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check out vanessa hudgens looking very bohemian cool in our janis brimmed hat! i love how she paired it with a boyish shirt-dress, belt and sandals – it’s such a relaxed and stylish look for spring.

get her look with the fp items pictured above: janis brimmed hat; nicholas k fredda shirt; long gypsy ring; vintage studded belt; libia wrap sandal; tumbleweed tote.

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wouldn’t you like to own an item hand crafted or signed by one of your favorite musicians?

crafts for a cause is an online charity auction organized by binki shapiro of the band little joy. she gathered together a bunch of fellow musicians to craft items like tshirts, totebags, and artwork, or contribute photos and items – and it’s all up for bidding now here.

they may be a little pricey, but it’s for a good cause — all proceeds go towards relief efforts in haiti.

more info about crafts for a cause can be found on the website here.

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Sweet dreams are made of this – What’s spring without some prettiness and romance. The whimsical season is here and the billowing chiffons are ready to come out. Feel light as a feather in lace, crochet and chiffons. Roughened up with denim, cargo and jersey. Here’s an inspiration round up of our Lace shop (click to go shop)

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spotted at sxsw…this is clementine, rocking our side by side dress!

i love how she’s wearing it with minimal accessories and boots…it also looks really cute with sandals and your wrists loaded up with bangles!

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the lovely weather this week has prompted an outdoor version of office style :)

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the results are in from last week’s patchwork poll and the winner by a longshot were the patchwork rugged cutoffs, with 44% of the vote!

this week i have the beach on my brain… the weather is getting warmer and soon i’ll be spending weekends at the shore and i can’t wait!  i also can’t wait to wear some of our comfy beach styles… we have some great new items and i want to know which one you like best:

the always easy maxi:

the weekender dress:
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the sweetheart strapless dress:
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the on the run dress:
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the who’s that girl romper:
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or the riptide jumpsuit:
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Zoe -Apr 03, 2010, 7:19PM
This is the hardest poll yet! I had to go with the who's that girl romper.... I could totally see wearing that w/ a pair of raybans and industrial-ish vintage boots! And of course, not to forget blonde, beachy waves. ahh... to be on the beach!

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have you seen the new outfits section of our website yet?  it’s a great source of inspiration for styling different items. i love seeing how our team puts together looks…they always give me so many ideas. make sure you keep checking back because new outfits will be added each month!

view the outfits section here.

Holly -Mar 22, 2010, 2:25AM
I really adore that white dress with the brown boots and the model herself, does she have a name?
Amber's Notebook -Mar 18, 2010, 10:19AM
oh I need to get to the store to try some of these on!!

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Clog Mania!

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Who would have thought that Clogs could make such an impact on the fashion scene? They are the type of shoe I usually associated with Milkmaids and Amsterdam.

However, Karl Lagerfeld and Alexa Chung have caused a Storm in the market, by making The Clog look super cool. The models at  Chanel’s Spring collection galloped down the runaway in these heavy footed clogs and Alexa has been seen looking mighty fine in them ever since.

We here at Free People fell in Love with them also. With this in mind I thought I would shine a light on the amazing selection we have here on the Free People site (click here). My favorite pair is the Charli Clog that I would wear with distressed boyfriend jeans, high-waisted skirts and pretty floral dresses.  These are definitely the shoe off the summer!

aish -Mar 18, 2010, 3:23PM
not really a fan of this trend
fp jemma -Mar 17, 2010, 4:56PM
Hey ness, The Charli Clog will be arriving back on april 10th!

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the weather forecast for sxsw is looking beeeauuutiful! sunny skies and temperatures in the seventies – could it get any better than that?

with that in mind here is a suitcase of suggestions for what to bring if you’re heading to texas this week…straight from one of our experts who is going and has been there before:

first of all – pack light! bring a backpack.  inside she recommends a pair of amazing, wear-anywhere jeans, easy lightweight tops and a good pair of boots and/or sandals.  a breezy skirt or dress to wear during the day and into the night, and make sure to bring a light jacket because it gets chilly at night! i also threw in a bandana and a small bag that’s just big enough to hold a wallet, phone and camera for shows.  sunglasses are a must and i never go anywhere without a journal – use it to keep track of shows and setlists! oh and the bathing suit in case you take a break and hit up barton springs, or one of the other awesome swimming holes austin has to offer.

