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as you guys probably know, october is breast cancer awareness month.  i wanted to share a cool thing you can do to support the cause, called pink hair for hope.  through the month of october, participating salons will put a pink hair extension in your hair for $10, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. this is such a great idea and a fun way to raise awareness! i think i’m going to have to re-dye the ends of my hair to be pink again :)

for more info click here.

Cat horn -Oct 13, 2010, 9:55AM
I want to find a place in Philly that is participating in this. What a great way to show support.
Amanda -Oct 11, 2010, 1:16AM
I agree with vero. Where is the info to tell us where to get the pink extensions at?

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good morning! you guys have to see our new lookbook for october – it. is. gorgeous. our team has really outdone themselves with this one! and model martha hunt looks killer. check out the outfits and let me know which one you like best…

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click on each image to go to the website and see all the items in the outfit. now vote!

the winner of last week’s backpack poll was the leather and canvas backpack with 32%.

Laura -Oct 08, 2010, 12:52AM
What is the bag in outfit 2? It's super cute.
anai -Oct 07, 2010, 2:57PM
thats a really hard choice, all these looks are awesome ! i love them all! Who is that model ?? she always does a great job embodying the free people vibe... love her !

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the last of the season’s big music festivals – austin city limits – takes place this weekend! the lineup is insane… i was this close to going but unfortunately i’m not going to be there :(

here’s a playlist of some of the bands that will be there, and a selection of free people items that i would bring in my bag for ACL!


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items pictured: lace maxi patchwork dress; russel backpack; stacked rings necklace; vintage round toe western boots; with ease slubby tee; earnest sewn harlan cigarette skinny jean; brass buckle belt; ciara hat; levis denim vest; ruffled edges plaid shirt.

Maddie -Oct 06, 2010, 11:19AM
Don't forget about Voodoo Fest! It's the last weekend in October in New Orleans & I'm counting down the days!
joanna -Oct 06, 2010, 10:43AM
wish i could make it to austin city limits. the line up is sick. great playlist!! love the choice of festival clothes. festival clothes rule!!

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hardly strictly

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hardly strictly bluegrass starts today in san francisco!

with one exception – radiohead’s show at outside lands (first ever nighttime show in golden gate park) – this was the most fun i had when i lived in san francisco. the festival takes place each fall in golden gate park, and consists of three days of live music – FOR FREE. those of you who haven’t been to san fran, october is probably the nicest month out there weather wise and there’s really nothing better than spending a weekend lounging on blankets in spectacular golden gate park with a bunch of friends listening to the plucking of guitar strings. this year’s lineup is sick – including t. bone burnett w/ a special appearance by karen elson, jenny and johnny, steve earle, conor oberst, joan baez, trombone shorty, umphrey’s mcgee, the felice brothers, sharon jones and the dap kings, yonder mountain string band, the avett brothers, railroad earth, elvis costello, patti smith, emmylou harris, and many more.

did i mention its FREE??? check out the website here.

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Michelle -Oct 05, 2010, 2:58PM
I have never been until this year, and I plan to go every year now. I didn't realize how big it was and for something that's free, it's pretty spectacular. It's an overall good time with good people and good music!
nadia -Oct 05, 2010, 12:11AM
IT WAS FAN BLOODY TASTIC!

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click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size :)

caro -Oct 04, 2010, 10:12AM
hey! been loving the calenders, but this one feels off season to me...the colors remind me of spring, not fall! needs more coziness and darker, warmer tones and textures...

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yesterday morning jemma and i went on a little field trip in old city, philadelphia, to visit some of our favorite shops and take photos for the blog!

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first we went to vagabond boutique and yarn shop, which is definitely one of my favorites. they carry brand names and vintage pieces as well as yarn and knitting supplies, and i love the way the interior is decorated – lots of wood and natural touches like antlers.

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the other store i wanted to mention is called art in the age of mechanical production. this place is really cool – it’s a combined store and gallery space, based on the idea of offering artwork in a broader context. it is also the home of alcoholic root tea – an herbal remedy first created by native americans. during prohibition, the alcohol was removed by a philadelphia pharmacist and re-introduced as the root beer we are familiar with – until art in the age brought it back. entering the store almost feels like going back to the pre-temperance time period – it’s full of antique trinkets and artistic displays.

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we also met one of the sweet employees at the store, erin, who just happened to be wearing free people!

