The worlds of interiors and fashion come together to revel in the extravagant materials and intricate ornamentation of baroque. In one of the most beauiful editorials of the year, Financial Time showcases a melange of taste and luxe.
I have inserted at the end a detailed glossary of stockists and suppliers in the UK for your appreciation. I truly hope to check each and every one personally and write more in depth about this subject so very trendy this season. So get ready my friends, get adorned as too much opulence is never enough.
Eleanor wears embroidered tulle dress, by Valentino. Swarovski crystal and metal chandelier-drop earrings, by Butler & Wilson
Antique George III armchair attributed to Thomas Chippendale with silk needlework upholstery, one of a pair, price on request, from Ronald Phillips. Vintage oil painting by Giancarlo Drovandi, , and silver-plated and embossed jug (bottom left), both from Regent Antiques. Canvas wall mural reproducing Flowers in a Vase with Shells and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast, per square metre (above right), from The National Gallery Collection by Surface View. Linen/cotton Brockham fabric (far right), by Colefax and Fowler. Hand-woven wool Aubusson rug (9m x 6m),, by Paul Smith for The Rug Company.
Kiera wears lamé and brocade dress, , by Lanvin. Metal and Swarovski crystal tiara, by Butler & Wilson. 18ct gold, oxidised silver and diamond earrings, by Amrapali. Crystal and gold-plated brass necklace, , by Tom Binns. Stone and Swarovski crystal ring in metal, by Butler & Wilson. Antiqued gold and silver-plate belt with crystals, by Erickson Beamon
Velvet, cotton and silk cushions (bottom right), about each, and silk/cotton and silk throw, about , all by Roberto Cavalli. Ebonised wood and metal pedestal with marble top (far left, just seen), from Lassco. Italian gilded mirror with candle holders, , from Regent Antiques. Canvas wall mural reproducing Flowers in a Vase with Shells and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast, per square metre, from The National Gallery Collection by Surface View. Silk/viscose Fenice Notte Stellata fabric, per metre, by Armani/Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli
Laura wears silk-lace top with metal embellishments and matching briefs, gold-plated earrings with lace and Swarovski crystals, and matching hair combs, all by Dolce & Gabbana.Gold-and silver-plated necklace (in hand), by Akong London from Swarovski Crystallized. Swarovski crystal and metal Peacock clutch bag, , by Butler & Wilson. Gilded mirror (on lap), and Empire-style bronze and gilded bronze candelabra, all by Regent Antiques. Canvas wall mural reproducing A Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game and a Parrot by Jan Fyt, from The National Gallery Collection by Surface .
Sam wears silk jacquard dress with ostrich-feather hem, , and metal bow belt, both by Alexander McQueen. Green amethyst and pearl earrings in silver gilt, by Butler & Wilson. Green glass and crystal necklace in silver plate,, by Kenneth Jay Lane from Merola
Regency-style painted giltwood day bed, £995, Louis XV-style giltwood and marble table (above), £1,750, and marble Renaissance Lady bust (part seen on table), £875, all from Regent Antiques. Cut-glass Massena wine decanter, and matching wine glass, both by Baccarat. Taxidermy of a small pangolin (at foot of table), from Lassco. Canvas wall mural reproducing The Surprise by Claude-Marie Dubufe (behind bed), per square metre, from The National Gallery collection by Surface View. Viscose/cotton Grandis Rosehip fabric (far right), per metre, by Romo. Antique George III giltwood torchère lamp, price on request, from Ronald Phillips. Hand-woven wool Aubusson rug (9m x 6m), by Paul Smith for The Rug Company
Fresh produce and wine (seen throughout), from Harrods Food Hall and Wine Shop. Flowers (seen throughout), from Nikki Tibbles Wild at Heart
Louise wears silk brocade dress, price on request, by Giles. Embroidered cashgora jacket with fur collar, by Oscar de la Renta. Rhinestone and metal earrings, and matching pendant, both by Lanvin
Silvered bronze Gregoire candelabra (far left), for a pair, and silver-plate and cut-glass claret jug, both by Regent Antiques. Sterling-silver Raspini sauce boat, , mother-of-pearl caviar spoon with sterling-silver seahorse top, and matching caviar spreader (just seen), all by Asprey. Oriental wooden table, , from Lassco. Bespoke canvas wall mural reproducing Manon Balletti by Jean-Marc Nattier, 0 per square metre from the National Gallery Collection by Surface View. Viscose/cotton Grandis Charcoal fabric (above), per metre, by Romo.
Mary wears embroidered silk top and matching skirt, both price on request by Vivienne Westwood Gold Label. Gold-plated silver drop earrings with ruby, white topaz and yellow sapphire, by Butler & Wilson. Head garland, stylist’s own
Alder Floral Weave rayon/cotton/metallic fabric (far right), per metre, by Ralph Lauren Home. Antique 15in Newton & Son terrestrial library globe, £26,000, from Trevor Philip & Son. Silk San Marco Radica fabric (on table), per metre, by Rubelli Venezia. Dresden-style Compotes centrepiece (on table), for a pair, from Regent Antiques. Canvas wall mural reproducing Manon Balletti by Jean-Marc Nattier, per square metre, from the National Gallery Collection by Surface View.
