Kate Spade’s Sister Says The Designer Suffered From Years Of Mental Illness; Reported Suicide ‘Not Unexpected’
In an email to the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Kate Spade's older sister -- Reta Saffo -- says the handbag designer suffered from mental illness for the last three or four years, and says her reported suicide "was not unexpected by me."
As we reported, the fashion legend was found in her New York apartment by a housekeeper at 10:30 a.m. EST, after she reportedly hung herself. The 55-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Saffo, Spade reportedly self-medicated with alcohol, and seemed fixated on Robin Williams' suicide by hanging when it happened in August 2014. She told the newspaper:
"I think there was a plan even as far back as then."
After the publication posted a story about Spade's death, Saffo emailed the Star saying they misspelled Kate's childhood nickname, Katy.
Although she was asked to do a phone interview, Saffo declined because she reportedly took a sedative. (She noted that her husband is a medical doctor.)
In the email, Saffo said she tried to get Kate into treatment, but the designer "chickened out" as she was worried with how her hospitalization might affect the image of her brand.
"I will say this was not unexpected by me. I'd flown out to Napa and NYC several times in the past 3-4 years to help her to get the treatment she needed (inpatient hospitalization). She was always a very excitable little girl and I felt all the stress/pressure of her brand (KS) may have flipped the switch where she eventually became full-on manic depressive... I'd come so VERY close to getting her to go in for treatment (to the same place Catherine Zeta-Jones went for her successful bipolar treatment program). I'd spoken with them on the phone (not telling them exactly who the patient would be). They agreed to fly in and talk with her and take her with them to the treatment center... She was all set to go — but then chickened out by morning. I even said I (would) go with her and be a 'patient' too (she liked that idea) I said we could talk about it all — our childhood, etc. That I could help her fill in any blanks she might have... That seemed to make her more comfortable, and we'd get sooo close to packing her bags, but — in the end, the 'image' of her brand (happy-go-lucky Kate Spade) was more important for her to keep up. She was definitely worried about what people would say if they found out."'
Although her husband Andy Spade reportedly tried to persuade Kate to seek help, "nothing ever came of it."
After numerous failed attempts, Saffo ultimately stopped trying.
"After numerous attempts, I finally let go... Sometimes you simply cannot SAVE people from themselves! One of the last things she said to me was, 'Reta, I know you hate funerals and don't attend them, but for me would you PLEASE come to MINE, at least. Please!' I know she perhaps had a plan, but she insisted she did not."'
In regards to Robin Williams' death, Saffo said Kate heard about his passing at a hotel in Santa Fe.
"We were freaked out/saddened... but she kept watching it and watching it over and over. I think the plan was already in motion even as far back as then."
Saffo ended her email remembering her "kind" and "funny" younger sister.
"She was a dear little person. So dear — so kind, so funny. I'll miss our 6-7-hr-long phone conversations between NY and NM... I'm off to bed for a good cry."
If you or someone you know are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self harm, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 and know that you are not alone.
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are not getting back together. But they appear to be friends again and that’s sure to tighten the pants of every Twihard on the Internet.
The couple, who famously dated from 2008 to 2012, were spotted hanging out over the weekend at Lily Rose Depp’s birthday. It was the first time they were seen together since November 2012. Someone on Twitter reported that the two were sharing drinks in February, but the Twitter user didn’t take a picture. And like, who doesn’t take a picture of something like that in 2018?
Was just at bar enjoying my friends birthday and in comes Robert Pattinson which blew my twilight mind up, and then Kristen Stewart walked in and now I’m reliving my highschool twilight fantasies
— Leah Cordova (@LeahVioleta) February 12, 2018
Stewart is still dating Stella Maxwell and Pattinson is single after breaking off his engagement to FKA Twigs.
For those that don’t remember how things ended between Pattinson and Stewart, well, she cheated on him. Then she started liking girls. So, if you’re hoping that they end up together again, sorry. You’re better off re-watching the Twilight films for the 174th time and living in a world filled with werewolves, vampires, zombies, and whatever else is in that movie.
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Just because you are rich and famous, this does not mean you do not suffer.
Tragically, the following stars all proved this point to be accurate when they took their own lives.
We mourn their passing and we hope they have found the peace in death that they could not find in life...
1. Robin Williams
2. Mindy McCready
3. Kurt Cobain
4. Tony Scott
5. Jovan Belcher
6. Lucy Gordon
"The god damn president is such. A fucking. Petty. And fragile. Brat."
