Passati i tempi dei portapenne fatti con i rotolini di carta igienica e le costruzioni in argilla che i nostri genitori apprezzavano senza riserva, ricevere qualcosa fatto da qualcuno mantiene un'aura speciale. Fate una cosa FICA (cioè Fatta In CasA!), di questi tempi è quasi un gesto rivoluzionario!
Se a corto di tempo potreste preparare un vaso con gli ingredienti secchi e le istruzioni per preparare i vostri biscotti preferiti! Oppure una bottiglia con il mix di spezie per il vin brulè. Che vuole poi dire riempire un vaso con degli ingredienti pesati, non c'è dichiarazione di imbranataggine che regga!
Per i più pratici: Di labbra spaccate ne abbiamo? Regalate un *facilissimo* burro cacao fatto in casa con cera d'api e un olio a scelta, basta scioglierli a bagnomaria (la cera la trovate sfusa al @negozioleggero), versateli in un vasetto e voilà!
In alternativa avete mai pensato a preparare un mix di erbe secche dell'orto? Oppure regalare una bottiglia di nocino dello zio (magari non allo zio, ecco)?
Bando alle ciance, #mkesmthg !
I had an absolutely fab weekend @nativemakers! As usual @rosiedrakeknight did a sterling job of organising the whole shebang!....This week I’m cracking on with your orders and getting as many in the post over the next few days as possible. There’s a few ready to ship items on my website including this Tanzanite + 9ct Gold necklace that was getting a lot of attention at the Makers Markets because of its amazing blue/green/purple sparkle. There’s only one available, so if you’d like it, you might want to be quick*
Last night H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria made a beautiful fashion statement reusing a Nina Ricci gown previously worn by her mother Queen Sylvia at the Nobel dinner 1995. Another strong fashion statement was made by the Minister of Culture and Democracy @alicebahkuhnke who wore an incredible gown made by @remakesthlm - a fashion brand by Stockholm stadsmission focused on redesigning old garments. Both women made a clear statement: old can be just as beautiful as new or even more beautiful than new because it comes with its own story and doesn’t take the same toll on our planet.
We made our modest contribution to the sustainability of the dress choices last night and rented out twenty four beautiful gowns for the Nobel dinner 🙈💃🏻All these dresses came with their own stories too. Some of them have witnessed the wedding of our founder, some of them have been worn by powerful women entrepreneurs, by gala hosts, by Swedish startup gala organizing team, at countless weddings and PhD graduations. And yesterday each of those dresses added a new page to their story - the “festernas fest” like we call it in Sweden - the Nobel night.
What does this all teach us? Our fashion consumption rates are a real disaster for the planet and 70% of the environmental impact of a garment is coming from the way we choose to use it.
So thank you everyone who chose sustainability last night, who makes sustainable choices every day, who creates incredible sustainable fashion alternatives and contributes to reversing our consumption madness.
I’m just chill in my Joggers today @sarahsuedesign I have these in my fav colour 🖤🖤🖤🖤 Swipe to see my sweet momma ❣️ she was over yesterday helping me make the patterns and we managed to get all 6 pairs of jammies cut ✂️📍
“Made in Bangladesh” — after the collapse of Rana Plaza killing 1,134 people and injuring 2,500 the #BangladeshAccord on fire and building safety was put in place to make factories safe places for workers. This agreement is currently in risk of being repealed and allowing for the lack of fire safety and major structural hazards to continue, putting workers lives in jeopardy. !!!PLEASE take the time to petition this with the link in my bio. This is disheartening and something that will allow more Rana Plaza tragedies to take place, but we can stop it. #RanaPlazaNeverAgain#protectprogress
WOW! Thank you everyone for your support with my online holiday promo....you’re all amazing! 💕
Great news is there is still FREE SHIPPING and 10% off with promo code: HOLIDAY until Dec 19th!!
