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the first music festival of the season has come to a close… from what our fpgirls tell me, it’s a five day marathon of hitting as many possible shows as you can and going on very little sleep – but the opportunity to see so many amazing acts, many of them up-and-coming, makes it all worth it.

our free people store in austin had an event on friday featuring bands the boo who’s, jrl and the second grace, along with treats from hey cupcake! and giveaways for customers. luckily they had a camera on hand to capture all the fun!

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how adorable is this little girl in the last pic? our youngest fp fan :)

did any of you attend sxsw? what was your favorite moment?

Rebecca -Mar 23, 2010, 1:44PM
Awesome pictures! It was such a fun event. PS. We're actually called The Boo Who's, not The Boo's Who

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spotted at sxsw…this is clementine, rocking our side by side dress!

i love how she’s wearing it with minimal accessories and boots…it also looks really cute with sandals and your wrists loaded up with bangles!

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any portland readers out there? on the third thursday of each month, northwest 23rd street, where our store is located, has a day of special events and discounts. celebrate the start of spring and stop by our store today for special treats, and a music mix with purchases over $50!

i’ve always wanted to visit portland and these photos are making me want to even more…that street looks so pretty.

for more info click here.

jay -Mar 19, 2010, 2:14AM
I live in portland and was so excited when this freepeople store was placed on 23rd. What a perfect location for a free people girl to shop. I will definitely be checking this out on third thursday!

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well sxsw is officially underway in austin… our fp girls are there and told me they’re excited about the urban outfitters shows starting today – they’re going to be pretty killer this year!  a ton of great bands will play at urban’s backlot throughout the festival – including local natives, who i wrote about yesterday, and this band, the golden filter:

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i think these photos are amazing – taken by our fpgirl at last year’s sxsw.

lots more info on the urban shows here.

dafne -Mar 26, 2010, 8:23PM
I was at this show last year during sxsw and they were hands down the best band at this party. Not only did she sing beautifully she look phenomenal. The Golden Filter is definitely a good band to catch.

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i’ve really been loving the photos our fans have been posting on our facebook page! you guys are so beautiful…thanks for sharing your pics :)

Jean -Mar 15, 2010, 4:41PM
Thank you *so* much for posting my pic! I ♥♥ my FP peacock romper so hard. xox!
bianca -Mar 15, 2010, 4:30PM
I love the yellow dress in the bottom right! I want it! How can I find it, because I've been looking for it and can't find it anywhere?!

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art wall

a couple of weeks ago i got an email from a reader named katie, who wanted to tell me about a website she started called art wall. i wanted to share this cool site and a brief interview with you…

a lover of art with a background in display and visual merchandising, katie always felt that there was something missing from the experience of shopping for art online: the “wow” factor that inspired display can add to the equation. with art wall she saw an opportunity to bring the two together. read on for a brief interview with katie about the website.

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what inspired you to create art wall online?

if i think back it was really out of a desire to showcase special picks and finds for a fan-based site i run: savegocco.com.  i wanted a way to feature and highlight my picks:  enter the “studio” room.  it was going to stop there as just a page in the save gocco domain, but then i thought: why not make a whole website with pages dedicated to different rooms in a house?  i have a total crush on art walls, i find them fascinating and think it takes a special skill to create them in a way that looks interesting. i’ve studied them in magazines for years so it was only natural that i used that type of display to highlight multiple pieces of art that worked together…i used my own home as inspiration.

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the website features different rooms- an entryway, dining room, master bedroom, etc. – each with a selection of artwork displayed on the walls. viewers can click on the artwork to see an image of the piece, and information about the artist.

i read on your blog that february’s master bedroom had a “love” theme – do all the rooms have themes?
all the rooms have a very subtle theme in the sense that each one has at least one piece that relates to the room.  read: a key lino print in the entryway, the gocco prints in the studio, a sultry portrait in the bedroom.  i don’t love themes for rooms in general but i do appreciate that different pieces may work better in specific rooms.

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i love all the artists you feature on art wall – do you select who you’re going to feature, or do people submit their work to you?

the displayed pieces are a mix of artists who have submitted their work to me and artists i’ve invited to display.  i want the site to continue to have a specific look and feel so i think it’s important for me to keep scouring the indie marketplaces for that look.

