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because we love her so much, here is more artwork by the lovely kris chau :)

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she rocks.

kendal croix -Feb 07, 2010, 12:09PM
awesome illustrations.
cassaundra -Feb 06, 2010, 4:33PM
these are fantastic!

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kris chau is one of our fp girls, and she’s also a really talented artist.  she has a show opening tonight at topstitch boutique in philly (54 n. 3rd) called “puppy face” featuring some of her new works, so i thought i’d ask her a few questions!

where do you draw inspiration for your work?
i draw inspiration from the girls around me, lyrics from hilarious songs, my dog, flowers i see, and artists i admire.

who are some of the artists you admire?
yuko shimizu, zeloot, genevieve castree, tim gough, rob sato, ako castuera.

what is your favorite thing to draw?
well ladies of course. ladies, ruffles, shoes, and puppies.

with a full time job here at fp, when do you find time for your artwork?
sigh, that is a question i get quite a bit and i ask myself the same thing. i give up a lot of social things and maybe grooming to do both. my life at free people gives me many opportunities that i will forever be grateful for, and due to my lack of free time making art has become incredibly important to me. it becomes something very serious in a way, i now create things that i do not compromise, i’ve taken a less illustrative and more arty route these days. my position at free people is also creative, so creatively i feel like every week i run a marathon and i am constantly trying to balance it all.

do you listen to music while you draw? what do you listen to?
i listen to a lot of podcasts (thank you fresh air and ira glass i will send you more money) as well as booty shakin jams to keep my spirits up.

what are some of your other hobbies?
gardening and playing with my sweet sweet puppy.

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
my sweet tim, my sweet puppy, and a lifetime supply of cucumber soda.

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if you’re in philly stop by topstitch boutique tonight between 6 and 10pm!  a bunch of us fp girls will be there :)

also check out more of chau’s amazing work on her website!

heather rae -Feb 12, 2010, 12:21AM
Kris Chau! I have an art crush on you that spans the states! You are literally the best.
kathryn -Feb 05, 2010, 1:31PM
i'm excited to see her amazing art first hand tonight! :)

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An Item Of LOVE

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I’m head over heels in LOVE with the Lucky Charm Romper. Cleverly enough it can become two outfits for the price of one!

Wear it under denim shorts to reveal a cute peek-a-boo of ditsy print or just on its own- I’ll be wearing mine with barely there blank tights, seductively loose slouchy socks and ankle boots, with a big chunky cardigan, until the sun starts to give warmth.

Oh and keep your eyes open for the piece in the up and coming Feb Catalog- It’s candy to the eyes!

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just some shots of people at work and lookin’ stylish this week at the home office :)

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Mal -Feb 05, 2010, 3:37PM
I love seeing shots of you guys working in the office! It gives me so much more appreciation for the creative processes that go into all the gorgeous clothes and accessories! Plus, I love seeing everyone's unique sense of style - it gives me ideas for my own wardrobe. Thank you for all the great work and for this fantastic blog!!
Elsbeth -Feb 04, 2010, 8:24PM
cutest staff ever!

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good morning! let’s get right to today’s poll, shall we?  last week i asked about some of our army surplus styles and the winner, just by ten votes, was the platoon jacket!

this week i want to ask about some of our adorable printed bralettes!  we’ve got some great new ones in romantic, pretty prints just in time for valentine’s day.  and they look super cute peeking out from under tank tops and sheer tees! so which one do you love most?

the floral lurex bandeau:

the floral lace halter bralette:

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the printed rouched bralette:

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or the printed lace racerback bralette:

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when we saw how amazing your “fp me” photos were that you posted on facebook, we knew that we had to do something special with them. we are so inspired by seeing how real girls wear free people clothing and love seeing your individual styles. so we are doing it again – this time with a new twist! we will choose some photos to be featured on freepeople.com!

to be considered, please submit photos of yourself showing how you style fp pieces. upload them to the fan page wall on our facebook page between now and 2/12 and label them “fp me”! photos chosen will be featured on freepeople.com later this month.

