mom knows best

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May 09, 2013  |   column: DELIBERATE POLISH

we learn so much from our moms. some of us can even say they groomed us for becoming future kate spade new york girls. (when you scroll down, notice sophie’s well-placed bow, dove’s pop art onsie, and faith’s stripes!)

in honor of moms everywhere, and particularly the moms featured in our shop windows this month (a few of the amazing moms of our employees!), here’s what three of them had to say about the lady who loves them most:

102_sophie one thing my mom, bobbi, taught me about living colorfully: “i learned to embrace a spontaneous adventure. my mom always whisked us off the moment the opportunity presented itself, whether it was to cape cod or italy. life is more fun when you bend the rules.”

i’m going to surprise her on mother’s day with“the elaina jacket. the cropped fit and graphic pattern will look polished with anything she wears it with.”


what i learned from my mom, debby, about living colorfully: always wear a eye-catching piece that captures your personality. when I was growing up she let me express myself and discover my own style. we wore a LOT of feather boas in our house… and sometimes out of the house too!”

on mother’s day i’m going to surprise her with: “a live colorfully eau de parfum rollerball–she loves gardenia–and a stripe sun hat to wear when she’s taking pictures of flowers in her back yard.”


what i learned from my mom about living colorfully: “that the simplest things can be magical. when i was 12, my mom bought me a fresh new box of crayons — the big box with the three rows, and every color imaginable. that was the age where you are “over” coloring. she put the crayons and a blank piece of paper in front of me and gently encouraged me to marvel at just the beauty of the colors: yellow, cornflower blue and magenta were her favorite. around this time she also bought me prints and introduced me to maxfield parish, an artist she loved as a child and i quickly became obsessed with: his paintings sparked my imagination as a kid, and i’ll forever be grateful. this week i bought my son crayons for the first time and hope i can bestow on him the same appreciation of simple and beautiful things, as she did for me. i’ll never forget it.”

on mother’s day i’m going to surprise her with: “she loves yellow and is a practical lady as well, so one of the charlotte street bags. if i could get her a little yellow sports car, i’d get her that, too.”

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