"While we may come from different places and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one." - JK Rowling
I am so tired of reading the news everyday to find that the world is growing darker. There were no terrorist attacks in Sweden earlier this month as you all probably know by now. It was a rather strange thing to say in a speech considering there was absolutely no truth to it. One might ask why this man has to tell lies to prove a point? It is my belief that the truth is generally preferable to lies. Especially for someone that, for the time being, holds the position of president for one of the largest countries in the world. Today I had to remind myself of something a very clever, wise woman wrote, “It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated. We need to now, more than ever, stand up for what brave women and men have been fighting for. We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.”
It has been such an amazing experience to get to draw these clothes and to create something that is sustainable and organic. I have loved every second of it! But most of all I have loved to design for the people I admire the most, mothers, to make something for us feels like an honor. I really hope you like the result and if you have any questions about the collection please let me know!
Today we are showing the collection that I made for Boob here in Stockholm. If you would like to see the collection up close before it is released online on 1 March you should come by! Here are all the details for the event.
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Shirt, secondhand Boomerang. Jeans, Acne Studios. Shoes, ATP atelier.
The other day I got sick of just wearing black and dark colors. I find it funny how wearing bright colors can make you feel a bit… Lighter? Happier? Do you know what I mean? Having a 7 month old baby that eats only orange food (love carrots and mango) means that wearing white is not ideal, but I am somewhat of a master of a stain-removing master after learning all there is to know about garment care from our care guide. What are your best tips for getting rid of stains?
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When I was pregnant, I always pictured myself making my baby’s food from scratch. But when Dylan started eating solid food the thought of making it myself felt a bit scary. What would I make him? What should babies eat at first? How do I make sure he’s getting all of the necessary nutrients? I probably made the process of making Dylan’s food a lot bigger in my head, but that’s what new moms do, right? Making food for your baby is not only cheaper than buying it ready-made but it’s also a great way make sure that they’re getting pure, healthy ingredients without preservatives.
Anyway, I overcame my fears a few weeks ago when I found this recipe for millet porridge! It’s very simple, healthy, and Dylan loves it! Now, before you write it off as being too much work, I say try it just once. Nowadays I make a bigger batch of both the jam and porridge because it stores well and can be reheated. I make enough for myself because it’s delicious for breakfast. Both the millet and the apricots contain a lot of iron and zinc, crucial minerals for babies 6-months and older (they’re also excellent for tired mothers!).
I’m pretty sure the blender I use was designed for new parents! It’s super silent but still effective enough to blend a number of ingredients so you can use it when the baby is sleeping without worrying about waking the little one up. I also love that the pitcher is made out of glass! It comes with extra gear so that you can use it to make juice, crush ice and chop onions. What more can you ask for? The recipe for the porridge is below. Send me your baby food recipes if you have them!
2 dl of water
1/2 tablespoon rapeseed oil
3 tablespoons crushed millet grain or millet flakes
Bring the millet flakes to boil in water and simmer for a few minutes. When the porridge is ready, add the oil and stir. Pour the porridge into the blender and mix until smooth.
10 dried apricots, soaked
1/2 tsp rose hip shell flour
1 tablespoon of lemon
Put soaked apricots, strawberries, apple, rose hip shell flour and lemon into the blender and blend until smooth. Add some water if you want the consistency to be thinner.
This is a collaboration with Bosch.
Outside my window there is a snowstorm and I am wearing woolen socks and my biggest knitted sweater. Still, I can not help myself but to browse Tredera Trend for finds and dream about the spring sun, green grass and birdsong…
So much has happened in Dylan’s development in the past two months! All of a sudden he is way more of a toddler than a baby. He’s already crawling around and climbing on everything he can and he loves feeding our dog Stella these little puffed corn doodles every chance he gets (Stella is of course thrilled by this). What was just a little bundle is now a person that has favorite songs and likes to play the piano. His independence is just so wonderful to watch.
I was talking to a friend the other week who has a daughter that is a month older than Dylan. We talked about how – not so long ago – that time where we were stuck in bed nursing a new born felt like it would never end. But it did! And how much we wished that we’d known it would end so we would’ve enjoyed the first months a little more! Looking back now I almost miss him being this teeny, tiny fragile little bundle completely dependent on me.
