Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Trunk Show Wrap-Up

The Evil Kitty Trunk Show this past weekend was a fabulous success!! The new Spring collection looked amazing on the models, and everyone who attended left with a smile on their face and a treat in their hands.

I was so impressed by the amount of creative talent in that room. The work that was being done by the stylists and make-up artists from Sugar and Spice was stunning. They put out their best ideas and turned a handful of pretty but plain women into the shockingly gorgeous Alice In Wonderland themed dress models that were lounging and mingling around the event space. My personal favorite was the Red Queen, with her giant heart-shaped hair and savage red eyeshadow under coal defined brows. But of course, who could forget the White Queen, our lovely male model in drag with a personality on par with the playful and unique white corset top and matching feather-accented skirt he was was rockin'.

Not only did they do a great job with the models, but they made our very own 'Woman of Glamour' Lidia, look like a million bucks. She was sporting her signature blue and black lace dress from the Spring collection. Many of the attendees of the event also left with shiny lips and dazzling eyes, that is if they didn't lose some of their lipstick on the yummy treats that were there!

Swim Cafe helped promote our event by baking up some sweet and savory treats for the shoppers. I indulged in a few myself- but who could resist the cupcakes, frosted in theme with the Blue spring collection. There was Vegan Vanilla Bean - Yum! - Red Velvet, and Double Chocolate deliciousness! Another must try was the lavender rosemary scone. Karen and Tiff baked the goodies themselves, and the real treat was to see how much fun they were having watching everyone devour them!

Over all, this event was a Must, and I hope that you all had a chance to stop by and meet Lidia and see the wonderful new spring collection. If you missed it, be sure to keep checking back- there are many exciting things happening here, and the collection is still available online at

Find out more about the Spring Trunk Show here:

Sugar & Spice Photos -

Joseph Pape's Photos -

Paul Saini's Photos -

Darel White's Photos -

Marta Ben-David's Photos -

Monday, April 5, 2010

Evil kitty Trunk Show This Saturday!

The Evil Kitty trunk Show is right around the corner, and we could not be more excited! In addition to seeing the much anticipated Spring collection in it’s lovely shades of blue, we have gotten some really great contributors for the event. Bust-- our favorite ‘fierce, funny, and proud to be female’ magazine, will be giving out free copies of their publication; Swim CafĂ©- a yummy little spot in Noble Square worth raving about- will be providing sweet treats; the infamous Sugar and Spice will be getting you glamorous with free mini makeovers; and many other little surprises including organic teas and lip balms are awaiting you THIS SATURDAY!! at 11am.

Everyone has been putting so much work into ensuring that this will be an event to remember. I can’t wait to see the live models that will be wearing pieces from the new collection- it will be like our own private runway show right there in the store.

Comparisons have been made between Lidia’s newest collection for Evil Kitty, and the creative costuming behind Tim Burton’s latest film ‘Alice in Wonderland’, and after seeing the movie last night, I have to agree. Lidia brings the same sense of innocence and creative abandon edged with a subtly feminine and punk appeal that Alice’s gowns brought to the ravaged yet intensely beautiful world of Wonderland. Maybe you will have your own comparisons to make of the new collection- we want to hear them!

There’s a lot to look forward to this weekend. Of course, none of it would have been possible without the support of the 900 Shops, the Fashion Incubator, and the encouragement of our loyal fashionistas. And don’t forget- the first 30 people in line at 11am get a free goodie bag if you’ve RSVP’d, so send us a shout at See you there!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Japan Fashion Week day 1 and 2

Japan Fashion Week is finally here. It's only been a month and a half since the NYFW, but it felt like eternity. Did you hear the rumors? JPW is in trouble. The government will only help finance it till 2012. I have to 2 years to get my s..t together and try  show there. I think I can do it. Any investors out there?
After 2 days I already have my favorite designer: Eri Matsui - asymmetry has never looked more beautiful. 

Monday, March 22, 2010

Evil Kitty collection at the prestigious 900 SHOPS

The opening of the LAUNCH SHOP at The 900 Shops was a success. Guests paid $25 to meet the new designers accepted by the Chicago Fashion Incubator, to support the program, as well as to shop for the latest styles from the CFI's alumni.

I arrived quite early and the place was already crowded. The new kids were exhibiting their creations in the "event room," drinks were flowing and everyone seemed to have a good time. It was nice to see so many familiar faces. After a chat with Meghan from Style Admirer, I made my way to the boutique. Of course, the dress that was put on the mannequin was the same dress I chose to wear that evening! I hope my "Lace Mini Dress" stuck in people's mind.

 CFI's Launch Shop is located on the 5th floor of The 900 Shops, at 900 North Michigan Avenue. The hours are: Thur-Sat 10am-7pm, Sunday 12-6pm. Stop by and buy some new 2010 Evil Kitty dresses. The shop will only stay open for a month, till April 18th. 

