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loving the warmth of these facebook fan photos on this chilly monday in philly…

christina -Mar 30, 2011, 10:01PM
what kind of nikon camera is the gal in the second picture holding!? love it!
juliette -Mar 30, 2011, 4:25PM
thank you so much for posting those pictures of me!! <3 they all look really good!

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I’m addicted to street style sites; I find them ever so inspiring when it comes to putting together
fresh new looks.

Lately I have been seeing a lot of brogues on girls adopting that Annie Hall
sophisticated tomboy vibe. I like this look going into spring but I’m not sure which way I’d
prefer to take it – do I give my feminine outfit that little bit of attitude or do I go for the full blown tomboy
look, teaming it with denim skinny jeans and shirts?! Either way I think it rocks!

How would you guys wear them?

Photos taken from turnedout.tv

 

Mina -Apr 01, 2011, 6:23PM
I love wearing mine with rolled skinny jeans and striped sweaters, too, like this: http://theeditrix.tumblr.com/post/4057736357. Though now that Summer's coming it'll be t-shirts and tops. Don't really consider it the "boy approach" though, since I mostly wear flat shoes of some sort, ha ha.
Emily -Mar 26, 2011, 11:07AM
I LOVE wearing skinny jeans and a top! It's comfy, cute and always a great go-to. Sometimes when no heels are wanted it's fun to do the "boy look"! www.mrscapretta.com

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Everyone loves engineered prints here at the office teamed with cute crop tops. Check out one of our designers look in the video below -

She has worked this trend into a look that’s totally her own. I love how she has made a vintage skirt into a modern fresh outfit and her ring is to die for!!!

The crop top and shoes are free people check them out here.

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g! -Mar 25, 2011, 4:37PM
Love it. And she is gorgous! And THAT RING! Where did she get that from!? I'm dying to know!
Fp Jemma -Mar 25, 2011, 10:04AM
Hey Pippi, no our senior stylists does not have a blog unfortunately.

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marais USA was founded in 2007 by two parsons school of design students named catherine chen and haley boyd.  while in school they both worked as waitresses around new york city and throughout their college years of shoe shopping in the city, found a need for simple but fashionable shoe styles that were still affordable. from this discovery their company was born, and they now work in brooklyn designing “essential” shoes for girls like them, who want to be stylish but don’t want to break the bank. their inspiration comes from a summer spent in le marais, the eclectic paris neighborhood known for its shopping, where there is “literally something for everyone” – a philosophy that holds true for their company as well.

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it’s fitting that the three shoe styles we’re carrying right now from marais are each completely different, too. i took some inspiration from their website, where they feature four very different “marais girls,” and found three very different gals here at our office who each loved a different pair of their shoes!

i made a collage for each one of them using images they keep around their desks as inspiration –you can see how different their styles are just looking at these images…

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find them on our website: gladiator sandal; peeptoe espadrille bootie; maryjane bow flat

Jenny -Mar 24, 2011, 4:56PM
I need those gladiator sandals!!! Also the pictures in a picture is pretty awesome. jenny-garbutt.blogspot.com
haley -Mar 24, 2011, 3:07PM
we love it!! xx marais usa

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one last batch of behind the scenes photos from our march catalog shoot… i know i say this every month but i seriously can’t wait for our april catalog. it might be my favorite one ever…stay tuned ;)

azon-kindle-reviews.blogspot.com -Feb 10, 2014, 12:00PM
Thanks for so long puerto rico | Free People Blog I read this post fully about the resemblance of latest and earlier technologies, it's amazing article.
Jeniffer -Apr 03, 2011, 6:54PM
Nice photo, good location :)

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we have the cutest crop tops right now in our layering shop! they’re making me so ready for spring and being able to bare a little more skin. which one is your favorite?

we the free cropped diamond tee:

harmonica crop pullover:
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buttonfront crop top:
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vneck crop top:
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or the fp-1 sleeveless floral crop top:
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Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Mar 25, 2011, 8:59AM
I absolutely love that first one! Not sure I'd get used to the crop top, but I'd still love to have it! The color of pink, the design, just all of it!
island beauty -Mar 25, 2011, 12:41AM
chrishell is so beautiful nice color for pants at the top photo

