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  • Your Guide to Denim Trends this Spring 2015

    Posted on March 7, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    Spring 2015 runways were covered in denim.  Everyone's favorite casual go-to goes couture this season.  Every designer from Louis Vuitton to Gucci showed all sorts of denim designs and in some cases, head to toe denim looks.  Katydid Collection tees and tanks just happen to go perfectly with this season's hottest denim.  See what what Katydid is styling with jeans for spring 2015.

    Pattern: Switch up the classic blue with printed jeans.  When you have a cute pattern on your jeans, you can easily throw on your favorite tee or sweater and have a complete look.

    Get the look: Two by Vince Camuto Skinny Jeans Paintbrush-Print Jeans

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    Patchwork: It isn't just for old ladies anymore!  Patchwork can be very chic and fun especially when it's tailored and polished-looking.

    Get the look: Esprit Patchwork Jeans

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    Wide Leg: This is a total 1970s-inspired trend that pops up occasionally in the fashion cycle.  Wear a more fitted top to balance out the volume on the bottom.

    Get the look: ASOS Bell Flare Jeans

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    Light Wash: Turn the color volume to the opposite end of the spectrum.  While super-dark jeans will always be flattering and in style, light washes are also popular this spring.

    Get the look: Vigoss Distressed Skinny Jeans

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    Zipper Details: A decorative zipper adds a little edginess.  It's an easy way to add interest to your outfit without going over the top.

    Get the look: Paige Denim 'Demi' Ultra Skinny Jeans

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    If you're feeling bold, combine some of these trends for a look that's even more fashion forward!


    This post was posted in Trends

  • Take Katydid Tees Out to the Ball Game!

    Posted on March 3, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    KDC_Frocket_website2MLB season will be here faster than you can say home run.  When you go to a baseball game in Texas, you'll need a stylish yet sporty outfit that's comfortable and cool.  Katydid Collection has new baseball designs for 2015 that cover all of the bases so you can knock it out of the park with you outfit.  Look cute at the ballpark with a variety of Katydid tees and accessories.

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    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with tees, baseball, ballpark, spring 2015

  • St. Patrick's Day Tees by Katydid

    Posted on March 1, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    KDC_LUCKYCHARM_websiteDo you have your green outfit ready for St. Patrick's Day?  Avoid getting pinched and rock your green in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.  Make sure to order your St. Patty's Day tee from Katydid in time for March 17th.  Wearing green (better yet, a Katydid St. Patty's tee) is a must.  Who knows, maybe you'll even find a lucky 4-leaf clover on March 17th.


    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with St. Patricks Day, St. Pattys, holiday tees, march, irish, green

  • Katydid + Pantone Spring 2015

    Posted on February 25, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    L-na0215stylenf-Pantone-1Fashion's color authority, Pantone, has announced the Spring 2015 color palette: "En Plein Air."  The French title meaning "in the open air" is all about pastels and neutrals that evoke feelings of natural beauty and peace.  You'll be seeing a lot of demure colors, not bright and bold.  Folklore, floral art and nature served as the basis for Pantone's Spring 2015 color palette.  This dreamy collection of colors is a neutral basis for starting your new wardrobe.

    These minimalistic tones are meant to convey a sense of tranquility making them easy to wear and incorporate into your wardrobe.  Pantone emphasizes the importance of discovering a zen attitude and disconnecting from technology as a calm escape this season.  Obviously, it's hard to abandon the phones and computers that we rely on for everything.  Just try to remember that there is a zone of calm in the world and you can find it in Pantone's Spring 2015 palette!

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    This post was posted in Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with trends, pantone, color report, spring colors, color, spring 2015

  • Meet FGI of Dallas Rising Star Nominee Binzario Couture

    Posted on February 23, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    Binzario Couture 5Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas has nominated three talented fashion designers for the 2015 Rising Star award.  One of the nominees is Binzario Couture, a Dallas-based custom bridal company run by Luis Nazario and Andre Yabin.  Since 2007, Binzario Couture has been all that a bride could dream of when it comes to wedding dresses.  The Binzario design duo has more than 25 years of combined experience in bridal and formal dress design.  Binzario Couture is dedicated to creating customized wedding dresses to make that special day even more special.  In 2014, Binzario Couture made more than 250 brides happy with the perfect dresses.  These guys literally make dreams come true!

    ”We stress the importance of the relationship we have with our clients. It allows us to know each bride’s personality and understand her vision of the perfect wedding.”

    - Luis Nazario and Andre Yabin of Binzario Couture

    In addition to creating the perfect dress for the Binzario bride, Yabin and Nazario offer dress alterations and additions to both new and vintage dresses for brides who want to add some of their own style to their dresses.  If you have a fancy event coming up, Nazario and Yabin also design formal dresses.  Katydid congratulates Andre Yabin and Luis Nazario of Binzario Couture for their FGI Rising Stars nomination.  Find out will win this Thursday at the awards ceremony at the Galleria!  Click here to get your ticket.

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    This post was posted in Announcements, Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with wedding, FGI Dallas, events, FGI, rising stars awards, Rising Stars 2015, Binzario Couture, Andre Yabin, Luis Nazario, bridal, couture, custom

  • Meet FGI of Dallas Rising Star Nominee Lucy Dang

    Posted on February 23, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    lucydang 4_fallwinter2014Another designer represented in this year's FGI of Dallas Rising Stars awards ceremony has a feminine and classic aesthetic that shows in her clothes.  Dallas-based eveningwear designer Lucy Dang started her business about three years ago and became a quick sensation.  She was named Texas Top Designer after winning the prestigious competition in 2013.  Soon after that, Lucy Dang Dallas was recognized as the "Best Fashion Label" by the Dallas Observer.

