I'm loving... baroque

Sunday, 4 November 2012

(Left, Lanvin. Right, Dolce and Gabanna)



Baroque is one of the most striking yet workable trends around at the moment. It is inspired by the art, design, fashion, and architecture of 15th century Europe, and is the very height of opulence. The trend showcases a crush of jewels; rich, royal colours; brights metallics, and religious imagery.

The designers leading the trend for A/W 12 were Lanvin and Dolce and Gabanna. Lanvin's pieces featured heavy fabrics in deep colours, encrusted with jewels. Dolce and Gabanna on the other hand concentrated on a filigree garden of golden curls shining brightly against delicate black fabrics. I absolutely love embellishment, historical references, and gold details, so I'm crazy about this trend!


 
Dress   Bag   Headband   Necklace   Shoes   Shirt   Trousers

River Island is the clear winner when it comes to baroque on the high street. They had so many beautiful items that I struggled to choose which to use in this feature! I just love the detail on the head band, and the way that the gold belt stands out against the all black dress. The handbag has beautiful detail, but the colours are subtle enough to go with almost any outfit.

I think that the Lavish Alice shirt and New Look trousers would go perfectly together with a pair of heels for a sophisticated, stand-out evening look. The golden slippers from topshop give me such a fairy-tale feeling! I think that they would look perfect with a pair of black skinny jeans. The golden cross necklace from Regal Rose is just beautiful, and would add gothic drama to any outfit!



40 comments:

  1. Those trousers are to die for! Perfect Christmas party outfit!
    I stumbled across your blog, and it's lovely - you have a new follower! Maybe have a nosy at mine? :)
    xxxxx

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    1. They're lovely aren't they :) and now a bad price!
      Thank you! I'll go and have a peek now xxx

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  2. I've just come across your blog and I'm so glad I did. Your pictures are amazing! xo
    www.lovevintageonline.blogspot.com

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  3. I love this trend, gold is so gorgeous! Zara has some gorgous pieces like the above :) x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, Zara is amazing! I'll have to have a look on their website later :) x

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  4. I never thought I was big on baroque but after seeing this I'm pretty much in love with everything. I've always been an advocate of black and gold all the thins but this is just utter lush. Trousers may be my fave!

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    1. Aw well I'm really glad that I've opened up baroque to you! I love black and gold so much too! x

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  5. realy ove your bog, this post is stunning! love the items you picked too cute x

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  6. You have a great blog, very impressive, following you right away :)

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  7. Love this style, it's so decadent! Perfect for the festive season! xx

    januarysublime.com

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  8. Great blog ! I'm following you now :)

    http://couleurcamouflage.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love every single item you picked for this post. I'm starting to love the baroque detailing a little more now :)

    www.mintyessence.com

    xx

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  10. I love the baroque trousers! I really want to try out this trend, but can't find any suitable pieces...
    Love your blog btw :)

    Lana, xo
    http://fashionfake.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. i haven't seen this style out yet (do i live under a rock?) but it's absolutely beautiful! i'd feel so fancy and put together in it, and i love how it's artistic but also a little dark. beautiful!

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    1. Aw well I'm really glad that I brought it to you! That's what I love too, how it is beautiful but dark :) x

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  12. I'm in love with baroque! You have such a great blog! Congratulation :)

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  13. I love this trend, it looks so luxurious and elegant! I love that head piece! I'm really enjoying reading your blog, followed! xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  14. I love this collection! Especially the dress, the black velvet is incredible!
    xo Natasha
    http://thenightiswild.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Love the RI dress, I saw it in there the other day and remember thinking how pretty it looked! Would look so lovely with the hairband too x

    sophee.co.uk

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    1. I totally agree, that would be an amazing outfit!! x

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  16. hey, I really like your blog
    you are so pretty xox

    http://butterflyfootsteps.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. The trousers look gorgeous ! River island have such good stuff in at the moment :)

    Im a new follower !

    Beautiful Dreams

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    1. River Island really are ace at the moment! x

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  18. Loving your picks! I have a great pair of baroque pants from Topshop!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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    1. Awesome! I've not been brave enough to go for patterned trousers yet :)
      I'll have a look now x

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  19. Those Baroque trousers are gorgeous! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. Just found your blog and I'm pleased to see another article on the Baroque trend as I've recently done one as well, if you fancy checking it out: http://frankest.blogspot.co.uk/
    Frankie xx

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  21. Very good and interesting site with very good look and perfect information I like it chat

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