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Sad news out of Arkansas today, as members of the Duggar family are mourning a tragic loss.
Jessa Duggar broke the news on Facebook this week, asking for fans’ help in supporting the family of Dianna Fleshman, a longtime friend who was tragically struck down in her prime.
“Our hearts ache over the loss of this dear friend, but we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord,” Jessa wrote, along with a link to the family’s GoFundMe page.
“Please continue to pray for Dianna’s family, and especially for her husband and 2-month-old son, during this time.”
Jessa did not go into further detail, but according to the fundraising page, Dianna and her husband, Dylan Fleshman, were driving from Oklahoma to Minnesota with their infant son when they were struck by a crop-sprayer.
Dylan and Victor were unharmed, but Dianna died in a hospital six days after the accident.
“On Friday, the 25th of May, 2018 Dylan and Dianna Fleshman (from Guthrie, Oklahoma) were driving to her family’s house in Hayfield, Minnesota for dinner, when they collided with a large crop sprayer a half mile from the family’s home,” reads the GoFundMe page.
“Dylan and their two-month-old son Vincent came away from the accident without injury. However, Dianna received major head trauma and a fractured skull.”
As Dylan is now his infant son’s sole caretaker, it may be quite some time before he’s able to return to work.
“We are hoping to raise funds for Dylan and his family as he will be unable to work for an extended amount of time,” the family explained.
“We feel that $68,000 is a good start to help ease some of the financial pressure that he will be facing. Please keep the Fleshman family in your prayers as there are difficult decisions and hard times ahead.
“Thank you for your prayers and support. We are are hoping to raise this money over the next few weeks.”
Currently, more than $26,000 has been raised for Dianna’s family.
As one might expect of such a massive family, the Duggars have a massive network of friends.
And when they’re able to, they often use their considerable clout to lend a hand to those in need.
Just last year, a friend of Jill Duggar’s was murdered, and the Duggars stepped up to assist with fundraising efforts for the benefit of the woman’s family.
Money may seem a matter of little consequence in the face of death, but the Duggars seem well aware that for those left behind, it can help to alleviate a crushing burden.
Watch Counting On online for more of the Duggars at their charitable best, and click the link at the top of this article to help the Fleshman family with a financial contribution.
Madison Beer really needs to turn down the sexy a little bit. It is all just a little bit too much.
First off, the shorts. Do they have to be so short? Couldn’t she have left a couple more inches on the legs? They would still have been hot, they just wouldn’t be the eye melting level of hotness that they currently are. Here is a tip, if you could not get away with wearing an article of clothing at school, then you should not wear it ever. That was something my dad taught me. I thought it was odd that he felt the need to emphasize that he was referencing my Daisy Duke’s, but whatever, it is still good advice.
Secondly, why the black shirt? She knew how sexy we all would find that shirt, and yet she wore it anyway in an uncivil act of disobedience. I don’t know where she got this rebellious streak from, but it definitely was not from me. It must be her mother. She was always a bit if a hellcat.
And lastly, the backpack. Damn you, Madison. You even managed to make those hideous little backpacks sexy. I won’t forget this anytime soon.
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Busty blonde beauty Lauren Hubbard is both an Instagram model as well as Miss Global Norway 2017 and Miss Vizcaya Swimwear 2017, whatever the hell that means. I get the need to inflate your resume when there’s not much there, but honestly Lauren doesn’t need any kind of qualifiers when introduced. All you need to do is take one look at her rack and you understand instantly what her appeal is.
I mean, sure, she’s gorgeous and fit and all of those great things, but man oh man has she got a rack for the ages. I’m serious, it might be one of the best looking racks I’ve seen. Of course, I can’t judge it fully until I’ve seen it uncovered, and I don’t see that happening any time soon in my day to day life.
There’s probably topless pictures of her out there somewhere, and if there are, I will discover them, but in the meantime, I’m more than happy to just stare at her absolutely captivating cleavage. It sucks you in like a Dan Brown novel and then keeps you enthralled with non-stop cliffhangers.
I guess we can always count on Hot Lauren Hubbard to give us dogs a bone! Thank you, I’ll be here all week. And next week as well. And probably the rest of the days of my life.
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CFDA, better known as the Council of Fashion Designers of America, held its annual Fashion Awards last night at the Brooklyn Museum. It was a star-studded affair, with the best, brightest, and most beautiful women in the world on hand for the festivities.
