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Monthly Archives: March 2012


By James | Published: 16. March 2012
When the really warm weather comes around I have always kept to flip flops. The only reason being that they were all I had. For some years now I've been on the lookout for some leather sandals, but have had no luck finding the right pair. Of course, from time to time I have seen ones I like. The problem was: they were usually the most expensive ones. It seemed [...]

bigger is better

By Marlene | Published: 12. March 2012
Okka is sick this week (hope you feel better soon, love!), so my regular Monday style column on Slomo is taking a break. Instead let me show you my favourite buy from the Marni at H&M collection: these earrings. They're HUGE. They're completely unlike me. But aren't they gorgeous? I just couldn't help myself, like a magpie in front of a jewellery box. Now [...]

a week in fashion #60

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*Sometimes I really can't believe what I do for a job. Behold! The Prada heels I got to test-drive this week. Are they insane? Absolutely. Are they the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn? Absolutely not. But that's asking the wrong question. Because the answer to these shoes will always be: Yes! Yes! Yes! (A few people at work asked if the lights blink [...]
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holiday at home

By Marlene | Published: 11. March 2012
I'm working in Hamburg at the moment and as much as I love that city, my first home, I've been missing Berlin terribly. I came back for the first time in two weeks this weekend and it almost felt like going on a short holiday. I don't know about you, but I forget sometimes how great the city I live in is. There are so many cafés to sit in, so many shops [...]
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the tweed blazer

By James | Published: 9. March 2012
No other fabric catches the imagination quite as much as Harris Tweed. The material, so steeped in history, is still hand woven in the Outer Hebrides. Indeed if it isn't made on the Isle of Harris, it can't bear the name. For a fabric that is so utilitarian and robust it is also incredibly elegant. Often the most striking characteristic is the colour with [...]