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“the woods are lovely, dark and deep, but i have promises to keep, and miles to go before i sleep, and miles to go before i sleep.”
– robert frost


-Dec 28, 2009, 10:04PM
i love this poem and the picture is absolutely gorgeous:)
katie -Dec 21, 2009, 10:53PM
gorgeous photo plus that is my favorite poem, it's so beautiful

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dallas shaw is a delaware-based artist who’s work ranges from acrylic and watercolor paintings to notecards and tee-shirts. she also happens to be a big fan of free people! dallas was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for me and picked out some illustrations that she feels are representative of free people.

when and why did you decide you wanted to be a professional artist?

oddly enough i knew i wanted to be in art in some way when i was very young. i wrote a letter to the head animator of walt disney world when i was in 6th grade and asked him for a job! i think i was a little too young, but i worked at it since grade school, kept drawing, majored in illustration… as i grew older i really began to love the fashion industry and wanted to work in fashion but the right opportunity hasn’t come up just yet so here i am!

i read that you’re inspired by fashion and music…what designers and musicians are your personal favorites?
i do listen to music when i paint but i am really heavily influenced by the fashion industry. my personal favorites change by season but i am currently crushing on collections by phillip lim, lanvin & peter som.

what do you like to do when you’re not drawing and painting?
i don’t have a lot of free time on my hands this year. if i do end up with a few extra hours during the week i try to make time to spend with my really supportive husband. if I’m not with him during those couple of hours you’ll find me shopping!

to see more of dallas’s awesome work, check out her website!

mackenzie -Jan 13, 2010, 11:04PM
i love dallas' work. and i love free people. how convenient! i love when my favorites meet at the intersection. ;) well done, you two!
dallas -Dec 22, 2009, 10:35AM
oh, thanks for the feature everyone!

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on wednesday i took a little field trip over to city hall to check out the philadelphia mural arts program’s winter art exhibition, which featured the work of their very talented big picture and mural corps students. big picture students designed and painted sneakers and large-scale mixed media “treasure maps” representing their ideas on how to “be the change you wish to see in the world” (based on the gandhi quote). mural corps students explored notions of identity through self portraits. i spoke with some of the students and they were so proud to show of their work, which was available for sale to raise funds for the program…and they have every right to be proud- they are seriously talented!



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for more information about philadelphia’s mural arts program, visit their website.

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1. etsy; 2, 8. cosmic dust; 3. michael kenna; 4. we heart it; 5, 9. knight cat; 6. ana guerrero; 7. summer teeth; 10. burk uzzle

Sting -Jul 15, 2013, 11:35AM
beautiful beautiful. so majestic. thanks for the link ;)
Alex -Jul 15, 2013, 11:33AM
Love the icy and dreamy aura of the photos.

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good morning! we are very excited to bring you the first episode of home sweet home, featuring the home of our director of design and image. enjoy!

*the song in the video is guantanamera.

veronica tm -Dec 18, 2009, 6:17PM
what a wonderful house, full of personality and soul. beautiful family too.
Sammi -Dec 17, 2009, 5:49PM
What a fantastic video! More More! Super Super cute house.

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i have a very special preview for you today of a new segment on the blog called home sweet home!  we thought it would be fun to give you all a glimpse into the homes of some of our free people team members, and to kick things off we took a trip to the beautiful home of our managing director of design and image.  she’s a big part of the free people look so we’re thrilled that she let us in and we got to see a little bit of her personal style and what inspires her.   we also got to meet her adorable children!

here’s a sneak peak into her home, and stay tuned for the video… it’s coming soon!






-Dec 19, 2009, 8:59AM
What ever happened to all the capital letters? Ever since the July 9th post, nothing has been capitalized. Is this the format for your blog? I'm not liking it much.

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the latest batch of photos from our fans on facebook!

Jamie Lee -Jan 13, 2010, 9:49AM
Yay! My photo made it. Love you, Free People! :)
fp julia -Dec 15, 2009, 12:31PM
hi morgan! you can upload them to our facebook page (post them to our wall) or email them to'd love to see them!

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i’ve probably mentioned this before but our graphic designers are awesome…i love this artwork!

and since we’re in the holiday spirit, i’ve made it available on our flickr page for you to download! you can use it on your desktop, as a card, or whatever else you may want to do…just click on the image!

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“a bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
– maya angelou

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Ashley -Dec 14, 2009, 4:06PM
This is amazing. It inspires me to start painting again!

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william eggleston is a memphis-born photographer who is credited by many for establishing color photography as a legitimate artistic medium.  the majority of his photographs were taken during the 70s…i’m really drawn to the color and composition.








“this is beginning to be my new favorite kind of light. it brings out a spectrum that appeals to me, warmer colors that i don’t always notice at other times. it’s like when a thunderstorm moves through and the light changes swiftly from cold to warm.” -william eggleston

check out more of his work here.

Amy -Dec 17, 2009, 11:09AM
I love the nostalgia of these photos, the sunlight in this time of the day can be so interesting! Keep up the good work, I love the good vibes I get from FP! what a good aura you all have!
Ashley -Dec 14, 2009, 4:13PM
These photographs are beautiful. The color of the light in these photographs remind me of all the great times in my life! Like first kisses and walking home from my first softball game!

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Ashley -Dec 14, 2009, 4:20PM
Everyone looks amazing! I want to work with the fp group! You guys look like fun!
natalie -Dec 14, 2009, 2:11AM
Everyone at fp has amazing style! love all the looks :))) xoxo

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good morning! i have lots of fun photos for you today from last nights 1920s themed holiday party here at the navy yard…it was a blast, and building 543 looked beautiful. here are some photos i got while they were setting up, followed by some taken at the party.






stay tuned for a 1920s office style post!

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