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set in the hills of kent, england, our september catalog evokes the spirit of the nomad.

the girl in mind is a traveler; a rock ‘n’ roll boyfriend accompanies her. they’re the new gypsies who hang out in old charismatic caravans and create a magical smokey air around them. they believe in nostalgia and recite poetry until they are lost, lost in a world of deep thought… a world of allurement and hocus pocus. the colors of their imagination are deep and mystical just like them. paisley patterns and velvet surround them. long lengths and exquisite textures make up her outfit while her boyfriend’s leather jacket is thrown on to add a raw rock ‘n’ roll edge.

the product: crushed velvet, soft dresses, shawls, fedoras and heavy jewelry contrast against ripped jeans and shaggy knitwear. chunky wedges and tiered chiffon slips. the collection makes you want to escape to a forbidden forest and lose yourself amongst folklore and witchcraft.

enchanting. this trend will send you right into a whimsical fall.

shot by iain mckell, featuring models dewi dreigen, karolina babczynska and her fiancé adam wallace.

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view the entire catalog online right here.

Alexis -Sep 09, 2010, 2:46AM
I absolutely love the multi-colored braid the brunette model is sporting in the third picture, how was that look achieved?
fp julia -Sep 08, 2010, 11:24AM
hi hannah! it is available now- http://www.freepeople.com/whats-new/quiet-harmony-dress/

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we’ve posted about the amazing jewelry designer sarah lewis on the blog before – as a former member of the fp team she is a part of the free people family and we love carrying her designs. she also has an adorable store in philly called adorn.  read on for a brief interview with sarah and to see photos of her beautiful store and jewelry!

How did you get started as a jewelry designer?

I’ve been making jewelry for as long as I can remember!  When I was really young, I did a lot of beadwork and macramé, and then started working with glass when I was in high school.  I started working with silver and stone while living in Arizona. I have only been focusing all of my energy on my jewelry business for the past year, (before that, I was working for Free People!), but so far it has been going well.  I guess the way that I got started was just making the initial decision to go for it!

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Where do you draw inspiration for your work?

I draw inspiration from everything around me.  My mind is always going, thinking of new jewelry designs.  I also am really inspired by the natural beauty of the materials that I work with.  Because so much of what I do is based on the materials that I work with, I really love going to gem and mineral shows to search for material.  I often can pick up a piece, and immediately picture what I will make out of it.  I am also inspired by the past.  I find a lot of materials and design ideas by shopping at flea markets, and vintage and thrift stores.  While staying true to my own earthy and bohemian style, I also draw inspiration from fashion.  I try to create pieces that are beautiful and timeless, but also stylish and on trend.  I also think of jewelry styles as how they relate to apparel, what they could be worn with, and how they could be used to complete an outfit.

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What are some of your styles that you’re really excited about right now?

I am really excited about some of my recent ring styles.  I’ve been doing a lot of rings with drusy quartz, amethyst, and crazy lace agate.  I also really like my new gemstone fringe bib necklace, and my concentric circles crystal necklace.  I also am currently working on a new collection of jewelry and handbags for FP for holiday that I am really excited about – so watch out for them in November!

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What are some of your other hobbies?

I really love to travel, and hang out with my friends, and I live for seeing live music – so I usually combine the three!  Also, even though I live in the city, I love the outdoors.  I try to go hiking, snowboarding, and make trips to the beach as much as I can.

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How would you describe your personal style? What are some of your favorite free people items?

I would describe my style as earthy and feminine by day and rockstar by night – so I am a total Free People girl!  I am obsessed with all of the versions of the birds of paradise dress, and  I could not live without my fp intimates.  I wear my bandeaus and halter tops all the time, and .I own two sequin slips that I have probably worn hundreds of times!  They are so great for layering, I can always find new ways to wear them.  I also have a few FP sweaters that will probably stay in my wardrobe forever, because they are so soft and comfy, and I love the FP beach styles too!

What is your motto?

Work hard, but play hard too.  I am a total workaholic, but I love what I do so much, that it doesn’t really seem like work.  My business keeps me so busy that I often have trouble breaking away.  But I know that it is important to take breaks and go out and have fun!

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What does free mean to you?

To me, freedom means being able to be creative everyday, making a living doing what I love, staying connected with nature and spending time with the people I love.

thanks sarah!! check out her website here, and see our collection of sarah lewis jewelry right here!

Lea -Dec 07, 2010, 12:22AM
i never saw the gold and silver rings with blue middle on the website?
Gary Zlotnick -Sep 07, 2010, 10:37PM
I don't know what is more beautifull, ur creations, or urself. An admirer of both, Bye, Gary

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a look we love:

this look is taking over our office! we LOVE maxi dresses or jumpsuits layered with tanks, tees, or sweaters as it gets cooler! and we’re bringing back that 90′s trend of tying the tank in a knot, then just add some beat up boots or shoes and you’ve got this cool look our designers are rocking :)

our graphic designer’s awesome silver jewelry.

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earlier this week we had all of our store managers from across the country here at the home office for meetings and to get to know each other and the home office employees.  i kept noticing how amazing they all looked! they were in back to back meetings the whole time they were here but i managed to grab this girl during a coffee break. i love her outfit!

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i love how she wore the buttonfront lace back tank backwards over the v neck printed tunic!

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…and a little sneak peek at something we did for the blog. yes that’s my hair.

