Friday, August 6, 2010

Anita Quansah ... Saving The World One Design At A Time.

I'm back home! Isn't it ironic how refreshing it feels to finally be home after a vacation when you vacationed to be refreshed in the first place? I feel as if I've been gone forever ... by the looks of my email, it certainly seems so! Now, after a few hours, I've finally caught up with responding to everyone's comments (thank you so much, by the way!), and I'm ready to post something I've been waiting a while to put up.

I was extremely honored to be contacted by Anita Quansah a few weeks ago regarding her designs. After taking a look at her website, I knew immediately that I wanted to feature a few of her creations. Anita is a designer from London, UK who produces eclectic stylish and expressive one-off pieces of clothing and neckpieces that fuse together timeless sophistication with great originality using recycled and vintage materials.

After studying textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, Anita Quansah has been working to develop and promote recycled textiles, by creating intricate pieces for fashion and interior. She has created pieces for leading fashion and textile design houses such as DKNY, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ischiko, Victoria Secret, Ecko and textiles Weisbrod Zurrer and Sandy Starkman. One of her most recent collaborations was with Christian Lacroix in 2004; she designed a beautiful jacket for his Haute Couture show in Paris.

Anita's designs are quickly gaining popularity. They've been featured in editorials such as Deutch Vogue, Deutch Elle, British Vogue, Elle, Dare2magazine, Muse, German Tush, Pref and Vision. I knew I had to add Take Me Out to the Runway to her ever-growing list of raving reviews! Most recently, Anita Quansah has been designing a jewelry collection that she describes as "effortless chic with a modern twist, inspired by my passion for creativity, travel, nature, art, architecture, fashion and music of past and present generations". Each piece is handmade in UK using vintage fabrics fused with reclaimed textiles, incorporating mixed metals, silver, gold, gunmetal and the introduction of colourful elements such as pearls, beads, rhinestones, ribbons and fringing giving the collection a sense of modernity with a hint of the past.

If you're interested in purchasing any of Anita's designs, you can find them on Not Just A Label and Shrimpton Couture. Check out all of Anita's designs at her website, Please take the time to check out more ... I can't possibly do her line justice by one simple post! She's amazing! Have a wonderful weekend, and look forward to more posts soon!


  1. I am just loving her dresses. They look so avante garde!

  2. I've just fallen in love with these two dresses.. wow!!
    I also love 50's style :)

  3. Aunnie Loves them all.

  4. the dressed are to die for!
    love it so much! specially the 1st one with ribbons on waist =)
    *thumbs up*

  5. i love the third necklace - they're all so unique!

  6. I arrived home this morning and felt exactly the same!! The amount of emails and then I had to catch up on my dashboard... well lets just say it took a long time :/ Those dresses are gorgeous, not seen any like them :) x

  7. Wow. I thought the necklaces were amazing and then my jaw dropped when I saw the dresses. What a fantastic designer! I really, really, REALLY wish I had money right now!! Sigh.

  8. Beautiful dresses! Please check my blog for the award I just passed to you. have a great week ahead!

  9. There is something very regal about the chunkiness of her designs.

  10. Nice picks! I love the silver dress, especially!

  11. love those necklace!




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