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Monthly Archives: July 2013

fashion week inspiration: the tied shirt

By Marlene | Published: 5. July 2013
When I wrote about dressing my age earlier this week, I mentioned that it's slightly weird to see the fashion of my youth go through a revival. I don't know about you, but this is basically how I wore my shirts in the 90s: tied around my waist. While I'm not convinced by everything that's making a comeback – buying a pair of crushed velvet Dr. Martens once [...]

the i’m-meeting-stella-mccartney-outfit

By Marlene | Published: 3. July 2013
What happens when you're asked to host a panel discussion with Stella McCartney? At first you are absolutely delighted. You'll get to meet your sartorial idol. Ask her all kinds of questions. You'll... wait. Go back to the first part. You'll get to meet your sartorial idol. Oh no. No, no, no. Nooooo! What the hell do you wear? Yesterday morning, I indeed [...]

fashion week moment: malaika raiss

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If you're wondering what goes through my mind when I see a fashion show, sometimes it's as complicated as: Aaaaaahhhhh! Which was what I thought when I saw the serious earrings at Malaika Raiss yesterday, made by Sabrina Dehoff and rocked here by Katrin Thormann. The thought that you might not be able to wear them for more than five minutes only occured to [...]

dressing my age

By Marlene | Published: 1. July 2013
„Does my wardrobe show my age?” That's the question on the cover of a fashion magazine lying on my desk right now. If it does, then I'm three years old here. Because isn't that the age when you wear a playsuit? I could call it an overall. Or, more fashionably, a one-piece. Yet, when I stood in the changing room at Zara, all I could think was: I'm [...]