video mini-giveaway!

Hey everyone – we need your opinions! We would love your input on our videos, and if you help us out, you could win a $5 Free People gift card!
All you have to do is head over to our YouTube channel and look around, and then leave a comment on this post answering two questions:
1 – Which of our videos do you like the best?
2- What sorts of videos would you like to see us make?
Many of our videos were created as a result of suggestions from our customers – we want to know what you like!
Tomorrow, at about this time, we will close up the comments and choose 10 comments at random. If your comment is one of those chosen, we’ll send you a $5 FP gift card! It’s that easy!
Thank you so much for your help!
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Rebecca -July 28, 2009, 5:45PM

I love the video of the model casting call in NYC a couple of weeks ago because I went to it! It was cool to see a “behind the scenes” of the event.
I’d love to see more behind the scenes type videos, including how you go about designing and choosing the pieces that you sell. Also, I love the interior design of your stores, especially the fitting rooms! It would be cool to show how your stores are designed and put together before opening.
I’m an avid reader of this blog; keep up the great work!

Sam -July 28, 2009, 5:46PM

1. I absolutely adore your Style Recipes and showed my friends last week! The model is adorable and the music in both is great (I’ve actually downloaded both of the songs). Plus I love how each outfit that’s put together demonstrates how versatile each FP piece is (for example, a top can be worn as a skirt, etc.)
And I love the tutorials!
2. I love the videos of employees of FP and I think it would be cool to do more interviews (including models), maybe asking how people would describe their style, or what is a piece in their wardrobe they can’t live without? I love that in past videos we’ve gotten to see the personalities of the people behind the clothes, the guys that make it all happen! And maybe everyone’s style may seem similar, but their inspiration could be drawn from many different places! That would be cool to hear!

Kieshaun Crawford -July 28, 2009, 5:50PM

The best video is the Free People: Looking Back 1970′s-2005! Its great to see how Free People always put out the best clothing trends!
I would like to see more behind the scenes videos that delve into how they put the looks together (make up, hair, etc.) for the photo shoots

Harley -July 28, 2009, 5:50PM

Hmm, it’s a toss up between your hair and your makeup videos. But I like the Beach Hair video. And I’m always up for more of both of those! :D

Anonymous -July 28, 2009, 5:58PM

1 – Which of our videos do you like the best? I love the style videos as well as the ones of real employees. It not only helps us, the customer, to achieve that FP look but it helps us to see that the people behind FP are just as real as we are.
2- What sorts of videos would you like to see us make? I would like to see you continue to give suggestions on how to put together certain outfits, achieve certain make-up & hair styles, as well as more behind the scenes vids. :) Oh & maybe even some DIY tutorials?
Thanks FP!

Rachel -July 28, 2009, 5:59PM

I really liked the how to style video. sometimes there are so many options on how to wear one thing or what to style it with, that it’s nice to have a little guidance. keep it coming with these kinds of videos!

Kaitlyn Schwab -July 28, 2009, 5:59PM

1) I LOVE the DIY Free People catalog hair/makeup videos and I also really love the DIY FP store displays videos. They are all really inspiring and now I have a room full of FP displays and a bunch of cute hair ideas for a night out.
2) As for more videos, I would really like to see more of the people who all help contribute to Free People. I love how the blog always has interviews of FP workers or “Today’s Office Style” on them. Maybe you should incorporate some interviews or Office life into fpgirls videos. And add more Free People out-takes (like Free People: Dance Party Outtake) They are extremely funny

laura -July 28, 2009, 6:05PM

I love the hair videos! The instructions are easy to follow, and the hairstyles always look great!
I’d like to see more hairstyle videos!

Karen -July 28, 2009, 6:09PM

1 – My favorite type of video are the Style Recipe ones with the models putting together different outfits, it was really interesting to see the creative & versatile ways you guys style the clothes. It’s a real inspiration and makes me want to buy more Free People clothing because you can wear it so many different ways!
2- Some videos I would like to see you guys make are where you guys get your inspiration and unique fabrics and designs, I think that would be really interesting because no other brand even comes close to being as creative and unique as Free People!
I love Free People and this blog, you guys are amazing!

Cristina Noel -July 28, 2009, 6:13PM

The Beach Hair Tutorial was definitely my favorite. It was easy to understand, slow enough to follow along, and clear enough to produce the same amazing results. I used the video to guide me as I did my hair for work this morning and I got tons of compliments even from my boss!!
The videos I’d like to see in the future would definitely have to be the ones on how to wear the shirts and make them into so many different styles. They are SO helpful and very doable. They encourage me to take the risk to purchase the more daring tops you sell.

