looks lovely :)
get to know a little more about our third october catalog model, rumi neely!
If you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
Stockholm – They have amazing street style! I love checking out Swedish blogs.
If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
My cat, kumo, my ipod, and sunscreen.
photos from her blog, fashiontoast.
How would you describe your personal style? What are your favorite items from Free People right now?
I like really casual pieces with slightly off silhouettes and details that set them apart. I love platform heels. It’s slightly grungy or hippie, whatever mood I am in that day. My favorite item from the free people shoot were the gee wawa fatale platform boots!
What is your biggest fear?
Being buried alive!
Winter, spring, summer or fall?
What color are you?
Blue…not to sound depressing.
photo from her blog, fashiontoast.
What is your favorite hobby?
Going to thrift stores! I love the randomness of thrift stores and seeing what your instinct guides you towards.
If you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
What’s the last album you bought? What else is on your ipod right now?
The last album I bought was Monsters of Folk…some other bands on my ipod are Band of Horses, Julian Casablancas and Sigur Ros.
If you weren’t a fashion blogger what would you do?
Focus more on my vintage store. I’d love to be a vintage buyer or photographer.
When you started your blog did you ever think it would become the sensation it is today?
Never! I’ve thought about changing the name but I don’t think I can now.
shooting the free people catalog.
with georgia larsen in philly for the free people shoot back in july. via dora’s fur.
more from rumi’s visit to our office and behind the scenes of her shoot to come :)
we have an exciting contest for you guys to enter starting today! all you have to do to enter is go to our collections page and create a collection consisting of your favorite layering pieces for fall. the collection that gets the most “i want it” votes will be the winner, and will receive a $200 gift card to enhance your fall wardrobe!
for more info about the contest and to get started on your collection click here!
contest closes on november 1st.
here are some of my favorites to get your creative juices flowing…
click on image to go to our collections page and view item details.
But I still want to be sensual! When it gets cold out I usually live in the same outfit every single day… it consist of Skinny jeans, hoody, pea coat and warm boots.
This time around however I want to get a little creative with our lingerie, though – adding a little bit of cuteness to the everyday denims and sweaters. Here’re some looks that our stylist in the studio hellped us create in our studio the other day, we were in awe of all the delicate items so we decided to make them come to life by creating little outfit ideas!
Silky slips and velvet bralettes add a touchy/feely vibe to your winter wardrobe.
Not all items are online yet but will be pretty soon, I can’t wait!
i wanted to tell you guys a little bit more about these awesome herno puffer jackets we have right now!
herno was founded in italy in 1948 and originally specialized in men’s raincoats. over the years the company evolved to offer a women’s collection and in the last decade has conducted advanced research on performance – in their new range they are introducing high tech fabrics like polyamide to create high quality jackets that are a fusion of tradition and modernity. these are the ultimate winter jackets – not only will tthey keep you dry and warm, they will last you for years and years.
we have two styles of herno jackets- the reversible down hoodie and the down blazer. i especially love the reversible one because you can change it up with different looks! i hate winter but these jackets are almost making me look forward to snowy days and weekend ski trips… hanging at the lodge by a fire with a cup of hot chocolate.
i love how the jackets look paired with a body con skirt, over the knee socks and tall boots, or with skinny jeans and a flannel! here are some fp items i’d style them with:
items pictured: long sleeve reversible down hoodie; long sleeve down blazer; we the free plaid button down; rich & skinny moto crop; webs we weave top; sonia bracelet; fairisle reversible beanie; textured body con skirt; plaid and flower tall sock; rogan tall hiker.
lots of ladies sporting some of our new items in the office this week!
not free people, but i liked the back of her jacket :)
our senior stylist looking lovely.
the cocoon pullover looks perfect for a gray rainy day like today in philly…
…so does the super stripe tee!
model martha hunt off duty in our office this week. i love her in our october lookbook… she’s a stunner.
our second catalog model, georgia larsen, was photographed by one of our studio photographers, nathan kula, at and around his home in northern liberties philadelphia. here’s a look at her day of shooting in behind the scenes photos taken by thomas northcut.
how rad is that last shot with the bridge and skyline in the background?? i love all these photos.
we have some really amazing comfy pieces right now that are great for layering or throwing on on days when you just want to be relaxed. i just got the with ease slubby tee and it is amazing – which one do you guys like best?
the bonita rib tee:
the varsity pullover:
the with ease slubby tee:
the iro janice knit pant:
or jill’s day dress:
last week’s october lookbook poll was very close between outfits one and two, but outfit two took it with 25% :)
so a couple of you have asked us how we get our models’ hair so relaxed, wavy and perfect… which is a great question. so i asked our hair/makeup artist deanna and here is her method! i tried it out myself and it works wonderfully…
first, slightly dampen hair with a styling spray – she uses bumble and bumble.
next, separate the hair into two pieces down the center. then separate those two into two. start with 2 strands, either the left side or the right of head, and twist the hair away from the face. then take the 2 twisted strands and twist them together. secure on top of head with a hair clip.
allow time to dry, then remove clips and shake out hair.
and that’s it!
my boss has a sweater with patches on the elbows and i always thought it was the cutest thing. then i saw this photo a couple of weeks ago and a light bulb went on. this is an easy project!
what you need:
a sweatshirt or sweater that you don’t mind experimenting with…
fabric, needle & thread, scissors, safety pins, and something about the size that you want the patches to be. our visual display team let me use this scrap of pretty fabric, and i happened to have this free people sticker at my desk that was just the right size for the patches!
first i used a sharpie to trace around the edges of the sticker on the fabric, and then cut out the patches being careful to cut right inside the marker line.
next i pinned the patches onto the elbows of the sweater and tried it on to make sure they were placed where i wanted them to be. keep the safety pins in as you start sewing so the patches don’t move.
i sewed them on by hand yesterday at work and it only took about an hour - i think sewing while listening to music has got to be one of the most relaxing things ever :)
and voila… cute elbow patches that breathe new life into a plain old sweater!