get ready to start your spring wishlist…

by ali hoffman

When it comes to lookbooks, sweeping statements like "less is more" or "quality of quantity" don't really hold up. Sometimes a tightly edited collection looks perfectly curated, but too often it lacks variety; a massive range may boast an endless surplus of amazing finds, but most of the time it reads like searching for a small treasure in an ocean of mediocre stuff. So consider Mango's spring 2013 catalogue a rare exception: Featuring models Karmen Pedaru, Edita Vilkeviciute, and Malgosia Bela, the massive collection offers pages upon pages of covetable pieces we can't wait to get our hands on. Though it took some time to select our favorites--including a retro denim shirt-jacket combo, a pair of slouchy tuxedo trousers we foresee ourselves living in, and a suede bomber with leather sleeves we foresee Cara Delivingne living in-- we have a strong feeling you'll have a similar struggle picking just one look.