style in spades

As well as coveting every single thing she designs, hearing the name Kate Spade always makes me smile. Many years ago, during a summer that my friends and I worked at a country club in Connecticut, we were in NYC one weekend looking for *cough* fake designer bags to take to a wedding. There was a beautiful stripy no-named clutch, which my friend picked up and sighed, “I wish this was Kate Spade”. Quick as a flash the street vendor swooped in with, “You want it Kate Spade? I make it Kate Spade”, and slapped on a material label which declared it was the Real Thing (Kate – “earmuffs”). I can’t say that the label stayed on for very long, but I don’t think we were fooling anyone anyway.

{Kate Spade’s flagship store on 5th Avenue}
Kate Spade may be synonymous with incredible bags (especially for us Brits), however a visit to her gorgeous website throws open a can of very stylish worms. As I mentioned here, I recently purchased a KS iphone cover to brighten up these dark months, and it’s so tempting to order many many more items:

See what I mean?!
{1. 2011 wall calendar / 2. crystal trellis bracelet / 3. belle boulevard cylinder vase / 4. ticker tape tidbit plate / 5. twirl larabee dot fete mini saucers / 6. go to town idiom bangle / 7. blackberry pouch / 8. twirl eau de parfum / 9. hopper dot rose bowl / 10. putting on the ritz ring / 11. cherry blossom thank you notes / 12. tarrytown laptop janine / 13. daycation large flat pouch}