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i have one more video from our call of the wild e-catalog to share with you today! our stylist talks about one of the looks and how it was put together – i’m so glad they chose this one, it’s one of my favorites :)

click on the image below to go see the items in this look!

Taylor -Jun 10, 2011, 8:02PM
I am obsessed with those necklaces.

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Since I started at Free People, I’ve been noticing many cool tattoos around the office. I’m personally a big fan of body art – I think it’s a creative way of self expression, just one’s personal style. For this week in office style I wanted to show you all some of the cool tats I’ve been seeing on the Free People ladies. It was really fun hearing everyone’s story and why they chose to get their certain tattoo.

This intricate piece depicts a vestal virgin, the solar system, the sun, and a tree. Vestal virgin were powerful holy female priests in the Roman Empire. Apparently, they were something like witches. The bottom half where the solar system is depicted shows each planet, and it’s actual placement in orbit relative to the other planets. So cool!

Her middle name is based off of the Hindi word “sattvic” which means purity and harmonious balance in the world. On her middle finger she also has a lotus flower which is also representative of life and purity. I love how peaceful this tattoo is.

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She based her tattoo off of album artwork from Incubus -  It was drawn by the drummer Jose Pasillas in the band. She changed the eye in the center by replacing it with her grandfather’s eye. The idea is that he’s always with her and watching over her.

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A feather to represent her last name which means “to write” (the feather is supposed to be like a quill). After she got engaged and would be changing her last name she and her brother decided to go and get the same thing. (my brother and I both have matching tattoos too!)

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All of her tattoos are drawings by a friend of hers who lives in Brooklyn. I love the idea of putting a piece of one of your friends on you.

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This tree is based off of a necklace that she and her mother always wear. It’s “their little family tree.”

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When back packing through Thailand with her friends, they would always draw mustaches on their fingers and take pictures. Afterward, they all decided to get tattoos so that they would always be, “mustache photo ready.” Each has a different style mustache.

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This is a word that she made up which is a combination of the words “god” and “given.” She said that if she ever has her own line one day that’s what it will be called.

-Mar 13, 2012, 12:40AM
lol, "goven"
Cindy -Jun 13, 2011, 3:54PM
Those are sweet tats, everytime I see one I feel the pain of the person getting it....

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Post image for store style featuring the nightcap lace bell bottoms!

it’s no secret: we love the nightcap lace bell bottoms! there are so many ways to style them, and our store girls are pros- check out these lovely pics of them rocking our fave pants!

katie, mit at fp san jose, wears them with a strappy cami, ruffle hem cami and denim jacket and hat for a cute casual look.

here’s one of our denver sales associates, wearing them with the tape yarn beach sweater! love.

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one of our customers, who dressed them up with a button-down crop top and hat!

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i love this outfit! one of our nyc girls styled the pants with the textured bottom trapeze tank and archipelago fringe tank.

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from boston: sales associate stephanie is rocking the american flag scarf- she’s a hippie child and a dreamer! she looks super cute and casual, showing you don’t have to be over the top, and can totally pull them off everyday. and becka, the soon to be natick ASM, is wearing the grey in an adorable beach style with the pintuck lace square neck top!

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and from houston galleria – simple and stunning with a tank top and aztec seed bead necklace.

thank you so much ladies! find the nightcap lace bell bottoms here.

Shiela -Apr 03, 2014, 12:27AM
Hi! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok. I'm absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.
dragon fruit -Jun 12, 2011, 8:43AM
this is AWESOME!! i love these pants i haven't seen them before! have to check them out NOW... www.dragonnfruit.com

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i have an interesting twist for your thursday poll today! our videographer made this lovely video featuring model martha hunt demonstrating three great ways to wear the fp one smiles returning tube dress – check it out and then vote for your favorite of the three!

song is “walk thoughts” by the twin atlas.

view the items in these looks here.

Taylor -Jun 09, 2011, 3:26PM
Wow the results are so close! I voted for #2....i was surprised b/c im usually in the minority~ haha :D www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com
fp naomi -Jun 09, 2011, 2:53PM
michelle - as of right now we don't have any ordered, but I'd still keep an eye out!

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Post image for call of the wild: hair how-to

in place of our usual wednes-diy, today i have something even better! tutorials showing you how to get the hair and makeup in our june e-catalog :) Read more »

jenny -Jun 10, 2014, 1:03PM
@ Tory, probably some sort of texturizing spray to get a better grip on the hair. Dry shampoo also works..
Tory -Apr 13, 2013, 5:39PM
What product did he put in a the very beginning of the video? the one he blow-dried into her hair?

