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Macramé has landed on our fp page bringing a little bit of unique texture to our summer feet. Many people get confused with Macramé and crochet so here’s a little about its background. Macramé is an art of decorative knotting without using needles or hooks. By using a series of knots, it can be created using any kind of material. You can use fine thread or even use leather strips. The outcome – a truly unique texture that creates interest.

We love the 1970’s influence and the workmanship aesthetic it portrays deriving from the early sailors of the seven seas.  Sailors made macramé objects in off hours while at sea, and sold or bartered them when they landed, thus spreading the art to places like China and the New World. Nineteenth-century British and American sailors made hammocks, bell fringes, and belts from macramé. They called the process “square knotting”, after the knot they used most frequently.

However, the trend has made its way back and made an impact on the runaways for spring/summer 2011, but how do you wear such an intricate look?

Let the texture tell the story of your outfit; team with a simple sundress and brown satchel, maybe a no print outfit would work best avoiding over busy-ness or run wild with the 70’s look and team some cute little Macramé shoes with bell bottoms and a simple tee.

We’re loving the shoes that are featured here they’re the ideal summer shoe!

See Macrame product here: Gretna Macrame Wedge Shoreline Binetti Bag

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Phill Bear Arrington -Jun 05, 2011, 11:45PM
those shoe's are great work of art. I love the craft for 31 year's Macrame chair's is one of my Specialty macrame is awesome.
How to Macrame -May 23, 2011, 3:30PM
That brown macrame dress is really cool, but it looks kind of heavy at the top? Macrame is definitely hot for this summer!

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desert terrariums

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i am in love with these little terrariums from litill! something about the combo of white sand, cacti and happy colors really appeals to me…they seem like they’d be pretty easy to make too! another summer project added to the list… Read more »

Andrea -Jul 23, 2013, 3:03AM
would love these as a diy!
Joni -Jun 03, 2011, 6:49AM
LOVE IT

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a few of you have asked about the amazing rope swirl tapestries in our new store displays and you’re in luck because one of our display artists put together a tutorial on how to make them! it looks like such a fun rainy day project.

what you need: a large piece of cardboard,  black marker, scissors, rope in various sizes and colors, neon twine, pompoms.

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use a variety of different colors and textures to create a fun swirl – these purple and orange tassels are just another piece of string woven in with the others!

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once you’ve got it down, you can make a whole bunch in different sizes and colors, to create a whole wall tapestry just like the ones in our stores :) i can’t wait to try this!

Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration!

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We have the uber cool Ruby Aldridge in our studio today. She screams rock chic and she’s adding a cutting edge to our looks. She’s having a blast dancing around to the NY Dolls, she’s full of energy I can’t wait to see her styled up on our web.

 

suzie -May 18, 2011, 12:40PM
I got to take this picture of Ruby! Thanks so much Jemma :) Fun fact: She made the necklaces she's wearing! She found the charms at flea markets and fashioned them together herself, Très chic!
Stormy -May 17, 2011, 11:54PM
Stunning!

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Elayna -May 23, 2011, 12:07PM
i love this post more then anything. i live for these songs <3 and the pictures are god. <3
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our new houston galleria store shot a lookbook with texas photographer shanna ingram and when i first opened these photos i was completely floored! these girls are gorgeous and the photos are lovely.

in this look: we the free concert raglan, mesh maxi half slip, lacey layering skort.

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in this look: fp-1 mesh maxi skirt, floral seamless bodycon slip, austin festival bag.

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in this look: boxy sheer stripe pullover, pearl eagle pendantfiona sunglasses, scarf coming soon.

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in this look: polynesian princess romper, even dots bandeau.

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in this look: skinny stripe bodysuit, fp-1 mesh ombre skirt.

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in this look: lovely lace halter tunic, honey textured tube, miranda sun hat.

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in this look: honey textured tube, scalloped eyelet short, raggy desert scarf, ombre seed bead collar.

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in this look: hinted florals maxi dress.

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in this look: wideleg sheer gauchos, fp-1 plaid crop top, embroidered mesh crop top, eastwood crossbody.

so beautiful, ladies! nice work :)

Daniel -May 19, 2011, 11:11AM
These photos are really awesome! I know the photographer and you can see more of her work at www.shanrenee.com.
darkberry32 -May 18, 2011, 11:31AM
Love Love Love this store!

