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Monthly Archives: October 2013

a week in fashion #90

By Marlene | Published: 27. October 2013
Spruced_Awif90_IsabelMarantH&M | I haven't done one of these in a while. But what better week to bring back „a week in fashion” than the one during which I went to Paris for the big Isabel Marant pour H&M bash. And what a party it was! Melle Mel from Grandmaster Flash and the Sugarhill Gang played. There was a roller disco. There were burgers served with champagne. A cheerful Isabel [...]

the impeccable v-neck

By Marlene | Published: 18. October 2013
Spruced_ZaraVNeckSweater1 If you're like me, you can't always resist the pull of the Zara „trend pieces”. They're quick to buy, fun, and they never last longer than a season (I've got fringed boots, tie-dyed jeans and peasant blouses in my closet to prove it). But going to Zara for a classic? Not so much. Until I found this pullover in their online shop. It has the perfect deep [...]

in praise of the polo neck

By Marlene | Published: 15. October 2013
Spruced_InPraiseOfTheTurtleneck1 What's this about? The polo neck. Also known as the turtleneck. Although I've never quite understood what's supposed to be attractive about a turtle's neck. What else is there to dislike about them? Only every polo neck I wore as a child. Fine, it might've only been one. But it always itched, was too tight – and did any of the cool kids in school wear [...]
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the no-blush blush

By Marlene | Published: 3. October 2013
Spruced_NarsOrgasmBlush „Why do so many women skip blusher? It troubles me.” It's impossible not to love Sali Hughes and that sentence is one of the many reasons why. You know Sali? She's the Guardian beauty columnist and I follow her with the ardour of an underage Justin Bieber fan. You can guess from that first line that she takes her stuff seriously. She also has a good [...]