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our houston store opens today! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello :) here’s a little peek at the store…

they have gorgeous carved wooden doors like the ones we had in our old building!

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the lovely ladies of fp houston

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check them out on facebook here. i’ll post more pics of the store soon!

heatherzhy -Feb 03, 2011, 3:30PM
When's St. Louis's turn? St. Louis is totally qualified!
-Jan 28, 2011, 8:08PM
open a free people in center city philadelphia!!!

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we have another new lookbook up online! “la boheme” is a gorgeous mix of airy fabrics, soft colors, crochet, animal and floral prints. it’s romantic and sweet and i could easily see these outfits floating down the streets of paris. which one is your favorite?

look one:

look two:
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look three:
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look four:
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look five:
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look six:
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look seven:
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(click on each image to go to our website and see all items in the outfit)

here are you results from last week’s poll!
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apparel/ clothing/ T-shirts or jerseys -Jan 28, 2011, 4:33AM
They all look fabulous, what type of cloth are they made of?
Molly -Jan 27, 2011, 8:28PM
Definitely 3. Love the hat and the little bit of lace on the dress.

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one of our designers celebrated a birthday yesterday and how lovely is this spread some of our fp grils put together for her? fresh fruit, yogurt with honey, oats, cute cookies, cake and flowers…perfect! (raspberries…mmmmmm…my fave).

Eva -Jan 27, 2011, 8:37PM
Yummy! And what an awesome birthday! It looks as though working for FP is an absolute blast!
Tiffany -Jan 27, 2011, 2:14PM
everything looks so yummy XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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winter strikes again… a little over a foot fell in the city and i went for a little walk this morning and took some photos before beginning the trek down to the navy yard.  i actually love the brief period of time after a large snowfall when everything is blanketed in white and the snow muffles the usual sounds of the city, creating a peaceful lull.  people even seem to say hi on the street more often, offering a warm smile of commiseration for others out shoveling or trudging through snow up to their knees.

but don’t get me wrong, i am more than ready for spring! enough of this nonsense :)

Monica -Jan 29, 2011, 4:34PM
Beautiful photos and a beautifully worded discription of the bliss that snow can bring to a city. Makes me miss my days in New York City! ...but you can't beat the California sun... try and stay warm!
Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Jan 27, 2011, 8:38PM
Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing. That snow covered Vespa made me happy and sad all in one.

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have you guys checked out our january lookbook, featuring french blogger miss pandora? i love it – it doesn’t hurt to have the beautiful city of paris as the backdrop :) which look do you guys love most?

look one:

look two:

look three:
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look four:
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look five:
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look six:
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(click on the images to see details on each outfit)

now vote!

Izzy -Jan 24, 2011, 10:45PM
I absolutely love free people. Your clothes are amazing, I love the vintage style. Sadly, It is so darn expensive. But I go into your store and get great ideas about clothing, and splurge on one product, and go buy cheaper versions of your products at others stores!
Gianna -Jan 20, 2011, 1:37PM
ah! one of the hardest polls yet!

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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!

image source.

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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so beautiful! source.

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:
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the sunburst maxi dress:
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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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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:
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the esmerelda one piece:
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the mantauk reversible bikini:
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or the vacancy bustier bikini:
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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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