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we’re doing another giveaway – this time on twitter!

a lot of you have been asking about the amazing saddle bag on the back of the motorcycle on the cover of our december catalog.  this one of a kind piece was made in india, using the same antique quilts used in many of our store displays and embellished with studs and leather fringe.  this bag has seen some wear and tear but that just makes it look even cooler! can you imagine having this on the back of your bike?!?

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to win all you have to do is head over to our twitter page and tweet a story or memory involving a motorcycle @ us with this link: http://ow.ly/3kGYq. if you don’t already, make sure you follow us on twitter so you don’t miss out on fun stuff like this!

i thought this one was pretty cute:

“im secretly in love with my boyfriend’s motorcycle & i pretend to ride it while it’s stationed in the garage.”

the winner will be selected at random on friday. good luck!

fp julia -Dec 08, 2010, 10:19AM
i guess maybe it's a bag/case? haha...the interior is a sturdy plastic.
Cat horn -Dec 08, 2010, 8:20AM
Those are absolutely awesome! I really wish I had a motorcycle to put them on :-)

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a couple of weeks ago i popped into our web studio and found this scene: stunning model elsa hosk striking pose after flawless pose, and our stylist and studio intern crouched on the floor scooping up fistfuls of glitter and tossing them into the air. just another day at the office!

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they were shooting our december lookbook which is up online now and i suggest you go see – i swear they keep getting better and better and this one is perfection. see it here.

fionazhou201 -Dec 06, 2010, 11:09PM
The model girl lools like a Barbie doll!

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our december catalog was shot at the amangiri resort in utah by photographer chrissy piper, featuring models martha hunt and izzy marshall.  shades of brown and rust to highlight the earthy landscape with pops of turquoise, and delicate crochet and lace roughened up with biker boots and suede. the catalog was inspired by easy rider attitude and freedom of the open road and as i look through its pages i can’t help but hear the plucking of guitar strings and neil young’s voice…

“somewhere on a desert highway, she rides a harley davidson, her long blonde hair flyin’ in the wind, she’s been runnin’ half her life, the chrome and steel she rides, colliding with the very air she breathes…”


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view the entire catalog online right here!

fp julia -Dec 07, 2010, 4:10PM
thanks guys! we love this catalog a lot too :) vanessa- the photographer was chrissy piper, http://www.chrissypiper.com/ you can get her contact info on her website. she is awesome :) lu - yes, just the two models- the brunette is izzy marshall and the blonde is martha hunt :)
Lu -Dec 07, 2010, 3:58PM
There were only two different models in this catalog right? What is the name of the brunette? She is gorgeous!

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images from our december catalog shoot in utah.

supergirl -Dec 07, 2010, 3:38AM
Yes, the sentence is very philosophical. It is true. All the things in our minds will become memories when we are old.
Tiffany -Dec 06, 2010, 11:45AM
Beautiful quote. Free international shipping again please!!!! ASAP :-) PLEASE? <3

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lou would be in her element at a ski resort where she can snowboard to her heart’s content, and one of the best places for winter activities is lake tahoe. we love squaw valley – which is also where the wanderlust yoga and music festival takes place. lou could stay at the squaw valley lodge where she can ski right out onto the mountain. when she gets tired, she can relax in the outdoor hot tub and then cozy up by the fire in an armchair with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book… even lou needs to indulge herself every once in a while, and for that there’s a fireside indoor spa!

other activities that lou will love can be found at high camp.  a scenic ride up the mountain in the squaw valley cable car and she can enjoy ice skating, snow tubing and moonlit snowshoe tours, all with panoramic views of lake tahoe and the high sierra.

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for more info on squaw valley click here. the website is referring to this past month as “snowvember” because they’ve already gotten eleven feet of snow – and counting!

Keri -Dec 04, 2010, 6:19PM
squaw valley is only 3/4 hrs from me and I first went in summer when I was 17 and even then it was magical and have been dying to go back sense...I <3 tahoe!!!!
mary ann -Dec 04, 2010, 3:49PM
luve every thing

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one of our most inspiring fp girls, our creative director, has started a twitter! follow her to get the updates on her day’s activities from lunch to xmas tree decorating :) i’m so excited, i always wanna know what she’s up to!

prop shopping for our next vintage loves shoot!

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propped out!!

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my pride and joy!

follow doub’s twitter here!

whitt hanshaw -May 13, 2011, 10:26PM
she is my sister , i know yall are jealous , you should be ...
Jamie -Dec 06, 2010, 11:04AM
She needs her own blog too!! ;-)

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this is actually pretty wild – these are our two web merchandisers, who maaayyyy be spending a little too much time working together, because they came in today wearing almost identical outfits! printed maxi skirts, boots, black sweatshirt/sweater and vest, one fur, the other with fur trim on the hood… and while you can’t see it in this photo, they are both wearing sarah lewis bullet shell necklaces! great fashion minds think alike :)

fprebecca -Dec 04, 2010, 7:22PM
Hi Sarah- I found my skirt in a vintage store in Brooklyn :)
Sarah Mak -Dec 03, 2010, 8:32PM
Hey!! To the girl on the right... I have a tapestry from Mexico that looks EXACTLY like that skirt!! Can you tell me where you got it??

