spruced by marlene


spruce v.intr. | to make oneself neat and smart in appearance |

My name is Marlene. I’m a journalist and if you had told me ten years ago that it would be my job to write about fashion one day, I would’ve stared at my run-down sneakers and whispered: Really? That would be, like, so cool! Although I’ve since learnt a few other words besides “cool” to describe clothes, I often still can’t quite believe I get to think about hem lengths and heel shapes for a living. I will occasionally write about my work here or link to one of my articles. Other than that spruced is where I tell stories about personal style, including my own, about fashion on and off the runway, about design and beauty, and sometimes just about life. I’ve made my home in Berlin with my two boys, James and Arlo.

I started this blog with James in 2010. Spruced is a solo project now. Of course, James still makes beautiful handbags and made-to-measure clothes and you can see and buy them on his website and from the online shop here. He also writes his own blog, which is here.

If you’re looking for me elsewhere online, I write a column for Slomo, in which I try to answer my friend Okka’s fashion questions in a way that makes me look like an expert. I spend far too much time on Pinterest. And perhaps you’d like to follow me on Instagram.

In August 2013 Spruced became a partner site of German VOGUE, which mostly means that I started practising poses like these.

Spruced is written in English and German. Because I like it that way.

COPYRIGHT: All images on spruced by Marlene Sørensen unless otherwise stated. If you would like to use them, please link back to the blog or, better yet, do the nice thing and ask me first.


  1. Janine
    Posted 14. February 2016 at 03:04 | Permalink

    Hallo Marlene,

    Ich habe gesehen, dass ihr den Cybex priam genutzt habt. Wart ihr zufrieden und kannst du ihn mit dem Joolz vergleichen ?

    Viele Grüße, Janine

    • Marlene
      Posted 15. February 2016 at 10:45 | Permalink

      Liebe Janine, sehr zufrieden! Aber das war ich auch mit dem Joolz. Beide zu haben war reiner Luxus, einer hätte auch gereicht 😉 Interessiert Dich etwas an den Wagen besonders? Dann kann ich vielleicht noch besser beraten… Liebe Grüße!

  2. Sara Pio
    Posted 11. April 2017 at 14:56 | Permalink

    Hello Marlene,

    I am contacting you from Paula Cademartori press office in Milan.

    I really would like to get in touch with you.

    Thank you!


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