Monday, 2 January 2012

THE ANNUAL BEST OF GIVE-AWAY


So - we have started a new year and the first week of it. Let's begin the year here with what is turning into a something of a tradition: the new year's give away and your favorite post of the past year!

What was the best post - content or image wise- of 2011? And why? 
Link it in the comments!

As usual, I will draw the winner randomly (among those that actually answered something real and perhaps even scrolled past the frontpage...) and the winner will win a small surprise I've picked out. And it will of course be something nice :)
You can see the best of 2010 and 2009  here and here.

Anyone can enter, but be sure to leave me your email if your signature does not link me to a blog or similar! I will drw the winner next Monday, January 9th!

Happy New Year!

74 comments:

Sini (sinille_@hotmail.com) said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html

The wedding post! I just simply love weddings and you are such a beautiful couple. I wouldn't mind having my ceremony in Las Vegas either but too bad that my other half isn't as keen on the idea.

Thursday said...

I loved the Ghost Town performance pics:

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/08/demons.html

starryanise at hotmail dot com

Purrfect Kat said...

For me, that's definitely the wedding posts, and especially that one : http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html

Indeed, you got married on the 3rd and my boyfriend and I got married the day after, at the very same venue, with the very same Elvis!!!
( we also went the the Burlesque Hall of Fame, but missed the day you performed with the girls...)

if you feel like having a look at the few pics, you can see them here :http://purrfectkat.blogspot.com/2011/08/cheesy-sparkly.html

there are loads more posts I liked (the rest of the USA road trip, your lovely day fashion posts) and I take this opportunity to tell you that among all the blogs I follow and like, yours is definitely one of my favourites!

take care now! and happy new year!

RueChicPieces said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/11/candy-hats-and-pom-pom-snow.html

The Candy Hats and Pom Pom Snow Post! Simply because I love your attitude on that pic and your hat to sweet :) Greetings from Germany ! Liz

my Blog:
www.ruechicpieces.blogspot.com

lunastryx@hotmail . com said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/06/down-south.html

It was tight competition between the wedding post and the honeymoon posts, but yeah, the first one of the honeymoon posts took the prize this time. The atmosphere in the pics is awesome :)

Ylva said...

Love all the pics, your wedding, the corsets, the lovely fashionposts .... But I wote for the summerpic when you stand outside your summerhouse. It makes me remember the beautiful and hot summer last year. Happy new year/Gott nytt och fridfullt år!
Ylva ylarsdotter@gmail.com

Laura said...

I really liked all your wedding posts. Congrats. My favourite though was the recipe for you Dream Cream cake. I'm a glutton. Ha ha. I made it and it was yum yum yum. Thank you. Have a lovely 2012. Laura.
dillon-laura@hotmail.com

Jen said...

I'm going to agree with the others and say any one of the New Orleans/Southern states posts!

khala morgan said...

My favourite post was definitely http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-cabin-in-lousiana.html

It made me want to go there so badly!
khalamorgan@gmail.com

Lina Sofia said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/06/different-versions_28.html

My favourite posts of the past year was definitely the ones from your US trip! Especially from the south and New Orleans! It looked so atmospheric, exotic and wonderful! Really made me want to go there...

I chose this specific post though, because it has a lot of the things I like about you and your blog! The gorgeous Trashy Diva dress, and your creativity with styling and hair. I stick pretty much to one era, but I love that you don't and I always find your looks inspiring. Keep up the good work!!
Lina xx

Minerva said...

I really liked all your post from USA. Now I want to go there a lot too. Looks like a lot of fun.

And sure your wedding post. http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html

And I must say second palce would be http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/09/before-wedding.html
Because you two looks so damn good here. :)

karollina_@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely my favourite post. I sometimes envy you ^-^

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html


barracones7@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Definately the true blood birthday party post, it was so brilliantly done! And you looked fabulous as Sooki Stackhouse, I was very jealous, even down to the real bottles of Tru blood and gingham hair bows.
Nicole x

Nicole.Baldwin@live.co.uk

FairyFiligree said...

Love this collage - really beautiful. so here is my fave:

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/02/hairdos-7-eternal-roll.html

love this hairstyle very much. I like it because it is a tutorial with lots of pix added in....I espcially love the last fast forward version of the tutorial.

Miss Maple said...

Dear Ulrika,
as so many other readers I love the wedding posts too, but my favourite post is the Sunday school teacher. The great contrast between the good girl attitude with her nice dress and blouse and the red velvet heels makes me laugh and there's so much truth in it. Often women try to be good girls but inside there's a small and secret wish to live an exciting and dangerous life with more fun and adventures. Thank you for sharing your pictures and thoughts. Have a happy New Year!
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-01-26T22:09:00%2B02:00&max-results=20

Cait Marquis said...

