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Monthly Archives: September 2012

a week in fashion #77

By Marlene | Published: 30. September 2012
Spruced_Awif77 *Have you heard of a thing called pre-emptive shopping? It's what I did this week: Spent all the money I wanted to make at the flea market - before the flea market. Thankfully, sales were good today (although I'm crap at haggling. "How much do you want?" "Eight Euros." "Five." "Okay!" Clearly, I could use a lesson from "Life of Brian"). The shopping, however, [...]
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vonhey

By Marlene | Published: 28. September 2012
Spruced_VonHey_Alexa "Where do you see yourself five years from now?" I used to dread that question in job interviews. I could never quite figure out what the right answer should be. Because it probably wasn't what I could truthfully hope or say ("I see myself being... happy?"). And I don't think that's necessarily what they wanted to hear. So whatever I came up with in these [...]

last days of summer

By James | Published: 25. September 2012
Spruced_loafers_1 Saturday was the officially the first day of autumn, and boy did it feel like it. Despite the sun shining it felt 10 degrees colder, it was windy, and horse chestnuts littered the pavements like marbles on a childrens playmat. Grudgingly, giving in to the change in season, I had to put on some socks. (more...)
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reboot

By Marlene | Published: 24. September 2012
Spruced_StyleColumn_Boots Aaaahhhh, autumn. That wonderful time of year. When chestnusts start falling. When the air feels crisp. When I cuddle up on the sofa with a big mug of tea. When... when I realise that I need a new pair of winter boots. Nooooooo! I enjoy shopping for winter boots about as much as I enjoy February in Berlin. Every year, I look for something practical and [...]
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a week in fashion #76

By Marlene | Published: 23. September 2012
Spruced_Awif76 *I've written about my love for The Gentlewoman before. But I need to write about it again, because it just gets better with every issue. The kind of magazine that makes you want to switch off your phone, close the laptop, shut the door and sit to read and admire. Right now especially, when images from the various fashion weeks are firing from all directions, [...]