VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):Kate Spade品牌创始人自杀
日期:2018-06-07 17:05

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Designer Kate Spade Found Dead From Apparent Suicide

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American fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead Tuesday in her New York City home. Police said the cause of death appears to be suicide by hanging.

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Spade was 55.

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Police said a housekeeper discovered the body. Her husband and business partner, Andy Spade, was in the apartment at the time.

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The police department's chief of detectives, Dermot Shea, said evidence including the condition of the home and the presence of a note pointed to "a tragic suicide."

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It is not clear how long Spade had been dead. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

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The couple's 13-year-old daughter was at school. Law enforcement officials told the Associated Press that the note contained a message to the teenage girl, telling her it was not her fault. The officials spoke on the condition they not be identified.

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Spade's family released a statement through a spokesman. "We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time," he said.

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Police have set up barriers around the building where she died to keep reporters and others away from the area.

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Spade founded and later sold the company Kate Spade New York. It currently has more more than 315 shops around the world.

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Julia Curry, a spokeswoman for the company, said, "Kate will be dearly missed" and "our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time."

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Kate Spade designs

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Kate Spade was born Katherine Brosnahan and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri.

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She was working at the fashion magazine Mademoiselle when she launched her company with husband Andy in 1993. She started the company based on six shapes of bags that she thought every working woman needed. The bags became hugely popular.

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"I grew up in the Midwest, where you have to have it (a fashion item) because you like it, not because you're supposed to have it," she told the AP in 2004.

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Spade expanded into shoes and luggage. She also opened a home line, and produced several books.

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]The Council of Fashion Designers of America presented honored Spade with many awards. She was named a "giant of design" by House Beautiful magazine.

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Spade left the company in 2007, a year after selling it to the Neiman Marcus Group for $125 million.

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Spade and her husband — brother of comedian David Spade — started a new handbag company a few years ago, Frances Valentine. And she changed her name to Katherine Noel Frances Valentine Brosnahan Spade.

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"She alone didn't change the handbag world," tweeted fashion designer Kenneth Cole, "but she was an inspiring accessory."

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重点解析

1.fashion designer 时装设计师

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She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer.

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她目前正专注于服装设计师的工作E6FlNYz~!uz,@Q2k

2.business partner 商业伙伴

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Many men still have difficulty accepting a woman as a business partner.

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许多男性仍然无法接受女性商业伙伴.8J*P@1cc)!PS

3.around the world 全球;世界范围内

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There were television crews and pressmen from all around the world.

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来自世界各地的电视工作者和新闻记者齐聚一堂n^%1D+CBio+]U4

4.grew up 成长

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She grew up in Tokyo.

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她在东京长大HF;%;]5%.kdRkEI~m[

5."Kate will be dearly missed" and "our thoughts are with Andy and the entire Spade family at this time."

at this time 此时

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Many writers at this time held rigidly dogmatic views.

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这时期有很多作家固执己见5Gg6I)oF&7%kJ

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I get a cold every year at this time.

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6.Spade and her husband — brother of comedian David Spade — started a new handbag company a few years ago, Frances Valentine.

a few years ago 几年前

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A few years ago they toured the country in a roadshow.

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几年前他们在全国作了巡回演出qBy3F2F7y53

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One can hardly believe that this paper mill was started from scratch only a few years ago.

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很难相信这个造纸厂仅仅是在几年前白手起家办起来的8wDG,=AZ+pF(llst

参考译文

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Kate Spade品牌创始人在公寓自杀

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周二,美国时装设计师凯特·丝蓓(Kate Spade)被人发现在纽约的住所中自杀d8QLXZ~K+63mDL8。警方称,死亡原因似乎是上吊自杀21TE;;RfuhJA.4oMA

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丝蓓终年55岁3v=w80G8|c3j;C

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警方称,一位管家发现了她的尸体m,sX5Ks7e+。当时其丈夫兼商业伙伴安迪·丝蓓(Andy Spade)也在公寓内s.fH4qn,V^_X

