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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.

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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.

maybekara -Oct 11, 2010, 9:46PM
actually rumi is a model thats why she started her blog.
free people fan -Oct 06, 2010, 5:40PM
No, real girls is them putting employees in the catalog. However looking at the final product they do look like models, and it did turn out nicely. I just wish I hadn't of known they were some random bloggers. I guess I should start one and maybe you will feature me one day! :)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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we also met one of the sweet employees at the store, erin, who just happened to be wearing free people!

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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 :)

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i definitely plan on stopping by tomorrow evening – for more info on the event, click here.

amber -Oct 25, 2010, 3:50AM
soooo nice
-Oct 02, 2010, 6:53PM
art in the age of mechanical production is so awesome and their "Root" is so good, and the wall paper with the letters A, T, and I are really clever. Love the clothes too

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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 faded cold spring backpack:

the somerset backpack:

the russel backpack:
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or the leather and canvas backpack:
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last week’s poll was very close but the winner was the solid chiffon maxi skirt!

Calvin Bradford -Dec 22, 2010, 11:47PM
Great blog post, been after that! Davidoff 4000

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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!

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the catalog drops october 5th.

DEBBIE THRASHER -Oct 22, 2014, 4:17PM
Where is the oatmeal colored sweater with the V in the back? Did not see it in catalogue.
Erin -Jul 18, 2012, 2:16PM
A few years later but totally agree with Anonymous -September 30, 2010, 5:26PM..........LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the '07 looks. Wish they would bring those styles back!

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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 :)

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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!

dakota -Nov 09, 2010, 12:48AM
Order feather hair extensions at www.finefeatherheads.com!! : )
Elle -Oct 04, 2010, 12:14AM
Will you lovely Free People girls post a tutorial video for us? I would LOVE to know how to do this!!!

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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 !

Orianna -Feb 07, 2011, 6:26PM
Hi! I am in love with the skirt and also with Abbey Lee's jacket! does anyone know where it is from? :) Thanks in advance!
Orianna -Feb 07, 2011, 6:16PM
Hello! I am in love with her jacket! Does anyone know where it is from?! Thanks in advance :)

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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!

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her sneakers and necklace are pretty rad too :)

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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!

Shelby DiMarco -Sep 27, 2010, 11:57AM
I love the first look! x xo shelby www.fleurlux.blogspot.com
brittany -Sep 26, 2010, 11:46PM
Amanduh love the new do!

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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 :)

look one:

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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 :)

in this look: lace mock neck top; levi’s 606 painted skinny; trimmed in gingham shirt; ever plaid shirt; wani slouch knee sock; miramar straps platform.

look two:
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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!

in this look: lace mock neck top; aran sheer tall cable sock; ballet platform; egyptian printed bodycon dress; ring coming soon.

look three:
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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 Clothingsport stripe slouch sock; brit boot (no longer avail.); grecian circle ring; metal leaf ring; necklace coming soon.

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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.

in this look: lace mock neck top; daughters of the revolution lace maxi dress; we the free gathered stripes top; tweed jacket; joe lace up over the knee boot; ring coming soon.

thanks ladies!

Ali -Mar 22, 2012, 1:11PM
Love these looks! What colour are the Joe boots in in the last frame? I've been wanting them FOREVER! Think I may have to go ahead and get them :)
Elyza -May 20, 2011, 1:11AM
Fell out of bed feeling down. This has brieghtned my day!

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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?

the cp shades plaid maxi skirt:

the fp one godet maxi skirt:

the solid chiffon maxi skirt:
solid chiffon maxi

the leaves of memory skirt:
leaves of memory skirt

or the ruffled layers maxi skirt:
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last week most of you, 35%, were digging the aviator jacket style!

Kristina -Oct 02, 2010, 8:32PM
Are you going to get the ruffled layered skirt back in stock?
paola -Sep 23, 2010, 4:24PM
leaves of memory skirt my fav.

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the lovely jenny lopez off duty in our office this week :) did you know she has a blog?

she is wearing an alexander wang t-shirt, free people pants, and barney’s co-op boots.

Lailla -Sep 23, 2010, 1:17PM
Here are the boots http://www.barneys.com/Studded%20Ankle%20Boot/500209658,default,pd.html
eunice -Sep 23, 2010, 12:30PM
your so beautiful! Lovin the outfit:)

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NY Store Visit

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During a trip to New York last week I popped into the 5th av store to check out how the girls that work there are styling themselves with the new collection.

I asked them to pick out their favorite outfit for early Fall and here is what they choose. Don’t they look adorable!

That morning the new skinny high waisted 601 Levis arrived in and they looked great, a flattering high waist that worked well with a tucked in shirt, and great to tuck into boots.

The girls were super sweet and inspirational!

Mobile Phones -Sep 27, 2010, 9:45AM
very cute
jamie -Sep 22, 2010, 11:42AM
LOVE 'EM ALL!!!!! Please keep these posts comming! ;-)

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we have some really cool new additions to our vintage loves collection this week! our vintage buyer took ten pairs of 1970s and 80s round-toe western boots to upstate new york, where she worked with woodstock artisans to transform the boots into these one-of-a-kind works of art. our buyer loved these boots because the round toe makes for a better fit, and she wanted them to have the perfect wear and tear look. to achieve this, she and the artisans she worked with used sandpaper and then carefully hand painted each boot with woodstock artist michael r. so that each pair is truly one of a kind.

as she was driving one day, ali spotted this awesome 1940s chevrolet on the side of the road and decided it would be perfect for an impromptu photoshoot with the boots. the rusty, cracked paint and vintage style of the truck could not have made a better setting for the boots to be shot in.

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shop our selection of vintage boots here.

sk -Sep 22, 2010, 9:40AM
These boots are amazing!! Love all the FP vintage stuff.

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