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  • Katydid Fashion Blogger Spotlight!

    Posted on August 16, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    We Love it when fashion bloggers feature our latest styles and this week we are spotlighting "The Fashion Hour". Natalie Keinan has styled out our newest Beach Getaway Moroccan Print shorts two ways, refined-dressy and casual-cool! And Natalie says they are "THE MOST comfortable shorts. Ever." Be sure to check out her blog at thefashionhour.com for more reviews on Katydid Collection!

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    Katydid Moroccan Fashion Women's Shorts $32.95


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  • Announcing Zac Posen as Honored Guest for Fashion Group International of Dallas!

    Posted on August 14, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Katy is continually committed to fashion as well as giving back to the local community and  is a proud co-chair for the Fashion and Lifestyle Awards ‘Night of Stars’ Gala this year! Katy is excited to share the big news; that American Fashion Designer Zac Posen will be the guest of honor this year. Fashion Group International of Dallas is also celebrating its 65th year anniversary! 

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    Fashion Group International of Dallas Announces Annual Night of Stars Gala and Internationally Acclaimed Designer Zac Posen as Honored Guest

    Nonprofit Marks its 65th Year

    (DALLAS) July 28, 2014 – Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI Dallas) today announces its annual Night of Stars Gala will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 14th at the Fashion Industry Gallery.

    Zac Posen, internationally celebrated fashion designer and founder of Zac Posen, will be presented with the Career Achievement in Fashion award.  Ken Downing, Neiman Marcus Fashion Director, will present the award on behalf of FGI Dallas.

    Born in New York City, Posen burst onto the New York fashion scene in 2001. Celebrities and fashionistas alike were buzzing with anticipation of his designs even before his first fashion show. Today he is one of the world’s coveted designers with A-list celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes strutting his one-of -a-kind designs on the red carpet.

    2014 has been an exciting year for Posen with the launch of his first bridal collection, Truly Zac Posen, sold exclusively at David’s Bridal; his new appointment as creative director for Brooks Brothers women’s wear and accessories; and most recently, the launch of his new men’s and women’s eyewear collection that will be in stores this coming fall. He is also returning as a judge for the 13th season of the Lifetime network’s Project Runway.

    “With this year being FGI Dallas’ 65th anniversary, we are thrilled to honor Zac Posen with this prestigious honor and also mark this special milestone in our history,” said Chuck Steelman, Regional Director of FGI Dallas.

    Last year FGI Dallas presented the Career Achievement in Fashion award to fashion designer Billy Reid.

    Individual tickets are available for purchase as well as a select number of Standard Tables, Runway Tables, three VIP Runway Tables and one ultra-exclusive Platinum Level Table. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite at http://fginos14.eventbrite.com/.

    Proceeds from the event fund FGI Dallas’ foundation scholarships.

    For more information about FGI Dallas and its annual Night of Stars Gala, visit http://dallas.fgi.org/or https://www.facebook.com/FGIDallas.


    About Zac Posen

    Zac Posen is a globally recognized, leading designer of women's fashion. His company House of Z, established in 2001, currently produces a range of products through his Zac Posen, ZAC Zac Posen, Z Spoke Zac Posen, Truly Zac Posen, and offerings in handbags, hosiery, accessories, fur and now eyewear. The collections are found in leading department and specialty stores worldwide including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nichols, and Seibu. Follow Zac Posen on Instagram @zac_posen and @zaczacposen, on Twitter @zac_posen, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/officialzacposen.

    About Fashion Group International, Inc.

    This year marks the 65th anniversary of Fashion Group International of Dallas (FGI Dallas). FGI Dallas is part of Fashion Group International, Inc., a global, non-profit, professional organization with more than 6,000 members representing all areas of the fashion industry. Fashion Group International, Inc. provides a high-profile forum to promote the fashion business by hosting events that educate and facilitate the exchange of ideas by giving back to the community. For more information about FGI Dallas visit http://dallas.fgi.org/or https://www.facebook.com/FGIDallas.

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  • Ways to Wear our cute Katydid tie-front printed Shorts!

    Posted on August 13, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Our newest Katydid Beach Getaway Collection has the cutest styles from Kimono-style sheer cardigans to our tie-front Aztec printed shorts. Check out this perfect way you can style out your look for the summer. Match with our Katydid gold-finish monogram necklace, a pair of sweet heart shape sunglasses and some super fancy rhinestone flip flops! Just perfect for a fun day in the Sun!

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  • Katy congratulates Billy Reid for FGI of Dallas Award in Career Achievement in Fashion

    Posted on August 6, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    With an aesthetic that is classic, chic and decidedly modern, fashion designer Billy Reid is redefining American luxury. Traditional and refined, but never stuffy, his clothes appeal to men and women who understand quality and have a deep appreciation for the careful craftsmanship that has become the hallmark of Billy’s career.

    Billy Reid

    Billy’s first foray into the world of designer fashion came in 1998, with the launch of William Reid. The brand went on hiatus in 2001, but not before winning Billy the esteemed Perry Ellis Award for Best New Menswear Designer, given by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). By spring 2004, he was back, designing menswear under the name Billy Reid.

