You might remember when I mentioned the Gee’s Bend quilts a while back. They are completely exquisite, and use really unique techniques and styles – all in all, totally inspiring! They are currently being exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and I just wanted to give everyone who is in the area a reminder! This is a really great chance to see 74 of these amazing and historical quilts before they go home on December 14th. Go on a Sunday to pay whatever you like instead of the normal $14 museum entrance fee. (I’m going this Sunday!) Check out the museum’s page for some cool background information about the quilts, and for tons of pictures of them go here.
Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a fun way to celebrate and have a big hurrah before winter arrives!
Here at the home office, we are happily enjoying a number of festivities, including an adorable doggy costume parade thrown by our sister brand, Anthropologie! I went over and had a look, and there were so many cute little costumes! I snapped a few pictures; check them out!
Here comes the parade, led by a cute lobster and a football star!
A cute little bat!
Detective Pug is looking for clues…
Meanwhile Hula Dancer Pug gets ready to dance!
Here we have a great big bumble bee!
…And a little tiny bumble bee!
Last but not least, my personal favorite doggy costume, the Phillies Phanatic! So cute!
Spookshows.com just added a collection of vintage poison labels to their collection of Halloween images. You can download a zip file with high quality images and can do with them what you wish. The site suggests cutting them out and putting them on cocktail glasses for your Halloween party!
Did you know there was one? Check out this info about Anoka, the Halloween capital!
“Anoka, Minnesota is believed to be the first city in the United States to put on a Halloween celebration to divert its youngsters from Halloween pranks. When Anokans awoke to find their cows roaming Main Street, their windows soaped and their outhouses tipped over, they decided something had to be done.”
“Anoka has always worked to keep a family spirit alive in its Halloween festivities. Activities have included pillow fights, a kangaroo court, fireworks displays, royalty coronations, concerts, dances, window painting contests, house decorating contests, celebrity appearances, costume contests, style shows, story-telling, races and, in the 1960s, a snake dance that took long lines of participants in and out of area businesses and homes.”
Sounds like fun! Check out the site for more history and some cute old photos.
The other day I spotted a little cardigan I hadn’t seen yet on our website, and I think I’m in love! Check out the Colonel Sparkle Cardigan and all the colors it comes in below!
Above, the cardigan is shown in Olive Heather.
Here is the cardigan in Charcoal.
Finally, the cardigan in Blue Heather.
I just love this sweater! I think it is so cute! Which color do you like it in best?
As many of you may already know, the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team has gone to the World Series! They have now won four games, and need only one more win to be the World Series champions! Tonight, they play at home here in Philadelphia, and tonight could be the night! Excitement is at a fever pitch, and everyone around the home office has been showing off their Phillies spirit! They all look really cute too!
Yes, that is her ticket to the game tonight! She is one lucky girl!
Go Phightin’ Phils!
As you might have noticed, we are really getting in the mood for the Halloween Season here at Free People! It’s so much fun!
We went around the home office and asked people to tell us about their most memorable Halloweens. There were so many cute and hilarious stories – have a look at our video and see for yourself!
Don’t forget to check out our latest B15 Threads as well! Luren from our Visual Display Team shows us how to make the cutest tutus!
Halloween in Philadelphia always brings talk of the Eastern State Penitentiary, a creepy old historical prison where they do a haunted house every year.
Right now you can also view an exhibit called Ghost Cats by Linda Brenner. The work consists of a series of white cat sculptures, representing the colony of cats that lived on the prison grounds until the closing in 1971.
The photos are by Freddy Sarabia on JPG