For Christmas I was given the small coffee table book Style by Kate Spade.  To be honest, I didn’t know what the buzz was about her.

Now I know.

She’s brilliant, just brilliant, when it comes to style, etiquette and cultivating a glamourous lifestyle.  I read it cover to cover in one sitting, absorbing the watercolor sketches of fabulousness and wishing I hailed from Kansas City with a husband to make purses with every year.

Things I loved learning in this book:

  • Turquoise is Kate Spade’s staple color, much like navy blue is to most women.
  • Her cardinal rule for shopping: Buy what you like.
  • Style begins with stance: do you slouch, slump over or walk without confidence?
  • Much to my delight, Kate declares Ray Ban’s aviator sunglasses a fashion necessity.
  • Baskerville typeface is one of the most distinguished fonts for book designers.
  • Rolling hand-washed sweaters in a towel is a great way to squeeze out excess water.
  • Bleach is not your clothes’ friend no matter how white you want to get them.  Pre-treat with mild detergent instead.
  • Kate takes travel candles wherever she goes.  I’m sold.
  • Bottled water is her travel staple.  Done.
  • Coco Chanel made the LBD (Little Black Dress) a fashion staple for women’s closets

I can’t wait to check out her other two books Occasions and Manners.


4 Responses to style according to kate spade

  1. Blaine says:

    Love it. Now can you please find/suggest a male version? Boys need style guides too, you know!

    • Yes. I’ll start working on some. :) Contemplating a subscription to GQ just for inspiration for my blog.

      Done and done.

      Ps you ask about Apple TV. Love it. photos, music, movies in one place. I don’t know much about the other one (Roku? — sp) but you can’t go wrong with Mac.

  2. [...] writing about my newfound love for Kate Spade awhile back, a friend asked me to publish some thoughts for the male readers of mysundrymusings. [...]

  3. [...] Check our her recent post on Kate Spade’s blog: Colorful Lives.  We all know that I think Kate is simply divine. [...]

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