It’s finally happening!!! We are SO excited to be opening a store in our hometown of Philly! The store will open in January and we are currently looking for an Assistant Store Manager & Assistant Visual Manager. Our fp girls put together this really cute video to give potential applicants some insight into a day in the life of an fp store manager!
Check out the video, and for more info about the position and/or to apply click here.
This weekend I enjoyed the feeling of Fall, the leaves have turned all fiery here in Philly. The rustic leaves brings a vintage feel, a feeling of age and decay that I’m drawn to; throughout my life I’ve loved the juxtaposition of the beautiful and the ugly finding old buildings and seeing the beauty in them. This nostalgic feeling comes flowing into me during fall – the trees decay ready to transform into something beautiful come spring. I kinda love that.
After a scrumptious brunch at one of my favorite restaurants here in Philly “Parc” that recalls the chic brasseries of Paris and a long walk in my vintage French military boots I returned home and got be-dazzled by party hats for these coming festive months – DIY soon perhaps!
For all of you in the Philadelphia area – you’ll want to head to our KOP store this Saturday from 11am-1pm! A professional photographer will be in the store snapping photos of your best holiday styling creations in his “Winter Wonderland Photo Booth.” The store will then pick their four favorites which will go up on Facebook to be voted on. The look with the most votes will get featured on the BLDG 25 blog, right here!
With all this talk of New Zealand and Australia here at the home offices I’ve been thirsting to learn more about the area. The wildlife and natural world I see in photographs has always intrigued me, but I wanted to know – what are the best spots, and what are the experiences actually like? So, when Soné Moriarty, a native New Zealander now living in Qatar, sent over a link to her blog (Polli Blog) I knew she’d be the perfect person to ask. With a passion for the simple pleasures in life, she seemed like a good, down-to-earth woman who could point me to the right things. Read through below on some of her favorite experiences and spots from the island country of New Zealand.
I am Soné Moriarty a Graphic designer and blogger from New Zealand. My blog is an inspirational online scrapbook of fashion, photography and my personal life.
Before starting this blog post I really had to narrow down all the pictures I had on my computer. So many good memories, so many beautiful places and so many things I love about New Zealand, the list is endless.
My favourite time of the year would have to be summer. It’s the time of the year where me and my hubby usually setup a backpack and a small tent to go camping along the coastal sides of New Zealand.
All you need is a bottle of wine, chips and dip, a flower crane and a guitar. As most of the camping sites are free and you’re able to wake up next to the beach and enjoy a warm cup of coffee.
Summer time is the best times to also find really good vintage buys. You can find the most beautiful vintage summer dresses and leather satchels in some of the smallest towns. Which is a raging trend at the moment! I always try to snatch up the peter-pan collared dresses which is almost impossible, yet so exciting when you do find one.
Hawks Bay is one of my favourite hot spots in New Zealand. Not only are you surrounded by vineyards but I love to go strawberry picking and strolling through a few local art and crafts stores in town.
Visiting the local Farmers markets is usually a must, as you’re able to stock up your cupboards with loads of fresh and organic local produce. My “have to get list” are usually, cherries, feijoas, strawberries, pineapples and mango’s and let’s not forget the ice cream.
Another must on your list would have to enjoy brunch at a boutique coffee shop called “French Tart” in Hamilton. I love meeting friends there for a vanilla shot coffee after a long weeks of work to unwind.
I hope you feel inspired and energized to make a trip to New Zealand. And as a reminder to all, don’t leave home without your camera, its precious memories like these that makes who we are.
Be sure to check out her blog for more! Thank you, Soné!
Our brand-new and very first Las Vegas boutique opens today! We threw an opening bash last night with live music by Avalon Landing and styling by Lauren, Free People’s Art Director and Head Stylist. There was an amazing turnout flooding the store with fashionable women from far and wide. Fashion addicts that we are, we couldn’t help but snap some shots of our favorite looks…
These ladies drove all the way from Utah! #dedication
Not only is she an awesome fan for having driven all the way from Utah, but she also tried out the fishtail diy from last month’s guest post – so awesome!
Our limited edition dresses have launched online and in our special pop-up shops! The Pop-Up shops are at our Brentwood, CA and 5th Ave, NYC stores through Sunday and we held special preview parties at both stores last night. Here are some photos of the beautiful pop-up shops that our visual display team designed, the lovely ladies who attended the events, and of course the magical gowns!
Free People Las Vegas is opening this Friday!!! To celebrate, we’re having a special preview party tomorrow, November 10, from 4-7pm! Come check out our new digs at Fashion Show Mall and enjoy live music by Avalon Landing, while checking out the new merch and getting styling tips from our Art Director and lead stylist. There will be sweet treats provided by Retro Bakery and awesome goodie bags stuffed with jewelry by Wild & Free, too :)
Early Saturday morning I flew to Boston for our Holiday Crafting Party at Free People Cambridge. It was such an amazing day – we were blown away by the creativity of everyone who came to the event, and it was so great to just sit around a table, talking and crafting for a few hours! Here’s a photo diary of the day :)
It was an early flight…very early… but this sunrise made it ok.
Our Cambridge store is located at Harvard Square, a really cute little spot just outside Boston where Harvard University is located.
I loved these friendship bracelets one of our fp girls was rocking.
And this sick tattoo another fp girl drew herself!
One of our crafters, Nicole, blew me away with her style and creativity! She made the following braided hat band, necklace and bracelet. And her rad printed jacket is actually a men’s shirt that she found in Africa – amazing.
They’re almost here!!! Our special limited edition dresses will launch tomorrow and I can’t wait to show them to you :) Here’s a sneak peek at dress number five. I’ll give you a peek at the last dress later today before we reveal them tomorrow and open up our pop-up shops in Brentwood and 5th ave, NYC!
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