On The Road: Diary of a Catalog Team

Our catalog team is always busy – when they’re not traveling around the world shooting the books you see each month, they’re planning the next ones, months in advance.  They are departing soon to shoot our March book and we’ll be posting their journal entries for you here on the blog! Stay tuned…

In two days we’re off on another FP adventure- this month’s journey takes us all the way across the world to photograph breathtaking Vietnam, top to toe- a land of dramatic landscapes, coastlines, colors.  We’ve got 32 hours of travel in store- a flight from JFK –> Seoul, Korea, Seoul –> Hanoi, Vietnam. We’re so excited to have the opportunity to share this experience with you – we’ll check in over the next two weeks and keep you abreast of all of our discoveries.

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Office Style: The Family Jewels

Velvet and rich details are having their moment. Velvet is showing up in crushed jewel tones, and there’s no such thing as overload. We’re piling it on – shoes, skirts, dresses – you name it. The look is regal and rich especially when it’s paired back to metallics and reflective embelishment. We’re buying it (pun intended,) these rich colors, precious metals, and lush fabric are everywhere. I have the office style photos to prove it.

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Her feet are FP-ed out in the Petty Leopard Ankle Boot and Mesh Dot Ankle Sock.

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It’s the Slouchy Velvet Blazer! Love the touch of something special it gives this outfit.

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Store Events this Weekend

Lots of fun store events are going down tonight and this weekend! First up, Scottsdale!

Pictured: Crochet Cardigan, Ruffle Legging, Sgt Pepper Ankle Boot

Holiday Dress Fest at Free People Scottsdale Fashion Square

TONIGHT – 12/8 5pm-9pm

Are you in need of the perfect party dress for your holiday festivities? Stop by our Scottsdale Fashion Square store for a special shopping experience tonight with complimentary treats & bubbly, the fresh vibes of DJ Charlie Meyer, local photography to capture the fun and of course the most fabulous and festive dresses around!

For more info check out their facebook page.

Pictured: Fairisle Babydoll Top, Viscose Voile Slip, Tall Boots,

Holiday Glam Party at Free People Stanford

Saturday 12/10 4pm-8pm

Enjoy sparkling cider and snacks while shopping for your holiday party outfits! Stylists will be on the floor for to help you perfect your holiday look, and for each party dress bought you will be entered in a raffle to win a very special gift basket!

For more info visit their facebook page.

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Pictured: Viscose Voile Slip, Tall Boots, Fluted Cable Pullover, Faux Fur Hat

Holiday Concert and Food Drive at Free People Clarendon

Saturday 12/10 2pm-6pm

Ready to kick off the Holiday Party season and give back at the same time?! FP Clarendon is hosting an amazing bash this Saturday from 2pm-6pm. They’ll be showcasing two amazing bands while collecting food for DC Central Kitchen. Please bring healthy snacks to donate (granola bars, fruit cups, etc) all day and stay from 2-6pm to watch The Silver Liners and The Dance Party rock out!

For more info and to RSVP visit their facebook page.

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Pictured: Skinny Cord, Tall Boots, Floral Baby Tee, Sequin Cami

DIY for the Holidays at Free People King of Prussia

Saturday 12/10 12pm-3pm

Stop by our King of Prussia, PA store on Saturday to make DIY gift toppers! Bring in a gift or pick up a gift at the store and decorate it FP-style!

They will also be collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House.

Fore more info and to RSVP visit their facebook page.

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Pictured: Slouchy Velvet Blazer, Sequin Button Down, High Waisted Textured Short, Lenape Tall Sock and Tall Boots.

Dallas Maynard Holiday Trunk Show at Free People Wicker Park

Saturday 12/10 10am – 8pm & Sunday 12/11 10am – 3pm

Local Chicago jewelry designer Dallas Maynard will be at our Wicker Park, Chicago store this weekend selling her beautiful jewelry!

They will have appetizers, refreshments, and great music to get everyone in the Holiday Spirit! Plus, with any $150 Free People purchase AND the purchase of a Dallas Maynard piece, Free People Wicker Park will be raffling off a gift set that includes a FP Gift Card and a special Dallas Maynard piece!!

Fore more info and to RSVP visit their facebook page.

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As for us Philly home office peeps, our holiday party is tonight!! The theme is masquerade :) We’ll have pix tomorrow! xx

Thursday Poll: December Catalog

The December Catalog dropped on Monday, and I have to say – it’s a personal favorite. I love the strong photography paired back to the refreshing setting and cool western-inspired styling. It’s such a breath of cool air in all of this holiday chaos. Which is your favorite shot?

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December Catalog Behind the Scenes

Our December catalog seems to have everything I’m craving right now… breezy dresses, textured knits and denim, soft colors and the beautiful setting of Santorini, Greece.  I can’t get over how beautiful this place looks – more on that tomorrow, but for now here’s a peek behind the scenes of our December catalog, featuring model Mona Johannesson and shot by photographer Enric Galceran.

Behind the scenes photos by Thomas Northcut.

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I love these rose crowns!

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The adorable washed floral baby tee is also on my wishlist…

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I love this look! The rocker vegan leather pants, joe lace up boot, o-town muscle tank and joplin necklace.

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The awesome ray of light dress.

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Another fave – the we the free lunar maxi dress, speckle ribbed pullover and hayden stitch boot.

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Shop the December Catalog.

Photo Diary: New York City in the Fall

This weekend I was in New York City for our crafting event at Free People Upper East.  I love New York this time of year – the weather was still mild enough to walk around outside all day comfortably, but a cheerful holiday spirit fills the air.  I spent Saturday wandering around in Brooklyn and stayed the night at the Bowery House in downtown Manhattan before heading to the Upper East Side on Sunday.

My first stop was Brooklyn Flea – a thrifter and vintage lover’s heaven!

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I loved the vintage holiday decorations and ornaments :)

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I was drooling over the turquoise jewelry!!!

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After spending a little too much time sifting through all the treasures, I walked down to Prospect Park where there was a little farmer’s market – and hot apple cider!

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I would so love to live in a Brooklyn brownstone one day…

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I stopped for a quick cider at a pub in Brooklyn –  I loved the little jar they served it in! Then I hopped on the subway back to Manhattan to head to the Bowery House, where I was staying. This place is perfect for anyone traveling to NYC on a budget, if you’re literally just looking for a place to crash.  It has a cool history – in the 1940s it was a temporary home to soldiers returning from World War II.  The location is convenient and the price is great, plus it has a cool rooftop garden – but if you’re a light sleeper, bring ear plugs :)

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Spotted this post-it note in Prospect Park :) Stay tuned for part two, with photos from our event on Sunday at Free People Upper East!

Trend Spotting: coloured jeans

Fashion has gone vibrant when it comes to bottoms particulary skinny jeans, we love the rainbow selection and teaming them with simple tees. They brighten up our day.  A trend that grew from the fall 2011 runway shows and got everyone hooked.

It adds a new kind of fun to that Rock N’ Roll skinny jeans vibe. Are you the type of girl who would wear bright coloured jeans?

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