13/01/02 - 09:53 - In: Work

The little black jacket from Chanel on Sophie Hulme, styled by me, photographed by Oliver Stalmans for STYLEBY. Makeup: Sophia Erichsen, Hair: Sherin.

I know 2012 is over and now is the time to focus on the new year but flipping through pictures from some of the work I’ve done during this past year I’m just so grateful I get to do what I do. I love my job, I really do, and 2012 has opened up so many possibilities for me. This editorial is very special for me, not only beacuse of the fact that I got the opportunity to style with little black jackets from Chanel (!) but this shoot was so hard to pull together. Before we actually were at the studio with the whole crew everything that could go wrong did..I mean, everything. But we did pull it together and the shoot went well. Me and my assistant, Petter, almost couldn’t believe it when we left the studio. Our model could only stay for 5 hours and we needed 5 perfect pictures+cover(!). Now, I don’t know if you know how long these shoots usually are and, of course, it has to do with a lot of different circumstances but 5 hours including hair and make up..well, that’s not much.

I’ve done stuff I couldn’t dream of doing this year and it’s amazing to actually feel that I have grown so much on many levels. I still have a lot more to learn though, strengths to develope, as well as weeknessess to work with. You’re never complete, you can always learn more and do better and for me that’s something I like with this job, It’s a constant challenge. But sometimes you also need to stop for a minute and give yourself a pat on the shoulder, to know that you did good. That’s a lesson I take with me from 2012. And I will work harder. And do things better. I don’t ever want to stop growing. I hope you feel the same way, even if you don’t have your dream job at the moment or know what you want yet. But don’t be afraid to develope and use your own personal strengts AND to take a leap every now and then. It’s a good chance you might succeed.

Jag vet att det är nytt år nu och dags att blicka framåt men kunde inte riktigt hålla mig från att skriva detta inlägg efter att ha bläddrat igenom bilder från jobb under året som gått. Jag älskar mitt jobb, det är verkligen fantastiskt och 2012 har öppnat upp så många möjligheter för mig. Det här modejobbet är ett sådant där speciellt jobb för mig, inte bara för att jag faktiskt fick möjligheten att styla efter fantastiska jackor från Chanel (!) utan också för att det var ett hästjobb att få ihop denna plåtning. Innan vi faktiskt var i studion för att äntligen plåta detta gick allt som kan gå fel med en plåtning fel. Det var nästan löjligt. MEN vi fick ihop det och jag och vår assistent, Petter, kunde knappt fatta att det var klart när vi gick från studion den dagen. Vår modell kunde bara stanna i 5 timmar, det kanske inte låter så lite men när det ska sättas ljus och testplåtas, make och hår ska göras, stämma av att allt verkligen sitter som det ska och blir som man har tänkt, hår och make ska gå in och göra sitt och 5 perfekta bilder+omslag(!) ska sitta..ja, då är 5 timmar inte mycket.

Det här året har jag fått göra jobb jag inte kunde drömma om att få möjligheten till för bara ett par år sedan och det är så fantastiskt att få känna att jag faktiskt har vuxit och utvecklats så pass mycket. Jag älskar den känslan. Men jag vet också att jag är långt ifrån perfekt och ibland är inte det så jäkla farligt för man blir aldrig fullärd, det viktiga är att man alltid är villig att utvecklas, lära sig nya saker och tänka nytt. För mig är det oerhört viktigt. Men man får inte glömma att också stanna upp och ge sig själv en klapp på axeln, säga till sig själv att man faktiskt gjorde något bra och det här året känner jag att jag kan det. Det är inte alltid så lätt, för även om jag älskar mitt jobb till döds är prestationsångest sällan frånvarande. Kanske inte när man är just i det, då måste jag känna att jag gör det bäst, annars är det liksom ingen idé men det är omöjligt att inte låta den påverka. Nu vet jag dock hur jag ska hantera den och jag vet också att det är viktigt att verkligen ta tillvara på de stunder när man känner att “Fan, det där gjorde jag jävligt bra” och komma ihåg det. Det tar jag med mig till det nya året och jag tror att jag kommer känna mig ännu starkare när det är dags för 2014. Jag hoppas att ni också tar med er den där känslan även om ni inte har ert drömjobb just nu eller ens vet vad ni vill göra. Ta till vara på era styrkor och var inte rädda för att chansa! Vem vet, helt plötsligt kanske ni har ert drömjobb!