I really liked this one: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/04/at-home.html

I love cats, smeg fridges, and interior design. I could hardly choose otherwise! The posts about those little things like "four things right now", or pictures from the balcony are on the same level. They satiate that little voyeur inside of us all, methinks!

Maria C. said...

This was one of my favorites, because I loved getting a glimpse inside your home: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/08/two-other-rooms.html. The blue room is too, too gorgeous with those striking black, white, and pink curtains. My email is weddingfund [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Fritzi Marie said...

Dearie,

I just adore you and your beautiful blog. I like to read about your fabulous dresses, accessories, hair styles, trips to the country, decorating, and burlesque shows. I especially enjoyed reading about your trip to the South. You are an inspiration and you make this world a prettier place. Thank you and Happy 2012.

hugs,
Fritzi Marie

nana said...

the wedding posts and on the road in the US. i dont know how u managed to take such impacable outfits in your luggage. happy new year from this loyal reader

Miss Twinkle said...

Even if it already has mentioned a couple of times: the wedding post is my favorite. You were such a beautiful bride and you look so happy. ♥

Maja said...

I think the "at home" and "About some stuff" was my fav. this year, though it is so hard to choose because there are so many wonderful posts at your blog. But the look into your home is really quite fantastic:)

Cheers and congratulations
Maja

Ananda Rock said...

Hello! I love "More seasonal stuff"
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/12/more-seasonal-stuff.html
because you look the protagonist of a film the Mona Lisa Smile.
Beautiful!
Ananda Rock
ananda7310@gmail.com

c-ko said...

I love the images of "ART DECO AND A WHOLE LOT OF POSING". It's because of the lighting and color, as well as you just look so pretty!

Alaura Hernandez said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2011-06-30T21:40:00%2B03:00&max-results=20

When you announced you and Eddi got married! You two are so happy together and I was WAITING for it to happen, and I got the biggest smile when I saw that post! So happy for you!

knivshult said...

What I love most is all you outfit post. You have the most amazing collection of beautiful dresses!
Choosing one post was hard but I had to choose "This little piggy" [http://www.freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/this-little-piggy.html] simply because I live 50 km from Gränna. :)

//Anna

Anonymous said...

Olisin halunnut osallistua, mutten halua julkisesti jättää meiliosoitettani. Siinä pieni parannusehdotus blogille, kiitos.

DurgaMol said...

Choosing just one is really hard. I was trying to decide between the wedding, the burlesque pics of April and the birthday. Finally i've decided on this:
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/10/thirty-years-ago.html
I don't really get why but it makes me feel sentimental and i just couldn't stop smiling while comparing both pictures!
The second place goes to this:
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/10/birthday-party.html
because i'm a real sucker (no pun intended) when it comes to True Blood!
All the best in the New Year and many many new posts we will all enjoy!

oh, my e-mail: durgamol@gazeta.pl

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

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gi_janearng said...

Right now, this: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/11/candy-hats-and-pom-pom-snow.html with your modeling photo in the cute winter hat and fur collar is my favorite. Really, I love all your fashion photos, but because I've been really feeling a major pull to make my own fur collar for my overcoat, this would have to be the best for me. Of course your post revealing getting hitched in Las Vegas would be a close second! You looked so amazingly retro fab, like always!

gi_jane AT hotmail DOT com

Dashfield Vintage said...

Firstly Happy New Year! :)
My favourite posts of the year were hands down the ones from America, particularly the deep South... they just had True Blood written all over them! xx

Anushka said...

I've enjoyed many of your posts, but one which stands out is the post that featured the Ateileri O.Haapala photos of you and the Itty Bitties, e.g. on the sofa.
Happy new year!
byanushka @ gmail.com

vixenoffoxgreen said...

Of course the wedding/american posts were up there with some of your best but for me it was the finished product of your grandparents flat, letting us see your world and how stunning you had made it.

* said...

I love your blog, but my favorites of the year were the hairdo posts. I love playing with new ideas, and so helpful to see the step-by-steps!!

Mosquito Head Madchen said...

It's a simple question you asked! I love your post on the eternal roll you did on february (and I had to look in my favourites' page when did you post it because, yes, i have it in my "hair" pages selection): I love your tutorials and I like seeing you going from natural to dolled up. Of course I loved when you announced that you had got married or specially the posts about the hotels you where staying at but I hope you post some more tutorials this year!
Have a nice 2012 and keep blogging :)

Georgina


mosquito.madchen@gmail.com

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

My fav image/vignette is rather left of field, but it is of (for memory) some maroon floc Melissa shoes and a pink petticoat in your bedroom. It's just such a pretty, whimsical photo.

Piia said...

