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Today's challenge is Go heat free – save your hair from damage and conserve energy. Here’s how Emma and Lisa interpret the challenge.

Lisa Corneliusson

“As you might have picked up reading yesterday’s post, I don’t spend a lot of time on my hair, and blow-drying and styling it is definitely not one of my habits. I’ve never owned a hair-dryer other than one that I must have stolen from my mum when I moved out a hundred years ago, it’s one of those travel size ones and it would probably take four hours to get my hair completely dry with it. This DOES actually pose a problem sometimes, living in ice cold Sweden where wet hair actually freezes in the winter. But I just put a wool hat on and hope for the best.
Every time I’ve been in a situation where someone else styles my hair – at the hair-dressers or at a shoot – I’ve felt awkward about it. As soon as I turn the corner from the hair-dresser I obsessively grease my hair with some oil or something. It’s a little wearing any kind of coloured lip product – it’s just not me. I still remember one time when I was invited to talk about the new school grading system at a news show on TV when I was like 12. Have you guys had your hair and makeup done for TV? Hahahaha. It’s hysterical, it’s like getting a mask. I looked as if I was about to Dance with the stars.”

Emma Elwin

“I have tried for the past years not to use any heating tools to style my hair. At first it was just for my hair’s sake, to save the quality of it, and that is still part of the reson today. But now I also love that I don’t need electricity to style my hair. So how do I style my hair without curling irons? I have tried many different metods and found that those long twisty hair curlers give my hair the perfect waves. Or like I wrote yesterday, sleeping with damp hair gives mine the perfect bed head curls.”


Aziza Azim is a fashion consultant and contributing editor to our sister site Space Matters. She is also one of the most loving souls in this world, believing every breath is the first and that we're all bits and pieces of each other. She is devoted to a life close to nature and counts her blessings every night before sleep. She also puts healthy living above things like fashion, and is always seeking to do things in balance with nature.
Her carefree relationship to style is a huge source of inspiration–as is her never-brushed hair. We asked her about her best beauty hack and the natural products she cannot live without.

How would you describe your relationship to your hair? How has it evolved over time?
– Growing up I had straight hair, but I remember dreaming of beach waves and after teenage years I got my dream hair! Power of thought!

What’s the best thing you’ve even done to your hair?
– The best thing I’ve done to it, is nothing. I’ve never died it, permed it, or done any of those chemical treatments.

What natural beauty product do you swear by?
– Coconut oil masks are wonderful during the winter time.

What’s your favorite beauty hack?
– If you want beach waves try beer on your hair, it will give you all the volume you need. I did that for a wedding (I do not like my hair done at hair dressers, hair dressers are only for fresh cuts). Wash your hair as you normally would, while in the shower, pour half a bottle of beer onto your hair massaging and lifting your roots, tie your hair in a bun and leave it for about 30 minutes. Damp it with a towel facing down and whip it! Trust me, you will not smell like beer. See beer has yeast and yeast gives volume au natural.

What’s your beauty philosophy?
– First and foremost our nature made sure the ocean does its magic. Swimming in the sea is a cure for your body. I live by the quote that “The cure for anything is salt water, tears, sweat or the sea”.

Follow Aziza here.

Further reading:

Insta stars, Elizabeth & Victoria Lejonhjärta, on their relationship to their locs 

Blogger and podcaster Josefin Dahlberg shares her daily hair routine

Model Cajsa Wassberg tells the story about when she shaved off her hair!

 


We find ourselves browsing the Swedish auction houses' fashion- and accessories catalogues more frequently than ever.

Hands down, we too spend most of our time on our phones fiddling around on Vestiaire Collective (and Tradera, of course). Lately we’ve been distracted though, by some Swedish auction houses stepping up their fashion and accessories game. At these sites, it is at least occasionally possible to buy a Chanel bag at a bargain price. Bukowskis and Stockholms Auktionsverk are also great sources of inspiration when it comes to interior design and art, while Kaplans is the master of watches and jewelry. Last week, Kaplans also hosted an auction with pieces from a great initiative called Library of Fashion – a pop-up store in Stockholm to which brands has donated clothes available for anyone to borrow.

Clockwise from left: Watch, Cartier. Bag, Louis Vuitton. Pendant, vintage. Pumps, Prada. Scarf, Hermès. Bag, Chanel.

 


Recommended reading

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Dreamy soaps from Tangent GC

Posted in Beauty
by Lisa Corneliusson on 8 February, 2017

With TGC100, Tangent GC ventures into the field of organic skin care.

The TGC100 series include four perfumed, organic soaps. They’re made in France with natural ingredients only; no colour, no preservatives, no petrochemicals. The soaps are infused with perfume oils:

TGC101 oud — generously wooden with resinous spikes.
TGC102 yuzu — a mineral-faceted citrus scent that lies between mandarin and grapefruit.
TGC103 burnet — a herbal and quite raw disposition, reminiscent of freshly cut greenery.
TGC104 tiaré — an intoxicating orchid air enveloped in vanilla musk.

Shop your favorite here.


Tradera Trend: Collection 1

Posted in Fashion
by Lisa Corneliusson on 2 February, 2017

Make it last proudly presents a collection of pre-owned luxury fashion items with Tradera.

Left: Parka, vintage. Top, Chloé. Shorts, Chloé. Sneakers, xx. Right: Jacket, JW Anderson. Skirt, Courrèges. Sandals, vintage.

As you may already know, Make it last runs a campaign site for Tradera, Sweden’s leading auction site. On Tradera Trend our editors daily scan Tradera for the best fashion auctions for you to indulge in. (Yes, it is dangerous.)

As fashion is in fact Tradera’s most popular category – and since an ever-increasing number of Swedes choose pre-owned fashion instead of new – we decided to extend our collab and launch a collection of selected pre-owned fashion together.

We’re very proud to present Tradera Trend: Collection 1 during Stockholm Fashion Week. It’s a collection of timeless but fun, non-forgettable pieces that we’ve found on Tradera over the years. It will be available for press and stylists to borrow during this spring – it’s our attempt of making pre-owned fashion more visible in fashion media. We hope you like it. Visit Tradera Trend to find your favorite pieces for spring.

ATTENTION, STYLISTS! Request pieces from the collection or flat shots by emailing info@makeitlast.se. We promise to get back to you shortly. 


Mara Hoffman making the shift

Posted in Style
by Lisa Corneliusson on 2 December, 2016

Brands aren't always founded on the principles of sustainability – but they can change. Mara Hoffman is our favorite example.

New York based womenswear label Mara Hoffman wasn’t founded on the principles of sustainability. Mara Hoffman founded her eponymous label in the year 2000, directly after graduating from Parsons School of Design.
But now, something is happening. This is from blog post from last month:

“We’ve been slowly changing how we’re doing things. We’re working with better fibers, improved manufacturing processes, and an evolved style. Our Resort Swim ’17 collection marks the best results of two years of very intense, behind-the-scenes work, and we’re extremely excited to share these fine fruits of our labor with you. We’ll keep the conversation rolling from here on out and share the why’s and how’s behind our brand shift.”

Is this not one of the most inspiring blog posts you’ve ever read? Read more about the brand’s shift here. And – it’s looking so good. Starting with the spring 2017 collection, online retailer of sustainable luxury Rêve En Vert will carry the brand – an acknowledgement that the shift is one to count on.

Check out the full spring 2017 lookbook here.

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