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“I Want To Be A Living Work of Art” – Luisa Casati

Marchesa Casati

MANIFEST DESTINY was deeply honored to be asked by the Official Marchesa Casati Archives to immortalize the Marchesa Luisa Casati via a candle inspired by her extraordinary vision, eccentricity, and revolutionary spirit. That candle is:


Slave to the Underworld.

Black Orchid * Opium * Venetian Waters * Sacred Incense

The Marchesa Luisa Casati was the maddest, baddest and most scandalous woman of her day. For the first five decades of the 20th century, La Casati— creative muse and cultural icon—inspired genius and set trends throughout Europe and the United States. Artists painted and sculpted her, poets praised her strange beauty, and couturiers fought for her patronage. Undeniably, the wickedly wonderful likes of her the world had never known before or since. The Marchesa’s uncompromising originality has secured her place as a patron saint to lifestyle rebels and fashion revolutionaries everywhere. 
Posthumously, the Marchesa remains a muse: she’s inspired paintings, photographs, books, perfumes, chocolates and the high-end, women’s wear line: Marchesa.