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…to one of our beloved fp girls. you rock!!!

fp jemma made this sweet collage :)

Whitt -Jul 22, 2010, 7:04PM
My sister Doub is in this collage I'm so happy for her and everyone at fp. She got all the cool DNA I love her anyway .
anna -Jul 21, 2010, 3:54PM
Love the collage!

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saw this on natalie off duty and had to repost it- this is natalie and her sister dylana (of the blog nana in wonderland) at the free people home office last week! how cute is this pic ?!  you’ll find out why they were here soon enough… ;)

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this is the lovely georgia of the blog dora’s fur – doesn’t she look adorable? our creative design assistant snapped this photo of her yesterday. apparently the shorts used to be a skirt that she altered herself! they are super cute and i love the knotted shirt look- so effortless and cool for summer.

-Jul 18, 2010, 2:54PM
super web sight keep rocking

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does this painting look familiar? it was inspired by the photo below, which we posted a little while back.  the painting was done by the girl’s father, mark lovett :)

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free people worn in a music video by our fan danni rosner!

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more lovely photos from our facebook fans – thank you thank you thank you for sharing your photos we love them <3

asdsdasdsadas -Dec 21, 2010, 5:59AM
Aweseme article. I used to spend alot of my time wakeboarding and watching sports. It was most certainly the best sequence of my past and your info somehow brought back me of that. Thank You
Perth Lawyers -Jul 13, 2010, 11:31AM
The third pic is my favoriate...really amazing.

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what happens when you gather a bunch of free people guys and gals together on a hot summer night? this is what happens…

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kristina -Jul 13, 2010, 1:52AM
love the yellow shirt and white shorts outfit. i'm actually wearing pretty much the same thing right now. vintage The Who shirt+high waisted cut off shorts. :]
sophia tangerine -Jul 12, 2010, 10:27PM
now that's a party!!

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good morning! today i have a special treat for you – a guest post by the lovely and talented artist/designer kris chau! she has a really cool blog with illustrator hawk krall called “drawing for food” on which they review restaurants, food, and lots of hot dogs! and of course art makes its way in there too :) please enjoy this guest post from kris chau in which she interviews fellow artist rob sato!

Artist Series: Mr. Rob Sato

Rob Sato does not stop drawing. It actually gives me a huge complex about drawing. Why aren’t I drawing all the time too that I too need a special compartmentalized side satchel to hold my travel watercolor palette and brushes and various pens????? Then I look at his art and feel somewhat worthless and hide to eat my feelings. So with that introduction here is the amazing art of Rob Sato, eater, cook, drawer, and friend to Drawing For Food.

left: SweetBonesDeck–painting of Sweet Bones on skateboard

right: Satobites-imaginary food from my sketchbook

SweetBones–sketches for broken arm drumstick ice cream cone

DrawingForFood: What is your favorite dish your mom makes?

RobSato: Rum Cake.

DFF: What do you snack on for art deadlines?

RS: It used to be whiskey. When my body couldn’t take it anymore, I had to switch to almonds, bananas and water.

DFF: Do you make better art hungry or full? Why?

RS: Reasonably well fed is what works. Being too full makes me nod off over my work. A few times I’ve come-to with my face planted in a painting, drool pooling, and an unintended paint stroke streaking across the surface. I also fall into time warps after I eat where I suddenly become aware that I’ve been lying on the couch for hours reading or watching movies. On the other hand, being hungry causes panic, pacing, frantic snacking on weird food and long stares into the fridge. This can then lead to being overly full on snacks instead of simply preparing a decent meal. Every so often hunger mixed with creative blockage will drive me to the following menu, consumed in a near-zombie state wandering back and forth between the kitchen and the studio– It usually starts with a handful of nuts, then maybe a strip of beef jerky, soon a hand plunged into a box to eat cereal dry, more nuts, a bit of chocolate, an apple, a bag of baby carrots, cheese melted on toast, bites of cold gray dinner leftovers directly from the tupperware, a spoonful of peanut butter, a fried egg with more toast, more chocolate, just biting cheese directly off the block, a longing look at any alcohol in the house then maybe a beer, all the bananas, the remainder of the package of beef jerky, a few spoonfuls of ice cream, a cup of coffee in an attempt to shake it all off and calm the frenzy. Then a dreary, stupefied drawing session or an unintended, unsatisfying, guilt-ridden nap.

DFF: Wheres your favorite place to eat?

RS: With Ako, on our porch.

****DFF: coincidently this is one of Kris Chau’s favorite places to eat too…

DFF: If you could cut up and eat any artist in history to absorb their strengths and talents who would it be?

RS: This was a tough question. After much thought, the final and obvious choice is Leonardo Da Vinci. Absorbing him would deliver a massive load of skills and knowledge which I could mix with my own visual taste and pursuits. He does seem like he would taste pretty awful though. I’m not exactly sure why, but I’m imagining a combination of dust, dry burnt bread and bad, foul smelling cheese. The first artist that comes to mind who seems like they might actually have tasted good is Picasso. He reminds me of a cartoon drawing of a glistening ham. I’ve just disturbed myself.

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Ako with our dinner from the other night:
Sea Bass with miso marinade,
Tamago (japanese omelet)
brown rice,
avocados and pickled ginger.

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DiscountBurgers–stickers I found that look like burgers

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BurgerFolk–sketchbook image

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Ako with Thai Iced Coffee

And here is a recipe from Mr. Sato!

