Posted on February 26, 2014 by Katydid.com
Dallas, TX -- Katydid Collection, a privately held women's clothing label and lifestyle brand, plans to unveil several new college-themed products at the upcoming 2014 Campus Market Expo (CAMEX) trade show. As an exhibitor at this year's CAMEX event, which will take place March 9-11 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in downtown Dallas, Katydid will give customers and other trade show attendees a sneak peek at school-focused footwear, decorative home accents, and related accessories in original designs.
Scheduled to be released in early or mid-spring, Katydid's first series of college-themed merchandise will include flip flops, scarves, tee’s, throw pillow and coasters. These made-in-the-USA products will feature colors and themes associated with Big 12 and SEC powerhouses such as Alabama, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma. A wider selection of items and school color combos is expected to follow later in the spring or summer.
Katy Messersmith, president and head designer at Katydid Collection, predicts her label's new products will resonate most with budget-conscious students, alumni, and fans.
"Wearing school colors is a classic way for college students to show off team pride and school spirit, but can be very expensive when shopping on campus," Messersmith says. "We wanted to give these students--and other fans--a far more affordable means of dressing up for the big game or creating the trendiest room in the dorm, and we believe our new line is a major step in that direction."
Retail buyers wishing to preview Katydid Collection's college-themed product line at CAMEX 2014 must fill out an event registration form, which can be found at www.camex.org. Interested parties that are unable to attend CAMEX are invited to submit product queries via the official Katydid Collection website at www.katydidcollection.com.
Posted on February 25, 2014 by Katydid.com
Celebrities and fashion naturally go hand in hand, so it's hardly surprising that clothing, handbags, and jewelry spotted on Hollywood hotties often become the next must-have items for mainstream Americans.
Take state outline necklaces, for instance. These necklaces have been worn by such mega-stars as Eva Longoria, Katy Perry, Jessica Simpson, Anna Kendrick, Julianne Hough, and Rachel Bilson, and are now one of the latest jewelry trends because of this celebrity exposure.
If you want to emulate your favorite actress or show off some state pride, you could spend several hundred dollars on an outline necklace from an upscale boutique. Or you could make the smart choice of buying from Katydid Collection instead.
At Katydid, we offer two varieties of state necklaces: outline and cutout. State outline necklaces are plated in either gold or silver and come with an 18" chain. State cutout necklaces are gold-plated and come with a 16" chain. Both styles are chic, simple, and best of all, very affordable.
Current choices for state outline necklaces include:
Current choices for state cutout necklaces are:
We plan to keep expanding our selection of state necklaces in the coming weeks and months, so if you don't see your favorites on the list today, keep checking back!
Remember, ladies, you don't have to spend a fortune to accessorize like a glamorous actress or pop star. All you have to do is shop at Katydid Collection, where you can always find the trendiest products at bargain prices.
Posted on February 24, 2014 by Katydid Collection
There are many ways to find inspiration these days for what colors to wear each season. For this coming Fall season 2014 Pantone has just released their forecasted trending colors. From exotic reds like "Sangria" to a dignified "Royal Blue", there are many variations and hues to choose from to include in your wardrobe. Katydid Collection loves to include trending colors each season to provide freshness to the shop's assortment.
Let us know which color is your favorite! Is it "Radiant Orchid", "Aurora Red", or maybe "Misted Yellow"? Read about all the new Fall Colors here.
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Posted on February 11, 2014 by Katydid.com
Deciding what to wear for date night is always a conundrum because of all the different variables involved. For example, you have to consider where you're going, who else is going to be there, and whether or not those hot skinny jeans still fit before you can even begin to narrow down your choices.
Needless to say, putting together a great outfit for a Valentine's date takes this challenge to a whole new level as you strive for a sexy, flirty, and fun look that not only suits a particular venue but also fits your personal style.
That's where our Valentine's Date Fashion Guide comes in. We've selected amazing outfits for several Valentine's Day scenarios that will help take the guesswork out of getting dressed for your date. Read on to learn more!
For an intimate date with your guy at the fanciest place in town, nothing less than your best will suffice. So it's time to take out that little black cocktail dress, your sexiest pair of strappy heels, and the matching clutch reserved only for your most special events. Finish off the elegant look with your finest jewelry for a drop-dead gorgeous result.
You might not be going to a swanky restaurant, but you still want to look incredible for your date. We suggest black skinny jeans with a long-sleeved crop top and a chic chevron-patterned scarf in a bold color. Add a pair of fleece-lined leather Katydid boots for warmth, and our hot pink zippered wallet.
If you're headed to a party or bar, you'll want to keep things casual yet cute. Our rhinestone jeans topped by a graphic tee and Aztec-print cardigan will do the trick. Accessorize with a pink "Bursting Hearts" cuff or a white "Sweet heart" cuff to complete the outfit.
For an evening in with the girls or some one-on-one time with your man, comfort is the name of the game. Throw on your favorite pair of jeans and a rhinestone tee along with a lace Katydid hoodie that's just right for lounging on the sofa. Then make a big bowl of popcorn, uncork the wine, and fire up the DVD player for your low-key gathering.
Posted on January 28, 2014 by Katydid.com
Even though it's still January and you probably feel like you've just dusted off your favorite down jacket and pulled your cutest wool sweaters out of storage, the fashion world is already looking forward to spring. All the major design houses have shown off their spring collections, which means retailers are now rushing to stock their shelves with the newest trends.
