It's not clear how long she had been dead.
"Tiff and Justin was invited to spend the weekend at kate spade place", she wrote in an August 2017 post along with a photo of two kids standing in front of a Spanish-Colonial style home.
Together, Andy and Kate founded the Kate Spade brand, which rose to prominence in the '90s with its vibrant line of handbags.
"Our daughter was our priority", Spade said.
Ivanka captioned the post with heartfelt memorial to Kate that read: "Kate Spade's tragic passing is a painful reminder that we never truly know another's pain or the burden they carry". "My main concern is [my daughter] Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother".
Tom Healy, Kate Spade and Andy Spade attend the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Annual Downtown Dinner at Cipriani 55 Wall Street May 4, 2006 in NY.
She added that sometimes you can't save people from themselves, and the stress and pressure of her empire led to Spade becoming manic-depressive (Doctors used to use the term to describe bipolar disorder).
Law enforcement sources told the Associated Press she appeared to have died from a suicide, and she left behind a note.
"For us, these bags were not simply versatile enough to go from boardroom to bar (as they were for numerous working women in our orbit), they were our first portal into the unfamiliar, intoxicating world of fashion", the magazine explained.
Kate's suicide note may indicate that her split from Andy was one reason that she took her own life.
Depression in addition to the breakdown of her marriage was reportedly weighing heavily on designer Kate Spade at the time of her suicide. There were personal demons she was battling. He says that they were living in separate apartments a few blocks from each other in Manhattan for the past 10 months, but that they remained close and had a good co-parenting relationship when it came to their 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix. For a list of other nations' helplines, see this page. Anything else that is out there right now is false. "But also elegant", she said in the interview. There was no substance or alcohol abuse.
"People look at their outward circumstances and assume that they must be happy because they're financially successful or prominent, and people are concerned about admitting they have a mental health problem", said Dr. Olson.
Today the brand still produces unbelievable quality items with that playful charm we all love.