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i’m not the only one celebrating a birthday this weekend…so is our portland store!

to celebrate they’re having a party tomorrow, november 14, with refreshments, raffles, and more! they even made adorable gift bags, pictured above, that include handmade hair clips with peacock feathers and satchels made out of free people shopping bags! so cute.
happy 1st birthday portland free people!

Pauline -Nov 19, 2009, 6:26AM
I am completely crazy about your clothes. When free poeple settle down in France? I can't wait any more! and I love your blog....
fpjulia -Nov 18, 2009, 2:28PM
g- not right now, unfortunately :)

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magnetic

anyone have exciting plans for the weekend? my birthday is on sunday and i get to celebrate by seeing edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros at first unitarian church in philly!
i love, love, love these photos of the band taken by autumn de wilde

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this video for the song “home” is so cute too…

Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS | MySpace Video

if i’m not at work on monday, it’s because i ran off and joined the band… :)

Dwayne Lauer -Apr 29, 2010, 6:51PM
wow, awesome blog.Thanks Again. Much obliged.
Ellie -Nov 15, 2009, 3:00PM
this song just makes me so happy!! i wanna dance and sing, and go hug someone!!

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it’s thursday…you know what that means…tomorrow is friday!!!
…and, it’s time for another thursday poll :)
last week we asked about party dresses and got a whopping 741 votes! the winner is the on the fringe lace dress with 28%! the moonlight tiers dress was a close second with 23%.
this week…it is cold and rainy in philly so i thought it would be appropriate to ask which sweater you all want to cozy up in…
the cut out cape hoodie:

the v neck fairisle sweater:

the pieced cardigan:
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the voluminous fairisle sweater:
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the fringe sweater cardigan:
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or the peacoat sweater:
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flylikemusic -Nov 12, 2009, 2:33PM
I wish fp had more fairisle styles this year like they did in the Nov 08 catalogue. The styles this year seem more city/clubby and less pretty/fantasy/comfy for my taste.

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windy la

one of our we the free designers and our creative director were out shopping in la and took this video because the weather was so weird…windy.

Jamie Morgan -Nov 11, 2009, 7:08PM
I saw this and thought you guys might like this awesome stop-motion..! http://yayeveryday.com/post/6848 so...cute!

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new store playlist!

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check out this sweet new playlist of music we’re listening to in our stores…


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enjoy!

Chantelle -Nov 11, 2009, 6:42PM
I love it! Especially the Rapture, Matt & Kim and BoA! All artists I know of but songs I did not, thanks Free People xoxo
Jennifer -Nov 11, 2009, 1:18PM
it is so weird how this new autumn playlist is so entirely different from what i listen to in the autumn time. i start to get all relaxed (i go into hibernation mode or something) and make myself a playlist of vast, massive attack, soft zeppelin, blue oyster cult, zero 7, atmospheric music. this playlist was so pop-fun music, its just interesting to hear what someone else's take on seasonal music is.

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yoga for a cause

do you love animals? do you love yoga? do you live in philly? then you’ll love this event…

this saturday, practice yoga studio and the monster minders present upward dog: a yoga benefit for paws. the event will take place in the beautiful sanctuary at fleisher art memorial (8th and catherine) at 4pm, with two full hours of yoga led by ellen greenberg, owner of practice yoga studio on fabric row.
this event is free but there is a suggested donation of $25 that will go to the philadelphia animal welfare society to aid in their efforts to save shelter animals.
you can rsvp for the event here.
sounds like a win win situation to me :) is anyone attending any cool yoga events this week/weekend?

