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taking place at beauty bar in las vegas tomorrow night is the first ever matt bernson band bash! hosted by women’s shoe designer matt bernson, who’s helena boot and cecelia espadrille wedge are currently available at freepeople.

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the party will be “the complete antithesis of the vegas industry event. no ropes, no VIPs…just incredible music and raucous celebration taking place at the famous beauty bar’s outdoor, fifties-era inspired courtyard and performance space.” here are the bands who will be performing!

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eastern conference champions

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if you’re in the area stop by and check it out!

Valentina -Aug 17, 2010, 11:09AM
Very nice shoes and bands!! good combination, have a nice time!

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i’m not sure what’s better, their performance of “airplanes” or the guy who chases down a robber to get a girl’s purse back.

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Ray -Aug 17, 2010, 2:08PM
This is the first ive heard of them! and a great way too, they make wonderful music AND fight crime! :) they remind me of Bon Iver, who i love also! thanks for introducing me to them!

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the other day another fp girl told me about the LA Ladies Choir, her current obsession.  i had never heard of them before but i was immediately intrigued.  they are a group of 30 women with careers ranging from music, fashion, art, literature and theater, and they sing covers of old folk songs and wear beautiful vintage dresses. how can you not love that? founding member becky stark (front woman of groups kavender diamond and the trio the living sisters) says the one rule of the choir is to sing joyfully, and she doesn’t care if you sing off-key. the ladies perform at venues around L.A., sometimes joined by flea of the red hot chili peppers, whose wife, model frankie raydar, is a member of the group (and her sister missy modeled in our march catalog!).

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check out this video of them performing john lennon’s “happy xmas (war is over)” at space 15 twenty:

LA Ladies Choir perform “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” from Space 15 Twenty on Vimeo.

images from their myspace page.

wholesale ladies apparel -Dec 01, 2010, 4:47PM
All of their dresses are so fabulous! You should mention where all of these vintage dresses were purchased from! I'm sure lots of people would want to purchase these dresses,including me.
Rikki -Aug 12, 2010, 10:54PM
I received a free people catalog from Bloomingdales there was a awsome necklace that the model had on in a few of the outfits. She had other necklaces that are free people jewelry I would like to own this necklace and the manager at one of your boutique suggested I post a blog and that you girls were wonderful and would help me find this necklace? I am a loyal customer of Freepeople.com and your boutique's So please help me. If it is not a freepeople merchandise perhaps you could help me locate it? Thank you in advance for your help. I don't know how to upload a picture on here or if you even can. So if some one could email me I can send you a picture of the necklace. Please help Rickey@RickeyDiMaria.com

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lucky little fp jemma was at lollapalooza this past weekend and sent some pics for the blog – looks like it was a beautiful weekend!

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those of you who were there, what was the highlight of the festival? i’d love to hear about it!

thanks jem xo

Juliet -Aug 15, 2010, 10:45AM
One of my favorite things - and there are many - about living in Chicago is Lollapalooza. I hope everyone stayed an extra day to check out the Art Institute, Millennium Park, and some of our great neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Hyde Park, and Logan Square.
Ellie -Aug 14, 2010, 12:44PM
chicago is so amazing!

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local natives at first unitarian church in philly – 2125 chestnut street, 8pm

celebrate national farmers market week and hit up your local market for some fresh fruit and veggies.

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lollapalooza! grant park, chicago

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the beach – soak it in while summer’s still here :)

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i know some of you have been wondering about our wanderlust winner :) the lucky girl is andrea from fairfax, california! i asked her some questions to learn some more about her, and it’s clear she’s a real yoga lover and free spirit – it’s great she was able to experience wanderlust!

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What is your theme song?

Breathe Me, Sia

If you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?

I’d sail the Caribbean (and the Mediterranean!) with my dad.

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?

Since we’re speaking purely in hypotheticals… an eco-friendly, self-sustaining prefab dwelling; an old typewriter with the longest piece of banana paper imaginable; and an extensive supply of vegan pizza.

How would you describe your personal style? What are your favorite items from free people right now?

I’d say I’m kind of a boho badass, rocking torn jeans, oversized beanies and tight tops with draping jewelry and windswept hair. I’m really digging all the boots and the Ruffled Layers Maxi Skirt at Free People right now. And all the rough cut crystal jewelry is awesome (got me some of that).

What is your biggest fear?

Something bad happening to someone in my family.

Winter, spring, summer or fall?

Summer love… salty hair, tan skin, bikinis, booty shorts, fresh coconuts…

What color are you?

I am chartreuse.

What is your motto?

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu: May ALL beings EVERYWHERE be happy, free, and fully expressed, and may each of us live our lives to that end.

What is your favorite hobby?

