Typically, when one thinks of a fashionsta, they picture women in magazines, Hollywood, or runway models. For all of you who follow this perception of beautiful fashionable women, I have some shocking news for you! The New York Times wrote the article, Kate Spade Wedges, about a group of powerful women that said there was a fad of shoes for Political women. Ms. Saujani, a 34-year-old lawyer who is running for democratic primary, was continuously admired for her positive, non-fatigued attitude; and her shoes. The many curious women she worked with asked her about THOSE shoes, she replied by saying, “They’re the Kate Spade wedges, they’re these politician-woman shoes.” Ms. Saujani was introduced to the Kate Spade wedge after seeing Hillary Rodham Clinton wearing them several times. Surely, these women are on their feet all day so having comfortable shoes is a priority. The increasingly popular Kate Spade wedge seem to be the shoe of a circle of younger women aspiring to power or already in it, women directly and indirectly passing on to one another ways of navigating the particular challenges of being a woman in the public eye. A quote from the article states “A woman must look put-together, but not as if she is a slave to fashion; she must look groomed, but never be spotted grooming,” and I find this pressure typical for women in our generation, but Kate Spade makes this task pretty easy to handle. I believe the Kate Spade Wedge became an epidemic in the office when they order a bulk order of the shoes for everyone. The women running for office do not want to hide their femininity and will prove that they can be taken seriously in heels! Kate Spade has not only made a brand that people love, she has created a fearless mentality for women that does not include the anorexic, conservative image.
Fall is approaching, and Kate Spade has been busy creating her new collection which features old expressions like, “ knock on wood.” This entire line is unlike anything I have ever seen before. The line is classy with more warm colors and old-fashioned pieces; just what I think of when I think of fall. Everything Kate Spade offers is fun and rejects all types of seriousness or stress. One clutch in particular is made after an old fashion car with darker hues of turquoise greens and browns. What designer could pull off a car purse and not look ridiculous? Kate Spade could and did. The item that is now on my wish list is called Moonlit Soirée and it is elegantly beautiful. It is composed of a variety of different colors that sparkly even without the effect of the sunlight. I love this piece because it can be worn with anything, leaving us women with one less painful decision to make. Another clever detail Kate Spade offers for the fall is a clutch purse that resembles an envelope. This purse you can easily be paired with her gold paperclip necklace and stand out from the rest of crowd.
Unfortunately, not all of us can afford Kate Spades “affordable” brand, but what I have learned to do is bargain shop my outfits and pair them up with hot brands accessories I love. Kate Spades jewelry is within my price range and it dazzles up an outfit making it look all like Kate Spade!
Until Next time.