model karolina babczynska, who appears in our september catalog, looks stunning even when she’s off duty!
while shooting our september catalog our team stayed in the gorgeous chilston park hotel, a historic manor house in lenham, kent, that has been home to politicians, writers and lords. not only is it located in the heart of the scenic “garden of england,” the hotel is full of history, with rooms that still have their original fireplaces, four-poster beds and antiques. here are some photos our team took…
i love all the cool old cars!
after a long day of shooting they walked through the fields at sunset to the pepperbox inn – england’s oldest brewer. how cool!
a lot of you have been asking about the amazing technicolor fishtail braid in our september catalog. well lucky for us, our videographer was on hand to film the process! check it out…
the song in the video is “woh woh yea yea” by the dynamos.
remember last week i mentioned all of our store managers were here at the home office? well our visual manager for the west coast, who always sends me amazing photos of our stores and displays, snapped a bunch of photos of their outfits! our store girls have amazing style, they always represent free people beautifully :)
good morning! i wanted to get right to the poll today because we have a new lookbook for september and it is beautiful. which outfit is your favorite?
and the winner of last week’s denim poll was the lightweight skinny with 38% :)
in honor of yoga month, please enjoy the first in a series of guest posts from one of our awesome fp girls :)
Hi there! I am former blogger “fp girl” and now I work on the accessories buying team. This spring I got certified to teach yoga, and being that September is Yoga Month, thought I’d share a bit about my yoga journey.
I first started practicing yoga about 5 years ago as a way to stay in shape and decompress after work. I hear a lot of people get frustrated finding a studio they like. I was very lucky to find a studio right away that I connected with. The teachers were knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The space was simple and beautiful. The regular students that went there seemed to really enjoy their practice, and that enthusiasm helped me to instantly feel at home. I continued practicing there in the Jivamukti style for the duration of my time in Philadelphia.
I later moved to New York and have tried several different types of yoga. Some classes feel like a tough strength-building workout you’d get at a gym, some feel slow paced and peaceful, some concentrate on stretching and flexibility, and others require more thought, meditation, and reflection. And sometimes, when I’m lucky, a yoga class perfectly blends exercises of the body and mind that leave me feeling alive, creative, peaceful and full of energy all at the same time.
My favorite thing about yoga is how curious each new learning and experience leaves me. This curiosity sparked my desire to complete a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified training in New York. Training taught me a little bit of everything including the history of yoga, Sanskrit, anatomy, meditation and how to practically instruct a class. Over the next few weeks of Yoga Month, stay tuned for more posts from me including inspiring web sites, people, and products. And feel free to ask questions!
Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow in New York City!
It’s an exciting time of year when Fashion is celebrated; the fashion pack is out in full force with some serious style.
I’m excited to see what trends the designers will be showing this time around. I will be pulling together my favorite shows and street style to show you guys and hopefully inspire.
Stay tuned for Fashion week show reports!
i wanted to bring some special attention to this lovely little decorative touch from our september catalog shoot. these little floral arrangements decorated the tables where our team hung out during breaks from shooting – using jam jars! i think it’s such a sweet little touch, and a great way to re-use the jars too.
our september catalog was shot by the talented iain mckell, whose editorial “kate and the gypsies” was a huge inspiration for our team. they even got to see his art book first hand, with outtakes and notes from the shoot. here are a few shots from that editorial, as well as some photos from his amazing series called “the new gypsies.”
i’m so fascinated by these new gypsies…i would love to spend a week with them.
Fall is coming close and socks seem to be trending lately, I scoured through chicatopia to find out how girls out there are wearing these cosy little gems.
Come October when it gets a little chill in the air and you don’t want to go full out and wear tights, then just keep your ankle warm and I’m sure it will be just fine.
Little ankle socks with heels is the cutest way to dress down any va va voom vibe and over the knee with flat shoes.
our september catalog was shot in rural kent, the “garden of england,” on a property with a quaint cottage and a red caravan nestled in a lush garden bordered by sprawling fields. a tent strung with lights and flag banners served as a resting spot during the day and took on a magical multicolored air at night. the setting could not have been more perfect for the styling of the catalog and our team fell in love with the couple who lived there, a pair of kind souls with a pet fox named rosie.
thank you to our producer and creative design assistant for taking these photos!
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.
view the entire catalog online right here.