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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.


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

Style — 28 June, 2017

BRAND TO WATCH: By SP

By SP's "imperfect" jewellery is embracing differences and uniqueness.

Style — 22 June, 2017

Hedvig Palm: "Don't buy new things each season according to trend"

Every week, Filippa K Circle invites inspiring people to share their current mindsets. This time it's model Hedvig Palm.

Style — 21 June, 2017

BRAND TO WATCH: Peet Dullaert

Peet Dullaert's optimistic fashion is more elegant than Eighties.

Style — 19 June, 2017

The Edits: Sustainable Denim

Four sustainable jeans you need to know about!


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

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.


Sony challenges Emma Elwin to complete a series of extreme activities. During the challenges, Emma tests Sony’s products too see if they endure the rough conditions. Do the products stand the test – and, does Emma?

From spring 2015, Sony challenges Emma Elwin to complete a series of extreme activities. During the challenges, Emma tests Sony’s products too see if they endure the rough conditions. Do the products stand the test – and, does Emma?

Season one takes place far up north – Fjällräven Polar 2015 is a 300 km long winter adventure across the arctic thundra. Emma and the other participants sleep under the moon and steer a dog sled each from Signaldalen in Norway to Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lappland. Conditions are grim (a storm is coming!) and the right equipment is essential.

Season 01, episode 03: Losing track of time

It’s almost nightfall, and we have spent about twelve hours in a bus by the boarder to Sweden. Even though we were supposed to be on the sleds on the way to our first camp right now, the mood on the bus is quite cheerful. I’ve gotten to know most of the participants and learned how they’ve really been putting their neck out to get one of the spots on this trip. It strikes me how lucky I’ve been and what an honor it is to be one of the people on this bus.

After yet another hour, the road is no longer covered by snow from the storm. People cheer over the fact that we can finally start our polar expedition for real. Tonight we will sleep in a tent on a frozen lake.

As we get closer to Abisko, which is our new starting point, I can hear the dogs barking – they are restless after spending a whole day in the trailer. The chatter that has filled the bus until now is replaced with silence. We all start to quiet down. I mentally prepare how to pack my sled with tent, hob and sleeping bag, and I remind myself to have my big mittens around my neck just in case my hands will be too cold.

As I pack my sled, two of my dogs in the back of the line-up start fighting. Someone makes a strong roar and I get just as surprised as the dogs, who instantly stop to look at me, when I realize that ”roar” came from me. From that moment on I feel right at home. I successfully stop my dogs from fighting. I’ve never felt more ready for this adventure.

Five minutes later we are off. The darkness has put her veil over the mountain rage. The only sounds I hear is that from my dogs breathing, and that from the sled as it slides over the creaking snow. Other than that, there is not a sound as we cross the frozen lake with the name of Torneträsk. The stars are out and I am amazed by the complete calmness and beauty this winter land has to offer. As we go I start thinking about life at large and find myself in a
dreamlike state. Jan suddenly slows down – the night’s camp is just a few hundred meters away. How long have we been going? I have lost track of time.

At the campsite we start to prepare the dogs for the night. We dig down the anchor of their lines, heat their food and put their jackets on. After that our team gathers around the hobs to prepare dinner. The stars shine brighter than ever and just as our snow water starts to boil, the northern light shyly starts to climb up along the sky from the horizon. I remember reading somewhere that native americans used to call the lights the ”Dance of the Spirits”. I would like to think this is what it is.

#activewithsony
#thesonychallenges
#fjallravenpolar2015

Watch the Fjällräven video from day three here!


Organic cotton

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 23 April, 2015

A sucker great stapels

I have for the last few years been such a sucker great stapels, aseptically for striped sweaters. I just can’t get enough of them! This is a favorite of mine made of organic cotton and has, in my books, the perfect stripes.

 

Hat, Hattbaren. Sweater, Gina Tricot. Jeans, Acne Studios. 

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This is a part of the collaboration with Gina Tricot. 


