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 :)
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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.
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.
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.
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!
check out more of her work on her blog.
thanks jessica! you’re so talented!!
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.
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!
such a great batch of photos from our facebook fans today…sporting fp in some beautiful locations!
about to explore a cave in mexico
not positive where the last two were taken, let me know if they’re your photos!
our january catalog was shot in prague and it is beautiful! i’m really excited about it, and i have tons of photos our team took while they were over there shooting that i’ll be sharing with you on the blog throughout the month!
here’s a preview of what you’ll see in the catalog…
you can also check out the whole thing online, here!