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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we need your help! we are trying to reach our goal of having 100,000 facebook fans by the end of may and we are getting close – so we want to make it interesting. become our fan (or “like” us) on facebook and if we reach our goal we have a special treat for all our facebook fans :)

head on over now and tell your friends too!

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what is your theme song?
airplanes by B.O.B.

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
ireland or australia!

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
i would bring my friend elyse, a tent, and fruit. i would replant the seeds from the fruit after eating it to grow more!

how would you describe your personal style? what are some of your favorite free people items?
my style is relaxed but not sloppy – i like v-neck tee’s, skinny jeans, shorts, and sun-glasses.

winter, spring, summer or fall?
i’m a spring girl :)

what color are you?
i love purple!

what is your motto?
if you have a dream, go for it.

what is your favorite hobby?
collecting guitar picks.

what is your first memory of free people?
my mom and sister dragging me from store to store and then we went into free people and i just saw the clothes and smiled!

fp items pictured above: fp 5 pocket ankle skinny jean, we the free phoenix rising tee, we the free madras short, portman top rimmed wayfarer.

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these fan photos are so amazing! some are from coachella, too!

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all from our facebook page, except numbers two and three, from here.

Robyn -May 26, 2010, 12:19PM
It's me!
recoJeans -May 18, 2010, 2:27PM
I adore the photo with the ferris wheel. The colors are gorgeous!

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meet kristen! she’s a sales associate at our soho store and a dj in her spare time.  read on as she answers our free people questionnaire and check out some pics of her rocking fp as she djs and travels around japan!

what is your theme song?
“ice cream” by the australian band muscles has been my theme song ever since i heard it a few years ago. it’s all about my favorite things: having a good time and frozen treats!

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
japan! i have a lot of family there, but i barely get to see them because it’s such an expensive trip. plus, tokyo is the capital of cuteness and the shopping there is incredible! too bad they don’t sell shoes big enough to fit my size 10 feet…

out and about in kyoto, japan – wearing the blank jeggings every day!

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
moby-dick, a magical fruit tree that grows every type of fruit and SPF 30.

what is your biggest fear?
space! have you SEEN “total recall”??

winter, spring, summer or fall?
living in my own invincible summer!

what color are you?
tie-dye

what is your motto?
always hungry.

what is your favorite hobby?
definitely cooking. i love to host huge sunday meals for my friends so that we can chat and eat all day long. i’ve always been a baker but am currently trying to teach myself french cuisine.

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
bea arthur! who’s funnier than her?

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when she’s not working at our free people soho store you can catch kristen dj-ing at the knitting factory in brooklyn, every thursday from 10pm-2am, with her partner in crime emilia (top left).

how would you describe your personal style? what are your favorite items from free people right now?
i was a little bit of a metal-head growing up and never let go of my ripped jeans, studded jackets and loose tees, but now that i’m older, i’ve learned to incorporate floral patterns, bright colors and textures into my outfits.  i LOVE the we the free solid swept away tunic in pink… it’s the exact color of raspberry sherbert and looks amazing with my marbled cross necklace.

i’ve also learned that my into the mystic dress is SO versatile — perfect layered under an a-line skirt or sheer dolman top.

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1. blank denim legging; 2. we the free solid swept away tunic; 3. into the mystic dress; 4. bleached keds.

daydreamlily -May 05, 2010, 9:28PM
ice cream is going to save the day!! yay for Aussies. ps. can I have your job please?????
nikki -May 05, 2010, 9:29AM
don't worry - you will someday BE bea arthur.

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i am loving this batch of photos from our facebook fans! you guys are awesome – and if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the “fp me” section of our website where we feature facebook fan photos! we just put up some new ones and they’re beautiful!

summerteeth -Apr 27, 2010, 9:56AM
oh hey, me. love that second row of photos..
-Apr 26, 2010, 4:09PM
LOVE the outfit with the lace top and skinny jeans in that doorway! SO ADORABLE!

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how cute are these shirts? they’re for sale over at print liberation, but more importantly they were designed by our very own lizzy janssen! she’s not only a talented artist but a total sweetheart and very funny…read on for an interview with lizzy and to see more of her amazing work!

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where do you draw inspiration for your work?
i get inspiration from nature and science. i like to draw things a little mysterious which seem to have been overtaken by nature and color. in my mind i’m always drawing miss havisham’s house from great expectations.

who are some of your personal favorite artists?
i like artwork that is really colorful and has a sense of humor. lucienne day, maxwell loren holyoke-hirsch, kime buzzelli, betsey walton, margaret killigan, martha rich,  esther pearl watson.

do you listen to music while you work? what do you listen to?
yes lots of music, a lot of times lyrics end up in drawings…
i like folk and blues, the carter family, woody guthrie, hank williams, leadbelly, howlin’ wolf, joan baez, bob dylan, neil young.

what are some of your hobbies?
i like to collect antiques and go to flea markets and auctions with my dad! and mostly reading, hanging out with my cats june and arlo, watching movies, and walking all over philly.

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
high heels,  my cats standing on top of a record player with bob dylan’s “nashville skyline” …and eyeliner :)

how would you describe your personal style? which free people girl are you?
i’m a little bit country, and i’m a little bit rock and roll! i think i could be a mix of candy and lou – dresses and heels but not too girly.

what is something that most people don’t know about you?
i had a magical childhood living in penang, malaysia, where i was a puzzle box model.

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lots more great stuff at lizzyjanssen.com.

Rusty Stinson -Jan 29, 2011, 11:05AM
Great read! You should definitely follow up to this topic? gurkha cigar
Helene Gratzer -May 03, 2010, 2:48PM
I am sure, Johanna and Werner are proud of theyr granddaughter. Derar Elisabeth, I wish You all the success You were hoping for, when You became a feshion designer. I am an old friend of Johanna. I live in Vienna. I think we learned to know each other, when You were in Vienna. Kind regards and Love from Helene.

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our fp girls from free people manhattan beach (california) sent along these great photos for the blog…click “read more” to take a little peek into their store!

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Store 862 -Apr 22, 2010, 7:55PM
Gorgeous Pictures Ladies!!
J_me -Apr 22, 2010, 10:46AM
WISH I WAS THERE!! ;-)

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