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警局探长德莫特·谢伊(Dermot Shea)表示,证据包括自杀现场和一张写着“悲惨的自杀”的纸条p-4+JZ^cl^LqN

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丝蓓的死亡时间目前还不清楚3T*+*IX~x,。法医将对其进行尸检ghPwwbu^^Qy,pAXpv]+A

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这对夫妇的13岁的女儿当时正在学校上课7.4ow(Q3x^@sQvu,jig。执法官员告诉美联社,纸条上还有一条给女儿的留言,告诉她这不是她的错j&_#aJfQRUm6A。官员在匿名的情况下发表了言论1ODP6n|S]7yS_y

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Kate Spade品牌创始人在公寓自杀.jpeg

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丝蓓的家人通过发言人发表了一份声明2tW%CMQ*15。他说“我们深爱着凯特,也会非常想念她(*YblSvdxej8K。我们要求外界尊重我们的隐私,因为我们正处在一个艰难、悲伤的时刻OHxe0X[tRs2。”

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警方在丝蓓出事的公寓周围设置了路障,防止记者和其他人进入该区域gIW;E;fOtT^mi5a)l

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纽约Kate Spade公司由丝蓓一手创立,之后被她卖掉=vWP0V=e.x&c9。如今,该公司在全球拥有315家分店*G1)D[,mLQJb.dmah2=0

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该公司的发言人茱莉亚·柯里(Julia Curry)说,“我将深切地怀念凯特,此刻我们与安迪和凯特的家人同在6S2pu-[7+5GG%c。”

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凯特·丝蓓的设计

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丝蓓原名为凯瑟琳·布罗斯纳安(Katherine Brosnahan),在密苏里州堪萨斯城长大xbgaXh5XHc9v1VKHf

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1993年,与丈夫安迪开始创办公司时,丝蓓还在时尚杂志《Mademoiselle》上班]-1cu1-eA;9,Z。她通过主打6款职场女性必备手袋开创了自己的公司5QEG7-71aAJ7F2.wdRl。这些手袋一经诞生就大受欢迎XTcGvlHYw[HwQ

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2004年,她对美联社表示:“我在中西部长大,在那里,拥有一件时尚单品是因为喜欢而不是因为你应该购买c@~JHGCngZ。”

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后来,丝蓓又推出鞋子和行李产品|I,V9]28sjY#njt。她还开设了居家装饰,甚至还出过几本书Ox_~Ubr(bDq

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美国时装设计师协会为丝蓓颁发了许多奖项以示表彰Sn]L!V0MFK;N[#B,。她被《美丽家居》杂志评为“设计界的巨人”0t+Lyzy]4Os

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2007年,丝蓓离开公司,而一年前她将公司以1亿2500万美元出售给妮梦玛珂丝集团c.5uW7u.7a

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几年前,丝蓓和丈夫(喜剧演员大卫·斯佩德的兄弟)开创了一家名为“Frances Valentine”的新手袋公司BW9Vk959Gx。她将名字改回凯瑟琳·弗朗西斯·瓦伦丁·布罗斯纳安·斯佩德nB#M5Pb56[_SU

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时尚设计师凯尼斯·柯尔(Kenneth Cole)发推表示:“她虽然没有改变手袋世界,但她的存在确实鼓舞人心3_sBE_ZszxVXQw!(.*Rg。”

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重点单词
  • faultn. 缺点,过失,故障,毛病,过错,[地]断层 vt.
  • luggagen. 行李
  • popularadj. 流行的,大众的,通俗的,受欢迎的
  • milln. 磨坊,磨粉机,工厂 v. 碾碎,磨,(使)乱转
  • designern. 设计者
  • presencen. 出席,到场,存在 n. 仪态,风度
  • inspiringadj. 令人振奋的,激励人的,鼓舞人心的
  • dogmaticadj. 教条的,武断的
  • containedadj. 泰然自若的,从容的;被控制的 v. 包含;遏制
  • grievev. 使 ... 悲伤