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Emma Elwin

Notes from a Swedish stylist


Summer Surf Hair by Biolage R.A.W.

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by Emma Elwin on 31 March, 2017

A summer of surfing is in one way the highlight of the year for my hair, but at the same, the combination of saltwater and sun beats it up pretty badly. To keep it moisturized, I usually just treat the ends to some raw coconut oil, but this summer I’m going to try out the Biolage R.A.W. series. I’ve already been using the clay hair mask for three weeks, and I must say I love it!

Read more about Biolage R.A.W. here!


Grow

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by Emma Elwin on 28 March, 2017

Spring is approaching fast, so I spent the other day buying plants and seeds for the garden. My favorit one so far is this little lemon tree that I’ve temporarily placed in our living room window. The scent of the flowers makes me want to do a somersault—it’s truly amazing!
I even tried putting one of the flowers in some oil today, hoping that I’ll be able to make my own perfume. Might not work, but if it does, no one would be happier than me.
We also got cucumber, tomatoes and peppers, and as soon as the nights become a bit warmer, I’ll plant some sugar snaps too. I have to say it feels great (so far) to grow my own food. Before, I’ve only done some sprouting, so lets hope I’ll manage to keep these poor plants alive.


Now I remember

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by Emma Elwin on 27 March, 2017

Old ballet body and secondhand jeans.

A week ago I had breakfast outside on our deck, only wearing a vest. This winter, I have questioned our move to the countryside many times, but after spending that weekend in the sun on the terrace, I knew why we did it.


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Raw Hair

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by Emma Elwin on 26 March, 2017

Lately, I’ve been feeling this urge to clean, detox, re-do and just get myself into a more controlled and stylish state. Spring-cleaning we call it around here. So, the other day I paid my hairdresser Hannah a much needed visit. After a few minutes talk about cutting a fringe again, we decide to save that for fall and just cut off the split ends instead.
Hannah, who’s been cutting my hair for a long time, agreed on the fact that my hair is a lot stronger and healthier since I stopped coloring it. So now I think my dream of having “lord of the rings-long” elves hair might actually come true! That is, if it survives a month of surfing, sun and salt water this summer…


Happy Cleaning

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by Emma Elwin on 25 March, 2017

Clean bath, Pure effect.

I’m just about to embark on something I’ve never done before: cleaning with bacteria (!). I’ll try it this weekend and get back to you with the scoop.
Wish me luck!


Patches

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by Emma Elwin on 24 March, 2017

I love that some brands have started making patches! They are great when you want to patch over a hole, and you don’t have the skills or time to mend it with just needle and thread. Also, they’re a great way to make your shirt or jacket a bit more personal.

If you’d like some more inspiration on how to customize your shirt with embroidery, check out the shirts I made last year here!


Spring Inspiration

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by Emma Elwin on 23 March, 2017

These are the things that inspire me at the moment.
I love the combination of gold, hemp and beige cotton, and I’m obsessed with the thought of finding a vintage trench coat. I still haven’t gotten over the fact that I sold my ’60s Burberry that I wore in my early twenties. I was short of money and didn’t expect I would miss it as much as I haveneither that it would be so difficult to find another that suits me as well as that one did. So the hunt continues.
Also, I will definitely try and wear my Céline hair buckle on the side, like the beautiful girl in the picture!


Recycled Bag

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by Emma Elwin on 22 March, 2017

Bag, Granit.com

This is not just a bag. This is a hand woven, fair trade basket bag made out of recycled plastic. I couldn’t think of a better way to carry my things around in Biarritz this summer.


Edmund de Waal at Artipelag

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by Emma Elwin on 21 March, 2017

I’m very much looking forward to the opening of Artipelag’s major spring and summer exhibition, featuring Edmund de Waal and Giorgio Morandi. The British ceramicist and author, Edmund de Waal, meets renowned Italian painter, Giorgio Morandi, whose oeuvre largely consists of still life paintings of pottery. Really can’t wait to go and get inspired!