Plus I’ll keep adding new things 😁 The new Herringbone Vest and the Merlot Tunic are now up 🖤🍷🍷👌
Started watching Dirty John last night. 👑 Connie Britton is a national treasure. I’m still formulating my feelings about the podcast-to-screen trend (looking at you, Up and Vanished) but I know how I feel about 👑 Connie and it’s 💕 #conniebritton2020#hairidol
Sweater | @linguafrancanyc
The Pants | @revellecollection
Boots | @sevillasmith
Vintage pearl necklace
O que dizer desse curso que mal começou e eu já considero pakas? Agradecida demais à @marinadelu pela oportunidade de compartilhar saberes 💚
(Eu saí com antenas na foto, mas é só a alça do armário lá atrás rs)
When my son was born, we were up to our eyeballs in trucks and tractors and gifted only the ‘boyish’ things 🚜 So when I found out we were expecting a baby girl, I was adamant that she be able to play with trucks and trains, and not be gifted only dolls and pink things 🙄 I told myself ‘I won’t always dress her in florals like a girly girl’ 🙅🏻♀️
Well, 2 years later and her wardrobe is brimming with florals. She loves to wear all the dresses. And she is OBSESSED with dolls - but will play with trucks too. As long as she is happy, I’m happy. So, florals for the win 💃🏻
Do you find your little girls gravitate to the traditional ‘girly’ things too? 👧🏻What about your little boys? 👦🏻
After a long hiatus from our cause to focus on getting married 👰🏻❤️🤵🏼 (we were successful), and to get our shit together, we are finally back on track for a site relaunch that we're super excited to bring to the world in the new year!!
Stay tuned for more, don't give up on us just yet! Just keep swimming 🎶 just keep swimming 🐳
You know how for some people work becomes solace, a safe place, an escape from life itself?
That's what Alankaara's studio is like for me and for those who work here.
The month so far has been a series of mental trauma, testing my faith in people, challenging my principles and wringing me to the very last nerve.
But this space, the people and the constant mails and messages of appreciation and love I get from all of you always restores my faith and belief that being a empathetic human no matter what the situation or who you're dealing with will always, ALWAYS work in your favour.
Here is the scene at the studio's packing room right now. Calm, happy music, really lame jokes and a rather random discussion on how orange peel makes your skin glow whilst packing all your Christmas orders!
THANK YOU ALL. 🎄
#littlejoys#spreadjoy#love &light #bemorehuman#alankaaraindia
I FULLY CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT! The samples for my second collection with @saltysea.shop has JUST arrived, and I’m beyond blown away! 💜💜💜 Here is a couple snippets into a little sneak peak of our second collection, click on my story to see the full opening and showing of the entire collection!
Thank you EVERYONE for our feedback, I’m absolutely loving reading all your messages, every message helps in deciding what to create, what to change and what to improve on!
So beyond grateful. And so beyond happy. 💜💜💜💜
Thank You to all the fabulous donors out there who have helped me reach my first goal of my @dressember campaign! But more importantly, Thank You for helping the victims of human trafficking! I have 20 days left to raise another $250 in order to complete my 2018 Dressember goal! If we can raise $250 in 10 days, we can certainly do it again and finish out strong! Thank you to @timlchaffee @seifertsusie @rilgrl1 @usbornebookswithkristie @thewildflowergrows @dtscabin @jfk2maggiemae 💛🙌🏼💛 If you’d like to be a part of my 2018 donors, click on the link in my bio 👆🏼👆🏼. Every $10 donation earns you a raffle entry to win a Cozy Cables Scarf from @noondaycollection (my Thank You to one lucky donor). A winner will be picked on 12/31 at 9pm! Again, Thank You.
Guess what I finally have listed in my online store???? The Herringbone Fleece Vest! 🖤🙌
And the new Merlot Lizzy Bamboo Tunic!
You can go check them out now plus I’m running a promo for 10% OFF everything online and FREE shipping across Canada....use the code HOLIDAY 😁
Laviamo i panni sporchi in pubblico, va!
Non solo acquistare, ma anche mantenere i propri vestiti ha un impatto. Andiamo a vedere nel dettaglio di cosa si tratta.
