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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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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 :)

fp julia -Jun 06, 2011, 11:15AM
hey guys! roger is a chow/corgi mix :)
claudia -Jun 06, 2011, 11:09AM
i don't know Roger personally, but i have a husky/chow mix, and they shed INCESSANTLY. the short haircut is just to keep them more comfy in summer but they don't naturally look like that. HTH!

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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.

Sydney -Oct 30, 2011, 7:52PM
Is there any way to DIY a bag like that? It is so cool! I havn’t ever seen anything like it!!!
fp naomi -Oct 18, 2011, 11:24AM
blank apparel - they're actually pieces made by our videographer and creative director. they don't have a shop up online yet, but you can shoot them an email at if you're interested in getting a piece made :)

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in honor of stevie nicks‘ birthday, here is our adorable web studio intern channeling the gold dust woman :)


happy birthday stevie! you inspire us every day.


-May 31, 2011, 1:43AM
The skirt is from Urban Outfitters, by Cheap Monday
Danielle -May 27, 2011, 10:18PM
So lovely!!! is she wearing the Mesh Maxi Half Slip by chance?? If so, how is the fit? i can't quite decide on what size to get and although the reviews were good, they didn't seem to help much. Thanks in advanced! Much love FP <3

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We had some beautiful sunshine today, which made us all poppy and dotty!
Neon pops was a trend that was carried through the office in small dosages.
Retro polka dots were also seen in vintage dresses and vintage skirts. Color pops and polka dots is the style phase today!





ras -May 30, 2011, 11:31AM
I like the girl's clothes in the last image, thank you)
Joy -May 30, 2011, 2:19AM
I like the phones

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time for another edition of “what are you listening to?”! this is my favorite way to get ideas on new music and good albums :)

vintage buyer
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)


assistant merchandiser
listening to: mumford and sons pandora station
(and rocking the nightcap lace bellbottoms!)


vintage intern
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


campaign specialist
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 :)

chelsea -May 30, 2011, 11:15PM
Friendly Fires, Two Door Cinema Club, The Civil Wars, Foster The People, Brett Dennen, Royal Bangs, Lykke Li, MNDR, Austra...sorry that's more then one! LOTS! That's what you get having a music/style/lifestyle blog ( AND DJ! :)
-May 26, 2011, 12:01PM
great post! always wonder what you girls are wearing.....keep it up :)

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a birthday party for our awesome senior photographer…

two phones in one…(who remembers the “camera phone” from flight of the conchords?)

and a message from marley to our stylist who just left for our august catalog shoot: i miss you already!

have a great weekend guys :)

Lauren -May 13, 2011, 7:25PM
fp seems like such an amazing place to be. you seem like one big happy family and the chill atmosphere is so cool. such a creative place. love the pictures! p.s. i have to admit i once created my own version of bret's camera phone as well:)

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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!


she’s wearing the seamless tupelo honey top over the seamless scoop tank – a great combo with a printed skirt!



the seamless corset top looks adorable under a button-down shirt!


the seamless bodysuits are perfect to wear under a skirt too.


and a little pop of cheerful color goes a long way :) love the color of this eyelet crop bralette!



beautiful girls :) check out all our seamless items here and tell me:

what’s your favorite seamless item and how would you style it?

Joy -May 26, 2011, 9:15PM
I love the picture.there are more pic here
Maggie -May 18, 2011, 9:42PM
Is the cream fringe cardi in the first picture by FP?

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our creative director rocking some patriotic new jeffrey campbell shoes. amazing! happy friday :)

Oda -May 13, 2011, 6:42PM
Happy Friday! :D
Anna -May 13, 2011, 5:56PM
great shoes!

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spring days at the navy yard :)

Brittnee -Jun 18, 2011, 9:17PM
@ paige ...I applied and had a phone interview but im still not sure if any internships are paid. is your?
-May 30, 2011, 6:50PM
THESE PHOTOS ARE AWESOME!!!! -Dominick Un-Deux-Trois.Net

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there’s another new puppy in the office! meet mr. pig, the newest member of the fp family, who belongs to our merchandising manager for accessories.




! -May 07, 2011, 9:53PM
Precious! Made me smile, for sure!
Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons -May 07, 2011, 6:27PM
What a cutie!!! I want to steal him away - that face melts my heart!

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