Tessa -July 28, 2009, 6:21PM

1. My favorite video has to be the one on a day in the life of a Free People intern, mainly because I’d love to work for your company!
2. I’d love to see more behind the scenes videos! I really enjoy learning about Free People’s mission :)

Teeny Squish -July 28, 2009, 6:23PM

1. My favorite video is the makeup tutorial for the yellow and pink, fairy, dusted-on look. So gorgeous!
2. I LOVE the tutorial videos and I’d love to see more of those–behind-the-scenes stuff, how the set for the catalog was arranged, how the video shoot was done, hair and makeup, styling, all of it–I LOVE the Free People world.

kait -July 28, 2009, 6:29PM

I love the beach hair tutorial video, but all the tutorial/how to videos are great!
I would like to see more interview videos, like with the free people designers, stylists, models, etc.

Nicole cupcakes -July 28, 2009, 6:30PM

1 – Free People: April 2009 Style Recipe
2- how to dress up and dress down necklaces and how to wear scarves

katie -July 28, 2009, 6:34PM

I love the how to videos with the make up and hairstyles. Its great to see how to get the look of the free people girls!
I’d like to see more behind the scenes videos! I like seeing what goes on with this amazing brand!

Jill Baylon -July 28, 2009, 6:37PM

Hey free people I really like your beach waves video it looks really simple and easy and really cute!!!! I think it would be cool and I like the how to braid video and the convertible top videos are too the braids are sooo cute and I thought it would be really hard. The tops are really cool too!!!!! I think it would be cool if you could post videos on jewelry and accessories, cause I always wanna see and know what cool accessories are coming out!!! Thanks a lot I love your store:)

Ashley -July 28, 2009, 7:02PM

My favorite video is the garden variety office one! I love the effect of the stationary focal point with fast-forwarded flurries of activity surrounding it.
I would loooove to have more hair/make-up how-to videos, though.

Sammi -July 28, 2009, 7:05PM

I love the behind the scenes and how-to from the visual display team. I would love to see more pictures on displays and store window displays. They are always so creative.

Anonymous -July 28, 2009, 7:15PM

I love the how to videos and hair and makeup.. i also love the casting call video.
I would lovee to see videos of how your clothes are made!

Chrissy -July 28, 2009, 7:15PM

I love the how to videos and hair and makeup.. i also love the casting call video.
I would lovee to see videos of how your clothes are made!

glowgirl -July 28, 2009, 7:19PM

I like the garden video, showing how it all came together.
I would like to see more how to videos. Also see how you can mix and match clothes!

Kristin -July 28, 2009, 8:05PM

1. My favorite video is a tie between “Free People Interns” because I would LOVE to be a Free People Intern in the future and the “Free People: Beach Hair Tutorial” because I always love how the models’ hair looks in your catalogues and its great to get some tips of how to do it yourself!
2. I really love all of the how-to videos! I would like to see more videos of how you did the models hair and/or makeup, the making of store displays, which I used “Free People Summer 2009″ for ideas when decorating my bedroom, and even what goes into the making of the catalogue!

j -July 28, 2009, 8:08PM

my favorite video is the beach hair video. it is really informative, and totally something i would try–i love beachy looking hair!! it is so free people and so effortless looking. i would like to see more hair tutorials and some more behind the scenes for the catalog shoots.

Megan -July 28, 2009, 8:12PM

1. My favorite video has always been the first.. Free People Girl. I love the feel of it, it completely represents the Free People company and how mellowness and beautiful Free People clothing can bring you happiness :)!
2. I would love to see more artsy/musical videos representing the Free People company and what more it has to bring to its fans!

Terri Pawelski -July 28, 2009, 8:22PM

I really like the 2009 Style Recipe with Jenny. It shows how well your FP clothes work together and how you can dress an outfit up or down. I also like that it gives viewers ideas about how to wear items they might not otherwise think of putting together for a great outfit

Gabriella Ferreira -July 28, 2009, 8:30PM

1- My favorite videos are include the “Convertible Tops/ How To Style”, “Interns” and “April 2009 Style Recipie “. I love getting a behind the scenes look on everything you do because I hope to intern and/or work one day for you. I also just love re-arraning outfits, my plan is to become a stylist. Oh! and I also love love love your art tutorials!
2- I’d love it if you showed look books, such as how to re-arrange outfits. Oh I have an idea! How about you make a video like this: You have five or six pieces of clothing and you use them to create four different outfits.

Sarah Haas -July 28, 2009, 9:10PM

i like the beach hair video the best, because i loveee that look!
id like to see you guys make more of those tutorial videos, because i really love them!

Brittany -July 28, 2009, 10:41PM

I love the beach hair tutorial… it was exactly what I had been looking for! I love the tutorials and would like to see more of them. I also really like the catalog videos set to music :).

