Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sugar & Spice...can't get enough of you!

Thank you for all of you who attended "Fashion & Shopping Extravaganza" on Dec 5th. It was a blast. It was great to see you all.
One of the highlights of this event were free makeovers by Sugar & Spice.
Check out some of the photos taken by very talented Aza, one of the founders of Sugar & Spice.

Monday, November 30, 2009

FREE makeovers from SUGAR & SPICE

Three months ago I got an email from a company called Sugar & Spice. "How appropriate," I thought, "I'd love to work with anybody with that name." Little that I knew, Sugar & Spice would become my favorite destination for hair, makeup and photography. Yes, they can provide the whole package. They are an amazing collective of creative minds whose main agenda is to make you look beautiful.

Don't miss them at our event this Saturday, Dec. 5th: "Fashion & Shopping Extravaganza."
Sugar & Spice will be offering free makeovers!

Learn more about them, their services and their make-up line at their website www.sugaryourspice.com

Check out their creations at the recent Rosina Mae show.

Monday, November 23, 2009

News and updates!

I've been so busy getting ready to out shopping event on Dec 5th. Here are some news and updates..

Rosina Mae fashion show was outstanding last night. Check out some of the photos here:
Come and meet Rose Turner, the designer behind Rosina Mae, at our event on Dec 5th: "Fashion & Shopping Extravaganza." She will be selling pieces from her new line.

Our dear friend and fellow designer Janet Masamitsu of Janet Jewelry www.janetjewelry.com is sending us a necklace to be added to our raffle. Check out the "Evil Necklace" Janet made for me. http://www.evilkitty.net/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=104. If you really like her creations, go www.janetjewelry.com and make your purchase by 11/30/09 to receive 20% off. Enter EARLYBIRD at check out.

Smashing Darling will have a raffle for a $100 e-gift card to be spent at: www.smashingdarling.com
SmashingDarling is the online destination for anything new and emerging fashion, bringing together independent fashion designers with individuals who seek a unique fashion edge

Our Facebook event page has been created. confirm your attendance here:

Our event and Anastasia Chatzka's pink squirrel has been listed on the "Streets of Wicker." Check it out here:

Monday, November 16, 2009

Save the date...

I'm putting together a shopping event in our new space (the creative lounge CHICAGO) in Wicker Park. This is a big deal. I haven't organized and promoted an event since my sample sale in January.

I'm putting a lot of time and energy into promoting this event. It's time consuming, but I don't mind doing it. All the designers are very talented and I hope they get a lot of exposure from it.

Hope you can make it. Bring your friends and family.

More info...

Fashion Rocks Chicago & See More Shopping would like to invite you to...

Fashion & Shopping Extravaganza
at the creative lounge CHICAGO
in the heart of Wicker Park

Buy a beautiful Holiday dress and pick up gifts for friends and family while enjoying complimentary snacks.

When: Sat. Dec 5th, 11am-5pm

Where: creative lounge CHICAGO
1564 N. Damen, 3rd floor

feat. Chicago's top established and up-and-coming independent designers...

Evil Kitty
Anastasia Chatzka
CC Bella
Rosina Mae
Mr. Tastees

+ more

Admission: FREE

Please rsvp to

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information go to:
& www.SeeMoreShopping.com

Our partners:
We Give To Get
Smashing Darling
Rock Uniform

News and Updates:

Smashing Darling will have a raffle for a $100 e-gift card to be spent at: www.smashingdarling.com
SmashingDarling is the online destination for anything new and emerging fashion, bringing together independent fashion designers with individuals who seek a unique fashion edge
Our Facebook event page has been created. confirm your attendance here:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saint Louis Fashion Week 2009

Our trip to Saint Louis was filled with a lot of excitement and curiosity. We were caring a little bit of weight on our shoulders. After all, we were there because of you. You voted religiously to put us in one of the top spots and we wanted to make you proud. After a short flight from Chicago, we arrived at the Lumière Hotel and Casino. While I tried to check in, Sean was mesmerized by a huge five-story-tall waterfall in the atrium. My husband is quite "aquatic;" any sight of water puts him in a trance.