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the items pictured above are:

1. seneca rising aurora ruffle top; 2. classic aviator; 3. folklore sandal; 4. we the free sargeant jacket; 5. sidewinder slip dress; 6. jonsi distressed bandana; 7. harness harley boot; 8. patch printed onepiece; 9. military patch slouch skinny jeans; 10. studded side sling bag; 11. leather and canvas backpack

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i’ve really been loving the photos our fans have been posting on our facebook page! you guys are so beautiful…thanks for sharing your pics :)

Jean -Mar 15, 2010, 4:41PM
Thank you *so* much for posting my pic! I ♥♥ my FP peacock romper so hard. xox!
bianca -Mar 15, 2010, 4:30PM
I love the yellow dress in the bottom right! I want it! How can I find it, because I've been looking for it and can't find it anywhere?!

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we had so much fun giving names and personalities to the different free people girls! (if you missed that blog post, check it out here). we also loved hearing which girl you all think you are!  so as an extra special treat, we wanted to share this video one of our talented fpgirls made using some select images from our past catalogs – it gives a little more context to each girl: sandy, meadow, lou, candy & ginger!

i’m a mixture of sandy and meadow myself :)
song is “girl” by beck.

Rocio -Mar 15, 2010, 1:06PM
Thanks, now I can see it.
fp julia -Mar 15, 2010, 12:39PM
hi rocio - i'm not sure why? :( it's working on my computer. is anything showing up at all? are you able to go to youtube to watch it?

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art wall

a couple of weeks ago i got an email from a reader named katie, who wanted to tell me about a website she started called art wall. i wanted to share this cool site and a brief interview with you…

a lover of art with a background in display and visual merchandising, katie always felt that there was something missing from the experience of shopping for art online: the “wow” factor that inspired display can add to the equation. with art wall she saw an opportunity to bring the two together. read on for a brief interview with katie about the website.

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what inspired you to create art wall online?

if i think back it was really out of a desire to showcase special picks and finds for a fan-based site i run: savegocco.com.  i wanted a way to feature and highlight my picks:  enter the “studio” room.  it was going to stop there as just a page in the save gocco domain, but then i thought: why not make a whole website with pages dedicated to different rooms in a house?  i have a total crush on art walls, i find them fascinating and think it takes a special skill to create them in a way that looks interesting. i’ve studied them in magazines for years so it was only natural that i used that type of display to highlight multiple pieces of art that worked together…i used my own home as inspiration.

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the website features different rooms- an entryway, dining room, master bedroom, etc. – each with a selection of artwork displayed on the walls. viewers can click on the artwork to see an image of the piece, and information about the artist.

i read on your blog that february’s master bedroom had a “love” theme – do all the rooms have themes?
all the rooms have a very subtle theme in the sense that each one has at least one piece that relates to the room.  read: a key lino print in the entryway, the gocco prints in the studio, a sultry portrait in the bedroom.  i don’t love themes for rooms in general but i do appreciate that different pieces may work better in specific rooms.

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i love all the artists you feature on art wall – do you select who you’re going to feature, or do people submit their work to you?

the displayed pieces are a mix of artists who have submitted their work to me and artists i’ve invited to display.  i want the site to continue to have a specific look and feel so i think it’s important for me to keep scouring the indie marketplaces for that look.

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check out art wall here, and also check out the art wall blog, its full of inspiration! thanks katie!!

amy -Mar 17, 2010, 12:46AM
very much enjoyed this feature! katie you have a wonderful way of picking out great pieces to feature on your blog and the art wall concept is wonderful - i'm a big fan. happy to learn more about katie here.
Katie Stephenson -Mar 17, 2010, 12:40AM
Thank you so much for the lovely feature. It was wonderfully "curated." Cheers!

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