How Kate Spade Hoped to Be Remembered, in Her Own Words

Kate Spade's friends shocked by her death, Joe Zee says

Jenna Bush Hager wrote: 'I will never forget the first Kate Spade bag I got for Christmas in college'.

For many women, a Kate Spade handbag functioned as a symbol of professional achievement.

Spade's apparent suicide on Tuesday, at age 55 inside the bedroom of her New York Park Avenue apartment, "was not unexpected by me", Reta Saffo, Spade's older sister by two years, told The Star by email from her house in Santa Fe, N.M. "So, Andy [her husband and David Spade's brother] and I were out, honestly, at a Mexican restaurant and he just said, what about handbags?" she said.

Kanye West is certainly at a cross-section in his career where finding a balance between relative calm and his frenetic creative spurts.

Kate Spade New York released a statement calling the news "incredibly sad". New York Fashion Week creator Fern Mallis, who knew Spade for almost three decades, was shocked by her death.

The luxury fashion company Coach announced it was purchasing the company for $2.4 billion previous year.




Spade also clarified conflicting reports regarding the couple's relationship status. I have worn her clothes many, many times. TMZ reported that the note said: "Bea - I have always loved you".

Over the past few years, Spade "disappeared" from the NY social scene.

The 53-year-old actor took to his social networking sites shortly after it was announced on Tuesday that the fashion designer had tragically been found dead in her NY apartment.

Together, Andy and Kate founded the Kate Spade brand, which rose to prominence in the '90s with its vibrant line of handbags. She leaves behind her husband, Andy, and their daughter, Frances, 13. "She got invited to everything - the Met Ball, every fabulous event Kate was invited to - and she declined them all", Shuter revealed. She added, "Sometimes you simply can not SAVE people from themselves!"

He said, "We were in touch with her the night before and she sounded happy. And then Valentine was my mom's dad's middle name because he was born on Valentine's Day", she told WWD in late 2015. I don't know. I think something a little more interesting. Recently, Spade moved on to launch a new luxury brand, Frances Valentine. "She was always smiling, always happy, she had handsome manners, and she always looked handsome".

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) all offer ways for getting help if you or someone you know is suffering from mental health issues.

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