How to build a long lasting wardrobe

There are definitely front runners within the fashion industry, when it comes to dealing with issues of sustainability in modern and relevant ways. In Sweden, Filippa K is really stepping up to the task of developing their business model towards a longer-lasting one. Their recently launched initiatives are impressive – and that’s why we are so happy to host an event with Filippa K, to talk about these new concepts: the Front Runners pieces (a shirt, a top and a dress made of 100% renewable and natural Tencel fibres) and the Lease and Collect services, that allow you to rent garments for special occasions instead of buying new, and return old items to the Filippa K stores. 

On Tuesday next week, I’ll be guiding you to my favorite pieces from Filippa K and share my thoughts on style and how to compose a longer-lasting wardrobe. My colleague Lisa will talk to the ever-inspiring sustainability manager at Filippa K, Elin Larsson, about the concepts and what lies ahead for a company that wants to make a real journey – towards a more sustainable fashion future. 

Please join us, it’ll be fun! RSVP here www.filippa-k.com/se/makeitlast. Limited capacity! 


For some time I have been looking for a high quality comb. On that with the right care, will last a life time.

For some time I have been looking for a high quality comb. On that with the right care, will last a life time. After som research I found this one from Baxter of California. The company was founded 1965, so you think the should now what they are doing by now. The combs are produce there high quality combs made in Switzerland of cellulose acetate, which is one of the earliest synthetic fibers and is based on cotton or tree pulp cellulose.


The safari dress

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 21 April, 2015

My favorite dress right now

A sunny spring day like reminds me that summer is not far away. Since I saw this photo of Saint Laurent’s safari dress I haven’t been able to stop looking for a similar one. So my favorite dress in my wardrobe this summer is this safari inspired dress. I’m pairing it with sandals and for chilly summer nights – a big knit.

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Dress, Gant. Sandals, K.Jacques. Sunglasses, Rayban. Knit, Wood Wood. 

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The more you learn, the more you like the good feeling about caring

It’s a cold afternoon in February. I’m being led into a room at the Nobis hotel in Stockholm to interview the photographer Mary McCartney. It’s been a hectic afternoon, but the stress wears off instantly once I’m offered a cup of tea by Mary. She’s dressed in an elegant grey wool sweater and has a calmness to her that wears off. The stress and cold I felt rushing to the hotel is replaced by the ecstatic feeling of talking to a person about something that she’s really passionate about.

How did the collection with KappAhl come about?

– Well, the CEO of KappAhl is very interested in photography, and he had been to an exhibition of mine in Sweden. Then I met him with my agent in London and I think the fact that he knew me as a photographer, and that he knew I was interested in environmental issues, created the idea for this collaboration.

– After that I met with the KappAhl team for lunch and had a really great time. Then they came back to me and said that they where doing a sustainable collection and that they would like for me to come up with the creative idea of the campaign.

– As a photographer you don’t quite know what’s happening next, it’s always a new adventure, which I love. This was a new adventure, since I had never directed a commercial before. I found it quite interesting for a high street brand to take such an interest in sustainable fashion. It seems like that the KappAhl consumers are interested in it as well, which I think is really inspiring. You want more brands doing things like this, really.

Tell us about the inspiration behind the shoot.

– Since the collection is about the environment, and things sustainable, I wanted to come up with something about friendship, companionship and caring. I wanted it to be very warm; it’s very much about people you have in your life who you feel really strongly about; because I thought that kind of love of your friends and your community extends to being a love of the environment. KappAhl seems to be caring a lot about their consumers; knowing them and respecting them. That’s kind of where I started working, so it’s very much about friendship and comradeship.

”That kind of love of your friends and your community extends to being a love of the environment”

What has the creative process been like?

– Kappahl wanted my opinion and my view and they’ve been really good about that, considering they usually do a lot of their stuff inhouse. I went over to the head office twice to meet the designers and to see how the collection was coming along, so I got a visual of who everyone was and kind of what KappAhl stands for. I took that under consideration when making my suggestions.

How was it shooting the collection?

– It was good, actually. I had seen it all in bits and pieces, and when we starting doing the fittings to shoot I was really impressed, it all came together very well.

What’s been the most fun moment of this collaboration?

