April 2011 behind the curtain

we’ve fallen in love… with pippa’s dress

April 29th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

our office has been abuzz all morning with royal wedding updates: that dress! the kiss! among the many stylish guests, one we couldn’t take our eyes off of was pippa middleton, the bride’s sister and maid of honor.    

london calling

April 27th, 2011  |   column: what's new

as royal wedding excitement is reaching a fevered pitch, we thought we’d remark on another reason, aside from the lovely kate and william, why we adore england.    

ashley judd—actress, activist and advocate for wfwi

April 26th, 2011  |   column: what's new

in 2010, actress ashley judd visted the democratic republic of congo with women for women international and shared her experiences during the trip in this inspiring video.    

we’re inspired by…each other

April 25th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

kristine and janice are having an unwitting twin moment in our grace top, dark jeans and bright pumps.    

love is in the air at the ksny office, installment #2

April 19th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

the captivating tale of intramural romance continued as what has narrowed down to a group of three from our team, received a second date card from the endlessly creative suitors across the street.    

we’re inspired by…

April 19th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

a box of vintage postcards we discovered at a local flea market was the inspiration for our wish you were here tote bag and bangle. the cards, sweetly, had handwritten greetings from, what appeared to be, glorious seaside vacations long ago.    

katy wears kate

April 19th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

just jared snapped katy perry making the rounds of the coachella music festival in our kate spade new york franca sunglasses—modern, retro, glam, fabulous. we love her look!    

host a frock swap

April 19th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

an occupational hazard of working at a fashion company is living with an entirely overstuffed closet. of course, the obvious solution to this problem would be to curtail our shopping but, with temptation all around, that’s not an option we’ll entertain. so, last week we held an office frock swap to exchange our gently used treasures.    

profile in determination: vinka carapic

April 19th, 2011  |   column: what's new


vinka carapic is one of the artisans in our women for women international (wfwi) hand in hand program in bosnia. before the war in bosnia and herzegovina, she earned a teaching degree and worked as a clerk at the pension and disability insurance office. she has two grown sons and a husband who is an excavator operator. we spoke to vinka about how her life was affected by the war and her experience as a participant in our hand in hand program.    

we’re inspired by…

April 17th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

we’re hooked on interior designer kelly wearstler’s blog, my vibe my life, which is bursting with color and fantastic home decorating ideas. a recent post features her standing on a pink ladder    

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