good morning! so, i know its summer and it seems a little odd to talk about thermals, BUT we have some amazing new thermal styles and i think they’re perfect for those cool summer nights at the beach :) which one is your favorite?
I always get inspired when I go to New York and even more inspired by the Young designers who emerge from there. So, when I heard we were carrying Madison Harding, a street provocative footwear line, my inspirational bank started to fill up.
Free-spirited and all-around chic, Madison Harding thrives on the creative style that flawlessly blends modern looks with a vintage edge. These shoe designers draw inspiration for their retro, yet street provocative footwear line from the beloved Lower East Side and New York’s staggering music and art scene
Hilary Rosenman and Barri Budin bonded over a shared love of fashion and contemporary design during their college years. After school, they moved to the East Village in New York City to start their careers in the fashion industry. Hilary served as a fashion market editor and Barri assisted at a contemporary fashion showroom. Soon after, they discovered a lack of accessible, high-fashion shoes designed for the downtown city girl, so the girls set out to follow their true passion, footwear.
The name Madison Harding represents the designer’s roots, Hilary grew up on Madison Ave in New York City and Barri on Harding Drive in New Jersey.
Their shoes fit in perfectly with a New York City girl’s essential wardrobe! what inspires you about New York?
a couple of weeks ago, inspired by a tutorial on honestly…wtf, one of my coworkers was inspired to bring back her love for making friendship bracelets, and created this masterpiece :) personally, i’ve only ever been able to do the straight line across or the V pattern, so i had to know how to do this.
for this tutorial we’ll learn how to make a smaller scale version of the bracelet, and once you get the basic steps down you can start experimenting with more string and lots of colors!
what you need: embroidery thread, scissors and tape.
click read more to see the full tutorial!
view the lookbook online here.
we had a surprise concert right outside our office today at noon – and guess who it was? twin shadow, who’s song you may remember from our january catalog video :) not too shabby for a tuesday at work!
thanks twin shadow!
sunshine daydream… that’s what austin felt like. the heat of the sun and the chill of the barton springs water, the taste of tacos and micheladas, the smell of wild flowers and vintage shops, and the sound of live music…
we had an amazing dinner at east side show room with tolly of austin eavesdropper, indiana of adored austin, joanna of keep austin stylish, michelle of bleach online, and kristen, amanda and rachel of do512!
i really do, austin.
thank you so much to everyone who came out for our july catalog release party on friday at the mohawk room in austin! we had an amazing time, the happen-ins killed it, and we met some wonderful people. austin will always have a special place in our hearts :) here are some photos from the event!
the poster we had made of one of our favorite shots from the catalog!
upon entry guests could pick up a free people bag and discount flier, enter into our raffle to win fp gift cards, and check out some merchandise from the happen-ins. stay tuned, once we pick the winners from the raffle i’ll let you guys know!
cutie pie :)
fp girls in the house looking fab!!
beautiful joanna of keep austin stylish.
we previewed our july catalog video for the attendees, and then the happen-ins took the stage for a phenomenal set that had the crowd dancing up a sweat!
alexandra shot some photos at the show, i will definitely share them with you guys when i have them!
john michael’s shoes :)
huge thanks one more time to alexandra valenti, the happen-ins and the mohawk room! xoxoxo
*update – check out more fashion photos from the event here!