The lobby was buzzing. You could feel the excitement of people getting ready for the VIP party and for the very first show: "Project: Design!" All of a sudden I noticed Attilio D'Agostino, the founder of the St. Louis Fashion Week. I ran quickly to introduce myself. He gave me a big hug and welcomed me to the event. How great was that!? I instantly felt welcomed. Attilio is also a co-founder of Alive Magazine "St. Louis' Hottest Magazine, featuring the latest in fashion, shopping, food and entertainment!" I spent most of my time that evening putting final touches on the clothes. I wanted everything to be ready for the show.

Next day I got a phone call from Marylyn who informed me she would be my assistant for the entire day. She was great. She put up with all my requests. She made sure I didn't miss any important meetings, rehearsals or interviews. We went backstage were I saw 3 rows of Bakers shoes waiting for me. They looked great on their website, but they looked even better in person. Two of my models were already waiting for me and we started fittings promptly with help of Yoko and Jessica, my dressers

Everything was going smoothly. However every time I tried to leave and have a quick snack with Sean my phone rang. Marylyn was looking for me. I finally sneaked out for a veggie burger and of course I missed a quick meeting. That's ok. I was there to meet with the judges and to meet Jillian Lewis, a Project Runway finalist and a judge. Jillian was also debuting her Spring collection at the show.

The designers I really wanted to talk to was AJ Thouvenot and Ryan Coyne of Trashbiscuit. Theirs designs were so much fun. Think turquoise blue and yellow vinyl faux flight attendant suit and bright pink feather dresses. I hoping to bring them to Chicago for a fashion show.

All the preparation and anticipation finally ended at 7pm. All my models were lined up and ready to go. We had to wait a little bit longer for Clinton Kelly and Stacy London from "What Not to Wear" to do their "thing." It's hard to say if people knew they would open the show. It was a big secret. However, the crowd was filled with their fans. Two women sitting next to Sean couldn't contain their excitement.

We were next. Evil Kitty opened the show. The girls looked beautiful. The only stress was brought by quick changes. We had 8 models and 12 looks. Quick model parade ended the show and I was free to watch the other collections.

My collection was consisted of 12 looks. They were mostly dresses, but of different lengths, shapes and textures. I picked a similar color scheme to bring the collection together. All the outfits were light blue, black and turquoise blue.
Here are some pictures (courtesy of Schwigen Photography)

Saint Louis Fashion Week
Alive Magazine
Rock Uniform
Schwigen Photography

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fabric Sale

Looking for great fabrics for your school projects this semester?
Come shop fabrics from two local designers at wholesale prices!

Sat, October 10th, 10am-3pm

Where: Studio of Kate Boggiano and Evil Kitty
2150 S. Canalport Ave Suite #3A3, Chicago, IL 60608

Evil Kitty: Shop great knits from our previous collections. All fabrics will be $1-$3/yd. Hurry while supplies last!

Kate Boggiano: Tired of having the same fabrics as other people? Shop our selection of high end fabrics from around the world. From Japanese silks to Sea Island cottons, our selection of overstock or out of stock fabrics will be perfect for all your school needs. Priced from $3.95-$13.00/yard, you'll be amazed at the quality, price, and great selection you'll find in one place.

Free parking available. First come first served.

To receive additional 10% off your purchase RSVP to lidia@evilkitty.net by 10/9/09

Monday, September 28, 2009

Evil Kitty T-shirt sale

Our last t-shirt sale was a big hit and we knew we would bring it back.
Here it is...from now on till Oct. 4th you can purchase any Evil Kitty t-shirt for only $20.

This time we are adding a small twist or rather a wider amount of merchandise to choose from. We are adding some of our long sleeve tops to the mix.

Hope you enjoy our sale.

