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Elaine Turner is President and Creative Director of Elaine Turner, a Texas-based accessible luxury lifestyle brand. Known for her classic silhouettes with feminine edge, the collection consists of handbags, shoes, accessories, and forthcoming, an apparel line.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Advertising, Elaine gained industry experience designing for a New York apparel brand. After meeting her husband, Jim Turner, Elaine quickly recognized the inspiration she drew from extensive traveling needed a creative outlet. The two co-founded Elaine Turner and launched the eponymous lifestyle brand in April 2000, starting with handbags. The goal was simple: use the language of design to create elegant, yet affordable, accessories that make women feel beautiful inside and out.
Grounded in this meaningful purpose, the spirit of giving is at the very core of the Elaine Turner brand and belief system. Elaine avidly supports Breast Cancer Awareness, donating time and funds to various cancer related non-profits. Dedicated to leaving a legacy of giving, Elaine actively seeks opportunities to connect with local and national charity organizations.
Elaine and Jim have also succeeded in creating a truly distinctive company culture that is authentically their own; one that encourages originality, celebration, and a love of pink. The integrity of the company is undoubtedly a product of Elaine’s infectious laughter and upbeat view on life.
Elaine was honored by Forbes as one of their Top 40 Tastemakers of 2013 and was a finalist for the 2011 Texas Business Woman of the Year Award. Most recently, Elaine was the esteemed recipient of the 2014 “Stars of Design” Award given by the Decorative Center of Houston.
Elaine and husband Jim currently reside in Houston with their two children.
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