Feb 14 2010

To the ones I love

Hey, it’s Valentines day. A day I usually don’t celebrate. But I thought that I for once could write a blog post to the ones I love. So…

To my family

Grandmother – I love you grandma, thanks for everything you and grandpa gave to me when I grew up. /mormors lilla prinsessa
Mum – Thanks for always caring about me. Thanks for calling me just to ask how I feel or if I have had a nice day.
Dad – Thank you for everything you have taught me. I am glad I can ask you about anything. Thanks for all your expressions that makes me laugh.
Marcus – Thanks for being my big brother, for always being there when we grew up. Thank you for all the shit chats on msn.
CC – Thank you for taking care of my brother. I am happy that he’s found you.
Marianne – You are the best! I can see so much of myself in you.
Britt-Louise – Thank you for everything we did together that my parents didn’t want to do with me. Like swimming in the rain etc.

To my friends in Linköping – I love you and would be nothing without you

Stefan – Thanks for being my best friend. Thanks for believing in me. Thank you for all the late nights with dkp-tea.
Pernilla – I am happy that Stefan found you and that I have got to know you too. Even though you hate board games, you are a great person.
Alice – Tant Maria loves you sweetie. Soon I will read Bamse for you.
Anna & Andreas – Thanks for your hospitality, for all the nights I’ve got to sleep on your couch, thanks for being boardgame geeks. I am also looking forward to your wedding!
Tobias – Thanks for being there when I was down and the rest were busy with gf/bf stuff ;) Thank you for all your support and for always being online when I need you.

To my closest friends in Stockholm – I am happy to have got to know you all

Jonas – Thanks for taking care of me when I moved here. I am sorry for not having time to see you more often. I owe you one!
Elisabeth – Thank you for being so funny. Thanks for all your imitations. Thank you for all the walks to Kristineberg and for everything we have talked about. I miss you so much.
Lorraine – Thanks for all your laughs, you really make my life more joyful. Thanks for the late nights out and the late chats online, thank you for listening.
Sanna – Thank you for all your quotes that make me laugh. You are one talented, energetic and independent woman. Thank you for någotsmart and all our geeky discussions over a shitty msn.
Susanna – Thank you for being the one you are. Thanks for your Finnish accent and for letting me see and hear a piece of my roots. It means a lot to me.
Jenny – Thank you for all your kindness and care. Thanks for your company on the green line to Bromma.

To my Online friends – I wouldn’t have been the one I am today without you

Rickard/shelter – I am happy that we are still friends.
Kees/andabata – My lovely Dutchman, thanks for all your love, I hope we will meet soon.
Daniel/Douwd – Thanks for all your computer support.
Don/Brett/gcb – Thank you for being the clam you are and thanks for proof reading my blog. It’s really appreciated.
John/Subbass – Thank you for all the graphical stuff you make. You really have skills man!
Martin/Muhko – Thank you for always making me laugh, even when I am down. I miss you really.

To the friend I have left in Sundsvall

Martin – Even though you only call me when you are drunk nowadays, you are one of the kindest persons I know. You were always there to help me when I called. I am happy to have got to know you and Simon. Call me next time Timrå IK is in Stockholm.

I took a few tears to write this post… But that just confirms it for me. I love you all!



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Feb 7 2010

The fashion panel hagglof

Today Melodifestivalen, the Swedish selection competitions for the Eurovision Song Contest started. The music genre is mostly not my cup of tea, the biggest reason for me watching it is to see the clothes. It’s over the years become like a tradition for our family to review the clothes the artists are wearing. Since I am at my parents place this weekend we were to my great delight able discuss the costumes tonight as well. A new thing this year was that I also reported on Twitter where I gave us the name “modepanelen hagglof” (= the fashion panel hagglof).

So, first of all. Let me introduce the fashion panel hagglof:

Herbert Hägglöf – My father, has been working in the fashion industry since he was 14, which gives him 47 years of experience. Educated long time ago at the merchant institute in Stockholm and the textile institute in Borås. Now working as a store manager at Lagos Mode in Norrköping, a fashion store that implements 20 million a year and since 2007 is part of Mich. Sandström AB.

