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Category Archive: by james castle

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 [...]

a cure for the winter blues

By James | Published: 10. January 2013
Spruced_metallics_1a Oh, how I loathe the Berlin winter. We are already 10 days in and I haven't yet seen the sun this year. The forecast says it is only going to get worse in the coming days. Maybe this is the perfect opportunity to share a little preview of summer. What better antidote to the grey skies and constant rain than these "Marlene" clutches in hot candy wrapper metallic [...]