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The latest Kate Spade New York coffee table books celebrate great women throughout the ages
The newest from Kate Spade New York, She: Muses, Visionaries
and Madcap Heroines, is a beautiful tribute to women historical, fictional and groundbreaking, from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Gloria Steinem to heroine-of-our-time Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The book combines a mix of lush photographs, inspirational quotes and personal essays and the result is a joyful celebration of womanhood: women who have shaped our history as well as women who have shaped our culture. Take, for instance, this quote from Miss Piggy: “I believe that any woman who refuses to accept society’s preconceived notions of who or what they can be is a feminist. I believe any woman who is willing to struggle, strive – and if necessary learn karate – to make their mark in the world is a feminist. And, yes, I believe that any woman who cares about her appearance, her star billing and most especially her percentage of the gross, is a feminist. Moi is all of these things.” Who had a mind to disagree? Kate Spade New York: SHE: Muses, Visionaries and Madcap Heroines is available from October 10 at all Kate Spade New York stores.
1. Iris Apfel, American designer and style icon. 2. Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian journalist and activist. 3. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer. 4. Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist and activist 3