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interview: alex from fair-a-porter

By Marlene | Published: 17. October 2014
Spruced-AlexBohn-Fairaporter I’m cleaning up my closet. Or rather: cleaning out. It wasn’t what I was aiming for. Quite the opposite. After a year of wearing the same ten pieces over and over and over again, I wanted something fresh. To spend some money and get a whole new wardrobe. I just wanted to check first what I actually had in my closet (pregnancy = forgetfulness). Turns out [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]