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in case you haven’t noticed, we can’t get enough of surfer style right now- in our may catalog, on our website, in our guest blogger series, we LOVE it. so when i saw this art installation/exhibition by photographer keegan gibbs on another blog i had to share. i love that it mixes a traditional exhibit- art hanging on gallery walls – with installation. and its so realistic, i could definitely imagine some surf rats hanging out in this space!

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so rad. check out his blog for more!

paige -May 15, 2011, 8:40PM
love the summery vibe in these pictures, making me crave the beach and cute surfer boys haha
Faith -May 14, 2011, 7:13PM
It's always interesting to see art spaces taken over by interesting installations! ~Faith p.s. On another note, your site is being spammed... FYI.

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That’s right, we’re adding something to your Saturday to do lists, but don’t worry – we’ll always make sure it’s worthwhile ;)

DO: laugh too hard at one of your own jokes

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Never hold back an opportunity to laugh – even if it’s at yourself! Laughter is one of the most important and powerful human abilities. It can dispel anger or sadness, bring people together, and even boost our immune systems. Self entertainment keeps life fun. So lose all embarrassment, let loose, make a bad joke, and cackle your head off. Think of it as the simplest way to keep yourself healthy – emotionally & physically. =)

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tori -May 16, 2011, 12:43AM
what kind of bike is in the 5th photo
Zoe -May 14, 2011, 1:27PM
This post made me smile! Zoe http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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a birthday party for our awesome senior photographer…

two phones in one…(who remembers the “camera phone” from flight of the conchords?)

and a message from marley to our stylist who just left for our august catalog shoot: i miss you already!

have a great weekend guys :)

Lauren -May 13, 2011, 7:25PM
fp seems like such an amazing place to be. you seem like one big happy family and the chill atmosphere is so cool. such a creative place. love the pictures! p.s. i have to admit i once created my own version of bret's camera phone as well:)

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here at the home office we’re crazy about our seamless intimates.  they’re very “ginger” pieces on their own but are essential layering pieces for all the fp girls.  today some of our buyers all came in wearing their favorite seamless piece styled in some very different but equally awesome ways  – check it out…

a seamless bodysuit is perfect for layering under something semi-sheer like the finale in fringe slip!

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she’s wearing the seamless tupelo honey top over the seamless scoop tank – a great combo with a printed skirt!

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the seamless corset top looks adorable under a button-down shirt!

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the seamless bodysuits are perfect to wear under a skirt too.

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and a little pop of cheerful color goes a long way :) love the color of this eyelet crop bralette!

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beautiful girls :) check out all our seamless items here and tell me:

what’s your favorite seamless item and how would you style it?

Joy -May 26, 2011, 9:15PM
I love the picture.there are more pic here
Maggie -May 18, 2011, 9:42PM
Is the cream fringe cardi in the first picture by FP?

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our creative director rocking some patriotic new jeffrey campbell shoes. amazing! happy friday :)

Oda -May 13, 2011, 6:42PM
Happy Friday! :D
Anna -May 13, 2011, 5:56PM
great shoes!

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australia’s gold coast is located in south east queensland, on the country’s eastern shore. with 35 miles of coastline that includes some of the most popular surf breaks in australia and the world, the area has been a huge draw for both tourists and surfers all over the world. it was also inspiration for a special shop launching today on our website that is our nod to surfer girls everywhere – denim shorts in bright colors, easy knits, bathing suits, summery shoes and pops of neon, its a collection that screams summer fun and adventure.

for her second guest post for us, mandy of the amazing blog oracle fox went down to the gold coast and took some beautiful photos to capture the atmosphere there. i am thinking a trip to australia is definitely in order!

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all images by oracle fox – thank you so much mandy!

and here’s a little collection i made inspired by the gold coast. click on the image to go see more details, and check out our gold coast shop here.

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TESS -May 20, 2011, 8:40AM
THANK YOU!!! this is the first time in ...well for ever..that I have the Gold Coast (and the women that live here) represented properly!!!!! I am absolutely stoked to see the style and ideologies of the Gold Coast girl portrayed accurately - we don't all have fake boobs and orange skin - YEY!!!!!!!
salima -May 14, 2011, 10:53AM
Oracle fox is one of my favourite !! Mandy is so stylish and her pics are so wonderful and full of sun ... I'm happy because I bought your friendship bracelets yippieeee !! I can't wait !! xoxoxo http://blogmoodeuse.blogspot.com

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Our office went crazy this week with bold colours a new trend we’re all loving, it brought a smile to everyone’s face – worn with simple tops and finished off with a touch of ethnic in accessories.

