Emma Elwin

Notes from a Swedish stylist

Flaws and all

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by Emma Elwin on 17 February, 2016

What makes me feel optimistic

Today I woke up with a question in my head: Why are people so quick to point out flaws in each other? I think it’s a habit that puts focus and energy on the wrong thing. If we would take that time and energy and put it to good use, such as solving an actual problem, that would take us further that standing around pointing fingers. Puh! Thank you for letting me clear the air. On days like this, when life is making you frustrated, I like to wear my favorite soft blue shirt, the color blue make me feel optimistic or something.


Shadi: Think of those people who are very fast to judge others and point fingers - that they own their own problems. Often it is a bad self confidence which make make them point out flaws. They are not feeling well and want others to feel bad too (makes a little bit of relief and not feeling so lonely in their bad mood). But remember - it is their problem - not yours! Even if it is not easy to just forget - just try to think that they are wrestling bigger problems inside themselves...Continue your excellent work of spreading facts about conscious fashion and being the fantastic role model that you are. You will occasionaly meet yealous people, mean people - do not care about them (they are not having the life they want, but the only person who can change it, is themselves). SO keep up the good work! We are a lot more people enjoying your blog and following your steps than those who are a yealous bunch. Warmest regards :0)
February 22, 2016

Frida: Jag känner samma! Vi borde peppa varandra mer och se till att heja på våra fellow medmänniskor. Livet trycker ofta ner oss nog som det är, vi behöver lyfta upp varandra!
February 19, 2016

Isabel: Seeing this amazing perfectly wrinkled shirt on you again, makes me think that if I buy one piece of clothing this spring, it should probably be a nice blue shirt from Gant… One to wear and tear and treasure for years to come! P.S.: Congratulations with the pregnancy. Looking forward for maternity fashion in a sustainable/minimalist way. I'm sure you'll inspire us once again.
February 18, 2016

Emelie: It costs so little to be nice! People tend to forget that. I belive what you're doing is a good thing, every little step leads forward.Although I still have problems with all the travelling by airplanes that we people do, not just you but me and everyone else... I love to travel too but it's giving me more and more bad feelings when I do. If you for example travel to Thailand it doesn't matter if you've spent one entire year recycling all your stuff... How to deal with it?
February 18, 2016

Be TheChange: I think what you guys are doing with Tradera trend, your flea markets and encouraging people to buy second hand is great! That’s a lot more effort than any other fashion blogs do! The contradiction comes when you link yourself to big brands like H&M and Gina Tricot, being their front face. Brands like these are steered buy profit and lowering costs, that’s just the way it is, and they will always look for ways to increase fast consumption, reduce costs by using cheap toxic materials and yes use cheap labor in 3rd world countries. You are better than this and I am sure know better. Encourage, collaborate and profile small scale, hand-made brands. Break the bounds with the big chains, they need to learn they can’t get away with 10% or even less sustainable production. Any effort is good and you guys are on the right track, so keep up the good work! 
February 18, 2016

Ecuestre Hipica: We wasted energy, not making happy to the special people in our lives.
February 18, 2016

Sam: So true. Also completely tired of this attitude. But honestly, it says more about those people than about those focusing on the positive things. I guess it makes them feel better to point out other's flaws, instead of looking at how they can improve their own life and their contribution to this planet. Apparently it's easier for them to hate on others than to love themselves. They really aren't worth the attention.
February 17, 2016

Hanneke: I am sorry you feel this way. I wanted to comment on your last post, as I felt some of the comments were really harsh. I just want to say that every little thing towards sustainability matters and I really enjoy the content of your blog. Everybody gets discouraged or overwhelmed sometimes, but you know the impact of just picking up one piece of trash a day! Even more if you teach you child to do the same!
February 17, 2016

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