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our fp girls from free people manhattan beach (california) sent along these great photos for the blog…click “read more” to take a little peek into their store!

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Store 862 -Apr 22, 2010, 7:55PM
Gorgeous Pictures Ladies!!
J_me -Apr 22, 2010, 10:46AM
WISH I WAS THERE!! ;-)

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in the spirit of earth day, i wanted to post some amazing artwork made out of items we would normally consider trash. i found these first pieces particularly inspiring because the artist, virgina fleck, took something associated with waste (plastic bags) and created something spiritual and beautiful – mandalas. a mandala is a universal, non-religious tool for meditation that is composed of carefully chosen symbols and imagery with a specific meaning said to provide guidance. upon closer examination of these mandalas you might recognize some familiar symbols from stores you might shop at, but at first glance i would never realize what these were made of. i would absolutely hang one on my wall!

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now these are plastic bags you would want to use over and over again! they are created by artist josh blackwell, who carefully weaves thread and other materials into plastic bags to create these “plastic baskets” as he calls them.  they definitely take on the characteristics of a pretty basket you could take to the farmer’s market and fill with fresh fruits and vegetables!  who would’ve thought a plastic bag could be cute?

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ok, this might be considered a bit gross, but i found it so impressive i had to share.  artist jesus bubu negron created a rug for an art installation out of cigarette butts.  he actually paid street cleaners to collect the stubs, which he unrolled and weaved together.  maybe not something you’d want in your home, but amazing nonetheless!

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TomPier -May 08, 2010, 4:34PM
great post as usual!
-Apr 27, 2010, 4:58AM
beautiful :))

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good morning! add some sunshine to your desktop! head on over to our flickr page to download this sweet summery artwork for your computer or whatever you want to do with it!

bailey -Jun 18, 2010, 3:22PM
The Here Comes The Sun wallpaper says that the link is broken...

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new store music for spring! enjoy part one of our new store playlist :)

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We’ve landed in California and are ready to hit one of the best Music festivals around.

The anxiety was unbearable @ the airport… so we thought the best way to beat this before the 5 hour flight was to wash it away with crabby fries and Blue Moon beer. My did it work… followed by  a blast of our pre Coachella playlists on our iphones!

We packed light as we figured there will be no time for 5 hour dress ups. Denim shorts, crop tops neon lingerie and yes an array of the free people bandeaus. Oh, and one must not forget the leather jacket and wayfarers. You can’t do a music festival without having that little touch of rock ‘n roll to your attire.

We landed in California and packed up our SUV and drove down to Santa Monica (where we were staying for the night) with Jimi Hendrix vibrating the air around us.

We arrived at our destination tired and nauseous. However, the flood lit pool that welcomed us was enough to perk our spirits up again. Spag ball and red wine followed with chats of our next day plans.

Heads hit pillows at 10.30 with dreams of Coachella…

Now we are up and ready to go eeeeeee the excitement is unbearable.

Stay tuned for Day 1 Coachella!!!!

(via fp jemma)

eliza -Apr 17, 2010, 11:52AM
I wish I was there!!
-Apr 17, 2010, 5:24AM
So jealous can't wait to hear more

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free people is looking for a concept intern for this summer! the number one requirement for this position is that you must be UBER free people!!!

responsibilities include researching for concept topics and gathering tears, and assisting with creating concept boards.

this person must be very organized in order to keep track of images and scanned files, self-motivated, driven and hard-working.  must be proficient in photoshop and with powerpoint programs, and an interest in art, social media and music would be welcome attributes!

students who are interested in this opportunity should submit an 8.5 x 11 pdf of an inspiration board with magazine tears for the free people brand. you need to apply online (right here) but please make sure to submit a resume and inspiration board!

**update**

here’s some more info for you all:

deadline for submissions: april 30th

start date:  early june and will go to august

you do not need to still be in school but a recent grad

it is a full-time, paid internship

you can upload the inspiration board in a PDF

you are encouraged NOT to use all FP tears.

it can be magazine tears or computer images. whatever you want to use to show your interpretation of the FP girl!!

non-US citizens can apply but you will have to supply your student visa!

