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the five minute fix || pleated skirt

By Marlene | Published: 31. December 2016
spruced-fuenfminutenloesung-plisseerock-look1 I had similar expectations of this five minute fix that a 17-year-old has of New Year’s Eve. I wanted to build a small set for taking the pictures. Buy fabulous props. Borrow loads of great tops and shoes and pleated skirts. All before Christmas so that you’d be able to buy everything online in time to have it delivered by the end of this year. As in the [...]

the five minute fix || home office

By Marlene | Published: 1. December 2016
spruced-5minutenloesung-homeoffice-look1 A couple of months ago I got a sweet email from someone who’d bought my book. Here’s some of what it said: „If you ever write a follow-up to Stilvoll, it would be great to include some tips for working from home. I’m always looking for an alternative to jogging pants, yoga wear and pajamas.“ As it’s currently taking me months to answers emails, [...]

white summer dresses

By Marlene | Published: 19. June 2016
Spruced-WhiteSummerDresses-1 When I went to see my friend Mirjana at the Closed headquarters in Hamburg recently – I’ll be showing you the pictures from my visit soon, but let me tell you this already: I wanted to pull up in a van and steal all of the amazing furniture from their showrooms for our new apartment –, it happened to be the first truly hot day of the summer. Within 15 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]