Fashion
An Afternoon With Kate Spade Chief Creative Director Deborah Lloyd
She adorably gushes about her two schnauzers and shares tips on gift giving!
Comments

How do you find beauty?
I love beauty and I love curating it. Whether it’s for the home or beautiful vintage pieces, I strongly believe that if you collect or buy something, it should be something you love and it shouldn’t be about the monetary value of it. Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder so I tend to collect things that I find beautiful; other people might not, but I fill my home and my closet with them. 

Tell us about your fashion style. How would you describe it?
It would be modern femininity—with a little bit of bohemian mixed in. 


Do you have a personal signifier?
I collect vintage cocktail rings so I normally have some fabulous something that I’ve picked up somewhere. I love them, and I love vintage watches. 

And what about your entertaining style?
It’s colorful, it’s fun, it should be full of laughter. There should be lots of flowers involved and the color pink.

What kind of music do you fancy?
I tend to like female singers. Stevie Nicks, Nancy Sinatra, really quite eclectic. So whether it’s ’70s music or something else, it tends to be women’s voices that I like. 

What are some of your favorite gifts to give?
I love personalized gifts. If it’s a Kate Spade wallet or bag, I’ll have it personalized and put someone’s initials on it. I want gifts to feel special, like you’ve really made an effort. Another thing I love giving is flowers but in a beautiful Kate Spade vase, so it’s not just the giveaway vase from the florist but a beautiful Kate Spade crystal vase with polka dots as well. 

Current favorite travel destinations?
I have to say that my favorite at the moment is Morocco, the most inspirational place in the world.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


Tin Mal Mosque in Morocco

And your favorite museum or art gallery?
My favorite museum in the world is the Rodin Museum in Paris. I want to live in that place. 

Who are some of your favorite artists?
I like a lot of photographers. I collect work from Peter Beard, Nick Brandt, to name a few. For high-class art, Kees van Dongen and Modigliani are favorites.


The Rodin Museum in Paris

Please finish this sentence: I can’t live without…
My two dogs. They are standard schnauzers and they are called Stan and Lulu.

A perfect Sunday is spent…
With Stan and Lulu!

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Alicia Colby Sy
View Other Articles From Alicia Colby Sy
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Here are the best things to do, see, eat, and buy when you're in the Big Apple.
 
Share
Recreate that iconic balcony exchange at Juliet's House.
 
Share
These lifestyle shops are rich with hard-to-get fashion labels and unique shopping experiences.
 
Share
The most photographed florals of your day deserve particular attention.
 
Share
Meghan's signature has changed since she became a Duchess.
 
Share
I said goodbye to my high-powered magazine job with no particular plan, just a desire to be free and a vague notion of maybe becoming a basket weaver.
 
Share
Check out the average pay of the five highest officers of major listed companies owned by the richest Filipinos.
 
Share
U.S. President Trump will spend time with British Prime Minister Theresa May at her official country estate in Buckinghamshire.
 
Share
The 17,000-square-foot home comes with a movie theater, bowling alley, baseball field, and rock climbing wall.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US