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my greatest loves are my yorkie, art, traveling, swings, anything vintage, and all my nieces and nephews. i also love to bake and am always looking for new things to try – dessert is my weakness! on weekends i love to go out and explore the suburbs of philadelphia looking for new places to eat, shop, or just to take a nice walk. at night you will most likely find me downtown philadelphia at a bar where my boyfriend is DJ-ing having drinks with friends!

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my style…

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1. henna cotton skirt; 2. lacey lights tee; 3. kissaria ruffled dress; 4. floral high waisted scrunch skirt; 5. floral tiered halter dress.

Taylor -May 13, 2010, 10:18AM
I Love this FP!! I want to work for you! I would love the opportunity to express my FP spirit with the company and enhance the brand everyday at the home office!
buy logo -May 13, 2010, 4:30AM
I like You Real FP and your Pics. Keep It Up. Thanks.

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i love yoga! my other hobbies are gardening and raising chickens. on a typical day off, i take my daughter to ballet class, garden all day and then have people over for food, wine and fun. my home is my favorite place in the world!

i like quirky girl singers…right now i like she & him…but i always like the cure.

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my style…

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1. gloria tiered tank; 2. marrakesh dress; 3. chiffon and mesh slip; 4. essaouira tank; 5. chiffon and lace tiered slip.

Christian Louboutin Shoes -May 16, 2010, 7:17PM
Wonderful journey and experience!
mbt shoes -May 12, 2010, 1:11PM
Enjoyed reading the report - most informative thanks

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as mentioned, our may catalog features real girls who work for free people.  this month on the blog we’ll be profiling these lovely ladies and learning more about their life and style… starting with our web merchandiser!

i am inspired daily by the people i surround myself with. i have some very special people in my life, whether they are best friends, family members or work acquaintances, they’re all here for a reason.

i LOVE to travel… the pure, clean, crisp air of the colorado mountains gives me a feeling i can’t describe. a close second would have to be the redwood national forest in california- a magical place for sure! i also love going out to eat and trying new restaurants, and cooking.  i’m just starting to teach myself, so i started a cooking club dinner night with my girlfriends. some of my favorite things are live music, dancing at concerts with friends, pilates, riding my bike and hikes with my new pup… and flipping through fashion mags, which thankfully has become part of my job!  on a typical day off i sleep in with my dog, cat and boyfriend – yes,all in one bed – make banana pancakes and take a walk to the farmer’s market, then maybe stroll around the city with a girlfriend, checking out shops and getting manicures.  then out to see a show with some friends at night or dinner with my boyfriend!

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i love lots of kinds of music – everything  from biggie smalls to hank williams jr.  some of my all-time favorites: the disco biscuits (i have followed them on tour for the past 10 years… so yeah, i guess i like them) phish- they changed my life, grateful dead, pink floyd, radiohead, muse, zeppelin, the doors, jay z, beck, nirvana…

and some newer favorites: phoenix, gorillaz, MGMT, hot chip, passion pit

my style…

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1. genetic kelly patched flare; 2. easy corset slip; 3. printed smocked bandeau; 4. charli clogs.

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Jen -Jun 18, 2010, 2:16PM
Just going through this blog for the first time although I've loved Free People for longer. Used to go to a lot of Disco Biscuits shows myself (don't personally know Elisa although I did take a picture for her and a mutual friend) and am wearing a Free People dress to the Phish show I'm going to tonight :)
rebecca -May 11, 2010, 3:08PM
Marisa~~ I know your sister and husband very well! My boyfriend, Johnny is the godfather for Sophie!...we are going out to visit them at the end of the month in good old Colorado! I was at their wedding here in Philly, so I'm sure we have met! xo

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our may catalog drops tomorrow! this book is very close to our hearts- because it features real fp girls. this month on the blog we will be bringing you behind the scenes photos and video from the catalog shoot as well as a glimpse into the lives of the girls who grace its pages – they are all so beautiful on the inside and out.

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see all may catalog items here!

Cathy -May 11, 2010, 7:28PM
LOVE the catalog!!!!!!!!!!
Laura -May 10, 2010, 10:56PM
I looove the dark blue backdrops in a lot of the photos! It's really pretty and like a breath of fresh air in a new chapter of late spring-nearly summer!! Lots of beautiful new items! I really love the cotton drop sweater towards the back.

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when it comes to bohemian style one of the first things that come to my mind are the sixties and seventies and photos of my mom in bell bottom jeans, long skirts and peasant tops – looking through photos of her in her twenties is so inspirational. was your mom a total free people girl when she was young?

send us a photo of your mom in a boho, vintage outfit  and we will pick a winner and recreate the clothing depicted in the photo! the runner up will receive a $100 gift card.

to enter the contest, click here.

*you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the US to enter.


i can’t wait to see your photos!

Gregorydamian -May 08, 2010, 2:42PM
This promotion is inspired. So cool on mothers day
Mattie -May 07, 2010, 6:29PM
I don't know if it's relevant ... but we could do the same for fathers day? My dad was a pretty foxy boho babe too!

