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“How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you – you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences – like rags and shreds of your very life.”

~Katherine Mansfield

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Anna Jane Hollow -Sep 14, 2011, 2:58PM
The very top image was taken by me. Would you mind resetting the source to my website? It's: http://www.annahollow.tumblr.com Thank you!
stargirl -Jul 11, 2011, 2:18PM
so creative(:

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Every day in our cafeteria here at Free People they offer the most interesting soups. Since it’s been summer they’ll usually do one chilled option. I’m always intrigued, but never actually like the sample enough to get it for lunch…until the other day. They made this pineapple gazpacho – sounds weird – but I LOVED its mixture of sweet and spicy so much that I ended up devouring it down for lunch. At home I later tried to replicate the dish and found it’s beyond easy. The only thing is, you’ll need a bit of planning ahead since the dish tastes better chilled in the fridge over night.

For the Gazpacho You’ll Need:

1 Pineapple

1 Yellow Pepper

¼ Cucumber

½ Sweet Onion

5 Sprigs Cilantro (stems included)

2 tsp Rice Vinegar

½ tsp Spicy Sriracha Sauce

¼ tsp White Pepper

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For The Garnish:

¼ Red Pepper

2 Sprigs Cilantro (leaves only)

Directions:

1. Core & Peel Pineapple. Then cut pineapple, yellow pepper, cucumber, and onion into medium pieces.

2. Throw all gazpacho ingredients into a blender or bowl if you have a hand blender like I do. Puree until texture is smooth.

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4. Garnish with red pepper and cilantro to serve

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Las Vegas Appliance Repair -Aug 11, 2014, 4:47AM
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DO: turn off the TV

Last week my roommate and I took a big step. We got rid of cable. At first, the thought of fewer bills was a large weight lifted, and then the panic began to set in. We were going to have to quit old habits cold turkey. No more dressing to its background noise in the morning, mindless tv watching after work, or simple scapegoat procrastination.

Just because there’s no cable doesn’t mean we have to sit there bored, however, and I’m quite proud of how resilient we’ve been in thriving without it. It’s funny, before I was always frustrated with having too little time to get things done. Now, there’s miraculously enough time, and all I had to do was turn off the tv. Life has taken on new facets. When you don’t have tv there to entertain you, you automatically busy yourself with something else. I suggest turning it off today, and exploring some of what I’ve been soaking up since I too did the same:

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EXPLORING EXISTENT HOBBIES AND PICKING UP NEW ONES

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FUN CREATIVE ENDEAVORS

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What fun things will you do to fill up the free time?

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-Jul 13, 2011, 9:05AM
It is not the tv that gets me, its the computer haha. I barely ever watch t.v., aside from watching the occasional movie. Howeber, I used to go on Facebook every day and waste my life away. I am much more fulfilled without it haha :)
Amanda -Jul 11, 2011, 2:02PM
Very inspiring! I often feel that after work I have no time for anything - I'm usually home unwinding - in front of the TV. I've already decided to do a nice house cleaning after work today, so I think I'll keep the TV off this time, I'm sure it will get done a lot faster.

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we just shot our july lookbook with bambi northwood-blyth and we all fell in love with her! check out this adorable video of bambi and one of our designers having a friendly drawing competition…it makes me smile :)

hhh -Jul 23, 2011, 12:25PM
she is sooo cute, and pretty. she has really bushy eyebrows but somehow they look nice, and did she say she was an artist or was it a joke!? she is cutee x
Sarah -Jul 11, 2011, 12:10PM
Looooooove Bambi! Can't wait to see the lookbook.

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i know i’ve talked a lot about these guys over the past few weeks on the blog, what with our catalog release party and the free download, but today i wanted you to get to know the happen-ins from their mouths :) here’s a little slideshow interview with the band mixed in with some behind the scenes photos from our catalog shoot!

check them out in our july catalog, here, and don’t forget to download their song “be yer fool” (for free!) here.

paige works in one of our nyc stores and sent along this lovely post about a weekend getaway to martha’s vineyard :) Read more »

-Jul 11, 2011, 7:57AM
i figured FP would feature my little island at some point...we perfectly embody so much the company represents. next time check out Blissed Out in vineyard haven, the coolest new age organic smoothie bar ever! (and just about the only place you'll find a truly healthy meal)
Dyana -Jul 11, 2011, 12:59AM
beautiful! ironic, because im on the island for the whole month of july right now! it truly is as beautiful and free feeling as explained!

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Some people like to dress in strictly black clothing. I’m personally more of a white apparel girl, and then there are some who like to dress in between. We had a lot of black and white all over the office today. Black seemed to be showing up in bolder edgy pieces while summer white was all ethereal in lacey frocks and tunics. Check out how our Free People girls were styling the two it colors!

