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my style || anja

By Marlene | Published: 31. October 2016
spruced-mystyle-anjatimme-1 This blog is effectively nothing but an excuse to ask women that I admire about their style. One such woman is Anja Timme. I’ve wanted to interview her ever since we first met last year, when I very impolitely kept staring at her bamboo handbag: a crescent-shaped Japanese picnic basket that I was afraid would be vintage – it is, more about which later –, [...]

tip of the hat

By Marlene | Published: 22. September 2016
spruced-maryamkeyhani-hats-1 I wore a hat for my date with Maryam. I usually only wear hats for practical reasons like protection against heat or cold. There was no reason for a hat on that particular day, except that I hoped it would delight Maryam. (more…)


By Marlene | Published: 27. January 2012
Spruced_MyStyle_Charlotte1 James and I met Charlotte the same day we met each other - first day of university in 1999. Yes, 1999. For those of you who are bad at math: that's approximately 150 years ago. We shared a flat in halls with three others and the six of us fast became friends. Fate seems too grand a word to use. After all, it was completely random that we all ended up living [...]
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By Marlene | Published: 1. December 2011
Spruced_MyStyle_AlexaPotrait1 I first met Alexa when I was preparing a story about women who love a piece of clothing so much, they buy it over and over again - true collectors. Alexa loves white blouses. After I finished the story, I decided: I'll have to come back one day and take pictures of the other clothes she loves. (more…)
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