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Category Archive: street style

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!

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]