Posted on December 9, 2013 by Katy
Katydid congratulates Kay Unger for her recent Lifetime Achievement Award presented by FGI of Dallas during the Night of Stars event held November 15, 2013. It was an absolute pleasure to meet her and be able to honor her here in Dallas.
Katy Messersmith, Chuck Steelman, Kay Unger
Fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Kay Unger has founded and managed four successful global fashion companies: The Gillian Group, Kay Unger New York, Kay J’s Pajamas, and Phoebe Couture. She created the Kay Unger Home collection for Bed, Bath & Beyond and also designed Kay Unger Eyewear. In 2012, she expanded her design efforts beyond the category of women’s clothing when she launched Kay Unger Design.
Kay’s service activities and honors include President of Fashion Group International, member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, founding member of the Committee of 200, first woman on The Boys and Girls Club of America’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board member of Go Go Golosh and winner of the City of Hope Cancer Hospital Spirit of Life Award. Kay is a committed trustee of the New School and Chairwoman of the Board of Governors at Parsons the New School for Design.
A committed philanthropist, she is CEO of The Kay Unger Family Foundation, mission of “venture philanthropy” supports cancer care and research along with scholarships for underprivileged youths talented in the arts.
President, Kay Unger Design; CEO, Kay Unger Family Foundation
You can view her website here
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Posted on November 27, 2013 by Katy
We are thankful for our wonderful customers and we want to reward YOU with a $15 in store credit when YOU wear Katydid on Thanksgiving Day and take a picture with your family and post on our Facebook fan page and then share it on your wall. See details and rules below.
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Posted on November 25, 2013 by Katy
Katydid.com loves to provide her fans with early sales just in time for the Holidays! Valid Today only, November 25th 2013. On entire selection of Tops and T's you can Buy 2 and Get 1 Free! Just think how many awesome gifts you could get for your family! We all love to shop online and for our Early Cyber Monday Sale you will not need a coupon code, all you need to do is add three tshirts, tops, tees, or fashion t's to you shopping cart and the discount will apply. Have fun getting all the classic Katydid Designs that you've been wanting to add to your collection!
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Posted on November 24, 2013 by Katy
Immediately upon walking into Elizabeth Anyaa’s South Side on Lamar studio one takes immediate interest in the pieces that adorn her studio. It is almost impossible not to be captivated and intrigued by the art that adorns the walls. Anyaa’s unique design aesthetic of fabric manipulation, fusion and weaving non-traditional materials into her textiles is constantly grabbing her clients attention, and the curiosity is spreading around Dallas. Elizabeth takes the love of design and fashion to a new degree with her technique. The process of making your own textiles is one that has been lost in the evolution of fashion. This multi step process is one that takes countless hours to achieve and involves, water, heat, hand rubbing, rolling, and fusing of various fibers and fabric to create a new durable textile. These textiles are then used to create Anyaa’s latest work of “art”.
Born in Sierra Leone in West Africa, Anyaa always had her hand in fashion and an eye for quality and detail. Her rich use of colors in her designs are reminiscent and inspired by the landscapes she saw growing up in her native homeland and adopted Finland where she studied. Among her many accomplishments and honors, Elizabeth Anyaa received her textile design and manufacturing degree from The Rovaniemi Institute of Industrial Art in Rovaniemi, Finland. It was in Finland that Anyaa was able to refine her skills and really master the art of producing textiles. After Finland, Anyaa moved to Dallas where she attended El Centro College to study pattern making and fashion design. It was while at El Centro that she participated in Fashion Group International’s Career Day and was awarded the highest honor of the fashion competition, Best of Show.