I've really liked all the posts about your home, but this one especially was very ispirational: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/04/at-home.html

taraophotos said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/09/before-wedding.html

I just found your blog not too long ago and I did go back a few months when I first found it. I love your photos and your whole blog is just gorgeous. I thought this set of you getting ready in the hotel room was just so simply beautiful and romantic. I love it. Thanks for the inspiring photos and awesome reads!

xoxo,
Tara O.
taraophotos@yahoo.com

Sistinas said...

This is definitely my favourite: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-orleans-horisontally.html I love everything New Orleans, everything looks magical there! But I really like all the posts about the South!

sistinas.nlp[at]gmail[dot]com

Katia said...

Hard to say as I'm fond of the aestheticism of your blog...here are the two ones I really liked : http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/10/nicer-way-to-bus-stop.html, because autumn is my favourite season, the picture of you and Eddi is full of "douceur".
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html, such an important occasion to share with us !

Eva said...

I loved 'the cabin in Lousiana' because it still makes me dream of going there!
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/08/in-cabin-in-lousiana.html
eva.dejonckheere@duvalguillaume.com

Lady in Red said...

It was a tough choice and there are a lot of great posts but that's the one I choose, because it reminds me of a great show!

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/10/evil-voodoo-ska-skellitons.html

Anonymous said...

One of my favourites: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/09/autumn-outfit-eye-duelling.html

I like the emotions of these photos. Maybe it's because I love autumn and when I look at these photos I can feel something magical.

Actually, it's hard to choose exactly one post because all of your posts have something special and different,in the same way :)


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Idun said...

I have been reading your blog silently for a while and I think in general your posts are a delight :) I particularly like entries where you show a little of your life, "four things right now" posts and of course the cats! so my favourite post must be this - http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/05/four-things-right-now-sunshine.html

Petra said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/05/when-i-was-seventeen.html

I still remember this post, it made me smile and feel good. I love your style and it was awesome to see some older pics of you! Are are the best!

hola_soy_petra(a)hotmail(.)com

MyCatsAJerk said...

I hate to seem like I'm jumping on the band-wagon here but I LOVED your wedding post and all of your pictures from your trip.

I also love your outfit posts, my favourite probably being the moving .gif one of your outfit from a wedding, I think it was.

katie_alyssa_hunt (at) gmail (dot) com

Kate said...

I'm going with the Sparkling legs rehearsal pics with the Itty Bitties. I love all your posts with the troupe but those sparkly fishnets and shoes were so cute I had to go take my own amateur Burlesque class shortly thereafter. I needed an excuse to wear fishnets!! Alas I couldnt find sparkly ones and I elected to be the maid in the show with only a knickers flash, but it was such a fun memory...inspired by you Bitties and the fun you share with us in your blog posts. Happy 2012 to you your family and the Bitties.

Janice said...

The wedding post!

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html

I love your sense of style -- and your husband's too! :) Congratulations!!

World.War.Three.Blues said...

I love so many of your posts! http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/05/some-unpublished.html I picked this one because it shows your beauty and the things around you always seem to be stunning! i really like the sunshine sixties post too!

Anonymous said...

My choice won't be original, but the best of course was the WEDDING post with your wedding pictures because it made me (and i'm sure than thousands of people more) breathless and totally amazed <3
so many natural smiles with real happiness and such an extra-ordinary wedding. Best wishes and congratulations once more :)

Love,
Egle Vandenio (egle_angel (at) yahoo.com) http://vandenio.tumblr.com/

Mini-Quie said...

I loved reading about and looking at the pictures from your wedding!

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html

You were so excited and I was so excited to hear about it and see all the great pictures!

Maria said...

I'll have to go for THE WEDDING post as well - it was the first post I ever read from this blog. The pictures are so happy and genuine, and yet different from the usual wedding photos you get - that's why I liked them.

my email is msr00004@stir.ac.uk

Agnieszka said...

It's hard to decide, but I think I like the post about different hotels on your road (this one: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/06/hotels-motels-and-rooms-along-road.html) - just because all the pictures look so convincingly vintage.
Also, as many others - the wedding post! :)

(my email is sousou0707 [at] gmail [dot] com)

suklaasydän said...

Hääpostaus - erityisesti siitäkin syystä että minulla oli melkoinen hääkuume kun menin itsekin naimisiin kesällä.

Sitten tykkäsin erityisesti siitä postauksesta missä menitte Ritarikunnan talolle juhlimaan isoisoisäänne - oli jotenkin todella ainutlaatuinen pilkahdus elämää ja sukuhistoriikkia.

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Oola said...

Wedding post and post with pictures of your home: it is truly inspiring and pretty place! ^^
-Oola (oolatus(at)gmail.com)

Anna said...

Alla dina bilder e fina o din blogg suverän! Men jag gillade bäst höstbilderna på dig, dom tagna utanför Jofs, det är så fin stämning i dom bilderna :)

Eirin said...

