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Emma Elwin

Notes from a Swedish stylist


It’s the season of giving. I feel, more than ever, that time is what I will enjoy both giving and receiving the most. It’s been a busy fall and I crave some serious quality time with my family.

Time, and a few well-chosen gifts. This week, the plan is to get some precious gifts for our loved ones. I really like the idea of life gifts instead of Christmas gifts. I think there’s something precious about the tradition of giving that I don’t want to give up, but obviously, I can do without conspicuous consumption and buying weird things that’ll be used once or twice just because “I have to”.

Life gifts are all-time favorites that fit into the life of the receiver, perhaps enhance it or make it a little easier. I love giving everyday things that are sure to be used–perhaps something yummy eatable; perhaps something that makes a grey December day a bit easier.

After having worked continuously with SKIN TREAT for this whole year, I’ve really been able to identify some favorite highly effective beauty products for everyday use–made in my neighborhood (!) from plant based sources and potent organic ingredients.

I would highly recommend these three products for anyone you love. Perhaps they suit as last minute sustainable gifts for someone you haven’t figured out what to get yet?

SKIN TREAT Brightening Vitamin C Face Elixir
SKIN TREAT Multi-Action Face Wash
SKIN TREAT Deep-Hydrating Hand Cream

Either way, I hope you will get some of that precious time with your loved ones. Talk soon!
In paid collaboration with SKIN TREAT.

Getting Ready for Portugal 

Posted in Beauty
by Emma Elwin on 16 June, 2019

I can’t believe it’s only two weeks until I’m leaving for Portugal for five weeks The summer holiday is a big thing for me nowadays. My traveling patterned has become different from when I was younger and went on shorter trips for work or pleasure all the time. Nowadays, we tend to stay at home or at least in Sweden during terms, and I never thought I would say it, but I prefer being at home. But then we go big for summer – the last few years we’ve been in Biarritz, surfing and just living an easy life, but this year we’re going to Portugal where my parents have bought an apartment. I’ve heard it’s fantastic, and the surf is good too.

I always start my count down pretty early before we leave, maybe two months… three? Already then, I start thinking about what to bring (actually I think about that all year). I start working out specifically to benefit my surfing (those paddling arms), and I go through routines to prepare my body and my skin for a new setting and a different climate.

One of the routines that I’ve come to love is that of which my long-term collaboration with Skin Treat has allowed me to indulge in. Skin Treat, as you probably know by now, is a 100 percent vegan skincare brand with key active ingredients from organic farming. The products are naturally gentle but at the same time effective.

Right now I enjoy giving special attention to my body by scrubbing, exfoliating and moisturizing. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve never been so close to caring for my body as much as my face as I am right now. I’ve found a routine and it feels great. I’ll be ready for the beach in two weeks.

These are my essentials from Skin Treat right now, click on each product to find them on KICKS.SE.

 

Skin Treat Melting Sugar Body Scrub (200 ml), Skin Treat Perfection Body Elixir (100 ml), Skin Treat Bright Renewal Exfoliating Body Mousse, Skin Treat Instant Hydration Light Body Lotion


Vacation Ready with Esprit

Posted in Style
by Emma Elwin on 16 May, 2019

You can find the shirt to the left here, The detail picture is a press sample. 

This is a part of my ongoing collaboration with Esprit. We did our first project together this fall and have since met both in Stockholm and Berlin to create content focusing on their sustainability efforts. Earlier this spring myself and my Make it last co-founder Lisa participated in a panel debate on the future of fashion in general and the sustainable ambitions of Esprit in particular, it was a great talk. I tend to think longer, more integrated collaborations are more fruitful than one-offs. You get to know the brand, you get some insight into what the motivations and main challenges are.

Straw bag and shirt from Esprit. 

Anyway, Esprit is on a journey towards a more sustainable business model and they are working a lot with better materials as a part of this process. Nearly 70 percent of Esprit’s denim is made of organic cotton and recycled materials, to mention one. They also work a lot with for example Tencel and a material I’m increasingly interested in, Ecovero (it’s derived from certified renewable wood sources using an eco-responsible production process which meets high environmental standards).

Here are my favorite sustainable Esprit garments for this coming summer. I’m so excited to bring them to Portugal in a month or so. I love the shirt’s detailing and the bag is perfection! Which are your favorites? 

Top, trousers and dress from Esprit.

Follow Esprit’s sustainability work and shop the collection.
In collaboration with Esprit. 


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