Speaker

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by Emma Elwin on 20 March, 2017

Speaker, Tivoliaudio.

I was so happy to come across this speaker that’s mostly made out of wood and organic textiles—happy, cause I don’t want more plastics in my home than necessary. I want to hang it on the wall, but haven’t found the perfect spot for it yet. So I’ll keep it here, on our side table, for now.


Organic Candle

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by Emma Elwin on 18 March, 2017

I’m always on the lookout for new organic scented candles. I came across this one the other day, and couldn’t resist trying it out. It’s from a brand based in our neighbor country Finland, and it smells wonderful! I love that it comes in a little woven basket, and so does Dylan who’s been playing with it for a good half hour.


My Kick Flares

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by Emma Elwin on 17 March, 2017

I’m very excited to let you know that the kick flare trousers I designed for Boob is going to be back in stock on May 4th! I’m so happy they turned out so well and pretty much live in mine. Yesterday I paired them with my new shoes and a black silk shirt—one of my favorite garments—for a look that’s relaxed yet stylish. Now I’m only counting down the days until the weather allows me to wear the loafers outside.


For Spring

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by Emma Elwin on 16 March, 2017

If you’re looking for a pair of timeless shoes for spring, I know where you might find them. These beauties come from the Filippa K spring collection, and I fell instantly for them. I often get the question: “How do you shop more sustainably?”, and one of the tips I always give is that you shouldn’t buy anything that doesn’t match what you already have. My rule is that new buys has to go with at least 10 other things in my wardrobe, and these loafers actually match pretty much everything I own. What are your rules when it comes to shopping?


Hemp and Cork

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by Emma Elwin on 13 March, 2017

Phone case, 654. Lips balm, Mádara.

This weekend has been the busiest ever. André and my dad spent most of Saturday putting our new floor in place. I will show you some pictures soon! I am so happy we have a wooden floor again instead of cold stone tiles. Especially since Dylan and I spend eighty percent of our day lying, crawling around and sitting on the floor. Last week I got this phone case from André made of cork, a great alternative to plastic, wouldn’t you say? I also found a remedy for my dry lips that feels and looks great. But best of all, it’s made of hemp!


Tofu and Black

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by Emma Elwin on 10 March, 2017

I’m so happy for the warm welcome that the collection I made for the maternity brand Boob has gotten from all over the world! It feels crazy and overwhelming, and I’m so happy that people seem to like it. Today I’m wearing the t-shirt and trousers from the collection.
Tomorrow I’m off to a new second hand furniture store that’s opened here in Stockholm, and will let you now if it’s any good. This weekend I would also love to learn how to make that palm leaf thing in the picture above. Anyone here who knows how to make them?
Happy Friday to you all!

T-shirt and trousers, Emma Elwin x Boob.

Each fragrance in the CLEAN Reserve collection is infused with sustainable ingredients. Several of the fragrances contain Ecocert materials and all of them are manufactured in a facility using 100% solar energy. The alcohol used is derived from corn and the incorporation of aloe to the formula adds a ”skin” feel when applied. The glass bottle is recyclable and the oak cap is made of wood from certified sustainably managed forests.

In other words, each CLEAN Reserve fragrance was created to remove the clutter, heaviness and complexity – so that all you’re left with is CLEAN.

Make it last lets some intriguing women wear their favorite scent from the collection, infuse it with individuality and tell us about their experiences.

