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add a little dusting of green sparkle to your wednesday :)

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the weather forecast for sxsw is looking beeeauuutiful! sunny skies and temperatures in the seventies – could it get any better than that?

with that in mind here is a suitcase of suggestions for what to bring if you’re heading to texas this week…straight from one of our experts who is going and has been there before:

first of all – pack light! bring a backpack.  inside she recommends a pair of amazing, wear-anywhere jeans, easy lightweight tops and a good pair of boots and/or sandals.  a breezy skirt or dress to wear during the day and into the night, and make sure to bring a light jacket because it gets chilly at night! i also threw in a bandana and a small bag that’s just big enough to hold a wallet, phone and camera for shows.  sunglasses are a must and i never go anywhere without a journal – use it to keep track of shows and setlists! oh and the bathing suit in case you take a break and hit up barton springs, or one of the other awesome swimming holes austin has to offer.

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the items pictured above are:

1. seneca rising aurora ruffle top; 2. classic aviator; 3. folklore sandal; 4. we the free sargeant jacket; 5. sidewinder slip dress; 6. jonsi distressed bandana; 7. harness harley boot; 8. patch printed onepiece; 9. military patch slouch skinny jeans; 10. studded side sling bag; 11. leather and canvas backpack

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time to give your computer a little dose of springtime cheer! click on the image to head on over to our flickr page and download the large size.

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if you’d never been to austin before and you were walking down the street and passed mrs. bea’s, you probably wouldn’t even notice it.  you definitely wouldn’t think it’s one of the best venues to see a show during sxsw. but head around back and you’ll find an outdoor stage, dance floor and bar where no matter where you are you have an up close view of the band.  plus music is always better outside in my opinion!

check out these amazing photos one of our fp girls shot at the no age show at mrs. bea’s during last year’s sxsw:

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merrie -Mar 16, 2010, 4:42PM
i'm really looking forward to sharing lots more as it happens this year!!
fpcarrie -Mar 16, 2010, 1:43PM
thanks for sharing, merrie...

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today’s featured sxsw band is also one of my current obsessions – local natives!

i heard the opening notes of the first song “wide eyes” and they had me hooked immediately…i’ve been listening to their album gorilla manor nonstop for a couple of weeks now and i love it from start to finish.
it’s full of beautiful harmonies and intricate arrangements and a sort of moody, haunting undertone that i always seem to be drawn to. i wasn’t surprised to learn they list the zombies, crosby stills & nash and animal collective as some of their influences.

they’ll be playing a couple of shows at sxsw this year, one of them in urban’s backlot.
take a listen to the first few songs from their album and let me know if you’re loving them as much as I am…


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! -Mar 17, 2010, 2:23PM
I like the song Airplanes!
chandler -Mar 17, 2010, 2:07AM
obsesssssed with them! wish I was going to Coachella to see them!

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the sxsw music festival starts this week in austin, and two of our girls are headed down to partake in the action! this week, i’ll be bringing you tips on must-see bands, the best venues, the best food, cupcakes and more!!

last photo is by megan bingham.

blog.freepeople.com -Apr 16, 2011, 3:45PM
Southby southwestbound.. May I repost it? :)
fp julia -Mar 24, 2010, 2:14PM
hi child of the sun! i didn't know you worked for urban, how funny- loooove your tumblr :)

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yeah you might lose an hour of sleep tomorrow morning but look at the bright side – spring is almost here!!

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enjoy the extra hour of sunlight today… if it isn’t raining where you are, that is :)

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a couple of girls from our visual display team setting up for an event in building 543…pretty!

*update – the umbrellas are from a market in india :)

-Mar 14, 2010, 3:26PM
That's my sister's building! That means she should see it tomorrow! Lovely idea.
Lulu -Mar 12, 2010, 7:56PM
i love the way umbrellas look when they're hanging. just went to a store that had an umbrella just like one of those dangling gracefully from the ceiling and i thought it was gorgeous!

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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:

the fp slouch patch boyfriend jean:
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the merrie patched vintage short:
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the fp military patch skinny slouch denim:
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or the patchwork rugged cutoffs:
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Self Storage Old Trafford -Oct 20, 2010, 3:26AM
Nice post, keep up the excellent work

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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:

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more info on the show here.

kim -Dec 27, 2010, 3:49PM
I need to look at it when I don't have a headache. It is beautiful but it triggered my migraine further
Supergirl -Nov 22, 2010, 10:24PM
Incredible landscape! Photographer is so talented.

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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!


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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!

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DK -Mar 10, 2010, 2:07AM
I really like the song. I"ll have to check out their new album!

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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…

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and we’re making this one available to you all as a download:

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click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size.

also make sure you go explore our website, it looks really beautiful! and here’s a little playlist to listen to as you browse :)


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fp julia -Mar 10, 2010, 12:23PM
hi luana! i asked our photographer, here's what he said: "I used an old 70's 5-image filter. It can just get very repetitive so you've got to use it sparingly. If you cant find the filter, try shooting through a kaleidoscope, different types of velum, or glass surfaces."
Luana -Mar 09, 2010, 11:35AM
I love that photograph where her face is layered several times. How was that done, was she moving with a slow shutter speed or is it Photoshop?

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