Thank you all so much for participating in the little hair clip and nail file giveaway!
It was so much fun to read everyone’s favorite current silhouettes!
And now for the winners, chosen at random:
Congratulations to Ariel!
My favorite silhouette is probably an empire waisted dress/tunic.
Congratulations to Angela T!
I’m loving tunics right now, as well as comfy tops with skinny pants. My favorite Free People item right now my crimson/purple velvet leggings. They are SO cool.
Congratulations to Kaleigh!
tunics with printed/colorful leggings or tights
Everyone else, don’t lose hope! We will be doing another giveaway very soon! Stay tuned, and thank you!

Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for our Valentine’s Day Craft Swap! Sign up here and read this for all of the details. Happy crafting!

Amanda -Jan 31, 2009, 6:51PM
Hi there! I signed up a while back and haven't gotten a person yet; when does that happen? Thank you!

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Valentine’s Day is closer than you think, and to get in the spirit, we have put together a little contest for you!
It’s my pleasure to announce Free People’s Best or Worst Date Ever Video Contest!
What was the worst date you have ever had? How about the best? Tell us about it for a chance to win a Free People Valentine Goody Box, including some cute Free People intimates wear and many other treats!
Make a little video in which you tell us about the best or worst date you ever had. What was so awful or so great about it? Why was it your worst or best date ever?
To get your wheels turning, we made a little video of our own worst and best dates! Check it out above, it’s really cute!
A few requirements for entries:
-You must be 18 or older to enter, and you must be a United States resident.
-Only one entry per person.
-Videos must be 3 minutes or less.
-Videos should not have music in them. Unless you are singing unaccompanied. ;)
-Please do not mention the real name or nickname of your date. Don’t show pictures of your date either!
-No offensive, lewd language or stories please! Keep it classy.
-Only you should appear in the video.
-Videos emailed to us as attachments must be in .mov or .avi format, and be no larger than 10MB.
Videos will be judged based on their relevance to the question at hand and their creativity in telling the story, at 40% each. They will also be judged a tiny little bit on humor and production quality, at 10% each.
The video with the highest score wins you a Free People Valentine Goody Box, worth approximately 100$! Who needs a good valentine when you have your FP goody box?!
How to submit:
There are three ways to enter your video in the contest:
1- Upload your finished video to YouTube or Vimeo and email a link to your video to freepeoplecontest@gmail.com.
2- Email your video as an attachment to freepeoplecontest@gmail.com. All videos emailed as attachments must be in .mov or .avi format, and must be no larger than 10MB.
3- Send a DVD of your video to:
Pruitt Shutt
5000 S. Broad Street Bldg. #15
Philadelphia, PA 19112
All entries, regardless of method of entry, must include your name, address, phone number, email address, age and whether your date is a “best” one or a “worst” one!
The contest ends on February 2nd, 2009! That means we must receive all online entries by 11:59pm on February 2nd, and all mail-in entries must be mailed by February 2nd as well! Mail-in entries must be received by February 11th.
We will announce the winner on Valentine’s Day!
Before you enter, make sure to also read the Official Rules, since when you enter you agree to be bound by them!
And if you’re not in the mood to compete for a prize, stay tuned as we will be starting our Valentine’s Day Craft Swap! Hooray! And good luck!

Hooray! This time on DogTALK, learn to make dog-friendly brownies with Jasmine, Kevin, and of course Brownie! Yummy! You and your doggies are sure to enjoy these delicious treats and this fun DogTALK!

Be sure to tune in next time!

Caitlin -Jan 24, 2009, 8:56PM
Definitely going to try this! I would loooove if you guys would come out with a doggie line! Cute little collars and leashes! The stuff you find in the pet stores are just so cheesy : /
tristan -Jan 22, 2009, 8:02PM
this is hysterical!!

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It’s time again for our Thursday Poll! Last week, I wondered which color of our Solid Pullover Poncho you liked the most. Coral and Bark were very close, with votes of 108 and 104, respectively. However, they were the winners by far, with Midnight getting 83 votes, and Grey Heather only 52! Bright colors ruled the day!
Lately, I’ve noticed harem pants starting to come into style. We recently came out with a few different pairs ourselves, and this week I wondered which ones you preferred!
First, have a look at our Linen Harem Pants.

Next are the We The Free Crinkle Jersey Harem Pants.

Shown below are the Pocket Harem Pants.
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Finally, check out our Cropped Harem Pants shown here in Slate.
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So which pair do you guys find most appealing?

-Jun 20, 2013, 4:05PM
I wouldn't wear them on a regular basis, but are great for performance stuff like flow arts
-Jan 24, 2009, 8:52PM
gross!

