Rhapsodies in bold embroidery, heart-stealing maidens inspired by Old-World folk customs wear layers of clothing topped with a beaded, paprika-colored velvet vest and a finely pleated silk apron. Rows of pearls, braids, and a wildflower-and-heather wreath complement a visage as dewy as a mountain meadow. Outfit courtesy of the American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ. Pearl necklace, Carolee,

Elements of the look: Bring out the gypsy in your soul with Cheekers Blush in Rose Silk, $3, and Outlast Smoothwear Lipcolor in Rose Satin, $8, both by Cover Girl,

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