My favouritepost is about your wonderful wedding. Because you look so happy, and it made me believe in love again! Happy new year!

melina bee said...

my favorite post was when you unveiled your new monkey tattoo

Anonymous said...

It's all just so darn beautiful, but this year I'm going to have to vote for your pics of Austin: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/austin-was-great.html

They make me feel warm on this cold day.

suesnyderis(at)yahoo(.)ca

Congrats on your pregnancy! What wonderful news!

hoppycafe said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html

My favorite was the wedding post, too. You both look great. Love your style.

The Mint Palace said...

Well this was a little hard to choose... I went through and had a bit of a recap and came out with 7 (When I was Seventeen, The Nicer Way to the Bus Stop, Sailorette & Dying Flowers, The Wedding (of course), When the sun was still shining, Snip Snap, it's Completed & Themed & Paired) favourites!! :S

So I had to get it down to 1... And while I loved the unveiling of you new hairstyle and the dress in Snip Snap it's completed I couldn't really see the dress so... I have to go with...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/05/themed-and-paired.html

I want that dress!! It's so amazing!! You both look fabulous and I could really get a feel for you both and how much fun you have!!

Thank you for sharing snippets of your life. It's wonderful :) xo

mintpalace@gmail.com

Pirita said...

My favorite ones were all the USA posts and then the "Sixties make-up" post.

But since only one has to be picked, it would be "Austin was great". For me the sense of the atmosphere there was the strongest and pics were rrreally nice. E.g. the pics of the ventilator and the swimming pool :)

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/austin-was-great.html

pirita.t (at) gmail.com

Sandy Jungle said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-orleans-horisontally.html

I just loved this post of New Orleans, all the photos are so beautiful!!

Betty said...

My favorite post must be the one I someday found and thanks to this post I've followed your blog since. And it was this one:
http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/03/pardon-my-black-pardon-my-beret.html

Christmas Movies I Have Watched said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/wedding.html

Without a doubt the wedding post. The photos were amazing and you looked like a dream.xxx

Laurajtonner@gmail.com

kathy said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/07/austin-was-great.html

love the photos of austin and all your usa travels. congratulations on your baby news - exciting!

kathy.bartlett at gmail

Ginger said...

Without a doubt, "The Birthday", simply because I'd love to have a True Blood inspired birthday party... But dressed as Queen Sophie-Anne :)

Anonymous said...

Olipas hankalaa valita vain yksi postaus, hienoja postauksia oli aivan liikaa. Eri tavalla hienoja. Valitsin kuitenkin tämän: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/10/nicer-way-to-bus-stop.html
Tunnelma on aivan ihana, ja kuvat saavat minut miettimään kuinka onnekas olen saadessani asua Suomen kauniissa maisemissa. Tulee kyyneleet silmiin :)

nuus_ku@hotmail.com

bunny said...

I liked a lot of post of the past year, I could say your wedding, but it's too predictable...no, I will say this: http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/11/well-well.html

Where you posted the link to the talk show you were: A Night With Anne and Hannah! So I could see you talking and moving and not only in still pictures!!!

Have a wonderful 2012!

Bunny.

♥ Agatha ♥ said...

My favorite post was your wedding report cos I was so happy for both of you, and amazed by the originality of it. You both look awesome on the pics !!! Love u ♥♥♥
(eve.dieuleveut@etu.u-bordeaux1.fr)

Caulz said...

I started reading your blog for the vintage hair and fashion. But I've realized over time that I keep coming back because of all the other interesting stuff you do too.

My favorite:

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/04/about-some-stuff.html

It somehow makes you seem that much more real, or more familiar or... well, I guess more like I actually know you. Plus, I'm really into the way you've done your home. AND the whole home saga (I remember you moving and it being your grandmothers and the remodeling). I love all the posts, but this one was exceptionally nice.

All the best for 2012 and I look forward to reading more in the future (including all the great baby stuff!)

Cauley

turbokitty said...

http://freelancersfashion.blogspot.com/2011/09/before-wedding.html

It's like beautiful story :) And I love all this preparations before events as well.

catta@wp.pl

xoxo

Boo Boo Kitty said...

i love seeing photos of your house, the one when you first got your smeg fridge.... i think its because i m nosey... i like to nose around beautiful houses!

pluse i also like the one where you wear the skirt i made you, i just love seeing pretty girls wear things i have made them ;)

aislinn xxx

info@boobookittycouture.com

Lacey said...

I hope I made it in time! I always intend to respond and post when I have more time but that seems almost impossible recently.

Well, I am a sucker for weddings and your whole America trip did seem fun. I'm from the ststes but have never been to the South so it was neat to see all of those. Still, I think my favorite post was "When the Sun Was Still Shining" from back in August.

lulu_bean106@hotmail.com