Prima di tutto, che tipologia di detersivo utilizzate? Quelli tradizionali contengono infatti diversi ingredienti nocivi per l‘ambiente. Inoltre pensiamo al packaging!
Preferite contenitori riciclabili (andate a dare un‘occhiata al simbolo in fondo al flacone) oppure cercate delle opzioni di refill. In Ticino alcune farmacie e supermercati lo offrono (p.es. La Crai) oppure andate al @negozioleggero di Lugano per tantissimi prodotti buonissimi e sfusi!
Di sicuro avrete già visto qualche video raccapricciante sulle isole di plastica che si accumulano negli oceani, ma c‘è un problema più incisivo e *ahimè* invisibile: le microfibre. Sono piccoli pezzetti di plastica che provengono dalla frammentazione dei rifiuti. Ma soprattutto vengono rilasciati dal lavaggio di materiali di origine plastica - poliammide, come ad esempio tutti i capi prodotti in poliestere. (Vedi video by @storyofstuff )
Soluzione? Impegnarsi a ridurre il consumo di plastica, anche perché diciamocelo se me magno uno spaghetto allo scoglio voglio le cozze ma non il PET.
Idee regalo: la borsa per il bucato guppy friends washing bag o la @thecoraball che trattengono le microplastiche durante i lavaggi dei vostri capi.
👫👬👭👫Today is Human Rights Day. Specifically in the fashion industry, it’s so important to remember the hands and lives behind our clothing and how so many of these lives are lacking basic human rights that all people deserve. Taking today to thank the people who have been influential in making progress in these areas and hoping for more changes to protect the rights of all people in our world. 🌎❤️
We’re so into this insanely cute & versatile top! With its strategic placement of venting on the insides of the sleeves and along the back, the Sprinter ii is the perfect go-to when you want a little more coverage during your workouts but don’t want to overheat! The best part? It’s made from organic cotton & ethically grown and processed bamboo. On Sale now! 🧘🏻♀️ Shop our link for more #greenmonday steals!
“Slow Fashion” ~ Sometimes I just wish this season would SLOW down, don't you? One of the many things I have learned from our artisans is that beautiful and lasting things take TIME to create. Our stunning felted wool pieces are the perfect example. (Swipe to see the intricate process). In this season of RUSH RUSH, being "mindful" in our giving is a beautiful thing!!
Today is Human Rights Day, a celebration that marks 70 years since the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". It is also a day to consider how human rights are lacking for people around the world. Today we are reflecting on a recent Index by the Walk Free Foundation that highlighted the garment industry as one of the key at-risk sectors for modern slavery. Issues like human rights often seem so overwhelming that it's difficult to understand how we can make a difference and be the solution. The Modern Slavery Index makes it clear that the products we buy have major implications on human livelihood around the world, and that fair fashion is a good place to start.
“Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, people who help you when you’re in need. People who would never take advantage of you. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through” -unknown✨ ———————————————————————
Genuine people are becoming an endangered species. So when you find them, enjoy yourself and be grateful for what you have 🥰 last weekend I was able to spend the afternoon with some of the most genuine #arawayuubabes I know. we laughed, created and genuinely enjoyed our time together. We were each in our element, supporting one another the best way we could, and to say it was an incredible experience is an understatement. The @arawayuu company, the founder, @maria_szz && the people who support it, like @sunsmilestyle and @bronwyn_photog are amazing people!! ————————————————————————I’m so thankful to be part of such an amazing community of women && I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for all of us!! 💛 who’s one person that makes YOU happy?!? Tag them below and let’s shower them with loveeee ❤️
Woke up with a cough. Leaving for holiday travel in 8 days. Have a month’s worth of work to do before then. I see you, Monday. Let’s do this. #cowpersongivemestrength#yippeekiyay .
Silk jacquard bowling shirt | @secondsight
Cowperson sweater | @madewell
Moss silk Bel skirt | @elizsuzann
Mussenden boots | @sevillasmith