Wednesday, August 26, 2009

kikaCares about New Image

New Image Representatives
Lucy Eisele, Brenda Wilson-Founder of New Image, Lynda Moran Assistant Director of New Image, Kika Pres. Kim Shaw, Kika V.P. Kirstyn Shaw

On August 24th during the "Road to the Runway" event, consultants and sales representatives were able to be involved first hand in kikaCares. Brenda Wilson, Founder, Operator and CEO of the New Image Shelter, and her twin sister Lynda Moran, Assistant Director of New Image (pictured above), spoke with us about the challenges and triumphs they are currently facing. Gift bags were made for homeless and low income women who are trying to get back on their feet. The bag included a new wardrobe (over $500 worth of Kika clothing), toiletries, and a personalized note of encouragement!

The MISSION of New Image is to: (1) decrease and (2) prevent homelessness throughout Los Angeles County by providing comprehensive Case Management and Supportive Services, housing, job search and placement, outreach, and referral services.

We were excited and honored to take part in what New Image is doing in Southern California.

More information about New Image can be found on their web-site at

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

JADA: Simple & Classic

This may look like a basic knit top but don't be fooled! The Jada has many features that exude luxury and comfort while upholding it's simple and classic look. To start, it's scoop neck will flatter any figure and gathered details on the center neckline will add a touch of interests and a dash of femininity! The sides are designed with ruching that will hide even the most difficult tummies! It sports a 3/4 sleeve and, as if it could get any better, is made from our recycled poly-cotton jersey!

FALL LOOKS to try with the Jada:
Jada + Vest + Jeans + Chunky Boots
Jada + Basic Pant + Statement Heels + Chunky Gold Jewelry
Jada + Lacey Skirt + Heels
Jada + Short Skirt + Knee High Boots
Jada + Blazer Jacket + Dark Jeans + Platform Heels

Whatever your style, you can't go wrong!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


From printed tops, to flowing dresses, undies, to stockings; This seasons LACE trend is as fun or fancy as you want it to be! Here is our Lace Tank and Lace Megan and how to dress it up or down. Go with classic black and white, earthy mocha, or be bold with a splash of color! And you can never go wrong with a pair of lace stockings! (Pictured above and available at stores like Talbots, Nordstrom, and Urban Outfitters for around $16)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Women's News & Interviews

Above: Design group "Raven and Lily" working with women in
Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world,
to teach new design skills, and help create a market for their products.

At Kika Paprika we celebrate the spirit of those who triumph, especially women. We're not feminists, but we know many of our sisters around the globe don't have the freedom or opportunities that we have to follow our dreams and bring change to the world. Issues such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, sex trafficking, labor trafficking, and abuse keep women around the world enslaved from becoming who they are meant to be. We recognize that these issues aren't just happening in far away places, but often times in our own cities and neighborhoods here in America. Kika doesn't want to be just another clothing company focused on making money at the expense of others. Kika's founder, Kim Shaw, knew from the beginning that she wanted a business that focused on economic opportunities for women, and a social consciousness for everyone who would be involved in making that possible.
"I want to see women who are filled with potential,
live their dreams."

~Kim Shaw, Kika Paprika Founder and President

In this segment of the blog we would like to include quotes, stories, and interviews about women who inspire all of us to live our dreams and make this world a better place.


If you would like to nominate a person and share their story, or have them interviewed, please contact us at Tell us your name, location, person you are nominating and why. We will review all submissions and respond as quickly as possible.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Introducing Web on Wednesday ("WOW")!

Welcome to the official kikaPaprika blog! Your source for kika news, reviews, philanthropy projects, fashion, and more! Look for us every Wednesday with a new post!

First Wednesday of the month = Interviews & Women's News
Second Wednesday of the month = Apparel News and Trends
Third Wednesday of the month = Wardrobe Wednesday (a survey of our favorite things!)
Fourth Wednesday of the month = kikaCares

W.O.W.! Don't be left behind! Add us to the blogs you follow, or book-mark us! If you have a suggestion, inspiring person you would like us to interview, or trends that are inspiring you, please contact us at!