"I had my ups and downs, but I always find the inner strength to pull myself up. I was served lemons, but I made lemonade" Hattie White
This morning I woke up with a anxiety and a creeping faint feeling. I have not felt that in a long time, I think I have been to busy lately to feel anything. The world I is changing so fast right now. White stupid men I trying to lead people in the wrong direction using fear and lies. I needed some inspiration to not fall in to that black hole of hopelessness. I needed to hear the voice of someone that can always sing away the darkness. I put on Freedom from the Lemonade album on and all of a sudden I was writing a list of what I can do to make a differens thinking that I can not just sit quietly to watch things crash and burn. Where do you go when you need to reload. When you need to get your strength back? I feel powerful when I have a pen in my hand or when I look trough the lins of my camera. When I hear or see someone using their creativity to make a difference I get my hope back.
After two days of sunshine I'm sure summer is here.
Old shirt from Acne Studios and trousers from Tradera Trend collection.
It has been two days of sunshine and I am already unboxing my summer clothes. It is such a lovely feeling to unbox things that you had to put away to make place for ones winter wardrobe. I know that we have a few more months until it is really time jump in to my summer gear but stil I can not help to dream about wearing silky trousers like these and lose sheer shirts.
A sustainable match made in heaven.
I can finally show you all the collection collaboration I have created with Boob. The whole process has been so much fun. To create something from scratch really is such a amazing thing to be a part of. Also to work with a brand that has the same values as myself and Make it last make it a match made in heaven. You can see the whole collection and read more about the collaboration here!
Becoming a mother gave me that opportunity to make one of my dreams come true.
I am so exited to finally be able to share this amazing thing that we have been working on since I became a mom. It is a collaboration with an amazing sustainable brand called Boob. After high school I studied fashion design for three years and was dreaming about becoming a designer. But it was not until I became a mother and, thanks to that, meeting Mia, the founder of Boob, that I finally got the chance to turn that dream into reality. You can see all the photos from the press breakfast we had this morning here and I promise to post the lookbook pictures on the blog soon!
Emma swears she could style a striped sweater in a hundred different ways.
I think that I have found my achilles’ heel when it comes to shopping. I just can not get enough of striped sweaters. This one in particular might be the best one I’ve found yet! I love the big curved armes and the thick stripes. I thing I could style this sweater in a hundred different ways!
Today I am hoping to get my spring wardrobe in order! It’s going to be me, my wardrobe and a cup of coffee. That means spot cleaning, mending, brushing of dog hair and what not. I am hoping to find the time to give my shoes some love as well. I hope that in a future not to far away I will have these routines to take care of my clothes every Sunday. This stain soap is great for spot cleaning. It is both environmentally friendly and budget friendlyl. It is made with coconut oil and lemon that is a natural bleach.
Let's hope the sun is here to stay.
Since the past two days here in Stockholm has been sunny so I finally got to wear my sunglasses that I found on Tradera Trend. I have, as you probably learned by new, a weakness for simple classical stuff. And I dare say that these glasses fall in to that category. These past days in sunshine has been like seeing life from a different angle. It feels like my mind spent a week at a spa. The power of sunshine! I really hope that the beautiful weather continues.
I just could not help myself when I found this for Dylan to wear this summer the other day. I can already see him trotting around on the beach wearing it this summer.
Teething, crawling, sneezing and dreaming of summer.
Outfit, Tradera TREND.
I really can not wait until summer is here I we get to walk around barefoot again. The best feeling there is in my opinion! And if time keeps moving in this fast we will be in June tomorrow! But then time can go a bit slower again, please. Today I am hoping to get some knitting of the little rug for Dylans room done. Might be wishful thinking since Dylan’s teething, crawling and sneezing is keeping me quite busy already. He looks so funny with one little tooth, such a big boy now!
Emma is trying to kick start her immune system.
Like always I am teen year behind on new trendy things. The first time I heard someone talk about golden milk (a week ago) I thought Donald golden shower Trump was up to something disgusting again. I could not be more wrong, well not wrong about him doing disgusting things ever waken second but about the golden milk. The past week both Dylan and me have been sick. Again. So yesterday I tried to make this and hopefully kick start my immunsystem to work again. Have any of you felt that your immunsystem let you down post pregnancy? If you got any tips on how to improve it you are more than welcome to share!
This picture is from one week before I had Dylan
One week before I had Dylan I spent a day with Natalia and her husband Marcus taking these pictures. As you can see I was HUGE the summer heat made my feet look like the belonged to a hippo. But it was such a nice day I am so happy that we got the pictures. We I look at them now I can’t believe Dylan was in there. Crazy. Natalia just started this beautiful site called Motherhood filled with great tips and inspiration for both mother and child. See all the pictures and interview here!
Fotograf Marcus Ohlsson
Stylist Natalia Altewai
Makeup Josefine Sherdin
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