When I think of Baroque the first thing that comes to my mind is one of the iconic composer’s of the period – such as Johann Sebastian Bach. I can’t get enough of that name – how could anyone with that name be anything other than cool?
Baroque also evokes images of over-sized wigs, men in tights, and of course Dolce & Gabbana’s 2012 fall collection – a delectable assortment of brilliant prints that caught the attention of every fashion conscious head on the planet.
However my favourite item from the era of decadence (at least as I imagine it) is the mask. I went to a wedding yesterday, and was reminded of the mystery and enchantment of this aristocratic accessory, when we were gifted one as a ‘favour’.
So, masks are the topic of discussion today, and just might be the source of inspiration for my next project. The Benjamin Black mask, now that has a nice ring to it…with the masquerade ball to match of course, now there’s an even better idea!