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i’m heading to new york tomorrow for our april catalog shoot and i am beyond excited – the photographer will again be the amazing guy aroch and the model is sasha pivovarova! we may have a few other tricks up our sleeves as well…;)

i will check in from time to time and maybe give you a little sneak peek so stay tuned…

see you next week!

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fp julia -Jan 24, 2011, 10:23AM
the feb book was shot in cali! its beautiful, we'll have a sneak peek coming soon!
sammy -Jan 21, 2011, 1:54PM
i love sasha! and i'm going to be in nyc next week!!! can't wait to see it :)

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“our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. they must be woven together.”

- anais nin

happy martin luther king day.

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anonymous -Jan 31, 2011, 7:44PM
Woops, I guess I could say who I am leslie, however, that wouldn't be as fun. :D
leslie -Jan 30, 2011, 2:27AM
^awkward comment that looks like i posted it. thanks for the promo though anon. and also thanks for posting my photo on the blog :)

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one of our facebook fans posted a link to this gorgeous bohemian and french inspired wedding and i wanted to share some of the photos! i’ve never been the type of girl that’s into weddings or has any desire to have one (unless it involves bare feet, the beach and tribal tattoos) but i will say i find weddings to be beautiful and am always inspired by the tiny little details that people incorporate.  for instance, i love the little french touches in this wedding!

the bride, an artist, painted the image for the wedding invites and had them printed as fine art prints, with the details on the back, so that people could keep and frame them if they wanted to.

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they set up an antique french dresser with a stack of vintage postcards that people could write notes on and leave in a drawer for the couple.

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there was a coffee bar at the reception, and tea boxes were used as centerpieces for the tables.

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dried flowers and lavender were used as well for centerpieces, inspired by french country homes.

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tahni -Feb 05, 2011, 10:53PM
okay, i have to say i'm really excited right now to see my wedding on this blog! i absolutely love free people and am honored that all my hard work and design is even a little bit admired by free people and those who follow. thank you :) and thanks everyone else for your sweet words.
Mariamma C. -Jan 24, 2011, 4:01AM
This is the most charming set of pictures! I want a wedding like this too!

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our january catalog has some gorgeous new items from our fp-1 line – a couple of my favorites in the book, actually.  which one of these fp-1 beauties do you guys love most?

the around town shirt dress:

the wisteria and lattice dress:

the floral fields wideleg pant:
floral fields wideleg pant

the sunburst maxi dress:
sunburst maxi

or the spot swirl maxi skirt:
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and here are your results from last week!
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fp julia -Jan 14, 2011, 12:38PM
jasmin - those are my fave too! tracy - don't be silly ;)
jasmin -Jan 14, 2011, 3:26AM
sad, according to the poll i'm one of the few IN LOVE with the floral fields wide leg pants! I'm obsessed, i got the previous version - but i really like these better and am DEF going to get them as soon as they hit our store! xx, Jasmin FP Hollywood fragmentsoftimefashion.blogspot.com

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from the moment i set foot in the streets of paris and gazed around, wide-eyed, at the most beautiful architecture and scenery i had ever seen, i made a silent promise to myself that i would one day live there.  growing up, i was very lucky to have the opportunity to spend a lot of time in paris as my dad taught a course at a university there in the summer – we would fly out towards the end and spend time in paris before driving south to spend a couple of weeks in a house we rented from a friend in provence.

nothing ever captured my imagination quite like paris… i wanted to soak it all in. i learned about the architecture, the art, learned my way around its winding streets, and eventually learned the language.  it’s a fascinating city and culture and i know that i will find myself back there one day, living in my little apartment in montmartre …the shutters open so i can listen to the sounds on the street as i paint, read and write to my heart’s content.

should you find yourself in paris, or if you want to get more familiar with the city, we’ve put together a free people guide to paris that you can download from our flickr page!  these are our favorite places to stay, eat, shop and hang out while in the city of lights. hope you enjoy!

view large sizes and download the guide at our flickr page.

all photos in the guide were taken by thomas northcut while our team was in paris shooting our catalog, with the exception of the following:
page 11, page 12 (marche aux fleurs photo), page 13, page 15, page 16 (park photo and cemetery photo), page 17, page 19, page 20 (hotel apostrophe photo), page 23 (top and bottom left photos), page 24 – all of which were found via google image search.

oh and stay tuned for an insider look at paris from gauthier, the male model in our january catalog, and michelle, a model we love who spends a lot of time in paris!

vintage clothing store -Jan 12, 2011, 1:32AM
I like all photos. So beautiful!Thank you !
Paige -Jan 12, 2011, 1:30AM
random fact: just discovered the free flickr page and now am now officially obsessed :)

