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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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sleeping model

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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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one of our planners (my sister!) wearing head-to-toe free people yesterday! bob was happy to pose along with her :)

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this is an older free people belt but i LOVE it – i borrow it from her all the time :) it says “so it goes” on the back.

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boots coming soon!

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she’s wearing the tuxedo shirt dress over the easy corset slip. love it!

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and here is the adorable chau, wearing another look i love – comfy maxi dress with a warm blanket scarf and hat!

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she’s wearing our lennon topper hat, rally ankle boots, and fp beach maxi (that she designed!) which should be online soon!

dallas moving company -Nov 26, 2010, 3:29AM
Stunning couple…. stunning location…. stunning photos….. Brilliant, my friend! Glad you liked your photos you and you partner have been a real pleasure to work with. Wish you both all the best!
fp julia -Nov 24, 2010, 8:48AM
hey anna- they're available now!! http://www.freepeople.com/whats-new/high-plains-boot/ :)

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i’ve got cabin fever! i love all of these outfits from our lodge lookbook and they’re making me want to load up on layers and spend a weekend at a lodge with a fireplace and lots of hot chocolate. which of these looks do you guys like best?

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look eight:
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click on each image to see details on the items in the look! now vote :)

the winner of last week’s party shoe poll was the velvet crusher peeptoe with 32%.

Jenny -Nov 23, 2010, 8:38AM
Hi, I have to get a belt like that with loads of colours. I got inspiration from these pictures and then borrowed my flatmates belt, to do the outfit thats on my blog now. http://www.1yearof2hand.com/2010/11/where-is-the-summer/ Thanks for the inspiration and a great blog!
bravegrrl -Nov 20, 2010, 1:42AM
love all these looks! my favorite is #7 though!!!! she is absolutely gorgeous!

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the dramatic landscape of iceland was the perfect backdrop for the final chapter of our november catalog, wrap me in a sweater.  rocky cliffs, open fields, wild horses, snow-capped glaciers, icy blue water that blends into the sky and a dreamy mist settling over it all…

…these photos taken by our producer don’t even look real.

approaching iceland.

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i love this photo of our creative director.

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claudia -Dec 15, 2010, 10:15PM
Wow!!!Beautiful pictures...makes me want to go to photography school and of course to Iceland.
Roxanne -Nov 20, 2010, 10:46AM
Can't wait to get it in the mail :)

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Post image for november catalog chapter six: the photographer

as mentioned, chapter six of our november book was shot by eric kvatek.  whenever i find out who is shooting our catalogs i immediately look up their websites to check out their work, because our team always picks such amazing photographers to work with.  well this one is no different- here’s some of his photography that i love.

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eric also shot our october 2008 catalog which featured we the free and is one of my personal favorites:

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i think he does an amazing job integrating the models and clothing and the surrounding landscape in his work.

here he is with model jessica mau in iceland during the shoot (via his blog):

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i love these off duty shots he took of jessica mau and julia hafstrom:

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view more of his work here!

supergirl -Nov 20, 2010, 9:10AM
The girls in the pictures must be models!
3D Martin -Nov 18, 2010, 3:14AM
Ohhh, what impressive photos!

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It’s that time again when the stores start to become filled with sexy little numbers to begin your party season. I was out shopping in Philly this weekend and was overwhelmed by how many choices I had.

So I went home and started to arrange my thoughts on how I want my party look to be.

The idea I have in mind is a tight body con worn with heels, red lipstick and a signature necklace. I have to make this look my own by teaming it with a leather jacket and lace shawl. To finish off this look I MUST own OPI’S ‘mad as a hatter’ nail colour –  it’s part of a range based on Alice in Wonderland and I need it on my finger tips everyday during holiday season!!!

So here’s my Party look number 1… I’m sure there’s going to be many more to follow!

Supergirl -Nov 17, 2010, 10:43PM
Very beautiful! Beautiful girl has goods figure with beautiful dress.
Matty Ellis -Nov 17, 2010, 2:20PM
I love this idea! where is the shawl from it is so beautiful! xx

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