Kate Spade…achieved world-wide success, but did she ever achieve real happiness and satisfaction? With the news of her apparent suicide those of us in the retail world/boutique owners (cotonfraisfashion.com) and especially ones who were at one time affiliated with her company have to wonder “what the hell happened?”
According to suicide experts the 6 main causes for one to take their life are:
2. Psychotic behavior
3. Impulsive behavior
4. Crying out for help
5. Philosophical desire
6. They’ve made a mistake
So…which one was it?
She left a note. We don’t know what it said.
We don’t have answers, only questions.
We can’t learn anything from this.
We feel horrible, but she felt worse.
Was her life all about the show? The excitement, the money, the glam of it all? Was it all superficial? Was she truly just the “make believe icon” of her brand?
Was she more?
We want to know “why”?
What was missing?
And, why was there no one to help.
A moment of silence, for yet another successful, bright, intelligent woman taken too soon.