– I really liked filming. I liked the girl I used as my lead. I knew in my mind how I wanted it to turn out, and she really fulfilled that. All the planning was fine, but when I was actually filming was when I was the most happy. I would definitely consider doing it again, I felt much more comfortable filming than I might have been expected I would.

How have the responses of the collaboration been so far?

– So far so good. I think it’s a good fit and I think we all get along really well, there has not been any big dramas or anything like that. The atmosphere has been very good. I felt that I ddin’t want to overcomplicate it. It’s been a natural process and I have not tried to come up with anything too clever, rather sort of trying to make it nice and about emotion and about people.

Do you have a favorite piece from the collection?

– That shirt dress with the blue pattern is one of my favorite pieces. It’s not that kind of textile I would get bored with. I like blues. The design is flattering, it’s got a nice shape to it but it’s not too tight fitting. I think you’d feel good in it. I like to wear things rather than things wearing me. I think this collection really does that.

What’s your best tip to lead a more sustainable lifestyle?

– I find it very hard to live a sustainable life, actually. I mean, I try to do it but I know I’m not perfect. I just try to be aware of what I do and what impact I have. Trying to have things that I can keep for a long time. And not have things that I’m going to dispose immediately.

– I’m trying to buy fair trade as well. The more you learn about it the more overwhelming it is. Like “oh I bought organic, but I didn’t realize I need to do fair trade as well”. The more you learn, the more you like the good feeling about caring.


Flower whip

Posted in Beauty
by Emma Elwin on 19 April, 2015

I finally found a way to get my curls looking there best! The recipe spells Less is more and no shampoo.

Flower Whip and Tangerine Curl Balm, both Less is More.

I finally found a way to get my curls/waves looking their best! The recipe spells Less is more and no shampoo. Here are my two favorite hair products, both organic and smells delicious.


Refill

Posted in Beauty
by Emma Elwin on 18 April, 2015

My lash curler and mascara is pretty much the only thing I use now a days. I wish more companies would have refillable products.

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I’m so happy to find this refilable organic mascara from Kjaer Weis. That and my lash curler is pretty much the only thing I use now a days. I wish more companies would have refillable products.


Shorts weather

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 17 April, 2015

Knee high boots and a big knit

Since the weather does not yet allow one to wear shorts. I was cheating the other day and paired my shorts made of recycled polyester with a part of knee high boots and a big knit.

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Shirt, Filippa K. Sweater, Hunkydory. Shorts, Gina tricot sustainable collection. Shoes, Secondhand.  

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Sony challenges Emma Elwin to complete a series of extreme activities. During the challenges, Emma tests Sony’s products too see if they endure the rough conditions. Do the products stand the test – and, does Emma?

From spring 2015, Sony challenges Emma Elwin to complete a series of extreme activities. During the challenges, Emma tests Sony’s products too see if they endure the rough conditions. Do the products stand the test – and, does Emma?

Season one takes place far up north – Fjällräven Polar 2015 is a 300 km long winter adventure across the arctic thundra. Emma and the other participants sleep under the moon and steer a dog sled each from Signaldalen in Norway to Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lappland. Conditions are grim (a storm is coming!) and the right equipment is essential.

Season 01, episode 02: The complete white out

It’s early morning in Sigtuna. After a restless sleep I am sitting in the dining room staring at my sandwich. In less than an hour we’ll be on our way to Signaldalen in Norway to start our final training. Last night we got divided into groups and I had the great pleasure of being part of team UK, with the brits Greg, Tom and Charlie.

Two flights and one bus ride later we arrive to a lanscape with white majestical mountains rising up in to the sky and fjords with turquoise water. You can see traces of the avalanches that have buried the road several times this winter, the bus driver happily informs me. I find myself wondering if one could escape an avalanche in a bus like this…

The rest of our day is spent gathering our equipment and getting a final lesson in how to use our gas stoves and rise our tents. We’re also introduced to our teams guide and mushers Jan. He quickly shows us how to use the sled and anchor. I keep thinking that it’s amazing that they are actually going to let us drive these sleds after a 10 minute run down of the technical details.

