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Monthly Archives: August 2011

in treatment

By Marlene | Published: 19. August 2011
IMG_8304 There are enough hair products in my bathroom cabinet to open my own salon. But if I actually did open a salon, this is the one product I would force all my customers to buy: Moroccanoil Oil Treatment (or Light Treatment for blondes like me). I saw it in a shop a couple of weeks ago and bought it on a whim. The bottle doesn't look like much, but the stuff [...]
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my five

By Marlene | Published: 17. August 2011
IMG_3566 copy When I needed a dress for a wedding a couple of years ago, James designed this one for me. It's the first piece he ever made for me and one of my most treasured possessions. So when Okka asked me to contribute my favourites to Fünf Dinge (that's "five things"), it was first on my list. Fünf Dinge is a lovely project from Okka, Doro and Karolina, where [...]

going green

By James | Published: 16. August 2011
greentrouser Even now, when brightly coloured trousers can be seen pretty much everywhere, the red trousers I made for Marlene still grab a lot of attention. From myself included, as I've had a slight feeling of jealousy ever since I made them. I wanted a pair of brightly coloured trousers, too. (more…)

flat cap

By James | Published: 13. August 2011
flatcap I searched what seemed the whole of London for a flat cap a few years ago. At the time nobody was selling them. When I finally found this one in a London department store my friends (especially John) teased me mercilessly for wearing it. A flat cap! Nobody wore that apart from their own grandfathers. But then a few months later a lot of people, not just octogenarians, [...]
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