BROOCHING THE SUBJECT
I have a sneaking suspicion that brooches are going to return to prominence in a big way very soon. There’s something about the resurgence of 20s silhouettes and ladylike pearls that suggests delicate and ornate may upset the monopoly tailored minimalism has held these past few seasons. Until then, you could use a lovely bag for your holiday events, right?
Before we’re all wearing brooches on our blazers, why not collect a few from your local vintage shop, flea market, or jewelry box and adorn a simple evening clutch? The result will be a unique, modifiable, and expensive-looking addition to your holiday wardrobe.
Illustration by Michelle Ricks of brooches found on RubyLane.com (top left, bottom left, top middle, bottom middle, top right, bottom right). Please keep in mind that the size relationships between pieces may not be accurate. Painting of the Buckingham Ballroom by Louis Haghe – 1856).