Always looking to push herself and fill her mind with knowledge, Anyaa interned and found mentorship in local fashion designer Allie Coosh. There after Anyaa learned of the Dallas Fashion Incubator program. Elizabeth was one of the first eight designers who were given studio space to launch their brand. The exposure she received along with her unique take on fashion peaked interest among such media outlets as Women’s World Daily, and FD Lux. In 2010, one of Anyaa’s greatest supporters, Jan Strimple asked her to showcase her designs at Night of The Stars. It was at this event that Heidi Dillon of the Fashionistas saw Elizabeth’s work. Dillon would later ask her to be featured in the Fashionista’s Fall Runway Series. In spring 2011, Anyaa showcased at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York. It was in the fall of 2011, after the Fashionista’s Fall Show that she was approached by the Dallas Museum of Art to be one of three designers to be featured and sold in Jean Paul Gualtier shop at the DMA.
In the years following Elizabeth’s Anyaa’s work could be seen in Dallas Morning News, Papercity, and D Magazine and exhibits around Dallas. With each creation, Elizabeth Anyaa has mastered the ability to deliver a treasure more creative and beautiful to be admired and passed down than the ones before it.
Visit her website here.
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Posted on November 20, 2013 by Katy
Born and raised in El Paso and well-traveled throughout Central and South America as well as Europe, Susie Straubmueller artfully blends the vibrant colors, unique voices and diverse influences she has absorbed during her journeys.
From her childhood working with her mother to craft inspired clothing items for herself, to her work as a model, stylist, designer, and her training at the hands of preeminent master leather workers, Susie has developed a style that is distinct, sophisticated and functional while uniquely stylish.
Her passion for leathercraft and her vast array of experiences and influences are communicated in every piece, and her eye for design is reflected in each stitch. Susie Straubmueller’s couture handbags are perfect for evening or sunlight and designed for those who can discern quality that encompasses vision, attention to the smallest details and a respect for color and design.
Hand-numbered in limited editions and signed by Susie herself, every handbag is a unique one-of-a-kind work of art due to the process of inspiration and creation and the mutable, complex nature of working with exotic leather as a medium. Her control and understanding of color, lines and style are brilliantly clear, and each complex piece is the product of exhaustive craftsmanship, intuitive artistic vision and a bold sense of style that is hers alone.
Visit her website here
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Posted on November 14, 2013 by Katy
Turkey Day is on its way and just around the corner it will be another gift-giving season! Check out our favorite gifts under $20! From lightweight scarves to Aztec-print fashion watches and Katydid Brand zip-around wallets. All available in a variety of trendy colors that will sell out quickly. Order today and you'll be all set for the holidays!
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Posted on October 21, 2013 by Katy
We love to see our Katydid Fans showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Check out these amazing photos sent from the University of North Texas Cheerleading Team. The UNT cheerleading coaches are choosing to wear our Katydid chevron pink ribbon t-shirts, on the sidelines, during the month of October. Check out our huge collection of pink ribbon tees, And Don't forget, Katydidcollection.com carries a wide variety of fashion graphic tees in the freshest colors and styles for the season.
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Posted on October 12, 2013 by Katy
Look what just arrived! Your favorite Katydid graphic designs on long sleeve t-shirts just in time for the Fall season approaching. Provided in fresh new colors perfect for the transition into cold weather days. Feminine and bright; for the color seekers, soft and comfy; for the casual fashionista, what a perfect way to add some new trends to your closet. Katydidcollection.com is always striving to bring you the fresh looks of the season! We have limited quantities so shop today before we sell out!
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Posted on October 3, 2013 by Katy
Check out our Katydid Pinterest Boards today! We love collecting visual inspirations for just about anything fun, cute and creative. Currently we've been working hard on our "THINK PINK" board just in time for the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We'd love for you to repin, heart or share any of our Think Pink pins and keep the support going strong.
A firm believer in the power of giving back, Katy constantly looks for ways to make a difference in the community and empower emerging women. Get a Pink Ribbon Graphic Tshirt of your own today, only at www.Katydidcollection.com.
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Posted on September 24, 2013 by Katy
Katy knows that zig-zags are all the rage this season, so she incorporated the must-have detail into her newest pink ribbon t-shirt designs. Don't forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Shop today and wear these trendy tees to show your support to fight against breast cancer. Great to gift to a special friend or perfect for a group to wear together to show a huge support team! Get yours while they last, quantities are limited.
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