The Mother Behind the Designer!

Accessories designer, Elaine Turner, realized at the ripe
old age of eight that she loved fashion.  
At that stage of her young life, her first muse was MOM.   Turner
says, as a young girl, she was really engaged in the whole process of watching
her mother put herself together from clothes to heels.   Somehow, she connected with the fact that
her mother valued herself and saw her appearance as an important part of her
self- expression. 
Marlaine White stands beside her daughter, Elaine, to greet customers at the opening of the latest Elaine Turner boutique in San Antonio, Texas.
When remembering those days, her mom, Marlaine White, smiled
and quietly giggled.  “I had to watch a
lot of crazy outfits made by Elaine, and make sure my reactions didn’t squelch
her creativity.”   White said her
daughter possessed this love all of her life, but attempted to follow an easier
path.  “She went to the University of
Texas and studied advertising,” she said. 
“But it only took four years in advertising, before she came home and
tearfully confessed this was not what she really wanted to do.  She wanted to be a designer.”
Elaine Turner now helps grown ups play dress up with unique creativity…so they can escape to dream destinations!

So, as any good mother would do, White called a friend in
the fashion industry.   She said Elaine spent the afternoon with this
woman to impart her passion for fashion. 
They drove around Houston and even talked through the children’s carpool
line.  At the end of the conversation,
the lady was convinced and helped her to get her first big break on the fashion
Now, White is proud to see all that her daughter has
accomplished and be by her side for all of the victories.
Ladies, I was taken with how important caring for ourselves
can be to our children.  They just might
find a dream career from watching us!
Have a Fun Saturday!  Come back tomorrow to see what the stylish women of San Antonio wore to this boutique opening!


  1. Hi Pam!

    Beautiful accessories and true about what you say about the children watching us could influence their choice of carreer
    Maybe my love of clothes and fashion inspired Izzy to do or what she is now

    Have a good weekend lovely Lady


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