Ms. Florida America 2013, Amanda Wamunyima, overcomes adversity in quest to represent Florida at the Ms. America pageant.

Ms. Amanda Wamunyima who is currently the reigning Ms. Florida America 2013 will be representing Florida at the Ms. America 2013 pageant on June 23, 2013 at 3050 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, California 92626. Ms. Florida America 2013She is also Ms. Orlando US 2013 and holds past titles of Miss Katy US 2012, Miss African American 2012, Miss Africa USA People’s Choice 2010, and Miss Zambia USA 2010.
amanda-13-ms-orlando-2013-2Having worked for top pulmonologists and hospitals in Central Florida, the international model, aspiring actress, business owner, and humanitarian has graced various prestigious fashion shows including Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Houston International Fashion Week , Fashion Illusion and Fashionably Alive.Amanda Wamunyima wearing TeKay Designs dress at Houston International Fashion WeekThe United States has always attracted strivers from every corner of the globe, who are often willing to risk great hardships to arrive here. The reigning Ms. Florida America, Amanda Wamunyima, is no exception. A real life princess due to her Lozi heritage (Zambia Africa), Amanda is the brand Ambassador for Drive4COPD, a campaign that educates about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a platform she will be representing at the Ms. America 2013 pageant.
amanda-pageant-gown13Amanda is a first generation immigrant from the country of Zambia. Born to a military family in Zambia, in a highly volatile continent like Africa, a life of poverty and struggle for the basic amenities were the predominant features of her life. The breaking point arrived unceremoniously, when her dad passed away and she lost a sister to AIDS. Amanda and her only surviving sister Hope decided that the land of the FREE where dreams come true for those who believe was now or never for them. America was the natural choice!
amanda-pageant-gown1a“My story is one that has been told over and over again. Born in Africa, life was hard. Living without good drinking water, food, and medical care, my family and I had to make a decision to get up and move or stay and die. My journey to the USA was an adventure in itself what with escaping from a burning bus, being detained for breaking the window through which I escaped, fleeing from lions, getting up close and personal with wild elephants and much more. ” states Ms. Wamunyima.
IMG_2431-finalIt is a miracle she survived all this but this would of course be attributed to her burning desire to survive and make something of her life. Ms. Wamunyima had the spirit needed to overcome any challenge and the steely determination to succeed against all odds. It is this very spirit that America welcomes and rewards. She embodies what The United States of America has stood for from time immemorial. Anyone with a dream and willing to work hard would definitely find whatever they are looking for here and that is the life that Ms. Florida America 2013, Amanda Wamunyima is living.

Ms. Florida America 2013

Ms. Florida America 2013

TeKay Designs, an international fashion house based in Houston Texas which is most noted for providing unique and ethnic bridal and formal wear, as well as handcrafted fashion jewelry for customers in the U.S.A and worldwide, is the official wardrobe designer for Ms. Florida America, Amanda Wamunyima. With over 14 years of history, TeKay Designs has been featured in numerous print publications including: The Knot Magazine, The New York Times, Get Married Magazine, Bridal Guide Magazine, Self Magazine, African Vibes Magazine, Fashion Avenue News, Longe Magazine, etc.
IMG_1012mdThe company’s Queen of the Brides collection offers high-end couture bridal and formal gowns complete with headpieces and custom jewelry representing ancient Queens and women of power from Egypt, India, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, etc. “TeKay Designs is proud to be dressing the reigning Ms. Florida America 2013. We are pleased to sponsor a truly phenomenal woman like Amanda Wamunyima who we believe is making a difference by helping those less fortunate. She is a special young lady who has shown extraordinary determination in overcoming challenges.” states TeKay Designs’ Creative Director, Kimma Wreh.
DSC_5916mdMs. Wamunyima has also volunteered in various philanthropic centers as well as hosted events for the Africa News Digest TV, Young Composes Challenge, GMA Music Week Winter Jam Music, World Vision, and Judah Nation Music and has appeared in commercials on Oxygen/Cable TV and acted in Measure Of Faith, among others.

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MS. FLORIDA AMERICA 2013
Phone: 407-760-1400

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Pageant Gowns by TeKay Designs

TeKay Designs is pleased to be the Official Wardrobe Designer of Ms. Florida America 2013 – Amanda Sibeso Wamunyima.