Chicken and Fruit Curry

2-4 tablespoons oil (canola, vegetable, peanut, or butter all work–amount varies depending on how greasy you want this)
2 medium onions, chopped
3 apples chopped into chunks (fuji or gala tend to be the least mealy, but all seem to work OK)
1 banana chopped into chunks (you can also use papaya or mango, or go with just apples but I prefer the banana)
1 cup tomato, diced
1 to 1 1/2 lbs chicken meat, cubed (about 2 breasts, or 4 cutlets, or 3 -4 thighs)
salt
2-3 tablespoons of curry powder
1/2 cup yogurt (optional)
hot pepper (optional)
soy sauce to taste, at least a tablespoon
handful of chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves

1. Heat up the oil over medium heat in a large saucepan or skillet that you are able to cover

2. add the onions, stir occasionally, cook until they become soft, 5-10 minutes

3. lightly salt the onions and then add the curry powder, stirring into the onions until they are fully coated with the powder,

4. add the chicken, the fruit, tomatoes and hot pepper (if desired)and mix them into the onions

5. pour the 1/2 cup of yogurt over the mixture (if desired)

6. cover the pan and cook covered for 8-10 minutes

7. check to see if the apples have softened, if not, it will need a little longer to cook

8. once the apples are soft, uncover and raise the heat to medium-high. cook until the mixture thickens slightly, another minute or two.

9. add the soy sauce and continue cooking for one minute

10. taste, adjust soy sauce if necessary

11. Serve over white rice, season with a spoonful of fresh yogurt, the cilantro, and mint

you’re done.
serves 3-4

thanks chau!!

make sure you check out her blog drawing for food, it’s awesome :)

jordan -Jul 11, 2010, 11:38AM
so delicious and i love your work kris chau it is AMAZING!!!!
kendal croix -Jul 09, 2010, 9:50PM
looks so delicious.

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the last is a painting by our fan jennika – she did an amazing job!

all photos from our facebook fans.

fp julia -Jul 12, 2010, 1:34PM
thank YOU guys for sharing your beautiful photos!! :) xoxo
Marion -Jun 30, 2010, 10:54AM
Thank you for posting my photo! I'm the girl taking a picture in the car mirror! Keep those beautiful clothes coming!

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merci beaucoup

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we appreciate all of your comments… i truly wish i could give each and every one of you a butterfly!

congratulations to our lucky winners, who were selected at random:

meghan h. from pennsylvania
kelly p. from alabama
liz r. from virginia

i will be sending your butterflies shortly :)

our 4th winner has been contacted but i have not heard back yet – please check your email and if it is you, please send me your address so i can mail the display piece! if i do not hear back by monday, a new winner will be selected.

thank you all so very much! and stay tuned… we hope to do many more giveaways like this in the future ;)

barefootjaime -Jun 29, 2010, 1:10PM
Dang! I was ready to give a butterfly a real nice home~
Caitlin Frates -Jun 28, 2010, 10:04PM
Yes, please!!! More giveaways!

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a couple of weeks ago our highland park, illinois store had an event celebrating their first birthday, and they raffled off a personal styling session at their store.  the winner was one of their favorite customers, hannah, who came in for an hour of collaborative styling with the girls of highland park.  check out some of the great outfits they put together!

here she is wearing the adorable embroidered ruffle hem dress, accessorized with the macrame stretch waist belt and natural wood bib necklace.

i love how she paired the paisley necklace dress with cute western boots and the double tipped leather hip belt.

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here she’s wearing the seamless cami, pacific woven waist belt and tazmanian floral skirt.

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the we the free mala strana dress with the pacific woven waist belt.

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she looks great in our skinny military cargo! worn here with the we the free applique baseball tee.

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the streamer ruffle dress accessorized with the macrame stretch waist belt.

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and last but not least, the malawi vines dress with the double tipped leather hip belt and natural wood bib necklace.

she looks great! which outfit is your favorite??

anonymous -Jun 25, 2010, 11:22PM
i love the malawi vines dress with the leather belt! she looks great in every one of the outfits! we LOVE YOU free people and we love all the people who work at the highland park store!!!!!!!!
-Jun 24, 2010, 10:31PM
I absolutely love the fact that the "model" was someone with a shape! See...FP clothes CAN look great on some with a chest! Amazing styling, she looks adorable!

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keep them coming :)

samantha -Jun 23, 2010, 10:41AM
yay thanks for the post! i love taking great pictures @ music festivals!! bonnaroo was amazing. i just moved to cali & i am capturing the moments, while wearing free people most of the time :) follow my blog!
Imitation Watches -Jun 22, 2010, 1:49AM
in the above pictures,shows they see and the nature beauties...so many peoples are like natures beauties..i am also like it more...

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another one of our favorite artists has a show opening this weekend!  go see drawings by our amazing lizzy janssen at B2, located at 1500 east passyunk ave in philly – the opening reception will take place saturday june 12th from 6-8pm. i’m so sad i can’t go to the opening! she’s incredibly talented and adorable, we love her!

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check out her website for lots more!

pharmacy tech -Jun 21, 2010, 3:45AM
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it
kathryn -Jun 12, 2010, 10:56AM
love your work, lizzy. hope the show goes well!

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a stellar batch of photos from our friends on facebook…you guys are amazing, keep them coming!

i love that tattoo in the last photo…

Emma -Jul 29, 2010, 10:53AM
i had no idea these got posted to a blog, that's me in the last two, thanks so much for putting them up <3
-Jun 07, 2010, 9:10PM
love photo number 9 the sea fused with the incredible nature! congratulations and to the photographer to not many people have that eye to capture the moment. nomada

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