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Karina- 5 January, 2013 at 09:45
Ok, wow. This editorial and your work makes me want to become a stylist even more. It's just so inspiring, I love it. So simple, yet so powerful. Work like this makes feel so excited and motivates me to pursue my dreams! I hope I too can become a great stylist soon enough! Karina
Nanna- 3 January, 2013 at 10:25
Freaking awesome! Love all them pictures - especially the one with the ripped jeans, definitely gotta get a similar pair! Columbine,you are great! Such a positive inspiration for dreamy girls. PLEASE DON'T EVER STOP! Love from Denmark
    columbine- 5 January, 2013 at 02:43
    Thank you, Nanna! And thank you for keep reading my blog! Xx C
Eve- 3 January, 2013 at 08:13
Beautiful editorial, and such an inspirational post. Best of luck to you in the future -- keep doing what you've been doing! x
Labériane- 3 January, 2013 at 01:20
Very very great job, the styling is PERFECT <3 ++ Labériane
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:56
    Thank you!
Jennifer D.- 3 January, 2013 at 11:59
You're a huuuuge inspiration (and I don't just say that to everyone) and I hope you know that there are many "readers" of StyleBy out there who don't speak a word Swedish, but they buy the magazine anyway, just to see your styling. Including me :) You should really pat yourself on the shoulder for that, 'cause I'm pretty sure there's no other magazine out there who get that kind of "non-readers" :) Great great GREAT job!!! Jennifer
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:56
    Thank you, Jennifer, your words mean a lot to me! I'm so glad you like Styleby and the work all of us do there. It's amazing to have readers like you! Xx C
Sara- 3 January, 2013 at 11:26
Hej Columbine, Fanatstisk styling du har gjort! Alt stemmer i denne serien, hår, makeup, modellen, stylingen... kan godt forstå du er nøjd og det er en drøm å få jobbe med Chanel! Well done fra Danmark! KH Sara // Eurowoman
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:51
    Tack så mycket, Sara! Kram, C
Kamila- 3 January, 2013 at 11:21
Hi Columbine, I don't get a word in StyleBy Magazine, but the way you style yor photo shoots is beyond most of the stylings I see in different Vogues. You are the right person in the right place and you do a gret job! I couldn't wait for this photo shoot since you have showed us preview. Looks Amazing! Keep going & surprising us. All the best for 2013!
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:49
    Kamila! These words really warms my heart, thank you so much! I wish you all the best and a happy new year! C
Gb- 3 January, 2013 at 08:41
Thanks for sharing this, Columbine. I was going thru the iPad version of Styleby (I love it) a couple of days ago and I just realised how much you had worked, how many stories you had styled in the last issue. You're doing a great job, and you do work hard and you really deserve a pat on the shoulder as well as some vacation! Many kisses from Switzerland, G.
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:50
    Thank you so much for your very kind words! It's so amazing having readers like you. Take care, C
Carly- 3 January, 2013 at 07:19
Such nice touching words Columbine; couldn't have put it better myself! It IS so important to give yourself a pat on the back and not to be too hard on yourself when things seem to be out of whack. :) This will be something I will constantly remind myself for 2013 I think. Now. THE JEANS. Oh god, the jeans. Love all the shots here of your styling work, just WOW.
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:46
    Yes, it really is, it's so important to remember those moments to be able to grow stronger. Yes, the jeans are amaze! Take care, C
mj- 3 January, 2013 at 05:13
This blog post filled my eyes with tears, great words Columbine.
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:46
    Thank you for taking the time to read it! Xx C
G- 3 January, 2013 at 02:40
Absolutely amazing styling! Great job.
monkeyshines- 2 January, 2013 at 11:50
inspiring! Bises, monkeyshines
Josephine Aune- 2 January, 2013 at 10:39
Det du skriver är verkligen sant. Att man ska stanna upp och reflektera över det man faktiskt gjort, inte helt lätt. Och grymt jobbat! Kram!
    columbine- 3 January, 2013 at 01:45
    Josephine! Tack så mycket och tänk på det du med, du är grym! Kram!
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