Katherine Noel Valentine Brosnahan Spade was an American fashion designer and entrepreneur who lived from December 24, 1962, until June 5, 2018. Kate Spade New York was her designer label, and she was the founder and co-owner.
June (Mullen) and Francis (Frank) Brosnahan, who operated a road-construction company, gave birth to Katherine Noel Brosnahan in Kansas City, Missouri Her ancestors were primarily Irish.
Ulta Beauty sparks controversy after sending customers a newsletter promoting Kate Spade products titled "Come hang with us, unintentionally referring to Spade's suicide by hanging. #UltaBeauty #katespadehttps://t.co/oBQ5boZ328
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Spade attended the University of Kansas after graduating from St. Teresa’s Academy, an all-female Catholic high school. She went on to Arizona State University after that. She became a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and earned a journalism degree in 1985, intending to work in television production. She worked in sales at Carter’s Men Shop in Phoenix while in college, when she met Andy Spade, who would eventually become her husband and business partner.
After their newsletter subscribers got a horrific email ad Sunday night, Ulta Beauty is responding to widespread outcry today. “Come hang with Kate Spade,” the subject line stated, perhaps promoting their new Kate Spade “Sparkle” perfume.
After Spade sadly hung herself in 2018 at the age of 55, fans were taken aback by the brand’s lack of care. We have a lot of questions, but the key ones are: how many individuals had to approve this email before it was sent out, and what were they thinking?
The debate erupted on Twitter. “I can’t believe I just got this email. “Is this some sick joke?” one person wondered, referring to the company’s oversight. Vilissa Thompson, a writer, and activist, also received the email and pondered, as a “former digital manager,” how someone could make such a mistake. In the wake of the outrage, the cosmetics business issued an apology on Monday, claiming that the email was an inadvertent blunder and that they are committed to making things right.
“We deeply apologize for sending an email showcasing Kate Spade’s New York scent with an insensitive subject line,” a spokesman for the brand told the New York Post. “In this country, mental health is a very serious and essential subject that we would never take lightly.” We regret any inconvenience this has caused the Spade family, our Kate Spade New York brand partners, and our guests. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve.”
The timing of this gaffe could not be more inconvenient, given that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Andy Spade, the fashion icon’s husband, stated at the time of her death that his wife was facing a lot of “personal problems,” including anxiety and despair. There are no words to describe this type of marketing blunder.
‘It Finally Took Its Toll,’ Says Kate Spade’s Sister After Fashion Icon’s Apparent Nyc Suicide
Kate Spade’s Sister Made a Statement Hours After Her Sister Was Found Dead of An Apparent Suicide in Her Park Avenue Apartment, a Devastating and Unexpected Conclusion that Devastated the Fashion Industry.
The Words Prompted Outrage, with A Family Source Claiming that Spade’s Relatives Were “disgusted” by The Sister’s Remarks, Claiming that She Had Been Alienated from The “entire Family” for A Decade.
Reta Saffo, Spade’s Sister, Claimed Late Tuesday that She Believed Spade, a 55-Year-Old Married Mother of A 13-Year-Old Kid, Had Bipolar Disorder and Struggled with It. Others in The Family Have Not Corroborated Her Account.
In a Statement Received by NBC 4 New York, Saffo Said, “she Did Not Receive Sufficient Care for What I Believed to Be (and Tried Multiple Times to Get Her Therapy For) Bipolar Disorder.” Saffo Didn’t Go Into Detail About Any of The Incidents She Witnessed Over the Years, but She Blamed the Problems on “immense Celebrity.”
Saffo Said of Her Celebrity, “she Never Expected It — nor Was She Properly Prepared for It.” “unfortunately, It Eventually Took Its Toll on Her Because It Went Untreated.”
Considering Spade’s Death a Tragedy “my Little Sister Katy Was a Lovely, Precious Little Person,” Saffo Stated of The Awful and Sad Ending. in Practically Every Sense, He Is Genuine.”
Some Family Members of Spade Denied Her Sister’s Claims of Mental Illness
“The Family Is Disgusted and Dismayed that Kate’s Sister, Who Has Been Estranged from The Entire Family for More than Ten Years, Would Choose to Surface with Baseless Statement at This Time of Profound Sadness,” a Family Source Stated. “her Statement Gives the Impression of Someone Who Has Never Met Her.”
Tuesday Morning, a Housekeeper Discovered Spade Hung in Her Bedroom. at The Time, Spade’s Daughter Was in School. a Message Was Discovered at The Crime Scene. According to The Associated Press, the Daughter Received a Message Informing Her that Spade’s Death Was Not Her Fault.
Spade, Who Was Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Is Survived by Her 24-Year-Old Husband, Andy, and Her Daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade.
While Detectives Believe Spade Committed Herself, the Medical Examiner Is Performing an Autopsy to Determine how She Died.