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i went over and checked my mail today and was surprised to find a package waiting, from an unknown address and marked “do not bend.” i carefully opened it and out slid two pieces of cardboard taped together, inside of which were two pieces of art and a card.

“dear julia…here is a little fan art i created for free people. i am an artist and budding textile designer from queens, new york.  i have been wearing free people for years now and i am a faithful follower of the building 25 blog. i love the free people aesthetic. it’s refreshing how interactive the company is with their customer base.  free people is more like a community than just a brand. thank you for all the cool clothes and inspiration. love, melissa.”


this means so much, melissa! thank you!


as if that wasn’t enough, i was also sent this amazing bouquet of flowers from sullivan owen.



made my day :)

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Tiffany -March 4, 2011, 3:54PM

Love the flowers!


Ally -March 4, 2011, 3:56PM

I love mine that i got :)

Luana Gabriella -March 4, 2011, 4:00PM

Beautiful art..and love the flowers!!

Peace & Love

em -March 4, 2011, 4:22PM

Those pieces of art would be amazing and perfect for FP shopping bags!

Taylor -March 4, 2011, 4:29PM

I totally agree with Em! i love the patterns! :D really neat!

Taylor -March 4, 2011, 6:42PM

These are so beautiful and creative.

Anonymous -March 4, 2011, 9:33PM

yayyy! soo cute and sweet! <3

Jamie Coombs -March 4, 2011, 10:27PM

Wow! what a great day:) I agree with Em and Taylor about using the pattern on FP shopping bags. Are those violet roses in the bouquet? those are my favorite.

Molly Neary -March 4, 2011, 11:07PM

Both are VERY pretty! :)

Anonymous -March 5, 2011, 12:45AM

I love FP!

Tina -March 5, 2011, 2:08AM

I love that artwork, so colorful and pretty. Very “Free People” :)

XG -March 6, 2011, 11:26AM

I love it. That was not only sweet and thoughtful of her but I really like the art she sent you! If she has a website I’d love to see it mentioned on the blog. I’d be interested in buying prints of her work, such as the stuff she sent you!

margaux -March 7, 2011, 12:38AM

oh my goodness! i love these textile designs – they are absolutely beautiful! were they watercolor based? so pretty! and the flowers are stunning!!!

Melissa -March 7, 2011, 8:04PM

Thank you so much Julia for posting my artwork. I’m so excited to be on the blog! And thank you to everyone for the amazing feedback!

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