Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Being Baroque - In Editorial

Revert back to the Renaissance with the seasons most elaborate trend - Baroque. Baffled by this latest fashion fad? Well, "How To Spend It" magazine marvelously demonstrates how to channel our inner Marie Antoinette with an exquisite editorial called 'Ornate Expressions', from their latest issue. 

A bouquet of international beauties are artfully captured by Andrew Yee and impeccably styled by Damian Foxe, with a grandiloquent backdrop of lush upholsteries, sumptuous curtains and throws, antique wall hangings and silver and gold trimmed tableware set amidst floral decadence. Made to look like antiquated oil paintings, this has to be my favourite editorial of 2012 so far.

Icelandic model Edda Oscars' floral daydreams are enriched by a pearl and crystal embroidered Balmain dress with a floral tapestry inset tacked upon the bodice. Her similarly splendid faux pearl earrings are by Oscar de la Renta.

Eleanor Hayes dons a fawn sheer tulle Valentino gown with burgundy and green floral tapestry motifs and decorative silver curlicue embroidery.

British model Sam Rollinson savours her beauty sleep on a pink and gold Regency-styled lounge bed. Her silver grey textured jacquard dress with gathered bodice, lavish ostrich feathered hem and metallic bow belt is by Alexander McQueen.

Irish lass Laura O' Grady is opulently decked in a black silk lace top and matching briefs with ornate gold Arabesque metal embroidery by Dolce & Gabbana. Her florid set of earrings and bejeweled hair piece are also by Dolce and Gabbana.

Kiera is regal in a black and gold lamé and brocade long-sleeved Lanvin shift dress, featuring a V-shaped collar insert and shoulder bands. Further enhancing the old-worlde inspired ostentation is a Swarovski encrusted tiara, a pair of gold and diamond Amrapali earrings and a crystal and brass Tom Binns necklace.

Mary Ballantyne is ornamented in a lilac grey silk off-the shoulder blouse and matching skirt garnished by intricate metallic rococo embroidery, which is by Vivienne Westwood.

English export Nina Porter refines baroque style in a floral & cherub silk print dress with neck tie & bishop frill sleeves by Dolce & Gabbana. Her black silk knee-high socks & lavishly jeweled earrings are also by the Italian label, who were arguably the first to start the trend. 

UK dame Louisa Facchino-Stack exudes extravagance in a two-tone ice grey silk brocade gown with high-low hem and whimsical fauna and flora print by Giles. Her fanciful look is topped off with a teal and pearl embellished cropped coat with fur collar by Oscar de la Renta. The colossal green gem neckpiece and matching earrings are by Lanvin.

Have you been swept away by the Baroque Trend yet?

*Images found via fashiongonerouge.com


Rahul Bhatia said...

A glamourous post, Sam:)

Daniella said...

Sam what a beautiful post my dear! This editorial is stunning and the styling is amazing. In the past I haven't been the biggest fan of baroque but this season I love it. The designers have come up with such beautiful and intriguing designs that are so chic and luxe. :)

Take care sweetie,

Daniella xox

Antonella C'est moi said...

amazing, kisses

Itchy Edgy said...

very inspirational and beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing dear! Xx


Lilli said...

Hi Sam! This is my fav editorial too so far!! Is just awesome, I'm so hypnotized by this shooting!!!:) Have a great day dear, kisses!:*

Jody_Cailin said...

I Love this photoshoot ♥ And for literature and art i think baroque is one of my favorites, but i wouldn't wear it. Ok maybe the prada jacket and the giles dress if i would get invited to an occasion where you can wear something like this ;) But i guess it's hard to combine this trend with 'normal' clothes. Great Post!

Bodil Huisman said...

Gorgeous photos. Really love baroque influenced pieces, it's such a gorgeous period in art history. Thanks for sharing :)


Bravoe Runway said...

I esp love black and gold for baroque looks! I scrolled down and I think Jamie king wore the Dior skirt the best!!!

Alessandra said...



Katie Frank said...

i love such style and im obsessed with these photos <3

Anonymous said...

These photographs are so enchanting - I'm absolutely mesmerized! I love renaissance inspired trends; it's amazing how much fashion has evolved over the years, isn't it? :) x

Love, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
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Jayme and Mendi said...

Loving the black and gold!!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Patricia Ayuso said...

great post ;) love baroque trend

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, beautiful editorial! I love it so much, I can watch this all the time! I love the second picture and look the most!
kisses chris

Vicky Fernández said...

Beautiful editorial! I love the picture with the little chicken!

Did you get any of your friends make some braids for you??? ;)


Adeola Naomi said...

I saw this two days ago and I was thrilled!!!
The best editorial for the baroque trend!!!
How are you doing dear?

the Martha from Malta diary said...

