Hello, today’s Friday Fictioneers is in memory of Kate Spade.
Here is the photo prompt:
Here is the fiction:
Kate Spade Yellow (word count – 99 words)
From home projects of sweeping drapery and graduating landscapes –
to now installing floral arrangements at my favorite museum –
life felt good.
Four vases and two centerpieces.
With a slight pounding in my heart, I measured and walked the space.
KATE SPADE YELLOW was the obvious choice.
Summer was here and pale yellow would honor this designer.
Soft wisps of yellow could whisper of her wonder.
Cheery, but not too upbeat.
The six floral arrangements were subtle to museum guests,
but I knew they were “Kate Spade yellow”
I smell their aroma…
I think of her lasting legacy.
As many readers know, Kate Spade died yesterday and it impacted my Friday Fiction piece today.
I am not huge into the fashion and accessory world, but I can appreciate style and so always working within my budget – and tuning into my own changing life phases – I find some goodies that splash my life with a bit of zest. I have had two Kate Spade purses in my days, one was a gift (thanks, N) and the other was a cheap knock-off. The knock-off purse was a small black clutch and it was many years ago that it sat in my closet- long before Kate Spade was widely known and before she had scrap books and misc. items everywhere with her name.
I liked that little purse for occasional use – but it was really the label that I liked the most. It was small little rectangular rainbow label with her name spelled simply (trademark lettering). That little purse was a go to small clutch for occasions needing a little purse to hold a few items. The other Kate Spade purse, the gifted one, was pale yellow and simple. (I got it at the same time as a small Brighton clutch in bronze that might have been my favorite purse ever.)
That is really my only connection to Kate Spade items. When Friday Fictioneers photo prompt came up this morning (credit to Roger Bultot) I looked at the floral arrangements in the photo and I noticed how subtle yellow they were – and the rest unfolded from there.
Oh and last weekend I watched Mr. Monk Goes to the Office (S4E4) and maybe the designer character (played by Meredith Scott Lynn) was still on my mind this morning (I am also changing curtains in a room – and so themes seem to come full circle).
It made my heart sick to think that Kate Spade’s death involved a red scarf – ugh – and so all the more my intention was to use pale yellow to remember her:
Cheery, but not too upbeat.
Somber and sad, the sweet, soft wisps of yellow
let the beauty of flowers whisper of her wonder
with honor we remember Kate’s
Here are some Other Kate Spade Posts –
This is the first one I read after I heard the news last night (Thanks, Plaridel):
And a few more –