* also, please note – if you already posted pics for the last fp me, you will be considered for fp me part two, so no need to resubmit them.

can’t wait to see all your photos!

fp julia -Feb 08, 2010, 2:52PM
hi elizabeth! can you go back and label it as "fp me?" or just put "fp me" in the comment section? we are only going to use photos with that label, just to be safe so we don't end up using someone's photo who didn't want to :)
Elizabeth -Feb 05, 2010, 7:11PM
What if we uploaded a picture but didn't include "FP me" in the fb post? is it still okay? :( Thanks!

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this is an old pair of jeans that i love, but they’ve got three holes in them.  i was okay with that for a while but now -  maybe because it’s so cold out – i decided it was time to patch them up.

here are some images i found around the web and saved as inspiration for my project:

i really liked the idea of using different shades of denim and prints with blue in them…

this patch of fabric is actually the inside of a pocket from an old pair of jeans, but i love the way it looks – and it fit perfectly over the large hole in the knee of my jeans!

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i used scraps of old denim for the other patches:

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and here’s the finished product!

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i think they look much better.  the only thing i’m not sure about is whether i should do something to the bottoms or not – i might attempt something like this (the genetic patched flare):

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…but i can’t decide. what do you guys think?

indi -Feb 06, 2010, 8:50PM
you should check out kristen and val's rendition of the birkin jeans...so cute...i did them last week on a pair of bleached wide legs and they turned out realllly well http://www.bleachblack.com/?p=7345
Ann Julie -Feb 04, 2010, 10:08AM
You really look like a creative personality and your design rocks to the core.

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we always love the pictures our facebook fans post on our wall, so we thought it would be fun to reach out to some of our biggest fans and get to know them a little better.  first up…nicole from california!

emily -Feb 04, 2010, 3:21AM
awe, she is so cute! i loved her answers.
nicole cupcakes -Feb 02, 2010, 1:15PM
yah team goren Heather!! haha thanks again Julia and Heather this looks great guys xoxo

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we’re so excited to introduce you to our new favorite jewelry designer – jessica seaton! here’s the story of jessica, how we found her, and why we love her work.

one fateful day, we were on a shopping trip in venice, CA when we went into a cute little boutique. we stumbled upon some of jessica’s brass & bones collection, and instantly fell in love. jessica happened to be in that very boutique when we were shopping…and the rest is history. she showed us some more of her collection and we knew we had to feature her in our boutique!

jessica, originally a fellow east coast girl who is now living on the west coast, moved to los angeles to pursue a career as a makeup artist. she took up sculpture as her art form, which in turn led her to jewelry design. her current collection was entirely hand sculpted using the method of ‘lost wax’. (lost-wax casting is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist’s sculpture.) in jessica’s own words, “the collection is entirely hand sculpted using the method of ‘lost wax’, which is a dying art because we live in the day and age of computer generated design and laser cutting…but i think you can feel the energy that was put into the handmade pieces, they carry the energy. i started the collection while i was on a short sabbatical in big sur, ca…finding dropped antler’s around the cabin and property i was living at…people responded to the pieces, which were bit more dramatic back then… and now we have brass and bones…the collection.”

jessica seaton currently lives in venice, CA with her cat bernadette.

check out our collection of jessica seaton’s designs here.

phillip -Feb 25, 2010, 4:35PM
Wow, amazing work. She's unreal
heather -Feb 01, 2010, 4:30PM
oh my gosh... i'm in love.

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another batch of beautiful photos submitted by our fans on facebook! we love them :)

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Megan -Feb 02, 2010, 12:44AM
Oh my goodness! That girl in the pink is my friend's older sister. Such lovely pictures Margaux!
becky -Feb 01, 2010, 11:28PM
what kind of dog is that?

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we’re nominated for best blog by a fashion designer or brand in the style coalition fashion 2.0 social media awards! help us win – click here to go vote!

thank you style coalition :)

Style Coalition -Feb 05, 2010, 3:40PM
would love to invite you to the awards ceremony, please send the contact email to press [at] stylecoalition.com. Thank you!
shiwa -Feb 03, 2010, 7:16AM
I checked out the other blogs and yours is by the far the best! The other ones really don't even compare! The colors, the photos, the fashion, the presentation....FP's is by far the winner!

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for this week’s office style, we’re checking out the day to day looks of one of our most fashionable ladies :)

-Jan 30, 2010, 2:01PM
a beautiful woman with amazing style!!

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