Anita Hägglöf – My mother, educated seamstress in the textile town of Norrköping. Her biggest qualification in fashion context is to have sewed dresses for our king Carl XVI Gustaf’s prom. Left the fashion industry in the 70’s to start working with health care.

Maria Hägglöf – Yeah, that’s me. I think you know me by now. But if you don’t, I have been working  in the fashion industry from time to time since 1998. I have mostly got my experience from the fashion industry in the store Lagos Mode but I have also been doing internship twice at the fashion industry magazine Habit. Since 2009 I am also in addition to my education (Communication new media) working extra as social media consultant and advisor with customers from the fashion industry.

Now to our assessment of the clothes in Melodifestivalen.

1. Ola – Unstoppable
He got some trouble with his belt which almost came loose. But apart from that he had nice clothes, it suited him and his song.

2. Jenny Silver – A Place to stay
Disagreements in the fashion panel. Herbet said: “The legs were nice but not the rest”. Anita said: “Weird hips”. Maria said: “stuffed hips and lack of pants is not ok”

3. Linda Pritchard – You’re Making Me Hot-Hot-Hot
This performance was to messy for us and we all got headache, so the only thing we could say about the clothes was “almost the same as the previous artist” and “looong earrings”.

4. Pain of Salvation – Road Salt
During this performance I cried of laughter when Herbert expressed his views on the singer’s clothes. He thought that there is something wrong with the upbringing of a child who has got the opportunity to sing in national television to wear an undershirt and torn jeans. When he also saw that he was barefoot, he just drew a deep sigh and continued with typical Herbert-expressions about these clothes. I laughed and cried, I have seen worse but to some extent I agree with Herbert. I can’t say what Anita thought about this cause she laughed as well.

5. Anders Ekborg – The Saviour
Anders had a black suit which always works and it looked good. But even though we understood that he was meant to have a slightly sloppy look, his tie knot was silly and ugly.

6. Jessica Andersson – I did it for love
When I saw Jessica I exclaimed: “Look, a dress!” and Herbert answered “It was about time, we’re at prominent number six”. Jessica had the only real dress in the first part of the song contest. It was black, it was long and it looked really good.

7. Frispråkarn – Singel
A bit boring but classic. Our rating: nice and good looking clothes for being worn by a hiphopper.

8. Salem Al Fakir – Keep on walking
The winner of this part of the contest also is the winner according to the fashion panel hagglof. The only bad thing with his light gray costume is our cold winter. But it suited him perfect!

All in all the artists didn’t impress us much. Tonight’s best garment was worn by the presenter Måns Zelmerlöw. His blazer was above anything else.



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Jan 15 2010

August 2009

Life in General:

In august I went back home to Stockholm and felt really good about it.

Friends:

Susanna visited me in Norrköping. Together we visited Makkarakauppa and Kolmårdens Zoo and ate Greek food. I also spent some time with my friends in Linköping and in the end of the month we had a crayfish party at Tobias summer cottage.

Family:

My brother Marcus turned 30 and we celebrated him at his and CC‘s new apartment in Helsingborg.

Personal:

I wrote this personal blogpost about my mum

School:

School started again after 10 weeks of summer holiday. The first day we met our customer for the live project about dementia that we were going to start working with.

LiA:

I started to hunt for a place where I could do my second internship. The hunt took place mostly at Twitter and in my blog.

Work:

I worked first half of the month and ended the summer period at work and ended with a bit of golf playing and socializing in the forest with my colleagues. That was also the end for my summer blog.

Social Media:

I became even more twitter active and used social media to promote myself for another internship period. And as mentioned above I also ended the summer blog I had at work.

Mobile shot:

Marcus and CC's turtle Berta which now unfortunately is dead is eating breakfast.

Marcus and CC's turtle Berta which now unfortunately is dead is eating breakfast.

Photo:

A rhinoceros and a zebra at Kolmården Zoo.

A rhinoceros and a zebra at Kolmården Zoo.



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Jan 13 2010

July 2009

Life in General:

In July most people are having vacation, but that’s the month when I worked the most.  I lived in Norrköping the entire month and realized that I missed Stockholm.