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i’m slightly obsessed with these booties we have right now by gypsy 05. gypsy 05 is a southern california company started in 2005 by israeli brother and sister duo osi and dotan. their line is largely inspired by culture and colors – these booties are inspired by south american handmade booties that have been reinvented with modern life and fashion in mind. we have two styles, the gretta over the knee sock and the chevron tall sock boot. they’re a hybrid of knit slippers and boots, so you can wear them whether you’re lounging around at home or running errands in the city – for someone like me who would love to wear my slippers outside, they’re perfect :) the sock portion is made of 100% organic knit cotton and the soles are biodegradable rubber, keeping true to gypsy 05’s green state of mind.

these would be an amazing gift – hint hint ;) i also think it would be a really cute idea to double their purpose and use them as stockings, filling them with little trinkets on christmas morning!

i want to wear the gretta over the knee sock with the patchwork chemise on christmas morning, then pull them on over skinny jeans with a chunky sweater and hat to go shopping!

Dragon Fruit -Dec 02, 2010, 11:14PM
this is so cute! i love the outfit you put together and the booties are adorable.
Taylor -Dec 02, 2010, 9:32PM
too bad they are so expensive...

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these shots of jenny lopez for our boudoir shop are so beautiful and dreamy…she looks like a ballerina lost in thought with mystery in her eyes. in the boudoir we have some beautiful slips that i’d love to wear while floating around my apartment and daydreaming on a sunday morning. which of these is your favorite?

the fp one milicent slip:

the pieced lace slip:
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the fp one perfectly belle layering slip:
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the patchwork chemise:
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or the fp one clara in lace dress:
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time to vote:

and here are last week’s poll results!
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Danielle -Dec 04, 2010, 8:20PM
I have purchased a couple of slips and LOVE them! I also cannot wait for the December catalog. Anxiously! *Sidenote* What I really really want to see is a wardrobe mix. 10-12 items... (including slips) and different ways to wear all of the items. I used to love when FP did that, it always helped me out with new ideas. Plus you can buy all of the pieces in the wardrobe. Please consider doing that again soon. =)
fionazhou201 -Dec 03, 2010, 3:51AM
I like fp one clara in lace dress, simple and fashionable.

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lou’s tomboy spirit comes alive during the holidays when she ventures out to cut down her own christmas tree. she thrives in the outdoor elements – for her, winter is all about sledding and snowball fights and roasting marshmallows around a bonfire.  she’s not always the sentimental type but if you give the lou in your life any of these gifts you’ll melt her heart for sure…

mittens, winter hats and cozy socks are right up her alley as they’ll keep her warm while she’s out playing in the snow – and a soft blanket to wrap up in when she comes inside is always a perfect gift. a backpack is the only bag for a girl who’s always moving, and you can’t go wrong with some basic skinny jeans and our vneck beheaded tee or jersey raglan top- they’re the type of items that lou will live in! accessories with a hard edge like our vintage belts or the jennifer elizabeth ella cuff are perfect stocking stuffers and lou will definitely appreciate the classic vintage skateboard from our vintage loves collection! finally, throw in some peppermint bark bubble bath (by philosophy) because after roughhousing in the snow all day even lou could use some relaxation :)

items pictured: oversized pom beanie, vintage belt, croft felt hat, magic stripe hoodie glove, leather and canvas backpack, noblita 5 pocket knit pant, jennifer elizabeth ella cuff, v-neck beheaded tee, pendleton clearwater camp wool blanket, color block boot sock, vintage 1960s skateboard, we the free jersey raglan top.

for more gift ideas visit our holiday boutiques!

randomface -Dec 01, 2010, 5:22PM
thankss :]
fp julia -Dec 01, 2010, 1:35PM
no problem! yes the measurements are: 22 1/2" long x 5" wide

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Our accessories buyers are currently in love with jewelry designer Vanessa Mooney.  Her ethnic treasures are one of a kind… full of character and worldly charm.

We loved her designs so much that we featured the Egyptian Ornament Pendant that is handmade in Nepal in our November catalog.

Here are some photos of Vanessa and her staff working at her studio in downtown LA.

Vanessa grew up in a family of artists: filmmakers, writers, painters and actors. As the great-granddaughter of Harry Warner, one of the Warner Bros., she was always listening to, meeting and watching the history of what her family had created through motion pictures and their art. 

Inspired by what they were able to accomplish she knew there was something for her to achieve with the creativity she felt. Her mother, a free and bohemian influence, taught her to look for and see beauty in those things around her and to create it if it wasn’t there. She would keep her busy with the arts: painting, plays, stories or her favorite… dress up from the full trunk of costumes and accessories they would collect from different travels. After school she would put on a classic movie from her family’s library and think how beautiful theses woman could be with just a simple hat, a pair of gloves or a rhinestone necklace. This began her love for fashion.

We adore her designs and feel they are the perfect items to dress up your knit wear.

fp jemma -Dec 01, 2010, 9:35AM
Hey, the models name is Julia Hafstrom. x
-Nov 30, 2010, 7:38PM
I remember that lovely model from the November catalog-- what is her name?

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good morning! hope you all had a very happy thanksgiving! due to the holiday we missed the thursday poll so let’s do it now shall we…

how cute is this image our creative team did? they had the thermals pinned up on a wall in the office :)

in addition to our standard thermals we have some other really cute layering tops that would be so cozy on a dreary day like today in philly. which of these is your favorite?

the long sleeve sweater and lace turtleneck:

the ladder rungs sweater:
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the heart on your sleeve thermal:
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the we the free v-neck freckles sweater:
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or the we the free fairisle sweater sleeve thermal:
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time to vote!

and here are last week’s poll results – look eight was by far the winner with 35%!
lodge results

Bridget -Nov 30, 2010, 8:00PM
uhm, why can't I vote for all of them? :( they're so fabulous!
fp julia -Nov 29, 2010, 5:34PM
thanks kara i was still on the hunt! :)

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