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bravegrrl -Sep 03, 2010, 3:30PM
love your hair!!! and the maxi skirts with knotted tanks and boots is perfect! i am soooo going to rock that tomorrow!

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remember our boho mom contest? this was the winning photo, submitted by our fan heather.  her prize was a very special one-of-a-kind garment, based on the one above, created by free people.

and here it is!!

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they did such an amazing job! i love this – i would buy that top in a heartbeat! congrats heather, we hope you love it :)

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kat -Sep 04, 2010, 9:32AM
i really love that you guys took the time to create such a one of a kind prize for the contest. please do more like this, it was so thoughtful.

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yesterday the beautiful chantal of cocorosa just so happened to be at the urban headquarters in support of her friend who is a shoe designer, so we invited her to stop by the free people office! she is such a lovely person and i always admire her style.   i had a great time hanging out with her and playing dress up – she picked some of her favorite items and modeled them while i took photos!

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her picks were the first impressions jacket, the charmer tall boot (in our september catalog); the front & center pullover and the leather expedition hat. other boots also coming soon. go see more photos on her blog!

-Sep 02, 2010, 6:46PM
she looks great!! beautiful photos.
cat -Sep 02, 2010, 1:08PM
gorgeous photos. the way her hair, the clothes and the wood go together creates a beautiful aesthetic. the coat she is wearing is gorgeous and is now on my 'needs' list. _cat

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for today’s poll i thought i’d ask you guys about denim.  fp denim in particular.  which of these styles would you wear the most this fall?

the fp lightweight skinny:

the fp pull on flare:

the fp textured skinny:

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or the fp seamed skinny:

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last week i asked which of our 3 trends for fall you loved most out of 70s groupie, sports utility and underwear as outerwear. 54 % are digging the underwear as outerwear trend, 29% 70′s groupie and 17% sports utility.

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Yesterday here at the office the lovely ladies from our NY showroom stopped by for one of our meetings.It’s always so lovely when they come to visit us as they bring so much energy with them.

Coming from one of the biggest fashion capitals in the world — NY – they always turn it up a notch when it comes to style!

My eyes were drawn to this perky ensemble…

Her look reminds me of a slightly hippified Jane Birkin while the glasses give her a modified Annie Hall Look.

Here shes been pretty creative with our Free People clothes. She’s wearing one of Fp floral rompers with the crochet top worn casually over the top and… why not, a little peek-a-boo of our lace bandeau.

-Sep 04, 2010, 9:27AM
I wear my free-people romper the same way!! How exciting.. even tho it looks like PJs.
Rachael -Sep 02, 2010, 2:26PM
love this collage! Especially the hairstyles! www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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some behind the scenes shots to give you a little glimpse of what’s to come in our september catalog :)

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fp julia -Sep 07, 2010, 12:33PM
hi kristen- shoot me an email at blog@freepeople.com with your info/address and i can look into the catalog situation for you!
cassie -Sep 07, 2010, 8:18AM
the model with dark hair is absolutly stunning. is it really possible to be that beautiful? she cant be real!

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we work with some amazing models and are always inspired by their cool off-duty style. stay tuned, we’ll be featuring them regularly on the blog :)

jessica mau

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cici ali and zippora seven

thank you to our associate stylist and creative design assistant for snapping these pics!!

Ashley -Nov 30, 2010, 9:30AM
The two models at the bottom look like little lost boys with oversized feet
Jamie -Sep 01, 2010, 11:05AM
They all have such great style! Thanks for posting this! :-)

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We get inspired daily here at our office by the style of the people who work here. Everyone has a unique sense of dress that is quite captivating and gives our office environment a great personality.

Here’s a glimpse at one of our stylists :)

The music is by Real Estate — “Alantic City”

-Aug 30, 2010, 6:56PM
is that shirt available now in american apparel?
isabella -Aug 28, 2010, 10:40PM
would it be possible to ask her how she dyes her hair that way?

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i’m so excited to tell you about a fun new website feature we launched today! you can now go on our website and create your own collections- as you’re shopping just click the button that says “add to collections,” and then you can edit and rearrange your collections according to theme, style, whatever your heart desires! here are the collections jemma and i made featuring our favorites for fall :)

fall picks by fp julia:

for fall i am loving basic items that i will LIVE in – skinny cords, thermals, maxi skirts or dresses and a cozy scarf and beanie.  i am also longing for those shearling-lined boots and an amazing leather jacket!

bewitch my fall by fp jemma:

for fall i’m into dark colours, lightened up a little by silver jewelry. I like to be comfy when its cold so no heels… it’s all about the boots and sneakers adding a little sensual factor with peeps of lace to my outfit.

now go start creating your collections right here! have fun!

baili -Aug 30, 2010, 10:35PM
i just bought the huge green backpack. love it!:)
Katie -Aug 27, 2010, 1:24PM
I cannot find that amazing hooded scarf on your website!

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good morning! let’s get right to the thursday poll… this week we’ve been telling you about some of the trends we love for fall, so i thought i’d ask which of these trends you all are most excited about!

sports utility:

70′s groupie:
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or underwear as outerwear:
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the winner of last week’s thermal poll was by far and away the motorcuff thermal with 50% of the vote!

fp julia -Aug 26, 2010, 1:26PM
hi! it's the cable sweater pullover: http://www.freepeople.com/sweaters/cable-sweater-pullover/
Amanda -Aug 26, 2010, 1:08PM
What is the sweater in the Sports Utility photo?

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