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Only one more day left, and im already feeling a little blue, its going to be hard to leave this fun land.
Saturday was one of our Fp girl’s birthdays and of course we celebrated in style. Woke up to a champagne breakfast, which after a night of heavy dancing was the best thing ever!

We chilled out on the patio soaking in the sun rays then headed into the festival giggling to cheesy pop in the car. Parked in VIP then snap happy me got to work. The look for Saturday was definitely long dresses (the Meadows were out in full force) loads of girls were wearing feathers tied in their hair too, which i thought was pretty cute.

An inspirational idea i had from the girls here was to wear the cute lingerie slips with denim shirts an idea i might just steal!
It was so nice to see a lot of people recycling their Free People shopping bag too and using it as a great festival bag, i was also choked to see a guy sporting one and still managing to look cool!

The music of the night made me so proud to be British…
Hot Chip, The XX ( oh oh oh Jay-Z came on and collaborated with them, which was beyond amazing) and headliner of the night MUSE. Geeeezzzzz Louise the MUSE was incredible – a great performance that blow me off the face of the earth. A visual masterpiece with the sickest light show ever!

Got back to the villa feeling pretty dazed – an amazing day!

Ivana -Apr 22, 2010, 4:46PM
An inspiration to read and pics to admire.....wish I was there...xx FAB and FUN...what else is there..xx Love it..!!!xx
Ashley -Apr 19, 2010, 1:41PM
Where are the pics from the Store Birthday Event in Topanga on Saturday???

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It was a long drive from Santa Monica to Indio where Coachella is held the traffic was crazy but worth it when we finally arrived at the La Quinta resort. Wow Weeee it was beautiful like a little Mexico getaway. We threw our bags in our room and headed into the Californian Sun drenched music land
The festival was like a free people summer camp, I couldn’t believe my eyes so many girls were wearing Free People and looking adorable in it too J
The most seen items were the; Ends in Sequin Dress, the long maxi dresses and the Bag for Coachella was no doubt the studded side sling bag!
My look of the day was the girl above in the yellow crochet dress; she had the look spot on!!!
After stalking the Style Savvy crowd we headed to see Passion Pit perform and yes we danced so hard, the warm desert breeze came as the sun went down ready for LCD Sound system and of course headliner of the night Jay-Z who finished off the night with a storm, bringing Beyonce onto the stage wasn’t a bad idea either everyone went wild.
Happy thoughts-àsleep
Stay tuned!

-Apr 18, 2010, 2:23PM
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-Apr 18, 2010, 1:15PM
keep your eyes peeled for emile hirsch walkin around coachella! take a picture :) great outfits and the festival looks amazing. lovin' these updates! xo

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We’ve landed in California and are ready to hit one of the best Music festivals around.

The anxiety was unbearable @ the airport… so we thought the best way to beat this before the 5 hour flight was to wash it away with crabby fries and Blue Moon beer. My did it work… followed by  a blast of our pre Coachella playlists on our iphones!

We packed light as we figured there will be no time for 5 hour dress ups. Denim shorts, crop tops neon lingerie and yes an array of the free people bandeaus. Oh, and one must not forget the leather jacket and wayfarers. You can’t do a music festival without having that little touch of rock ‘n roll to your attire.

We landed in California and packed up our SUV and drove down to Santa Monica (where we were staying for the night) with Jimi Hendrix vibrating the air around us.

We arrived at our destination tired and nauseous. However, the flood lit pool that welcomed us was enough to perk our spirits up again. Spag ball and red wine followed with chats of our next day plans.

Heads hit pillows at 10.30 with dreams of Coachella…

Now we are up and ready to go eeeeeee the excitement is unbearable.

Stay tuned for Day 1 Coachella!!!!

(via fp jemma)

eliza -Apr 17, 2010, 11:52AM
I wish I was there!!
-Apr 17, 2010, 5:24AM
So jealous can't wait to hear more

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tomorrow, hundreds of independently-owned record stores across the country are celebrating record store day!  there is nothing like a good record store…one that you walk into and immediately feel your ears perk up to catch whatever the store is playing, because they always have the best tunes on as background music while you dig through piles of records and used albums.  the staff knows more about music than you do and makes recommendations for albums you didn’t even know about yet, but sure enough end up on repeat in your stereo.  countless times i’ve stopped into my favorite local store, a.k.a. music in old city, with the intentions of buying one album, but leave with my arms full of new treasures and practically run home to listen to them all.

the record store day website has a complete listing of all the venues participating tomorrow, and a lot of them will have special promotions and in-store visits from musicians!  so make sure you stop by your local store to say hello and pick up some tunes :)

a.k.a. music, philadelphia

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the king of all record stores…amoeba music on haight street in san francisco.  man i miss this place.

lbutton -Apr 17, 2010, 12:20PM
i will be going to third man records today, jack white's record store here in nashville, and Grimey's- the king of record stores in Nashville. Grimey's was even in USA Today yesterday (see link). So excited!
Laura -Apr 17, 2010, 1:49AM
I miss 611 Records off South Street (across from the fabulous Infinite Piercing). They closed a couple of years ago but I still have the 611 sticker on my car. *everyday junglist*boh boh!*

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thom yorke

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the xx

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just a few of the bands our girls are excited about seeing at coachella! we’ve also made a playlist of tunes by bands playing at the festival for you to enjoy:


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physician assistant -Apr 14, 2010, 10:15AM
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!
Rob -Apr 14, 2010, 4:13AM
nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

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if i had to put mgmt’s music into words it would be… summer 2008, days spent in the parks of san francisco listening to music, hoola hooping and hanging out with friends, dancing barefoot all night till you’re drenched in sweat, and watching the sun come up. few albums capture a moment in time so clearly as oracular spectacular did for me. this leads to high expectations for their new album – and i am still undecided whether congratulations lives up to my expectations or not, but i’m giving it time because it took me a few listens to warm up to their first album. their music is the type you hear in the background at parties, or see live at a music festival, and once it is experienced – rather than just listened to – the moment sticks with you. they’re a little out there but i love them, i think they’d be so fun to hang with. they’re playing coachella this year and i’m sure they’ll be one of the festival highlights!

listen to some songs from the new album below and let me know what you think!