What can we look forward to wearing once temps start warming up again? Here's what's on tap for Spring 2014:
• Black and white: This classic color combo is back in a big way, and can be found in everything from skirts and dresses to pants, blazers, and blouses.
• Pastels: If you prefer a little more variety in your wardrobe, fear not. Pastels have been a prominent feature in many a runway show this season, so get ready to play up your softer, more feminine side with pale pinks and baby blues.
• Chevron prints: Updated for modern fashionistas, the zigzagging, inverted "V" pattern of chevron prints is more than just a holdover from the '70s. It's now a spring and summer wardrobe staple that injects a dash of boldness and vivacity into otherwise plain tees, tops, dresses, and accessories.
• Aztec/dreamcatcher designs: Another common sight on the runway this season has been Aztec/dreamcatcher designs. From loud and proud to subdued and refined, the versatility of this motif means it can be worn for both casual and dressy situations. Pair an Aztec print dress with strappy sandals for lunch with the girls or add a blazer and pumps for after-dinner cocktails. Here's a preview of this trend from our upcoming Spring line:
• Baseball-style tees: Sporty and fun yet decidedly feminine, women's baseball-style tees are another must-have for spring. With a form-flattering cut, contrast raglan sleeves, and cute graphics, these tops are perfect for spending a sun-splashed afternoon at the ballpark or enjoying a day of activities in the city.
Now that you know which styles will be hot this spring, you can start buying all your favorites at Katydid Collection today!
Posted on January 6, 2014 by Katydid Collection
Photographer Mei-Chun Jau has been captivated by art and image-making all her life. She was deeply influenced in early childhood by the work of two family friends, a photographer and an artist, and was enthralled by their ability to tell stories with images. Her early interest in painting and drawing led her to study photojournalism in college, where she distinguished herself while still a student by working concurrently for two Dallas/Fort Worth area metropolitan dailies. After graduating, she interned at three newspapers, returning to the D/FW area to become a photojournalist at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram for three years before joining The Dallas Morning News. In 2008, after nine years at the DMN, she struck out on her own as a full-time freelancer. Known for artistic commitment as well as creativity and originality, Mei-Chun is as comfortable at a photo shoot with the family dog as she is with a former president of the United States. Her work has been published in FD Luxe, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Her awards include:
• Lone Star EMMY Award – Team entry for Interactivity – overview video editor - 2008
• Best of Photojournalism – Web Sites – HM for News Video and Sports Video - 2008
• Society of News Design - Award of Excellence - Special coverage, single section – 2003
• Barbara Jordan Award - Photojournalism – 2001
• Press Club of Dallas Katie Award - Photography - 2001, 2000, 1998
• Association of Women Journalists - Vivian Castleberry Award - Photography – 1998
Check out her website for more info here!
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Posted on December 16, 2013 by Katydid Collection
Katydid congratulates Shay Geyer for her recent Rising Star award in Interior Design, presented by FGI of Dallas during the Night of Stars event held November 15, 2013. It was a pleasure and honor to meet her. She is the "in the know" girl when it comes to everything interior design!
Growing up with a mother who is a highly regarded interior designer, Shay developed a natural flair for design by studying IBB Design Fine Furnishing’s founder, Beth Rafferty. An only child, she grew up frequenting the Dallas Design Center with her mom and fondly remembers creating outfits for her dolls and matching bedding out of the fabric samples her mom had gathered for projects.
Designing professionally since 2001, her passion for interiors and interior products makes creating beautiful spaces for clients a true dream job. Inspired by traveling, the arts, family & friends, Shay considers each day an opportunity to learn and grow from experiences to enrich her life as a designer. Whether starting from scratch or giving new life to existing pieces, Shay’s goal in design is to create an inviting atmosphere that reflects the personal taste of each client. Her projects are often regarded as “livable luxe” in which she infuses unique elements and statement pieces that still offer comfortable living. Shay’s vibrant personality and personal approach to design often land her high-profile and lifelong clients that trust her not only with their primary homes but also vacation homes across the country.
Shay has been the design expert for WFAA's Good Morning Texas since 2006. Her design segments can be seen on the show every Friday morning. She also writes a monthly editorial feature for Dallas based Beverly Drive magazine. She is one of IBB Design Fine Furnishing’s buyers for furniture, accessories, and lighting traveling all over the world to markets several times a year. Social media plays a large part in her daily design lifestyle. She has served on several social media panels including being a part of Kravet’s social media tour & Blogfest. As a woman who loves to throw a party, Shay hooked up with Global Views to host a tweetup for April 2010’s High Point Home Furnishings market & also with Hickory Chair for a celebrity studded fall 2010 tweetup in North Carolina. She was selected as a one of 8 designers from across the country as a Style Spotter for the 2012 April High Point Home Furnishing Market as well as the Fall 2013 Style Spotters Rewind to compete in the Style Spotter Pinterest contest.
Shay is married to wonderful man named Brian & has 2 daughters; Jaylie (8) & Brooklyn (2). They have a lovable Boxer named Roxy. Family, church & giving back to the community are high on her priority list. She is involved in several charitable organizations including Fashion Group International, Family Gateway, Junior Associates of the Dallas Museum of Art and Equest and serves on the boards for The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and The Family Place Partners Auxiliary.
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Posted on December 9, 2013 by Katydid Collection
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 Katydid Collection
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 Katydid Collection
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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