Laundry List: Martin Aldorsson

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September
17
2014
Laundry List: Martin Aldorsson

In the newest Laundry List x EastDane.com we met up with Martin Aldorsson half of the duo behind Ela Handbags. Before we go on, girls he’s married, to Ela, yup they’ve got it all—beautiful handbags and each other! He’s incredibly stylish, handsome and we wanted to pick his brain about menswear.

Read on to as we chatted about his Swedish design sensibility, the importance of a tailor and of course his East Dane shopping list.

What do you think about when putting together an outfit?
I try to have a bit of a uniform as I don’t like spending a lot of time picking and choosing what to wear in the morning. The most important thing is fit, so a good pair of jeans or chinos a shirt, a jacket or good sweater. I like things that are simple well made and that will last the distance. I am also gilty of buying two of the same thing if I find something that I really like.

Do you use a tailor a lot?
If I get something I don’t mind going to a tailor for minor adjustments. For example I like a more tapered leg on most of my pants.

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What would you say are the key points to the Swedish aesthetic?
We like everything pretty slim, pretty fitted and usually less is more

Was your dad a style inspiration at all, or does it come mostly from your wife, Ela?
Mostly from Ela, but I did use to borrow quite a bit of my dads stuff especially in high school when I was in a bit of a preppy phase and I actually wore the suit that he got married in to my wedding – that was pretty special.

Do you find that there are colours that men identify with?
I really like dark blue and navy as it is a colour that you can wear with a lot of things. It is also a little softer then all black.

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What about accessories, your work is women’s accessories, so how do you outfit yourself?
I carry our own bag, the Ela weekend tote in navy, It’s timeless and high quality and the perfect size. I also wear these colorful bracelets that Ela makes, they are a nice touch, they also work well with my watch that was passed down from my grandfather. And of course sneakers, I am a bit of a collector.

What are you looking forward to wearing this fall?
I got this navy blue suede micro perforated jacket that is pretty nice and that I can wear for both work and play.

laundry list martin aldorsson 1024x682 Laundry List: Martin Aldorsson Clockwise from top left: Gant Rugger Hopsack Blazer; Adidas by Raf Simons Stan Smith Sneakers; Schnayderman’s Oxford One Dots Shirt; Vince Yak Sweater; Vince Contrast Micro Stripe Shirt; Etiquette ETQ x BKc Limited Edition Sock; Nudie Jeans Co. Grim Tim Jeans; Persol Polarized Classic Sunglasses; A.P.C. Kenickie Teddy Jacket; Rag & Bone Zeeland Sweater.

Any parting words on men’s style?
Make sure that fit and quality is good.

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Dark Secret

You are sickened by the weakness
Of a heart that's filled with fear
And if the world won't understand you
You can make it disappear

'Cause there's a dark secret
Carry with you
Carry with you
TheCraft Dark Secret

And deep inside, the way you hate them
On the outside, doesn't show
And oh, they think that they defy you
They are slaved to what you know

It's a dark secret
Carry with you
Carry with you….
Inspired by the movie, The Craft. 
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Favourite: Kavut, Noriko Kasai

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September
15
2014
Favourite: Kavut, Noriko Kasai

Today’s favourite knows a thing or two about fine jewellery. She’s been buying in the biz for over fifteen years and has travelled the globe seeking out fine jewellery’s next bests. Noriko Kasai has been selling online for some time but last month her boutique Kavut opened a brick & mortar. We were so excited to see all her treats in one spot we jumped at the change to play dress up and talk fine jewellery.

We tried everything on, modelled a few things, and talked about pearls over Prosecco. Delightful afternoon to say the least. I fell hard for a pair of Saskia Diez earrings and thanks to my parents for my big ol’ birthday I’m wearing them as I type!

Back to Noriko though and let’s talk jewellery!

How did you start Kavut?
I think when you hit mid/early 30s I realized I didn’t want to continue buying that costume jewellery that was going to last you one season, maybe two. Because jewellery is something very intimate, you remember through it, it’s very close to your heart. Sometimes you get jewellery passed down to you, like this (points to rings on her fingers) are from my mom. It’s a protection almost. That’s where the name Kavut comes from; it’s Japanese warrior’s armour. To me jewellery is kind of like a lucky charm, but still protects you and it’s a nice feeling to have that close to you. I couldn’t find contemporary fine jewellery that I was into—that is beautiful and a little bit edgy.

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Was it harder finding pieces in Canada, or internationally?
Harder in a global sense: but I see so many young fresh designers coming up with fun good quality now.

Do you think fine jewellery is having a moment right now?
Yeah, definitely!

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With names like Gaia Repossi and Melanie Gerogacopoulos, they’re so young, and at the helm of this new surge.
Totally! But remember when shoes became the it thing? I was like ‘what $400 for shoes?’ and now it’s normal.

Exactly the it bag, shoes… Do you think that the Manrepeller’s “Arm Party” had anything to do with this?
I think more and more people are realizing that fast fashion is great fun but jewellery is something that lasts forever. You can hand it down to your kids and you’ll have it forever. Shoes you wear them down. More and more people realize jewellery is something you invest in.