    AAlucydang_headshotDang's couture style became commercial when she won the Belk Southern Designer Showcase competition and debuted her Lady by Lucy Dang collection in 2014.  The Lady line of eveningwear is designed exclusively for Belk and is sold at the Belk flagships.  The main Lucy Dang Dallas line is carried online and in 10 specialty boutiques (and counting!) around the world.

    Before venturing out to start her own line, Dang worked for major fashion brands like Rebecca Taylor, Nicole Miller and Dillard's.  This gave her the experience to make it on her own, and she's definitely doing a good job of that!  Join FGI of Dallas this Thursday at the Galleria to see who will become the 2015 Rising Star in the Fashion category.  Click here to get your ticket.

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    This post was posted in Announcements, Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with events, FGI, rising star, FGI of Dallas, Lucy Dang, Galleria Dallas

  • Meet FGI of Dallas Rising Star Nominee Ese Azenabor

    Posted on February 23, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    AAEse Azenabor HeadShotThe third nominee for the FGI of Dallas Rising Star in Fashion is Ese Azenabor, a women's luxury custom and RTW designer.  Azenabor was born in Nigeria and moved to Canada to pursue a degree in accounting.  It was her family's dream for her to become a doctor, lawyer or engineer.  She got to Texas as soon as she could.  But she had a different idea for her future.  In 2011, Azenabor used her self-taught designer skills to the fashion world.

    Her latest collection, SS15, is a collaboration with her sister Dose Azenabor.  Azenabor's goal is the empower women through the art of fashion.  You can shop Ese Azenabor's collection online.  The competition is fierce for the FGI of Dallas Rising Star.  Who will win?  Click here to get your ticket for Thursday's event.

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    This post was posted in Announcements, Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with fashion, FGI, rising star, FGI of Dallas, awards, Ese Azenabor

  • Oscars Red Carpet Countdown 2015

    Posted on February 21, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    2014-Oscars-Fashion-The-Best-Worst-Most-Ridiculously-FEThe Oscars are almost here and our favorite part happens before the big show.  For most fashionistas, the acting is secondary to the fashion!  Red carpet fashion is a much-discussed topic each year, and we're looking forward to seeing what the celebs are pulling out of their closets this season.  The wrong dress could ruin an actress' career, even if she is holding a little gold statue at the end of the night.  Who do you think will be the best dressed at the Oscars 2015?  Who will be the worst?  I guess we'll have to wait until Sunday night to find out!  To see the evolution of dresses for the last 86 years, check out Harper's Bazaar's slideshow.landscape_1424279471-hbz-best-actress-index


    This post was posted in Celebrity Trends, Fashion Blog, Trends and was tagged with oscars, celebrity, celeb, gowns, awards show, oscars 2015

  • FGI of Dallas Rising Stars 2015 Event at Galleria Dallas

    Posted on February 16, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    10353089_10153007144302661_9162207871195747789_nJoin Fashion Group International of Dallas in celebrating the Rising Stars 2015 nominees on Thursday, February 26 at the Galleria Dallas, on the Ice.  The evening will feature runway shows produced by the legendary Jan Strimple and and an awards ceremony to honor the talented fashion designers in Dallas.  These evening festivities will be accompanied by mingling with fellow fashion fanatics and supporting FGI of Dallas, which presents thousands of dollars in scholarships to fashion students in North Texas.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

    Katydid Collection has been a long-time supporter of FGI of Dallas.  Katydid's owner and fashion designer Katy Messersmith is a former FGI board member and has been a co-chair for previous FGI Rising Stars events.  She's most excited to see the fashion and jewelry designer nominees at the event.  The Rising Star of Fashion nominees are Lucy Dang, Luis Nazario and Andre Yabin of Binzario Couture as well as Ese Azenabor.  The Rising Star of Jewelry nominees include Shona Gilbert of Shona, Megan Thorne, and Shoshannah Frank and Casey Melton of F is for Frank.

    Check back here on the Katydid Collection blog this week to get to know the nominees.  Remember to buy your ticket to the Rising Stars 2015 event.  See you on the ice at Galleria Dallas!


    This post was posted in Announcements, Fashion Blog and was tagged with katy messersmith, FGI Dallas, events, FGI, annual event, FGI of Dallas, rising stars, rising stars awards, dallas.fgi.org, Jan Strimple, Rising Stars 2015

  • Stars and Stripes Tee on Sale for Presidents Day

    Posted on February 13, 2015 by Alexandria Small

    _02G9003We're celebrating America in honor of Presidents Day wearing this super-cool Katydid Stars and Stripes flag tee that happens to be on sale for $24.95 this weekend.  Katydid puts an edgy spin on this classic flag tee with a graphic design and faux leather sleeves.  It's definitely a new way to rock stars and stripes!  Pair your Stars and Stripes tee with faux leather leggings for a simply chic look this Presidents Day.  Get yours for a special price of $24.95 (was $36.95).  Pick from 3 cute colors and God bless America!


    This post was posted in Special Offers and was tagged with Katydid, sale, USA, graphic tees, President's Day, America, 2015, stars and stripes, flag

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