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Category Archive: hers

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 [...]


By Marlene | Published: 7. April 2014
Spruced-Kaftan-Rodebjer The idea of running around on the beach halfnaked made me feel more than a little queasy before our holiday. Wearing a bikini is not on my top 10 list of favourite activities anyway. So how would it feel with a massive belly? My safety net: this kaftan from Rodebjer, which doesn’t just cover the bump but the two metric tons of Rittersport whole almonds [...]