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while in the shop we both found ourselves admiring these adorable little leather books, and erin informed us that the artist who makes the books would be holding a show at the store for first friday, along with her husband. walter and margaux kent are the philly-based artists behind peg and awl and the black spot books. i definitely recommend checking out both etsy shops, their stuff is adorable! margaux makes the books out of found leather items like shoes, moccasins, wallets and sofas – some are small enough to wear on a necklace, so you always have it at your disposal if you want to write something down or draw :)

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i definitely plan on stopping by tomorrow evening – for more info on the event, click here.

amber -Oct 25, 2010, 3:50AM
soooo nice
-Oct 02, 2010, 6:53PM
art in the age of mechanical production is so awesome and their "Root" is so good, and the wall paper with the letters A, T, and I are really clever. Love the clothes too

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poll time! i love our selection of backpacks…i’m thinking about getting one because i think they’re perfect for weekend getaways.  which backpack would you take traveling?

the faded cold spring backpack:

the somerset backpack:

the russel backpack:
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or the leather and canvas backpack:
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last week’s poll was very close but the winner was the solid chiffon maxi skirt!

Calvin Bradford -Dec 22, 2010, 11:47PM
Great blog post, been after that! Davidoff 4000

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today our team held a baby shower for our visual display and store design manager – one of the very talented creative ladies behind our incredible stores!  as you can imagine, our visual team went all out for her baby shower.  they even decorated a golf cart that they drove straight up to her desk to pick her up and drive her over to the outdoor location where the shower was set up! here are some photos from the celebration.

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“hamburger” cupcakes!! so cute.

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congrats to the beautiful mom-to-be!

boho diva -Oct 01, 2010, 8:48PM
That looks adorbale! What an amazing cake! xoxo, http://www.bohodivagirl.com/
ness -Sep 30, 2010, 11:25PM
alex you look beautiful!

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more DIY inspiration

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kaitlin, a sales associate at our roosevelt field mall store in NY, uses old free people catalogs to make these awesome notebooks and frames! i keep all of my old fp catalogs and use them in collages, but i might have to try this instead…

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i love her collages! thanks so much for sharing kaitlin :)

Ariana -Sep 30, 2010, 2:58PM
I can't believe other people collect freepeople catalogs too! lol i felt kinda weird til now doing that but they are so beautiful and stylish in a not going out soon unique way the outfits are put together they just always inspire me so i have them back a few years. At least til before the first (an only i think) intimately free catalog...
Kaitlin -Sep 29, 2010, 6:28PM
Hi glad you guys like them!! I use modge podge either glossy or matte depending on my mood! Both look great.

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our lamar store in austin, texas is having a really cool event this weekend! in addition to a raffle and fall fashion ideas from our staff, they will be giving away FREE feather hair extensions and showing customers how to put them in their hair! according to our austin fp girls, this is the must-have accessory for next weekend’s austin city limits :)

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doesn’t it look amazing with the hair in the french braid?? our austin girls are going to take more photos at the event documenting how to put in the extensions, so stay tuned for a how-to post next week! :)

and if you’re in austin, make sure you stop by our store on saturday between 1 and 5 for the event!

dakota -Nov 09, 2010, 12:48AM
Order feather hair extensions at www.finefeatherheads.com!! : )
Elle -Oct 04, 2010, 12:14AM
Will you lovely Free People girls post a tutorial video for us? I would LOVE to know how to do this!!!

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nicole, one of the fp girls who works in our soho, new york, store recently spent a semester at sea- during which she got to visit many amazing places all over the world.  i can’t even imagine what a life-changing and invaluable experience that would be… if i make it to half of the places she visited in my life i would consider myself quite lucky.  fortunately for us she took lots of photos and shared them with me for the blog!

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rocking fp on an elephant in chennai, india!

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Hiroshima, Japan

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thank you so much for sharing, nicole!

Supergirl -Nov 12, 2010, 3:49AM
very brave girl! I am still dreaming traveling the world someday, but the author have traving.
Samantha -Oct 23, 2010, 4:37AM
This looks so amazing, I am studying in Portugal my next semester in school... I can't wait to have these experiences - amazing photos and congratulations!

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spent the last couple of hours listening to lcd soundsystem sound-checking next door.  torture, but also pretty cool. tried to sneak onto the tourbus or into the building as they were setting up… and failed.  oh well, happy friday!

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-Sep 26, 2010, 7:24PM
AH where can i get those little black booties on the right!?!?
Maria -Sep 26, 2010, 5:06PM
I wish my Friday's looked like that! I have a question about look 4 from the lookbook on the FP website-- I know the jacket/vest is from the Muubaa Convertible Leather Trench Coat, but where can a girl on a budget find something like that?? Would free people make that piece as a separate?! The whole jacket is fabulous and with so many wearable options, well worth the price, just not in my price range...Thank you!!

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