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Adrienne -Feb 23, 2012, 12:03PM
Where's that loved ring from? I think I need it.
malin {kodiakbird} -Feb 15, 2012, 6:14PM
lovliest post I have seen this year. you really are free

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The sweet guys in the office handed out roses this morning, they’re beautiful! Thanks guys, you’re the best! Read more »

kassia -Feb 20, 2012, 5:25PM
to cute i love all the roses and the boys look adorabale it's just to cute
becky -Feb 16, 2012, 9:12PM
Bob is just the cutest thing!

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Spread the love, right down to your fingertips! Happy Valentine’s Day :) Read more »

kassia -Feb 20, 2012, 5:29PM
i just had some GOOD roast it was purf LOL
cheap sunglasses hut -Feb 14, 2012, 10:29PM
cute!

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Our Assistant Graphic Designer is fairly new to the company. She came on the scene with a giant smile and quirky style. To my experience, she showed up in a meeting one day with bright points to contribute and a dress that was to die. Graphically, her designs feel fresh. Fashion-wise, she has a cool vintage look and sticks too it. It’s full of tough to replicate, one-of-a-kind items that always come together perfectly. In Free People terms – the Molly style with its own spin – of this tiny, beautiful, and full-of-light character are freshly inspirational. Read on and see what I mean… Read more »

J. Renee Gillies -Feb 14, 2012, 1:42PM
Love the Nantucket Whalers tee!! I'm a jewelry designer at Skar Designs on Nantucket. I live here year-round. If you're ever back for a summer visit stop & see me at my tent at the farmer's market :)
fp naomi -Feb 14, 2012, 12:02PM
Hey guys - she spent two summers in Nantucket helping friends run a business which is where she picked up the Nantucket Whalers shirt and the knit cardigan. The Whalers shirt came from souvenir shop on Nantucket called "The SunkenShip" and the sweater a cute little vintage and wine shop on Nantucket called "Current Vintage." The mink bag she picked up in Rome in a little neighborhood called Via de Parione where a friend of hers lives.

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I love Friday nights… even if they’re low key, it’s a welcome break from the hectic workweek, but this past Friday was a particularly good one. After catching Sharon Van Etten’s free at noon show at WXPN, I finished up the workday, met up with a couple friends and hopped in a cab to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Read more »

Charity Poole -Feb 14, 2012, 9:00AM
That looks like my kind of place! I dream of opening a bar like that one day. Love the wine barrels for tables!
Anna -Feb 13, 2012, 9:49PM
Come find some trend setters at Temple U !

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Our creative team made these unbelievably cute Valentine’s Day downloads and I figured I’d post them today in case you want to print them out and give them to people tomorrow! I love them all so much but I think the fox is my fave ;) Read more »

kassia -Feb 21, 2012, 7:45PM
the pics are so cute i love it wish i could have a poster that looks like that
Marianna -Feb 14, 2012, 9:12AM
I printed several of these and gave them to everyone at my office... they are in love <3

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“love is friendship set to music”

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andrea lynne rose -Feb 13, 2012, 10:32AM
I love this quote. Very true http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/monday-madness.html
Christina -Feb 13, 2012, 10:24AM
I like that. Very true! Just made some Brown Butter Waffles for V-Day. Come see! http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/2012/02/hearty-breakfast.html xo, Christina

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Yesterday after an evening of spending some time with my friends who are visiting New York from London I headed to the Mara Hoffman show. Her fall collection was inspired by “Shaman gauchos”. The ultimate bohemian bombshell sprung to mind as I watched meteorite patterns, tapestry motifs, and “third eye” symbols run down the runway with a jewelry collaboration with All For The Mountain! I left breathless and with a clear indication of how exactly I want to dress for Fall 2012.

Mid afternoon I made my way to “Pie and Thighs” in Williamsburg for a quick southern bite before departing back to Philly in the snow. Tomorrow I’m back to the Big Apple to take a bite at Street Style. I’ll also be checking out the Betsy Johnson show and after party!

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Laura -Feb 13, 2012, 7:51AM
Sweeeet collections those prints are to die for!

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Can’t handle the cuteness! Hope this brings a smile to your Sunday :)

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KK -Feb 13, 2012, 4:34PM
OHMYGAH. This is too much. The cuteness!!! http://skyandkai.blogspot.com/
Cele star -Feb 13, 2012, 4:59AM
Made me smile :)

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Sinful. Gluttonous. Mouthwateringly delicious….

I don’t know exactly how I should sum up these works of cupcake art, but just know they’re one of the best things you’ll ever eat. Read more »

Sophia -Sep 20, 2012, 2:11AM
How do you get the white chocolate to melt at the right consistency?
Kristina -Feb 14, 2012, 11:52AM
Erin, this makes about 18 cupcakes but you will definitely have extra frosting. Katherine, if kept in an airtight container the frosting will last about a week when refrigerated. You can also freeze it for use later if you find you have extra!

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On Thursday February 16th our Brooklyn store is holding an event that will include an art exhibition and raffle with local artist Jennifer Contini! Jennifer does beautiful heart installation paintings, incorporating a multitude of mediums, so it felt appropriate to share some of her work today with the approach of Valentine’s day! At the event, customers who spend $150 or more will be entered in a raffle to win a piece of her lovely work!

Jennifer’s website speaks of her love affair with New York, about which she says “I live and work in a place that beats to the same drum as I do. The fast urban pace of Manhattan is home, and my vibrant downtown neighborhood defines and inspires my work. This is the space where my artistic vein finds higher meaning.” Her pieces have a distinct urban, street art feel, and are like artistic valentines to the city she loves.

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See more on her website. We’ll have more details on the event next week!

Casey -Feb 12, 2012, 12:00PM
These are so fun! I'm laughing to myself calling them 'Heart Art' but these are stunning. I love that they are New York inspired too. I'm dying to move there. Thanks for sharing.
Christina -Feb 11, 2012, 2:18PM
These are crazy! But I love them. Very symbolic of how love can be wild, serene, confusing... but in the end a loving thing. xo, Christina http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

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Yesterday was a busy day, Free People was shooting our February look book at 5 Beekman NY; a beautiful derelict building built in 1882. Our model Martha Hunt danced around in pastels while her face and hair was decorated in bright powder pops and coloured yarns. Next week there’ll be more photos on this so stayed tuned!

Mid afternoon we headed to the Lincoln Centre to see the Charlotte Ronson show. The crowds swamped in, Dead Weather lyrics flooded the room and the spotlight shone on the celebrities seated at the front row – Nicky Hilton, Sky Ferreira… the list goes on.

Charlotte Ronson’s collection was an array of sophistication with a spontaneously cool edge. Colours of bottle green, oatmeal, navy and deep purple collided with quirky geometric prints. It was a collection perfectly executed. Not too old, not too young but, spot on right in the middle!

Now for Fall 2012 I’m all about bottle green and oatmeal!

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laura -Feb 12, 2012, 8:04PM
loved the Charlotte Ronson show!!!
Lucy -Feb 11, 2012, 8:02PM
Amazing I love Charlotte Ronson and I can't wait to see that look book

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