tunesday

it’s tunesday, so with the holiday coming up please enjoy this playlist of christmas-y tunes! some aren’t meant to be christmas songs but hey, that’s ok too.


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April -Dec 26, 2010, 10:33PM
perfection. free people always make the best playlists. i think you should check out joshua james. his music is amazing, he has some wonderful winter songs as well.
fionazhou201 -Dec 22, 2010, 3:20AM
I heard it three times, I am really enjoying it.

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something really cool from our store team!

in november we opened our 39th store in nashville, TN in the mall at green hills. we’ve begun to create stores that are as unique as our product and one of the aspects of this store that has us very excited is the art finish on the storefront.

we were inspired by the idea of hammered nail heads and patterns found in nature – based on fibonacci patterns like the golden spiral found in sunflowers.

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the geometric pattern was carefully created in graphic format and then printed full scale on the substrate. over 9,000 brass discs were then individually attached and sent out to be installed in the field. once the panels were installed an artist applied a rich layer of plaster and wax to finish the walls.

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the walls subtly glimmer and catch your eye from across the atrium. this finish took a lot of work and collaboration but we think it feels just right for our first nashville store! next time you are in nashville be sure to check it out!

so amazing…thanks for sharing store team :)

Tyne -Dec 30, 2010, 9:45AM
We are so excited to have you in Nashville!! The store is gorgeous.
Nicole -Dec 26, 2010, 1:16AM
I live in LA and recently visited my boyfriend in Nashville. I thought the crisp air and fresh layer of snow was the best part, until he took me to the mall and I spotted the new store. Absolutely fabulous and inspiring from LA to TN.

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time for the last part of our holiday gift guide… it’s cold here in philly but we can’t forget about the sandys out there in warm climates, or who are just beach girls at heart. i’m one of them :)

sandy spends her holiday at – where else? – the beach! she loves going in winter because its quiet and peaceful.  she can take a walk on the beach at sunrise and be completely alone with her thoughts, only the sound of crashing waves interrupting her. she lights candles, drinks tea and catches up on her reading, and at night she grabs a blanket and heads to the beach for a bonfire with friends.

sandy can never have too many bathing suits, and our new swim shop has some beauties – she’d love them all but the mantauk reversible bikini is like two in one! she’s always losing her shades at the beach so a new pair of sunglasses is a great stocking stuffer, and she always needs more surf wax. sandy lives in our beach line and the move west maxi dress is a piece she can layer with in winter or wear over her bikini as a beach cover up.  the sundial tee and cassidy hoodie are other great layering pieces she’ll love, and the croft felt hat will keep the sun out of her eyes! sandy’s a big fan of our bralettes, especially the bandeaus – sometimes she wears them as bikini topsstraw bags are her favorite for days at the beach and she can take the pendleton blanket along with her to bonfires.  she likes natural, rustic accessories so she’d love the studded yuma ring, foothills leather cuff or mayan medallion necklace. finally,  she’d love the wool and the gang knit-your-own-bag kit for rainy days when she can’t surf!

check out the gift guides for lou, candy, meadow and ginger too.

Woods -May 20, 2011, 1:43PM
I'm impressed! You've mnaaged the almost impossible.
Erin -Dec 22, 2010, 12:25AM
for a fp girl hiding out from winter in australia this is perfect, thanks for including

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tonight is not only the longest night of the year, but also for the first time since 1638 there will be a total lunar eclipse coinciding with the winter solstice! starting at about 1:15 a.m. (e.s.t.) the moon will start to darken as the earth’s shadow moves across it, with the deepest shadow occurring at approximately 3:15 a.m. (e.s.t.), when the moon will take on a reddish orange glow.  yeah, it’s the middle of the night, but this won’t occur on the winter solstice again until 2094!

images via weheartit.

fp julia -Dec 20, 2010, 4:37PM
@shannon- you're right! my bad, i mixed up the numbers :)
Shannon -Dec 20, 2010, 4:34PM
It's actually the first time since 1638! An amazing sight. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/12/101220-lunar-eclipse-tonight-winter-solstice-2010-total-december-science/

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i went to our sister store terrain for the first time this weekend, and i must say… it really lived up to my expectations.   i’ve heard so much about it, especially how lovely it is this time of year – with christmas trees, lights, a bonfire and more. but what really got me was the smell.  after browsing the outdoor stuff, we walked through a velvet curtain to check out the inside and were greeted with the aroma of what i can only describe as christmas.  fresh pine, logs burning on a fireplace, hints of cinnamon and spice…i want to bottle up that smell and keep it.

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check out the website here.

Anonymous -Dec 21, 2010, 11:51AM
I was just there last night! Terrain absolutely took my breath away. It's everything I love combined into one. Definitely a huge inspiration to how I hope to decorate my home. Love it- I WILL be visiting more often.
Taylor -Dec 20, 2010, 3:53PM
I need to take a visit~ :) & the cafe menu sounds really great!

