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Kate Spade’s designs conveyed happiness and sunshine. How sad to learn her life was quite different | Hadley Freeman

The designer understood what women want – which is why her death has deeply affected so manyLots of people on Twitter last night seemed really upset that Kate Spade had died. Why were they so sad?David, by emailThe circumstances, first and most obviously. Suicide is always horrific, but the Kate Spade brand is predicated on happiness, sunshine, bright colours, gentility, sweetness. As the actor Mindy Kaling tweeted on Tuesday: “You couldn’t walk into her boutiques and not smile.” Spade and her husband, Andy, repeatedly claimed in their interviews, before they...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 6 June