These looks are gorgeous! They remind me so much of Versailles! Honestly these are some of the best shots I have ever seen, the models seem as though they are painted. Love these looks.
To answer your question Sam, well some of the outfits were mine personally and some others from two main sponsors. In Malta they were not strict at all about what I should wear so I was given freedom in wearing what I want and even the sponsors where chosen by me. Let's just say that this is not entirely a way of letting me free, but also a way to show that in Malta these contests are not given proper importance since Malta is a small country when compared to the other participating countries!

Milex said...

I have no words. Pure love.

Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella said...

I love the baroque trend :)


Beauty Follower said...

Great editorials!

Zhanna said...

So beautiful!! The one with the butterflies is one of my favorite!!

Maria Flicka said...

OMG.... stunningly beautiful post, Sam!! It's amazing how fashion designers manage to exploit their creativity! Great editorials!!!! Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you're having a nice day and have a fabulous week ahead<3


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Beautiful collection!! Love the colors and the mood!! Would you maybe like to follow each other??

Diana Marks said...

I love this trend, but still didn't find anything that would look good on me!

LA By Diana Live Magazine

Ladyfairy closet said...

Awsome photoshoots, great choice dear!

Marsa said...

it's so amazing what they do with fashion nowadays. who would have thought?


C. and S. said...

So Beautiful! I love this trend :)
I'm your 204 follower (BlogLovin). Hope you'll do the same, dear!
Thank you!

Weronika. said...

beautiful photos.

would you like to follow each other?


Shopaholic said...

wooow, lovely! <3

Hanna & Christel said...

Wonderful style!


Je ne sais quoi said...

J'ADORE! it's an amazing post Sam!
i missed you too babe! well my trip was short spent it with the family most of it :D

Stephanie said...

Beautiful looks!


Leonor said...

such an inspiring post my dear!!:) love baroque! I have a new post now and would love to know your opinion on it!!


Anonymous said...

Stunning dresses! Love this style.


Kashaya said...

Great blog post, so inspiring! The photos are amazing

Well... said...

Wow, I liked baroque in street style, but seeing it photographed for an editorial...it's even prettier *_*
And glad you liked the pumpkin post, I'm happy to share my experience! :)

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Tammy Lau said...

I have seen so many Renaissance architecture and clothing's lately!!! I esp love brocade!! the black and gold combination is just too pretty:) love it


casper+pearl said...

love this post, Valentino is my favourite!

lots of love from the c&p girls,
casper&pearl blog

Ileana said...

Im obsessed with baroque!!!
Great post :D



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Anonymous said...

this is one of the most beautiful romantic trends out there :)

xx. Hybrid Hunter

follow each other?

Josie said...

Thank you so much for posting this Sam! I think it's one of the most beautiful editorials ever the pictures look like old paintings. xxx

Fashion-isha said...

Ah I love this trend...I love looking at it but I don't think I could wear it. Oh well! I must go pin some of these!

MosaMuse said...

these r all very much my style! i love the black and gold outfits!!
very beautiful


Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow, oh WOW! Incredible shoot, insane fashion, but just check out the decor too!!! All that gilt and the Rococo flourishes everywhere, not to mention that TO DIE FOR daybed you pointed out. Wow, ok I am signing off to go take another look...

Great post as ever Sam!xo

trishie said...

That sheer tulle Valentino gown has to be the most beautiful dress ever.

Erin Edwards said...

Oh my....fashion and art! Love this.



Ali W. said...

Oh my gosh...these are incredible. I LOVE THE VALENTINO GOWN!!!!!

ronelle said...

Love your blog and I love the baroque trend, so decadent! Ulyana Sergeenko is one of my faves for bringing this trend to the forefront.

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I have definitely been swept away by the baroque trend but not on myself. It looks exquisite on others for sure!

Jessica said...

i love the baroque era so much so i love that it is inspiration now!


Nicole said...

Oh wow! Absolutely amazing. SO inspiring! These magazines are so fortunate to have big budgets (way bigger than mine when I do shoots). Love the vintage feel.

ZxM Style-Squared said...

aaahhhhhhhhhh, words just fail me here...!;)))want it all!!!:))

lots of kisses sam and thank you for your ever lovely comments on our blog!:) you are the best!!;))


Fictitious Fashion said...

these are very unique pieces.. I wonder how one would be able to pull it off runway! :D

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Borjana said...

I reeeeeally love reading your blog,honey,great job!;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I just love the intricate Balmain and McQueen designs - yes to baroque!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

This is quite a heartbreaking editorial Sam....
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i love the baroque fashions that have been coming out. when i saw that editorial i thought it was fabulous. many look like paintings! gorgeous.

Marie Martell said...

This trend is so grand and fabulous!

xo Marie

TheMadTwins said...

Oh MY! This is soooo beautiful Ö Thank you for sharing!! ^-^