Courtney -July 28, 2009, 11:10PM

I can’t believe I’ve never watched these before! It’s so hard to choose just one favorite!
I think I really like seeing what goes on behind the designs at Free People, so I was fascinated by the “Summer 2009 Display How To” and “Interns” videos. Maybe it’s got something to do with wanting to work with FP one day, but I also like knowing that there are real people behind the brand that bring their own creativity to life.
I think it would be cool to see how designs go from conception to completion. The working environment at FP seems like such a haven of creativity and what we see in stores so perfectly designed for us.

alyssa -July 29, 2009, 12:06AM

my favorite is the hair styling video with the knot braid; it’s so original!!
the kinds of videos i’d like to see more would probably be more of the changing room sorts of videos. i love seeing all the different ways FP stuff can be used and paired together. it also inspires me to go back into my own wardrobe and find new combinations and new ways to use things.

Melanie -July 29, 2009, 12:36AM

1. At the moment, my favourite FP video would have to be the “Beach Hair Tutorial.” Until that video was posted, I was having major problems creating any sort of … semi-presentable waves in my hair. I love this video because: a) the really pretty model is in it, AND, b) currently, half my head is full of sexy beach waves!!
2. I would really enjoy watching more of these hair tutorials, as I need all the help I can get. Also, I would like to see some more makeup tutorials. You are selling some Too Faced products online, yet there aren’t many videos about it. I’m sure if you posted some sort of tutorial, I would try to copy them right away – with the correct products ofcourse.

Maggie Salkin -July 29, 2009, 12:47AM

1) i like the beach hair video.
2) i would like to see more videos on how to braid your own hair, specifically the Lauren Conrad, headband, braid

Eva -July 29, 2009, 1:11AM

1. My favorite video is the Free People: Interview with Kris Chau. It was really cool to see a little into the life of a designer like that. Pruitt and Kris were really nice and casual and I felt like I was right there, talking and laughing with them.
2. It would be amazing to see behind-the-scenes of pretty much everything Free People, especially the designing, modeling, and production processes. I would also like to see more how-tos and FP employee interviews. Style recepies and the knitting videos are brilliant, too!

Ashley -July 29, 2009, 1:13AM

Summer 2009 Display How To!! I always love the displays and the general atmosphere of the stores and was amazed by how simple the decorations were.
I’d like to see street style videos. I don’t know how this would work because it might be creepy if you called out pedestrians wearing free people on the street but it wouldn’t necessarily have to be limited to girls wearing the brand. I love the office style posts on the blog and think something like an office style video or street style video would be fun to see.

Faith -July 29, 2009, 1:16AM

1. I actually really like the beach hair tutorial, since I’ve always wondered how FP’s models hair is styled and how to recreate the looks myself.
2. More hair tutorials would be awesome, or maybe some clothing DIY videos. That’d be neato!

Clarissa -July 29, 2009, 1:41AM

1. I looove youre style recipe videos. I cant get enough of the catchy music and the great outfits the models put together.
2. I would really like to see more videos of how your catalogues get put together. The locations and extra props always seem lovely. I would be really interested in how you decide what to add or how you pick what place will showcase the collection the best.

Toya -July 29, 2009, 1:55AM

1. I am a really big fan of your style recipes & your video on the convertible tops. I really enjoy these two videos because they are a great help in giving new ideas on how to style some of the clothes that I purchase from you. I especially like the style recipes because I am not one to easily put together many different outfits so they help give off a few ideas.
2. I think it would be nice to see more tutorial style videos. Whether it’s like the style recipes or just demonstrating different ways to wear different items that you guys sell that’d be great. I also enjoyed the Looking Back at free people from the 1970′s to 2005. Maybe a couple more videos showing some outfits from the past and how we transformed them now would be pretty cool. The Makeup video was another one I liked as well. In general more fun and exciting videos like the Make up one that you have and the style recipes would be nice.

jenn -July 29, 2009, 2:23AM

1. my favorite videos have always been the three knitting tutorials poste waaay back i found them VERY helpful and inspiring!!!! i also liked the tutorials for braids…styling etc.
soo…with that said i would love to see more tutorials for crafting styling, & FP inspired looks…

Samantha -July 29, 2009, 2:33AM

(1)I LOVE the videos, but especially liked the Summer 2009 Display How-To. I’ve always been a big fan of DIY and (2) would love to see more videos with arts and crafts and such!

