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behind the scenes of our september catalog shoot! shop the catalog here.

fp julia -Sep 15, 2010, 11:56AM
hi lola! we update our website every week- try refreshing the page our clearing your browsers cache, that should work!
lola -Sep 15, 2010, 1:25AM
hello. just a question! why isn't the website updated much? the home page is still from the may collection.

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have you guys heard of birdie busch? she’s a philly native whose atmospheric folk music and whimsical voice are starting to gain wider recognition.  her myspace page describes her music as “weird and winding: she sings about magic, luck, the universe, the human heart speeding off on dangerous missions like Inspector Gadget. An intimate partnership with long time band mates has assured that her records are cohesive and remarkably mature, a dreamy Americana too warm to be made in this decade but too grounded and aware to be made anytime else.”

she has just released an EP of four songs inspired by her hometown (philadelphia) called “everyone will take you in” and our music coordinator gave me a copy last week. i was immediately intrigued by the packaging alone, it’s really lovely. it includes vinyl and cd versions of the EP as well as a stack of vintage looking postcards with song lyrics on the back and a letter from birdie explaining the meaning of this project. i wanted to share some photos just because i thought it was so nice!

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she’ll be playing at johnny brenda’s in philly this friday so if you’re in the area stop by and check her out! here are a couple of her songs, check out her myspace page for more!


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Create a MySpace Music Playlist at MixPod.com

birdie -Sep 17, 2010, 6:44PM
you can get the 7inch at befrankrecords.com!
nina -Sep 17, 2010, 2:37PM
i luv her . reminiscent of joni mitchell. luv that her heart beats for philly , such a special city , like no other. may the forece be with you birdie. and where can i get the 7"?

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So Far from New York the show that has stood out for me is the Charlotte Ronson show.

Everything was done so well from the combination of textures and prints to the styling and layering.

The collection was a delight “dressing down but in a romantic way” was the thesis of the range, sheerness seemed to be the prominent fabric, layered on top of prints.LOVE.

Floral prints were dressed down with grungy cardigans and loose knitted hats and… I’m all about long maxi denim dresses - this one is perfect!

It does seem like sheerness is going to be a big trend for Spring/Summer 2011, I’m seeing it in most collection (see Thakoon) everything from sheer tops to bottoms to maxi dresses.

I added in this Lela Rose ball gown because I thought it was breathtaking the subtle tie dye at the bottom is spectacular.

These are the shows that have excited me so far and I can’t wait to see what else NY has to offer!

nicoledaniella -Sep 21, 2010, 2:29PM
I absolutely love this blog. how do I get my blog out there, i feel like i blog for no reason becasue nobody reads it!
abby -Sep 15, 2010, 10:03AM
totally love the maxi denim we well as the fem + grunge wear combo.

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model karolina babczynska, who appears in our september catalog,  looks stunning even when she’s off duty!

Lori -Sep 11, 2010, 12:03AM
she looks amazing, i love her lace tee! p.s. thank you so much for adding me to your blogroll!
-Sep 10, 2010, 6:46PM
Where are her boots from?? what are they called?

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while shooting our september catalog our team stayed in the gorgeous chilston park hotel, a historic manor house in lenham, kent, that has been home to politicians, writers and lords.  not only is it located in the heart of the scenic “garden of england,” the hotel is full of history, with rooms that still have their original fireplaces, four-poster beds and antiques. here are some photos our team took…

i love all the cool old cars!

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after a long day of shooting they walked through the fields at sunset to the pepperbox inn – england’s oldest brewer.  how cool!

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hm -Feb 11, 2011, 12:34AM
as i was looking at this i was thinking the PRECISE thing con said. <3
Katherine -Sep 10, 2010, 5:37PM
Good point con.

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a lot of you have been asking about the amazing technicolor fishtail braid in our september catalog.  well lucky for us, our videographer was on hand to film the process! check it out…

How to do Amazing Rainbow Fishtail Braids by Free People from FreePeople on Vimeo.

it’s actually pretty simple! our team bought colored extensions at a hair/beauty supply store and glued them into model karolina’s hair, then carefully braided them into the fishtail.  the rainbow effect is stunning!

the song in the video is “woh woh yea yea” by the dynamos.

Other related posts: Dip Dye Hair DIYDip Dye Hair Love

 

Catielyn -Jan 29, 2013, 7:28PM
OMG!! where did you guys get your extensions i want to buy some!!
Syrene -Dec 08, 2011, 4:39PM
When you glue the extensions to the models head, how long does it take for it to come out?

