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five of the best || black loafers

By Marlene | Published: 27. November 2015
Spruced-FiveOfTheBest-BlackLoafer So I totally wanted to do this post in October. Remember October? Freakishly warm weather, lots of sun, happy days. But then other things keep moving to the top of the to-do-list and now it’s the end of November, which means it would make so much more sense to write about winter boots. Except I’m crap at shopping for winter boots, as I am with most items [...]


By Marlene | Published: 18. November 2015
Spruced-Paris1311 „Why don’t you come along“, my friend Miriam said last week, and so we sat at Berlin’s Huxleys Neue Welt on Friday evening, waiting together for Miranda July to talk about her new book The First Bad Man. It was a fabulous reading, that July deftly steered away from the self-indulgent interviewer, and we could’ve stayed for another few hours to listen [...]
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my copenhagen | cecilie

By Marlene | Published: 12. November 2015
Spruced-Cityguide-Copenhagen-CecilieThorsmark1 It might be my genes, but visiting Copenhagen makes me feel like I’m going home, even though I’ve never lived there. I met Cecilie on one of my last trips when we worked together on a story I wrote. Once we got chatting, I knew that I wanted to ask her for her personal city guide to Copenhagen. She works as the head of PR for the Danish Fashion Institute [...]

my fall wardrobe

By Marlene | Published: 26. October 2015
Spruced-FallWardrobe1 Looking back at my fall favourites from last year, I was a little surprised to see that I still love every single piece. Surprised, because nothing makes me feel more like 'I’ve got nothing to wear' than October (and November, December, January…) The cold, the wet, the grey, they take all the fun out of getting dressed. Except I think that clotheswise [...]