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Monthly Archives: October 2014

arm candy

By Marlene | Published: 27. October 2014
Spruced-JamesCastle-MetallicMarleneClutch-Sale So maybe I’m a little biased, but I think „The Marlene“ clutch is the perfect evening bag. Especially in metallic. Especially at half price. Jup, James Castle is having a 50% sale of the clutches in metallic blue, pink, mint, green and – my favourite – copper. They’re now €87,50 instead of €175. And by the way, it’s Christmas in two months. [...]

interview: alex from fair-a-porter

By Marlene | Published: 17. October 2014
Spruced-AlexBohn-Fairaporter I’m cleaning up my closet. Or rather: cleaning out. It wasn’t what I was aiming for. Quite the opposite. After a year of wearing the same ten pieces over and over and over again, I wanted something fresh. To spend some money and get a whole new wardrobe. I just wanted to check first what I actually had in my closet (pregnancy = forgetfulness). Turns out [...]

luxsit hydrating serum

By Marlene | Published: 13. October 2014
Spruced-Luxsit-HydratingSerum Every compliment I got for how well my skin looked in the last nine months, was forwarded straight to this bottle of „Hydrating Serum“ from Luxsit. I discovered it when I was out to buy a present for someone else. A what-the-hell-why-not-also-give-myself-a-present purchase. One that I haven’t regretted for a minute. I wear just a few drops of it over [...]

the bread exchange

By Marlene | Published: 10. October 2014
Spruced-MalinElmlid-BreadExchange1 When I met up with Malin to take a first look at her book, she showed me a little video she had filmed with her phone on a trip to Kabul. In it, a couple of older Afghan women are sitting together in a female-only bakery, preparing bread in a tandoor oven from the dough that Malin had made for them. They’re concentrated on their task, you can hear them [...]

studio visit: originol

By Marlene | Published: 6. October 2014
Spruced-Originol1 „When can I move in?“ …was my first question to Julie when I visited her at Originol in Hamburg. Unfortunately, neither I nor anyone else can move into her beautiful showroom. But what you can do is find nice things for your own home there. Julie sells living accessories from South Africa that she discovered while studying there and on her many visits [...]