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say hello to two of our sweet and adorable interns, carolina and nicole! they are going into their senior year of high school and have spent the last two weeks interning here at free people. these best friends had a unique and exciting internship that allowed them to experience several departments here at the home office.  i spent a little time with them today to talk about their experience!

what was your favorite part of your internship here?

both: being in the photo studio! watching the stylists at work and seeing the models was really exciting.

nicole: i actually loved hanging up all the clothes when they were finished shooting with them! i loved getting to see all the beautiful clothing up close.

carolina: it’s been amazing, we’ll never get an experience like this again!

both: spending time with the designers was really cool too because we got to see just how much they do! they showed us items online that they had designed and you never really think about that, it’s crazy.  we’re not the most talented with our hands and we tried to sew a sweater – it was a disaster.

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talking about high school and proms with our senior stylist!

what is your dream job?

carolina: after this experience, i think i would love to be a designer or a buyer.

nicole: i would definitely want to be a stylist or buyer if i worked for a clothing company, but my dream has always been to be a doctor!

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their collage of free people girls.

which free people girl are you?

nicole: i’m definitely lou during the day and ginger at night!

carolina: i think a little bit of all of them, except for lou.

nicole: you’re a mix of candy and ginger for sure :)

what is your favorite free people item?

nicole: i am completely obsessed with the coachella boots (pictured below on candy).  they’re all i can think about. my dad finally agreed to get them for me as an early birthday present and i am SO excited!

carolina: i love the green motorcuff thermal (pictured below on lou)! but i want every color, i’d wear them all the time.

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with one of our models  :)

now check out the outfits they styled for each free people girl! they did an amazing job – i would wear every single one of these outfits.

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*some of the items pictured above are from our upcoming catalog, so look for them online next week!

thanks ladies!

Steffin -Sep 09, 2010, 5:57PM
What time of the year do you begin posting available Summer internship positions? I would love to apply!:)
Daryl -Jul 14, 2010, 10:38AM
I was wondering what outfit lou is wearing??

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i got my global south africa project bracelet in the mail today! so excited. i like how it looks with my festival bracelet :)

Kaitlyn Schwab -Jul 06, 2010, 6:07PM
Hey, I LOVE THE FIRST PICTURE of the girl with the pink hair. Is there any way in the next "Office Style" that you could put up a picture of her hair down? I was thinking of doing the same thing to my hair and I just want to see what it looks like. Thanks!
fp julia -Jul 06, 2010, 11:01AM
thanks kristal! :)

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it’s the 100th thursday poll! wooohoooo… so we told you the other day about how much we love bodysuits right now and we have three adorable options! which one rocks YOUR body?

the solid v tank bodysuit:

the lace cami bodysuit:

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or the solid short sleeve scoop bodysuit:

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and in case you missed it check out our blog post on bodysuit styling :)


the winner of our patchwork poll was the patchwork paisley necklace dress with 27% of the vote :)

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some of our fp girls have just returned from overseas where they were shooting an upcoming catalog and doing some shopping and style spotting! check out these great pics our creative design assistant snapped…

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admin -Jul 05, 2010, 3:35AM
I think ~~
adminclaireowen -Jul 05, 2010, 3:32AM
I do agree with you

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Post image for style how-to! the lace & chiffon slip

the chiffon and lace slip dress is without a doubt one of our most versatile items.  it’s all about the layering and how you style it – and fortunately we have the girls of free people highland park to offer up some fabulous ideas! (you may remember these very same girls showing multiple ways to wear the ruffle bottom slip not too long ago!)

wear it over the ruffle up solid tunic to get a cute “little black dress” look! accessorized here with the reese woven leather belt and peacock charm necklace.

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dress it down over the fp lightweight super skinny jeans and calluna lace tank, with the linked leather stretch belt over top.

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doesn’t it look adorable with the floral peeking through the lace??

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this might be my favorite – worn over skinny jeans with the we the free tiger’s eye tunic over top. such a great idea!

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on the left – get a more boyish look with skinny jeans and we the free graphic tee underneath.
on the right – get girly with a printed mini under the slip and the medallion tunic over top.

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another amazing idea! throw it over the new crinkle floral dress for a totally unique look!

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and last but certainly not least – the slip adds cute femininity to cargo shorts and the short sleeve scoop front tunic!

fantastic ideas, ladies!!

Dani -Jul 08, 2010, 12:09PM
Heya! Just wanted to say that we LOVE Free People at our boutique in Victoria, BC. We have been having tonnes of fun with the lace slip (and I wear mine all the time!) May need to get it in a couple more colours... Thanks Free People!
Jamie -Jul 06, 2010, 4:43PM
LOVE these posts! PLEASE keep them coming! Good Work girls! LOVE

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I made a collage using photos of scenes and images found around the office. The swatches of embroidery, illustrations, and inventive assortments of trinkets fuse into a colorful blur when I walk past each desk and I hope that the collage recreates that fleeting moment of wonder for you.

Hi there! Not too long ago I was sitting in the same position as many of you, clicking open BLDG 15 and hungrily peaking into the community that is Free People through a film of curiosity soaked in lilac hopes, blue intrigue, and yellow aspirations that blended together until I saw the letters Free People tie-dyed in my dreams. I performed my ritual click on the BLDG 15 link, only to see the opportunity of interning for my favorite company unravel before me; fast forward two months and here I am. Every day this week I arrived home at seven o’clock and collapsed, exhausted, on the sofa, to the confusion of Rambo, a furry black thing with soulful eyes…only to wake up the next morning eager to do it all again.