Other reviews:
"Chicago Fashion Incubator Popup Shop Preview" by Heather Kenny
My other posts involving The Incubator:
Remembering The Chicago Fashion Incubator!
Hanging out with Terry Lundgren and Tommy Hilfiger
Chicago Fashion Incubator....I will miss you!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Unexpectedly found...

Evil Kitty at St. Louis Fashion Week video on YouTube. The girls looked beautiful. However, there are some funny parts to this video. Why is the 1st model going so fast? Why is the 2nd model going so slow? The girls are so tall that you are not able to see me till the very end :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

My March music crush

The Best Live Performance of the Year...

MUSE at the United Center, Chicago, March 12th
That's true; I didn't want to go to this show. I'm so glad Sean convinced me to go. The live set and the performance was amazing. I absolutely loved the 6 huge light boxes. I'd love to use them at an Evil Kitty Fashion Show one day.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Designer Networking Event at The Chicago Creative Lounge

On Monday, February 8th the Mayors Fashion Council hosted a designer discussion and reception at the Creative Lounge Chicago. It was a fabulous success, being well attended and hosted by some of Chicago’s most successful creatives.

The morning began with an opportunity to mingle over muffins and hot coffee; while new connections were made between attendees from all aspects of the fashion industry. I met a range of people, from students in their senior year at one of the many local fashion institutes, to seasoned veterans of the fashion industry who were there to voice their concerns over the impact the economy has made on their local businesses.

The event was officially opened through an introduction by it’s hosts, including a foreward by Lee Allison and recognition of the designers who currently work out of the studio space at the Creative Lounge- including our very own Lidia Wachowska, the creative mastermind behind Evil Kitty.

After a little background about the space itself, each table of attendees became it’s own discussion group, headed by a member of The Chicago Fashion Council. The point of the discussion group was to be a forum in which to voice your questions and concerns, and a place to bounce feedback and suggestions off your fellow designers. Our table was headed by Lee Allison, and primarily consisted of this years group of incoming designers into the Macy’s Fashion Incubator. A few of the topics covered included the question of how to keep designers local, and the need to bring big businesses back to Chicago, such as Sears, who often employed many of the hundreds of new fashion graduates pouring out of our schools each year. The economic effect on local small businesses was a hot topic, of which it was continuously concluded that a sense of community and shared resources between designers would be the only thing that can keep Chicago moving towards it’s goal of having a real and sustainable presence as a fashion capitol.

As a move toward building a sense of community in the Chicago fashion scene, this was a fantastic step in the right direction. I saw people everywhere connecting with friends, exchanging business cards, and sharing advice on everything from where to find space to how to get in touch with local manufacturers. The event even extended beyond the borders of fashion to include local artists whose installations were not only the centerpiece of the space itself, but created a great topic of conversation for all the new connections happening around them.

Keep checking back with us, as there are many more great upcoming events that will be happening at The Chicago Creative Lounge. You can look forward to seeing some of Chicago’s hottest new labels premiere there collections here, as well as meet Lidia and some of Chicago’s hottest up and coming talent.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New Item Alert - Evil Kitty Tote

It's a bummer that you can't wear our t-shirts to work or at family functions, but you can always express your love for Evil Kitty by carrying this tote. With the vibrant colors, polka dots and padded handles, you can always show your 'Evil' side.
Length: 17" Width: 14"

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rose at the NYFW

Last week I gave this dress to my friend Rose. She was leaving for the New York Fashion Week. She wore it today, got tons of compliments and try to get me famous at the same time. You rock Girl!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Parker + Paige feature Chicago designers

We were included in an article published on January 15th titled: "Chi-Town: On the Lookout for the newest Emerging Designer, We Discover Chicago's Chalk-full of Talent"

Here is a small tease...
"Perfectly fit for a girl with an edge, Evil Kitty’s designs are bold and brassy with a flirtatious touch. Many pieces stamped with the Evil Kitty herself, the collections include lace-trimmed mini-skirts, striped arm warmers and hot shorts. Decorated with ribbons, leopard print and safety pins, the adventurous collections are complemented with an upscale couture line featuring elegant fitted dresses and jackets. Nevertheless, Evil Kitty always keeps her frisky attitude. "

To read more go to....

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Evil Kitty's Giveaway on

Thank you to Funky Finds for hosting the "Evil Kitty Giveaway." The winner will get our popular zipped hoody. To enter go here and leave a comment noting your favorite piece. Please leave an email address so they can contact the winner. Giveaway ends at Midnight EST, Tuesday, January 26.

In March of 2006, Jessica Dougherty launched Funky Finds. She started the blog at the suggestion of friends who were excited to receive the "funky" and cool "finds" she regularly emailed to them. Jessica was raised in an environment that encouraged creativity, so the direction of Funky Finds began to focus on the work of independent artists, crafters & designers.