yeah you might lose an hour of sleep tomorrow morning but look at the bright side – spring is almost here!!
enjoy the extra hour of sunlight today… if it isn’t raining where you are, that is :)
last week’s poll was all about feather accessories and the winner, with 28% of the votes, were the lovely feather earrings – nice choice!
this week we have an awesome selection of patchwork items that i am loving…i think it’s really cool how a couple of these styles are one-of-a-kind – each with their own unique wash and patches of fabric collected by our designer in india. which do you like best?
the patched denim jacket:
we just opened a store in toronto, and for all you readers that live there, here’s an art exhibit definitely worth checking out! it’s a group exhibition presented by 01 magazine – we’ve posted about a couple of the artists involved before (david horvitz, jennilee marigomen) and they’re ridiculously talented. today i wanted to post some of the work of alexander binder because it reminds me so much of our tangerine dream imagery…and it’s just pretty awesome:
more info on the show here.
i picked today’s featured band for a few reasons- their new album came out today, they’re playing at SXSW, and they also happen to have a show in philly tomorrow night!
they are the morning benders, a san francisco band who make sunny melodic pop music reminiscent of the beach boys. the album, big echo, was produced by grizzly bear bassist chris taylor, who helped give the songs a sort of fuzzy, vinyl-like sound. i really like the song “excuses” – check it out below!
the morning benders have a few shows during sxsw – you can find the full list of shows on their myspace page, here. and if you’re in the philly area, you can check them out at johnny brenda’s tomorrow night!
i am in love with the theme for our website right now – tangerine dream.
“a dreamy trippy notion, like walking on a rainbow…drops of sherbert color pops are drenched in a hazy daze that feels fresh and cool and ready for the sun.”
its time to ditch the winter blues and lighten up with shades of pink, aquamarine, and of course, tangerine …and capture the essence of a beautiful spring morning.
here are just a few of the many inspirational images…
also make sure you go explore our website, it looks really beautiful! and here’s a little playlist to listen to as you browse :)
very exciting news! we just opened a new free people in toronto’s hudson bay flagship store – the first fp in canada!
free people officially launched its 1,000 sq. ft. hardshop on the much talked about contemporary floor, which houses brands such as opening ceremony, McQ, LnA, halston heritage, tucker, catherine malandrino, vena cava and doo ri.
reflective of our creative roots, this shop is truly one-of-a-kind. it is a beautiful blend of modern and vintage, mixing the earthiness of our teak tables and cane globe lanterns, with linear designed wood and metal racks. our fabulous team of artists worked their magic, painting columns and back walls with gorgeous green flora and fauna, creating that special free people experience that keeps our girl coming back for more!
canada is big country, so stay tuned for more exciting free people launches where hockey may be golden, but sparkles and crochet will always be the way to a girl’s heart.
space15twenty, where one of our newest stores is located, is holding a relief benefit for haiti this sunday, march 7 from 2-8pm. “haiti cheri” an artist for artist benefit for our brothers and sisters in darling haiti, will feature performances by l’esprit d’afrique and queztal guerrero along with DJs, special guests and visuals & photo exhibit from cine institute.
for more info click here.
how is everyone’s day going so far? ready for the thursday poll?
last week i asked about our rompers and we came extremely close to having a tie for the winner! the linen corset romper got 249 votes, and was just beat out by the we the free bookworm romper, which got 253 votes!
this week i’m really loving all the feather accessories we have in – they add such a natural, free-spirited touch to an outfit. which do you like best?
i love them all! those sienna earrings are making me actually consider getting my ears pierced… now vote away!
i know you’ve all been asking and waiting for it…well here it is! the march calendar for you to download! just click the image to go to our flickr page and get the large size. enjoy :)
oh and in case you missed january and february, you can find those on our flickr page (in fp downloads) or in the post here.