I have been seeing vests everywhere the last few seasons, and I love it! We have come out with quite a few sweet little vests lately, and I’ve been just itching to get my hands on them!
Check out this cute Beaded Lace Vest! It also comes in lavender.
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 email@example.com!
One week from today, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is opening an exhibition of the Gee’s Bend Quilts! Gee’s Bend is a small, poor town in Alabama that has become widely-known for its quilting. The quilts of Gee’s Bend take a different angle on normal quilting techniques, and they are just amazing. If you are near Philadelphia you should definitely go look at these quilts (there are 74 of them!) before the exhibition ends in December. It’s $14 to get in to the museum, unless you go on Sunday, when it’s pay what you want all day!
Check out more pictures of the quilts here.
I am so excited to announce the Free People Fashion Illustration Contest!
Create an original Free People-inspired fashion illustration that includes at least one Free People item.
Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, artistic rendering, and appropriateness to the Free People aesthetic.
The winner will receive a surprise goody-box filled with all kinds of awesome things from all of us at Free People, including a signed print by illustrator (and FP designer) Kris Chau! A Few Guidelines
-Your illustration must be your own original design.
-Illustrations may be done in any two-dimensional medium.
-Illustrations should be no larger than 11×17 inches, or no larger than 6336×9792 pixels.
-Illustrations should include at least one Free People item.
-Entrants must be at least 13 years old and live in the United States of America.
-You may enter more than one illustration, but if you choose to do so, each illustration must be entered on its own, as a separate entry. To Enter:
Email us your entry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail us your entry at: Attn: Pruitt Shutt
Free People Fashion Illustration Contest
5000 South Broad Street Bldg. #15
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Be sure to include your name, age, address, telephone number, and email address with your entry!
All email entries must be received by October 3rd 2008.
All mail-in entries must be postmarked by October 3rd 2008, and received by October 9th 2008.
Do check out the official rules, and as always, please feel free to post any questions in the comments of this post, or email us at email@example.com!
For inspiration, check out NinkyBink’s illustration gallery, and below find a few of Kris Chau’s grogeous illustrations!
Note: The drawing on the banner at the top was also done by a FP designer, Sylvie, one of our Wovens designers!
We received this request via a comment, so I thought I’d share with all!
Designers are wanted for the Eco Exchange Fashion Show at GreenFest Philly
Sunday, September 7th 2008, 1PM
Eco-Fashion hits South Street with style and sustainability. We need designers using organic, alternative (hemp/bamboo/etc.) and reused/vintage materials. The festival draws 20,000 people and you’ll have the opportunity to showcase designs and promo on and off the runway.
Please contact liza ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate or check out GreenFest Philly for details (throw out the submission guidelines – we want you!)
Labor Day weekend is almost here! A time for cookouts and parades and camping and all sorts of other fun activities… It also brings to mind the old “rule” of dress: No white after Labor Day, until Memorial Day. I was chatting today with a couple of the girls on the knits team, and we had somewhat varying opinions on how much power this rule still holds. Some feel this rule has gone totally obsolete, for others, strict observance remains. As for myself, I’ll be wearing plenty of white shirts through winter, but you sure won’t catch me in any white pants or skirts!
I am so curious to find out what you guys think of this rule! Please share!
I’m sure you toss some cereal boxes in the recycling bin. And you’ve probably been stuck without a gift box for your friend’s birthday and especially around the holidays. Head over to instructables to learn how to make a gift box from a cereal box! My only advice would be to dress it up a little more than what they’ve done in the photos. Paint it, get pretty ribbons, glue on some sequins, make it pretty!
This morning I wandered into the Display Team’s room, and found them working on this sweet little project!
Turns out they are thinking of creating big rugs to hang on the walls in the stores. (Which would be awesome.)
So today they have been creating lots of little mini-rugs, to try out different techniques and see what looks best and allows for the most detail.
They are so cute! Next time I wander into that room, you can bet I’m going to be asking for rug-making lessons… ;)
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