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Monthly Archives: March 2013

inspiration: daytime sparkle

By Marlene | Published: 29. March 2013
It's entirely possible that it's because it started snowing again – again! – in Berlin today, and that it feels like this weather has been going on since the beginning of bloody time, but I'm loving the idea of putting a little sparkle into daytime dressing right now, like Lina here did with her cool green trousers. And, heavens, what a luminous face [...]

the other woman

By Marlene | Published: 27. March 2013
Lately I've been trying to change my buying habits, especially after the big closet clean out at the beginning of the year. Shopping, when I do, for things that I will get a lot out of. A good quality silk shirt. A classic coat. A blazer that works with everything. Pieces for seven days a week. Extravagant mostly in that I will want to wear them too much. This [...]

the advantage of working from home

By Marlene | Published: 25. March 2013
Well, obviously the biggest advantage of working from home is that I can eat unlimited bowls of Honey Smacks – and nobody can judge me! Another advantage is that I get to work in this room from now on. I thought I should give you a little tour of the place before the table gets too cluttered with empty cereal bowls, I mean: with tons of work. When I [...]

a week in fashion #86

By Marlene | Published: 24. March 2013
*This winter is driving everybody nuts. I read today that an American lawyer is trying to sue Punxsutawney Phil because spring didn't arrive when the groundhog had predicted it would. I'd like to have a word with that clairvoyant rodent myself. It's been groundhog day for fashion around here for months now. Every morning, I put on thick socks, jeans and a [...]