May 2011 behind the curtain

the “peacemaker”

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

our involvement with women for women international has made all of us at kate spade new york more aware of a number of remarkable people around the world who have dedicated their lives to helping bring peace to war-torn countries. we recently learned about one such man and about the passionate filmmaker producing a documentary about his life.    

discussing “the future of afghanistan” at the 2011 wfwi luncheon

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

our creative director, deborah lloyd and ceo, craig leavitt, hosted a table at the annual new york city women for women international (wfwi) luncheon. zainab salbi, wfwi’s founder and ceo, welcomed guests and set out the theme for the panel discussion that followed—“the future of afghanistan.” wfwi currently serves 33,000 afghan women, all whose futures lay in the balance as the opposing factions in the country attempt to broker peace.    

and now, a word from a sponsor…

May 17th, 2011  |   column: what's new

kristina steelman has been a women for women international (wfwi) sponsor for six years and has offered financial assistance to a number of women around the world. she spoke to us about her passion for the mission of the organization and about what it has meant to be able to help women in war-torn countries rebuild their lives. kristina is a national sales manager for the h.h. brown shoe company and lives in long island city, new york with her husband and dachshund, jake.    

women for women international honors its uk supporters

May 12th, 2011  |   column: what's new

singer and human rights activist annie lenox, supermodel natalia vodianova and singer sophie ellis-bextor were all on hand to help raise money at women for women international’s (wfwi) annual london gala. our creative director deborah lloyd, ceo craig leavitt and public relations director johanna saum flew over for an evening of moving speeches, awards and an auction that raised over £860,000 for wfwi.    

wedding belles (and whistles): favors

May 11th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

our fabulous kate spade new york partners from brazil just surprised us with a box of perfectly packaged colorful little treats. they told us that these individually wrapped confections, called bem casados (“happily married” in portuguese) are offered to guests at the end of wedding receptions to represent the couple in their new sweet life.    

an endlessly fun pastime at ksny

May 10th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

we’ve never seen a photo booth we didn’t want to jump into. ok, make that didn’t want to jump into, en masse—the more the merrier.    

a few minutes with…siri trang khalsa,

director of business development for the turquoise mountain foundation

May 6th, 2011  |   column: what's new

we’re thrilled to introduce our royal bazaar collection of raw precious and semi-precious gemstone earrings, handcrafted in afghanistan at the turquoise mountain foundation. along with our women for women international (wfwi) hand in hand project, working with the foundation to offer this jewelry in our kate spade new york (ksny) shops and on our website has been an important part of our commitment to helping afghanistan rebuild its economy and redevelop its traditional crafts. we recently had the privilege of hosting siri trang khalsa, turquoise mountain’s director of business development, at our office while she was in new york on a trip from her home in kabul. we asked siri to tell us more about the foundation’s unique mission.    

wedding belles (and whistles): accessories

May 5th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

while we’re predicting that the elaborate little headpieces, known as fascinators and worn by a number of the stylish guests at the royal wedding, will soon be a sweeping trend on our shores (in fact, we’re already stocking a modified version), we think this oversized paper flower hairclip would be equally statement-making.    

deborah lloyd shines at the party of the year

May 4th, 2011  |   column: deliberate polish

helmed by vogue editor-in-chief anna wintour, the met costume institute gala—the event the fashion cognoscenti await all year—was held on monday evening.    

orange: a film by language dept with meghan eplett

live colorfully - orange

May 1st, 2011  |   column: what's new

oas spots go here like this