thanks for giving us dirty dancing, point break, ghost, donnie darko, etc etc etc…
today is our visual display intern julie’s last day…
during her stay, she worked on developing some holiday in-store displays! here’s a sneak peek of what you may see…
and she took the time to write this little note, which i’ll transcribe for you in a sec.
“hi, my name is julie and i have been working with the free people visual team since june. today is my last day and i have had so much fun here! my favorite part of my internship was helping to make prototypes for upcoming displays. also being able to witness how creative and hard-working everyone is has been really exciting. one thing i will take with me is to keep working hard and let others inspire you and that is will impact the quality of your work. thanks for having me, free people family! thanks!”
thank you! be good!!!
our in-house stylist and creative director are headed to the big apple next week for our 2nd installment of “styling how-to’s”! sept 16th AND 17th…
stop by and get gussied up!
if you look around our site right now, you’ll find a few items that are embellished with studs/jewels via a process called heat sealing.
here, one of our knits designers – courtney – shows you how it’s done. :)
click here to view our heat-sealed items!
if you’re in the big apple on sept 10th, come out and support fashion in all its glory…
fashion’s night out is a global initiative designed to engage and entertain and inspire consumers, and invigorate the economy and local industry.
in ny, participating stores will be hosting events from 6 til 11pm. champagne, designers, models…across all five boroughs! proceeds from the sale of their special fashion’s night out t-shirt will go toward the national september 11 memorial and museum. and there’s a clothing drive…AND! 13 other cities across the globe will be celebrating, too. support and celebrate!!!!
at the onset of summer, a group of amazing designers/artists congregated to build 6 teepees at the surf lodge in montauk, ny – bob melet, mike diamond, robert mckinley, tracy feith and rogan gregory…all to benefit the local skate park there! how rad.
unfortunately, east hampton’s fire marshall demanded they be taken down soon after…but, kudos to these busy guys for giving their time and muscle for kids and what they love.
thanks for finding, meredith!
some more touching stories from merrie, re: her travels in india…
“these are some pics we took last monday while visiting a school on ‘baas,’ a small village outside delhi.
the school was created 2 years ago in an area where the children have no access to a good education. its founder was the naval attache for the british high commission in india years ago, who ended up staying in india with his wife. together, they built an amazing home which they have opened as a guesthouse (bed and breakfast) for tourists.
it was fascinating to hear his stories of what he has been through with the indian government and the villagers while trying to help the children, but he perserveres, undaunted…amazing ‘chap.”
these pics are from the morning assembly they were having…all the children lined up singing songs and dancing with their music teacher (“mary had a little lamb,” etc.).
when i popped my head in to take a peek, all the children stood up, unprompted by their teacher, and greeted me with “good morning madame”. very sweet.
martin offers internships to english-speaking students to expose the children to other accents, etc. when we were there, a young girl from britian was just finishing up her month spent with the children. it was very emotional for her to leave, as the children performed their songs for her farewell…”
our creative director doub sent us this pic last night…she’s in l.a. with our image team working on the next catalog, but met up with one of our vendors during her travels. she snapped him doing some metallic heat-sealing…
want to know more about heat-sealing? we just might have a little how-to for you in the next week or so… :)
come down…get dressed up!
new york and boston – you’re next…