It ends on October 4th at midnight.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Evil Kitty's Wedding

...not really. It was Ranise's wedding, but we made her dress.

We met Ranise at one of our shopping events and became good friends.
She was hunting for a perfect wedding dress (by perfect I mean; unique and punk rock). There was nothing out there that she really liked, so she commissioned us to make her one.

Thank you Ranise!
We really enjoyed making it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Evil Kitten Spotlight

We'd like to introduce the youngest Evil Kitten: Zoë.
Her mom is also an Evil Kitten who supported us from the very beginning.
We were awaiting Zoë's arrival with a lot of excitement, so we decided to make her a new Evil Kitty wardrobe.
I must admit - she is a great model!
If you have any tiny kittens in your family, email us and we'll make them a new EK wardrobe.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thank you for voting!

Thank you sooooo much for voting for me and Evil Kitty to participate in the St. Louis Fashion Week. There were some of you who put your minds and hearts into it. You know who you are. I'm sorry we didn't make it to the top 6. We ended up taking the 11th spot. This is not bad considering that we started quite late. I was amazed watching the amounts of votes increase day by day.

Next time this opportunity comes along I will be one of the 1st people to sign up, I promise. This will give us a better chance of winning. Can't thank you enough for voting and for spreading the word. If any opportunities arise because of it, you'll be the 1st to know.

To read our previous post about the St. Louis Fashion Week click here

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Evil Kitty Newsletter

For all Evil Kitty news and updates, check out our latest newsletter.
You can view it online right here

If you like to receive it regularly, scroll down and click "Join our mailing list."

You will be first to know about our sales, events and other hot happenings at the Evil Kitty Headquarters.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Vote for Evil Kitty

Hi Everyone! Vote for me and Evil Kitty to participate in the Saint Louis Fashion Week. I'll get a chance to compete for $30,000. You can vote 1 per hour. Thank you for your help!


We just moved from 16th to 15th place. We have to make it to top 6 to be included in the Saint Louis Fashion Week. Keep on voting!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It worked!!!

I never know if an email I sent to a publication reaches the editor. I predict most of my emails end up in the spam folder. As a hopeless dreamer I keep sending them, thinking one of these days my emails reach the right person.

Last week my prayers were answered. Miss Elle from the brokeandbeautiful.com read my email and wrote a lengthy article on www.awakenedaesthetic.com. She looked through all of my designs, picked her favorites and even analyzed our shipping policy. She really did her research before writing this piece. I'm very impressed. Thank you Miss Elle.
Read more of her writing at brokeandbeautiful.com
To read the Evil Kitty article go to www.awakenedaesthetic.com/2009/09/about-having-a-penchant-for-cats

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My Snow Princess Collection

It was great show. It really was. "The Chicago Is...Red Hot" 2008 didn't disappoint. The disappointing part was the lack of coverage afterwards. I haven't seen much of pictures and write-up even in the local press. Therefore I was excited to find this, a post on RUNWAY TO RETAIL blog: runwaytoretail.blogspot.com/2008/10/red-hot.html

Check out the second photo from the top. That's my "Snow Princess Collection." It's fun and girly and it has all the Evil Kitty traits, but it won't be available for sale on our website. Most of the pieces were created especially for the runway. No worries, you can still order them individually. We accept custom orders. Just email me at lidia@evilkitty.net.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Take Evil Kitty on vacation and win a $250 shopping spree

Hope you are enjoying the summer. We also hope you bring your Evil Kitty attire wherever you go.

This month we will ask you to take a picture of yourself wearing Evil Kitty at any of your summer destinations. Be creative and have fun. We will post the pictures online and pick the winners in September.

The prizes will include: $250 shopping spree (1st place), $100 (2nd place) and Party Kitty fan club package (3rd place).

If your closet doesn't include EK apparel, don't panic. There is still time to buy and item or two.

Email your photos to lidia@evilkitty.net. Contest deadline has been extended to: September 20th.