Yoga! Though it’s much more than just a hobby…

If you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

A dinosaur (preferably not of the carnivorous variety…) or Pattabhi Jois

What was your favorite thing about Wanderlust?

Live music during yoga classes, especially Chid Rasa with Janet Stone and Hareesh Wallis. So decadent. So galvanizing to the soul. One word: yum.

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here she is getting an adjustment from yoga instructor janet stone at wanderlust :)

Sally -Aug 10, 2010, 12:23AM
I love the jacket in the second to last photo! Congrats on winning :)
kristina -Aug 08, 2010, 12:16PM
what a rad chick! congrats! ;]

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i love the relaxed, hippie vibe of the wanderlust style! captured by one of our awesome fp girls :)

-Aug 07, 2010, 7:51PM
So cool!!! Thank you fp
Amy -Aug 06, 2010, 9:53PM
Awwwwesome pictures! Thanks for putting them up!

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lollapalooza is this weekend! this year’s lineup looks phenomenal – will any of you be there?

here’s a playlist of songs by some of the artists who will perform this year!


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Emily -Aug 03, 2010, 5:02PM
I'll be there all three day! Wohoo!!!! Mumford and sons and edward sharpe are my favorites!
Ana -Aug 03, 2010, 3:59PM
I'll be there Saturday!!! The XX and Phoenix (AGAIN) are my choices.

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i saw the black keys this past friday night at great plaza at penn’s landing in philly. i got there right as they went onstage and by then the venue was packed – my one complaint about this venue is that if you get there late, you will not be able to see the stage.  it’s a great spot though, right on the river, and it was a beautiful night! the next show i’m going to at great plaza is my morning jacket and i will be sure to get there early for that one :)

the best part of the show for me was the beginning – they opened with “thickfreakness,” “girl is on my mind” and “10 a.m. automatic,” all awesome songs. they played a lot from their new album too and it sounded great!

this friday is local natives at first unitarian church yay!

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fp julia -Aug 03, 2010, 11:56AM
aw thanks! philly's not so bad...but i am looking forward to visiting austin for the first time this october for ACL!!!
Rachel -Aug 03, 2010, 11:45AM
I thought Austin had amazing shows 24-7 but I think philly is giving us a run for our money! love your music taste and sharing with us all these amazing artists shows!

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be warned – these photos will make you want to pack your bags and move to tahoe.

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i have already decided i will be going to wanderlust next year :)

-Aug 03, 2010, 11:12PM
amazing. you definitely captured the spirit of wanderlust!! thank you <3
Diana -Aug 03, 2010, 12:46PM
oh my! i really love these pictures the effect is quite stunning!!

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here is some imagery, words and music that inspired our new web theme, “magic carpet ride.”

last night i had the most magical dream.

i laid down my head and my eyes filled with beauty. i felt as if i was spinning in the air and when i looked down i was traveling the sky on my magic carpet…

the sun warmed my face as i swept through the air, my long hair glistened in the sun, trailing behind me. my rug danced around the clouds as i struggled to hold on. i was soaring fast, the wind fleeting past me over the sea and mountains, so fast yet so light. the lights of the cities created circles of lights spinning around in my mind. hanging high the stars created enchanting patterns on the streets below.

so far away, yet i could touch the colors of the world.

i was almost engulfed in the waves of the sea below but i flew so fast the breeze took me in. mist in my hair and eyes all the while spinning lights burned into my eyes creating color on the ocean floor.

i woke with the essence of my dream still in the air around me. when i woke everything came to life. deep passionate colors, exquisite tiles… so inspired i reached for my paintbox drawing from the energy, passion and memories of my magical ride.

i started to paint the patterns of the lights below me. i painted the beauty i saw in the moroccan landscape below, the patterns the tiles made in my eyes. the colors of my dream so bright yet muted by the sea. painting with watercolor my magic carpet patterns, persian rugs and textiles.

my dream is to never be forgotten…i will never let go of this magic carpet ride.

- words written by fp girls here at the home office.

and here is a playlist i put together using some of the songs that inspired our creative team, as well as some that this theme brought to my mind.


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on a cloud of sound i drift in the night
any place it goes is right
goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here
- steppenwolf

go check out the theme on our website!

Morton Hegmann -Jan 24, 2011, 8:32AM
This read was really useful, the article was absolutely marvellous! don't stop writing.
Devin -Aug 02, 2010, 6:08PM
When are you guys going to do another FP changing room? I love those! & Get so much inspiration from them...!

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wanderlust.

thanks jp :)

lindsey -Aug 02, 2010, 1:01PM
hipstamatic iphone app :)
Heather -Aug 02, 2010, 11:51AM
L O V E! The pics and the event! wish i were there!

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