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Category Archive: fashion week

inspiration: last days of summer

By Marlene | Published: 16. September 2014
Spruced-Claire-Beermann-Summer1 Selecting outfits is very easy for me at the moment. They only have to pass one test: are they resistant to baby spit? No wonder I’m drinking up all the streetstyle pictures from the shows like an It girl after a champagne drought. My first click every morning, as Arlo is drooling on the shoulder of the same-as-yesterday-grey-sweatshirt, is Sandra’s blog [...]

from the runway: altuzarra’s striped shirts

By Marlene | Published: 22. September 2013
Spruced_AltuzarraLove I know I'm supposed to be thinking about winter clothes right now. But I just can't get the Altuzarra collection for spring/summer out of my head. Especially the striped shirts, coolly unbuttoned for the runway, with draw-string pencil skirts. Paired with the pointy slingbacks it's what you might want to look like striding into a boardroom for a hostile take-over. [...]

little black summer dress

By Marlene | Published: 17. July 2013
Spruced_LittleBlackSummerDress_Sophia_NEW 27 degrees and sunny – that's the weather forecast for Berlin today. This is the little black summer dress that's perfect for just such a day. Light, breezy, really just a big shirt, but spruced up – ha! – with an oversized clutch and some cool kicks. Cheers for the inspiration, Sophia. Have a lovely day!

in the front row with stella mccartney

By Marlene | Published: 15. July 2013
Spruced_InTheFrontRow_StellaMcCartney1 After hosting a panel discussion with Marc Jacobs last year I thought: it's impossible to be more nervous about something. I just wouldn't survive it. I was wrong. The request came in May. It had gone so well with Marc, could I imagine hosting the talk again this year – with Stella McCartney. I imagined it for a moment: there's me, sitting in [...]