Trending: Baroque For Day (Part 1 of 3)

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When I think back to February 2012 and the Fall Runways, nothing stands out more than the Baroque-influenced line shown by Dolce and Gabbana.  September issues were bubbling over with coverage of the trend; what better time than the holidays to find yourself glitter-ed, be-jeweled, and golden in a Baroque style of your own?  Here is the first of three Baroque-inspired looks I styled from my own closet.

 

Pairing an embellished sweater with the clean lines of this vintage Chanel pencil skirt make this trend understated enough for the workplace, yet fancy enough if you need to rush directly to a happy hour, holiday party, or art opening…

Each accessory is distinctly baroque.  While I chose to combine a number of baroque pieces together, you could just as easily achieve the Baroque feel by wearing any of these accessories with something as simple as a black dress.

My initial purchasing of these over-the-top earrings was met with skepticism from my closest friends.  However, they have proven to be a show-stopping conversation piece every time I have worn them.  In the summer they can invoke an opulent nautical look by playing-up a navy silk blouse or a simple, flowing white dress.  On the contrary, when paired with other gold detailing and accessories, the size and composition of the earring is almost under-played, like in this Baroque look for fall.  Their creator, Dominique Aurientis, was a Parisian Designer in the 1980’s who got her start at the Christian Dior atelier.  Her pieces maintain an almost cult-like following today.  I was lucky enough to stumble across these at my favorite Brooklyn-based Vintage Shop, Mafalda.  (www.mafalda-ny.com, Tell owner Christina “Hello!”)

This Valentino studded kitten-heel is my go-to for work-days where I must run about the city, but maintain polished for midday meetings.  They always make me feel powerful, yet feminine.

 

Sweater: Zara, Skirt: Vintage Chanel, Shoe: Valentino, Purse: MCM, Necklace: Vintage, Earring: Vintage Dominique Aurientis

 

Photography by Chris Knight (www.ChrisKnightPhoto.com)

Styling by Ginger

Make-up Artistry by Christina Adams (www.ChristinaLeeAdams.com)

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