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i love mood boards…especially when they incorporate objects and fabrics in addition to just images. i think its why i’m always so drawn to my coworkers’ desk spaces, as they’re each like a little personal mood board. here are some that i’ve collected from around the web.

pamela love:

ksubi:
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charlotte ronson:
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nicholas k:
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rag and bone:
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rodarte:
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erin wasson:
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marchesa:
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i think i need to re-organize my desk space… again.

image sources: the selby, mr. newton, the cut and style.com

military clothing store -Mar 23, 2011, 4:49PM
This is a very wonderful place. You got a lot of cool art collections. They are very creative.
Diana -Mar 22, 2011, 7:26PM
great inspiring ideas! I will do my own.

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i just got an email with the subject “patti smith and store 808″ and i had to blink a couple of times and make sure i was reading correctly- but a couple of our fp girls in boston did in fact get to meet patti smith herself at a book signing and lecture that took place last week at the museum of fine arts. i am so jealous… since reading her book she has become a huge inspiration for me, and i wish i had known her story sooner and gone to one of her appearances because to hear her speak in person would be life changing.

luckily our fp girls took some great notes! here’s a recap of the event from ava, our MIT in boston.

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Last week Christine (our assistant store manager) and I had the opportunity to go meet Patti Smith at the Museum of Fine Arts for a book signing and lecture….. It was an amazing experience! We snapped a few photos, and jotted down quotes from her lecture.

We first went to the book signing – we could barely contain our excitement while waiting in line, along with our Sales Associate Kaly. We had the opportunity to talk to her at the table, and were completely star struck – she was so nice, completely approachable and laid back. I’m sure I mumbled something dumb to Patti about her being wonderful.

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After the book signing we went into the auditorium, and when we saw her guitar on stage – we knew we were in for a special treat! She read excerpts from Just Kids, told stories, took questions and even sang a couple of songs.

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patti’s guitar, from “objects of life”

I jotted down some quotes below that I was scribbling in my note book. When Patti saw Kaly holding her notebook, she asked her “Are you a writer?” and Kaly said, “No, I’m an artist.” and Patti replied “You can always spot writers and artists because they always keep their notebook close!”

A lot of Patti’s talk emphasized the importance of labor within the realm of art.

“The goal of an artist is to magnify one’s vision to make it flesh. … A true artist’s ultimate goal is not celebrity.”

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patti’s jacket with rimbaud pin, from “objects of life”

On Fashion:

At one point Patti was reading from her book, and came to a passage that mentioned a long blue raincoat and she stopped, and said “I had to mention that rain coat. I’m a coat freak. In fact, I was signing books earlier and I was coveting at least two people’s coats!”

“All my outfits had names… Actually, the whole history of new wave film I had in two drawers.”

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handmade tambourine, from “objects of life”

On Song Origins:

As an opening to her song Wing – she said “I always screw up when I do this song. I wrote it, but it sort of expresses my state of mind as a young girl of 20, before I met Robert Mapplethorpe…”

I was free

needed nobody

it was beautiful

it was beautiful

Talking about how she came up with the song Grateful, right before she sang it:

“I was feeling a little low– and I was standing there so sad and I had this vision of Jerry Garcia and he smiled at me and shook his hair, and this song came into my head so I named it ‘Grateful.’ It felt like a gift from Jerry…. Life is tough, but things work out.”

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suitcase from “objects of life”

Talking about NYC:

“I went to NYC the way I usually did things- not having any money, not knowing where I was going to stay, not telling where I was going. Truthfully I still often travel that way… It’s exciting!”

“We lived at the Chelsea Hotel. Everyday was an adventure… some people accuse me of name dropping in my book. I can’t help it everyone. Everyone was there in the late 60s.”

About Boston:

When Robert asked me to write this book he was here in Boston, so I always have a special sense of him when I am here.

Audience questions:

What do you think about audiobooks?

“I’ll never not love books. I love the paper and to hold it. However, there’s a lot of trash that is being written that doesn’t deserve to be a beautiful object….. I was against color tv when it came out. You people think I am so cutting edge, but I never want anything to change.”

She did reveal she’s doing an audiobook of Just Kids, even though she didn’t know what a Kindle was about a year ago.