Ms. Florida America 2013

Ms. Florida America 2013

The Ms. America pageant will be held in Southern California from June 20 – 23, 2013. More details on the pageant, visit:
http://www.msamericapageant.com/3/miscellaneous14.htm

Ms. Florida America 2013, Designer: TeKay Designs, Photographer: Kimma Wreh

Ms. Florida America 2013
Designer: TeKay Designs

Tekay Designs Ethnic Spring Summer 2013 Collection featured in Shout-Africa

Shout-Africa

USA: Reinvent your style with Afrique-Chic!
Published on: Tuesday, January 8th, 2013
http://www.shout-africa.com/entertainment/usa-reinvent-your-style-with-afrique-chic/

Shout-Africa is an African news hub featuring latest news on the continent, her people, the diaspora, the arts and culture, sports, business, religion and more. The news hub carries relevant pan-African news published in African countries and abroad, and seeks to provide avenues for cooperation and to optimize coverage of major news events in the continent.

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Reinvent your style with Afrique-Chic!

With a new year starts a new season for spring styles. It’s time to clean house and prepare for a new you. Make a resolution to start by renovating your style with Afrique-Chic fashions.

This Egyptian-inspired 2 piece outfit has fitted top and gathered skirt accented with a lace trim. A TeKay Designs exclusive. Lined.

This Egyptian-inspired 2 piece outfit has fitted top and gathered skirt accented with a lace trim. A TeKay Designs exclusive. Lined.

The multi colored waist band on this short dress captures the beauty of the above knee length dress. The short cap sleeves is quite appealing. Lined. High grade cotton fabric.

The multi colored waist band on this short dress captures the beauty of the above knee length dress. The short cap sleeves is quite appealing. Lined. High grade cotton fabric.

This lovely sleeveless and strapless dress has multi colored ethnic print fabric and 2 layers below the waist. Lined.

This lovely sleeveless and strapless dress has multi colored ethnic print fabric and 2 layers below the waist. Lined.

This sexy ethnic inspired dress has spaghetti straps and multi print mixed with solid fabric. Lined.

This sexy ethniinspired dress has spaghetti straps and multi print mixed with solid fabric. Lined.

The term Afrique-Chic defines the chic ethnic creations by today’s trend-setting Afro-centric Fashion Designers and beauty artists. The colorful patterns connect art and beauty with vitality and spirituality. Glam and glow …with flattering, floral and bright summer dresses. Colorful fashions are vital for perking up your confidence and self esteem.

The Houston, Texas based fashion house, TeKay Designs diligently creates Afrique-Chic fashions from a diversity of African cultures and traditions. TeKay creates custom and ready-made ethnic fashions for various occasions including casual, semi-formal, evening gowns, and party dresses to help you reinvent yourself and look good any time, anywhere.

Sexy and stylish. That''s the best way to describe this sleeveless dress. The sexy side cutouts coupled with the fascinating print design is sure to make heads turn. Zipper in back. Lined. The print fabric is Vlisco (Hollandais) which is a high quality cotton wax print. The brown fabric is a high grade cotton fabric.

Sexy and stylish. That”s the best way to describe this sleeveless dress. The sexy side cutouts coupled with the fascinating print design is sure to make heads turn. Zipper in back. Lined. The print fabric is Vlisco (Hollandais) which is a high quality cotton wax print. The brown fabric is a high grade cotton fabric.

The exquisite pattern on this dress shows attention to detail. This designer dress resonates with the TeKay brand. Kikoi fabric imported from Kenya. Zipper in back. Lined. 1 sash or scarf is included (at customer''s request). A TeKay Designs exclusive. Lined.

The exquisite pattern on this dress shows attention to detail. This designer dress resonates with the TeKay brand. Kikoi fabric imported from Kenya. Zipper in back. Lined. 1 sash or scarf is included (at customer”s request). A TeKay Designs exclusive. Lined.

This season, TeKay has launched a fashion show tour through out the “Lone Star State” to introduce Afrique-Chic dresses to the urban areas of Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston Texas.

