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Category Archive: by james castle

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 [...]

big love for the suede shopper

By Marlene | Published: 26. July 2013
Spruced_JamesCastle_NoraSuedeShopper_Gray It might be silly, but I actually start giggling every time I click "publish" and see the picture in the first post come up so big in the new blog layout. SO BIG. When we were playing around with the layout, I was wondering how it would work with different types of picture. So I'm excited to find out what it will look like when I put „The Nora” in two [...]

summer essentials: the suede shopper

By Marlene | Published: 21. June 2013
Spruced_SummerEssentials_JamesCastle_TheNoraShopper2 Of course, I saved the best for last. My new handbag from James Castle! I'm completely smitten with „The Nora”. A slouchy suede shopper that's as simple as a shopping bag, yet very chic. The kind of bag that doesn't need to show off to get noticed. I've been carrying it around for a couple of weeks now and I keep getting asked where I got it from. [...]