Driven to outbursts of “%&@#!” and “@#$*!” when you look at the prices on Kate Spade’s goodies? Me, too, sadly. But their new “Pardon My French” T-shirt will apologize for you in advance with trademark Gallic politesse. Parlez-vous “adorable” is more like it! [$58, Kate Spade]
Kate Spade has it out for me.
That is the only possible explanation why they could have hired Garance Doré, a French style blogger and photographer, to design pieces for their fall line. Doré’s whimsical doodles are all over dresses, bags, and even an umbrella and iPhone case. The prices are as WTF as Kate Spade prices usually are, but that Joie De Vivre shirt is so damn cute I might just go searching the couches for loose change.
Above, my favorite picks from the Garance Doré for Kate Spade line!
Stop the presses: this Kate Spade newspaper classified-printed iPad cover is a funky, literary take on the could-be-boring protective shield. Reading the fake classified ads like “Volunteers needed at the zoo” and “Found: spotted chihuahua” will keep you preoccupied when you’re out of a WiFi zone — not that you’d ever let that happen. While $85 might seem a bit steep for what amounts to a piece of plastic, it’s worth it to save your iPad from a klutzy accident, while looking geek-chic. No ink-stained fingers necessary!
Watermelon wouldn’t be our first choice for an eau de parfum. Who shops for fragrances thinking, “Hey, I’d really like to smell like a watermelon today?” To be more accurate, the official scents in Kate Spade‘s new eau de parfum Twirl are “pink watermelon, blackberry and red current with additional notes of orange blossom, star jasmine, sweet magnolia, and French macaron.” I would describe Twirl as “chic fruity”: you’ll smell like a fancy lady who shops at Kate Spade, but one with a whimsical and girly side. Keep reading »
Forget Hillary Clinton‘s pantsuit (gladly) and Sarah Palin‘s banana clips (done). Here’s a political fashion statement far more palatable and subtle. According to The New York Times, female politicians pay worship to a particular shoe, a Kate Spade wedge called the Halle. Apparently, they’re a bit of a thing in Washington (one congressional candidate tells the Times that she learned about the kicks from someone who worked with Hillary). Comfortable, chic, and modest, it’s easy to see why the Halle would be favored by young political types who need to negotiate between poles of being too sexy or extremely dowdy.
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A penny for your thoughts? We’re thinking this Kate Spade coin purse is just about the cutest little accessory we’ve seen in a while. Especially considering that our loose change is usually relegated to the depths of our purses or the cracks in the couch. The quality pouch comes in two color schemes: choose from preppy aqua with a green striped bow or girlier pink with a tan/white bow. Another thought: keeping track of your spare change might actually mean that you’ll start using it.