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Monthly Archives: October 2012

thin lizzy

By Marlene | Published: 31. October 2012
I think we can call it a fact that men often see women's fashion a little differently than the woman had intended. I thought a zipped pouch would make for an original evening bag. A friend's brother asked me why I was taking files to my accountant so late. I thought the white blouse with a big bow was "very Chloé". My date thought of his great aunt. Every [...]
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valley nails

By Marlene | Published: 29. October 2012
And here's the manicure I got in New York. Nice, isn't it? Dreamy even. The reality is that my nails look like this about as often as I travel to New York, i.e. every few years. Firstly: I'm terrible at applying polish. It starts well enough on the left hand, but once I'm done with the little finger on my right hand, the result is a three-year-olds arts and [...]

a week in fashion: new york moments

By Marlene | Published: 28. October 2012
I went to New York for 48 hours last week. Which begs the question: Why? It's not long enough! And it isn't, not nearly. But it was worth going alone for that moment in the car on the way from JFK into Manhattan when I saw the skyline rising in front of me for the first time. Because that moment? That moment feels like your blood has just been replaced with [...]

to buy or not to buy?

By Marlene | Published: 26. October 2012
Here's something I never thought I'd write: On Tuesday evening I went out shopping, when suddenly I stood next to Sarah Jessica Parker as she held up a pair of shoes and squealed with delight: "They're amaaaaaazing!" Let me repeat that, because I still can't quite believe this happened: Me, Sarah Jessica Parker, shoes. (more…)


By James | Published: 18. October 2012
Since I made that first "Marlene bag", it's fair to say I've made it in a few different colours. Some have been my idea, made simply because I wanted to, or because I found a leather that I just had to work with. Others have been made to match someone's look for a wedding or Christmas party. (more…)