Weekly updates from BLDG 25

we just shot our july lookbook with bambi northwood-blyth and we all fell in love with her! check out this adorable video of bambi and one of our designers having a friendly drawing competition…it makes me smile :)

hhh -Jul 23, 2011, 12:25PM
she is sooo cute, and pretty. she has really bushy eyebrows but somehow they look nice, and did she say she was an artist or was it a joke!? she is cutee x
Sarah -Jul 11, 2011, 12:10PM
Looooooove Bambi! Can't wait to see the lookbook.

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Some people like to dress in strictly black clothing. I’m personally more of a white apparel girl, and then there are some who like to dress in between. We had a lot of black and white all over the office today. Black seemed to be showing up in bolder edgy pieces while summer white was all ethereal in lacey frocks and tunics. Check out how our Free People girls were styling the two it colors!

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fp naomi -Jul 14, 2011, 8:16PM
michele - her skirt is from anthropologie =)
Shirene -Jul 10, 2011, 5:42PM
I love these clothes, and I especially love the third photo! Not only is the outfit an art piece in that picture, but so is the picture itself!

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Today our lovely lady of the week styled an outfit from the sample closet here at Free People. She decided to centralize the outfit around the Avenue West Chemise, her favorite piece of the moment, because she absolutely loves how pretty and versatile it is. She wanted to style it unbuttoned, and worn as a bed jacket today, but she said she would also wear it as a dress or with more layers in the fall if it were a piece in her own closet. “Not only is it versatile, but it’s versatile in two ways: day to night and summer to fall.”

She layered the chemise over her own jeans and a rocker style tank to play down its femininity and give the outfit some edge. The HIGH platform shoes in a nude pink color that she chose had that same balance of pretty vs. edgy. Then she mixed it all up by throwing some earthy flavor into the mix with a fringed suede shoulder bag. It’s unexpectedness kept the outfit interesting, and added a whole new level of detail. The whole look was topped off with simple jewelry, a long jade necklace, to avoid distracting from the elegant fringed chemise and the outfit’s other contrasting elements.

fp naomi -Jul 07, 2011, 11:48PM
yupp - aren't they amazing?
alyssa -Jul 07, 2011, 11:26PM
oh my gosh! is she wearing those new jeffrey campbells from the july catalog!? i'm dreaming about them in black......

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Our assistant web merchandiser was amazingly styled again today! She looks so free and happy in her flowing teal dress and ruffled flower-print tank. The dress, a piece from the Free People Convertibles Category, is one of her favorites for mixing and matching. Today, she layered it perfectly with a feminine tank, but she said she’s also been able to dress it up for formal events with a pretty pair of shoes, wear it as a belted casual dress, and, in colder weather, paired it with a cozy sweater. What she loves most about it? The bright and cheerful color =)

What perfects the outfit though, is that straw hat! She picked it up at a sample sale not too long ago, and it’s just right for the sunny day we’re having here today. You can tell it got her in a good mood, because she laughingly shared one of her favorite cheesy jokes with me. I’m giggling at my desk just thinking of it. Thought you’d all enjoy a little chuckle too, so, “have you heard?”

“Why does Snoop Dog use an umbrella?”

“Fo’ drizzle”

Alpaca Scarves -Jul 07, 2011, 7:35AM
Lovely post and gorgeous dress! greta image and look!
BohoQueen -Jul 06, 2011, 6:29PM
Adorable outfit, and the background in the picture is gorgeous! xoxo

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There are so many interesting jobs with really quirky, fun, cool people behind them here at Free People. We think they’re awesome, and we think you will too. So, beginning this week, we’ll be starting something new on the blog to get to know them better – employee of the week!

This week’s employee is our assistant web merchandiser. Read her introduction below, and stay tuned all week for daily updates on who she is and what she’s doing!

Marie -Sep 21, 2011, 11:29AM
Could you tell me where she got this amazing tee ?
c$ -Jul 07, 2011, 2:02PM
i wore a steel blue suit today, this girl is so right! it looked totally different with my yellow flats than it did with my brown loafers last week. maybe fp should consider a line of pants suits!

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so, i just got an iphone…after holding out for a while, i decided to join the party. i still find it a little overwhelming, but i will say this – the photography apps are amazing! hence the office space polaroids…(taken with the shake it app).

do you guys have any recommendations for great apps, photo or otherwise?

