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Monthly Archives: April 2012

the blues

By Marlene | Published: 21. April 2012
Is it really time to start thinking about fall? When spring is only just warming up? Part of me would prefer to think about clothes only when it's time to wear them. It's the same part that tries to buy a bikini every year in June and gets openly laughed at by sales staff. A bikini? In June? Whatever next - a coat in October? Ahahahahaha! Here, let me show [...]

a week in fashion #65

By James | Published: 16. April 2012
*I made this suede bomber jacket - of which I'll show you more very soon - for a customer last week and now I want to keep it for myself. Only I can't, so I guess I'll just have to make another one when I have a bit of spare time. Until then I'll add it to my Wanted list. There are a few things on it as we switch from winter to summer wardrobes. My current [...]


By Marlene | Published: 10. April 2012
Happy style column day! Maybe it's because spring is the perfect time to get sprung on something. Or because I took a look at my closet and decided it needed something - something that wasn't grey or black. Either way, I can't seem to get enough of neon yellow right now. I've got the sandals already, the clutch, of course. Now I'm thinking about this top [...]

a week in fashion #64

By Marlene | Published: 9. April 2012
*Aaahhh, the long Easter weekend. Sleeping late. Eating too many chocolate eggs. Staring out at the window at a snowstorm. A what? A snowstorm! Are you kidding, Berlin? When big fat flakes started dropping on the city yesterday, I decided to stay in and get cracking (yup, I just went there) with the spring clean. I started with the bathroom cupboard - and [...]
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By James | Published: 6. April 2012
What a terrible boyfriend I am, keeping secrets from Marlene! She gets to see all the things I design first, normally before they're even finished and when they're still being developed. With her away from Berlin for a month, I had the opportunity to work on a few things and keep them a surprise. Like this one... The Marlene clutch in neon yellow! I [...]