our team was outside getting some special shots for our website! here’s a little sneak peak :)
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our stylists have amazing taste (obviously!) so today i asked them to give their top picks for this fall – and they even modeled them for me! first up, our senior stylist:
“i feel really good about wide leg pants and looser styles going into fall. i’d describe it as victorian mixed with 70s on safari! the coat has a victorian silhouette that looks amazing on any body type because it creates a waist. you can wear it so many different ways, too- belted, open like a cardigan, over a maxi, or with wide leg pants. and the colors go with everything! i also love the expedition hat and large bags like this that fit everything you would need in case you do actually go on a safari :)”
and now our assistant stylist:
“i love the long sleeve lace buttondown tunic- it is so versatile! it’s a great piece for layering so you can keep wearing summery items like a printed mini into fall, and the print shows through the lace which is really cute. just add a cozy cardigan, over-the-knee boots with socks, and a beanie! this leather jacket is AMAZING. it is lined in satin and has a detachable hoodie and has that perfect beaten up quality to it.”
it’s almost that time of year… to wear thermals!! i can’t get enough of our thermals, they are the BEST. i love these four styles so much i can’t decide which one to get for this season. which one do you guys like best?
the lace trim thermal:
and just in case you missed it, check out our post on ways to wear thermals right here. now vote!
last week’s outfit poll was very close between one and two, but the winner was outfit one with 29%.
My sister has moved from England to join me here at Free People and I thought I would do a little office style on her. It’s great when you have a sister who is the same size as you and has a similar style to you too. We can borrow and swap clothes until our hearts are content.
It’s great having her here and its lovely having someone who shares the same visual eye as mine.
when i was in the photo studio last week for our latest how-to style session, i kept finding myself admiring our associate stylist’s hair! she died her ends purple and i think it looks awesome – as a fellow brunette who loves the whole colored hair trend, i’ve often wondered what colors would look good with brown hair and i think purple definitely does! it’s subtle but still catches the eye.
i have a really wierd obsession with woodstock. i wasn’t even alive back then but it pains me to think i wasn’t able to be a part of that experience. our vintage buyer took a trip to bethel, new york, and brought back some photos of the festival site and her friend’s place – i nearly died when i saw them. one day i will get there.
this is duke – he went to woodstock in ’69 and never left! he now gives tours of the festival grounds.
and here’s her friend’s amazing home…
yeah, i would never leave either.
taking place at beauty bar in las vegas tomorrow night is the first ever matt bernson band bash! hosted by women’s shoe designer matt bernson, who’s helena boot and cecelia espadrille wedge are currently available at freepeople.
the party will be “the complete antithesis of the vegas industry event. no ropes, no VIPs…just incredible music and raucous celebration taking place at the famous beauty bar’s outdoor, fifties-era inspired courtyard and performance space.” here are the bands who will be performing!
eastern conference champions
if you’re in the area stop by and check it out!
i’m not sure what’s better, their performance of “airplanes” or the guy who chases down a robber to get a girl’s purse back.
have you seen our new outfits for august yet?!? i always get so excited when we have new outfits because our team does such an amazing job putting them together. the layering in these outfits is so perfect. which is your favorite?
i think this is the first time i’ve actually been stumped! i love them all. now vote!
click on the images to see the items in each outfit. the winner of last week’s desert gypsy poll was the traded treasure bib necklace with 33%.
one of our newest items is this fuzzy faux fur jacket that we’ve dubbed the almost famous fur jacket. inevitably, images and snippets of the movie of that name come to mind. there was a period of time when i was in college when i would watch this movie with my roommate to the point where we had it memorized and wanted to get a pet turtle and name it russell. i always felt like i was really meant to be a band-aid, traveling the states in a tour bus with a grungy long-haired band… living for music, love and nothing else.
here are some images, some from the movie and some from elsewhere, that make this feeling come rushing back.
“i always tell the girls, never take it seriously, if you never take it seriously, you never get hurt, you never get hurt, you always have fun, and if you get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.”
– penny lane
click on images for sources.
how cool are these tie dye bags? we are using these as packaging for the vintage loves collection and i think they are so beautiful – plus they were made with love by some of our fp girls right here at the home office.
dye in shades of fuchsia, orange, yellow, purple, turquoise and green!
bags of various sizes and lots of rubber bands!
various tying techniques…
time to dye!
they let the bags sit overnight so the dye sets in.
next step – rinsing!
hang me out to dry…
and… ta da!
i love it! i have a plain white free people bag that i think needs to be tie dye :)