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…and you were interested, I thought I would post these pictures of First Lady Obama in the ensemble she chose for the inauguration yesterday. There was much discussion about who would be the lucky designer of the outfit she would wear, and the lucky designer ended up being Isabel Toledo!
I like the material she used, and the color too! The body and shape are a little old fashioned for me, but I do think she looked very appropriately dressed for the occasion! And the coat was to die for!
The girls were wearing J. Crew.
So what did you guys think?
The first picture is a Getty Image, the other two are from AP.

-Jan 22, 2009, 9:27PM
What was she thinking!?!
Julianna -Jan 21, 2009, 3:06PM
Michelle is wearing matching green gloves as well. She's so beautiful. I can't wait for 4 years of Michelle Obama fashion! Also the youngest daughter was so cute when she hopped up on the platform when Obama was getting ready to be signed in!

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We had lots of requests for a Valentine Swap, so here it is! Sign up, I’ll match you with a partner, you make your partner a Valentine gift, they make you one, and you both have a happy Valentine’s Day.
Sign up here.
Sign up is open for one week only, so spread the news to fellow crafty friends so we can get as many people involved in the week. Get your creative juices flowing and I’ll send you your partner’s info next week, and of course the craft will be “due” on (around) February 14th.
Here are some past Vday swap flickr groups for some ideas. Here and here.

Jen Parker -Feb 04, 2011, 1:38AM
My son and I just made some great cards with his photo and candy. I love DIY projects that mean more because you make them yourself. http://jenparkerphotography.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/i-heart-valentines-day-still/
fpgirl -Feb 13, 2009, 10:10AM
Hi Lauren. Yes! there is a flickr group. Here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fpvalentine09

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Today the United States inaugurates it’s first African-American president! Everyone here at the home office will be able watch on a big projector in Building 543. It’s very exciting!
The little video above is of an amazing model at Legoland in California. It’s an all lego miniature of the inauguration! For being a miniature, it’s pretty large, and real impressive! It even has a mini presidential motorcade!

Don’t forget about our FP Style Event, which is going on right now!
We’ve been collecting your pictures of you and your friends wearing Free People and putting them in a set on our Flickr account! We love seeing how you wear your Free People!
Below, check out just a few of the super cute pictures we’ve gotten so far! To see the whole set, go to our Flickr account!
And don’t forget to send us pictures of you in your Free People, with your name and hometown, to blog.freepeople@gmail.com!

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MLK

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day everyone! It’s a good day for reflection and for love.

fpgirl -Jan 20, 2009, 9:54AM
YES we are doing the Valentines Swap! :) We will post all of the info by the end of the week so check back soon.
Liz -Jan 19, 2009, 5:49PM
I want to read Martin Luther King's autobiography soon! He was such an incredible person. and yes, i was also wondering.. will there be a valentine's day swap??

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We love to hear from you!
Don’t forget that there are many ways to keep in contact with your pals at Free People!
Be our MySpace friend!
Let’s be Facebook friends too!
You can also follow us on Twitter!
You can watch all of our videos on our YouTube channel! You can add us as a YouTube contact too!
Check out all our photo uploads and add us as your friend on Flickr!
And of course, you can email us any time at blog.freepeople@gmail.com!
The awesome picture of punky letters above was found at Ryan’s Sketchez!

David McGinnis -Mar 09, 2013, 12:59PM
Don't forget about Google Plus our new social site. Mingle with 2+ million people. Post interests stay up on subjects that concern you and join Free Peoples Blog while you visit. David McGinnis

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It’s poll time! Last week, I asked which slip you liked best out of three of our newer styles, and the answers came out very even, with the Tie Dye Ruffles Slip coming in first by only about 20 votes!
This week, I wanted to ask you about this really cool poncho we just came out with, the Solid Pullover Poncho. I tried one on yesterday, and I just love it! It’s about the comfiest thing ever, and it looks really cute on! As usual, I’m stuck on the colors though.
First, check out the poncho in Coral below.

Next, here it is in Grey Heather.

Below, find the poncho in Midnight.
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Finally, here’s the poncho in Bark.
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What do you guys think? Which color would you get?

fpgirl -Jan 15, 2009, 4:58PM
I voted for the coral because I love the way the color came out and I think it is the most striking. I would say it is my favorite even though I would probably buy the grey or midnight.
KK -Jan 15, 2009, 4:49PM
I think it's kind of interesting that at this point the two favorites are Coral and Bark considereing Grey Heather and Midnight are neutral and would be the most flattering on a variety of skin tones

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