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happy friday everyone! i have a special treat for you today- our image team put together an awesome calendar for everyone at the home office, and we’re going to offer it to you all as a download each month!

since we’re already halfway through the month, today you get both january and february- just click on the images to go to our flickr page, download the large size, and enjoy :)

Marina -Mar 01, 2010, 9:30AM
I love these downloads, are we getting a March one? I'm looking forward to it!
fp julia -Feb 02, 2010, 12:42PM
hi julia - yes there will!!

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we had an adorable visitor at the home office yesterday…this is jazmyn, the newest member of the fp dog family!




sam, fritz, blue and jagger were all very excited to meet her :)

Sweden Study -Jan 16, 2010, 10:07AM
nice cute dogies.....
fp julia -Jan 15, 2010, 3:06PM
hi angela marie! she is a bullmastiff :)

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i love this new shirt we have.  and purely by coincidence, i came across these awesome street art installations.





…because sometimes the little things really can brighten your day.

for more info on the installations click here. the second and last one are photos sent in by fans.

Sami Sandonato -Jan 20, 2010, 11:34PM
I love this tank top and post, I just wrote a post on my blog and pointed out how much I love this tank top. p.s. i love the free people blog as much as I love the clothing!! :)
nina / disjointed lullabies -Jan 15, 2010, 11:57AM
so lovely! added a smile to my face immediately :)

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as of this morning american red cross had already raised $3 million to support relief efforts in haiti through their mobile fund-raising campaign!  all you have to do is text “haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the red cross (will be added to your phone bill). 100% of the donations will support relief efforts in haiti, with a primary focus on food, shelter and basic needs.

for the latest news on red cross relief efforts you can follow them on twitter or click here.

here are some other organizations you can make a donation to, as well as information on what your donation would go towards:

americares – medicine, medical supplies

care – food, water and sanitation, shelter and emergency health response

doctors without borders – hospital repair, doctors and medical supplies

habitat for humanity – recovery & rebuilding

international medical corps – medical supplies, medicine, emergency kits

mercy corps – food, water, temporary shelter

salvation army – water, food, medicine, transportation

unicef – water, nutrition, education and emergency relief

world food programme – food

yele haiti – various relief efforts; text “yele” to 501501 to automatically donate $5 to the yele haiti earthquake fund.

lizzy -Jan 14, 2010, 4:45PM
im texting it now! thank you for posting this!

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Post image for prague: street style

in continuing with our exploration of all things prague, here’s a look at some stylin’ ladies on the streets of prague!

to get this easy, layered look, try items like our stirrup leggings, high waisted scrunch skirt, a leather jacket or blazer, and a comfy tank or tee.

above images found here.

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carrie ring

oana_mayo -Jan 14, 2010, 2:19PM
The first and 2nd are really nice.And the ring is a good way.
fp julia -Jan 14, 2010, 12:51PM
hi! the ring is from here: lots of amazing stuff :)

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lennon wall

when i first saw the photos from our new catalog, i was immediately curious about the graffiti covered wall.  i did a little research and found out that it was named the lennon wall following the death of john lennon in 1980.  since then it has been covered with graffiti pertaining to lennon and his lyrics, as well as notions of peace.  during the period of communist rule in the late 1980’s in prague, western music by artists like lennon was banned. young people would write their grievances on this wall, eventually leading to a clash between them and police on the nearby charles bridge. this movement was referred to by the czech authorities as “lennonism.”

despite attempts to repaint the wall, the graffiti kept coming back and is now tolerated… right on.



Storage Marple -Jul 28, 2010, 3:43AM
Added to my favourites list and added to my blogroll.
mcgriddle -Jan 16, 2010, 1:47PM
Wonderful post -- why don't you have a "print this" button?

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a little while back, one of our team members showed me this post about artist jessica robles, who does really cute illustrations of shoes…we approached jessica and asked if she had any interest in drawing some free people shoes, and she was happy to!  check ‘em out, along with her description of why she picked each one…



here illustrations look just like the real thing!


clockwise from top left: cody buckle back boot, thelma’s oxford, belle strappy ankle boot, cut out eyelet bootie.

check out more of her work on her blog.

thanks jessica! you’re so talented!!

abeautifulparty -Feb 10, 2010, 12:20PM
Yay! I love Jessica and her amazing artwork!
regina camarillo -Jan 15, 2010, 12:22AM
incredible how she can draw does shoes! its amazing!!!! love iTTT! veeeery talented! im from mexico and love this blog and free people clothes

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our hearts go out to all the victims of the devastation in haiti.

free people will be making a donation to american red cross to help communities affected by the earthquake.

Zola -Jan 15, 2010, 6:27PM
I think that it is great that people are donating to the country but... i also think that it is sad that it took such a horrible NATURAL disaster to make the world actually pay attestation to the UNNATURAL atrocities that have occurring within the country for a ridicules amount of is also even sadder that the majority of these things are still going unnoticed.. -just my 2 sense

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loving these photos by jinjoo hwang this morning…so peaceful.

@LadyLUX -Jan 13, 2010, 3:24PM
those are wonderful photos and help calm me during the middle of the day of the middle of this busy week!
summerteeth -Jan 12, 2010, 2:51PM
gorgeous love them thanks for sharing! i've never heard of this photographer!

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as you now know, our january catalog was shot in prague…but why?

our team chose the location because it is bohemia. the term bohemian gets mentioned quite often in fashion, and it is definitely a huge influence on the free people aesthetic. but did you know that it refers to the untraditional lifestyle of writers, artists and musicians who came to europe by way of bohemia, the area now known as the czech republic? our team also liked the idea of going to prague because it is a fairytale city untouched by wars. not to mention, both the photographer (david mushegain, who also shot our december book) and our creative director both lived in prague at earlier points in their lives, so they are familiar with the city.




these beautiful photos were shot by our producer during their trip…more to come!

Riley -Jan 13, 2010, 10:56AM
These pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!! I can't wait to look at the catalog!
angie -Jan 13, 2010, 9:46AM
I love Praha!!! I looked at the new catalogue briefly last night but it was not until this morning that I realized the photo's were shot in Prague. I honestly did not pay any attention to the background until I found a dress that I liked (the Hundred Spires Dress) and thought "wow that reminds me of Prague". I will keep this catalogue because it reminds me of my trip several years ago...Thanks Free People for bringing back great memories :-)

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such a great batch of photos from our facebook fans today…sporting fp in some beautiful locations!

tulum, mexico

el salvador


about to explore a cave in mexico



not positive where the last two were taken, let me know if they’re your photos!

fp julia -Jan 12, 2010, 9:39AM
hey miko! awesome, great photo :)
Casual Jackets -Jan 12, 2010, 4:48AM
I love the outfits here!

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