Katherine Noel Valentine Brosnahan (December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018), known professionally as Kate Spade and Kate Valentine, was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the founder and former co-owner of fashion house Kate Spade New York.
After working in the accessories department at the fashion magazine Mademoiselle, Katherine Brosnahan and her husband, Andy Spade, identified a market for quality stylish handbags, and founded Kate Spade New York in 1993. The handbags Spade designed and produced quickly found popularity, owing to their sophistication and affordability, and have been described as a symbol of New York City in the 1990s.
The company expanded into other product lines. Kate Spade sold mainly handbags at first, but soon extended to clothing, jewelry, shoes, eyewear, baby items, fragrances, tabletop, bedding, and gifts. In 1999, Spade sold a 56-percent stake in her business to Neiman Marcus Group, and in 2006 she sold the rest of her shares. In 2016, Spade and her partners launched a new fashion brand, Frances Valentine. Sadly, on June 5, 2018, Spade was found dead in her apartment, her death being ruled a suicide.
New York Kate Spade lives on, and is presenting the first floral flanker of the In Full Bloom edition from 2018. It is a new version that celebrates the spring bouquet ‘inspired by the natural grace and confidence of a blossoming rose; the scent is unapologetically feminine and unabashedly confident. Live every day in full bloom’, notes the Kate Spade brand. The new creation is based on green and floral nuances of a fresh, spring flowery bouquet, soft woods, and a touch of sweet fruits.
In the opening, In Full Bloom Blush will offer citrus sparks of lemon and crisp red fruits blended with fresh green tea leaves. The heart develops floral notes of rose petals mixed with elegant and feminine aromas of peony and lotus flowers, accompanied by soft white wood, sweet velvety peach, musks, and noble cedar.
Kate Spade In Full Bloom Blush is available as a 100 ml Eau de Parfum at the price of $98 on the Kate Spade official website. The fragrance will be available in travel flacons of 10 ml Eau de Parfum as well. Come into the beautiful world of Kate Spade.