The circle of judges will include our Evil Kittens (fan club members). If you prefer to be a judge not a contestant, sign up for the fan club right here.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lollapalooza Day 2 - Dante's Inferno, but hotter

Arctic Monkeys!

I was able to see 6 bands on this hot and humid day. Someone on Twitter said: "it's like Dante's Inferno, but hotter." I'm surprised no one jumped into the Buckingham Fountain to cool off. I think Arctic Monkeys stole the show. Can't wait to see them again at Reading.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Depeche Mode vs Kings of Leon - Lollapalooza day 1

Mud, music and alcohol resulted in a pretty good festival day. I had my secret weapon: pink galoshes I could go where other people didn't dare to go. Big puddles = easy shortcuts.

We got there just in time to see the Thievery Corporation. I really liked them, so did the crowd. The mud dancing had officially started. Yet after 3 songs I felt my husband pulling me toward another stage. He was in a hurry to see Peter Bjorn And John. I liked them, but wished I could finish watching TC.

Let's forward to the headliners. So who was better; Depeche Mode or Kings of Leon? I have to say: Kings of Leon. I love you Dave Gahan, but you can't play new songs and expect the crowd to "get into it." We were hoping for more of the "oldies, but goodies." On the other hand, KOL's last record was amazing, everyone new it and everyone sang along.

My festival's highlight: seeing Perry Farell backstage.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Evil Kitty at the Designers of Chicago exhibit at Macy's

If you are in Chicago and shopping at Macy's on State, stop by the 7th floor and view the Designers of Chicago exhibit. You can find our "Harold Washington" dress (inspired by the Harold Washington library) next to other Chicago Fashion Incubator designers. To read more about this dress click here. To order it email me at lidia@evilkitty.net

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Selling by The Picasso

It's been a while since I visited the Daley Plaza in Chicago. Today I had a perfect opportunity to hang out by The Picasso. I participated in the Chicago Sidewalk Sale.
It was a great event. Thank you to all of you who stopped by our booth. I enjoyed chatting with you. Even the weather was perfect. Can't wait to go back tomorrow.

Michele + Janet + Sasha



Evil Kitty designs on the runways

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pitchfork Festival - Day Three

I'm out of Evil Kitty pins. They all ended up in the hands of the festival goers. Now I can relax, listen to music and wait for the Flaming Lips.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Promoting Evil Kitty at Pitchfork 2009

I found a perfect opportunity to promote Evil Kitty - Pitchfork Festival 2009. Friday was really busy and I was worried that we would miss Jesus Lizard (the band my husband was really excited to see). Thankfully we finished work early, found a decent parking spot, grabbed a beer, picked up a large bag of pins from Busy Beaver's booth and got to the stage just as the band started to play.
Even though I didn't know much about Jesus Lizard, I loved the show. You can always "appreciate" a guys who stagedives, only to get back on stage and to insult his audience; calling them "weak".

Today was more mellow. I spent half of the day walking around and giving out Evil Kitty pins.

Can't wait for Flaming Lips!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hanging out with Terry Lundgren and Tommy Hilfiger

Me and Tommy Hilfiger

The Chicago Fashion Focus (fashion week) was officially announced today during a press conference at Macy’s on State Street. The 2 main guests were: Terry Lundgren, the CEO of Macy’s and Tommy Hilfiger. The Chicago fashion industry is quite small and everyone knows everyone. It was good to catch up with other designers and the industry professionals.

I was invited as an alumna of the Chicago Fashion Incubator. I completed the program last year along with 5 other designers; here is more information about the program. It was good to see the Incubator space again, it looked great by the way, and to see my fellow awardees.
The most exciting moment came at the end, when we had a round table discussion with Terry Lundgren and Tommy Hilfiger. We asked them questions and they offered some interesting answers. The most depressing moment: Tommy talking about getting investors and having money to back your line. I wish…

Me and Terry Lundgren

Monday, June 29, 2009

Save the date...

