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the climate in morocco is warm almost all year round, although temperatures do differ depending on where you stay – coastal towns are much cooler and marrakesh can be pretty hot, especially in summer months.  an item like the fes romper would be the first thing in my suitcase because it’s casual and cool for daytime but could be dressed up at night.  for the hot days exploring the medina and sightseeing around the city pack some shorts, a tank and some comfy sneakers or sandals.  layering pieces like the scandalous lace top and irina slip dress are perfect and take up little room in your suitcase, and of course- lots and lots of gold jewelry and a sun hat!

items pictured above are as follows:

1. medina sun hat; 2. 3/4 sleeve scandalous lace top; 3. sunshine for my love dress; 4. golden fern bracelet; 5. fes romper; 6. chaabi chandelier earrings; 7. cast net bag; 8. coin drop belt; 9. cleo lace up sandal; 10. haiku tank; 11. irina slip dress; 12. stained and distressed keds; 13. benji’s linen cargo short.

fp julia -Apr 08, 2010, 8:53AM
thanks asmaa! very helpful :)
Erica -Apr 07, 2010, 9:31PM
Asmaa, thanks for the awesome advice! I am really excited to hear this!! I'll be there two weeks smack in the middle of May. I am going to Marrakesh for a week, Merzouga (near the Erg Chebbi) for 3 days, and finally to Skoura for a couple of days. Should I even have some jeans on hand? Some FP stuff I own that I thought could be fun: http://www.freepeople.com/clothes-dresses/patchwork-paisley-necklace-dress/ http://www.freepeople.com/sale-under--30/velvet-fringe-jacket/ (as a cover up with tanks, etc) Also, I may be in Casablanca for a few hours late at night before we catch our flight home. Anywhere to go that you would suggest? Or any other advice? :D

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heavy metal

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one of our favorite trends for spring are wrists piled with bracelets and bangles- brass, silver or gold, it doesn’t matter, and the more the merrier is a key motto here.  mix delicate gold leaf patterns with bulky mesh and brightly painted flowers for texture with a touch of the unexpected. this look has a multi-cultured and exotic feel, giving the illusion that you’ve traveled the world collecting pieces from different places along the way to display like artwork on your arms.  give a simple summer dress a  mysterious edge and turn a casual daytime look like shorts and a tee into rocking evening attire – just layer on some bracelets and you’re good to go!

(click on image above to shop our bracelets)

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April kicked off with a beautiful Easter weekend and our direct business kicked off with a beautiful visual – Sweet Jasmine which is out story for April.

Here’s the mindset:

A girl’s life captured through accidental snapshots, a memoir…
Reminiscent of a girl who has just come back from a well-travelled journey in Asia. She’s brought back with her a beautiful wise story full of depth and emotion. She’s pinned her thoughts in photos, incidentals that are placed together creating a feeling of solitude and luminosity.

Sweet jasmine was born through Asian watercolor landscape and simple floral illustrations. Think apple branches, lotus flowers, daisies and doves, made up of cool blues, royals, pinks and purples as well as minty greens and Chinese red. Pretty/sweet elements are toned down with crude/rough collages of graph and ripped paper. Branches and pencil detail contribute to a flux of affection.
Portraits of flat shot clothes have charm, while beautiful wallpaper backdrops animate a soft feminine feel.

And, as always… our fp girl in mind.

The items above are:

Barbary Coast Dress, Blank Beavis Relaxed Straight Legged Levis, Hand Drawn Henley and the Beaded Chandelier Earrings.

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when we did a survey on the blog earlier this year we asked you all to answer the question “if the free people blog were a travel destination, where would it be?”  topping out the responses was india, and a close second was morocco…which was interesting because we had just finished shooting our april catalog there!  morocco is a mythical place with an incredibly rich culture and fabled cities like tangier, the vibrant gateway to africa, casablanca, made legendary by the 40s hollywood movie named after it, and of course marrakech, where our team stayed.

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Style Stalker

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Its official Isabel Lucas is a true Free People style icon. Her cherub beauty and wholesome girl next door attitude brings a sparkle to our everyday whenever we see a picture of her.

She’s come a long way since her Home and away Days, don’t you think? Gracing numerous magazine editorials – French Jalouse, Australian Vogue, Nylon, styled by Erin Wasson for an American Elle story, staring in blockbuster movies and seen hanging out with super hot guys (Adrian Greiner). Geezzzzzzz you kinda make me envy you!

But we love her, and it’s only fair that we give tribute to her style because I must admit I think I stalk her every day.

Isabel come to our office and play dress up in our closets!

Items

1.Bright Side Dress 2. Vlatava Convertible Skirt  3. We the Free Cosmic Symphony Top  4. Daniella Clutch  5. Rugged and Ripped Cut Off  6. Tea Party Skirt  7. Nicky Slouch Moc Boot  8. We the Free Leaving Town Tee  9. Scaled Metal Belt  10. Rider Hat  11. Bonarroo Braided Headband

Luana Gabriella -Apr 02, 2010, 2:05PM
she is definitely a Free People style icon..that's why i love her looks!! peace www.foreverboho.com

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trend alert!

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shop our jeggings here!

becca -Apr 07, 2010, 1:59AM
Ditto Jody, i'm from London...I WISH this was an April Fools!
jordan -Apr 03, 2010, 11:58AM
hahahahhhah April Fools!!!

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happy april 1st!  let’s start out the day and the month with a thursday poll, shall we?  now that it’s getting warm out i’m taking out all my spring clothes and one thing i find i always need a new version of is a staple tank top that goes with almost anything.  i could see myself living in any one of these this summer…which do you like best?

the sparkle heart tank:
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the ruffleback cami:
ruffleback cami

the garden district tunic:
garden district tunic

the horizon tank:
horizon tank

or the sweet thing tank:
sweet thing tank

the results for last week’s poll were incredibly close…last i checked the leather hip belt beat out the trojan horse waist belt by just 6 votes!