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barefootjaime -Apr 16, 2010, 3:17AM
suMMer 08' Sounds like that should be eVerY suMMer and/or weekend if you ask me~ Hoopin? I didn't know you FP girls were down with some hoopin. I love ya'll more and more~ <3
Lola -Apr 13, 2010, 11:53PM
I love their new stuff just as much

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to get you all in the mood here are some beautiful images taken by hedi slimane at last year’s coachella festival. i’m used to seeing festival images in color, and i think seeing them in black and white really adds to the emotion and starkness of the images.

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the lollapalooza lineup is here!

green day and lady gaga? no thank you. soundgarden, arcade fire, strokes, phoenix, MGMT, jimmy cliff, black keys, national, spoon, grizzly bear, wolfmother, yeasayer, the XX, edward sharpe (and i could keep going)? YES PLEASE.

one of the hardest things about festival season is deciding which one to go to, because only in my wildest dreams can i attend them all. this just might be a lollapalooza year, although i still think the sasquatch lineup is the best… lollapalooza will take place august 6th-8th in grant park, chicago.

don’t forget to stay tuned to the blog as a couple of our girls are headed to coachella next weekend – and if you’re going, maybe we’ll see you there!

-Apr 07, 2010, 7:15PM
no lady gaga is the best.
Bronwyn -Apr 07, 2010, 3:38PM
you're first paragraph about the bands is EXACTLY what I would have written! ahaha (booourns to green day and gaga) may i suggest you also check out The Morning Benders. Rad band. You will love. Lolla here I come!!!!

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today’s featured artist is actress/singer/style icon charlotte gainsbourg. she has long been france’s sweetheart and calls paris home, but she’s making a name for herself in the US as well thanks to her latest album, IRM. since releasing the album she has embarked on her first live tour, culminating with a top spot in this year’s coachella lineup (she’s playing on sunday).  IRM is a collaboration with beck, who wrote and produced the songs using notes and lyrics that charlotte supplied. the subject matter on the record is heavy- in 2007 she underwent surgery for a brain hemorrhage – the title track “IRM” is MRI in french, and incorporates the sounds of the machine. while that might sound ominous, the song is actually upbeat and the feel of the album is uplifting. it is the story of someone overcoming a challenge and using that difficult situation to make something beautiful.

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the clothing menu -Apr 06, 2010, 10:10PM
i love charlotte's music and style! i wrote about her on my blog recently too. http://theclothingmenu.com/2010/02/jadore-these-french-fashion-icons/

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in 1966 graham nash took a train from casablanca to marrakesh, and the experience moved him to write about the sights, sounds and feelings in what became the song named after the train, “marrakesh express.” the line that stands out to me is “had to get away to see what we could find,” a sentiment shared by many artists and musicians who traveled to morocco in the sixties. read the lyrics and listen to the song below, and imaging you’re traveling trough deserts and palm groves with mountains on the horizon and the spirit of discovery in your soul…

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Denisse -Apr 07, 2010, 3:34AM
:D cant wait for the pics then!
fp julia -Apr 06, 2010, 4:46PM
hi denisse! thanks for all the suggestions - you'll be happy to know that we actually didn't go to casablanca or fes, our team went to marrakesh and essaouira. we will have tons of stuff on essaouira coming up. thanks!!

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another fp girl asked this the other day and a bunch of us looked it up – the results were pretty funny.  some of our songs were pink floyd’s “another brick in the wall,” “up where we belong” by joe cocker & jennifer warner and “careless whisper” by wham :)

so tell me… what was the number one song when you were born?

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Manda -Jul 17, 2012, 8:41PM
Load by Metallica
Stephanie -Apr 02, 2010, 12:37PM
"Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi Ironically, I have had the biggest celebrity crush on Jon Bon Jovi since I was little. Haha!

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i had never heard of angus & julia stone until last week, when fp jemma told me about them.  i’m so glad she did because their music is beautiful and they also happen to have a new album coming out today called down the way! angus and julia are brother and sister and their music is as light and airy as these photos of them…listening to it feels like a bike ride on a summer day or dangling your legs off the end of a pier looking out at a sparkling lake. her voice has a similar quality to joanna newsom and his is its perfect complement – very soothing and understated.  their music is simple and sweet, and a perfect soundtrack for spring and summer. their video for “mango tree” captures this essence to a t – watch:

i also love this collage from their deluxe edition album packaging that uses photos from their family albums. now listen to some of their songs below and tell me what you think!


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kristy -Mar 30, 2010, 5:21PM
such an amazing pair.
kristina -Mar 30, 2010, 2:24PM
i was just listening to angus and julia walking in the woods ;]

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