In height of a surge in the pandemic, friends, family & committed people from all walks of life, came together & sat for portraits to showcase my Matters of the Heart 2022 headpiece collections.

The pandemic has provided an opportunity for reflection on spousal roles and the need for respectful sharing. This demand for equality, a firm tenet and underlying core of Matters of the Heart, has spurred acceptance of gender diversity and marriage. LGBTQ couples now have the same rights to see their unions made official, and can enjoy celebrating their love with traditional wedding ceremonies.

These strong, committed people have inspired my new collection, and I’m proud to showcase this beautiful diverse garden of humanity as models for the Erica Elizabeth Designs Matters of the Heart collections.


Thank you to all the wonderful people who sat for these images. It means so much to me that you came on your Sunday, all made up & sat in front of a camera which is not always easy to do.

Special thanks to Michael Hirabayashi for shooting the images, Lindsey Anne Francis for assistance on hair & makeup, David Haerle for helping organize & greet everyone & to Randy Kimmler for lending us the space.

With Love,