Overwhelmed with Excitement: Karen Essex

Hello Darlings,

Today has been really exciting, as I received a surprise e-mail from author Karen Essex of my favorite book, Leonardo's Swans... (I jumped around my room *blush blush*) how often do you receive "thanks for reading my book" from an author? Not only is she an award-winning journalist, a screen writer, and author of two acclaimed biographical novels, Kleopatra and Pharaoh, but Karen is also a fashion lover, who "never felt the need to look like a frumpy writer" and who views fashion "as theater, and another art form to enjoy."


I've been fascinated with the story of Leonardo's Swans and have spent my free time researching about Isabella and Beatrice d'Este. I am extremely excited to start reading Stealing Athena which also focuses on art and architecture ..... Check this out:

Thank you Karen Essex for dedicating your time to write such a wonderful book that demonstrates and exposes the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci - and for my quick hello... As for today's outfit, I am wearing my new shirt from Totem.


I've never owned any article of clothing in such bright colors before.

Once I saw it ... I had to have it, I love the colors :)

Totem Shirt
J Brand Skinnies
Talula High Waisted Short
Soia & Kyo Charlie Coat in White
Gap Leather Purse
Michael Kors Leather Ankle Boots
Swarovski Love Charm Bracelet

Another current obsession: jazz lace-up shoes which according to Vogue is the new ballet flat - Kate Moss, Mirabelle Marden, and Natalia Vodianova are just a few trend setters wearing them.


You can purchase these babies from Net-a-porter for as "little as" $490.
Photo Source: style.com; net- a- porter.com

My new Minnetonka Mocassins

Playing Daisy Duke