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it is rainy and chilly in philadelphia today and i am longing for tropical air and salt water…

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behind the scenes photos by thomas northcut.

Brooklyn -May 20, 2011, 5:17AM
You shot in my neighborhood!!!! Why wasn't I invited!!??
Taylor -May 17, 2011, 1:05PM
These are great! I love the picture of the model writing in her journal! :) I agree, it makes you want to be somewhere warm and tropical...not humid and rainy. --the rain isn't supposed to stop until sunday too. :( www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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We reached out to Mandy, our blogger friend at Oracle Fox, to guest blog for Free People from Australia Fashion Week. I was super excited that she was willing to do this for us, as it’s one of my favorite fashion weeks around, and we knew she would do a stellar job documenting it!

She documented the scene of great fashion and the beautiful relaxed lifestyle Australia has to offer. Here’s round 1 of her favorite shows. If you could go to any fashion week which one would you choose? Mine would definitely be Australia.

“The styling at the Miss Unkon show was spectacular!! I loved the beautiful earth tone colour palette and the way the show was accessorized with long delicate necklaces, tribal braiding and incredible body art!”

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“I love this shot of Ivan Rodic taking Nicole from Gary Pepper Vintage’s picture, I think this piccies sums up the whole Australian fashion week vibe…amazing street photographer-check, amazing fashion blogger-check, amazing style-check, opera house-check”

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-May 17, 2011, 1:46AM
precious pink. Luv the sox w/ sandels. how brave and warm, all @ the same time. mmwah!
Claire -May 16, 2011, 10:08PM
This is too good, thanks for this!!!

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i’m so excited to show you our new summer store displays now that they’ve been installed in all of our stores! these photos are from the opening of our new houston galleria store.

here at the navy yard our display team gets to work painting straw baskets! these photos make you realize just how much hard work and crafting they do…

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the new store space is like a blank canvas about to be brought to life.

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the display team works their magic with the ombre rope to create an amazing macrame wall installation!

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the opposite wall is adorned with this incredible rope tapestry pieced together with yarn, pom-poms and trims from india.

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the delicate “sari dori” display that drapes from the ceiling is made of strips of fabric from indian saris strung together.

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i love all the beautiful dark wood.

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the bottoms of the baskets have been painted with neon colors and hung on the walls and above the cash-wrap as lights! so awesome.

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they’re also great for holding plants :) which leads me to my favorite part of the new displays…

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the window display, where these incredible swings live! i would kill to have one of these at my beach house. i mean really…

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so beautiful.  and stay tuned, because i have not one but two amazing pieces of the summer displays to give away on the blog… trust me, you don’t want to miss this one ;)

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Jessica -May 16, 2011, 8:01PM
Great post! I love the first photo. It is so inspiring.
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-May 16, 2011, 12:25PM
thrilled to see my photography posted here!! :) Celeste was a great model for the painter inspired shoot. -Kelsey Chance
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Grilled Cheese?

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I was raised in an Italian family with real Italian cooks, so I have a tendency give anything an Italian spin in the kitchen. Hence this week’s recipe – my favorite grilled cheese sandwich – is nothing short of delicioso. It’s crazy easy to make and tastes just as good as any fancy Panini.

Ingredients:

2 Slices of bread (I like wholegrain, but if you want the traditional thing, go for ciabatta bread)

1tbsp Pesto

1 Canned artichoke – quartered

1 roasted red pepper – cut into 3 pieces

2 slices of fresh mozzarella (Mozzarella is traditional, but I didn’t have any when I made the sandwich, so I substituted a blend of jack cheeses. You can experiment with whatever cheeses you like. I highly recommend it.)

Spread pesto on both halves of your bread

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Place roasted red pepper on one half

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Place artichoke pieces on top of the roasted red pepper

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Place cheese on top of the artichokes & then toast both sandwich halves in the toaster oven – or regular oven at 350F if you don’t have a toaster oven – until cheese melts (approx 5 minutes).

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Place the top slice of bread on top, cut in half, and you’re done!

Colehaber -May 16, 2011, 9:17AM
that. looks. AMAZING! I want one!! www.colehaber.com
ashley -May 16, 2011, 8:50AM
this looks absolutely AMAZING! must try it out asap! {a little dash of ash}

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