“raindrops might fall on my head sometimes, but i don’t pay ‘em any mind. then again, i guess it ain’t always that way.”
kurt vile may be one of the best artists to come out of philly in a long time. after hearing his newest album, smoke ring for my halo, i feel that i can say that. i thought his last album was great, but it sort of fell into that lo-fi, psychedelic rock category that you hear so much of, it all starts to sound the same (in my opinion). this album has a much cleaner sound and that’s a good thing- it allows vile’s guitar playing and lyrics to shine. in some songs on this album he actually reminds me a lot of richard ashcroft, who i love. you can stream the entire album right now on NPR, or listen to a few of the tracks below!
martha hunt is one of our favorite models to work with – in our web studio and on catalog shoots, she consistently brings an amazing attitude and free spirited beauty. this past friday, our web studio did a special shoot with martha and had her style all her own outfits, as well as give makeup and hair direction. i got to watch and take some photos, and i must say… i have a little bit of a girl crush on martha!
she is so fun and full of personality, and the second she sets foot on set she is all business and works the camera like no other. here’s a little behind the scenes look at martha ON duty, along with the final shots our photographer took of the five looks she styled.
*UPDATE 3/14 – congrats to our winner, fariza from california!*
i love everything about our spring store displays, but my favorite part are the amazing fabric covered suitcases. so i was very excited that our display team brought this beauty over to me for us to give away on the blog! can you imagine waiting for your luggage at baggage claim and seeing one of these come around on the conveyor belt?! talk about one of a kind!
underneath the fabric is a durable plastic suitcase, so these can be used although i’d recommend being gentle with it, due to the delicate nature of the hand-sewn fabric and embellishments.
to enter the giveaway, click here and fill out the simple form. we will leave it open for a week and i’ll pick a winner at random on monday. good luck!
Shakuhachi takes you on a trip down romance lane – luxurious chiffons and breezy silks that will make you want to float into the summer months. silks in camel and heart racing tones offset the delicate charm and give you a little bit of “cool”.
Shakuachi was birthed a decade ago in Australia from creative experimentation and a kaleidoscopic vision. Jessie White the founder and designer has cultivated a solid global presence and a broad, enduring following with style mavens and celebrities throughout the US, Japan and Europe. We have invited her label into Free People!
i went over and checked my mail today and was surprised to find a package waiting, from an unknown address and marked “do not bend.” i carefully opened it and out slid two pieces of cardboard taped together, inside of which were two pieces of art and a card.
“dear julia…here is a little fan art i created for free people. i am an artist and budding textile designer from queens, new york. i have been wearing free people for years now and i am a faithful follower of the building 25 blog. i love the free people aesthetic. it’s refreshing how interactive the company is with their customer base. free people is more like a community than just a brand. thank you for all the cool clothes and inspiration. love, melissa.”
this means so much, melissa! thank you!
as if that wasn’t enough, i was also sent this amazing bouquet of flowers from sullivan owen.
A Spring face is on my mind – after the dull winter I’m itching to enliven myself and snap out of this greyness.
Golden highlights, spring like skin with a soft glow and subtle make up. Below are the looks that inspire my beauty, thought and the products that I want to buy.