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fall favourites

By Marlene | Published: 3. November 2014
Golden leaves, hot chocolate on the sofa, stews that last for days and a soft light that makes everything and everyone look better – this is the time of year when I forget what winter is like in Berlin, because fall is putting on a magic show. Soon enough, I’ll have to think about wrapping myself in ten layers of thermal underwear, but for now I’m enjoying [...]

the glow

By Marlene | Published: 8. May 2014
A couple of months ago James asked me if I enjoyed being pregnant. I was confused why he’d think that I didn't. Well, he said, I talked a lot about how uncomfortable I felt, moaned about the dark circles under my eyes, complained that I didn’t fit into any of my clothes anymore and how much weight I had gained. He thought that was strange. Because what [...]

perfect denim

By Marlene | Published: 11. June 2013
The perfect jeans? That was Okka's question to me. Oh my. There are days when my answer would be: They don't exist! Because I've just tried nine different fits in three stores and you know what? None of them made my legs and bum look like I imagine they should look. But there are also days when I do a little jig in the changing room because I found them: [...]

a week in fashion #82

By Marlene | Published: 13. January 2013
*Berlin Fashion Week is two days away and since I'm somewhat doubtful that the outside temperature will change from -8 to +28 degrees before then, my wardrobe choices feel, well, limited. I'm trying to see the positive: Less choice means less fretting. I will mostly be wearing this coat from Cos, which seemed like an extravagant buy at the time - it's warm [...]


By James | Published: 10. November 2011
Too often designers think that just because the view out the window is gloomy, we should also be wearing clothes in a muted palate. Remember last winter? When the stores were full of everything you wanted, just as long as you wanted it in black, grey or navy blue? Thankfully this autumn it's a little different. There are some amazing colours available, [...]
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