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check out art wall here, and also check out the art wall blog, its full of inspiration! thanks katie!!

amy -Mar 17, 2010, 12:46AM
very much enjoyed this feature! katie you have a wonderful way of picking out great pieces to feature on your blog and the art wall concept is wonderful - i'm a big fan. happy to learn more about katie here.
Katie Stephenson -Mar 17, 2010, 12:40AM
Thank you so much for the lovely feature. It was wonderfully "curated." Cheers!

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you may remember a little while back we told you we loved your “fp me” photos so much we were going to put some up on the website…they are up and look awesome…you guys have such great style, and we’re always inspired by how you wear free people!

check out fp me on the website here.

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our lazy daisy floral jumpsuit made an appearance on cocorosa’s blog today!

she says, “i simply couldn’t resist the free people throwback romper. i love the bohemian vibe and it’s so easy and comfortable to wear… i could totally visualize myself standing between meadows and wildflowers…… hmmmmmm summer…..”

i love how she’s paired it with a vintage blouse underneath and platform shoes. she looks like she stepped right out of the seventies!

you can find the jumpsuit online, here.

flower girl -May 28, 2010, 2:28AM
Hey this romper is really comfortable and easy to wear .I have tried this before it is really easy and comfortable to wear having full sleeves and this is specially for winter i had tried this in winter season... really nice
fadetoblack -Mar 14, 2010, 7:08PM
you kidding me?? i love this!!

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i had surgery on my ankle yesterday and these flowers and card from my coworkers seriously made my day. thanks so much you guys -  i miss you! xo

przeciski -Oct 19, 2011, 1:55AM
Great post! Thank you
Katie Stephenson -Mar 09, 2010, 3:06PM
Feel better soon. That card is so darn cute.

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we’ve posted some of marcelo gomes’s work on the blog before-  his photos are breathtaking.  he emailed me recently and told me about his new book, taciturn heart, so i took the opportunity to ask him some questions for the blog!

i was born in brazil, but i’ve been living in the u.s. on and off since i’m 15 years old.

when and how did you get started in photography?

i started shooting very casually when i first moved to new york, around 2003. i worked at a magazine called index here in new york, and i got my first camera then, just for fun.

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where do you draw inspiration for your work?

more and more i find that inspiration comes from colors and music, both these things make me want to pick up the camera!

who are your personal favorite photographers/artists?

i love gerhard richter, donald judd, dan flavin, roy andersson, caetano veloso, there are so many…

if you weren’t a photographer, what would you do?

i think if i weren’t a photographer i would be a filmmaker (which could happen anyway) or a windsurfer dude…

what are some of your other hobbies?

music is a very big part of my life, even though i can’t really play any instruments (yet).

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taciturn heart, published by hassla books, can be purchased here.

thanks marcelo!!

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Guitar Recording Software -May 01, 2011, 4:42PM
I love when you talk about this type of stuff in your blog. Perhaps could you continue to do this?

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this item looks adorable on its own but the best thing about it is you can layer it with other pieces to create so many different looks! check out these photos of our beautiful fp highland park girls in some awesome outfits they created with the ruffle bottom slip:

with the sunshine coast tunic & stripe ruffle blazer.

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with the fp one floral tunic (similar to our burbank tunic).

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with the remington plaid shirt & spliced grommet waist belt.

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with the davenport beach tunic.

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with the we the free scoopneck tunic and holster belt.

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with the we the free butterfly shadows tank.

don’t they make lovely models? :) you can find the slip on our website, here.

Valerie -Mar 09, 2011, 2:52PM
Just bought this skirt in black and can't wait to wear it with MY Burbank, Remington and Davenport tunics!
suzi -Jun 16, 2010, 2:02PM
just found this post and love it! phenomenal stylist! love your catalogs & the way you show us how to make So Many different outfits from your pieces! you help me to put it all together and FP works with much of my wardrobe... important to me! Thanks!

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one of our readers, jessica, makes these adorable hand-knit coffee cup cozies with decorative felt flowers- a cute and eco-friendly alternative to disposable paper sleeves. nice work!

check out more cozies in jessica’s etsy shop.

morgan Krhin -Mar 04, 2010, 11:51PM
I WANT ONE! these are adorable!
J_me -Mar 04, 2010, 4:45PM
LOVE IT! ;-)

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