We had a chance to sit down and talk to Deborah Lloyd, President and Chief Creative Officer of Kate Spade New York about her holiday traditions, the inspiration for this holiday season collection and what her one must-have holiday item is for 2013.

Who is the Kate Spade New York woman?
We like to say that the Kate Spade New York girl is quick, curious, playful, and strong. She is not a wallflower – she loves adventure and she is not afraid to stand out in a crowd.

What three words encapsulate the brand?
Playful. Feminine. Bold.

What is the inspiration for the holiday collection for 2013?
This was an exciting year for Kate Spade New York – it was our 20th anniversary and we celebrated by designing collections around things we love. For holiday, our inspiration was “all that glitters”. We thought about all of our favorite things that sparkle and shine and make us want to celebrate- like the bubbles of a freshly popped bottle of pink champagne.

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?
I love the holidays – I love entertaining, dressing up, giving gifts. If I had to choose one tradition, it would be decorating my tree. I have collected amazing ornaments over the years and I am always excited to bring them out.

What is your favorite holiday item?
This season one of my favorite things in our home collection are the new candles. I think a nicely scented candle is always the easiest way transform the mood of a room and make it feel warm and inviting. I can’t wait to give these as gifts this year, not only are the scents delightful but they come in beautiful china holders that you’ll want to keep even after the candle burns out.

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