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remember last week i mentioned all of our store managers were here at the home office? well our visual manager for the west coast, who always sends me amazing photos of our stores and displays, snapped a bunch of photos of their outfits! our store girls have amazing style, they always represent free people beautifully :)

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Jun Loayza -Sep 14, 2010, 2:08AM
Go Kim go!!!
Kelli -Sep 12, 2010, 1:30PM
I absolutely LOVE the outfit in the first picture!!!

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good morning! i wanted to get right to the poll today because we have a new lookbook for september and it is beautiful. which outfit is your favorite?

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and the winner of last week’s denim poll was the lightweight skinny with 38% :)

magicmand -Aug 07, 2014, 5:47PM
I JUST BOUGHT DRESS 4 ON EBAY!!! WOO!
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tough choice - they're all so brilliant!

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in honor of yoga month, please enjoy the first in a series of guest posts from one of our awesome fp girls :)

Hi there! I am former blogger “fp girl” and now I work on the accessories buying team. This spring I got certified to teach yoga, and being that September is Yoga Month, thought I’d share a bit about my yoga journey.

I first started practicing yoga about 5 years ago as a way to stay in shape and decompress after work. I hear a lot of people get frustrated finding a studio they like.  I was very lucky to find a studio right away that I connected with. The teachers were  knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The space was simple and beautiful. The regular students that went there seemed to really enjoy their practice, and that enthusiasm helped me to instantly feel at home. I continued practicing there in the Jivamukti style for the duration of my time in Philadelphia.

I later moved to New York and have tried several different types of yoga. Some classes feel like a tough strength-building workout you’d get at a gym, some feel slow paced and peaceful, some concentrate on stretching and flexibility, and others require more thought, meditation, and reflection. And sometimes, when I’m lucky, a yoga class perfectly blends exercises of the body and mind that leave me feeling alive, creative, peaceful and full of energy all at the same time.

My favorite thing about yoga is how curious each new learning and experience leaves me. This curiosity sparked my desire to complete a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified training in New York. Training taught me a little bit of everything including the history of yoga, Sanskrit, anatomy, meditation and how to practically instruct a class. Over the next few weeks of Yoga Month, stay tuned for more posts from me including inspiring web sites, people, and products. And feel free to ask questions!

Namaste,

Katie

Airport Transfers Marshalswick -Jan 24, 2014, 1:16AM
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Manish Pole -Sep 09, 2010, 3:23AM
Congrats on the Teacher Training certificate. True definition of a Teacher > "The most eager student in the class"

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Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow in New York City!

It’s an exciting time of year when Fashion is celebrated; the fashion pack is out in full force with some serious style.

I’m excited to see what trends the designers will be showing this time around. I will be pulling together my favorite shows and street style to show you guys and hopefully inspire.

Stay tuned for Fashion week show reports!

lucy -Sep 08, 2010, 9:52PM
great great can't wait to see your reviews!
Tiffany -Sep 08, 2010, 3:18PM
I am so excited for ashion week!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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i wanted to bring some special attention to this lovely little decorative touch from our september catalog shoot.  these little floral arrangements decorated the tables where our team hung out during breaks from shooting – using jam jars! i think it’s such a sweet little touch, and a great way to re-use the jars too.

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Chelsea -Sep 08, 2010, 12:38PM
I just finished off a jar of this jam! I must say, it was delicious ;) the flowers and catalog are amazing!

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our september catalog was shot by the talented iain mckell, whose editorial “kate and the gypsies” was a huge inspiration for our team. they even got to see his art book first hand, with outtakes and notes from the shoot. here are a few shots from that editorial, as well as some photos from his amazing series called “the new gypsies.”

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i’m so fascinated by these new gypsies…i would love to spend a week with them.

pixie wytch straggletag -Feb 05, 2014, 9:01AM
I know the woman in tartan... Her name is Heather and she's known as Tartan Heather.. She's a friend of mine and I've known get for many years. THAT was how she looked when I first met her but now sports an impressive Mohican and busks in Glasgow City Centre and Edinburgh.
dani -Sep 10, 2010, 12:43AM
where are these gypsies from? My mom is from Romania and told me she used to go to some pretty awesome gypsy parties back in the day... Thanks for the post!

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