Mental Illness is Serious: R.I.P. Kate Spade

You can have all the money in the world or live the life everyone dreams. If you are unhappy with you, nothing can change that but you! Finding balance in life is extremely necessary or the world will take over your mind. Society is a dangerous friend! If you are unable to adapt to the changes or learn to move at your own beat, the devil will use your mind as a playground and push you over the edge. Everyone has a light within them, but by the same token, we all have a dark side. If your dark side overshadows your light, it can only end in catastrophe.

My prayers go out to the Spade family. She was way too young to take her life. I am unsure of the real reason but remain strong, the devil is trying to take us out one by one. Just keep looking up for guidance!

(People) – Designer Kate Spade was found dead Tuesday in her New York City apartment of an apparent suicide, PEOPLE confirms.

She was found hanging in her Park Avenue home by her housekeeper, and apparently left a note, though officials don’t know what the note said and are not divulging more information at the time.

The New York Times reports that the housekeeper found Spade hanging from a red scarf tied to her door.

Kate Spade, née Katherine Noel Brosnahan, was the designer behind her successful namesake label, Kate Spade New York.

Founded in 1993 with her husband, Andy Spade, the brother of actor David Spade, the line began by designing its infamously colorful handbags before expanding into other accessories and clothing, ultimately turning into a billion dollar brand. Tapestry, Inc. bought Kate Spade in July 2017 for $2.4 billion.

Image result for kate spadeAfter selling her ownership stake in her company in 2006, she and her husband took time away from design. “I needed a break and I really wanted to raise my daughter [Frances],” Spade told PEOPLE in 2016. “People asked me, ‘Don’t you miss it?’ I really didn’t. I mean, I loved what I was doing, but I didn’t miss it as much as I thought I might.”

But by 2016 she was ready to launch a brand new accessories brand, Frances Valentine. She legally changed her name to Kate Valentine Spade to match her new label. “I thought it was important to distinguish who I am now,” she said. “I’m the same person, but there’s a difference.”

Throughout her career as an accessories designer, she was recognized for her achievements by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the “America’s New Fashion Talent in Accessories” in 1996 and again in 1998, winning the CFDA Award for “Best Accessory Designer of the Year.”

She’s survived by her husband of 24 years and her 13-year-old daughter, Frances.

In 2016 Spade opened her home to PEOPLE in a “Hollywood at Home” series, sharing the wall-to-wall art and precious photographs adorning her N.Y.C. apartment shared with her husband and daughter.

She said one of her favorite aspects of the home was the floor-to-ceiling art. “It was actually one of the reasons I bought the apartment because I love the fact that you had some breathing space when you walked in the room,” Spade said in 2016. “And we decided to fill it, obviously, with a lot of art. It’s very much like our design, it’s very much like how I dress.”

And she called the living room her favorite spot in the house. “Honestly, I know so many people do not use their living room,” she said. “We really do.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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