Halfway into the 2014 year, we reflect back and can’t believe how fast it has gone by and HOW FUN it has been! We leaped into new territories this Spring by launching a new compassionate collection (joining forces with PETA and Against The Grain Productions on this!), unveiling a super fun video to thank and commemorate 10 years, getting out and setting up more pop-up shops and a lot more!
We launched our CAUSES COLLECTION!
The Pin Show, Dallas, TX :: Saturday, 2.22.14
We kicked off our year in fabulous style and compassion by officially launching our Causes Collection at one of Dallas’ biggest fashion shows, The Pin Show! Our special friends received yummy vegan cookies by Reverie Bakeshop.
The collection has exclusively designed clutches with each clutch representing and supporting a cause we're passionate about. Portions of the sale from each clutch in the Causes Collection benefits the organization associated with that specific cause. We created clutches for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Against The Grain (ATG).
A pop-up at the RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR!
SXSW Edition, Austin, TX :: Saturday, 3.13-15.14
We went south to the heart of Texas or what we call the Lone Star State in mid-March to set up shop at one of the largest indie markets in the country, the special Renegade Craft Fair March Market in Austin: SXSW Edition.
Our Cykochiks are really the best fans and supporters! It was great meeting fellow indie designers, artists and fans!
A pop-up at the DESIGN DISTRICT MARKET!
Dallas, TX :: Saturday, 3.29.14
This was our second year participating in this market and it was even more fun this second time around! It's always fun when our friends and fans stop by our booth to show-off their Cykochik handbags and take pics with us!
An unveiling of our CYKOCHIK X DALLAS VIDEO!
WAAS Gallery, Dallas, TX :: Saturday, 4.12.14
Chiks just wanna have fun and we sure did with this video! We created this awesome video that features cool Dallas chiks having fun hula hooping around the Big D as our way to celebrate our 10 years (& growing) love for our fans & Dallas! We teamed up with WAAS GALLERY for POP UP, where we combined WAAS pop up art galleries + Cykochik Pop Up Shop + unveiled our CYKOCHIK X DALLAS!
Our guests enjoyed Kruto Vodka cocktails and nibbled on yummy vegan cupcakes provided by Reverie Bakeshop. We even had a Cykochik Cosmic Hula Hoop battle where each guest had to battle or knock down the other’s hula hoop. Competition got serious when they knew a Cykochik custom handbag was the winning prize!
A finalist for PETA SEXIEST VEGAN NEXT DOOR!
Who, me?! Cykochik Founder/Designer Nikki was one of the 10 female finalists for the "2014 Sexiest Vegan Next Door" contest, held by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) annually.
Although the title is kind of silly, Nikki was honored to be a selected finalist amongst so many amazing candidates! Nikki didn’t receive the title but is so thankful to the many fans and supporters who voted for her!
A pop-up at ETSY DALLAS SPRING BASH!
The Shops at Park Lane, Dallas, TX :: Saturday, 4.26.14
We had so much fun with our fans and fellow Dallas indie makers at the 6th annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash! We introduced our fun and cute heart wristlets as our newest arm candies, and they were snatched up!
We played host at the HUMANE HOEDOWN!
What an honor! We got to be on the host committee of the 1st Humane Hearts Hoedown and celebrated compassion in the Texas (what we call the Lone Star State!) and The Humane League - Dallas Office's first year in Texas!
A pop-up at WILDFLOWER ART AND MUSIC FESTIVAL!
Richardson, TX :: Friday, 5.16-18.14
Spring wrapped up nicely for us at the Wildflower Art and Music Festival! The 3-day arts and music festival gave us a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather, meet our fans and clown around!
We were featured in the SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY MAGAZINE!
This was a great birthday surprise for Cykochik Founder Nikki to see herself featured in her alma mater’s magazine that was fittingly their Celebrating World Changers Spring/Summer issue!
Spring 2014 was fabulous! We leap forward into Summer with much excitement and can't wait to collaborate with more artists and causes, plan for our sponsorship and participation at the annual Texas Veggie Fair in October, to finalize details on our annual Chiks Night Out in November and whatever fun comes our way! We hope you continue to join us on this compassionate journey!
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