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home story || the family room

By Marlene | Published: 9. October 2019
|| Advertisement ||contains affiliate links Last Friday morning I stood at the supermarket checkout, exitedly clutching a bunch of copies of the latest issue of Couch featuring our home story. Friday afternoon we went to the hardware store to buy some plywood and brackets for two new DIYs (I know it’s said that a relationship that survies IKEA can [...]

Wardrobe update || leather for fall

By Marlene | Published: 30. August 2019
The downside of spending even a little bit of time in Copenhagen, especially during Fashion Week: you immediately want to scandify your wardrobe. Wear long floating dresses with chunky trainers. Add layers of gold chains to a simple white tee and oversized blazer combo. Do the Pernille braid. The upside is that none of these things are particularly difficult [...]

How to travel with a carry-on only (and why I’ve taken to wearing a bum bag)

By Marlene | Published: 1. August 2019
Paid partnership with Maison Héroïne My parents still like telling the story of the time I almost missed the train to holiday camp in Denmark, because I was dragging a heavy suitcase behind me. Things didn’t really improve after that. I have gone travelling with idiotic amounts of beauty products, dresses that I didn’t even want to wear at home [...]

Hipster jeans – why? And other mainly important questions to ask yourself when you turn 40

By Marlene | Published: 30. July 2019
So of course I tried the FaceApp aging filter the other week (and, yes, I’m aware that the Russian state now probably has access to all of my data. But I immediately deleted the App!) (After I used it) (We’ll get to my grasp of technology later). I found the result more amusing than alarming, because how surprising is it that I will look like a dried [...]
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1 piece, 3 looks || the midi skirt

By Marlene | Published: 8. July 2019
The idea behind the 1 piece, 3 looks series was to get the most out of your wardrobe staples. That’s why quite a few of the pieces you can see here were already featured in part 1 and part 2. I really do wear the heck out of them. But besides a good ensemble cast you also need some principal perfomers. That’s how I try to approach shopping, when I’m [...]