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inner space (series)

if you ever want to be transported to a world of psychedelic spirituality, look no further than the artwork of brandi strickland.  she is a north carolina-based mixed media collage and illustration artist, and her talents know no boundaries. i first heard of her when i wrote about the WAFA collective a little while back (she’s one of their contributing artists) and i was completely enthralled with her work. the mix of color, pattern and symbolic imagery is so complex that when you view details of her collages up close you will notice far more than what you see at first glance. once i reached out to her and asked her some questions for the blog, i liked her even more- and i identify so much with the way she started out as an artist.

read on for an interview with brandi and to see much more of her rad artwork.

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l.b lee -May 01, 2010, 6:28PM
inredible jouney......
Sharon Dowell -May 01, 2010, 5:13PM
As a collector and fan, I'm thrilled to see Brandi's work featured!

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with parents like john taylor (duran duran’s bass player) and amanda de cadenet (photographer who currently dates nick valensi of the strokes) it would be impossible for atlanta de cadenet to NOT be cool, but she’s making a name for herself on her own with her funky style and party-going lifestyle.  atlanta is all over fashion blogs and the cobrasnake and its easy to see why-  her magnetic personality comes across in every photo of her.  this is a girl who is comfortable in her own skin, knows how to let loose and isn’t afraid to show her quirky side – a real free spirit.

whether she’s wearing girly florals and crochet or boyish tees and mixed prints, she always looks amazing and like she’s having the time of her life!

see our picks inspired by atlanta here.

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one of our favorite trends for spring and summer are crossbody bags! they’re the perfect size and definitely a music festival necessity. which of these crossbodies is your bag?

croft crossbody:

leather basket weave bag:
leather basket weave bag

lexi crossbody:
lexi crossbody

perforated bow crossbody:
perforated bow crossbody

screwed chain clutch:
screwed chain clutch

suede medecine bag:
suede medecine bag

the winner of last week’s short poll was the denim carpenter short with 27% of the vote!

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yesterday we took you on a tour through the home of our creative director, and today i want to give you a little peek inside her closet! read on as she describes her personal style…

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if you missed it, check out our tour of her home here!

MarkSpizer -May 03, 2010, 6:14AM
great post as usual!
Fashion Serial Killer -Apr 30, 2010, 4:50PM
nice stuff looks like my closet but with WAAY more stuff.. good taste ;o)

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how to layer

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we have a really great new feature on our website- when you go to our layering section, you’ll see artwork that gives ideas on how to layer a certain item!  right now check out all the cute ways to layer the raw seamed corset, and make sure you keep coming back for new ideas as the artwork will change from time to time :)

Nichole -May 30, 2013, 2:19AM
That is not a corset, it is simply a seamed tank top. Even if it laces up in the back it is not a corset because it has no boning in it and does not bring in the waist at all.
cna training -May 13, 2010, 1:48AM
nice post. thanks.

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our team is currently shooting our july catalog and sent along this photo of models linda vojtova and noot seear during their lunch break :) you’ll be hearing more about this catalog in the future, but i can tell you it’s going to be a good one!

Rocio -Apr 27, 2010, 8:12PM
wow alredy planing the july catalog,.
! -Apr 27, 2010, 3:16PM
They embody FreePeople women!

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a reader sent me the link to these beautiful photos taken by katie stoops, using some of our clothing! i love the outdoor setting of the photos but i think my favorites are the close-ups because they really show the beautiful details of some of our pieces. check out more of katie’s work here.

the free people items pictured are the stitched boho tank, embellished tube dress, lacey insets dress, ends in sequins dress.

speaking of details

christine -Apr 28, 2010, 12:41PM
i love all the chan luu jewelry in the looks as well!
fp julia -Apr 26, 2010, 2:42PM
thanks miranda - i added her website to the post as well :)

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i am loving this batch of photos from our facebook fans! you guys are awesome – and if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the “fp me” section of our website where we feature facebook fan photos! we just put up some new ones and they’re beautiful!

summerteeth -Apr 27, 2010, 9:56AM
oh hey, me. love that second row of photos..
-Apr 26, 2010, 4:09PM
LOVE the outfit with the lace top and skinny jeans in that doorway! SO ADORABLE!

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during the 1950s and 1960s, morocco was a refuge for writers and musicians from abroad, including the rolling stones, jack kerouac and william s. burroughs, who wrote the legendary naked lunch while staying at a hotel in tangier.  morocco was to the rolling stones what india was to the beatles – they traveled there in the late 1960s in search of musical inspiration and found that and much more.  the fusion of berber, african and arabic music had a huge influence on the rolling stones’ sound but they were also enthralled by the atmosphere of the country – especially the somewhat seedy city of tangier – home at the time to spies, smugglers, expatriate aristocrats and writers-in-exile.  they arrived in the british mod style and left in billowing shirts, weighed down by bracelets, necklaces and various trinkets.  about his experiences in morocco, keith richards said “we enjoyed being transported. you could be sinbad the sailor, one thousand and one nights. we loved it.”

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the stones were part of a large crowd of swinging londoners who regularly visited morocco in the 60s.  one of the most iconic photos representing morocco and the bohemian culture of the 1960s is of talitha getty, wife of paul getty, shot by patrick lichfield on the roof of their home in marrakech.   our team was inspired to recreate this photo when shooting our catalog in morocco- here is our version!

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Gunga Din -Feb 16, 2013, 5:08PM
Interestingt posed pics ...you wouldnt find a native Moroccan woman attired as this gal is ...Nor a native Moroccan man who's wearing jeans under his cloak........I should know. I was a GI stationed there in Rabat and Casablanca Morocco in 1959 - 1960. We flew relief supplies to the victims of the Agadir earthquake in 1960.....quite an experience....
sofia -Mar 16, 2011, 6:13AM
Gorgeous shooting and the catalog is so wonderful! I would definitly love to work with you guys from here (casablanca/marrakech) kiss

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good morning! our team sent along this awesome behind the scenes photo from california, where they’re shooting our fall wholesale catalog.  the location looks so beautiful, i can’t wait to see the end result!

fp julia -Apr 26, 2010, 10:57AM
hi guys! this is actually our first wholesale catalog! it won't be out until fall, but i will definitely post more info (and photos if possible!) when i have it!
niccole -Apr 23, 2010, 6:19PM
where are they shooting in CA? I would love to see the catalog too! please post images!! BTW I am super excited u r finally coming to Orange County! Be sure to post the grand opening events on the blog... so i can try to go. thanks<3

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hey everyone! hope you’re all enjoying your earth day. the weather is warming up and i am loving all of our cute shorts – which do you like best?

easy linen short:

denim carpenter short:


cord cargo short
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cordcargoshort

ever brookland short:
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paint splatter cut offs
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paint splatter cut offs

we the free madras short
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last week’s poll turnout was amazing! 1,525 votes and only 9 votes separated the winner (girl number 5) from second place (girl number one) – and in case you didn’t figure it out, the winner was sandy and second place was candy :)

Zara -Apr 25, 2010, 9:00PM
Wow.. they look Great
Keeley -Apr 23, 2010, 9:58AM
Really I love them all!

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our topanga, california store had a tea party over the weekend to celebrate their second birthday – check out these great pics from the event! in addition to tea and treats they had a model in store to give styling ideas, and fp girl karla hand painted frames and wrapped them in green tissue paper as adorable little gifts for anyone who made a purchase :)

check out all the girls who came out for the event in their cute outfits below!

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Ashley -Aug 20, 2010, 2:34PM
@megan - THANK YOU!!
Kay -Apr 25, 2010, 9:49PM
Lovely. What kind of bike is that? An Electra?

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