Posted on October 16, 2012

Beautiful Inspiration ~ Baroque Style

Design & Décor

I hope you’re having a fabulous week so far!  I just wrapped up the first half of the semester.  It’s flying by so quickly, and, tomorrow, I will register for the final semester toward my Interior Design degree!  I will continue on for more education but at a slower pace.  My family & friends have been incredibly supportive and patient, and I am so grateful for that!

Having a passion for art history, there is no doubt this sumptuous trend has caught my eye.  The Baroque period was an artistic movement that began in the early seventeenth century in Rome, Italy and spread throughout Europe in sculpture, literature, dance, music, architecture, and painting.
 
Versailles Hall of Mirrors
 
I have been smitten with Baroque style for as long as I can remember ~ in this trend, I love the opulent ornamentation of pearls and gold, and the jewel-tone colours.  What better way to welcome autumn?
 
Dolce & Gabbana embraced the baroque trend, emphasizing it through gilt trim and sheer fabrics.
 
Fur capelet from Ralph Lauren
 
Layered lace at Lanvin
 
Dresses dripping with pearls and ornate embroidery at Balmain
 
Miles of tulle at Dolce & Gabbana
 
I love these Prada sunglasses.  Aren’t they fun?  I tried them on twice last week but I don’t think the round lens suits me.
 
McQueen bags are always a favourite!
 
 
Baubles at Dolce & Gabbana
 
Although it can be quite dramatic, I love it.  What are your thoughts on this trend?
 
xoxo, B

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  • High Heeled Life October 17, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Hello my friend!! Beautiful post… love the fashion … and the throw back in time… just wish I was a little younger to be able to enjoy every bit of it. But through accessories and the odd piece I'm certain to be able to enjoy some of this fabulous-ness !!! Congrats on moving along in your studies. It will be done before you know it!! xo C. (HHL)

  • Loree October 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Lots of Baroque buildings in my little corner of the world. Good luck with your studies.

  • myletterstoemily October 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    i just visited our daughter who is studying in london
    and she told me about the baroque fashion fixation.
    i think it's lots of fun, but not for me.

    i love that you gave the prada sunglasses two
    chances to make you happy. 🙂

  • DolceDreams October 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Congratulations on your studies! Brava!I Love all of your fashion picks here, just divine ~
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Nathalie

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