I’ve been digging the Boroque movement for some time now. The fire was lit when Olivier Rousteing’s (Balmain) fall collection hit the runway and I belted out a fabulous opera rendition of Backstreet Boys’ “You are…my fire, my one…desire.” I actually sounded better than Bocelli. No I didn’t, but I sometimes wish I did. The collection was a rock n roll remix of the Boroque trend. With boxy silhouettes and black leather accents paired with ornate beading and faberge patterns, I couldn’t get enough.
Now, more than ever the craving to boroque-ify has struck and I think it has something to do with the holiday spirit. 5th Avenue is practically shouting at you “Get festive, OR ELSE.” Still not on board the Boroque train? Here’s some magtastic inspo for ya:
Ornate detailing, brocade, lace, velvet, black and gold, it’s like the holiday season came to life…ON THEIR BODEHS.
Now how can I edgify the baroque look, you may ask. To that I say, it’s all about juxtaposition. Don’t take it too literally. Choose one element that speaks to you - lace, velvet, gold, brocade - and mix it with something unexpected like chambray, white jeans, colored leather, a
baseball cozy cap, wedge kicks and/or a gingham bow tie. Play with it till you start doing the mirror dance and BAM, you’re baroque-ified.