Friends:

I visited Alice and her parents in Linköping and melted when she fell asleep in my arms. When I went home to Stockholm for just a weekend I met up with Jenny and when we had decided to meet up with Peter and Adam we ended up at a rave party. Odd, I know.

Alice and I before she fell asleep. Photo: Stefan Doverud

Alice and I before she fell asleep. Photo: Stefan Doverud

Family:

I lived at my parent’s house the entire month and together with them I went to the castle in Örebro for a family reunion with all descendants of my mother’s grandparents.

Work:

I worked really hard this month at Lagos Mode, both in the store and with the blog, at the expense of my personal blog which wasn’t very updated during July.

Trips:

As written above I made two trips in July, one to my home in Stockholm and one to Örebro.

Mobile shot:

I caught Jenny when she was eating candy at work. Look how guilty she looks ;)

Jenny eating candy.

Jenny eating candy.

Photo:

I missed Stockholm in July and went here when I had a weekend off work. I took a walk at Södermalm where I also took some photos.

View from Mosebacke



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Jan 9 2010

May 2009

Life in General:

May was the month when my blog got a big revamp, I flied with an aeroplane for the first time since 2000 and I cut my hair and lost 5kg according to the hairdresser.

Friends:

I played softball with a wig in the Drottningholm castle area along with Jenny and her friends. It was really fun and I hope we’ll do it again this year.

Family:

In May my mum turned 60 and celebrated her birthday together with me on Crete.

My mum and I on her birthday.

My mum and I on her birthday.

School:

I was totally bored in school and had no motivation what so ever after coming back from my first internship period. The only good things in school this month were the lectures and workshops with Johan Lange.

LiA:

I made a little comeback at my internship company when they arranged Habit Fashion Summit at Grand Hôtel. While being there I was blogging in the Habit blog.

Social Media:

In May I finally set up this wordpress blog, something I did way to late. My old blog survived for to long really. This was also the month when I got to understand how useful Twitter is. I started to follow more interesting people and got to know my first tweeps.

Trips:

The month started with a trip to Crete together with my mum. We had a nice week even though it started with 3 days of rain…

In the end of the month I also made a little trip to my home county Östergötland.

Sports:

I started training again and I really enjoyed it. Running along the beach in the sunrise at Crete was lovely.

Books:

May was the month when I started to read Dreams from my father by Barack Obama. A book I haven’t finished yet. I only have about 50 pages left though ;)

Mobile shot:

I’m blue…

How do you like my new hair colour?

How do you like my new hair colour?

Photo:

The Photo of the month is a picture of a crazy person… I don’t really know who she is…

The first sunny day on Crete. A pale Swede took a few jumps of joy. Photo: Anita Hägglöf

The first sunny day on Crete. A pale Swede took a few jumps of joy. Photo: Anita Hägglöf



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Aug 5 2009

A mothers point of view

Today I flattened my mums fringe and then I couldn’t stop laughing at the result. She looked very funny, haha!

That was just a side-note to what I had planned to write in this post though. My intention was to write about children in the eyes of their mother. And now you all think “Hey, stop there, you have no kids, you know nothing about this”. That’s true, I know nothing. But I have a mother who I know loves me and I am the apple of her eye.

Once she told me a story of when I puked in a bus when I was about one year old. People around us moved away from their seats and the stink was probably evident. But then she said “but you can never feel a bad smell from your own child”. That gives me a hint about a mothers love for her child. It’s so tremendous that she can’t even feel the bad smell of their own child’s vomit.

Today I found a mail in my inbox, it was a tip from my mum with a link to a job from the webpage of the official Swedish employment service. The job was some kind of model job for a fashion company and the description said that they were looking for someone with an attractive appearance. In the message my mum had written “something for you, you are so beautiful my daughter”.  It made me smile. I am fully aware of that I have no chance in the world to get a model job without some surgery in advance but in my mothers eyes I am the most beautiful girl in the world. I know that in reality I am not but I don’t care because I know I am loved and I love my mother too.

Even if we don't always get along, I love you mum!

Even if we don't always get along, I love you mum!



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