Nina wears silk dress, silk socks, and gold-plated metal and crystal earrings, all price on request by Dolce & Gabbana. Antiqued gold-plate necklace with Swarovski crystals, pearls and rabbit-fur pompoms, by Erickson Beamon for Osman
Dresden-style Compotes centrepiece (far right), for a pair, and Louis XVI-style giltwood table with marble top, for a pair, both from Regent Antiques. Linen Malagassy Floral fabric (below on chair),per metre, by Ralph Lauren Home. Canvas Wall Mural reproducing A Still Life with Fruit, Dead Game and a Parrot by Jan Fyt, per square metre, from The National Gallery Collection by Surface View.
Shot at The Worx, 10 Heathmans Road, London SW6 (020-7371 9777; www.theworx.co.uk. Animals from Vauxhall City Farm (www.vauxhallcityfarm.org). Make-up James O’Riley at Premier Hair and make-up using Chanel A/W 2012 and Rouge Allure Renovation. Hair Ernesto Montenovo at My-Management using Bumble & Bumble. Make-up assistant Bunny Hazel Clarke. Hair Assistant Sonia Ugobuono. Styling and set assistants Milly Simon and Lucy Wilkinson. Digital operator Annie Powers. Photo assistant David Deas. Models Edda Oscars, Eleanor Hayes, Kiera, Laura O’Grady, Louise Facchino-Stack, Mary Ballantyne, Nina Porter and Sam Rollinson, all at Select Verve. Casting Paul Isaac.
Stockists Akong London, www.akonglondon.com and see Swarovski Crystallized. Alexander McQueen, 4-5 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7355 0088; www.alexandermcqueen.com). Amrapali, 55 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 (020-7584 4433; www.amrapalijewels.com). Armani/Casa, See Rubelli. Asprey, 167 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 6767; www.asprey.com). Baccarat, www.baccarat.com and see Harrods. Balmain,www.balmain.com and see Harrods. Butler & Wilson, 20 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7409 2955;www.butlerandwilson.co.uk) and branch. Colefax and Fowler, 110-112 Fulham Road, London SW3 (020-7244 7427; www.colfefax.com). Dolce & Gabbana, 6-8 Old Bond Street, London SW1 (020-7659 9000;www.dolcegabbana.it) and branch/stockist. Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover Street, London W1 (020-7518 0680; www.doverstreetmarket.com). Erickson Beamon, 38 Elizabeth Street, London SW1 (020-7259 0202;www.ericksonbeamon.com). Giles, see Dover Street Market. Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1 (020-7730 1234; www.harrods.com). Kenneth Jay Lane, see Merola. Lanvin, 128 Mount Street, London W1 (020-7491 1839; www.lanvin.com) and branch/stockists. Lassco, 30 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 (020-7394 2100;www.lassco.co.uk). Merola, 195 Fulham Road, London SW3 (020-7351 9338; www.merola.co.uk). Nikki Tibbles Wild At Heart, 30A Pimlico Road, London SW1 (020-7229 1174; www.wildatheart.com). Net-a-Porter, 0800-044 5700; www.net-a-porter.com. Oscar de la Renta, www.oscardelarenta.com and see Harrods and Net-a-Porter. Osman, www.osmanstudio.com and see Erickson Beamon. Ralph Lauren Home, 105-109 Fulham Road, London SW3 (020-7535 4600; www.ralphlaurenhome.com) and branch. Regent Antiques, 318 Green Lanes, London N4 (020-8802 3900; www.regentantiques.com). Roberto Cavalli, 20-22 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7823 1879; www.robertocavalli.com) and Branches. Romo, 01623-756 699; www.romo.com. Ronald Phillips, 26 Bruton Street, London W1 (020-7493 2341; www.ronaldphillipsantiques.com). The Rug Company, 124 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 (0800-612 7619; www.therugcompany.com) and see Harrods. Rubelli, 9a-9c Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 (020-7349 1590; www.rubelli.com). Surface View, 0118-922 1327;www.surfaceview.co.uk. Swarovski Crystallized, 24 Great Marlborough Street, London W1 (020-7434 3444;www.swarovski-crystallized.com) and stockist. Tom Binns, www.tombinnsdesign.com and see Dover Street Market. Trevor Philip & Sons, 75a Jermyn Street, London SW1 (020-7930 2954; www.trevorphilip.com). Valentino, 174 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7235 5855; www.valentino.com). Vivienne Westwood, 44 Conduit Street, London W1 (020-7439 1109; www.viviennewestwood.co.uk) and branches/stockists.