Katie is proud to be a part of a cause that is dear to her heart – Anna’s Closet. In 2004, Katie’s cousin, Anna Menkel, lent her formal dress to an underclassman at St. Agnes Acadmey in Memphis who was struggling to find the perfect dress. When the young girl tried to return the designer dress, Anna’s reply was, “No, you keep it. It looks good on you!”
In memory of Anna who lost her life in 2005, and whose generosity had no limits, a committee of St. Agnes students established “Anna’s Closet” to share her good will toward all.
Over 2,300 dresses have been donated to help young women enjoy graduations and proms. This year, the event will be held on March 22, 2013. It will feature a Cocktail Party, silent auction (complete with celebrity apparel) and much more.
Here’s more exciting news! Katie and the team created a special “Anna’s Daisies” interchangeable strap to match the orange Stella handbag. Anna loved daisies, orange and pink, so this is the perfect tribute to a sweet girl. Twenty-five percent of the handbag purchase will be donated to Anna’s Closet. Visit www.katiekalsi.com to learn more.
Katie & Perry are hard at work dying leather!
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Which color would you choose?
March is your lucky month! We are offering a 20% discount on green handbags at www.katiekalsi.com. Styles include the Cecilia Leather, Melissa Suede and Leather, Sadie Leather & Stella Leather. Use code SHAMROCK20F at checkout today through March 17.
Katie & Diane presenting the MaryEllen.
It’s Who I Am. These four words have come to mean so much to Katie and the team. Through the partnership with the International Down Syndrome Coalition, we have been able to share in the excitement of World Down Syndrome Day in so many ways…
- We designed a guitar strap for Sarah Conant, who is the featured artist for WDSC.
- We participated in a cool photo shoot with Cindy Thymius.
- Best of all, we’ve developed a wonderful friendship with IDSC’s co-founder, Diane Grover.
We’re very moved by Diane’s story, her passion for individuals with Down Syndrome and her deep love for her daughter. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new handbag and strap style to support the IDSC. We’ll donate 25% of the proceeds from sales of the handbag and strap to the IDSC.
We’ve named the handbag after Diane’s sweet daughter, MaryEllen. The “Who I Am” strap is based on our design of Sarah Conant’s guitar strap and represents strength, determination and willpower. You can purchase the handbag and strap at www.katiekalsi.com. We can’t wait to see these straps and handbags on the shoulders of our fans!
To learn more about IDSC and World Down Syndrome Day, click here.
Katie and the team are very busy working on some awesome, new projects. Any guesses on what this one is?
A new project is getting squared away.