JoDee Sullivan -Apr 01, 2010, 11:21AM
I LOVE Free People!!! Dying for the leather wrist cuff but no one is taking the hint for a great birthday present!! Boooooo!!! Keep on Rockin' in the FREE WORLD!!!!! <3 <3 <3
fp kathryn -Apr 01, 2010, 10:20AM
it's coming shortly! promise!

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look at that face! quite possibly the smallest dog ever, this yorkie belongs to a girl here at the navy yard.  i just want to put it in my pocket and take it home!

Rocio -Mar 31, 2010, 8:42PM
how adorable!!!
Jessica -Mar 31, 2010, 7:59PM
Omgosh!!!!! Soooo cute!!

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The popularity of the Boyfriend Pant has just risen. The Spring/Summer 2010 runway trends(thanks Chloe, thanks Balmain, and THANK YOU Balenciaga)has brought a cool vibe to the much loved – “throw on your boyfriend pants and grab a carton of milk morning scenario”

The best way to wear this look is to roll up the cuffs just a little over your ankles, pair with sandals or wedges.Wear pretty tops to avoid looking to ‘Boy’ and layer your jewelry.

Cropped leathers and denim jackets also work a wonder on this look too!

Androgynous dressing is a look to inhabit, and I’m sure you can take this trend into Fall too.

We have just launched a Boyfriend Pant shop of all our amazing styles we have at the moment.

 

Go take a look inside our Boyfriend Pant shop

-Mar 31, 2010, 3:14PM
free people is my favorite THING at the moment. i say thing, because its more than a shop, its a hmmm.. state of mind perhaps? just wondering, when is this state of mind also available in europe? i know that we can shop via internet, which is great of course, but also having a real place would be even more awesome.
lucy -Mar 30, 2010, 10:37PM
loving this look!

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Coachella is blowing fire into my hearty heart. Every morning when I arrive at my desk in work, I find myself subconsciously clicking onto the Coachell website just to remind myself of the days that remain. It’s now down to 18 days and I really need to start controlling myself. Otherwise I’m going to be hospitalised before I even step on the plane.

We’re  going to be heading there to do a Festival Free People Style Stalk, which is going to be amazing and hopefully be great inspiration for everyone who reads our blog, and follows us on facebook and twitter!

So, me being from England, I’m used to festivals such as Glastonbury which = Wellies, raincoats, lots of mud, and fuzzy hair. I believe Coachella is an epic contra to this. So Im taking a note out of Bleach Black’s book:

Think comfort first. It gets HOT AS  *%@#  out there…. expect to see lots of lingerie. Bring a bikini or some sort of swimwear.  I promise, at some point, you’ll end up in a pool. Headpieces  (hats/headdresses/turbans…). Plan on integrating at least one of these

My survival kit will begain with Moroccan Oil, the heat will sure make my hair go tiger wild so I need to tame it, just incase I cause some serious damage while swinging it around!

Document, document, document the Diana F and Polaroid Land will be my BFF.

Everyone needs to have a dress up outfit for a festival, so I’m thinking feather makeup and headresses –  A Noah’s Ark theme springs to mind.

Essie nail polish in every colour and some beautiful Free People items below. Now KOL “California Waiting” just got turned up!

Here’s the list of items featured above:

1. Suede Medicine Bag  2.Triple Wrap Cuff  3. Sliver Rush Bracelet  4. Retro Classic Sneakers  5. Shakuhachi Embroidered Dress 6. Floral Tiered Halter Dress 7. Merrie Patched Vintage Short 8. Cat & Mouse Romper 9. Printed Smocked Bandeau

Nicole -Mar 29, 2010, 8:09PM
Coolest job EVER! Have fun ~ stalking style at Coachella has to be my dream job. How did you end up with such a jewel of an occupation? xoxo LOVE sending from the Michigan Mitten and our Great Lakes, Nicole <3
Kelly -Mar 29, 2010, 7:38PM
Cant wait for it to start, looking forward to seeing jayz and tiesto, im gonna be getting some sexy clothes from www.usedpantyhose.co.uk and hopefully meet some hot guys.

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love these outdoorsy fan photos from our facebook page… the last two were taken in thailand and i think they’re beautiful!

the free people family extends far beyond the home office – the girls that work in our stores are amazing and they make shopping at the stores a special experience for everyone who walks in the door. today i’d like to introduce you to kim, from our torrance, CA store! read on to learn a little bit more about her and her personal style.

“i love delicate and light fabrics like lace, silk and chiffon.  i toughen it up by adding mixed-metal jewelry and accessories.  i am a juxtaposition of candy and lou by day and ginger by night!”

what is your theme song?

“head on” by the jesus and mary chain- this song gets me movin and groovin. (listen below!)

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?

cambodia to visit the motherland for the first time.

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?

laptop with internet access for unlimited entertainment, my boyfriend for companionship and a vintage, champagne colored beaded gown.

what is the one article of clothing you can’t live without?

even though i’m a fashion junkie, this is a surprisingly difficult question to answer- everything i own i can’t live without! for the sake of answering this question i will say my stuart weitzman suede ankle boots because i can wear them from dawn to dusk and still dance in them all night long.

what is your biggest fear?

dying young :(

winter, spring, summer or fall?

spring- a season of celebration, rebirth and dewy flowers.

what color are you?

violet is harmonious and splendid and my favorite color.

what is your motto?

“the world is a playground and life is pushing my swing” – natalie kocsis.

what is your favorite hobby?

writing, living and dreaming of fashion.

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

my dad, who passed away when i was 8 – i’d love to spend a day as daddy’s little girl!


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