Leen -Aug 25, 2011, 8:46AM
I love that floarboard and the chair in the photograph third from last. What I wouldn't give for floorboards like that!
ash -Jul 02, 2011, 3:52PM
i love photosynth you can get some super cool photos with it

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are you following us on instagram?

p.s. one of these photos is from our september catalog shoot, can you guess which one? ;)

monie -Jun 29, 2011, 4:53AM
Love instagram!
-Jun 28, 2011, 1:23AM
truly an inspiration. ^-^

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here at the navy yard, every day is bring your dog to work day :) but in honor of the national holiday, here are some of our furry friends at the office today. we love our dogs!





lou and her boyfriend kody :)






natasha @ twenty-something blog -Jun 24, 2011, 8:50PM
How cute! I have a yorkie too :) xo, tasha twenty-something blog enter my jcrew giveaway!
Taylor -Jun 24, 2011, 5:03PM
Phillies game tonight...I can see the home office from the bridge! :) These pups are too cute!

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we had a surprise concert right outside our office today at noon – and guess who it was? twin shadow, who’s song you may remember from our january catalog video :) not too shabby for a tuesday at work!







thanks twin shadow!

karacter -Jun 26, 2011, 8:15PM
I love Twin Shadow! I saw them Friday in Central Park, they opened for Florence + the Machine.
BohoQueen -Jun 21, 2011, 7:55PM
Fun! I ADORE the outfit of the Asian girl in the floral top and jeans, and that is the coolest jewelry in the following picture! Also, it must be soooo cool to work at where the Navy Yard is! xoxo

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so much inspiration around the office today…the paint splatters are the floor of our dye room, i think it’s so cool. and one of my co-workers made that amazing bracelet in the last pic – would you guys be into a tutorial on how she made it?

Heather -Jun 20, 2011, 8:43PM
A tutorial would be awesome....and more pics of the cute puppy
Jeannie -Jun 19, 2011, 9:38PM
i must have that tutorial:) beautiful bracelet

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our creative director got a care package in the mail the other day…

and this happened:


hahaha…. happy friday!

jennae -Jun 10, 2011, 6:59PM
where's Toby?
-Jun 10, 2011, 6:59PM
where's Toby??

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Since I started at Free People, I’ve been noticing many cool tattoos around the office. I’m personally a big fan of body art – I think it’s a creative way of self expression, just one’s personal style. For this week in office style I wanted to show you all some of the cool tats I’ve been seeing on the Free People ladies. It was really fun hearing everyone’s story and why they chose to get their certain tattoo.

This intricate piece depicts a vestal virgin, the solar system, the sun, and a tree. Vestal virgin were powerful holy female priests in the Roman Empire. Apparently, they were something like witches. The bottom half where the solar system is depicted shows each planet, and it’s actual placement in orbit relative to the other planets. So cool!

Her middle name is based off of the Hindi word “sattvic” which means purity and harmonious balance in the world. On her middle finger she also has a lotus flower which is also representative of life and purity. I love how peaceful this tattoo is.


She based her tattoo off of album artwork from Incubus –  It was drawn by the drummer Jose Pasillas in the band. She changed the eye in the center by replacing it with her grandfather’s eye. The idea is that he’s always with her and watching over her.


A feather to represent her last name which means “to write” (the feather is supposed to be like a quill). After she got engaged and would be changing her last name she and her brother decided to go and get the same thing. (my brother and I both have matching tattoos too!)



All of her tattoos are drawings by a friend of hers who lives in Brooklyn. I love the idea of putting a piece of one of your friends on you.


This tree is based off of a necklace that she and her mother always wear. It’s “their little family tree.”


When back packing through Thailand with her friends, they would always draw mustaches on their fingers and take pictures. Afterward, they all decided to get tattoos so that they would always be, “mustache photo ready.” Each has a different style mustache.


This is a word that she made up which is a combination of the words “god” and “given.” She said that if she ever has her own line one day that’s what it will be called.

Linda Phillips -Mar 18, 2015, 1:42AM
I was pleased to find this wonderful site. Beautiful and cute tattoos thanks for sharing.
-Mar 13, 2012, 12:40AM
lol, "goven"

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