After my favorite photographer Marcus Piggott recommended me to read the biography of Marchesa Luisa Casati I went to my favorite bookstore in NYC, located on 52 Prince street in Soho. I'd never heard of Luisa Casati before and I have to say that Marcus was correct, the book is A-mazing.
The Marchesa was a socialite in the first three decades of the Twentieth century. She was the most scandalous women of her time and wanted to be a living work of art.
Luisa was always dressed in the most crazy outfits and was covert from head to toe in leopard, lase and fur. She was infamous for her evening strolls, walking around with snakes and had all kinds of monkeys in her humongous houses.
She was obsessed with art and was a muse for many famous artists. Even today she is still an inspiration for many designers such as John Galliano, Tom Ford and Karl Lagerfeld and her life has been the subject of many movies and plays.
Ceesie loves reading biographies, you learn and read at the same time.