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Category Archive: by james castle

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. [...]

grey + neon = love

By Marlene | Published: 31. May 2013
Spruced_TheMarlene_SoftNeonYellow1 You know what goes really well with white jeans and a grey sweatshirt? Neon yellow. I'm obviously biased because of the name, but I'm still giddy with excitement that „The Marlene” is available again in neon yellow. When James made the original, so many of you wrote and asked about it. And now it's back! The shade is a little softer than the colour [...]