half day today! we get to go enjoy the marvelous weather we’re having in philly.
hope everyone has a beautiful weekend full of warmth and sunshine…
happy april 1st! let’s start out the day and the month with a thursday poll, shall we? now that it’s getting warm out i’m taking out all my spring clothes and one thing i find i always need a new version of is a staple tank top that goes with almost anything. i could see myself living in any one of these this summer…which do you like best?
the sparkle heart tank:
the ruffleback cami:
the horizon tank:
or the sweet thing tank:
i was looking around online last week for instructions on tie-dying easter eggs- as in this kind of tie-dye:
instead i found this. i’ve never seen this before… apparently silk ties have another purpose- they can be used to create amazingly beautiful easter eggs! i found a great tutorial on our best bites that walks you through the process.
thanks to everyone who posted a comment telling us what color of the rainbow you are!
most of you have got the blues… blue had the most responses by far, followed by purple and green.
our winner, chosen at random, is leslie from ohio – who said she was “definitely green.” congrats leslie!
invisible children and la blogotheque are taking the polyphonic spree, yeasayer and lykke li to uganda, where they will document a series of take away shows mixed with interviews and local events. i love everything la blogotheque does and i especially love seeing musicians use their talent and fame to bring attention to important causes like this. the documentary will be sold by invisible children to raise money for the cause – if you aren’t familiar with it, check out their website: invisiblechildren.com.
more info on the take away film can be found here: takeawayfilmuganda.com
“musical notes can be more powerful than bullets, and songs more powerful than bombs.”
happy spring! time to break out the bright colors…
which color of the rainbow are you?
leave a comment and let us know, and we’ll pick someone at random to receive this adorable pair of friendship bracelets! keep one for yourself and give the other one to someone you love :)
make sure you leave your email address so i can contact you if you’re selected! the winner will be chosen at random tomorrow morning.
the free people family extends far beyond the home office – the girls that work in our stores are amazing and they make shopping at the stores a special experience for everyone who walks in the door. today i’d like to introduce you to kim, from our torrance, CA store! read on to learn a little bit more about her and her personal style.
“i love delicate and light fabrics like lace, silk and chiffon. i toughen it up by adding mixed-metal jewelry and accessories. i am a juxtaposition of candy and lou by day and ginger by night!”
what is your theme song?
“head on” by the jesus and mary chain- this song gets me movin and groovin. (listen below!)
if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
cambodia to visit the motherland for the first time.
if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
laptop with internet access for unlimited entertainment, my boyfriend for companionship and a vintage, champagne colored beaded gown.
what is the one article of clothing you can’t live without?
even though i’m a fashion junkie, this is a surprisingly difficult question to answer- everything i own i can’t live without! for the sake of answering this question i will say my stuart weitzman suede ankle boots because i can wear them from dawn to dusk and still dance in them all night long.
what is your biggest fear?
dying young :(
winter, spring, summer or fall?
spring- a season of celebration, rebirth and dewy flowers.
what color are you?
violet is harmonious and splendid and my favorite color.
what is your motto?
“the world is a playground and life is pushing my swing” – natalie kocsis.
what is your favorite hobby?
writing, living and dreaming of fashion.
if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
my dad, who passed away when i was 8 – i’d love to spend a day as daddy’s little girl!
i love her motto, and i love the jesus & mary chain :)
this is maru – the strangest cat on the planet.
what if the whole world paused to dance?
that is what artist beth fein is asking. today, march 26, at noon in san francisco, 3pm in new york/philadelphia, 6pm in paris, etc…she wants everyone to stop what they’re doing, wherever they are, and start dancing. any form of dance – even if you think you can’t dance at all. her goal is to blur the line that separates art and dance from our daily lives, and bring awareness to this art form that we are all free to express. sounds like a brilliant idea to me…if you think about it, why should the joyous act of dancing be confined to certain spaces and times? i think it would improve your every day to let yourself go and dance no matter who is watching.
if you see anyone participate, or if you yourself choose to, let me know :)
more info here.
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