Chicago Sidewalk Sale

You can view our new Summer 2009 collection in person at the Chicago Sidewalk Sale. In addition to viewing the new styles, you will get a chance to purchase all the Evil Kitty classics for a discounted price. Don't miss the fashion show at noon.

When: Tue. Jul 21, 2009 - Wed. Jul 22, 2009
10 AM to 3 PM
Fashion Show: Noon - 1 pm

Where: Daley Plaza, Washington St.
Dearborn St. & Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Admission: FREE

Chicago Sidewalk Sale is an annual outdoor emporium that offers everything for the fashion savvy. Stop by and view creations from local boutiques, fashion and accessory designers. Drop by at lunchtime each day for a fashion show featuring looks available at the sale. The event is brought to you by The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about this event click here.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Another great cause

The Evil Kity Team is passionate about many different issues. If you've been a loyal fan, you know how much we care about fair treatment of workers all around the globe. That's why we pleaded to never use sweatshops to produce our clothes.

Till today I didn’t get a chance to voice my support to any specific organization. However, after receiving email from Sara Wilson from The Fresh Air Fund, I decided to give it a plug.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer vacations to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Nearly 10,000 New York City children enjoy free Fresh Air Fund programs annually. In 2008, close to 5,000 children visited volunteer host families in suburbs and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada. 3,000 children also attended five Fresh Air camps on a 2,300-acre site in Fishkill, New York. The Fund’s year-round camping program serves an additional 2,000 young people each year.

For the next couple of days, any gift you make to The Fresh Air Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous group of donors. Go here to donate.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Just added...Evil Kitty Flirty Dress

I just added Evil Kitty Flirty Dress to our summer collection. It's a fun dress with satin top and georgette skirt. The chiffon straps will make you feel very girly.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Summer collection is here!

Hope you'll enjoy our new summer collection. We have new t-shirts, cute dresses and flirty skirts. Don't hesitate to ask us questions about the new goodies.
If you live in Chicago or plan on visiting the city this summer, stop by our new studio and view the new collection in person. I'm looking forward seeing you!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Summer collection coming very soon

Don't forget to visit www.evilkitty.net this Tuesday. We will be unveiling our new summer collection.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I have a crush on PJ Harvey

That's true. She is the best female artist out there in my opinion. Polly Jean is powerful, sexy, mysterious, very talented and unpredictable.
I saw her last night and she did not disappoint. I had mixed feelings before the concert. I just finished listening to her last record and wasn't that impressed. I'm still waiting for her to top "Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea," which was an excellent record. Even though the songs she picked weren't my favorites, she still managed to keep my attention through the entire show.

One of her amazing performances:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Evil Kitty give away on SheKnows.com

SheKnows.com sponsors an Evil Kitty give away this month. Go to www.sheknows.com for your chance to win Evil Kitty Explosion Top and Evil Kitty Jersey Dress

Contest end date: June 27, 2009
Open to: US/Canada residents 18 & over

Good Luck!

Friday, May 29, 2009


Ok maybe I didn't tell you I was leaving. As a matter of fact, I spent last 3 weeks in Warsaw. No worries, Evil Kitty was in good hands. I was also watching over it from oversees. The company is fine, but my blog and the fan club were neglected. Forgive me Evil Kittens. I'll take care of you soon.

My sis and I (I'm wearing the pink Nick Cave's tee):

Warsaw from our hotel window:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Item Alert!

We have a new addition to our collection: "E" Kitty Fitted Tee

It's a great black tee a dominant "e" logo and the word "kitty" inscribed in the middle. The t-shirt is made from a soft and 100% cotton jersey fabric.

To get one click here

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oldie But Goodie

While I'm getting ready to launch another new t-shirt, I'd like to pay a little tribute to our classic tee: the "Black Evil Kitty T-shirt." The design is very simple, yet loved by many. Even Chicago Magazine noticed its subtle charm and featured it on its pages in July 2008. International performing musician; Peaches, wore it to one of her photoshoots.