What is it with people wearing shredded, ill-fitting crap today? A friend tweeted a couple days ago, "I don't care who Alexander Wang is, stop dressing like a beggar." Maybe it's 'in', and maybe it's very badass - but you know what? I like dressing in clothes that fit me. Let's face it - neither do I look good or do I like dressing in clothes that make you look like you can't afford clothes. I like wearing ridiculously bright colours that you can spot in a mass of people. I like wearing pencil skirts that hug my bootay. I like carrying around a ridiculous fish bag.
Which is why I adore Kate Spade. She's Mary freakin' Sunshine. Her bags are fun and functional, her clothes and shoes are spectacular and everything else is smart, sophisticated and sassy. Things We Love is a book that translate all the witty sophistication that is the Kate Spade brand, and I am in love.
Deborah Lloyd, president and chief creative officer of kate spade new york: This book is an offshoot of the website that we started a few years back as a place to collect our inspiration and share it with creative minds in the industry. People were always asking us where we get our inspiration, and we couldn’t think of a better way to show them. The book is just a little keepsake that we want to share with our friends and customers, and we wanted to have a tool to introduce our brand to people who don’t know us yet.
And it comes with fortune cookie slips:
Funny enough, I had put in an order to colour correct the “sticky notes” to better match an actual sticky note. The correction had not been requested by the client and wasn’t approved, but Alison Stiller from kate spade (who was on press for the job) thought it looked fantastic, as did I. So we made the call to run with it. The secret is in the knowledge we’ve gained over the years on how to best prepare for printing on uncoated paper, and Mohawk Superfine prints unbelievably. The surface is perfect and predictable — essential elements for color consistency throughout a press run. - Ed Miller, who spearheaded the project at Graytor Printing