    The new company aimed to grow the Billy Reid fashion business in an organic way, building on Billy’s personal aesthetic and authentic lifestyle, including his Southern upbringing  (Billy was born in Amite, LA, where he learned about clothes from his mother, who ran a dress store out of their home) and a deep appreciation for heritage, family and community. The company introduced women’s clothing in 2008 and began to build a well-appointed stable of namesake stores, each filled with artfully chosen antiques and Reid family heirlooms.

    Stylish, tailored and imminently wearable, Billy’s designs have garnered him a legion of devoted fans and customers who love the ease and authenticity of his clothes. They’re not the only ones to take notice: Since re-launching his namesake business, his work has been widely recognized by some of the most influential names in the fashion industry.

    In February of 2010, GQ joined the CFDA in honoring him with the award for Best New Menswear Designer in America. The following November, Billy received the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award, making him the first designer ever to win both awards in the same year. The honors continued to roll in: In June of 2012, Billy was named the recipient of the CFDA’s prestigious Menswear Designer of the Year award.

    Today, Billy splits time between New York City, where he has a popular shop on Bond Street, and his flagship shop and design studio in Florence, AL, where the company is a vital part of the four-city area known as The Shoals.

    There are seven additional Billy Reid locations in the United States, including Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Charleston, SC; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN; and Washington, DC and a soon to open shop on Magazine Street in New Orleans.

    Additionally, Billy Reid collections are sold internationally in top-tier specialty and department stores, including Bergdorf Goodman, Unionmade, Confederacy, Neiman Marcus, Journal Standard, Beams, Mr. Porter, Boon the Shop in Korea and Journal Standard in Japan. The company also operates an e-commerce shop that offers a full range of Billy Reid men's and women's apparel and accessories.

    View his website here www.billyreid.com

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  • Meet FGI of Dallas Rising Star Dera Enochson

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Growing up the daughter of an artist taught Dera Enochson the importance of color and what it could do to improve mood and even influence lifestyle. Years later those childhood lessons became a part of everyday life when she created a line of premium sunless tanning products based on a more natural olive undertone. When most women tan in a healthy way they feel more confident and look more radiant. Creating products that would have to compete with some of the giants of the beauty world was intimidating, but she knew if the line had something new to offer people would take interest. Formulating advanced products that nourished skin while tanning was important.

    Dera Enochson

    Having worked at Neiman Marcus at a young age she could draw from her customer’s self-tanning experiences, as well as her own. Working with chemists daily was an exciting learning experience and a chance to improve on the brands of self-tan she’d used in the past. Friends happily tested her first formulas and gave feedback. It took two years to complete the first products in the line.

     XEN-TAN started in a single department store and is now sold all over the world.

    Working side by side with her husband, Mark, she looks forward to work every day with the challenges of color, texture, and advancements in ingredients that all come together to make a great product.

    Working in the Dallas area—the ultimate location for beauty products, beautiful women, and warm weather--is the perfect environment to formulate sunless tan.

    View her website here xen-tan.com

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  • Check out Katydid's new Maxi Dresses!

    Posted on July 30, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Celebs have been spotted arriving into the Summer Season wearing casual strapless, halter and spaghetti strap maxi dresses. Worn with simple sandals, accessorized with delicate gold jewelry and, of course, an over-sized handbag. A variety of prints and colors; from bright geometrics, ikats, bohemian and animal prints to your basic color-block or seasonal solids. Maxi dresses can be worn for either a casual beach day or add a cropped jacket and skinny belt for a more cleaned-up-look!

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    New Katydid Styles - Strapless Maxi Dresses

    Super cute strapless stretch fabric Maxi Dresses with bohemian medallion print in two color-ways. Now available in the "Beach Getaway" Collection at Katydid.com!

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  • Follow Katydid on Instagram!

    Posted on July 14, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Katydid loves to keep you updated with all sorts of fun promotions, contest, freebies and fashion trends! All you need to do is Follow Katydid on Instagram... @katydidusa or online at http://instagram.com/katydidusa/

    We love seeing your "hearts" and "hashtags" for our post and your comments on our "outfits of the day" and other Katydid adventures! From inspirational quotes and fun recipes to "ways to wear" Katydid apparel and even Katy's traveling adventures planning for the next seasons looks!
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  • Katydid Social Media Fashion Poll

    Posted on July 10, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Let us know what you think about our Katydid Social Media Fashion Poll! You can post your comments and vote for your favorite looks on any of our social medias... we'd love for you to join and follow us to stay up to date on contest, freebies, and exclusive promotions!

    Today we are featuring our Aztec Romper from the Katydid "Beach Getaway" Collection http://goo.gl/nYWp0f . Let us know via any social media link below, Your favorite laid-back Summer Style, bright & bold OR classic & casual? That's what we love about these special pieces from our "Beach Getaway" Collection, you can easily mix and match a variety of items from your closet to create different looks throughout the season. Whether your running out for a lunch with the girls or laying out by the pool catching some rays. In the first look we matched with the bold and bright colors from the printed fabric, yellow espadrilles, orange studded clutch and chevron printed cuff bracelet. For the second look we utilized the basics, featuring gold monogram necklace, tan flat sandals and bronze woven clutch. Which look is YOUR favorite!?