Caitlin -July 29, 2009, 3:31AM

My favorite video right now is probably the beach hair one. It really makes the style seem so easy and makes me wish I had long enough hair to try this look out.
I’d love to see more how-to videos, like this one and the style recipe videos. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how certain pieces will go together and in these videos, we get to see so many different looks and how to wear so many pieces.

melissa -July 29, 2009, 9:17AM

i love the beach hair video, it’s easy to do and something girls want their hair to look like and the model looks so relaxed well he does her hair, it doesnt look like it takes hours of effort either.
free people is great and it shows it’s not just about the clothes it can also we able hair and everything beauty oriented
i would really like to see more videos of free people inspired closets.. awhile back there was one on a model and i looked it!
also i really like the videos made in poorer countries, it’s cool to see their culture

Fiona -July 29, 2009, 9:32AM

1 – My favourite videos are the beautiful catalog ones. They are so artfully done, and I always come away from watching them newly inspired to make my existence as beautiful as possible with pretty, colourful things and interesting music. I buy from iTunes all the tracks you feature in every monthly video, my favourite so far being Follow Me Down by Golden Animals and Three Colours by Sunset Rubdown.
2 – I’d love to see more of these lovely little things, the ones that look like they took a little while to conceive and make. Considering fashion is so visual, it seems to me really important to be able to see how you make use of visual art forms like video. Second to wearing the clothes myself, watching one of theses make me feel more Free People than anything. :)
(Oh, and I have to make a special mention of the Free People: Braid How To II. I fell so hard in love with these braids after this video that now you’d be hard pressed to find me without one in my hair.)

Marian Smith -July 29, 2009, 12:05PM

1. I like all the how-to videos, especially the ones with the hair. I don’t really know that much about styling my own hair.
2. I would like to see more how-to videos, especially craft how-to – like crafts made out of recycled materials. Make up how-to videos would be cool, too.

Katie -July 29, 2009, 12:26PM

1) I absolutely love the style recipe videos. After watching them I am always inspired to use my free people clothing in different ways.
2) I would love to see an article of clothing being made from start to finish. All the way from picking out the fabrics to the end product. It would be soo cool to see all the hard work you guys put into making these beautiful clothes.

MJ -July 29, 2009, 1:09PM

I really love all the how-to videos you guys make. Especially the hair and store display videos. I like learning how to incorporate the Free People style in my home and the rest of my life. I would like more of those videos.

Lily -July 29, 2009, 1:32PM

I love the style recipe and hair videos. I would love to see more how-to videos and videos about FP employees and their style inspirations.

katiehov -July 29, 2009, 3:27PM

1- I really like the makeup videos, esp the one you did around the holidays. It’s just another way to continue the FP aesthetic.
2-I would like to see videos designers developing ideas from mock ups and samples. Either that or more of the changing room videos.

Priscilla -July 29, 2009, 3:28PM

Hey!
1) I loved the looking back video from the 70′s to ’05 and gosh all of the how-to videos! Those knitting episodes were great and so were the make up and hair and style tutorials. :)
2) Anything really, but keep up the how-tos!

Alyssa Palazzo -July 29, 2009, 4:12PM

1. I really love the “make up how to” videos because I am completely clueless as to how to do my own makeup. Love the hairstyling videos too!!
2. In the future I would love to see some of the designers and where they get their ideas from/how they make the clothes.

Lorna Pérez -July 29, 2009, 4:18PM

1- My favorite videos are the Braid How To I and II because I’ve always loved the models’ hair in the website and magazine. I tried to do some on my hair by following the steps but it didn’t go so well. I need practice!
2- I would like to see more makeup and hair videos which are things we can do home. Also some videos of mix and match of FP clothes and accesories. “This shirt with those pants or the same shirt but with a skirt, etc…”

Enid Kypragoras -July 29, 2009, 5:32PM

I enjoyed the make-up, hair and convertible tops videos on your channel.
There are all great!
More videos on creative ways to wear and accessorize your clothes and get some of the hairstyles worn in the catalogue. Also, perhaps some creative interior design decor?

Amanda -July 29, 2009, 5:32PM

1. I love the beach hair tutorial
2. I’d love to see more makeup tutorials. There fun and who doesn’t love learning new makeup techiques!

judy OLeary -July 29, 2009, 6:11PM

I like the April 2009 style recipe the best for three reasons:
1 the song
2 the quick changes of outfits give me ideas for FP things to buy
3 it’s really cute and unique
I also liked watching Free People: Looking Back 1970′s-2005 because I’d wear some of those clothes from the 70′s now! You rock!
The best videos are the ones that sell your clothes or are instructional.

Ali -July 29, 2009, 6:54PM

1.I personally love the video on the open casting, it was so much fun to watch and all of those girls looked so beautiful in the clothes. I also love watching the dance party video, it’s just fun! All of the tutorials are fantastic too, I finally understand beach hair!
2. I really love everything you guys have out now, the tutorials are all fantastic.

molly -July 29, 2009, 7:06PM

I liked the makeup tutorial one!
I would love to see videos showing where you get inspiration from…the vintage styles are so unique and beautiful.

Caden -March 8, 2010, 11:06AM

Seems like a good idea to me.

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