Saturday, 1 January 2011

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF

2011. So, last year is over and this one has begun. Time goes by so fast.
But on the other hand, some things that happened only a short while ago feel like it could have been years since. The days get this strange blue, thin layer of nostalgia over them, and happenings are transferred to this space where time has no meaning - last month, last year, ten years ago. Sometimes it feels like forever, sometimes like just now, sometimes the amount of time does not matter, except for that it is all something that already was.

Well, I guess those are just called memories. Perhaps you know what I mean.


Blogs form this ever changing media in the sense that what you publish is only directly available for a short time; the faster you post the faster old posts disappear to the archives. And while some old posts are viewed over and over again via different sources others will remain unread.

So I thought I'd have kind of a similar diggin-in-the-archives-competition or shall we say give away to the one I did last year, when I asked you to name your favourite post ever on The Freelancer's Fashion Blog.(Surprisingly many thought the best one was written during December 2009, which of course is great as that would mean I just get better by time...or then just that it's not interesting enough or to much bother scrolling back a bit. Heh:)

But anyway, this time it goes like this:
Name or link to your favorite post from 2010 by leaving me a comment.

Just like last year, when Prefecta won the mirror necklace, you will be able to win a surprise gift, something small and pretty.

The competition will be open for about a week or so and you can of course enter from where-ever in the world you are, but do leave me your email if you don't have a blog or page to link to.
Happy New Year!

50 comments:

An Imperfect Woman's World said...

I keep coming back to the red Turban done five ways post. I bought vintage pattern off etsy I plan to crochet in light grey, and I will make a pompom, flower, ribbon, and sequined bow or flower in sparkly silver to copy your idea. Thanks!

Kirsikkainen said...

My favourite
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/03/longing-for-sea.html
So pretty pics and those Parikka shoes <3 awesome!
ps. Happy New year!

Anonymous said...

Even though my favorites are always about home/clothing, this time i'll go for the "On The White Dunes" one. Shocking and inspiring pictures for an Spaniard.
I love your blog.

Laura

lauragpolo@gmail.com

Prefecta said...

<3<3<3 these photos:
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/09/two-months-ago-exactly.html

Johanna said...

My Favorite is your post (s) about your visit in Berlin. I used to live there during my studies and I realized how much I miss it. Now I'm back in my home country at the other side of the world and have a warm holidays, but maybe mw and my husband will once come back :)

Rubber Duck said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/05/vivien-of-holloway-wedding-weekend-pt1.html pretty dress and lady :) and summertime <3

Ps. I Love your blog

Toria said...

Happy New Year! Here's to another year of fab blogging!

Mine is probably http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/12/some-light-kitchen-pimpin-in.html because I'm in the middle of doing my own and it's great to see what can be done on a budget.

Or http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/06/finally.html because I want one too!

Mrs Munster said...

My favourite post is http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/07/vacation-in-city-by-sea.html
I just love the Tauno Palo/ Ansa Ikonen, good ol' Finnish movie feel in these photos. Just beautiful!

Fritzi Marie said...

Dearie,
Happy New Year! I loved your blog post "looking at my old kitchen from the...". I loved watching you transform your Grandparents flat. The SMEG made me so happy.
love love,
Fritzi Marie
p.s. I also love all of your inspirational fashion photo's and the videos of your burlesque show. You are so beautiful and I wish I had your moxie.

Rimes en Vrac said...

I definitely love your cat ^^

rapidmoodswings said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/07/to-lil-lake-and-back.html

The pictures from that post are so beautiful. Makes me want to open a nice chilled bottle of white wine and take in the breeze!

lovebites said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/05/five-minute-pinupish-tiki-inspired.html
is my fave! IT arrived in my feed just at the right time, the day of a mid-winter (over here!!) tiki party... THanks, happy 2011

kathy dot bartlett at gmail dot com

sueper said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/09/50ft-woman.html

I would say this one - just found it so fun and inspiring how you translated that poster in one super act - and as you know I'm such a fan of burlesque and the itty bitty tease cabaret

Cait Marquis said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/07/oh-summer-how-i-love-thee.html

This post motivated me to finally get together with some friends I hadn't seen in an age, and we had such a riot. I even told one of them about your blog and she now reads it as religiously as I do! I also generally love seeing pictures of food and drink... almost as much as I love seeing pictures of shoes.

Happy 2011!

- Cait

(catmarquis[at]gmail[dot]com)

Frollein von Sofa said...