What is your favorite smell? 
– When it comes to perfume I have always loved a sort of soapy smell, like a classic soap bar. But my favorite smell today is the neck of my baby.
Describe your relationship to perfume over your lifetime.
– Looking back I realize that I have always chosen a scent with a musk undertone. I have always liked to wear a light sent that still has a warm feel to it.
Tell us about a scent related memory that is precious to you. 
– When I was little my family and I would always spend our summers on a sailing boat. When we where sailing trough the archipelago we used this saltwater soap to wash the boat with. It had a woody citrus kind of scent and this to this day whenever I smell something similar it is like going back in time to those summer days at sea.
What does wearing a special scent mean to you today?
– Wearing a scent today is almost a bit ceremonial to me, I don’t wear perfume when I am home, which I am a lot right now as I’m on maternity leave, so putting in on to go out in the world feels symbolic, empowering. Almost like an armor.
How would you describe the CLEAN Reserve fragrance you’re wearing?  
– It is soft with a soapy flowery scent to it, it has a kind of salty sweetness to it that reminds me of summers at sea.
What does the CLEAN Reserve fragrance make you feel? 
– I feel happy, warm and empowered when I wear it.
What does this fragrance get you in the mood of doing? 
– It makes me feel like going to the southwest of France, walking in the sun in a white cotton dress!

Read more here.
In collaboration with CLEAN Reserve.


Beret

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by Emma Elwin on 6 March, 2017

Coat, Joseph/secondhand. Sweater and trousers, Lisa Yang. Shoes, ATP atelier.
Saturday I spent the morning looking for props for at shoot. Inspired by Diane Keaton I decided to wear my old beret.


Lunch for Two

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by Emma Elwin on 5 March, 2017

Me and Dylan are continuing our food journey, experimenting with what we might both like for lunch. Currently, sweet potatoes are our favorite. Dylan eats them steamed with carrots and olive oil that I blend until smooth. And for myself I bake the sweet potatoes in the oven with green kale topped with pomegranate, black pepper, sea salt and olive oil. It’s healthy, quick and delicious for both of us!


Kitchen Re-Make

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by Emma Elwin on 4 March, 2017

Last weekend I painted the first layer on our kitchen cabinets (they used to be a light-almost-violet-grey). The doors had a few dings but were otherwise in good shape so it felt wasteful to get new ones. A fresh coat of paint can give new life to something you considered old! I used linseed oil paint (chemical-free) and it has a beautiful shine. One liter is enough for our entire kitchen, so it’s also very economical. The only down side is that it takes 48 hours for the paint to dry… But given the upsides of the paint I find that a small price to pay. One more layer and the kitchen is done. I’ll make sure to post a before and after picture as soon as it’s done!

 


Yesterday?

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by Emma Elwin on 3 March, 2017

I had a look through Dylan’s “old” clothes the other day. The size of this onesie made me laugh. He is eight months old today and right now he’s walking around with his push-trolley talking to Stella who’s doing her best to keep out of the way and not get run over. I am still nursing him and actually dreading the day that stops, which is funny because in the beginning I felt so trapped by it. Now it is this quiet moment – the only one – when he is calm and still. He goes by the name Terminator because he’s more bulldozer than toddler. I like to think this is payback since I also was a handful for my parents too. But I really would not like him to be any different. To see myself in him is so weird and thrilling. Being a parent really is a blessing – even if some moments are tiresome you never think it is not worth it.


Dark Blue

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by Emma Elwin on 2 March, 2017

Old shirt and trousers.
I thought that I would give my self a challenge – I’d try to make as many different outfits as possible with just six garments. I wanted to see how creative I can be with my wardrobe. What do you think? Is that something you would like to see and read about? It would also give me a reason not to spend all day in my pyjamas…


Weekend Finds

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by Emma Elwin on 1 March, 2017

Last Friday I spent 7 hours painting our kitchen with white linseed oil paint. Sounds like a bit of a hustle but the result was worth the effort! I’ll get back to you with some pictures of the room. The thing with linseed oil paint is that it takes 2 days to dry, so we spent the weekend at André’s parents. While there, we paid the local flea market a visit and I found this ceramic vase and theses wooden knitting sticks. André found this beautiful teapot that almost looks like it’s made of wood. I really love to go treasure hunting in flea markets. Next weekend I am hoping to find a living room table at a market here in Stockholm.


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