I'm a Kate Spade. I'm not a Louis Vuitton, a Prada, a Goyard, an Hermes (though I think they're amazing!). I appreciate the designs of Salvatore Ferragamo, Longchamp and Furla and wouldn't mind owning a few. But I am mostly a Kate Spade girl. I have her books and one bag. I'd like to have more but, in my old age, I've decided I'd rather sell bags and clothes and books than own them.
Of all the brands out there, it's Kate Spade that tickles my fancy most. I like the aesthetic, the femininity and even whimsy. And yet there's nothing superfluous or frivolous about the brand. It's pretty and functional and lady-like. The quality is top-notch but the price isn't over the top. If I put up my own clothing and accessories brand one day, I want it to reflect the same principles as the Kate Spade house. Just look at these photos that I grabbed from the online shop:
Sigh. Then there's the shoes, the accessories, jewelry, baby things, home stuff and stationery! It's like the total women's store! That's the dream really: I'd love to put up a shop of the things I love and share them with other women. I'm especially adoring the porcelain plates (I have a thing for a beautifully set table) and I really wish more people would make their tables pretty. We Filipinos love feeding and entertaining our guests after all! Imagine if we did it with fine china and stemware!
Anyway, I told Daphne, "I want to be the Kate Spade of the Philippines!" She was very encouraging. Then when the bag business died, I wailed to Nicole, "What was I thinking going into a business I know nothing about? I'm a writer, for goodness' sake!" So we'll see how this unfolds. I have many plans, many many plans. Some excite me more than others. Right now, my hubby thinks I should focus on the writing first. It is what I know best. He's right. One day, one day. We'll see!
Do you have any secret dreams? Please tell me so I can be inspired, too!