our creative director got a care package in the mail the other day…
and this happened:
hahaha…. happy friday!
Weekly updates from BLDG 25
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.
we don’t get to see roger very often, so when he does come in it’s very exciting! he is looking very handsome with his summer shave. read an interview with him here :)
If there’s one thing Free People employees know how to do … it’s accessories. Everyone had on the best little details today, so I just had to get up close and personal.
As if the shoes weren’t cool enough on their own – she takes layering to the next level with crocheted socks.
Probably the coolest vintage bag I’ve seen…ever?
I’m a huge fan of layering on tons of cool necklaces. These ladies paired the look with awesome textures in their clothes for an even cooler vibe.
So subtle and beautiful!
This woman wears where she grew up on her hand (middle finger). A friend made her a ring depicting the street.
Basics pop with the addition of unique statement necklaces.
time for another edition of “what are you listening to?”! this is my favorite way to get ideas on new music and good albums :)
listening to: phish, getting ready for the show in bethel this weekend!
admiring the village people’s “macho man” album cover :)
last purchase: godspell, at the punk rock flea market!
(i had to include a photo of her awesome jacket)
listening to: mumford and sons pandora station
(and rocking the nightcap lace bellbottoms!)
listening to: anything from “glee”!
last purchase: adele
senior web merchandiser
listening to: “i can’t stop listening to bob seger’s ‘night moves’! it’s the perfect summer song- and CSNY.”
last purchase: a van morrison live double album on vinyl
listening to: wiz khalifa, “black and yellow”
store ops intern
last purchase: mumford and sons, “sigh no more”
left: visual merchandising coordinator
listening to/last purchase: thao & mirah, they just released an album and are playing in philly soon!
right: visual merchandising assistant
listening to: foster the people and langhorne slim
your turn readers! what are you listening to?? i need some new music :)
here at the home office we’re crazy about our seamless intimates. they’re very “ginger” pieces on their own but are essential layering pieces for all the fp girls. today some of our buyers all came in wearing their favorite seamless piece styled in some very different but equally awesome ways – check it out…
a seamless bodysuit is perfect for layering under something semi-sheer like the finale in fringe slip!
the seamless corset top looks adorable under a button-down shirt!
beautiful girls :) check out all our seamless items here and tell me:
what’s your favorite seamless item and how would you style it?
our creative director rocking some patriotic new jeffrey campbell shoes. amazing! happy friday :)