You in NY?? Check out Williamsburg Fashion Weekend. Here’s some info from them:
“Williamsburg Fashion Weekend continues to show the work of designers that have their fingers on the hip and now, with a nod to the past and wide-open eyes on the future. In this, our third season, we’ve assembled a group of eight Brooklyn-based designers who make one-of-a-kind or small-run collections, with an emphasis on fair-trade, eco-friendliness, and artisan techniques that celebrate the handmade and the visionary.”
Check out the website for location info and links to some of the participating designers.
The Free People Fashion Illustration Contest comes to a close tomorrow!
All email entries must be received by 11:59pm tomorrow night, October 3rd, 2008. All regular mail entries must be postmarked by tomorrow as well!
Don’t miss your chance to win a Free People goody box, with all kinds of stuff including a signed print by illustrator Kris Chau! Click here for all the details!
The winner will be notified by October 13th, and announced by October 17th, 2008.
Have you seen our Sky Brights Long Sleeved Top?! It is so adorable! I love burn-out, and the prints and colors are so cute! Which color is your favorite?
Here’s the Natural.
Maybe you like Berry best?
Shown below is the shirt in Moss.
Which color do you like best?
Don’t forget our Free People Fashion Illustration Contest deadline is this Friday October 3rd! That means there are only 5 days left to send us your Free People inspired fashion illustration for a chance to win an awesome surprise box including a signed print from illustrator Kris Chau!
Click here for all the details!
Over the past few seasons, I have noticed belts moving from the high hip belts and being worn at varying heights and being styled in different ways!
Shown above is the Studded Crocodile Belt, worn at the natural waist.
Here we have our Embellished Side Stretch Belt in natural combo, worn in the classic style, through the belt loops at the high hip.
Shown above is the Studded Chasm Belt in black, worn over the shirt and hitting more toward the lower hip.
How do you like to wear your belts?
Don’t forget about our Free People Fashion Illustration Contest! Send us your Free People inspired fashion illustration for a chance to win a totally awesome surprise box with all kinds of goodies and trinkets, including a signed print by celebrated illustrator Kris Chau! For more details about entering, click here!
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.
Shown below is our Velveteen Lead Vest, which also comes in bronze.
We also have a really cute Drippy Silk Vest! I love it in the taupe too.
My question to you is, which vest do you like best?
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!
So, I’ve been noticing fringe popping up on lots of our latest accessories, and I’m liking it.
There are so many different ways to fringe it up!
Check out our Fringe Belt.
Here is a shot of our Fringe Moccasin Boots.
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.
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!