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Category Archive: fashion

body shop bb cream

By Marlene | Published: 23. August 2014
Spruced-TheBodyShop-BBCream I’m loving anything that saves time at the moment. Shopping? Online. Eating? Preferably standing up and one-handed. Shoes? Slides. Cosmetics? The BB Cream from The Body Shop. The last time I shopped there, it was the late 90s and I wore the White Musk perfume and strawberry flavoured lip balm. Both Okka, who’s a fan of their Colour Crush Shine lipsticks, [...]
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prag store

By Marlene | Published: 19. August 2014
Spruced-PragStore1 I don’t have a lot of time for shopping at the moment. I don’t have a lot of time for writing at the moment either. But it won’t take long to praise one of my favourite new shops in Berlin, Prag Store. The concept is as simple as it is convincing: the shop carries many of the labels that the Prag PR Agency represents, hence the name, and luckily I like [...]

the medley institute

By Marlene | Published: 4. August 2014
Spruced-MedleyInstitute1 I first noticed The Medley Institute jewelry on my colleague Julia. She was wearing a curved, delicate silver bracelet. Nothing spectacular, but very special in a way that would make you happy to look at and wear every day. When I visited the designer Jana Patz in her studio, I discovered that the rest of her collections are just the same. It’s obvious [...]

basics: the black maxi dress

By Marlene | Published: 24. July 2014
Spruced-Basics-BlackMaxiDress1 We booked our summer holiday this week. That would be next year’s summer holiday. I know, I know. Who plans anything that far in advance? Parents that’s who. Which I sometimes still can’t quite believe I am now. But as much as I like the idea of rocking up at the airport with a carry-on and taking the first flight to somewhere sunny, well, I never really [...]

shopping for baby

By Marlene | Published: 30. June 2014
Spruced-Onlineshops-Baby I was almost certain that I'd manage to keep to the list my midwife gave me of the necessary baby clothes. After all, the little ones grow faster than you can say „You’re not old enough to drink yet!”. But then I spotted a denim overall at Baby Gap and basically lost all control. (more...)