don’t worry, he got a treat for being so good :)
at all the amazing things that happened this year…
we moved into our sweet new digs!
our catalog team traveled to some amazing locations.
us bloggers did some traveling too :)
we introduced you all to the five fp girls!
and to our new lines, vintage loves and wee people.
we went crazy for hair trends! the fishtail braid, rainbow extensions, feather extensions, dip dying, we tried it all!
and fell in love with fashion trends like clogs, bodycons, mixed prints, 70s groupie, underwear as outerwear, old west and crochet.
we got to meet and work with some awesome bloggers – much love to rumi, natalie, georgia, dylana, chantal and gemma!
we opened some new stores…
and our display team made them all look amazing.
and we made some new furry friends!
…can’t wait to see what 2011 will bring!
good morning, time for the final thursday poll of 2010! so for christmas i got a free people gift card and i think i might use it to buy a dress for new years eve… we’ve got some really cute variations on the little black dress – which of these is your favorite?
the x axis dress:
the pinwheel bodycon dress:
or the viscose voile slip:
and here are your results from last week – close one!
with the cold weather creeping in and holidays coming up all i feel like wearing are our comfy fashion knits. i’m always drawn to basic items that i can mix and match with anything. which of these is your favorite?
the easy rider dress:
the burnout v neck tee:
the crinkle maxi dress:
or the tencel rib maxi dress:
and here are your results from last week’s old west-inspired jewelry poll:
i can’t believe christmas is just a few days away… it always sneaks up on me! for today’s DIY i thought i’d give you guys a roundup of some last minute crafts. i wish i had time to do all of these!
a lace doily and christmas light garland – this would look cool with paper snowflakes too!
love these sequin trees…
… and these felt ones.
a pretty fabric fringe garland.
make your own ornaments with little bits of nature inside.
these little plastic figurines painted with nail polish remind me of our current store displays!
another creative take on a wreath.
and some really fun wrapping paper made with bits of crayon!
something really cool from our store team!
in november we opened our 39th store in nashville, TN in the mall at green hills. we’ve begun to create stores that are as unique as our product and one of the aspects of this store that has us very excited is the art finish on the storefront.
we were inspired by the idea of hammered nail heads and patterns found in nature – based on fibonacci patterns like the golden spiral found in sunflowers.
the geometric pattern was carefully created in graphic format and then printed full scale on the substrate. over 9,000 brass discs were then individually attached and sent out to be installed in the field. once the panels were installed an artist applied a rich layer of plaster and wax to finish the walls.
the walls subtly glimmer and catch your eye from across the atrium. this finish took a lot of work and collaboration but we think it feels just right for our first nashville store! next time you are in nashville be sure to check it out!
so amazing…thanks for sharing store team :)
time for the last part of our holiday gift guide… it’s cold here in philly but we can’t forget about the sandys out there in warm climates, or who are just beach girls at heart. i’m one of them :)
sandy spends her holiday at – where else? – the beach! she loves going in winter because its quiet and peaceful. she can take a walk on the beach at sunrise and be completely alone with her thoughts, only the sound of crashing waves interrupting her. she lights candles, drinks tea and catches up on her reading, and at night she grabs a blanket and heads to the beach for a bonfire with friends.
sandy can never have too many bathing suits, and our new swim shop has some beauties – she’d love them all but the mantauk reversible bikini is like two in one! she’s always losing her shades at the beach so a new pair of sunglasses is a great stocking stuffer, and she always needs more surf wax. sandy lives in our beach line and the move west maxi dress is a piece she can layer with in winter or wear over her bikini as a beach cover up. the sundial tee and cassidy hoodie are other great layering pieces she’ll love, and the croft felt hat will keep the sun out of her eyes! sandy’s a big fan of our bralettes, especially the bandeaus – sometimes she wears them as bikini tops. straw bags are her favorite for days at the beach and she can take the pendleton blanket along with her to bonfires. she likes natural, rustic accessories so she’d love the studded yuma ring, foothills leather cuff or mayan medallion necklace. finally, she’d love the wool and the gang knit-your-own-bag kit for rainy days when she can’t surf!