Baroque and Roll. Hot new Australian alternative fashion

Last year I introduced Moscow/Melbourne alternative designers Purpur.

This week it’s Baroque and Roll, from Sydney-based Emily de Verinne.

This label is for out-there babes, femme fatales and trash-vamps who like to get noticed. If you love Kreepsville 666 and the colour slime green, you’re gonna LOVE this!

I’ve known of Emily for a while, but first met her late last year at Black Cherry nightclub. Our mutual love of lime green and deathrock style drew us together across a crowded floor.

Emily originally trained at Wheels and Dollbaby before branching out on her own. She draws inspiration from many eras, but especially loves to mix a rock n roll vibe with burlesque, vintage, tiki, voodoo and horror movie influences.

Her previous collection, Tales From the Deep, featured hand-screened lurid green tentacle fabrics, luscious satins and opulent faux furs to evoke sultry sirens rising from the eerie deep (with obvious Cthulhu/Lovecraft influences). And there’s green leopard – who could resist?

The latest Transeasonal Collection is called Love You Like Voodoo. This Collection is based on the Haitian Voodoo Story of How to Make a Zombie, and features curve-hugging silouhettes and shiny, yummy fabrics printed with their new ‘Voodoo’ Print – hand screened lovingly at the Baroque & Roll Deadquarters!

It comprises sequinned knickers and playsuits, minidresses, flamenco dresses and decadent parlour coats.  This time there’s a little purple and burgundy in the mix, and divine little skull heads on the bows.

But my favourite is the swamp trash jacket! WANT!

This new range isn’t available yet, but you can pre-order by emailing –
or keep checking the website or the blog.


  1. I love how she's really transformed these classic pin-up silhouettes (that we see often) and really made them stand out on their own with the use of color and that "alternative" finish.

    (And the butt ruffles! I swoon.)

  2. Yeah, she makes a lot of stuff for burlesque – and I forgot to mention about the pasties and millinery!

  3. Wow I love the green and black color combinations, tales from the deep is fabulous and her current one as well. Hmm.. now Im getting an inkling for burlesque lol.

    Much love,

  4. love it, love it, love it! i dig the swamp jacket.

  5. Ohmigosh I love this. I can't help but think of The Joker from Batman when I look at the color combinations; but the pin-up aesthetic is just gorgeous!! 🙂