We go to sleep in a hut with a big fire place in the middle of the room. The next morning my hair smells of burned wood as I wake up an hour before my alarm. My anxiety has now turned into excitement. After a quick breakfast and another bus ride, we arrive to the sound of two hundred dogs barking of excitement. Completely overwhelmed I am introduced to my eight dogs. Some are grey and look like wolves, others are black and white and look like collies. My heart, much like the dogs’, is racing with excitement from the prospect of finally going into the woods.

Because of the storm above the tree line the plans change, and instead of making it to first camp we are going on a short trip, so that everybody will get to experience the storm on the mountain.

All of a sudden the dogs are in their harnesses and the sled is packed. My dogs are let off the anchor, and once again my heart is racing. I’m am struck by the power of the dogs, their strength is overwhelming and I can’t help but pressing the break a bit more. After ten minutes on the sled, breaking is the last thing I want to do. I keep catching up with our guide Jan, and can’t wait until we are past the slope path up the mountain so that I can go even faster.

What hits us 10 minutes later, once we leave the comfort and protection of the forest, is something I’ve never experienced before. All of a sudden I can hardly see Jan’s sled in front of me, and it fells like we’re in the eye of the storm. This is what they call a “white out”, the newly fallen snow is hurled up by the wind and mixed with more falling snow and creates a white wall. The avalanches come back into my mind and at one point it strikes me that if we take one wrong turn, it might be fatal. The sound of the wind is overwhelming, and you can tell the dogs react on the storm as well. For about forty minutes we are struggling to get back to the protection of the tree line, and the whole time I get the same feeling I get when catching a wave surfing; an adrenalin kick by the force of nature.

#activewithsony

#thesonychallenges

#fjallravenpolar2015

Watch the Fjällräven video from day two here!


Organic t-shirt

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 15 April, 2015

Made from better cotton

I always have a really hard time finding t-shirts with prints. But last year at Way Out West I found this one made of organic cotton from Weekday, and it’s become my favorite t-shirt. It’s not so much the actual print but rather the fact that it’s made from better cotton.


Sony challenges Emma Elwin to complete a series of extreme activities. Season one takes place far up north – Fjällräven Polar 2015 is a 300 km long winter adventure across the arctic thundra.

From spring 2015, Sony challenges Emma Elwin to complete a series of extreme activities. During the challenges, Emma tests Sony’s products too see if they endure the rough conditions. Do the products stand the test – and, does Emma? 

Season one takes place far up north – Fjällräven Polar 2015 is a 300 km long winter adventure across the arctic thundra. Emma and the other participants sleep under the moon and steer a dog sled each from Signaldalen in Norway to Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lappland. Conditions are grim (a storm is coming!) and the right equipment is essential.

Season 01, episode 01: The calm before the storm

Where do I begin to tell you about this great adventure that I have had the great honor to experience? How will I ever be able to find words that can describe the music of two hundred dogs howling at dawn. Learning to depend on myself and how to make a fire with some bark, a fire stone and a knife. To see the great love between dogs and humans. How will I be able to find words that describe how it is to sleep under the stars while the northern lights dance over the sky? I’m not sure if I can describe these things. But I will try.

It’s with mixed feelings that I leave for the first day of education in Sigtuna. I’ve known about this trip for less than a week and I’m a bit nervous. A few questions are going through my head: Will it be too cold? Will I hate sleeping in a tent in the snow? What if I fall off my sled or somehow lose ALL of my eight dogs? Most of all I’m scared that I don’t know what I have gotten myself into.

We are 28 of us from all over the world who will make this journey by dog sled from northern Norway to Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden. One has never seen snow, another is scared of dogs. I realize that my anxiety is pathetic in comparison to theirs.

The day begins with some training by Fjällrävens’ product Development Manager Johan Skullman, who later on in the trip will be known by all the participants as MacGyver. The first thing he tells us is to keep hydrated. My first thought is: shit I’ve only had a coffee today. In the next break I go get a bottle of water and neck it.

