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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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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:

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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%!
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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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We love this Fp one Bralette here at the office. Our lingerie buyer is wearing hers with a leather skirts.

It’s such a beautiful little item that can make such a big difference to a simple outfit whether you choose to wear it under a basic tee or laying it over your tops and dresses. It’s a little festive gem that will put a smile on anyone’s face whether you’re looking at it or wearing it!

We Love It!

Heff -Nov 25, 2010, 3:41PM
Beautiful.
Lucy -Nov 22, 2010, 9:51PM
I bought this item this weekend it's perfect!!

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jemma and i were in new york on thursday night and friday last week for a couple of meetings, and to work on a free people guide to nyc! the guide will be posted on the blog as soon as its finished so keep an eye out ;) – in the meantime, here’s a photo diary from our trip – of course we wore free people the whole time!

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all photos by jemma and me.

jemma wore: sleeveless wonder wong dress, rails crinkle plaid shirt.

julia wore: fp lace inset flare, furry capelet, tribe printed scarf, always easy maxi, we the free solid v neck tee, accent on sherpa jacket.

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Katelyn -Dec 14, 2010, 7:13PM
Beautiful photos :) Where are her boots from in the fourth and fifth from the last photos (black and slouchy with buckles)? They look awesome and like what I've been trying to find forever!!!

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i am sooo jealous because while they were in iceland our team got to visit the blue lagoon! one of iceland’s top attractions, the blue lagoon is a natural hot spring of geothermal seawater that is probably not only incredibly relaxing, but its really good for your skin too. the lagoon is situated in a lava field, and the water temperature ranges from 98-102 degrees! it sounds, and looks, heavenly. plus there’s a restaurant and hotel there that overlook the lagoon!

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images, except for top two, via the blue lagoon website. can someone take me there now, please?

abigail -Sep 26, 2012, 12:50AM
I have been there on 2006 and it is phenominal exciting, enjoyed the nature and the high cost of what they had to serve turist with. Not much, but that doesn't matter. It's just something to talk about. I loved it!!!
maureen -Aug 23, 2012, 1:32PM
Does anyone know what is the name of the hotel there and how much does it cost a night?

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the first shot!

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their wheels for the week! they shot all over iceland, which they told me is quite small.

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looks like such an amazing experience :)

melliforte -Dec 10, 2010, 9:26AM
I googled a bit and discovered that he red-haired model’s name is Julia Hafstrom. She is unbelievably pretty.
-Nov 23, 2010, 8:04AM
oh, how I would love to be a Free People model. Not only do they get to wear some amazing clothes but travel to and see amazing places!

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