With heavy hearts the fashion world must now say an untimely goodbye to Kate Spade. Though our work surrounds flowers and plants, we are all designers just the same. Her use of bold color and clean lines was design perfection. More importantly though, she showed the world that taking risks and putting yourself out into the unknown can have big pay off. We will be forever grateful for inspiring us to take risks, be brave, and design boldly. Not one of us will ever forget our first Kate Spade purse.