thursday poll – edition 126

our march catalog has some amazing items that can be worn as beach cover ups…  i love how light and airy these pieces are, i would live in them all summer long. which one do you guys like best?

the hooded maxi dress:

the open stitch beach tunic:

the runaway lace kaftan:

the starlight lovers dress:

or the fp-1 wavebreak smocked tunic:

the journey

the latest exhibit to go up over in building 543 might be one of my favorites  to date.  it’s impossible not to notice it when you walk in… back in the far corner by the cafeteria, a strange tower appeared last week… upon closer investigation it is revealed to be a tower of books, carefully stacked to form a rainbow of color with their spines.



“arguments #6C” by tom bendtsen.

the opposite wall displays more eye-catching sculptures like these:


“(un)mending” by libbie soffer



“so long and thanks for all the fish…” by joanna platt



and then this appeared above the elevator next to our café…pillows of yarn and crochet hanging like icicles from a dr. seuss book.  this blew me away – it’s called “heaven” by melissa haims.




the exhibition of contemporary sculptures, titled “the journey,” opens today at gallery 543 at the navy yard, which is open monday through friday from 9am to 5pm.

daughters of the revolution

There are two beautiful dresses in our March book from the label Daughters of the Revolution – beautiful graphic dresses that are ideal for a vacation as beach cover ups or dressed up for a day to night look.

Here’s a little about the designers;

Daughters of the Revolution designer, Emily Cadenhead, creates her clothes to evoke the sensibility of freedom, nature, love, and femininity that have marked her life. Her parents are hippies who live an environmentally friendly lifestyle, which liberally encourages creativity. Growing up in Malibu and Palm Springs with nature outside her window, Emily spent most of her upbringing painting and drawing. In 2007, she started Daughters of the Revolution with a small collection of hand painted dresses.

Daughters of the Revolution is a family business committed to sustainable design. The team works on a micro-level carefully selecting ethically and environmentally responsible techniques for their garments. Daughters of the Revolution uses a combination of organic clothes, natural fibers and silks. Much of their sequins and beadwork are made of recycled materials. Emily’s print designs echo nature and fairytale with recurring motifs of flowers, seashells, feathers, animal and ethic prints. The focus of the design is comfort above all else therefore developing a loyal following of women from around the world who love the collection. Daughters of the Revolution is now carried in over 200 stores worldwide as a celebration of the female form, freedom, nature, love and happiness!

Crosswords Maxi Tube Dress

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

acai bowl

today’s recipe is from one of our fp girls, who says she first learned about the acai bowl in san diego, where all the little coffee and sandwich huts along the beach served them.


frozen acai sorbet


fresh fruit- my favorites: bananas, strawberries, peaches, blueberries


mix together in a bowl and enjoy! this makes a delicious breakfast or snack :)

march moodboards

our creative team sent me some outtakes from the march catalog that they didn’t end up using, so i decided to have a little fun with them and create some mood boards – each centered around a theme: castaway, in the city, and swim.


she treads barefoot through the sand, her skin tickled by the salt and sand.  she dances along, dipping her toes in the ocean and stopping to pick up sea shells that shine like pearls. she drapes herself in sheer fabrics that don’t add any weight, so she can take off in whatever direction the breeze blows her.

(items pictured: summer layers skirt, fp-1 rainforest maxi dress, starlight lovers dress, fp-1 tie dye sunburst maxi, open stitch beach tunic)

the city

evening sets in and the temperature in the air cools as she steps out for a night on the town. dressed in bold colors and patterns, crimped hair and red lips, skin glowing from the day’s sun and eyes alive with excitement,  she dances down narrow streets into the magical night.

(items pictured: fp-1 tie dye sunburst maxi, rugby stripe column, sheer yoke floral skort, seneca rising live twice short, pleated florals top, buttoned up in pleats skirt, crosswords maxi tube dress, daughters of the revolution striped tunic, lady in leopard dress)



she takes a breath and dives deep, the cool water shocking her skin after the sun’s intense heat.  she savors every second of the feeling of freedom one gets when they hit the water.  all other sounds are drowned out, it’s just her and her thoughts as she moves languidly under the surface.

(items pictured: fp-1 wavebreak smocked tube dress, crochet bikini, summer layers skirt, lace cropped kaftan)

which of these mood boards/ lifestyles do you guys identify with most?

A weekend makeup thought

Our model Martha Hunt styled herself in the studio on Friday. Her look – reminiscent of a 90’s Debbie Harry consisted of strong bronzed eyes and a rough and ready hairstyle.

The way she teases the camera lens when she’s in front out it is breathtaking. She totally set the mood for a Friday night.

Below is the product that was used to create her look. Stay tuned to see the look book of the style she put together.