Chloe -Apr 21, 2014, 12:15AM
Amazing opportunity! Love everything about FP. Can't wait to apply!
Caitlin Pilgrim -Mar 06, 2013, 2:05PM
Since it's uploaded as a PDF if we make a hard copy of it and then take a high quality photograph is that sufficient or will it lower our chances? thanks!

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the winner of the space 15 twenty spring outfit contest is adalinda! i love how she took a simple outfit and played it up with accessories – she looks comfy and stylish! as winner, she received a gift card and her outfit was featured on the space 15 twenty blog.

the items pictured above are: we the free solid swept away tunic; worn in leather belt; twisted chain & rock bracelet; bonnaroo braided headband; tied tight rock necklace; fp destroyed skinny jeans; lace trimmed bandeau; turquoise raw stone ring.

physical therapist -Apr 28, 2010, 2:04AM
Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

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tomorrow, hundreds of independently-owned record stores across the country are celebrating record store day!  there is nothing like a good record store…one that you walk into and immediately feel your ears perk up to catch whatever the store is playing, because they always have the best tunes on as background music while you dig through piles of records and used albums.  the staff knows more about music than you do and makes recommendations for albums you didn’t even know about yet, but sure enough end up on repeat in your stereo.  countless times i’ve stopped into my favorite local store, a.k.a. music in old city, with the intentions of buying one album, but leave with my arms full of new treasures and practically run home to listen to them all.

the record store day website has a complete listing of all the venues participating tomorrow, and a lot of them will have special promotions and in-store visits from musicians!  so make sure you stop by your local store to say hello and pick up some tunes :)

a.k.a. music, philadelphia

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the king of all record stores…amoeba music on haight street in san francisco.  man i miss this place.

lbutton -Apr 17, 2010, 12:20PM
i will be going to third man records today, jack white's record store here in nashville, and Grimey's- the king of record stores in Nashville. Grimey's was even in USA Today yesterday (see link). So excited!
Laura -Apr 17, 2010, 1:49AM
I miss 611 Records off South Street (across from the fabulous Infinite Piercing). They closed a couple of years ago but I still have the 611 sticker on my car. *everyday junglist*boh boh!*

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our topanga, california, store is turning two! to celebrate they are having a tea party tomorrow and if you show up in your favorite free people dress you have a chance to be featured right here on the blog! there will also be a professional model in-store to give styling advice.  sounds like fun! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello!

the girl above is wearing our dazzling ditsy dress and triple rose headband – she looks adorable and definitely ready for a tea party!

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Ashley -Apr 21, 2010, 7:58PM
Pics from the event??
lala -Apr 18, 2010, 3:30PM
thank you fp julia!!!! i have a huge crush on that dress! :)

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we have a really fun poll for you today! take a look at these five girls and vote for the one that you feel like you relate to the most:

girl number one:

girl number two:
two

girl number three:
three

girl number four:
four

girl number five:
five

we had a huge turnout for last week’s dress poll – 898 votes! the winner, with 35% was the casablanca dress.

Dominique -Apr 24, 2010, 6:06PM
WAIT! I'm all these girls...sometimes all in one day, so hard to choose!!!
Lily -Apr 15, 2010, 8:54PM
wow, it was hard to decide, i'm always in bright, rainbow-y colors, like girl 4, but my fav color is pink, and i love girly things :) so i went with girl 1. I love all the outfits though! :D

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just a few of the bands our girls are excited about seeing at coachella! we’ve also made a playlist of tunes by bands playing at the festival for you to enjoy:


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physician assistant -Apr 14, 2010, 10:15AM
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!
Rob -Apr 14, 2010, 4:13AM
nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

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to get you all in the mood here are some beautiful images taken by hedi slimane at last year’s coachella festival. i’m used to seeing festival images in color, and i think seeing them in black and white really adds to the emotion and starkness of the images.

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