Trending: Baroque in Pastel (Part 3 of 3)


This last look, with it’s pastel color palette and feminine feel, brings an unexpected perspective to the Baroque trend.

The sturdy fabric and distinct shape of the skirt are perfectly balanced by the delicate gold design and pale pink trim.  I chose to pair it with an equally feminine sheer blouse from Max Azria.  The scalloped sleeve and bustled collar add just the right amount of baroque inspiration.  Minimal jewelry and accessories keep the look dainty and under-stated.

While the front of this look is dominated by the ruffled blouse (similar to the ruffled collars in Baroque times known as “steinkirks”), the back view is focused on the beautiful detailing in the skirt.  This piece really makes a bold statement without losing a bit of its delicacy.  The craftsmanship is exquisite, all the way down to the zipper.

Because the shoe is almost a piece of jewelry itself, I limited the accessories to one, very special, vintage panther pin.  While it is meant to be worn over the shoulder as shown here, I have also worn it as a bracelet.  Another time I combined it with several other necklaces for a unique creation of my own (shown below with the most fabulous of fabulous, Miss Goldie Rush).


Above: Blouse: Max Azria, Skirt: Aquilano Rimondi, Pin: Vintage, Shoe: Valentino


On Ginger: Corset: H&M, Cincher/Belt: Kiki de Montparnasse, Skirt: self-made “Skirt of Brassieres”, Hosiery: Leggs, Jacket (held): Willow for Intermix, Earrings: both Vintage, Necklaces: both Vintage, Pin: Vintage

On Goldie Rush: self-made bodystocking, Jewelry: all Vintage


Photography by Chris Knight (

Styling by Ginger

Make-up Artistry by Christina Adams (

2 thoughts on “Trending: Baroque in Pastel (Part 3 of 3)

  1. “Baroque in Pastel” has brought sheer light and feminine radiance to the dark and dreary day in NYC! Spectacular embellishments and beloved Italian musings on thy feet…

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