as if having one genius photographer in a household wasn’t enough – guy aroch’s wife, anna palma, is also an incredibly talented photographer. our senior stylist told me about her, and sent along some photos and a video that she shot. what struck me about her work was somewhat similar to why i love her husband’s work- it feels very natural and un-posed. she has a talent for capturing the essence of childhood- imagination, playfullness and fun. this video is amazing- i love the song choice (yeasayer’s ambling alp)!
I went to see Sun Airway the other day at a Making Time event right here in Philly where the band originated from and my… it was more than I expected – with the effect of the computer as a compositional tool creating incredibly intricate, dense, churning synths with plastic-y MIDI sounds, blippy beats, and waves of voices. My mind felt like it was being lifted by a balloon into a sweet sound airwave.
They are constantly on my playlist with “your moon” being played about 5 times a day. They are a band you must check out!!!
when jemma sent me this post, i immediately looked up sun airway as i’m not familiar with them- and stumbled upon this video and sweet story on yours truly – it’s actually best explained in the hand written letter from the band:
as someone who also feels a very strong, albeit inexplicable, connection to john lennon, i found it really touching.
next up is some artwork our reader taylor sent in- a loyal free people fan who reads the blog and comments regularly! her work caught my eye a little while back when she posted a couple of drawings on our facebook page – i love the spirit that comes across in her drawings, she definitely seems like a free people girl!
(you may recall me posting this one once before… i love it!)
i also love these photos she sent in! beautiful :)
thanks for sharing, taylor!
and thank you again to all who have submitted stories, artwork and photos! i love hearing from you so please keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org :)
today i want to share a couple more fan stories that have been sent in!
the first comes from amy, who sent in some photos from her blog on the fresh coast, which is titled after living along the great lakes her whole life and weekending near the wisconson glacial lakes, a common activity among people who live in her area.
i really love the photo of her bedroom, which she decorated with some driftwood wrapped in string, inspired by this photo i posted a little while back:
here’s her take on it:
it looks so cool! i might have to do this :) here are a couple more pretty photos that she sent me from her blog:
when i heard that our january catalog was being shot in paris by guy aroch, i knew before even seeing it that it was going to be amazing. i’ve been a fan of his work for some time now and have a lot of his photos saved in my inspiration folder. in addition to his knack for beautiful lighting and rich colors, he has a magical way of capturing a fleeting moment. looking through our paris book i don’t see a catalog, i see a photo diary of two girls’ adventure through paris as if they were being followed around and photographed without knowing. here’s some more of guy’s inspiring work (some featuring model elsa hosk, one of our january catalog models!).
go see more of his beautiful work here. the images of guy shooting our paris catalog were taken by thomas northcut.
i first came across my breakfast blog when the author, maggie, posted a cute diy project using one of our catalogs. when i checked out her blog, i was immediately drawn to her unique style of writing and quirky, likeable personality. and she happens to post some really yummy recipes that are right up my alley – organic, vegetarian, healthy and still delicious.
here is one of the recipes i came across on her blog recently that i’m dying to try. i’m getting hungry just thinking about it:
toast the bread and spread with raw sun dried tomato garlic sauce. cook one large farm fresh egg sunny side up in an infused garlic olive oil and dress with black pepper. slice avocado and add on as desired. sprinkle with sea salt and more pepper, and voila! breakfast :)
Here at Free People, our design team is made up of 40 people. Though most studied design in college, several did not. Their successes are the same regardless of their degrees. In fact, our two most senior designers majored in computer science and art history.
Please submit a project that shows both your love and understanding of the Free People product and your vision of what the product should look like.
You can sew, sketch, collage…anything you’d like…to clearly express your creativity.
We will be accepting projects until January 30th. Please email a photo attachment (preferably a JPEG) of your project to: email@example.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!
our makeup artist wearing a vintage dress she found at a sidewalk sale outside someones stoop – i love how she paired it with striped socks and boots! she looks awesome.
and i stumbled upon our senior stylist packing for paris- she and another stylist are heading back to shoot our january lookbook, which i’ll tell you guys more about soon! that suitcase is stuffed to the brim with lookbook outfits :)
and here they are on their way out, traveling in style!