some beautiful photos from our facebook fans.
I’m sorry for the constant update lately on Abbey Lee wearing Free People but I cant help but gloat.
How often to you get a profound Fashion model wearing a brand non stop at the worlds biggest fashion event ‘Fashion week’?!
Here she’s a eclectic beauty, mixing our leaves of memory skirt with a jersey top and velvet jacket… kinda like the one that’s coming to us for Holiday :)
here at free people we are so inspired by fashion bloggers – we love seeing how they express their personality and fashion sense through their blogs. there is no denying the influence they’ve come to have in the fashion world and we love it, because they’re real girls. so we invited three bloggers, each with their own unique look and style, and asked them to model in our catalog. we wanted the shoot to be natural and fun, and capture them in their element. each blogger had the freedom to style their own outfits and were photographed in the homes of three of our employees, each with their own personal photographer.
the outcome: a visual diary of three girls who love to have fun with fashion.
natalie suarez makes the world of modeling more personal by sharing her off duty style, fashion inspiration, and passion for music on her blog natalie off duty. natalie was photographed by her sister dylana suarez (of the blog nana in wonderland) at the home of our creative director in northern liberties, philadelphia.
england-based georgia larsen is the free-spirited blogger behind dora’s fur, where she shares her eclectic style, fashion inspiration and personal photos and stories. georgia was photographed by our studio photographer nathan kula, at his home in northern liberties, philadelphia.
rumi neely has become an international sensation through her blog fashiontoast, where she showcases her impeccable style in editorial-quality photos taken by her boyfriend colin sokol. rumi was photographed by colin at the home of our senior designer in mt. airy, philadelphia.
the catalog will be available online and in the mail on october 5th.
yesterday morning jemma and i went on a little field trip in old city, philadelphia, to visit some of our favorite shops and take photos for the blog!
first we went to vagabond boutique and yarn shop, which is definitely one of my favorites. they carry brand names and vintage pieces as well as yarn and knitting supplies, and i love the way the interior is decorated – lots of wood and natural touches like antlers.
the other store i wanted to mention is called art in the age of mechanical production. this place is really cool – it’s a combined store and gallery space, based on the idea of offering artwork in a broader context. it is also the home of alcoholic root tea – an herbal remedy first created by native americans. during prohibition, the alcohol was removed by a philadelphia pharmacist and re-introduced as the root beer we are familiar with – until art in the age brought it back. entering the store almost feels like going back to the pre-temperance time period – it’s full of antique trinkets and artistic displays.
we also met one of the sweet employees at the store, erin, who just happened to be wearing free people!
while in the shop we both found ourselves admiring these adorable little leather books, and erin informed us that the artist who makes the books would be holding a show at the store for first friday, along with her husband. walter and margaux kent are the philly-based artists behind peg and awl and the black spot books. i definitely recommend checking out both etsy shops, their stuff is adorable! margaux makes the books out of found leather items like shoes, moccasins, wallets and sofas – some are small enough to wear on a necklace, so you always have it at your disposal if you want to write something down or draw :)
i definitely plan on stopping by tomorrow evening – for more info on the event, click here.
poll time! i love our selection of backpacks…i’m thinking about getting one because i think they’re perfect for weekend getaways. which backpack would you take traveling?
the somerset backpack:
the russel backpack:
or the leather and canvas backpack:
last week’s poll was very close but the winner was the solid chiffon maxi skirt!
you guys may have heard by now that our october catalog features three lovely fashion bloggers – natalie suarez, georgia larsen and rumi neely. we’ll have lots of great stuff for you on the blog in the month ahead including behind the scenes videos, photos and interviews with each girl.
here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come!
the catalog drops october 5th.
our lamar store in austin, texas is having a really cool event this weekend! in addition to a raffle and fall fashion ideas from our staff, they will be giving away FREE feather hair extensions and showing customers how to put them in their hair! according to our austin fp girls, this is the must-have accessory for next weekend’s austin city limits :)
doesn’t it look amazing with the hair in the french braid?? our austin girls are going to take more photos at the event documenting how to put in the extensions, so stay tuned for a how-to post next week! :)
and if you’re in austin, make sure you stop by our store on saturday between 1 and 5 for the event!
Abbey Lee was caught off duty wearing our chiffon maxi skirt that was also featured in our changing rooms video.
Her high low jumper and metallic bronze jacket compliments the look, very Star Trek esque.
Her style is great !
our senior stylist wore the desert maxi dress with a simple gray sweatshirt and belt today and it looked amazing!
i love how our office coordinator toughened up her chiffon and lace slip with a leather jacket and sneakers!
her sneakers and necklace are pretty rad too :)
and our associate stylist looks simply adorable in a polka dot dress, tights and red shoes. i also love the lone bangle worn high up on her arm!
more styling inspiration for you today! we had our stylists demonstrate four ways to wear the lace mock neck top – one of our favorite layering pieces for fall and winter. featuring our lovely web merchandiser as model :)
the lace mock neck adds a touch of sexiness to a casual look of jeans and a plaid button down. i love how our stylists layered two plaid shirts to get a mix of prints! perfect the look with a pair of rad platforms :)
still want to wear your spring and summer dresses in fall and winter? just layer the lace mock neck underneath and add some tall socks and heels!
this look was all of our favorites :) pair the lace mock neck with a maxi skirt, tee and biker boots for the ultimate casual cool outfit. isn’t that necklace amazing too?
in this look: lace mock neck top; cp shades plaid maxi skirt; we the free graphic a-line tee; CP Shades Clothing; sport stripe slouch sock; brit boot (no longer avail.); grecian circle ring; metal leaf ring; necklace coming soon.
the last look is all about the layers – a lace maxi dress over the mock neck top, the striped tee to dress it down a little, a tweed jacket and over-the-knee boots! she looks amazing.
i’m really into our maxi skirts right now… they’re all i want to wear! i love how they allow you to be comfortable but still look put together and stylish. which of these is your favorite?
or the ruffled layers maxi skirt:
last week most of you, 35%, were digging the aviator jacket style!