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our e-catalog features some amazing new pieces from our beach collection! i’m a huge fan of beach – the majority of the fp items i own are from the collection – because they’re so easy to wear!  they can be super casual and worn on the beach or you can dress them up for going out at night.

the crochet birkin romper and flume cardigan are made of the same laser-cut fabric that is amazing- it’s nice and light and let’s your warm summer skin breathe!

now hear more about the collection from the lovely designer herself – this video is adorable:

shop the full collection here. we like beach!!

guest4 -Jun 11, 2011, 9:20PM
I love the real sexy design and the laser cut fabrics. It's real summer breezy. I don't have to worry about being hot ever..I just wish I could wear the beach suit out everywhere, but I think I would capture too much attention like Ginger and I am a little more(a lot more) reserved. But, I love the beach suit. I would definitely get it to wear alone in my house just to feel great in an incredible fashion!
guest4 -Jun 11, 2011, 9:08PM
I like easy! Thank you designer.

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in just two days i’ll be in the car on my way down to tennessee for bonnaroo! it is my favorite festival and i’ve gone several times but i have a feeling this year will be my last.  it is the festival’s tenth anniversary and they are going back to their roots, bringing in lots of jam bands and bonnaroo staples.  i am particularly excited for my morning jacket, buffalo springfield, dr. john & the meters, superjam ft. dr, john and dan auerbach, widespread panic and arcade fire…but there are so many amazing bands playing! i am camping and won’t have access to a computer while i’m there but i’ll take tons of pictures to share with you when i get back :)

bonnaroo style is very laid back…it’s all about staying comfortable while getting hot, sweaty and dirty! simple, versatile items are key. here’s a look at my ideal bag for bonnaroo!

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from right: harley’s tie dye tee; summer love tank; faded flag scarf (can be used as a blanket or worn as a skirt!); birkenstocks; fp one plaid crop top; turquoise warrior necklace; cutoff denim shorts; sienna boot; boa sunglasses; silvie belt bag (can be worn as a crossbody or a belt!); motion stone rings; chevron leather bracelet; cala bead bracelet. and of course, good vibes!

anyone else heading to roo? see you there!

-Jun 08, 2011, 11:49PM
check out head and the heart ... pnw band they are awesome. you will love.
Sara -Jun 08, 2011, 12:04AM
Widespread Panic and Free People are my 2 obsessions and what I spend all my money on. Enjoy:)

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some of our home office ladies rocking looks from the june e-book for a live fashion show here at the home office!

update: a few behind the scenes pics!

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karacter -Jun 07, 2011, 10:08AM
i'm an accessories freak and all the ones you guys have are to die for!! <3 http://www.karacterblog.com

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the day is finally here! our first ever interactive e-catalog, call of the wild, launches today on freepeople.com! here is the behind the scenes video, shot by our videographer here at our home office in philadelphia’s navy yard. song is “haunting at 1300 mckinley” by the amazing black angels.

and i have a special announcement for you! tune in today at 3pm for a LIVE fashion show that will be taking place here at the home office – see our favorite looks from the e-catalog modeled by our very own fp girls :) we will be broadcasting on facebook, twitter and right here on the blog. don’t miss it!!

and look for the e-catalog online very soon ;)

Lauren -Jun 07, 2011, 9:32AM
I've been listening to the black angels for a few years now and have seen them play live twice in the past year..it's really cool that fp featured them in a catalog video! they are a great band and i suggest that you all look them up!
aria -Jun 06, 2011, 3:46PM
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR MAKING A JUNE CATALOG!! I LOVE THE IDEA AND THE PICS ARE AMAZING! :)

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our featured artist for june happens to be a personal favorite of mine: heyoka leather. long before we worked with photographer alexandra velenti on our july catalog, i was following her work on tumblr, and through her work i discovered heyoka leather (she has shot their lookbooks).

heyoka leather started unofficially and quite by accident in venice beach CA by leslie crow when she began making dream catchers for friends. word spread and demand grew, and she branched out into accessories like hand-beaded medicine bags and purses, using traditional skills learned from her grandmother. leslie teamed up with her longtime friends rachel avraham and angela bruyere to create heyoka leather. using carefully sourced leather and the finest quality brass, silver and bone, heyoka’s accessories are modern-day american heirlooms that pay homage to the designers’ roots in traditional native american ceremony, hollywood nightlife mystique and outlaw biker culture.

always and forever 100% handmade, their mission statement is to leave no footprints behind their moccasins.

read on for an interview with the beautiful leslie crow and to see some of her personal photos and inspiration!

where did you draw inspiration for the particular pieces we are carrying?

the spotted eagle and the turquoise warrior necklaces were greatly influenced by my growing up going to powwows. watching the dancers, i always felt like the regalia and the spiritual energy acquired by donning it and entering the circle gave the dancer a feeling of graceful strength and beauty which i humbly attempt to translate, or alchemize into an everyday modern american talisman while paying respect to the traditional native roots.