“For this season” states TeKay Design’s Creative Director Kimma Wreh “…we’ve continued the ethnic line using multi colored fabrics, authentic Ankara fabrics, Hollandais fabrics, and Kikoy fabrics from Kenya. The collection includes sexy tops, jackets, pantsuits, short dresses with detachable trains and complimented with traditional head pieces and scarves.”

This sexy ethnic inspired dress has spaghetti straps and a balloon skirt.

This sexy ethnic inspired dress has spaghetti straps and a balloon skirt.

Many women aspire to own at least one beautifully executed Afrique-Chic garment because the dresses are endearing. The fabrics have meaning and cultural history. The universal law of attraction works with colored fabrics. The color you wear attracts the right type of energy and spiritual vibration.

Jacket and shorts complete this gorgeous look. The long jacket with slightly below elbow length sleeves, two buttons in the front, a small waist band with buttons in the back, and blue trim all around edges. Print fabric is made by Daviva in Ghana. Solid fabric is a cotton blend. Lined. A TeKay Designs exclusive.

Jacket and shorts complete this gorgeous look. The long jacket with slightly below elbow length sleeves, two buttons in the front, a small waist band with buttons in the back, and blue trim all around edges. Print fabric is made by Daviva in Ghana. Solid fabric is a cotton blend. Lined. A TeKay Designs exclusive.

Style changes can help you to lift your spirits and be your best self. Let’s embrace the idea that women are dynamic and are constantly changing their looks. Like the seasons, the concept of change is good! The spirit of Afrique-Chic makes you feel better!

This matching pants suit is flirty and fun. Short jacket with long sleeves and full length trousers. Lined. Bustier top sold separate. Head tie included (at customer''s request). Fabric is Daviva. Imported from Ghana.

This matching pants suit is flirty and fun. Short jacket with long sleeves and full length trousers. Lined. Bustier top sold separate. Head tie included (at customer”s request). Fabric is Daviva. Imported from Ghana.

This gorgeous dress has detachable train and headwrap. Kikoy fabric from Kenya.

This gorgeous dress has detachable train and headwrap. Kikoy fabric from Kenya.

The striking print mixed with solid fabric on this dress is astounding. The orange ruffles on the side (below waist) makes this dress unique. Strapless and sleeveles. Lined. Zipper in back.

The striking print mixed with solid fabric on this dress is astounding. The orange ruffles on the side (below waist) makes this dress unique. Strapless and sleeveles. Lined. Zipper in back.

Red is the Color of Good Luck Happiness Joy and Brides

The color “Red”  is part of our Spring 2012 collection.

In China, Red is the color of good luck, happiness, joy, and for brides, since it is of energy as symbolized by fire. Yellow traditionally the color used for imperial service and the first Emperor is called The Yellow Emperor. Blue is the color of immortality. Blue and Green are the symbols of Spring.

Symbols are often brocaded into the oriental brocade fabric and each symbol has a different meaning, such as:

  • Bamboo – Longevity, since it grows year round and is green even in the hardest of winters. Also symbolic of strength, flexibility, and plenty.
  • Fish – Plenty. Buddhist symbol of good fortune.
  • Plum Flowers – Symbol of Winter and longevity. The five gods of luck are symbolized by the 5 plum blossoms.
    Tigers - In China are the kings of the animal kingdom. They are seen as a symbol of wealth and vigor.
    Courtesy of http://www.elitedresses.com/Chinese_Dress_Symbol_Meanings_s/55.htm

Our spring collection has been released:

Link to photo gallery featuring our oriental and Asian-inspired bridal & formal wear
http://www.tk-designs.com/fashion-show/Oriental-Bridal/

Stand out as The Lady in Red

Wearing a red dress not only makes you feel like a queen but it is a sure way to get noticed and stand out in a crowd. Red is also very flattering to the body.

We have a fantastic selection of red dresses here at TeKay Designs including:

  • Maternity
  • Mother-of-The-Bride
  • Formals
  • Gowns
  • Bridesmaids
  • Prom

and much more! Enjoy the view of these beautiful red dresses we are showcasing in this post. Each photo is click-able and will take you directly to view it on our website.

Beautiful Red Dress

Beautiful Red Gown

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Red lace botice

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Ethnic dresses

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