Artist Spotlight | Kendra Dandy





Follow her: @theebouffants
Shop her art: Society6
Rock her merch: Redbubble


Philadelphia-based artist Kendra Dandy's signature feel-good style is vibrant, quirky, and always sassy. An advocate for protecting the copyrights of digital creators, Kendra is a founding member of the American Influencer Council. Get to know Kendra and learn how we partnered with her in support of Tessera Arts Collective!


Where do you draw inspiration from when creating? How has your style changed or evolved over time?

"I’m inspired by a lot of modern art and art from the Impressionism era forward and things like nature, beauty and fashion as well as current events. My style has definitely changed over time by experimenting with different mediums whether it be physical art tools such as paint/pens/paper/canvas or digital mediums like my iPad or Adobe programs."

Do you have a favorite illustration, character, or motif that you’ve created?

"Yes, I have my cheetah character and she is my favorite because I can have her represent things I want to say or moods I have."

What are the biggest challenges and opportunities you face as a Black creator?

"Some of the biggest challenges as a Black creator come down to being underpaid and sometimes being seen as an afterthought when it comes to being hired by brands. Opportunities are being able to express our unique perspective due to the experiences we have in our lives and our culture."

What is advice you wish you could give yourself when starting your career versus advice to your future self?

"I’d probably give the same advice to my past and future self. Be consistent and keep experimenting with your style. The only different piece of advice I would give to my beginner self is start registering copyrights earlier and on a regular basis."


"I love trashy reality TV."
"I eat popcorn almost every day."
"I've lost count of how many lipsticks I own."

What are your favorite Black-owned or Black-designed brands?

"Estelle Colored Glass makes beautiful glassware, SkinButtr makes amazing body butters and scrubs, Savoir Faire makes amazing fragrances, and UOMA Beauty is a makeup brand with incredible lipsticks and much more."

You’ve collaborated with some amazing designers and brands – what would be your dream collaboration/project?

"I think one of my dream projects would be to have an installation or pop-up exhibit somewhere cool where the walls, furniture, decor and everything would be curated by me and involve my work."

Are there any upcoming projects you are working on that you can share?

"I have a collection coming out with Anthropologie that I am very excited to see come to life! I’ll have some more cool projects coming out in the future too, you can keep an eye on my instagram @theebouffants for all the announcements!"


Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway and congratulations to the lucky winner of a one-of-a-kind pair of Palladium kicks customized by Kendra Dandy!

While this giveaway is now closed, we are honored to donate $20,000 to Tessera Arts Collective, an organization that supports womxn abstract artists of color by providing
opportunities, resources, and programming that elevates their work and practice.

By submitting an entry, entrants unconditionally accept and agree to comply with and abide by the Official Rules below.


Eligibility: Zappos Comment to Enter Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to those who are, as of the date of entry, legal residents of the United States, and are at least eighteen (18) years of age (hereafter “Entrant”). Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of LLC (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates (collectively, with Sponsor, “Released Parties”), and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Entry submission constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

How to Enter: The Promotion begins on February 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends February 25, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). During the Promotion Period, you may participate in the Promotion via the entry method below (“Entry”):
1) Instagram: Visit Sponsor’s Official Instagram page (, find the Zappos x Palladium Giveaway Comment to Enter” call for entries post(s), leave a comment in that Instagram post with a word describing the custom Palladium shoes pictured in the post. You must also be following Sponsor’s Instagram account (@Zappos). For each unique Entry submitted, Zappos will donate $5.00 (up to $20,000.00) to Tessera Arts Collective, a nonprofit arts organization.

This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or in association with, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Entries must comply with applicable social media platform’s terms & conditions.
Privacy: Entries are treated pursuant to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

Conditions: Multiple unique entries are permitted during the Promotion Period and will increase your chances of winning. Incomplete Entries or Entries submitted by Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements will be void. Each Entry must be manually entered by the individual Entrant; use of automated technology or similar devices are prohibited. All Entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

By participating, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, illegible, inaccurate or undelivered entries; or for any other mechanical, technical or human error of any type whatsoever. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any Entries or Entrants and disqualify such Entrants whom Sponsor believes have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Promotion and/or who are in violation of these Official Rules.

Selection & Notification of Potential Winner: The potential winner will be selected at a reasonable time after the Promotion Period in a random drawing from all eligible Entries received by Sponsor. Entrants need not be present to win. Sponsor will direct message the potential winner (“Potential Winner”) on Instagram to notify them that they are a Potential Winner and provide contact instructions. Each Potential Winner must then contact Sponsor using the provided contact instructions within three (3) days of notification.

Potential Winners are subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Each Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes releases of liability and publicity, within three (3) days of issuance of notification. Each Potential Winner may be required to provide a valid, government-issued form of identification that matches the name under which the Potential Winner entered. If a dispute arises over entitlement to a prize, the winner is the person to whom the applicable social media account is assigned. Noncompliance with the foregoing or with these Official Rules, or any notification not being successful or being returned as non-deliverable, may result in disqualification of the Potential Winners and, at Sponsor’s discretion, alternate Potential Winners will be selected. Accepting the Prize (as defined below) constitutes permission to use Prize Winner’s (as defined below) name, likeness, and other biographical information for advertising and promotional purposes without compensation or notice to the extent permitted by law.

Prize(s): Sponsor will award up to one (1) prize consisting of: one (1) pair of Palladium custom shoes decorated by artist Kendra Dandy. Prize will be allocated as follows, one (1) Prize to the Potential Winner (“Prize Winner”). Shoe customization details will be at artist’s sole discretion. Prize Winner will choose size but shoes will be a pair of Palladium shoes from (“Prize”). Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Prize is $574.95. The Prize Winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the Prize they receive. No cash redemption or Prize substitution allowed, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute cash value or another prize it believes is of equal or greater value. Prize is non-transferable and will be awarded. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Total ARV of the Prize to be awarded in the Promotion is: $574.95.

Miscellaneous: The Released Parties shall have no liability and will be held harmless by Entrant for any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage to entrant or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to entrant or any other person or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Promotion (or portion thereof) for any reason, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE THE LEGIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION AND RESERVES ALL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES PERMITTED BY LAW.

Arbitration & Choice of Law: As a condition of participating in this Promotion, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the Streamlined Rules of JAMS and held in Clark County, Nevada. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Nevada. Promotion is subject to all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Winners List: For the name of the Prize Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to LLC, Zappos Comment to Enter Sweepstakes (Palladium Giveaway February 18 – February 25, 2021), Attn: Zappos Creative Studio, 400 East Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. Requests must be received no later than sixty (60) days after the close of the Promotion Period.

Sponsor: LLC, 400 East Stewart Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101