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…and office love :)

Dylana -May 08, 2010, 2:11PM
Everyone looks so wonderful and so FREE PEOPLE!
-May 07, 2010, 12:24AM
have you guys contacted the chosen concept intern yet?

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happy thursday! for today’s poll let’s take a look at our hat collection – when our girls were down at coachella they saw hats everywhere, and we have some great ones for festival wear.  they also just happen to be one of my favorite accessories… which one do you like best??

the medina sun hat:

the chloe straw fedora:
chloe straw fedora

the boardwalk straw fedora:
boardwalk straw fedora

the rider hat:
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or the safari hat:
safari hat

pharmacy technician -May 07, 2010, 12:56AM
found your site on del.icio.us today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

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i love these colorful rings from seven ply’s etsy shop and the fact that they’re made out of recycled skateboards makes them even cooler! i could definitely see lou rocking one of these couldn’t you?

they also make really cool earrings, necklaces and belt buckles:

check out the etsy shop here.

Kari -May 08, 2010, 5:24PM
whoops, its kari in the comment before^
-May 08, 2010, 5:23PM
I bought some of her earrings and hair pieces at the annual art show in Ocean City, NJ last summer, they are so cute I always get compliments

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check out the fp girls who work at our austin store at the domain!

left: the one and only diana! right: resident rockstar haley rose, who you’ll often catch performing on weekends!

spunky kat- she’s got a knack for putting together outfits you’d never think of!

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left: jennifer, their youngest sales associate, who will be attending NYU for journalism in the fall! right: katlyn, who is one half of a twin :)

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left: kristina, who one day hopes to own a fabulous restaurant; right: newest MIT, marisa, who knows fashion like it’s nobody’s business!

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MIT katie strikes a pose – she makes everyone smile all day every day!

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left: brooke, resident caffeine addict :) right:  candice, a skilled seamstress who used to work at the chicago free people!

aren’t they adorable?

Heather -May 06, 2010, 12:07AM
Miss Candi-Land! We miss her so! Austin is so lucky to have her! xoxo
Hayley -May 05, 2010, 4:04PM
i love posts like this! and the ones where girls from the stores show different ways to wear things. :)

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she’s a dreamer, a soul-searcher and a wanderer.  drifting along, deep in thought, her eyes tell tales of mysterious adventures.  meadow is our bohemian girl who wears loose, flowing tops and dresses that catch the breeze as she roams the earth in search of inspiration.  she mixes patterns and prints and piles on jewelry with a handmade, natural touch. on her feet are moccasins or sandals but she’d rather be barefoot.  she hears music wherever she goes – at one with nature, she’ll often pause to smell a flower, pet an animal or just to take in the beauty that surrounds her.  little trinkets and memorabilia like leaves, stones, a matchbook with thoughts strewn across it, fill her pockets and then the pages of her journals when she eventually returns home.

here are some picks that I could see meadow wearing:

1. lonicera tunic; 2. stitched boho tank; 3. desert maxi dress; 4. vlatava convertible skirt; 5. lucy loves charlie tunic; 6. medina sun hat; 7. quogue feather sandal; 8. vintage bandana; 9. woodstock beaded necklace; 10. dipped feather earrings; 11. suede medicine bag.

another place where you’re likely to see a ton of meadow girls running around? music festivals! shop our featival picks, which meadow would surely love, here.

Frankie -Dec 13, 2011, 1:35PM
That's a potsing full of insight!
Fi -May 05, 2010, 6:00PM
Meadow is my favorite girl. <3

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art as magic

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inner space (series)

if you ever want to be transported to a world of psychedelic spirituality, look no further than the artwork of brandi strickland.  she is a north carolina-based mixed media collage and illustration artist, and her talents know no boundaries. i first heard of her when i wrote about the WAFA collective a little while back (she’s one of their contributing artists) and i was completely enthralled with her work. the mix of color, pattern and symbolic imagery is so complex that when you view details of her collages up close you will notice far more than what you see at first glance. once i reached out to her and asked her some questions for the blog, i liked her even more- and i identify so much with the way she started out as an artist.

read on for an interview with brandi and to see much more of her rad artwork.

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l.b lee -May 01, 2010, 6:28PM
inredible jouney......
Sharon Dowell -May 01, 2010, 5:13PM
As a collector and fan, I'm thrilled to see Brandi's work featured!

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with parents like john taylor (duran duran’s bass player) and amanda de cadenet (photographer who currently dates nick valensi of the strokes) it would be impossible for atlanta de cadenet to NOT be cool, but she’s making a name for herself on her own with her funky style and party-going lifestyle.  atlanta is all over fashion blogs and the cobrasnake and its easy to see why-  her magnetic personality comes across in every photo of her.  this is a girl who is comfortable in her own skin, knows how to let loose and isn’t afraid to show her quirky side – a real free spirit.

whether she’s wearing girly florals and crochet or boyish tees and mixed prints, she always looks amazing and like she’s having the time of her life!

see our picks inspired by atlanta here.

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