Kate Spade's Florence Broadhurst tour makes its way to the Emerald City.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

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black. white. fuschia. bright coral. 

It's all about the pops of color for Kate Spade's new collection: The Florence Broadhurst. flawless I'm in love with all of it - the clothes, handbags, shoes and even the tech accessories. Kate Spade gives a classy and preppy look that will never go out of style in your closet.

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This evening, I had the pleasure of attending"The Florence Broadhurst Tour," the traveling pop-up shop by Kate Spade New York featuring the new collection, cocktails and appetizers, and a concert by the Vivian Girls. Accompanying the tour was President and Creative Director Deborah Lloyd, the visionary behind Kate Spade's recent growth of success. Within one year of being at K.Spade, she was able to double sales nationwide. Prior, Lloyds was EVP of Product and Design at Banana Republic. 
Let's just say, I was so starstruck last night that one of my style icons was standing 2 feet from me. 

@katespadeny event details via @NordySanda's tweet

The event was held at the Nordstrom flagship store as a tweetup event. Of course, no Nordstrom or social event would be complete without my best friend, Robert! This time around, I was his "plus one." (Usually, he's my date to all of the networking and tech events.) As I drifted up to the second floor via escalator, I was immediately drawn to the pink flashing lights, champagne flutes, and swirls of black, white and fuschia pink. Bright corals and lavenders also blended together as my eyes began to trace the outlines of Japanese blooms in the new Kate Spade print. Absolutely breathtaking. 

(Left: Robert and Creative Director Deborah Lloyd; Right: The DJ pickin' some sick beats for the party)

The event began with meeting Sanda Belaire (@NordySanda), a friend of Robert's and a well-known stylist/department manager for Via C at Nordstrom. She was an absolute gem, and of course, she and I gushed over Pinterest and our obsession with Olivia Palermo. (Check out her board here.)

Vivan Girls rockin' out for the @katespadeny event
at the Nordstrom flagship store.
The Vivian Girls concert was ummm... interesting. I never would have thought that "surfer indie rock" (as Robert called it) would blend with Kate Spade. But, it worked. The band rocked outfits from the new line, adding a few personal touches here and there such as a huge run through the black polka dotted tights and pairing one of Kate Spade's popular dotted blouses with booty shorts. Highlight of the concert? The lead singer handing a tambourine to the mini punky brewster who was jamming in the front row. At a mere age of 8, she looked like a pro.

After the concert, we had some time to shop and take a peek at all of the gorgeous "wants' and "must-haves." Here are some of my favorite picks from the line:

Pearl Kati Cardigan, $298.00
The intricate beading on the collar is exquisite. Sparkly and feminine.
Hopper House Little Shyla, $298.00
I fell absolutely in love with this clutch.
Just so happens Deborah was wearing it last night!
Francoise Top, $378.00
The detailing on the collar is to die for, and
color-blocking is a great spring trend.

Had a great time at the @katespadeny tweetup and am looking forward to many more events in the future. In the words of Kate Spade, live colorfully!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE that cardigan!
    sounds like a fun event! thanks for sharing :)


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