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The organic white top

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 29 April, 2015

Dreams through a lens

Tonight we are going to the presentation of Kappahl’s new collection made entirely of sustainable materials. The collection has been captured by the photographer Mary McCartney that I had the great pleasure to interview earlier this spring. The top I’m wearing in this picture is one of my favorites from the collection. This summer I’m pairing it with vintage jeans and sandals.

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Topp, KappAhl. Jeans, Vintage.


The striped sweater

Posted in Buy less, choose well
by Emma Elwin on 29 April, 2015

My number one garment

1. Lindex. 2. H&M. 3. Chinti and Parker. 4. Margret Howell. 

The garment I have come to almost abuse. The striped sweater is the garment I wear the most! Here are four sustainable striped sweaters that I would recommend!


The sustainable guide in Styleby

Posted in Style
by Emma Elwin on 28 April, 2015

How to build a sustainable wardrobe

In this issue of Styleby I have had the great pleasure to write a guide how to build a sustainable wardrobe. You will also find a great vintage guide made by the master of vintage shopping, my amazing Make it last partner Lisa. You’ll find the magazine out in stores now!


Recommended reading

Beauty — 28 March, 2017

How do you #LiveRAW?

Did you know that your hair can be the start of a more sustainable lifestyle? Join the movement!

Beauty — 28 March, 2017

Sustainable checklist: 15 ways to #LiveRAW

There are many little things you can do to #LiveRAW. Check out our sustainable checklist!

Style — 28 March, 2017

"We need to change the way we interact with nature"

Tretorn and Naturkompaniet joins forces to enable a more sustainable brand-to-retailer experience. The result: A rain jacket from the sea.

Filippa K Circle — 27 March, 2017

"We have to change. I’m an idealist so I believe we can do it"

Filippa K Circle invites inspiring people to share their current mindsets. This week, artist Christiane Spangsberg shares her thoughts.


This week we are featuring a great pasta recipe. Bon apetite!

Every other Monday I’ll share some dinner inspiration from my favorite source, Meat Free Mondays a organization that believes that one day of the week makes a differens. This week we are featuring a great pasta recipe. Bon apetite!

DINNER – SICILIAN CAULIFLOWER PASTA

Sicily was ruled by Arabs in the tenth and eleventh centuries and their culinary legacy lives on in the use of ingredients like saffron, raisins and pine nuts in the island’s cooking. Here all three are combined with the humble cauliflower to create a memorable pasta dish.

Serves 4

a pinch of saffron strands

1 small-medium cauliflower, chopped

into small florets

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 onion, finely chopped

2 fat garlic cloves, crushed

a pinch of crushed dried chilli

50g raisins

50g pine nuts

2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste

1 bay leaf

400g wholewheat mafalda corta

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 rounded tablespoons freshly chopped

flatleaf parsley

freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan, to serve

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Soak the saffron threads in 2 tablespoons boiling water and set aside. Cook the cauliflower florets in a large pan of boiling salted water for about 4 minutes until tender. Scoop the cauliflower out of the pan, drain and set aside, and reserve the water. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat until tende but not coloured.

Add the garlic and chilli and cook for a further minute. Add the raisins and pine nuts to the pan and continue to cook until the pine nuts are toasted and lightly golden. Add the cauliflower, steeped saffron, sun-dried tomato paste and bay leaf to the pan along with 150ml of the cauliflower cooking water. Season and cook over a low-medium heat for about 5 minutes, lightly mashing the cauliflower with the back of a wooden spoon to make a sauce and adding more water if necessary if it starts to look dry. 

Meanwhile cook the mafalda corta in the cauliflower water according to the packet instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cupful of the water and tip the pasta into the sauté pan with the cauliflower sauce. Add the lemon juice, chopped parsley and stir to combine. Add some of the reserved water if needed. Serve with lots of freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan.

Taken from Meat Free Monday Cookbook, foreword by Paul, Stella & Mary McCartney. Published by Kyle Books, priced £19.99. Photography by Tara Fisher.

Get your own copy of the cook book here!


Back to basic

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 27 April, 2015

I'm so restless

One of my favorite combinations right now is a simple white t-shirt and a pair of well tailored slacks. It’s quite an effortless, timeless look and it’s super comfortable, which is the only thing I look for in clothes nowadays. Since I’m so restless I could not help but wearing the outfit with a pair of sandals the other day at the office.

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T-shirt, Gina Tricot. Trousers, Filippa K. Sandals, ATP Atelier. Bag, Givenchy. Watch, Rolex. Sunglasses, Ray Ban. 

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This is a part of the collaboration with Gina Tricot. 


The art of weekending

Posted in Lifestyle, Style
by Emma Elwin on 25 April, 2015

Today I'm hanging out with Hemingway on my balcony.

Today I’m hanging out with Hemingway on my balcony, longing to spend time at sea. Summer is finally here! The towel is from Tôteme.


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