    Fashion Poll Aztec Romper


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  • Ways to Wear your Katydid Dip Dye Tees this Spring/Summer Season!

    Posted on May 19, 2014 by Katydid Collection

    Look at this awesome new way to coordinate your Katydid Dip Dye "Wifey" Dolman Tee! Our super comfy and lightweight rayon fashion graphic tshirts also have fun rhinestone details that are super sweet and perfect for this Spring/Summer season! You can wear this style top with a pair of denim shorts or jeans and simply slip on a pair of our exclusive printed Katydid Flip-flops. Mix and match your favorite Katydid accessories such as our multi-colored aztec print spring scarves and our favorite zip around clutch wallet. And to add that final touch to your ensemble you can add some fashion jewelry such as our Katydid brand Cuff bracelets, a trendy floral fashion watch or even our sweetly unique initial monogram necklaces. With tons of styles and designs to choose from; you too can be "Sweetly Spring" this season with just a little inspiration from our Ways to Wear Katydid! Shop today before they all sell out! Only at Katydidcollection.com.

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  • Dress For Success Announces the 3rd Annual Light the Runway Fundraiser!

    Posted on May 15, 2014 by Katydid Collection


    Fashion-centric event benefits Dress for Success Dallas’ women empowerment programs

    DALLAS (May 6, 2014) – Dress for Success Dallas is proud to announce its third-annual fashion show fundraiser, Light the Runway, to take place on Friday, May 15, 2014. The event, produced by Harriet Kelly Gibbe, includes a cocktail reception and father-daughter fashion show. Several father-daughter pairs will strut down the runway, alongside professional and celebrity models, to raise proceeds for Dress for Success Dallas’ local women’s programs. The event will take place at the Faye Briggs home, located at 5909 Desco Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225.

    Janet Fresquez, the 2014 Light the Runway event chair, was inspired by Faye’s beautiful estate to throw a grand party. Striving to make it more unique and fun, she added a twist of the Garden Party Rock event theme. “Expect a few surprises!” says Janet.

    Notable models for the father-daughter presentation include: Brian Geyer, Dr. Mark Deuber, American Idol Season 7 finalist Jason Castro, Jo Ho, DFW Style Daily Editor-in-Chief Lisa Petty, Matt Gallagher, Rich Emberlin, Rick and Rachel Fresquez, former NFL Cowboy Ryan Neufeld, Stubbs Davis, Teffy Jacobs and Vaughn Miller. Scott Murray and former Sports Director and Anchor at NBC 5. D’Andra Simmons, philanthropist and CEO of Dallas-based skin care line Hard Night Good Morning, will emcee the evening’s festivities.

    Dress for Success Dallas is also excited to award one deserving client the first-ever Katydid Award of Achievement, in honor of Katy Messersmith Mattox, founder of Katydidcollection.com and one of the organization’s top supporters. This award will recognize one client who has transformed her life through the programs and opportunities offered by Dress for Success Dallas. The award consists of a package including health, beauty and skin care gift certificates, a $1,000 clothing allowance from the Dress for Success Dallas boutique and a photography session for career head shots with local fashion photographer Vera Crosby.

    Light the Runway Schedule:

    6 – 7 p.m. / VIP Cocktail Reception

    7 – 8 p.m. / General Admission

    8 – 9 p.m. / Katydid Award Presentation

    8:15 p.m. / Fashion Show

    9 p.m. / DOVETAIL performance

    9 – 11 p.m.  / Cocktails and mingling

    Collections by Katydidcollection.com, Front Door Fashion, Un Deux Trois and various West Village retailers, such as Brooks Brothers, L Bartlett, Mizzen + Main, Nicole Kwon Concept Store, Q Custom Clothier, Rye 51 and WAREhaus, will be showcased during the fashion show.

    Our Presenting Top Sponsor for Light the Runway is KatydidCollection.com. Additional event sponsors include: Accenture, Chef Martita Jara, Deep Eddy Vodka, Fluffpop, M Event Group, M-Pulse, Southwest Airlines, TXU Energy, West Village and Paciugo.

    Registration prices for Light the Runway include: $75 for General Admission standing room, $125 VIP reserved seating and $250 VIP reserved seating for two and a gift bag. Please visit the website to register.

    About Dress for Success Worldwide:

    Dress for Success Worldwide is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women located in 110 cities across 12 countries. The professional clothing, employment retention programs and ongoing support that we provide our clients symbolize our faith in every woman’s ability to be self-sufficient and successful in her career. Dress for Success depends on a team of qualified, passionate, and dedicated individuals, organizations and companies, each of whom plays an indispensable role in our success.

    Since 1997, Dress for Success has served more than 650,000 women around the world. Each year they reach more than 65,000 women in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia, the Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Ireland, and the West Indies. All Dress for Success Worldwide and its U.S. affiliates have 501 (c)(3) charitable status and those outside the U.S. operate as registered charities. Clothing donations and financial contributions made to Dress for Success affiliates within the U.S. are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about Dress for Success, please visit http://www.dressforsuccess.org/dallas.

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