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."

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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.

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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 :)

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I AM WEARING:
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.

 

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

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