Saturday, January 8, 2022

kate spade new york: things we love: twenty years of inspiration, intriguing bits and other curiosities by kate spade new york


Today I learned that kate spade new york is a Goodreads author. #TheMoreYouKnow

One of my friends gifted me a copy of THINGS WE LOVE. It's a gorgeous coffee table book with gilt edges that's kind of like half lookbook, half advertisement, half rich girl's instagram, half high class fashion magazine. I know that adds up to 200%, but whatever. We're not here to talk math.

The pages are really beautifully curated. I posted a few of my favorite excerpts to my Instagram, so you can see how these are laid out. The creators of this book basically selected a list of their favorite things-- all, coincidentally, tangential to actual Kate Spade New York products they sell. So, you know, they love reading-- and by the way, CHECK OUT THESE KATE SPADE CLUTCHES THAT LOOK LIKE BOOKS. Summer is bomb, y'all-- and by the way, CHECK OUT THESE BEACH HATS AND THIS CLUTCH THAT LOOKS LIKE OCEAN WAVES. I'm definitely sensing a theme here.

I'll be honest. I really love Kate Spade. A lot of their things are out of my budget, but I have a few pieces. When I got my first real professional job, my mother bought me a Kate Spade purse to take to work, and then she got me another one when I got promoted. I bought myself a Kate Spade summer dress I found at an outlet that-- miraculously-- came in my size. I think a lot of designers can be really ostentatious but Kate Spade is that perfect blend of bold, whimsical, and classical. I feel like Betsey Johnson and Ralph Lauren are similar in the way they play around with color and style.

So if you like Kate Spade and you like pretty pictures and you, like me, spend way too much time on Instagram, you'll probably love this book. As far as coffee table books go, it's pretty fun to page through and even contains fun little snippets like ingredients for bloody marys, instructions on how to play dominos, and a guide on how to do the cha cha.

4.5 out of 5 stars

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