Happy new year, super-woman ! my favourite picture is the one with Eddi's hand on your knees. It's perfection, delicate and sexy. I can't figure out a favourite post,they're all fabulous. probably the one with you wearing my turban......
cheerio, anne

Miss Margarita said...

Happy New Year to you too! Your blog is truly an inspiration! :)


Miss M.

missmargaritas.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Dutenhafer said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/11/ridicule-around-rita.html
love the controversy in this post- I even did some research after I read this one! great topic.

NormaJeane said...

My favorite post is: THE FIVE MINUTE-PINUP'ISH-TIKI INSPIRED-HAIRDO
I love these hair-do posts, thanks for this one!

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/11/four-things-right-now_21.html

I ♥ this post because it combines lovely things: lights, snail mail (yay! it always makes me happy), your benevolent gesture of sponsoring a child & the your awesome faux bangs, which I wish I could rock but can't, lol. Thanks for the giveaway, may this year bring you lots of joy, love, good health & new adventures! -iliana :)

irdesign@live.com

Solveig Antonia said...

Godt nyttår, Ulrika!
Picking a favorite post was awfully difficult - Do I pick one filled with beautiful pictures, or one with an inspiring outfit? One that is extremly well written, or one that is helpful in one way or another? I landed on the tiki hairdo tutorial. You haven't done a whole lot of posts like that and I would love to see more in the future! :)
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/05/five-minute-pinupish-tiki-inspired.html

The beginning of THIS post, "The days get this strange blue, thin layer of nostalgia over them", almost made me pick it. It was like a painting made out of words.

solveig@vestmo.com
<3 <3 <3

aurélie said...

This would be my favorite post:
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2008/12/well-boys-and-girls-its-merry-christmas.html

It was the first time I saw your curtains and I fell in love with them instantly!! You very kindly indicated me where I could find them and now these adorn my bedroom and I very proud of them ;) !!!

I also love all the "at home" and "four things right now" posts!!

lola said...

Happy New Year!! Your blog is fabulous!

Hertta said...

My fav is this one:
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/05/five-minute-pinupish-tiki-inspired.html

If only I had long hair!

Annamari said...

Happy new year!
I loved the Berlin-posts and that one, when you had cabbage on your hair :o)))

Twinners. said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/05/vivien-of-holloway-wedding-weekend-pt1.html pretty <3 <3 <3
-Oola

softspoken said...

such a beautiful post!

Rhia said...

I actually went through your old posts to find my favourite ones. But without even going through them I can remember one post that I absolutely adored. It was your "I beat the cake"-post in april about outfit for wedding and hairdo that didn't turn out so well at first. Dress is cute and you look so pretty in it.
My other favourites are "Cars and chicks and cruising" with other Itty Bitties, "By the wall" because you look so stylish and pretty and "When just at home pf. 1" because you can look comfy and chic at the same time.

Maja said...

oh it's so hard to choose but I think the "the cats are settling in-post" is (one of) my favourite posts. It made me laugh so much because I've had cats all my life and recognize the special "catness" in the pictures...

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N said...

My favourite post was "BERLIN pt.1; IN A RATHER RAINY BERLIN" (http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/08/berlin-pt1-in-rather-rainy-berlin.html) as I loved all of the photos you posted and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Berlin (especially Kreutzberg!). I loved the last picture so much that it's actually the screensaver on my work computer!

Lisa Marie said...

I absolutely adore you and your blog! From the fabulous outfit posts to those of your home and hair I've loved reading your blog this year and I'm so happy I stumbled upon it and always look forward to reading it! You're an total doll and someone I really respect as an artist and individual. Hope you have an amazing 2011 and I can't wait to read of your happenings <3

This is probably on of my favs from this year! I wish to attend this someday!

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/04/vintage-fair-in-tallinn.html

Agatha Tiqua said...

First of all, I wish you the happiest year ever, full of love, friendship, happiness and of course full of new dresses and shoes !
It's really hard to choose The topic I love the most, but I think my favourite was your Berlin's chronicles. I only been there once but I really loved this city, the artwork in the streets, the shops and how much it's easy to be vegan down there ! The pics are really nice, it's like a day in the life of a travelling pin up. Of course the other posts were great, choosing the best one is as difficult as choosing the worse, there is none !

Best wishes ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Agatha

Elena said...

My favorite is about "the hair project" when you put a cabbage on your head...not because it's funny, but also because you don't take yourself so seriously... and who hasnt' done things like these in the name of beauty? haha
Elena

peachy said...

