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the suze bag

By Marlene | Published: 9. April 2014
Spruced-James-Castle-Suze-Bag1 So the reason we flew to Thailand was because James designed a new beach bag that we wanted to take pictures of – on the beach. OK, maybe that’s a lie. But what’s true is that we couldn’t have found a better place to photograph The Suze. It’s a dip-dyed denim shopper with tan leather straps that looks like 30 degree sunshine to me. I carried [...]

a bag for spring

By Marlene | Published: 3. March 2014
Spruced-The-Impatient-Natural Can you tell what’s in the air? Spring! I spent half an hour for lunch just aimlessly strolling around, simply because I couldn't get enough of the feeling of sun on my face. I could pack away all of my winter clothes, start walking around with bare legs and eat lots of ice cream immediately. Right, that might be a little premature. But you know what it’s [...]

inspiration: burgundy

By Marlene | Published: 18. December 2013
Spruced_BugundyPicks_Test1 I had planned this post for early October. I know that so exactly because every year when autumn arrives, I suddenly want to wear burgundy. That was two months ago, but when I came across this picture today I decided to post it anyway. Because I needed a reminder to wear other colours besides black at the moment. Because my favourite buy of the year is in [...]

the perfect college jacket

By Marlene | Published: 29. September 2013
Spruced_JamesCastle_CollegeJacket1 When James postet a picture of this college jacket, his latest design, on Instagram a couple of days ago, he wrote underneath it: „I love my job.” I could've added: „I love that you love your job.” James is a perfectionist. I was there when he deliberated over which wool to pick for the jacket. When he asked the guy in the leather shop if he [...]

my favourite new bag

By Marlene | Published: 30. August 2013
Spruced_TheNoraShopper_Leather Of course, I don't just love James because he makes beautiful handbags. But it might make me love him a little bit more. Every time he designs something, it's inevitably my favourite new thing. And now – be still my heart! – he has made the Nora shopper in a lovely full-grain leather. The bag waited for me when I returned from my summer holiday. Suddenly [...]