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Is there a Japanese design sensibility that infiltrated your eye?
Since I was a kid I always checked out the international Vogues. I never remained in Japanese culture; I was so interested in European and North American culture. I really wanted to live outside the country and knew it from when I was in high school. In 1999 I decided to move to Canada I don’t know why (laughs) but really the reason was because I wanted to learn English and French. So I moved to Montréal. I was living there for sixteen years.

How old were you when you moved there?
Twenty. I’m thirty-five now, around there… (laughs). I always liked European design.

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What is your eye most drawn to when you’re buying?
I’m the type of person that when I go in I don’t want to talk to anyone. I go through everything and I know what I want. One thing I really would love to find is the cameos. To find a young designer come up with that. To me the cameo is kind of timeless and now it’s out of style but I think it’s very classy. There’s one company that does them, but I think they’re kind of tacky with like monkeys and skulls.

If I never see another skull ever again!
Exactly, it’s very hard to find someone who does cameos. Because pearls I have enough and more and more people are trying to do the pearls now. It’s just too much.

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That’s the thing with fine jewellery it’s really easy to copycat. You just don’t use the same materials and can offer the same design at a fraction of the price.
Exactly!

But you know when you have the real thing.
Of course!

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Tell me about your grandmother’s ring.
This is going to be over a hundred years old and the little one was my mom’s.

Same! I always wear these two and one was my mom’s and the other my parent’s gave to me when I turned ten.
Yeah see, that stuff is so nice. I have one ring it was given to me by my father and every time I have to sign important papers I always wear it.

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There’s a necklace I always wear when I fly, you don’t even think about it you just put it on.
That’s why I love jewellery, I don’t know you put life into it.

Do you ever buy vintage jewellery for yourself, the store?
For myself no, I’m too sensitive. If it’s vintage I feel like I’m getting someone else’s memories and energy. I can’t unless it’s from my friend’s or family then I could. Do you?

SYarhi kavut 5317 Favourite: Kavut, Noriko KasaiAsherali Knopfer earring

Actually no I don’t, funnily enough. I’m ok with clothes. But actually I’ve been looking for men’s signet rings, for the pinky but can’t find any!
I wanted to buy this one line, but their prices were in pounds and it was just too expensive. That’s the thing about Toronto. The clientele here in Yorkville are affluent but don’t really get anything too cool. I wish I could do that, buy everything I believe in. Maybe in London you can do that but in Toronto it’s more of a brand conscious market. That’s the balance I still have to watch myself.

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What’s the next trend in fine jewellery?
Diamonds are coming back. More like cocktail ways, using them with sterling silver instead of white gold to keep prices down. Pearls are still everywhere but I don’t think that colour stones are strong yet.

SYarhi kavut 5318 Favourite: Kavut, Noriko KasaiNoriko wearing Haider Ackermann blazer; Jil Sander for Uniqlo tank; & Other Stories pants; Saint Laurent heels; Hermes cuff and watch.

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I Wanna Run Through the Halls of My High School

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above
 
So the good boys and girls take the so called right track
Faded white hats, Grabbing credits, Maybe transfers
They read all the books but they can't find the answers
And all of our parents
They're getting older
I wonder if they've wished for anything better
While in their memories
Tiny tragedies
SchoolGirls I Wanna Run Through the Halls of My High School

They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side
 
I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing as the real world
Just a lie you got to rise above…
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Autumn Comes to Eventuality

A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children

 Autumn by T.E. Hulme

Eventuality Autumn Comes to Eventuality

My home for the upcoming Autumn season. Most of these items can be found at The Arcade. What can I say? I'm a gacha addict! Warning: This post is picture heavy! Enjoy!

Entry Autumn Comes to Eventuality

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Street Style: Baby Street

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September
10
2014
Street Style: Baby Street

I mean have you ever?! Spotted this lil cherub outside Jeremy Scott munching on a cookie and hanging with mummy.

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National Teddy Bear Day Meme

Today is National Teddy Bear Day and it inspired my friend, Xaqueline, to start a meme challenging us all to take a pic with a teddy bear online. Since I love the Booger's bears from Arcade, I grabbed my favorite one this round and snapped a pic of us on a bike ride.

TeddyBearBikeRide National Teddy Bear Day Meme

It also gave me the chance to show off this gorgeous necklace from Bokeh that will be available at the upcoming Jewelry Fair. This pretty pendant comes in 3 length versions as well as many gemstone options so be sure to check it out when Jewelry Fair opens on Sept. 13th.

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Street Style: Giorgia & Giulia Tordini

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September
9
2014
Street Style: Giorgia & Giulia Tordini

Sister, Sister.
Giorgia and Giulia Tordini outside Diesel Black Gold, New York, Sept. 2014.

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Street Style: Kristina Bazan

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September
8
2014
Street Style: Kristina Bazan

New York Fashion Week keeps you hungry, motivated, searching and inspired by new faces and ways of dressing. I love the energy… even though I may be reaching for the Berocca right now, it keeps you young! Somehow I’d missed blogger Kristina Bazan until now, sure I wont make that mistake again.

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Street Style: Chiara Ferragni

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September
5
2014
Street Style: Chiara Ferragni

Chanel candy aisle. Chiara Ferragni nyfw, Sept. 2014

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what can’t you pick up at the supermarket?

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