All your pictures are so fascinating :) Continue to enjoy life in 2011!

My cat is not evil said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/11/eerie-girls-in-drawing-room-ghost-story.html
is my favourite i think just for the gorgeous photos and the style you ll have in it :)

Wising you a great 2011 I love reading your blog and look forward to your updates :)

personal shopping training said...

I enjoy reading your blog.
Happy 2011. May this year be good or better for you.

Catherine said...

I love reading your blog!!! One of my favorites from the past year was this one:

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/08/is-getting-closer-now-and-loving-it.html

such pretty things you found to fill the shelf with! We need something similar to put in our kitchen.

Thanks for blogging :D

Catherine
catherine@pbtsam.com

Claire said...

Hi Ulrika
Favourite post... well story
has to be the mint green shoes rant + foiling the evil shoe store online shopping policies to finally get them on your feet
Because I am a crazy-fool shoe obsessee also

Claire

eri.n said...

My favorite post from the past year would have to be the first post of yours I ever read. I think I was searching for new hair bits and bobbles for my dance group when I pulled up your "5 Minute Pinup'ish Tiki Inspired Hair Do".
I read the post, and the next, and the next and promptly decided you were possibly the coolest blogger on the web and set up Google Reader so that I wouldn't ever forget to check for updates.
My dance group? Polynesian. I'm the blondest, palest hula girl in tropical paradise of Alberta, Canada. One day I want to be the blondest, palest burlesque dancer in Alberta. Possibly with a hula number.

s. said...

Happy New Year! Your red dress came out great.......Hhhmmmm???? This is a tough one, I really enjoy all your posts.BUT I'll go with Preparations (Dec.23)because I love when you let us peek at your homelife and I love that your Eddi put an apron on for you. What a sweet relationship; very inspiring.
XOXO Sandy
strangerthanudreamt@gmail.com

Andrea said...

I am a new reader to your blog, but I absolutely love it! Once I discovered it, I read all of your back posts over a couple of days.

That being said, I think my favourite post from 2010 is this one: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/11/50-degrees-c-ago.html

I love the pictures on it, and living in Canada, I can relate to the temperature swings and the nostalgic feeling for summer in the middle of winter.

Happy New Year, and I look forward to seeing your posts in 2011!

Lacey said...

I first must say that my favorite posts are usually the ones including pictures of the kitties (as I'm no longer allowed to have any), the bitties, or your apartment.

For some reason though, I always love every post about food! I can't imagine why since I hardly have the ability to boil water. Perhaps it is that they inspire me. :)

I was pregnant when I read this particular post and it's all that I craved for days.

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/04/four-things-right-now.html

phoenixrising said...

I, so long ago post was awesome ( July 2010)--- I use this site to create amazing effects on my images....such an awesome resource --thanks for helping me enrich my own designs!
phoenixrising@bust.com

phoenixrising said...

Whoops! Forgot the link...
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-such-long-time-ago.html
Ladies and Gents...check out this site to play with your own images...Thanks again lovely lady!

Fie said...

I distincly remember this one: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/05/music-video-for-band.html

I was blown away by actually seeing you guys perform, and I remember the great dialogue in the comments section about body image and awareness.

I know I usually don't comment, but I think of your blog as one of my feed's very best gems - always look forward to them!

Happy new year.

/Fie in Copenhagen

-Iiris- said...

Viimeisimpänä on jäänyt mieleen aivan ihanan lintukylppärin esittely, joten vastaan että se! Olen tykännyt erityisesti remppa- ja sisustusjutuista asupostaustesi lisäksi.

Bette on Toast said...

Just like the first commenter, my favourite is also the 5 ways to wear a turban post. Somewhere I was reading had linked to that particular post, I read it and thought two things; 1) I need a turban, and 2) I need to follow this girl's blog, she's gorgeous, funny and has inspirational style!

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of them all, but looking back, this one is really nice. It just looks like an incredibly pleasant day.

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2010/04/this-morning-i-put-on-my-blue-bow-shoes.html

Also really like the fridge though, and the midsummer farm sorts of stuff, although that might be from long before.

cauleypowell@gmail.com

CutieVonCupcake said...

I love your "The anatomy of dressing when really really cold." The diagrams are great!

Anonymous said...

I especially loved reading the post 50 degrees c ago since it brought back the warmth of summer when it was wayyy too cold.

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