I once said to a friend (who is now an editor at a well-known fashion publication) that a Kate Spade bag would never see the light of day on my blog. I guess it’s time to eat my words! What is going on over there? In last couple of years, the brand has been utterly transformed. These days each time I pass a Kate Spade boutique or display, I stop and consider buying a bag, a pair of shoes, or a dress (which is precisely what I did recently).
Now I’m ogling all over again. Their Brushstroke clutch ($348) is a stroke of genius, whether you have any artistic inclination or not. The true-to-life paintbrush handle perfectly balances this whimsical clutch without bordering on the ridiculous.
That’s not all: a collaboration with Garance Dore yields more allure. Her fashion-illustration prints are capriciously Parisian, just like the blogger herself. The Massie shoulder style ($348) and everyday tote ($198) are both finished with 14-karat gold-plated hardware…Did I mention I really need a pair of polka-dot Licorice pumps, too?