a sneak peak of what is to come from our august catalog shoot…
believe me, it will take your breath away.
lou is our tomboy all american girl who loves the great outdoors – so there is no better summer getaway for her than a cross country road trip. she is inspired by being on the road and the vast American landscape that sprawls out before her. from lush green forest to open plains to desolate ghost towns and sand dunes she drives with the windows down and the music blasting, the wind whipping her hair across her face. she has a bad habit of stopping at western gas stations and rest stops where they sell cowboy hats, dream catchers and native american woven blankets that she picks up as souvenirs. the white topped mountains in the distance take her breath away.
lou doesn’t reach her destination until she can’t go any further – she has reached the pacific coast, and drives up highway one to big sur, one of the most beautiful spots in the US. Here she hikes to a campground to meet up with others and share stories of the road. she swims in the river and takes hikes down to the beach, coming back in time to cook a campfire dinner and go to sleep, exhausted from the day’s activities, under a canopy of redwood trees.
waterfall at julia pfeiffer burns state park, near big sur.
in her trunk…
1. we the free sleeveless scoop tunic; 2. we the free horizon line hoodie; 3. sausalito boot; 4. graham & spencer distressed satchel; 5. straw fedora; 6. cord cargo short; 7. we the free collectors tee; 8. we the free lace bottom boy tee; 9. monrow vintage sweatpant; 10. we the free graphic wings tee and fp vintage cargos.
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click on above images for sources. big sur campground info and images here.
she’s pretty and intrigued by intricate detail. lace, crochets and fairytale fabrics are aesthetics that make up her wardrobe. she loves vintage and anything that looks like it belongs in an old english tea house. Her destination is a city like paris, rich with culture and romance. She’ll spend her days riding a bike through the city, admiring the delicate beauty of the architecture, and she relishes the historic museums of paris like the louvre and the musee d’orsay. She goes to the cinema that plays films during the day and has picnics in the park, where she drinks earl grey tea while nibbling on croissants and jam.
candy would stay in montmartre, a hill overlooking all of paris and overflowing with artistic culture. she walks the cobbled streets and feels the creative energy of picasso, van gogh, toulouse lautrec and other artists who lived and worked there. her rented apartment, called “the countess,” is a quiet sanctuary with old fashioned charm and shutters that open out to a courtyard full of flowers and birds who sing to her each morning. she occasionally walks over to the nearby square jehan rictus, a tiny “secret garden” that is home to a mural covered in the words “i love you” in over 300 languages. here she revels in the peaceful quiet and loses herself in daydreams.
in her suitcase…
1. rosetta lace halter bralette and scalloped lace hipkini; 2. splendid wood platform; 3. bandana bow headband; 4. chiffon and lace tiered slip; 5. tea cloth tube; 6. perforated bow crossbody; 7. space floral ballet tunic; 8. tiny dancer skirt; 9. siwy hannah crop skinny, shell printed inset corset tank and chadwick brogue.
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bottom right photo by suzy wimbourne.
Meadow is a girl who loves old world charm, she’s cultured and interested in the fairytale of life – reading folklore makes her imagination run wild into a world of illusion and utopia.
Her nomadic way of thinking is projected in the way she dresses. Her wardrobe is a cluster of treasures from around the world. Each item tells a story.
Her ideal destination would be the English Country – Cornwall to be exact.
A historic Farm is where she would stay within wild flower meadows that are grazed by cattle and sheep. The place is Botelet, a few miles west of Liskeard in Cornwall. Patchwork of ancient fields and a wet woodland, capped by the Neolithic Hill Fort of Bury Down rural setting. It’s the type of place you can only imagine existing in Enid Blyton books.
She would travel solo with a heavy rucksack of books and sketch pads. She would wander the fields in the day, tell her tales to the wildlife and nestle down by the streaming rivers.
She would stay in the mirrored 70′s showman’s caravan (pictured above) which is positioned in the orchard amongst campions and bluebells with great views over rolling fields to the distant sea.
Items left to right:
Tiny Dancer Skirt, Eyelet Boot, Caravan Flared Skirt, Knotted Ditsy Floral Headband, Sleeveless Printed Cinch Waist Tunic, In Harmony Necklace, Mini Kurta, Oversized Slouchy Straw Bag, Beyond Vintage Long Sleeve Dashiki Shirt, Cleo Lace Up Sandal.
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she loves the sand between her toes and salt water in her hair, and the sun brings a sparkle to her eye. her style is easy and effortless- soft materials, solid colors and silhouettes that can be sexy when dressed up. the most important thing is comfort because she never knows what the day will hold- it could end cuddled up in blankets by a beach bonfire or with a night on the town so versatility is key. she’s all about the layers upon layers in the winter but she lives for spring, summer and splashing in the surf.
when thinking about sandy the lyrics to the beatles song “julia” always come to mind.
sandy’s summer getaway is the beach, whether that be a tropical destination like vieques in puerto rico or the california coast. she always packs light- easy pieces that can be worn as beach cover-ups during the day and then dressed up if she goes out at night, and a warm sweater or jacket is a must for evenings when the breeze chills her sun burnt skin. in her beach bag are definitely a few items from – what else? – our beach line; sunglasses and a big brimmed hat to shade her eyes, sandals and some accessories to throw on at night time.
