Kate Spade Spreads The Lacquer Love-------
Florence Broadhurst’s iconic wallpaper patterns have made her a household name with the interior design set. And now thanks to Kate Spade creative director Deborah Lloyd, the Australian artist’s name is being bandied about by the fashion cognoscenti a whole lot these days, too. Kate Spade’s spring accessory and homeware collections pay homage to the designer’s bold prints, and its latest beauty offering follows suit. On the heels of last fall’s capsule launch with another Aussie innovator, Lipstick Queen’s Poppy King, the Kate Spade label is set to launch a four-piece nail lacquer kit next month. Each polish is named after one of Broadhurst’s famous patterns: Sea Foam Swirls is a solid aquamarine, Solar Orange is a mellow shade of tangerine, Watermelon Fingers is a happy pink, and Yellow Cockatoo is a very wearable, sunny gold. King has signed on again to help convert Broadhurst’s prints into polishes. The mini bottles are a testament to the fact that King should consider branching out more often.
$28, available April 2012 at www.katespade.com.