Another secret of outdoor life is knowing how to dress to keep warm and not get wet in the cold. We talk about the art of dressing according to weather and needs. The quote “there is no bad weather, just bad clothes” seems to be more accurate than ever. After the lesson we are handed our equipment; my polar parka is like a dress on me and I feel a bit less anxious about the freezing part. After a dinner at the hotel we all go to bed and I fall into a restless sleep filled with dreams of snow and lost dogs.

#activewithsony
#thesonychallenges
#fjallravenpolar2015
Watch the Fjällräven video from day 2 here!

I'm celebrating spring by wearing all white

I am back home from one of the greatest adventures of my life. Later today I will share my first part of my Polar diary with you guys! Even though I miss being up north in a winter wonderland, being back to a Stockholm where the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming feels great! I’m celebrating it by wearing all white.

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Win an outfit from Gina Tricot

Posted in Advertorials
by Emma Elwin on 13 April, 2015

Gina Tricot's sustainable collection

As you may know, I love getting readers’ advice on how to lead a more sustainable life. Small everyday things like bringing a piece of trash everytime you leave a beach, bringing a cotton bag instead of buying a plastic bag when buying groceries, using a fruit facial mask instead of one with toxics and, of course, caring for clothes in less wasteful ways.

Please share your smartness with me by submitting your best green advice in the comments below! One of you will win an outfit from the Gina Tricot sustainable collection.

More info on Gina Tricot’s sustainable collection here.
The campaign!
Me talking about the future of fashion.
Me talking about a sustainable wardrobe.
Me talking about why I care about sustainability.

Make it last in collaboration with Gina Tricot.

Emil Fagander


Weekend inspiration

Posted in Interior
by Emma Elwin on 11 April, 2015

One of my favorite things around the house is this jewelry hanger that I got from my dad who is colorblind.

One of my favorite things around the house is this jewelry hanger that I got from my dad who is colorblind. In the beginning it was bright red with white dots on it. Didn’t really suit my bedroom so I painted it with some left over wall paint and put this little belt in the waist and it was ready to stand next to my bed and gard my favorite necklaces at night.


Since I'm such a denim girl this is one of my favorite looks

Here is a backstage picture from the Gina Tricot shoot. Since I’m such a denim girl this is one of my favorite looks. The set is made of Tencel, or lyocell (Tencel is the brand name), a soft biodegradable fabric made of wood pulp cellulose. Below is the campaign image.

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Read more about the collection here. And if you want to hear some of my Queen’s English (hehe), have a look at one of the videos where I talk about the collection and my passion for sustainable fashion. Links below.

The campaign! 
Me talking about the future of fashion.
Me talking about a sustainable wardrobe.
Me talking about why I care about sustainability.

Make it last in collaboration with Gina Tricot.


All around oil

Posted in Beauty
by Emma Elwin on 10 April, 2015

Did you guys see that very inspiring beauty story we posted last week? Well I though I would share my two favorite beauty oils that I bring with me everywhere.

Did you guys see that very inspiring beauty story we posted last week? Well I though I’d share my two favorite beauty oils that I bring with me everywhere.

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The first one is from Lernberger & Stafsing. I use this one on very dry and split ends, armbows and even knees. The other one is from Aesop, this one is lighter and I use it to style the hair when it’s newly washed in order to avoid frizziness and the get som weight in my curls.


I've styled my favorites from Gina Tricot's new collection of sustainable garments

Today I can finally show you the collaboration between Make it last and myself and Gina Tricot, showcasing Gina Tricot’s new collection of sustainable garments that I’ve styled my favorites of. The collection is really wearable and includes garments that I think will last over time, in materials like Tencel and organic cotton. The design has really managed to win my heart.

You can read more about the campaign here.

And we’ve put together a few videos where I talk about the collection and my passion for sustainable fashion. Have a look:

The campaign! 
Me talking about the future of fashion.
Me talking about a sustainable wardrobe.
Me talking about why I care about sustainability.

Make it last in collaboration with Gina Tricot.


Army cups

Posted in Interior
by Emma Elwin on 8 April, 2015

I found these old army cups in metal the other day and fell in love.

I found these old army cups in metal the other day and fell in love. The two that were a bit too rusty to drink out of are now serving as flower pots. The others are hanging on the kitchen wall waiting for a picnic in the park or a coffee on the balcony.


