Blazer look

Blazer from FILIPPA HÄGG. T-shirt from ARKET. Wide-leg pants from FAITHFULL THE BRAND. Sneakers from CONVERSE. Watch from CARTIER. Perfume from LOEWE. Bag from HÉRMES.

January Wishlist

Coat from FILIPPA HÄGG. Jeans from TOTÊME. Sweater from KHAITE. Bag from KHAITE. Scarf from THE ROW. Loafers from PRADA. Ring from CARTIER.

December Obsession

Coat from FILIPPA HÄGG. T-shirt from ARKET. Denim from FRAME. Ring from CARTIER. Sneakers from NEW BALANCE. Bag from BOTTEGA VENETA. Perfume from COMMES DES GARÇONS.

This Weeks Moodboard

Coat from FILIPPA HÄGG. Top from THE ROW. Trousers from BALENCIAGA. Boots from THE ROW. Bag from SAINT LAURENTParfume from BYREDORing from SPINELLI KILCOLLIN.


December wishlist

Oversized coat from FILIPPA HÄGG. Heels from YSL. Jeans from TOTÊME. Top from TOTÊME. Bag from JIL SANDER. Ring from SPINELLI KILCOLLIN. Perfume from CHANEL.

Is gua sha the secret to firmer and glowing skin?

Gua sha is one of the most trendy self-care and skin-boosting techniques to use right now! But does it really work? What is gua sha anyway? How and how often should we be doing it? Let’s dive right into it!

What is gua sha?
Used in traditional Chinese medicine, gua sha involves scraping a flat, rounded tool, over the skin. Translated, gua means press or stroke, and sha refers to a rash or redness. Gua sha would be best described as a mix of massage and workout – as it helps release tension as well as leaves the skin looking instantly more smooth, glowing and healthy-looking.

The benefits of gua sha
Gua sha has many great qualities and comes in different materials and they all have their own benefits. Jade is known for its balancing effects and helps de-puff features while clearing inflammation. Rose quartz is better known for its wrinkle-reducing benefits. Black obsidian stone is believed to be a powerful protector against negative energy. Of course, all these different stones have their area of expertise, all of the above is achieved by doing gua sha on a regular basis.

Gua sha is a great source of muscle tension and can be used on both face, neck, body, and scalp. The treatment relaxes the muscles, gets the energy and blood moving. By boosting the circulation it takes away toxins and brings in oxygen and nutrients. It also helps with lymphatic drainage which decreases puffiness and prevents the appearance of fine lines.

We take care of our teeth every day so why shouldn’t you do the same with your skin? If you get gua sha into your day-to-day beauty repertoire it will leave your skin glowy and energized.

How to use a gua sha

  1. You can use a gua sha on the face, body, and scalp, with a serum or oil – never on bare skin.
  2. Hold the gua sha tool with the curved side to your face and glide it gently up and out, starting with the neck, jawline, chin, and around the mouth, between three and five times per area. Always take short strokes in just one direction, not back and forth. Repeat about 3-5 times.
  3. Next, press the tool flat to the skin, under the eyes, or over any redness, to soothe and de-puff.
  4. Work the tool in small horizontal strokes over the brow bone to lift, or hold and press upwards between the brows to release tension.
  5. Stroke down the neck, never upwards, to drain fluid.
  6. If you want to reduce puffiness, work lightly, then more firmly, to relax muscles.

Autumn Chic

Coat from FILIPPA HÄGG. Top from THE ROW. Trousers from TIBI. Rings from SPINELLI KILCOLLIN. Sneakers from NEW BALANCE. Bag from JACQUEMUS. Lip balm from CHANEL.

Fall obsession

Coat from FILIPPA HÄGG. Knit from TOTÊME. Trousers from ACNE STUDIOS. Bag from JIL SANDER. Sneakers from CONVERSE. Ring from CARTIER. Perfume from CHANEL.

Paris October 2021