I can't imagine a sadder introduction I've ever had to write for one of my stories. The fashion world lost a legendary soul last night. Kate Valentine, or better known and remembered as Kate Spade, the American fashion designer and founder of the luxury fashion brand Kate Spade New York, passed away last night at the age of 55.
Spade’s older sister, Reta Brosnahan Saffo, made statements to multiple outlets on Tuesday night saying she believes her sister suffered from a mental illness for a number of years and that Spade’s suicide “was not unexpected by me.” According to her, Spade was “concerned how hospitalisation might harm the image of the happy-go-lucky Kate Spade brand,” and had “eventually became full-on manic depressive” due to the “stress and pressure” of her empire.
But you know what, Kate Spade will always be the happy-go-lucky brand the designer left it as. Her designs had a cheerfulness that can't be forgotten. Here are 10 of our absolute favourite Kate Spade fashion items that we're splurging on and you should do it too.
This tan crossbody satchel bag is a wardrobe essential on so many levels. One, it'll go with any outfit given the versatile colour. Two, it'll suit all ages alike whether you're 15 or 50. And three, the cute tassel details are to die for. It's structured enough for the office but still soft enough for the weekend.
Buy the Warmcognac Mini Isobel Satchel (Rs 23,990) right away.
These life-like strawberry drop earrings are an ideal pick for the women who can't do anything ordinary. The vibrant jewellery collection infused with riots of colours will bring a little boldness and a lot of statement to every ensemble.
Get these Multicolour Strawberry Drop Earrings (Rs 4,990) already, ladies!
A black bag a day keeps the bad vibes away. And this handbag is proof of it. Crafted with buttery soft pebbled leather, it holds daily necessities for the office and happy hour. It has a playful gold-trimmed tassel that swishes while you walk. Isn't that just what's been missing from our lives?
This Black Mini Alena Satchel (Rs 27,990) is a must-have for the girl on the go.
Love everything pretty? Then you'll definitely fall for this charming little bee pendant. It makes the perfect accessory for your casual as well as designer outfits thanks to its gold-toned finishing. Small in size, big on style.
You cannot NOT have this Multicolour Pave Mini Pendant (Rs 5,990)!
Finally, a shirt dress that can take you from the boardroom to the bar. This regular fit dress has the structured ease of denim and the sparkly sophistication of embroidery to flatter everything from strappy sandals to black leather booties.
Did you add this Indigo Embroidered Denim Shirt Dress (Rs 24,990) to your cart?
This powder blue wallet will make for a good motivator to always keep it loaded. Fashioned using quality material, it provides enough space for stashing your cash, cards, IDs and your secret love notes.
Buy this Shimmer Blue Beca Small Wallet (Rs 6,990) already.
Show-off your summer stride in style with these candy-striped flat sandals. Team these pretty T-strap sandals with a casual attire as you get ready for a day out in the sun or an evening out with friends.
For a happy summer, these Red And Cream Polly T-Strap Sandals (Rs 8,990) will be perfect.
There's party on your mind? Look no further. This shimmering and glittering clutch is where your search for the party partner ends. Decked with sequins all over for glossy finish, this rose-coloured clutch is a perfect balance of style and utility.
Shimmey Shimmey Yeah to the next party with this Rose Charla Clutch (Rs 17,000).
Your 9 to 5 life doesn't have to be boring and this floral print laptop sleeve will ensure just that. Protect your laptop in a pretty way and add a dash of colour to the desk with this.
This Black Botanical Universal Laptop Sleeve (Rs 7,490) is the #LuxeForLess addition you need.
Sugar, spice and everything nice is the right way to describe the prettiness that this phone case is. Flaunt your love for pink with this glittering case. In rich high resin leather, this phone case will turn your phone into its own standout accessory.
Make every day a little more beautiful with this Pink Glitter iPhone Case (Rs 4,990).
Thank you so much for blessing us with these awesome fashion items! You'll always be in our heart and our closet for as long as fashion has a meaning in the world.