1. portman top rimmed wayfarer; 2. straw and leather tassle tote; 3. modern haze printed bikini; 4. printed towel; 5. north beach wrap sandal; 6. siwy madeleine cutoffs; 7. giant brim straw hat; 8. ruffle sleeveless tunic; 9. ammonite cluster necklace; 10. fp pull on jean; 11. green almond druzy ring; 12. zulu dress; 13. black sands tunic; 14. centered pullover.
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our boho mom contest ends tomorrow! this is your last chance to submit photos of your mom in her best vintage boho style – with the very cool grand prize of winning a a look just like mom’s created by free people! runner up gets a $100 gift card, so that’s not too shabby either…
i LOVE the photos that have been submitted so far, it’s going to be really tough to pick a winner. view all the entries, and submit your own, right here!
the above picture is the lovely mom of one of our fp girls :)
my greatest loves are my husband, family and friends… i also love penguins and butterflies! my favorite place in the world is the great barrier reef in austrailia. i went there on my honeymoon and had the most amazing time! the weather, the water and the landscape were unforgettable. i love to shop and walk around NYC, people watch, eat at new restaurants, spend time with friends and hang out with my family in florida. on a typical day off i’ll exercise, walk around the city and explore new places, spend time in central park, catch up on tv from the week and go out to a fun dinner with friends!
*oh and if her wedding dress looks familiar its because we posted some of the pictures from her incredible wedding a little while back, here :)
not too long ago we held a twitter contest and the winner, named tanya, got a free people gift card. when she went to the store to spend it she took some photos and i asked her some questions about living in austin - read on for a little guide to the live music capital, in tanya’s words!
check out tanya’s blog here.
free people items pictured above (from left to right): convertible floral lace maxi skirt; cross my heart shift dress; geo shapeless dress; rodeo hat; floral scrunch skirt; eyelet boot; north beach wrap sandal; coachella boot.
my family and friends are my greatest loves, i have the best in the world. a great cheeseburger is always nice too! the south of france is my favorite place – i studied in aix-en-provence and i can’t wait to go back! i spend a lot of my free time traveling to different cities to visit my friends, who are all over the place. i love any music you can dance to! i’m really liking florence and the machine right now. i’m inspired every day by all of my co-workers and their amazing talents!
one of our favorite trends right now is tribal jewelry (which you can read all about right here) – so for today’s poll i want to know which of the following tribal-influenced items is your favorite?
the golden sunburst cuff:
the congo disc necklace:
the nala cracked bangles:
or the porto santo necklace:
the winner of last week’s sunglasses poll was the portman top rimmed wayfarer with 42% of the vote!
my greatest loves are my family and good friends – but i also love rice, japanese restaurants and flip flops (slippers)! my favorite place in the world is probably the beach, the couch with my brother, or my bed. i love sleep, even though i don’t always get a lot! a big hobby of mine is definitely sports. i was always a bit of a jock, playing my whole life and through college. my family has always been pretty athletic. right now i’m still living at home and enjoying my relaxing saturdays! on a typical day off i’ll sleep in, mostly spend the day with my little cousins that are the cutest, funniest kids in the world (that ranges from playing pretty pretty princess to kickball). end the day with a movie, a beer and some laughs…i call that a good day! i’m inspired on a daily basis by my mood. depending on how i’m feeling on a certain day is what probably makes me notice certain things i might not on another day. also just working here is very inspirational – everyone’s tastes are so different and exciting to see!
my greatest loves are my boyfriend, my mom and dexter terrier – one of my hobbies is terrier care and maintenance! i also love voraciously reading books about assorted topics. lately i have been obsessed with henry VIII and his various wives and children. cooking delicious food, watching law and order and going to scooter rallies are some of my other hobbies. on a typical day off i’ll be doing one of those things- if i am feeling lazy, then watching any incarnation of law and order on the couch. if i am feeling spry… hanging out with friends or family, wandering around south philly…having adventures! one of my favorite places is the beach – my secret dream is to be an old lady in a mumu on the jersey shore. i like music from hip hop to riot girl to metal to old reggae and soul. some favs are desmond dekker, bikini kill, new york dolls, the modern lovers, bratmobile, skatalites, biggie smalls, lil kim, toots and the maytals, peaches, guns n roses, the smiths, sean paul, the pogues, the clash, stevie wonder, alton ellis, john holt… my ipod is a hot mess!