It was a veritable who’s who of who’s hot right now, as well as some big name celebs with a timeless beauty that can stop traffic, like Diane Lane! From the world of film you could also spot Claire Danes, Amber Heard, Dianna Agron, and Nina Dobrev. There were also plenty of big name models on hand, like Olivia Culpo, Rosie-Huntington Whiteley, Lily Aldridge, Jourdan Dunn, and Karlie Kloss!
Of course, there were also some Kardashians because you can’t have any sort of legitimate party without at least two of them showing up. It’s a fact that they’re just going to appear out of nowhere the minute they find out about some glamorous something or other. It’s the way of the world in this day and age.
So drink in the sights, the sounds, and the smells of this year’s awards’ ceremony. Seems to me like it was quite the rousing success. Or, at least it’s had success at arousing!
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Director Luca Guadanino (A Bigger Splash, Call Me By Your Name) has proven a lover of lush cinematography and the improprieties of the upper class, making him something of a strange fit for the confined corridors and cramped interiors of the haunted ballet school in Suspiria.
Nevertheless, here he is, re-teaming with his Bigger Splash co-stars Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton for a remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece. It’s an interesting notion and I wonder how audiences raised on the countless rip-offs of Suspiria will react to this film. My guess would be mostly indifferently, though there is a chance that its stark visual style ends up grabbing the attention of some of the artier among the youth.
Another interesting thing to note about this film is that it marks the debut of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke as composer. This makes him the second member of the band, behind Johnny Greenwood, to get into the film composition business. I have yet to decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, but he’s definitely paying homage to the original’s brilliant score by Goblin, which is a pretty tough act to follow.
Suspiria opens in theaters—presumably in limited release—on November 2.
Kate Spade’s Shocking Death: A Quiet Pain That Shadowed Her Enduring Love Story, Amazing Rise in Fashion and Iconic BrandNothing seems more glamorous than being at the top of the fashion world. Jetting between New York, Paris and Milan. Runway shows and sleek displays in high-end department stores....
Holy cow! The proportions on Hope Beel have me hoping she peels off the rest of that swimsuit sometime so that I can have nothing left to the imagination. Because right now I am imagining her as the perfect woman, and I do not want that. I want her to have a flaw, or preferably multiple flaws. Otherwise she makes it too tempting to hold other women up to her as the standard of what a woman should be.
So I am holding out hope that on the small amount of skin that is being covered up by that two piece there is a big enough flaw being hidden that will prevent her from ruining my expectations for every other woman in the world. Maybe there some swastikas or hammer and sickles. That might be enough to turn me off of her.
Who knows, maybe there is even a charging port that will prove she is not human at all and is actually a fembot. That would be the perfect outcome, I think. Then I could dismiss all of the hard work that she has put into her body as the clever engineering and design of some Japanese nerds.
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2014’s The LEGO Movie was not only a surprise smash hit, it was also one of the most innovative, off-kilter, and hilarious animated movies in years. It’s gonna be a tough act to follow, no matter the sequel’s concept, but I have to give the filmmakers of The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part credit for this much… they’re not just doing the first movie over again.
Sequels have become more and more episodic, high on character, low on concept of any sort. Sequels are no longer places to try something new, so I have to give the team behind this flick a slight bow of respect. I enjoyed The LEGO Batman Movie, but nowhere near as much as The LEGO Movie, and The LEGO Ninjago Movie… even less so.
Still, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt here and assume that they’re going to push the story forward rather than just give us another ninety minutes to hang out with these characters. I do love that their main antagonist appears to be a minidoll—a controversial subset of minifigures that appear almost exclusively in sets aimed at girls. It’s a nice bit of catering to the fans.
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part hits theaters on February 8, 2019, and will hopefully have a nice, long run throughout the month the same way the first film did.
Why is it that when most women decide to dye their hair an eccentric color they almost always pick blue or green? Personally, I think the kind of red on Sharna Burgess is much more attractive. Although, that could be due in part to how hot she is on her own. But this one is real red, not to be confused with that imposter color of natural redheads. We have been patronizing them long enough. We all know that their hair is orange, there is no longer a point to abetting their delusion. The sooner they accept it, the sooner they can move on.
But back to the hair dyeing. I almost feel like I am missing out on a secret code like the ones that gay people had with truck stops and airport bathrooms. Does blue and green hair mean something? It has to. Why else would women be choosing that color when there are so many more attractive ones at their disposal.
I am just thankful that Sharna chose red because it took her hotness to a new level. I wonder if the name of this particular shade is “Red Hot”? If not, it was a missed opportunity.
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