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paintbrush from “objects of life”

I’m a 20 year old unemployed painter. How do I grow up to be as cool as you? (Patti’s response to this was one of our favorite moments!)

“I never knew a 20 year old employed painter!

The main reason I went to NYC wasn’t to be a rich, famous artist, but to get a job. We do what we can in order to survive. Work really hard to magnify your vision. Don’t worry about selling work. Just evolve. Work hard.

If you mean you don’t have a job – GET ONE! I was always aware that you need to work in order to have food, or materials. If you mean you aren’t selling it, don’t worry about it.

First thing: Do good work. Worry about selling it later.  Make it first.

People think “oh, if you are a punk rocker you don’t work….. Uh… sorry!

I got married, scrubbed floors, raised children, and I was still an artist everyday. Unfortunately, I was not a very good housekeeper.”

(She then sang My Blakean Year)

What historical woman would you consider to be punk rock?

“Joan of Arc!”

How do you feel about being called the Godmother of Punk?

“To me people worrying about who was, who is punk rock, it’s like when my husband and brother in law would make fantasy baseball teams  and argue for hours and hour about who was better… it’s all theoretical.

First it was Princess of Piss. Then Queen of punk, now Godmother. Next I’ll be the Dinosaur.”

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In a room full of 400 people, it felt like we were sitting in a living room just hanging out. She ended her lecture by leading the entire crowd in an acapella sing along of ‘Because the Night’ (one of my favorite songs of ALLLLLL TIME) after reading the excerpt about hearing it on the radio while walking down the street- it was absolutely amazing!

“objects of life” images from here.

thank you so much for sharing your experience ladies!

Dana -Mar 22, 2011, 1:09PM
this makes me ache with jealousyyy!! just incredible.
erin -Mar 22, 2011, 12:38PM
I recently read "Just Kids" and it changed my life. I am utterly oozing with jealousy.

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I have always been intrigued by the brand all for the Mountain. Ever since I stumbled across them from blogs last year, I have been hooked. There’s something ever so odd about the way they merchandise their line, and it excites me. I find myself immersed into another world – it’s powerful and warrior like!

There are no boundaries when it comes to putting across a visual thought, just stop by their website, and I’m sure you’ll get the picture. 

Their designs are strong and solid with an Egyptian touch, great to add a unique twist to any outfit.

The two designers (who seem like crazy characters that I’d love to meet sometime) are heading from Brooklyn to a new studio in Pioneertown, CA. They have adopted a salon that they are going to convert into their workspace.

Now, isn’t that awesome!?

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Taylor -Mar 21, 2011, 6:46PM
I love these pieces! Their stuff is so amazing.
Tiffany -Mar 21, 2011, 3:21PM
love this jewelry http://outfitidentifier.com/

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i love these photos from our producer! taken with iphone cross process app.

truth -Mar 23, 2011, 5:59PM
really does look like it was shot 40 years ago
catie -Mar 23, 2011, 4:07PM
anyway these photos are truly amazing. i love how they look like old, aged photographs. really keeps with the vibe i get from your clothing and other posts. i love what you guys do, so inspiring.

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Office style.

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Our lingerie buyer has teamed one of our latest bralettes with items that archieve a very fashion forward demure look. We couldn’t think of a more stylish way to
channel this lingerie as outerwear trend.

Teamed with a simple tea length black skirt a leopard belt and block heels. It’s a perrrrfect transitional piece as the warmer days are slowly creeping in!

lace back crop bra,ombre braided belt, treasured pearl necklace, ripped up maxi,

laura -Mar 19, 2011, 11:28AM
this is lovely

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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:
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the runaway lace kaftan:
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the starlight lovers dress:
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or the fp-1 wavebreak smocked tunic:
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Allie -Mar 21, 2011, 1:09AM
I really love the makeshift belt Aline Weber is wearing with the Hooded Maxi dress! I wish I could see a better picture of it...or that it was a FP item I could buy :) Inspires me to be creative either way, which is one of the many things I love about Free People!
catie -Mar 18, 2011, 3:51PM
i love the free people swim wear. its all so carefree & bohemian which is the vibe i want from my summer clothes. keep up the beautiful work free people:)

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