The first day that I wandered around the office, several vibrant FP girls told me that someone in the building is always with a camera, and everyone loves having their picture taken, even if they claim otherwise. It was this fun, open friendliness that convinced me to shed my hesitant dance in the isle between “pods” and feel at ease when propelling my feet into every workspace where smiling face upon smiling face greeted me and insisted that I click away. What I have enjoyed the most in my first few days in Building 15 is how at every corner, in any nook and every cranny, there is a treasure to be discovered.

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I have spotted a streamer cascading from the ceiling, marveled at the aged walls and how much character oozes from their imperfection, and became inspired each time that my eyes landed on the mixed samples draped across walls or gathered in soft heaps of leather and shine on the floor. Perhaps my favorite adventure yet has been the journey on which I embark each time that I explore the workspaces of the individuals whose instinctive creativity drives the company.

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When passing by desks, I feel as if I am peering through a window into each employee’s life – their haven – learning what inspires and relaxes them. I have witnessed loose pages of artwork; butterflies plucked from their paper origins and perched over organic plants; scraps of dazzling fabric used as a refuge for pins.

Everywhere I turn waits something magical.

Breanna -Jul 14, 2010, 6:59PM
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AureliaSkye -Jul 12, 2010, 3:37PM
Very inspiring collages! Creativity is the blessing of the human mind!

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just a little peek at what’s to come…

i can’t wait – this book is absolutely gorgeous.

Francette -Jul 03, 2010, 3:38PM
Looks like Montana! Are you going to let us know? I received the catalog; it's beautiful but it does credit the places it was photographed in...
em -Jun 30, 2010, 8:41PM
It looks a little bit like Idaho or Colorado....

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The bodysuit!

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The new bodysuit trend is making me go giddy. I’m a huge fan of the bodysuit. It’s just so darn easy and Incredible if you want to show off your figure! I went through a stage when I was 18 of watching Fame and Desperately Seeking Susan with my friends like, nonstop. We would try and imitate the wardrobes then rock out onto the streets thinking we were the coolest EVER! Embarrassing I know, but everyone I guess has been there.

 I love that this 80’s look has made a comeback over the last couple of years and has managed to stick. This time around there’s a fresh new look going on. Sensual lace bodysuits will add a WOW factor to any outfit.

 Many girls wear them with shorts to give an easy slim line look.

They also become great layering pieces too. You can wear then under vests like a second skin. They hold you in well so why not! And give a great little detail around your neckline.

I think this summer I will be wearing my floral bandeau under mine with denim cut offs. DONE!

leighanne -Jun 28, 2010, 2:30PM
cute bodies... pls do that bag
Katie -Jun 28, 2010, 2:22PM
where can I get that bag?! Isnt it ironic...I Love It!

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night and day

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the girls of our san antonio store sent some cute photos showing how to style different items during the day and at night! check it out…

here is the malawi vines dress, looking cute and casual with boots, carrie’s woven fedora and a crossbody bag for the daytime.  at night keep it simple with a waist belt and some layered necklaces!

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wear the downtown date dress during the day with the v cardi and patterned seed bead stretch waist belt. at night this dress is so perfect it doesn’t need much embellishment- wear it with sandals and a simple necklace like the neon druzy drip necklace.

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the printed body con skirt looks sooo cute with the we the free lace and stripe short sleeve top for the daytime! at night, pair it with the seamless tupelo honey top and reese woven leather belt – you’ll turn some heads for sure :)

thanks ladies!

Rebekah -Jun 28, 2010, 11:03PM
I think you should have posts like these daily. I love FP clothing. Its all I wear BUT I'm not the most creative at putting outfits together myself. I love viewing these kinds of posts and getting ideas! Its SO helpful!! Please keep them coming :)
Jamie -Jun 28, 2010, 5:46PM
LOVE IT!!! YES, PLEASE! Keep these type of posts comming!!!!

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she made these earrings  by cutting up an old fur coat! rad.

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sonia -Jul 26, 2010, 5:02AM
where do you find cool boho model photos?
alyssa -Jul 07, 2010, 12:57PM
I lovee the shoes!

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right now we’re really loving patchwork prints- colorful, nostalgic and perfect for a sweet summer picnic. which patchwork print is your favorite?

the embroidered floral border dress:

the long sleeve printed dropwaist boho tunic:
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the paisley floral skirt:
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the paisley garden printed tank:
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or the patchwork paisley necklace dress:
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the winner of our stripes poll was the we the free lace & stripe short sleeve top, with 44% of the vote!

lilly -Jun 24, 2010, 4:17PM
Floral skirt followed by paisley tank

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a couple of weeks ago our highland park, illinois store had an event celebrating their first birthday, and they raffled off a personal styling session at their store.  the winner was one of their favorite customers, hannah, who came in for an hour of collaborative styling with the girls of highland park.  check out some of the great outfits they put together!

here she is wearing the adorable embroidered ruffle hem dress, accessorized with the macrame stretch waist belt and natural wood bib necklace.

i love how she paired the paisley necklace dress with cute western boots and the double tipped leather hip belt.

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here she’s wearing the seamless cami, pacific woven waist belt and tazmanian floral skirt.

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the we the free mala strana dress with the pacific woven waist belt.

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she looks great in our skinny military cargo! worn here with the we the free applique baseball tee.

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the streamer ruffle dress accessorized with the macrame stretch waist belt.

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and last but not least, the malawi vines dress with the double tipped leather hip belt and natural wood bib necklace.

she looks great! which outfit is your favorite??

anonymous -Jun 25, 2010, 11:22PM
i love the malawi vines dress with the leather belt! she looks great in every one of the outfits! we LOVE YOU free people and we love all the people who work at the highland park store!!!!!!!!
-Jun 24, 2010, 10:31PM
I absolutely love the fact that the "model" was someone with a shape! See...FP clothes CAN look great on some with a chest! Amazing styling, she looks adorable!

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