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space 15 twenty is turning one! and they’re having not one, but two parties to celebrate – plus, the we the free store located at space 15 twenty (in l.a.) is doing raffles, discounts and prize giveaways to mark the special occasion!

the first party is this saturday, and is a day-long celebration open to the public, where there will be a donation bake sale, face and nail painting, dj sets (including one by eastside girl dez, a wtf employee) AND a live performance by the band girls (who our girls on film on music wrote about yesterday)!! not to mention, 20% off all full-priced merchandise at we the free, which you can take away in special one year anniversary totes!

the second party starts at 7pm and will feature a dj set by ana calderon, a live performance by dawes, and food and drinks…rsvp required for the nighttime party at rsvp@space15twenty.com.

sounds like fun, i wish i could go!

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holiday season is in full swing here at the navy yard…i went over to building 543, where our cafeteria is located, and found some people decorating gingerbread cookies…

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543 is getting all decked out for the holidays…the decorations look lovely…

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-Dec 10, 2009, 8:00PM
now this is just awesome :D ive been in such a holiday spirit, i just found a great xmas wallpaper for my computer and it made me so happy! its so cute >.< (incase someone else wants it, you can dl it here: http://www.freexmaswallpaper.tk/ ) its free :)

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if you’re looking for something to do in philly tonight, head on over to fishtown, where they’re having a holiday walk this evening from 6-9pm!  over 25 local businesses are participating and they’ve all got specials going on…there will be live music, art exhibits, food and drink, holiday shopping specials and more.  a couple of things that sound particularly cool are a craft fair at the rocket cat cafe (2001 frankford) and a new vintage boutique called two percent to glory (1817 frankford) that is opening up this evening, prior to their grand opening.

here’s a list of participating businesses:

for more info, click here.

kirsten -Dec 05, 2009, 2:00AM
i stayed in philly for some time, and i fell in love with the city, primarily fishtown and kensington. there's an amazing ministry on poplar street, called trevor's place, where some of the most wonderful children i have ever met live. if you've never been, i suggest your staff get involved there, these children will tug on your heartstrings and change your life.
Nathan -Dec 04, 2009, 4:31PM
Not listed on the Holiday Walk (but participating), is the grand opening of the new Part Time Studios! Be sure to check out their open house and gallery. It's north of Rocket Cat on Frankford. http://parttimestudios.com/

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good morning! ready for this week’s poll? last week we asked about coin purses and pouches, and it was very close but the denim and chain pouch just beat out the pretty in beads coin purse by a mere 5 votes!

we have all different kinds of touched converse right now so this week i want to know which pair of converse you all like best…

applique converse:

covered in lace converse:

distressed overdyed converse (which come in hi and low tops):

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gemmed converse:

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hand embroidered converse:

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distressed overdye metallic converse:

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hand drawn floral converse:

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pyramid stud converse:

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shredded converse:

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another holiday download for you! click on the image to go to our flickr page and download this cute wallpaper for your desktop, done by our incredibly talented designer kris chau :)

i saw this diy idea on the site nice package and i thought it was so cool i had to try it myself – they’re vintage photo gift tags that are super easy to make and a great way to take a plain-looking present and turn it into something special. if you like to wrap gifts in recycled newspaper or paper bags (as i do) i think these would be a really cool addition to dress it up.

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get some metal gift tag rings at an arts & crafts store…i got them at a.c. moore, and they came with those little stencils on the right that make it easy when it comes to cutting out the pictures.

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i used some cool images i found in magazines, and i glued some cardstock on the back to make them sturdier.

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all that’s left to do is punch a hole in each one and string through twine or a thin ribbon. i like this natural hemp cord…

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…and you’ve taken a plain looking gift and given it a personalized touch :)

you can also find all the supplies to make your own vintage gift tags at nice package’s shop. click on the image below for their downloadable pdf of gift tag images.

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world aids day

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ice ice baby

philly’s own outdoor olympic-sized skating rink, the blue cross riverrink, reopens today for three months of ice skating enjoyment! located at penn’s landing (where market st. meets columbus blvd.) the ice rink is right on the delaware river and has beautiful views of the ben franklin bridge and philly skyline. plus, if you go on friday or saturday nights between 8:30pm and 1:00am, there’s a live dj and/or karaoke.
even if you’re not great at ice skating, it’s a ton of fun to try and a great workout as well :)

Shelby -Dec 08, 2009, 1:54PM
so so so fun. i love the river rink!

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no, it isn’t thursday. but did you really think we’d miss the weekly poll?
last week i asked which holiday outfit you loved the most and the winner was pretty clear…the vast majority of the votes went to the cabin fever look (which was also my favorite – i just ordered the faux fur earflap hat…i can’t wait to get it)!
this week i was looking at all of the cute, colorful coin purses and pouches we have…they’d be such a great gift for friends and family! which one do you like best?
the lace applique coin purse:

the gretel embroidered pouch:

the pretty in beads coin purse:
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the morocco embroidered pouch:
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the casablanca embroidered pouch:
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or the denim and chain pouch:
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fpjulia -Dec 01, 2009, 3:07PM
hi lara- i am looking into it, i'll let you know!
Lara -Nov 27, 2009, 5:05PM
i would definetly want the pretty in beads coin purse. Im just curious FreePeople, where do you make, manufacture or buy these beauties? on the details section says imported, peru maybe?.. best wishes xoxo

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sooooo…i’m well aware of the holiday rush. it’s pretty hard to ignore. i’ve already started scanning the web in hopes of sparking a creative idea for gifts to family and friends… which is why i wanted to make myself and the free people home office at your disposal this year for all sorts of tips, suggestions, and advice during the holidays. i’ll be using twitter to post cool holiday gift ideas, recipes, fashion advice, and general inspiration to make this holiday unique.
come find me here…and get started by downloading our 2009 holiday card! click on the image above to go to our flickr page where you can download the card.
happy holidays!

gi -Nov 29, 2009, 9:23PM
i love kris chau!! thanks for reminding me to gift some artist prints this season

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this is from a few years ago but it’s pretty funny/interesting…
apparently, the person responsible for photocopying for a penn psychology 101 class took the liberty of adding the instructions “draw a turkey” to the last page, and the results were scanned and posted on flickr.
here are some of my favorites:

and here are some numbers from the results:
9 hungry folks drew a cooked butterball turkey
5 had their turkey saying “eat me!” … but 6 had the turkey protest “don’t eat me!”
17 turkeys were gobble, gobble-ing
21 wished a happy thanksgiving
8 wore a hat
6 found themselves with a few more legs than you might expect
108 were “left handed” … 72 were “right handed” … although I counted freehand-drawn hands too, and wasn’t very exact about how I chose some of the blobbier ones.
click here to see them all.
hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday :)

one of our visual display artists shared these photos from india that are inspiring our spring and summer store displays (which they are already working on!) …aren’t they cool? and if you’re wondering what that car is all about, stay tuned for another post momentarily that will explain :)

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fpjulia -Dec 01, 2009, 3:50PM
hi tina- yes, it is the fp one chiffon dress that we had in stores over the summer. wholesale actually did a new version that is available in stores and online now :)
tina Thorndycraft -Nov 29, 2009, 2:05AM
I love the blue shawl wrap she is wearing. Is this piece from the FP line?

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