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fp naomi -Jul 14, 2011, 8:16PM
michele - her skirt is from anthropologie =)
Shirene -Jul 10, 2011, 5:42PM
I love these clothes, and I especially love the third photo! Not only is the outfit an art piece in that picture, but so is the picture itself!

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On Tuesday you all got an introduction to our new capsule collection: FP Spun. In general, I’m a big fan of Free People’s crochet and knit pieces, so word of this collection got me very excited. The pieces are all crocheted or knit with elegant Italian yarns, shiny silk blends, or nubbed soft linens. Seeing the final results, I’m awed – every piece is a masterpiece. I think I know which my favorite is, but what do you all think?

The Eighty Stages Crochet Dress


The Retro Sweater Short

The Dreams of Crochet Dress

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The Fishtail Maxi Skirtfishtail maxi skirt

-Jul 08, 2011, 2:01PM
ALL AMAZING....BEST BATCH IN A LONG WHILE!
Natalia -Jul 07, 2011, 11:14PM
This one was a tough one! I love everything!

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Today our lovely lady of the week styled an outfit from the sample closet here at Free People. She decided to centralize the outfit around the Avenue West Chemise, her favorite piece of the moment, because she absolutely loves how pretty and versatile it is. She wanted to style it unbuttoned, and worn as a bed jacket today, but she said she would also wear it as a dress or with more layers in the fall if it were a piece in her own closet. “Not only is it versatile, but it’s versatile in two ways: day to night and summer to fall.”

She layered the chemise over her own jeans and a rocker style tank to play down its femininity and give the outfit some edge. The HIGH platform shoes in a nude pink color that she chose had that same balance of pretty vs. edgy. Then she mixed it all up by throwing some earthy flavor into the mix with a fringed suede shoulder bag. It’s unexpectedness kept the outfit interesting, and added a whole new level of detail. The whole look was topped off with simple jewelry, a long jade necklace, to avoid distracting from the elegant fringed chemise and the outfit’s other contrasting elements.

fp naomi -Jul 07, 2011, 11:48PM
yupp - aren't they amazing?
alyssa -Jul 07, 2011, 11:26PM
oh my gosh! is she wearing those new jeffrey campbells from the july catalog!? i'm dreaming about them in black...... http://alyssarude.tumblr.com

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If you answered yes to these questions, we have the perfect job for you: we are looking for a new design talent to join our print and color team!

Please submit 3 prints that shows both your love and understanding of the Free People product and your vision of what the product should look like.

You can paint, draw, sketch…anything you’d like…to clearly express your creativity.

We will be accepting projects until August 19th.  Please email a photo attachment (preferably a JPEG) of your project to: designlove@freepeople.com

The designers whose work we love may have an opportunity to travel to Philadelphia to interview and spend a day with us.

We are very excited to find some extremely talented young designers to add to our growing team!

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p.s. to learn more about what our print and color team does, check out this post :)

good luck!

amanda -Oct 10, 2011, 2:58PM
Hey there - wondering what happened with this job opportunity? Has work been reviewed and interviews taken place? thanks,
Beth -Aug 23, 2011, 10:24PM
Just curious as to when the applications will be reviewed and we will be contacted! Thanks!

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it was such a dream to be able to attend this shoot.

Audrey -Jul 08, 2011, 11:04PM
I couldn't tell you the things I would give to live here… http://tbiol.blogspot.com/
alexys oliver -Jul 08, 2011, 3:51AM
i am so impressed with this shoot. serious mojo magic connection... the models, photo team, styling, hair, make-up...just completely in sync. there is something really unique happening in the free people realm that continues to affect the bloggers, the fashion industry and women everywhere. i save and cherish my fp catalogs in the same manner as i did with my sassy magazines.

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Who would’ve thought that the victorian bed jacket would make a comeback!

Well… it sure has, but this time with a twist. we are taking the bed jacket away from the conventional way to wear it and bringing it into a rock ‘N’ roll state of mind by adding attitude.

The victorian bed jacket, which was popularized in the 1930’s by Hollywood films, has been making a statement here in our office, and we love how versatile it is. A cute little easy jacket that can be styled up for the night with a mini and boots or dressed down in the day with a pair of jeans and a lose tee. In our July book we mixed up its delicate nature by adding it with leather and rock t shirts.

A perfect mix to achieve that sweet and hard look!

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Lex -Jul 07, 2011, 11:46AM
AH! Let's Bring Back by Lesley M. M. Blume raved about these! Definitely on my wish list.
stargirl -Jul 07, 2011, 11:14AM
Thats awesome. you guys are so creative!(:

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