be honored at the ceremony, which also highlighted stars in architecture, interior design, art, graphic design, landscape design and photography.

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While images of her bags, shoes, jewelry and accessories were shown on screens, Elaine accepted her award and graciously thanked her team members.

“This means so much to me and I am thankful for the people I work with everyday. Together we make my vision and design a reality,” Elaine said.

The prestigious Star of Design Awards are given to creatives in specific fields in cities across the country.