Catalog Behind the Scenes: Morocco, the 1970s

Here’s the second batch of behind the scenes photos from the 1970s portion of our holiday catalog shoot in Morocco… from a scorching desert landscape to a serene oasis.

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Love Elsa’s look in this shot: fp one sequin short, back to cali tunic, tangier maxi poncho, headpiece and lots of layered necklaces. Burning Man, anyone?!?

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This looks so peaceful.

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The Gola Retro Sneakers are my fave.

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Beautiful accessories.

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Beautiful. Photos by Thomas Northcut.

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Office Style: Sheer Madness

Sheer layers have been making a fashion statement around the home offices as a must-have trend. Whether worn underneath or on top, these pieces are good ways of inciting mystery. The eye gets a peek into what’s underneath, maybe a fun bandeau print or lacey detail, but never fully gets a good look. Checkout the many garments and ways in which we’re sporting the trend…

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The Tiza Floral Tights worn in an perfect layering look!

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I’m always trying to come up with ways to wear my cropped sweaters (like this one or this one) in cooler weather – love the idea of layering a sheer top (like this one) underneath.

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Store Style: Snow Angel

The latest trend we can’t get enough of is Snow Angel. With a new chilliness to the air and less hours of sunshine in the day, we’re brightening our spirits with shades of pink, ivory and icy blue and cozy, comfy textures that warm our souls. Winter doesn’t have to be about black, gray and deep tones, it can be as light and airy as the snow outside :)  This trend makes me think of sledding all day, rosy cheeks, icicles and candy canes!

Here are some of our beautiful store girls rocking the snow angel trend.

A dreamy shot… wearing the scallop strapless dress with a sweater and adorable faux fur arm warmers.

We adore the new romantics embellished romper! Worn here with the cropped cardigan and a beanie.

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The embellished romper also looks awesome with the anita faux fur jacket!

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On the left, the scallop lace tube dress with the amazing casablanca cape and faux fur arm warmers; on the right, the voile and lace slip worn with tights, legwarmers, the kimono cardigan and adorable ear flap beanie.

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A perfect holiday party dress: the new romantics foiled maxi; get the goddess look by adding a head piece :)

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LOVE this look: fp spun sequin knit short, tights, fp one smocked beaded bandeau, plaid shirt, beanie and arm warmers.

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Here’s a thought – the embellished romper with the fp one smocked beaded bandeau over top! Accessorized with a beanie and bracelets.

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Wear the sequin bodycon with the faux fur jacket, weather boots and floppy hat!

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Love this pairing of embellished romper with the fairisle maxi cardigan over top!

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This is a great idea – the fp one smocked beaded bandeau turned backwards, peeks out from under the lurex crochet top.

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Snow Angel textures: fairisle triangle scarf, faux fur jacket, icy embellished dress, charm and chain cluster necklace, new romantics chiffon capelet.

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Our much-loved voile and lace slip in all its pretty colorways.

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And our favorite snow angel layering piece, the fp one smocked beaded bandeau!

Shop the Snow Angel Trend.

Thursday Poll: Party Shoes

Tis’ the season to start thinking about what you’ll be wearing to all of those holiday parties! One thing’s for sure, you’re going to need some good party shoes. Think – lots of glitter and glam mixed with blacks and deep reds for the perfect holiday shoe. Which pair will be making your toes twinkle?

The Cabaret Platform

The Cambridge Crochet Platform

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The Lissie Glitter Heel

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The Studio LTD Platform

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This Weekend’s Store Events!

Warm up your winter at Free People Short Hills, NJ!

Friday 11/18 at 9:00am until Sunday 11/20 at 6:00pm

With every purchase of a sweater or outwear piece, you will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate to Prana Yoga in Denville!

RSVP for the event here.

Sharing Warmth at Free People Suburban Square!

Saturday 11/19 at 8:00am until Sunday 11/20 at 5:00pm

FP suburban square is partnering with the region’s largest hunger relief organization, Philabundance to provide food to families in need this Thanksgiving. Bring by any non-perishable food item, and with your purchase receive a hand made FP Infinity Scarf to keep you cozy this Holiday Season.

RSVP for the event here.

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Holiday Kickoff Party at Free People Glendale!

Tonight, Thursday 11/17 5:00pm until 9:00pm

Kick off the Holiday season at FP Glendale! Enjoy the cookie buffet and hot cocoa bar while shopping to DJ Takara, live in the store! They will be having raffles and giving handmade gifts with purchase. Then at 7:30, take a break to watch the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on the lawn at The Americana. The ceremony includes Cirque de Santa, flying reindeer, flipping elves, and an amazing firework finale!! Did we mention, there will be snow in the air as well! Come be with us for this magical event!

