Read up, bookworms! Kate Spade New York has new tech accessories with just the right amount of library-inspired nostalgia. Designers took cues from classic academia and reinterpreted those recognizable, iconic designs for modern devices. Feast your four eyes on the new offerings for iPhones and iPads in the gallery!
The Kate Spade New York Spring 2014 collection is all about escaping New York City and frolicking in Europe. We got a chance to catch up with Creative Director Deborah Lloyd and Stylist Brad Goreski at the presentation, and they filled us in on everything from their inspiration to their favorite pieces. Get the scoop now!
One thing we have come to expect from the Kate Spade New York presentation at Fashion Week is that the hair and makeup will always be fun and vibrant! Spring 2014 wasn't any different. Neil Scibelli, for Jouer Cosmetics, created a double cat eye in black and white with bubblegum-pink lips.
Deborah Lippmann conceptualized the almond shape of the nails with vibrant tips, while hairstylist Tommy Buckett was responsible for the easy-to-re-create top knot. Join us backstage as we report on what it takes to get Kate Spade-ready and view all the looks here. On Jessica: McGinn top.
Deborah Lloyd transported us from the streets of Manhattan to a bustling garden party for the Kate Spade New York Spring '14 lineup, where the dress code was girlie but perfectly grown-up. You could see Brad Goreski's styling in the collection — print on print, his signature pops of color — but where last season bordered on cutesy, these pieces felt a touch more sophisticated with nods to Parisian stripes, pointed-toe pumps, and tweedy overcoats.
It's the uptown girl's closet made more accessible with sweetness, delivering exactly what the Kate Spade New York customer wants: bow details, a pop of pink, and ladylike fit-and-flare silhouettes. But for the woman who isn't buying Kate Spade New York yet, the graphic windowpane prints, chain-strap bags, and novel clutches might be the hook.
Staying true to the Kate Spade New York aesthetic, the Spring 2014 collection was a vibrant mishmash of color with that signature dash of retro flair. For the presentation, the bright colors of the clothing were offset with splashes of white. The makeup, by Neil Scibelli for Jouer Cosmetics, was a mix of Barbie-inspired color on the lips with a bubblegum-pink lipstick (appropriately named Kate) and Sophia Loren-style eye makeup with a double cat eye in contrasting black and white.
The white theme was also spotted in the manicure by Deborah Lippmann. A manicurist backstage revealed that next season's nails will have a touch of length with an almond shape, so start growing out your nails now. Finally, hairstylist Tommy Buckett created a tousled topknot because when the temperatures rise, every woman wants her hair up and out of the way. The key to replicating the look is to "just flip your head over," he explained.
An oasis of rippling pools and manicured palm trees with a mountainous backdrop, Palm Springs is a weekend getaway for many a Californian (and a plane jaunt for the rest of the country). Inspired by famous vacationers like Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia
The Kate Spade New York offering going up on Gilt today reminds us that of the many reasons we love shopping, the thrill of discovery ranks high on the list. When clicking through the sale, you'll notice full-price items alongside reduced wares, but hold the grumbling — the pieces are actually an exclusive sneak peek of what other Kate Spade retailers will have available come June.
Pleased? Mark your calendars. Another early release will be coming in four weeks. See what we're planning on shopping, and then get busy clicking.Kate Spade New York Dawn knit contrast dress ($398) — sneak-peek sale
Taylor Swift attended KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball in LA looking fabulous as ever in this striped fit and flare dress by Kate Spade New York ($478). The singer accessorized her ladylike look via black Christian Louboutin pumps, red lipstick, and a gold ring. If you're looking for the perfect holiday party dress, consider getting Taylor's. Then for even more pizazz, top it with a rhinestone bib necklace — shop them on ShopStyle — a statement clutch, and black tights if it gets chilly outside.
Any fabulous dress can stand on its own, but with the right belt, it can really come to life. Imagine your favorite little black dress; now imagine it finished with an adorable glittery belt. So much cuter, right? The holidays call for majorly festive looks, so we recommend getting a little bit of help via a festive belt. On that note, we've hunted down nine that make kicking up your seasonal style, well, a cinch. Choose it skinny, thick, metallic, glittery, with a bow, and more. And remember: when it comes to festive belts, you don't have to fall in love with just one!
Taylor Swift chose an appropriately red, white, and black Kate Spade dress ($398) while promoting her new album, Red, in Paris. The singer is no stranger to colorblocking — she recently wore a black and white Kate Spade New York dress in Paris. We're so inspired by this chic triple color combo that we set off to find equally fabulous red, white, and black dresses to re-create Taylor's look. Choose something long-sleeved, sleeveless, flowy, or structured. Then pair your pick with your favorite footwear to complete your look.