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not so basic black

By Marlene | Published: 16. March 2015
Spruced-Ari-Black Who knows what’s taking spring so long, but until it arrives in Berlin (and, of course, everywhere else), here’s a little inspiration for winter dressing: black from head to toe. Not exactly an original suggestion? But yes! If you do it like Ari and combine different textures and materials. Taking this as an example to mix up my black winter uniform – [...]

fall favourites

By Marlene | Published: 3. November 2014
Spruced-FallFavourites-Portrait Golden leaves, hot chocolate on the sofa, stews that last for days and a soft light that makes everything and everyone look better – this is the time of year when I forget what winter is like in Berlin, because fall is putting on a magic show. Soon enough, I’ll have to think about wrapping myself in ten layers of thermal underwear, but for now I’m enjoying [...]

holiday inspiration: foulard

By Marlene | Published: 21. March 2014
Spruced-Claire-Beermann-Foulard We’re going on holiday in a few days and it would be a mild understatement to say that I’m looking forward to sipping coconut drinks, smelling like suntan lotion and making the six-month-belly feel weightless in the sea. Yeeessssss! As I started thinking about what to take, I remembered this picture I took of Claire last year. There’s something so effortless [...]

fashion week inspiration: the tied shirt

By Marlene | Published: 5. July 2013
Spruced_FashionWeekInspiration_Peggy_NEW When I wrote about dressing my age earlier this week, I mentioned that it's slightly weird to see the fashion of my youth go through a revival. I don't know about you, but this is basically how I wore my shirts in the 90s: tied around my waist. While I'm not convinced by everything that's making a comeback – buying a pair of crushed velvet Dr. Martens once [...]

stockholm, you look good

By Marlene | Published: 30. January 2013
Spruced_Stockholm_Camilla+Sidsel1 Seeing Stockholm in late January, I'm asking myself what Stockholm looks like in June. I'm guessing almost unbearably good. Because even under grey skies, the city shines. After two days here, I'm also asking myself: Is it possible that even public toilets are designed so well that you want to move in immediately? Is everybody blonde? Should walking into [...]