thursday poll – edition 129

we have another new lookbook up online! “la boheme” is a gorgeous mix of airy fabrics, soft colors, crochet, animal and floral prints. it’s romantic and sweet and i could easily see these outfits floating down the streets of paris. which one is your favorite?

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(click on each image to go to our website and see all items in the outfit)

here are you results from last week’s poll!

snow city







winter strikes again… a little over a foot fell in the city and i went for a little walk this morning and took some photos before beginning the trek down to the navy yard.  i actually love the brief period of time after a large snowfall when everything is blanketed in white and the snow muffles the usual sounds of the city, creating a peaceful lull.  people even seem to say hi on the street more often, offering a warm smile of commiseration for others out shoveling or trudging through snow up to their knees.

but don’t get me wrong, i am more than ready for spring! enough of this nonsense :)

outside the box

after jemma posted about our extreme series oversized and boxy tees the other day i went and checked out the shop online and started thinking about how i’d wear some of these items. like she said, i also tend to over-size it when i buy shirts because i like them a little baggier – so these extreme tees are right up my alley!  we had a little fun today trying some outfits on, and with the color scheme of the items we picked, the bamboo forest at the end of the hall beckoned to us…









jemma is wearing: super tee, suede utility short and fallon felt fedora.

i am wearing: boxy solid pullover (color coming soon), directions in lace maxi, janis brimmed wool hat, stirrup ankle boot, fringe crossbody, warrior arrowhead ring, millau wrap bracelet.

check out our extreme series: oversized and boxy, here!

at home with our graphic designer

lizzy janssen is an amazing artist, has great style, and is just an awesome person- so its no surprise that her home (in fishtown, philadelphia) is a reflection of all those things. lizzy describes it as somewhere in the early american, meets 1950’s housewife, meets mid-century modern neighborhood :) another fun fact – it was designed by our creative director, who lives here!

i’m completely in love with her place…the exposed brick, the spiral staircase, the amazing bathroom and her adorable cat arlo in the above picture (named after arlo guthrie).


most of the stuff lizzy has decorated her place with – the furniture, paintings and figurines – was found at thrift stores, garage sales, and sometimes even on the curb! her favorite thrift stores in philly are germantown thrift and three potato four, in manayunk.


here’s a quick little interview with lizzy, and check out more photos of her sweet place in the slideshow below!


you can check out another tour of lizzy’s home here!

model off duty

our creative design assistant snapped a couple pics of model sasha pivovarova when she arrived for our catalog shoot on thursday… she looks effortlessly cool in leather pants, black shoes, tank and messy braid – and the tiger on her shirt was definitely appropriate!

i snapped this photo of her bracelets and rings on the makeup table – i love that she just wears a couple of friendship bracelets!


and jemma took this photo when she arrived on day two, looking nice and cozy for the cold day in nyc!


i know you guys want to see more of the april catalog but you’re going to have to wait a little bit! don’t worry though because i’ll have a sneak peek of our february book soon (maybe next week!) and it is amazing :)

Extreme series part one: Boxy Shapes

I have always been a fan of the oversized look. I usually opt for the two sizes bigger idea when it comes to buying tops  –  I like the way they fall and how much freedom I have to play around with different silhouettes.

Lately bloggers have been catching my eye and the ways they have been styling these extreme XL ideas.

I love this look with maxi skirts with a small section of the top tucked in to give a draping effect or just worn loose to give that relaxed and comfortable feel.

It’s quite a bold idea… how do you guys feel about this look???

Photos taken from Dora’s fur, Am lul closets and Free People’s extreme series shop

shiela’s story

today’s fan story is from sheila from portland OR, a student and artist who sent in some of her recent work.  she wrote that she loves fiber art and is always inspired by the materials that free people uses, and has incorporated some tears from  fp catalogs into her work.








i love how personal her work is, some of it containing little sentences or phrases that are like a peek into her diary.  awesome stuff, thanks for sharing shiela! you can check out more of her work here.

and don’t forget to keep the stories coming to!

NYC photo diary

i mentioned last week that i was lucky enough to be able to go to our april catalog shoot in nyc… well here is a little visual diary of the trip!

on the train ride up i could barely contain my excitement for the day ahead…

we shot in milk studios, an amazing warehouse-like space in the meatpacking district.



this was my first time attending a catalog shoot, and i just wanted to soak in every detail.


multi-tasking :)


shoes lined up and ready to go.


our creative director, doub, chats with photographer guy aroch.


the fp crew, pre shooting.


a beautiful day in nyc!