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some of our arizona fp girls were featured on azcentral.com for their awesome style! check it out:

left: brianna from tempe AZ, wearing the off the shoulder tunic pullover. personal style? girly and bohemian. must-have beauty product? nars blush.

right: zoe from scottsdale, AZ, wearing the floral cozy vintage coat. personal style? flats, florals, skinnies. must-have beauty product? mac “ruby woo” lipstick.

left: michaela from tempe, AZ. personal style? urban meets contemporary. must-have beauty product? mac foundation.

right: colby from gilbert, AZ, wearing the windows of lace top. personal style? vintage inspired. must-have beauty product? philosophy hope in a jar.

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pretty paper lanterns that went up in our stores in the interim between holiday and spring display. these pics are from our dallas store.

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how adorable is this little girl modeling her wee people dress and boots? a little fashion blogger in the making!

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and last but not least…

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cute kitty in a pile of fp bags, from our bellevue store :)

klang -Jan 31, 2011, 1:35PM
these are sooo cool. does anyone know what shirt that is with the paper lanterns? i really like it. also, what happens to all of the displays once they are no longer in use?
dragon fruit -Jan 07, 2011, 5:29PM
i love the FP arizona store these girls are all so sweet and of course, stylin' always! xo

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i am sooooo ready for spring and summer… it doesn’t help that we have the most amazing selection of bathing suits in our swim shop! which of these swim styles is your favorite?

the solid sophia top/senorita bottoms:

the lattice bikini:
lattice bikini

the esmerelda one piece:
esmerelda

the mantauk reversible bikini:
mantauk reversible

or the vacancy bustier bikini:
vacancy bustier

Sarah -Jan 08, 2011, 5:57AM
I'll have them all... THANK YOU!!! :)
Samantha -Jan 07, 2011, 5:09PM
TAVIK ALL THE WAY!!!!!

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we’ve got two new stores coming your way! they will both open in mid march and we are looking for managers and assistant managers.  click on the images for more info and to apply!

Scarlett -Jan 08, 2011, 4:12AM
There needs to be a free people store in Santa Cruz
Handcrafted Silver Jewelry -Jan 06, 2011, 8:50PM
Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say fantastic blog!

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i am so inspired by this story and artwork sent in from reader keely, from savannah, georgia.  a college student who paints on the side, she was inspired by one of our summer display bikes to create jewelry out of wood, hemp, floss thread, scrapbook paper, fabric and free people catalogs!

it was this bike – specifically the wheels – that sparked her inspiration:

and here’s a look at the jewelry she created:

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here are some of her paintings, which she creates using mixed media such as fabric, paper, glitter and acrylic paint.  i love how colorful and cheerful they are:

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Tee pee-N-feathers

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finally, i had to share this photo of her christmas tree, decorated with all DIY ornaments!

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now that’s a free people tree if i ever saw one :)

check out more of her work here. thanks so much for sharing, keely!

moviemaker -Jan 27, 2011, 10:04PM
They are really beautiful pictures, now my country's spring festival is coming, later, I will share some good pictures with you.
mariana -Jan 07, 2011, 7:01PM
i paint too! and my tecnique is similar i would like to share :)

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our graphic designers have made a new downloadable/printable calendar for 2011!

i can’t stop looking at it, they did such a beautiful job and have captured the mood of each month perfectly.

click here to go to our flickr page and download the large size – they made two versions, one for regular screens and one for wide screens :) enjoy and happy new year!

Rebekah -Jan 31, 2011, 5:57PM
I need the February 2011 image. Tomorrow is the first! I love them! Don't let me down.
La Lingerie -Jan 05, 2011, 8:38AM
Nice Blog.!! This is my first time to visit your blog and I would say you share nice information.You definitely do research and write very well.

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the new year sunrise carries corals, taupes, pinks through the sky…

love this pretty artwork our graphic designers made! click on the image to download the large size in flickr. happy 2011!

sharah -Feb 11, 2011, 7:17PM
i am obsessed with this post. beautiful. and i love how its named by a national quote. <3
Song Anh -Jan 02, 2011, 6:48PM
This is such a creative look for your site! I'm a watercolor fanatic and seeing how it can be incorporated to a layout is really neat! What a creative team you all are!

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happy new year!

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Jordan Tiberio -Jan 25, 2011, 9:51PM
I have gotten so many views on my flickr ever since you guys posted my firework photograph! :) Haha, thank you!
Gianna -Jan 03, 2011, 1:28AM
If anyone knows where to get some crystals like that PLEASE fill me in. I would love to have a bowl of those!

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