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Category Archive: hers

prag store

By Marlene | Published: 19. August 2014
Spruced-PragStore1 I don’t have a lot of time for shopping at the moment. I don’t have a lot of time for writing at the moment either. But it won’t take long to praise one of my favourite new shops in Berlin, Prag Store. The concept is as simple as it is convincing: the shop carries many of the labels that the Prag PR Agency represents, hence the name, and luckily I like [...]

the medley institute

By Marlene | Published: 4. August 2014
Spruced-MedleyInstitute1 I first noticed The Medley Institute jewelry on my colleague Julia. She was wearing a curved, delicate silver bracelet. Nothing spectacular, but very special in a way that would make you happy to look at and wear every day. When I visited the designer Jana Patz in her studio, I discovered that the rest of her collections are just the same. It’s obvious [...]

basics: the black maxi dress

By Marlene | Published: 24. July 2014
Spruced-Basics-BlackMaxiDress1 We booked our summer holiday this week. That would be next year’s summer holiday. I know, I know. Who plans anything that far in advance? Parents that’s who. Which I sometimes still can’t quite believe I am now. But as much as I like the idea of rocking up at the airport with a carry-on and taking the first flight to somewhere sunny, well, I never really [...]

the glow

By Marlene | Published: 8. May 2014
Spruced-Steffi-Citizens-of-Humanity1 A couple of months ago James asked me if I enjoyed being pregnant. I was confused why he’d think that I didn't. Well, he said, I talked a lot about how uncomfortable I felt, moaned about the dark circles under my eyes, complained that I didn’t fit into any of my clothes anymore and how much weight I had gained. He thought that was strange. Because what [...]

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 [...]