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The holidays are finally over, but now that the aftermath is taking shape in the form of credit-card bills, it’s hard to pull ourselves out of this wintertime slump. And, while we’re dying to pre-order pieces from our favorite Spring '13 lookbooks (hello, Raoul!), we're just not ready to wear pastel-colored frocks quite yet. Because those bland pullovers aren’t going to soothe your cabin fever, it’s up to our favorite luxe fabric — brocade — to do the heavy lifting.
The shuttle-woven material, which often boasts a metallic sheen, only looks super-expensive, and because there’s no shortage of brocade options in of-the-moment silhouettes, we can take our pick at any price (no additional debt necessary). So, no matter your budget, we rounded up a dozen unfussy brocade pieces that are perfect for mixing textures to your heart’s delight.
Cara Delevingne knows what we want: Her first collaboration with Mulberry is a line after our own backpack-loving hearts. The British beauty gave us a first glimpse at the collection earlier this summer, and it's now available to shop.
The Cara Delevingne Collection features one bag in three sizes (mini, regular, or read
After fashion photographer David Jay learned that his close friend, Paulina, had been diagnosed with breast cancer, he had no grand plans to make any statement on the disease through his work. Within just two weeks of her diagnosis at age 29, Pauline had a mastectomy. "[She's a] beautiful, strong, young woman," Jay read