These famous words were said by the inspiring fashion designer and businesswoman, Katherine (Kate) Spade.
The world was shocked yesterday morning when the news announced the passing of the founder of this iconic brand. As people around the world grieved over this loss they also celebrated her life and the impact that she has had.
Kate Spade brought street fashion and high-end fashion together through her hand bags. Her brand has influenced women around the world. When purchasing one of her handbags there’s alway a sweet quote that will simply put a smile on your face.
Women dream about purchasing their first Kate Spade bag. On the day of her passing tweets flooded the internet about how special it was to finally get or receive one of her bags.
Through everything that she has done whether that be in the fashion industry or her personal life she had used it as a platform to send a message. Through her handbags is has been a symbol for women to know that they can and should be her authentic self. Through her passing many have spoken about how real mental illness is and how important it is to help those around you.
I remember when I first received my first Kate Spade bag. I cried, because I was so excited, then I smiled because inside the bag there was a note that said “she has a way with words, red lipstick, and making an entrance.” That is the kind of response I imagine that she was looking for when creating this brand.
Yesterday we lost a fashion icon, but her beautiful legacy will live forever. Thank you Kate Spade for the impact that you have made in my life and women’s lives.