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what’s everyone up to this weekend? i am seeing one of my favorite bands, my morning jacket, at penn’s landing on sunday and i can’t wait!!! i have loved them for years and seeing them at this venue (which is pretty small) should be amazing. i haven’t seen them since bonnaroo ’08, when they released their last album evil urges,  so i’m curious to see what songs they play.

i’m trying to get there early to get good seats so i can take pics!

if i wasn’t doing that, i would probably take a day trip to bethel, new york, for their harvest festival. our vintage buyer told me about it – it takes place on sunday at the site of the original woodstock festival and there’s a farmers market,crafts, live music and more. sounds like so much fun!

more info here.

happy friday!

Tory -Sep 05, 2010, 5:13PM
I just saw MMJ in Chicago! The show was unreal I took some pretty cool pics if you wanna check them out.. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2799455&id=1928671
craig ballantyne -Sep 04, 2010, 6:55PM
Very educating blog, bookmarked the site in interest to read more!

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another fp girl recommended here we go magic to me – i had heard of them before but never actually listened to their music. i’m so happy to have discovered them – i listened to their latest album, pigeons, on repeat for an entire day after i discovered it. it’s really mellow and kinda psychedelic… great for a day like today.

check out a couple of their songs:


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they’re touring with dr. dog this fall so if they’re coming to your area check them out – i know i will! check out more songs and tour dates here.

i recently discovered beck’s record club and i think the whole premise behind it is pretty awesome. the record club is an informal meeting of musicians who come together to record an album in a day.  they have done albums by the velvet underground, leonard cohen, inxs and even yanni.  the results are pretty great- and they post a video of them recording the tracks once a week.  they are rough renditions, often first takes, which i think makes it even cooler.

here’s one of my favorites, from the songs of leonard cohen, with a group that includes Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Will from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy and Beck.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

interesting note- this album was picked by andrew of MGMT, and their second choice was ace of base. can you imagine how that would sound?

check out more here.

Tiffany -Aug 24, 2010, 2:33PM
love the song! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/
Tom -Aug 24, 2010, 11:36AM
This is really cool. I can't wait to hear more.

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…and i’ll play you some songs :)

a playlist made by our interns featuring their favorite tunes of the summer :)

julie -Aug 21, 2010, 1:46AM
i love chiddy bang!

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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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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.

source.

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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