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Monthly Archives: July 2013

little black summer dress

By Marlene | Published: 17. July 2013
27 degrees and sunny – that's the weather forecast for Berlin today. This is the little black summer dress that's perfect for just such a day. Light, breezy, really just a big shirt, but spruced up – ha! – with an oversized clutch and some cool kicks. Cheers for the inspiration, Sophia. Have a lovely day!

in the front row with stella mccartney

By Marlene | Published: 15. July 2013
After hosting a panel discussion with Marc Jacobs last year I thought: it's impossible to be more nervous about something. I just wouldn't survive it. I was wrong. The request came in May. It had gone so well with Marc, could I imagine hosting the talk again this year – with Stella McCartney. I imagined it for a moment: there's me, sitting in [...]

bermuda, bahama, come on pretty mama…

By Marlene | Published: 12. July 2013
When I opened my wardrobe this morning, this is the outfit I wanted to find in it. Sure, almost everything I have is either black, white or grey anyway. What I don't have is a pair of bermuda shorts. They're what make Julia's outfit for me. Imagine it with a skirt for a second. It would still work. It just wouldn't be as good. In fact, I'm starting to [...]

fashion week inspiration: white pumps

By Marlene | Published: 11. July 2013
File this under luxury problems, but when you see something on the runway you really like, it's a pain to have to wait for months and months until the piece finally gets to the shops (you can also file this under: impatience!). So it's nice when you get a chance to try it on. My friend Julia took a spin in a pair of white pumps from the new collection at [...]

fashion week favourite: michael sontag

By Marlene | Published: 9. July 2013
Michael Sontag's show couldn't have come at a better time than on the final day of Fashion Week. Although: show – that doesn't really do it justice. The presentation of his new collection felt more like a devotional. When the first model stepped into the light, the pace of the previous hectic four days instantly slowed down to zero. It was so quiet, you [...]