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i love the lookbooks you shoot with alexandra valenti, and we just worked with her on our july catalog shoot, how did that relationship come about?

i met alexandra and the sisters of the black moon through my boyfriend caleb. he’s from texas and kept telling me i was going to love his girlfriends from austin, and then i saw alexandra’s photography and i was blown away, so we started talking and planning a heyoka photoshoot. we met in LA and the rest is history! that was about a year ago. we’ve been dear friends ever since and work together every chance we get.

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how would you describe your personal style?

“redneck desert chic”. i pretty much live in a vintage harley tank, wrangler cut-offs and cowboy boots, heyoka bag and mountains of turquoise jewelry. however when i dress up i love to go all 60′s bohemian gypsy and experiment with far out thrift store finds.

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who are your style icons?

rita coolidge, anita pallenburg, and my good friend and longtime heyoka muse, joy bryant.

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what do you like to do when you’re not working?

i love riding horses and motorcycles, hiking and camping…..goin’ out into the desert and shooting guns, traveling, going on roadtrips, practicing yoga, prowling through thrift stores and swap meets. lately i been trying to teach myself the banjo and learning how to silversmith. but i really love to work. i’m always coming up with new designs and inspirations and being creative is my biggest passion.

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favorite city or place?

right now i’m living in tucson, arizona, and really loving the sonoran desert, but my all time favorite places to go are mexico, costa rica, northern ontario and anywhere back home in the blue ridge mountains.

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what music are you listening to right now?

charlie daniels band, bill monroe, marshall tucker band, waylon jennings, the deserters and of course my boyfriend caleb coy and his band headdress.

favorite book?

hell’s angels by hunter s thompson, moonchild by alestair crowley, vintage easyrider magazines and louis l’amour westerns. i’m currently reading desert solitare by edward abbey.

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when are you happiest?

i’m happiest when spending time with family and friends….having a backyard BBQ, sitting around the bonfire, listening to caleb play guitar and chillin’ with my dog, bluegrass.

what’s next for heyoka leather? anything you can tell us about what you’re currently working on?

there’s a lot of creative visions taking shape right now for heyoka leather. we’re currently working on some very exciting top secret collaborations with bandit brand and sisters of the black moon. we just recently finished our online store which should be up and running any day now and we have some really cool new designs in the works for our fall collection!

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shop our heyoka leather pieces here, and check out the full june e-catalog in which they are featured online!

photos by alexandra valenti and via leslie crow. thanks so much leslie!

Stephanie Juris -Feb 12, 2012, 7:36PM
love!
Sherri -Jun 09, 2011, 3:37PM
I love the tall indian girl with the beautiful long legs and yellow/aqua shawl. She looks like a beautiful butterfly at sunset. So peaceful!!!

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to get you guys in the mood for our e-catalog release (on monday) here are some behind the scenes images that capture the spirit of the shoot! we shot day one in our web studio with martha hunt and day two with andreea diaconu here at the navy yard in philly, where unexpected wilderness is just outside our office…

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the e-catalog launches online on monday! we can’t wait!

Tara -Jun 03, 2011, 3:33PM
I dont think it has as much to do with "trendy" or "playing dress up". I am a Native American and I think the traditional adornments are a beautiful way for anybody to express themselves and celebrate the culture of our country. The women of Heyoka Leather actually have Lakota blood in them. You might want to look at it that way instead of posting negative energy.
Alyssa -Jun 03, 2011, 3:25PM
It seems Free People can't breathe lately without someone getting needlessly offended.

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If there’s one thing Free People employees know how to do … it’s accessories. Everyone had on the best little details today, so I just had to get up close and personal.

As if the shoes weren’t cool enough on their own – she takes layering to the next level with crocheted socks.

Probably the coolest vintage bag I’ve seen…ever?

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I’m a huge fan of layering on tons of cool necklaces. These ladies paired the look with awesome textures in their clothes for an even cooler vibe.

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So subtle and beautiful!

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This woman wears where she grew up on her hand (middle finger). A friend made her a ring depicting the street.

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Basics pop with the addition of unique statement necklaces.

Sydney -Oct 30, 2011, 7:52PM
Is there any way to DIY a bag like that? It is so cool! I havn’t ever seen anything like it!!!
fp naomi -Oct 18, 2011, 11:24AM
blank apparel - they're actually pieces made by our videographer and creative director. they don't have a shop up online yet, but you can shoot them an email at hellomadeinmetal@gmail.com if you're interested in getting a piece made :)

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