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Hey Australia and New Zealand! It’s your last chance to get free shipping and 10% off on all orders over $100!! Promo lasts through November 1st.
BUT, don’t worry if you missed it because starting November 2nd we are offering discounted shipping to Australia - at a flat rate of 7.95. Enjoy!
It’s come to that season where gift giving is on everyone’s mind and we always need a helping hand in knowing what special items are out there. We went around our home office and asked our seniors what items they are all about this Fall.
Here they tell us what item they love from out Fall collection
Last week you saw a sneak peek of our holiday catalog, which explores the influential decades of the 1920s, 50s, 70s and modern day. The catalog is now online and each week we’ll be exploring one of these decades here on the blog!
Chapter One: The 1920s
Paris in the twenties – a magical place and magical time. When the “Lost Generation” found itself and found its voice in Left Bank cafes and cabarets. Gertrude Stein and Ernest Hemingway. James Joyce and Pablo Picasso. Josephine Baker and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Freedom, jazz, and love and joy.
Clockwise from top left:
Ernest Hemingway, pictured in his army uniform, who popularized the phrase “une generation perdu,” or Lost Generation, in his novel The Sun Also Rises. The term referred to the generation that came of age during the first World War, and included other writers and artists like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein.
The automobile became a widespread means of transportation in the 1920s, when Ford introduced the affordable Model T. Pictured is a Crossley, a popular car in 1920s Europe.
A shot from our holiday book that captures the 1920s Parisian cafe scene.
An example of 1920s fashion; the 1920s were a time when women were liberated from constraints – they wore flapper dresses, pants, and skirts that bared their calves, menswear style shoes and cloche hats that covered their short bobs.
One of the most iconic novels to come out of the 1920s was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Set in 1920s New York, his words paint a picture of glamour and sadness, and of the lost generation that was struggling to find itself.
One of the most influential fashion figures of the 1920s, and still today, was Coco Chanel. She was an innovator in setting trends of the 1920s like menswear-inspired fashion, and launched the famous Chanel No. 5 perfume in 1921.
Stay tuned for more on the fashion of the 1920s and behind the scenes from our shoot in Paris!
View the complete November catalog here!
Yet another thing to love about fall is the plethora of squash varieties you can discover at farmer’s markets and the grocery store. It’s a great time of year to dream up dishes, and experiment around. The following recipe is one of my favorite results from doing so thus far this season.
1 Acorn Squash
1 Pint of Non-Fat Cottage Cheese
¼ Cup Dried Cranberries
¼ Cup Pistachios – shelled and chopped
1 Tbsp Honey
½ Tsp Cinnamon
½ Tsp Allspice
2 Tbsp Macadamia Nut Oil
Preheat oven to 400F. Cut your acorn squash in half
Scoop out insides with a spoon
Brush squash with macadamia nut oil
Cover a baking sheet with tinfoil
Place acorn squash face down onto baking sheet, and place into the oven to cook until soft (approx 30 min).
When your squash is almost cooked, throw cottage cheese, honey, cinnamon, allspice, and pistachios into a blender.
Stir in cranberries, and then spoon filling into squash. Garnish with cinnamon.
I saw this work by Carly Waito on Oracle Fox and immediately assumed they were photographs of actual gems and minerals – but no – they are oil paintings. Can you imagine the patience and attention to detail that must go into them? So amazing.
I like this quote from the artist’s website:
“Each painting expands the infinitesimal traits of the artist’s tiny subjects, rendering them as detailed maps of an otherwise invisible geological universe.”
Go see more on her website!
DO: sleep in
Sometimes you just need to sleep in and not feel an ounce of guilt about it. Life is go go go, and there are ten million things you want to do. It’s easy to forget how exhausted you are sometimes. Or maybe you take note, but that doesn’t stop you from packing more things into your day and limiting the hours of sleep. Take advantage of the weekend. Don’t set an alarm, and sleep until your heart desires. Hang out, read a book, cuddle with your pet, and take time getting up. Just for once, don’t rush yourself, and relish in the sea of calm. The body needs this to rebuild. It’s healthy to do once in a while, and there’s absolutely no reason to feel bad about it.
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Western-inspired looks were everywhere around the office this week. Sprinkled throughout, I picked up on notes of fringe, brass, and hide. People were tying handkerchiefs around their necks and throwing on boots like the old cattle ranchers. Others interpreted a more feminine side, piling their heads high with braids and showing off lace-up stockings.
my jaw is on the floor – gold-tipped snakeskin cowboy boots…
peace.love.& great outfits
Stepping into my mod world…
When free people launched this trend I became all nostalgic, being British I studied this movement through my fashion and design course and feel honored that one of the significant designers of this time is from my homeland Wales. When I think of MOD I think of Mary Quant amongst other things. She was a Welsh fashion designer and British icon, who was instrumental in the mod fashion movement; she was one of the designers who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants and showed a generation how to dress to please themselves, she created the ‘London Look’ that was so apparent during this time.
What mod means to me?
To me mod means ‘swinging London’ a time when fashion and style was everything, a time when mods and rockers became huge rebels and pop culture influenced fashion in a big way, psychedelic rock and bob haircuts… now I wish I was right in the thick of things in carnaby street London, 1960’s
Here’s my inspiration and a great editorial I found in self service magazine starring Arizona Muse and Daphne Groeneveld
Snuggle up with the LA Free People Showroom
Anyone who comes in and purchases a sweater, thermal, or sweater legging will be entered into the raffle to win a trip to the LA showroom! The trip includes a sneak peak at the spring line, lunch with the showroom team as well as a styling/fit session with the new product. The more items you purchase the more chances you have to win. Opportunity ends Monday!
For more information and to RSVP click here.
King of Prussia Mall
The store will be participating in the mall-wide trick-or-treating going on 11am – 1 pm on Saturday, October 29th. There will be candy and cookies, live children-friendly music, and pumpkin decorating with glitter, feathers, gems, and other crafty items!
Pumpkin decorating will take place from 1-3pm.
Music featuring live jazz, with Max Christian on piano and Ryan Hux on double bass, will play from 1-5pm.
All Day – purchase a black, orange, or “ghostly” white item to be entered into a raffle for your chance to win a unique piece from the Fall display or an FP gift card.
For more information and to RSVP click here.
If you live in the area we hope you can make it!