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Monthly Archives: April 2011

check please

By James | Published: 15. April 2011
IMG_2503 I made this jacket a while back, only I never got the chance to show it off. The cut is quite 60s, slim and short with narrow lapels. I've used quite a complicated check pattern but all the colours are of a similar tone so it's (perhaps surprisingly) versatile. It works really well with a checked shirt and tie. However, I think my favourite combination is [...]

pecking order

By Marlene | Published: 13. April 2011
IMG_1760 (I'm about three months late with this post about fashion week. What can I say? I procrastinate. A lot.) So I've always wondered what it's like to sit in the front row. (more…)
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a week in fashion #13

By Marlene | Published: 10. April 2011
IMG_4384 *I assisted a friend in shopping for a wedding dress this week. After spending three hours in a cloud of organza and silk at Kaviar Gauche, I have decided that more of my friends need to get married. (more…)

in the pink

By Marlene | Published: 9. April 2011
IMG_3612 Something else I like apart from red and orange: Pink. Proper blinding pink. It's a colour I would have normally shied away from. Too crass. Too flashy. Too Barbie. Until I saw a roll of cotton in this colour lying around in a fabric store last year, gave in to my inner girl and just bought it. (more…)