Hello friends! Welcome to my new and hopefully improved blog. In this inaugural post I'd like to explain why the rebrand was necessary for me at this point, and hope you'll want to follow along as before. After several years of being emilia_to_nuno everywhere, I have been feeling I had outgrown it for a while… Continue reading New name, who this?
If there's an article of clothing besides suits I really love, it's jumpsuits. They have the practicality of a dress - one item, and you are done - but pants! Yes, some awkward toilet moments are inevitable when donning a jumpsuit, but to me the positives outweigh the negatives. It' no surprise that when I… Continue reading Vogue 1645 by Rachel Comey
As you all know, my Instagram account was hacked between May 18th and May 23rd. It was a very violating experience, with the hackers aggressively harassing people including members of my family. Since I recovered the account, I pledged I'd write some tips on how I did it, as well as a brief intro on… Continue reading Instagram account hacked PART II – how I recovered it
UPDATE 05/23 I got back into the account for now. Keep checking this post in case I get hacked again. I will keep updating. Dropping a quick line to say my IG account emilia_to_nuno has been hacked on May 18th. Some of you have already emailed me asking if I have developed a sudden interest… Continue reading Instagram account hacked.
A few months ago - when the realization I had just turned 30 sank in - I asked my Instagram followers for recommendations on skincare and boy did they deliver. This was kind of hilarious as my mother is a dermatologist who has tried to get me to at least put some moisturizer on for… Continue reading My skincare routine
Hey there! This post was originally published on shopkintsugi.net blog over a year ago. I've decided to revisit for several reasons: I was asked about it in a podcast (have a listen to Clothes Making Mavens!), I'm planning to relaunch Kintsugi this year or early next year with a collection of one-of-a-kind kimono remakes only,… Continue reading Some thoughts on waste
Hi! This is an off topic post, absolutely not sewing related. As somebody who wears only leather shoes, mostly boots, I get asked how I care for my shoes. Now, it's not like I'm the depository of any sort of received wisdom, but over the years, and thanks to a husband who loves classic menswear… Continue reading Shoe care 101
Hi! Hope you had a peaceful end of the year AND of the decade. Things were very quite here, but I did burn out a bit trying to finish all my experiments by the end of December. That resulted in a very painful infection and being too tired to even enjoy some amazing food. But… Continue reading My plans for 2020
My name is Emilia, a sewing enthusiast and sustainability freak calling Tokyo home. I started this blog to chronicle my sewing journey, patterns I love (and, let's be honest, hate), projects I'm doing, and share what I learn along the way. My reasons for learning to sew were, originally, mostly ethical, as I did not… Continue reading Hello there!