You know how the details lift an outfit?

You know how the details lift an outfit and make it into something more? A person that always has an eye for details when she dresses is my partner in crime, Lisa. This necklace combination is so inspiring for a person like me (who is terrible when it comes to accessorizing). But I truly want to be better at it! I love when you can spot a personality by looking at what jewelry she or he wears. Lisa is the perfect example of that. I might even have bought a similar fish tale… Thank you Lisa for great inspiration!


Summer dress feels far away

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 7 April, 2015

The perfect summer dress

This is a picture from last week. I love this timeless summer dress! For spring I’m going to match it with a chunky knit and Vans. And for summer in south of France I’m pairing it with a pair of sandals and a straw hat.

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Dress, Hunkydory. Shoes, Vans. Watch, Vintage Rolex. 

 


Pick of the day

Posted in Buy less, choose well
by Emma Elwin on 6 April, 2015

Spring jacket, Margaret Howell. I have the same problem every year when it comes to have a transition jacket in between spring and summer. But I think this one might be up for the job. I love the well tailored army feel it got to it!

Spring jacket, Margaret Howell.

I have the same problem every year when it comes to have a transition jacket in between spring and summer. But I think this one might be up for the job. I love the well tailored army feel it got to it!


Starting today 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 recipe by Paul McCartney. Bon apetite!

DINNER – SUPER VEGETABLE SALAD by Paul McCartney

Serves 4

This is a fantastic salad that can accompany whatever you fancy — here it’s served with tofu, but you could just as easily serve it with veggie burger or vegetarian sausages, as well as chips and new or mashed potatoes. You can also vary the steamed vegetables according to what’s in season.

28 cherry tomatoes
3 florets of broccoli
12 green beans, cut into 2cm lengths
2 carrots, peeled and siced into 2cm pieces
1 lettuce — I like Romaine
3 spring onions, finely chopped
100g polenta
a handful of chopped herbs of your choice
250g tofu, cut into slices
olive oil for frying

For the dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
1 teaspoon maple syrup (if you like a bit of sweetness)

Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6 and roast the cherry tomatoes for 10 minutes.
Cover the bottom of a pan with cold water and place a steamer above it. Put the broccoli, green beans and carrots in the steamer, turn the heat on quite high and steam for about 15 minutes, occasionally prodding the carrots with a fork to see if they are done. Some people like them slightly crunchy, others prefer them a little softer.

While the vegetables are steaming, make a salad with the leaves and spring onions.
Combine the polenta and herbs in a bowl. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Dip the tofu in the polenta mixture, then fry until golden.

Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing, but only pour over at the last minute.
Assemble your meal by first putting the salad on the plate, then the warm vegetables and finally the tofu. Pour over the dressing then add a little seasoning sauce such as Braggs or a sauce of your choice.

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

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I'll use these trays in my bathroom – to decorate my shelves of beauty-chaos.

I found these old silver trays at a second hand store for almost no money at all. I’ll use them in my bathroom – to decorate my shelves of beauty-chaos. I got three different ones – one for skin care, one for hair products and one for make up. Besides being beautiful they truly make me want to keep my bathroom neat and clean.

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The shirt dress

Posted in Outfits
by Emma Elwin on 3 April, 2015

I love the 70's feel to them

My favorite thing to wear on holiday is a simple quite long shirt. When I found this from the very sustainable brand Boomerang. It was love at first sight. Lisa was kind enough to let me borrow her amazing Chloé sunglasses that makes me look like a mix in-between a alien and Iris Apfel. But I love the 70’s feel to them. Might have to find a pair of second hand sunglasses like these ones!

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Shirt dress, Boomerang. Sandals, K.Jacques. Sunglasses, Chloé.
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Wind, food and surf

Posted in Travels
by Emma Elwin on 2 April, 2015

Did you see the travel guide we made for Lanzarote? Here are some of my favorite pictures from our week in Famara in Lanzarote.

Did you see the travel guide we made for Lanzarote? Here are some of my favorite pictures from our week in Famara in Lanzarote.


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