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as promised, here is the holiday card for you to download! click on the image to go get the larger size from flickr. happy holidays!

jawbone icon thinker -Dec 21, 2010, 1:46PM
Merry Christmas! jawbone icon thinker
Lauren -Dec 20, 2010, 1:01PM
What a lovely gift! I like the deer sketch. Merry Christmas! - Lauren Ladaisi Blog

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*UPDATE 12/20*

congrats to our winners so far:

marissa from georgia, elena from new york, jill from washington & taryn from california!

just one more dress to go…

if you have already entered, you do not need to enter again. if not, you still have a chance to win – click on the link below to enter! good luck! xoxo

in the spirit of the holidays and giving, we’re doing ANOTHER giveaway!

a lot of you have been asking about the beautiful display dresses in our new holiday displays. well guess what? starting this week, you can enter by clicking right here and filling out the simple form for your chance to win one!

each week on friday, we will pick a winner. we have four dresses to give away and one mini display, which consists of two of the felt snowflake panels and two sheer glittery booti print panels – inspired by actual indian booti prints. we’ll pick the winner of the mini display this friday, and then each friday after that we’ll pick a winner who will receive one of the dresses.  the final winner will be announced monday december 27th, as we are not in the office friday december 24th.

you only need to enter the giveaway once, and each week a name will be selected at random from the entire list of entries.

PLEASE NOTE: the dresses are NOT meant to be worn. they are for display purposes only.

some of the dresses are embellished with pieces of glass and we would not want you to hurt yourselves :)

**finally, for those of you who do not win- you still have a chance to own one of the lovely dresses! they will be sold in our stores starting the day after christmas for $40 each, so stop by your local FP store to snap one up.**

good luck and happy holidays! xoxo

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Audrey -Apr 19, 2011, 5:35PM
I'm making the top right one in black and light blue for prom. =)
Laura -Jan 04, 2011, 9:24PM
We were able to buy one at the store and so excited for my daughter, we're going to tweek what we need to so she can wear it. Love Free People your all so creative.. thanks

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last weekend i made the trip out to longwood gardens for the first time in years… i can remember going there as a kid and not really appreciating the carefully manicured gardens that my parents would admire for hours.  but this year i went to see the “holiday magic” display and even though i’m not the type that gets really into christmas it was hard to not get into the spirit when surrounded by lush greens, the aroma of roses and lilies, fountains, twinkling lights and massive, dazzling christmas trees around every corner.

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alexandra -Jan 05, 2011, 12:04PM
I actually just visited this area yesterday! This was one of my favorite areas: http://www.alexandralasota.com/2011/01/longwood-christmas-display-daytime-view.html Beautiful place!
Sharron Clemons -Dec 21, 2010, 3:21PM
I HAVE A PLACE THAT I GO TO WITH MY FAMILY DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND IT LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE THE PLACE YOU WENT TO! I LOVE THE PICTURES! JUST BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRATIONAL

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if you’re in the D.C. area tomorrow afternoon, stop by our store at clarendon commons! singer/songwriter danni rosner will be at the store playing some tunes off both her albums, piano actress and on my way. that’s her in the above right photo, which i posted on the blog a little while back, rocking fp while shooting a video!

check out her website here.

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ginger’s favorite part of the holiday season are the parties! whether they’re family parties with her loved ones, work parties or wild parties in the city she loves getting dressed up in her holiday finest and dancing till her feet hurt.  christmas is an excuse for her to wear gold and silver sparkles, bright reds and pops of pink to her heart’s content!

spice up ginger’s christmas by giving her a shiny chainmail bag from our vintage loves collection or some dazzling earrings.  our snake armbands will bring out her coy side and she’d flip over our leopard mini taco coin pouch filled with a necklace or ring and some gold nail polish.  ginger’s already counting down the days till bikini season so get her started with the sophia top, which she can layer with other items if she can’t wait till summer to wear it. she’d love our body con easy rider dress or flirty little numbers like the one shoulder lace trim tunic.  finally, the perfect accessories for ginger are some sheer socks to wear with her little black dress to a holiday party, a feather fedora and aviators!

in case you missed them, check out our gift guides for lou, candy and meadow as well.

Stephanie -Dec 17, 2010, 11:44AM
There are some great accessories in that collage.

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i’m crazy about our collection of old west-inspired accessories.  the colors are so beautiful… i don’t know what it is about turquoise and coral but it always draws me in.  i love the idea of layering a whole bunch of these necklaces and bracelets. which is your favorite?

the sliding rock layering necklace by vanessa mooney:

the four corners bangles by sibilia:
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the isis breeze necklace by rejoice the hands:
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the fiesta bangles by vanessa mooney:
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the peoria necklace by archive:
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or the rocky canyon arm cuff by cleobella:
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and here are the results from last week’s lookbook poll – only 6 votes separated the top two looks but the winner was look 6! i’m a big fan of that one :)

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marie laure -Dec 23, 2010, 6:04AM
I love it!!!!

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a couple of readers saw my stocking DIY a couple of weeks ago and sent in photos of stockings that they created based on the tutorial! i had to share cause they’re really cute :)

left: jeannie’s “charm stocking” with feathers and pieces of her own handmade jewelry.

right: a shorter version, from courtney – love them ladies thanks for sending in photos!

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