Megan -Nov 11, 2009, 1:49PM
I'm not attending anything new, but I did start 40 days in a row of yoga yesterday! The more people I tell, the more I am committed...I hope I can do it

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siren nation

if you’re in the portland area this weekend, the 3rd annual siren nation women’s music and art festival is taking place through sunday. this year’s festival includes an art and craft sale showcasing women artisans from the northwest, an art show featuring local portland artists (female of course), a film festival featuring documentaries about four female pioneers in politics, performance, poetry and partisanship, and a music festival featuring an all female lineup.

siren nation’s mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts. the organization showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year, and it is the only women’s collective that produces an annual festival showcasing the original work of women in music, film, performance and visual art.
for more info check out their website.

one of my co-workers sent me this really cool video from the chanel spring/summer 2010 show during paris fashion week…they put a spy camera in the model’s hair before her runway walk! it’s really interesting to see from her perspective…

applique your way

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kayte terry, the crafty author behind the blog this is love forever, will be holding an appliqué workshop and book signing tomorrow at jimmystyle in philadelphia. the workshop takes place from noon to 1pm and participants get a hands-on demo with kayte and a kit with materials for three woodland animal-inspired felt ornaments like that cute owl above…then have her sign her new book appliqué your way!
for more info on the event and how to register for the workshop, click here.

betsy -Dec 27, 2009, 3:03PM
What a fabulous sight!!!! I love it!
orcyn -Nov 06, 2009, 1:08PM
Wished i lived in Philly, this sounds like so much fun. Living in a rural area you miss so many of this fun things. But, at least UPS will deliver FP

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lighten up

one of the best things about the holidays are the twinkling lights that decorate streets and houses…seeing them brings back that childhood anticipation of holidays, parties and the end and beginning of another year. color and light played a big role in our new catalog, and we’re lighting up our stores as well! our display team just finished installing the in-store holiday displays and shared some of the images that inspired them…

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and here are the results! love the walls of lights…
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can’t wait to go see it in person!

fpjulia -Nov 09, 2009, 1:16PM
Hi Emily - these pics are from the King of Prussia, PA store :)
rocio -Nov 08, 2009, 9:42PM
Is gorgeous, especially the chandelier.

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it’s already time for the thursday poll again! last week’s topic was rings, and the most votes went to the emerald wings ring, with 33%. this week we’re starting to think about the upcoming holidays, and we want to know which party dress is on your wishlist…
the lace trimmed mini dress:

the moonlight tiers dress:

the rows of ruffles dress:
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the on the fringe lace dress:
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the leaf motif mini dress:
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or the royal velvet dress:
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vote, vote, vote!

joanie -Nov 05, 2009, 5:41PM
I am SO in love with the royal velvet dress in red plum. The moonlight tiers dress is a close second. They're all so cute!

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in need of halloween plans for the weekend? here are a few suggestions going on this weekend…
…in new york:
the 36th annual village halloween parade takes place on saturday from 7 to 11 pm on the avenue of the americas between spring and 21st streets. the annual parade is open to any costumed member of the public and features live bands, enormous puppets, dancers, visual artists and revelers from all walks of new york city life.
…in boston:
tonight check out a very halloween-ish lineup of bands, including a place to bury strangers, dead confederate and all the saints, playing at the middle east upstairs (472 mass ave in cambridge). show starts at 8pm, tickets $12.
…in chicago:
the monsters of folk are playing tonight at the auditorium theater (50 e. congress), at 7:30pm. or catch a screening of the rocky horror picture show, tonight and tomorrow night at midnight at the music box. the screening includes a pre-show dance party and costume contest.
…in los angeles:
on saturday night lacma will hold their popular annual halloween party, with this year’s theme inspired by the current exhibit heroes and and villains: the battle for good in india’s comics. the event includes extended hours, live music, djs spinning, complimentary cocktails and, of course, a costume contest (previous winners included an ostrich and centaur).
…and last but not least, in philly (in case you aren’t attending pearl jam or the world series…)
a bowling costume party! the 5th annual vampire and vixens halloween party at lucky strike (1338 chestnut st, center city). $10 in advance or $15 at the door and includes one free drink and entry in the costume contest. vip tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, and get you open bar from 9-12pm and exclusive access to the vip floor.
or, just head over to the infamous eastern state penitentiary on friday and saturday night with terror behind the walls, when the prison becomes a massive haunted house. the tour starts at 7pm and costs $30.
i’ve lived in philly my whole life and have never done this because i’ve heard it’s that scary.

photos from the village halloween parade, taken by joe marquez.

alyssa -Oct 30, 2009, 11:53PM
allie grant from weeds in free people! http://www.imdb.com/media/rm184518912/nm1872782

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