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Monthly Archives: September 2013

the perfect college jacket

By Marlene | Published: 29. September 2013
When James postet a picture of this college jacket, his latest design, on Instagram a couple of days ago, he wrote underneath it: „I love my job.” I could've added: „I love that you love your job.” James is a perfectionist. I was there when he deliberated over which wool to pick for the jacket. When he asked the guy in the leather shop if he [...]

from the runway: altuzarra’s striped shirts

By Marlene | Published: 22. September 2013
I know I'm supposed to be thinking about winter clothes right now. But I just can't get the Altuzarra collection for spring/summer out of my head. Especially the striped shirts, coolly unbuttoned for the runway, with draw-string pencil skirts. Paired with the pointy slingbacks it's what you might want to look like striding into a boardroom for a hostile take-over. [...]

oh lala

By Marlene | Published: 18. September 2013
As I'm refusing to store away my summer wardrobe and unpack my winter stuff, I'm wearing some amusing outfits at the moment. Today for instance I've got open-toed sandals on my feet, yet a scarf around my neck. Perhaps that way only my feet will catch a cold? Yeah right. Anyway, the scarf is a recent buy. I'd been flirting with a piece of cashmere from Lala [...]

basics: the white summer dress

By Marlene | Published: 17. September 2013
So I'm sitting here wearing woolen socks, asking myself: how did this happen? It can't possibly be fall already, can it? I was on Majorca only three weeks ago. Fine, four weeks ago. In 33 degree weather! And now it's dark outside at 7pm, I fired up the heating for the first time last night and in the supermarket the crates of strawberrys have been replaced [...]