Hi there! My name's Marlene. I'm based in a picturesque medieval city just outside of London, U.K but am originally from Borneo and New Zealand. I'm a self professed Francophile with a love for French clothes, shoes and bags but with the taste buds of an Italian. I subscribe to a minimalist and pragmatic approach to editing my wardrobe, preferring quality over quantity with the emphasis on affordability. I enjoy fashion but I'm also unapologetically driven by comfort and practicality. I am allergic to pretentiousness, rudeness and dust.
I have the attention span of a gnat so please don't be surprised if I flit from topic to topic on this blog. I tend to waffle on about fashion, food, photography, lifestyle and travel. I run an online consignment store which specializes in designer bags (my one big addiction). I'm also a copywriter and editor at www.swoon-mag.com and freelance as a photographer. You can contact me here at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Disclaimer: 10% of all proceeds earned from this blog, Swoon Mag and consignment is donated to various charity organizations - namely, Women's Refuge (local), Tear Fund, LOVE 146 (charity working to prevent child trafficking internationally) and local churches within Hampshire. Thank you for your continual support.