RSVP for the event here.

Trend: Snow Angel

When I think of a snow angel I think of a soft wanderer, she walks quietly and oozes curiosity.
Our Snow Angel trend derived from all things soft and pretty, beautiful cozy textures hang softly
while pastels shades capture the nostalgic feeling of a dream like world. Snow Angel is about comfort,
comfort in the most beautiful light.

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Catalog Behind the Scenes: Morocco in the 1970s

There’s something surreal about these behind the scenes photos from our holiday catalog shoot in Morocco.  The lighting, the colors, the vast open landscape, it almost seems like a different planet… where our team became desert warriors on a mission to shoot a beautiful catalog.

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The stunning Tangier Maxi Poncho

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All hands on Marianna :)

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The Zig Zag Lurex Flares

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Loving the car’s headlights :) This was also one of my favorite outfits from the book – I love the layering of the gorgeous fp spun fools gold crochet dress over the floral maxi, worn with the fp one sequin jacket and gola retro sneakers!

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More creative layering: got rhythm velvet crop top over the fp one sequin cami over a vintage tee.

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Desert warriors… aka the fp catalog crew :)

Photos by Thomas Northcut.

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Braving the Elements

Sometimes, as winter blankets our surroundings with its bitter chill, it’s tough to stay fashionably motivated. Rising out of bed in the morning involves a laborious upheaval from an all-too-comfortable toasty nest. The last thing you want to do is spend time, half-naked in a drafty bedroom, pulling an outfit together. It tends to turn into, “grab the first items in your drawer, and pile them on as fast as you can.”

To dress well as the air gets chillier though, we’ve come to realize that the under layer becomes less important. To pull off a great look that won’t leave you freezing, it’s all about that top winter layer. Here, some of the Free People girls show us how to move into the new season while keeping it fresh with a few of our favorite jackets. They remind us that a good scarf and hat can go a long way to trap in heat, and, don’t forget, the season’s must-have item – a pair of killer close-toed boots. All of these things – jacket, boots, and winter accessories – will help you bring those easy under layers into the new season.

So chill and relaxed! Our sweater designer is wearing: The Vintage Wine Leather Jacket, Pink Floyd Tee, Joan of Arctic Boot, Loop Knit Beanie, Crystal Honeycomb Bib necklace, and her own pants.

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Oh yes, the jacket is reversible! This look on our New Romantics Design Assistant is perfect for heading out to a holiday party. She’s wearing: Ana’s Beaded Party Dress, FP One Reversible Fur Parka, Jonesy Heeled Hiker boots, and an old Free People necklace much like this one.

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Our Visual Merchandiser is the master of layering and quirky details. She’s wearing: The Royal Blue PeacoatFP Skinny Cords, Lacy Layering Top, cropped tank like this one, La Bourse Plaid Button-Down, Northern Lights Boots, and the Regal Stone Necklace.

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FP Julia is rocking an Americana look in our: IRO Denim Sherpa Jacket, Tory Fringe Boot, and upcoming American Flag Scarf.

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Looking rock-n-roll ready, our Sample Coordinator is wearing: the Embellished Leather Jacket, Fishnet Long Sleeve Top, FP High Waisted Textured Shorts, London Opaque Tights, Vegan Docs, and the Eclipse Necklace.

DIY Holiday Ornaments turned Accessories

Have you guys seen our beautiful collection of holiday ornaments? We have chosen some of our favorite jewelry designers to collaborate with, interpreting their aesthetic and materials into ornaments that can be hung on a tree! The ornaments are lovely, and the best part is – all of them can be turned into accessories that you can wear and enjoy all year round :) Our team helped put together some awesome tutorials on how to do this – first, we’ll show you how to turn the ornaments into earrings or necklaces!

DIY ornaments turned into earrings

What you need:

A pair of pliers and two earring hooks – you can find these online at places like amazon or at your local craft store.

We used the Zodiac Coin Ornament – I love that these have little fortunes on the back :)

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Using your pliers, remove the large hook that comes on the ornament.

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Replace the large hooks with the earring hooks, using the pliers to pinch them shut.

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You now have a new pair of earrings :) It would be really cute to mix your own zodiac sign on one ear and a loved one or best friend’s sign on the other!

DIY ornaments turned into necklaces

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This one is really simple – all you need is a chain of your choosing, and, depending on which ornament you use, you might need the pliers.

We used the Crystal Claw Ornament:

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Remove the ribbon the ornament comes with.

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And add the chain! Easy peasy.

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These ornaments would make great earrings OR necklaces:

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Crescent Moon Ornament

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Dalila Turquoise Ornament

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Aiyanna Dream Catcher Ornament

Part Two coming next week!