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By Marlene | Published: 20. June 2011

I’ve been looking forward to taking these pictures for a long time. In fact, there isn’t a wardrobe I’ve been wanting to photograph more. Okka and I have known each other for close to eight years. A lot has happened in that time. We moved cities. We met the men in our lives. She had her daughter Fanny and I became a godmother. Okka is no longer the blonde girl with the headband and baggy jeans that stood in front of me at our first meering all those years ago.

Who we become reflects what we wear and I think her wardrobe is “grown-up” in the best sense of that word. She doesn’t follow trends. She’s found out what suits her. She loves a good blazer (and I think you definitely have to get a bit older to appreciate a good blazer). It’s a classic wardrobe, with lots of navy, white and black, with as many blouses as men’s shirts – and enough striped t-shirts to dress the entire Breton fishing fleet. If she wasn’t such a great friend, I would’ve stolen her Louis Vuitton bag a long time ago.

I can only hope that my pictures show how enviably good-looking all the rest of it is, too.

So, from the gold-buttoned Theory blazer to the Repetto sandals, the Hermès scarf to the Vanessa Bruno blouse, her favourite fragrance to her grandmother’s necklace, these are some of her favourite things:

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  1. ALMA
    Posted 20. June 2011 at 17:15 | Permalink

    Wunderschöne Fotos – und diese tolle Tasche!

    • Marlene
      Posted 20. June 2011 at 18:29 | Permalink

      Man muss sagen: das ist DIE Tasche.

      Freut mich, dass du die Fotos magst. Danke!

  2. Penélope
    Posted 20. June 2011 at 22:44 | Permalink

    L O V E*

  3. Virginia
    Posted 22. June 2011 at 10:23 | Permalink

    Super schöner Stil. Ahnt man ja schon, wenn man Okkas Blog liest (den ich SUPERTOLL finde!). Repetto Shoes sind huiiii wundervoll und ich hoffe, beim nächsten Verkauf von Les Composantes auch etwas ab zu bekommen. Toller Post Marlene, ein Traumkleiderschrank, Okka.

    happy day,

    • Marlene
      Posted 22. June 2011 at 16:06 | Permalink

      Das sag ich ihr, dass du das gesagt hast! Hehehe. Freut mich, dass ihr Kleiderschrank noch einen Fan mehr hat. Er hat’s verdient.

  4. Hanna
    Posted 22. June 2011 at 12:42 | Permalink

    Wie alles an diesem Blog ist auch dieser Beitrag ganz hervorragend. Sehr schön zum Um-die-Arbeit-rumdrücken.

    • Marlene
      Posted 22. June 2011 at 16:05 | Permalink

      Hanna! Danke! Das Blog zu schreiben eignet sich ebenfalls schön zum Um-die-Arbeit-rumdrücken.

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