This Colour Block fashion is one of the hottest new trends for the season. It combines the use of two or more blocks of colour in an ensemble. This could be for a top, bottom, tunic, a dress and even a handbag or shoes. Simply it means – creating an outfit by putting areas or blocks of solid color next to each other. It can include monotone, bright colours, muted colors, contrasting and complimentary colors creating an impact outfit for the summer.

We’re also pretty excited about one of our new hires, Dylana – I’m sure you all know her blog Colour Me Nana. She started Monday as our new assistant stylist!!!
I asked her to pull together a colour block outfit for us and she did it perfectly. The ocean green and peach work well together don’t you think?

Here’s her take on colour blocking;

“I love mixing and matching brightly hued pieces together into one look. It is a lot of fun, but if not done correctly, the result can be disastrous. Try to stick to just two really strong colors at one time (like electric blue and shocking pink), and only three at the most (in this case, the colors must complement each other and have similar undertones . . . think orange, pink, and yellow . . . these are my favorite colors to color block with, especially in peachy, almost pastel tones). Don’t try to get too experimental . . . it takes away from the overall effect that the color blocking trend sets out to make. You want to be statement-making, not an eyesore. Just pick your favorite color and pair it with something that meshes well, and just go for it. Keep your accessories simple, and leave behind strong patterns and prints when going for this trend. Simplicity is key when you want color to be the subject of attention in your outfit”

nini scalzo -May 15, 2011, 2:17PM
Free People really got it right to hire Dylana, not only is she talented but to boot she is extremely down to earth and real. She connects with such a broad audience of vintage & relevant tones. Im happy for FP but Im happier for us because I know she will inspire an already phenomenal company.! Felicidades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-May 14, 2011, 9:59AM
I Love the Urban campus in the Navy Yard !!! Free People's Kelly is beautiful and amazing !!! You all have a wonderful work place. The entire Free People gang are wonderful, go Philly !!! I love your catalogs, and your blog is very cool !!

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more behind the scenes from our may catalog, shot in hawaii by frédéric lagrange featuring tallulah morton and elsa hosk. i want to dance on the beach barefoot so badly right now!

all behind the scenes photos by thomas northcut.

shop the may catalog online here!

amy -Jul 30, 2011, 7:56AM
what is the name of the blonde, model she is sooo cute xx
Hannah -May 17, 2011, 6:52AM
This is a really great blog. Thx to the auther

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We’re very exciting to be launching the much anticipated Stone Cold Fox Margarita shorts – everyone is bouncing in the office about these beautiful “perfect” summer short made from vintage Mexican blankets.

I like them with a basic tee and biker boot, topped of with a hat, because of their heavy quality they will look great moving into fall also with tights. We are hooked!

Here’s a little bit about the brand.

Stone Cold Fox grew from the creative minds of 24 year old Cydney Morris and Dallas Wand, two childhood friends who combined their knowledge of fashion trends and great silhouettes to create Stone Cold Fox, a clothing, accessory and home ware label that has fashion bloggers and stylish celebrities buzzing with excitement, girls are desperate to own pieces from this exclusive collection.

The beauties are based in California, the brand ethos is quality over quantity and each item is hand made to order. Their vintage boho garments are made from the most luxurious fabrics and attention to detail is their highest priority. We believe you’ll be hearing lots more about the girls and their gorgeous label in the near future… Here’s a little introduction for those of you who haven’t seen already…

We’re addicted, are you?

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How did you start out?
It started after we both graduated from college. Cydney had Foreign Cinema, our first collection, as her senior project. When we both moved back home, we joined forces. With Cydney’s design skills and Dallas’s marketing tools, it became a great combo for a small company.

What’s your latest collection inspired by?
Our latest collection, Lovely Days, pretty much explains itself. We wanted it to be clothes that you wear on lovely days, or make you think of lovely days. Summer time, hot nights, margaritas, the whole summer in the 70’s vibe. It is just what you want to wear all summer, but it transitions really well into all seasons.

Influences…
We are really influenced by the fabrics we see, places we have traveled and an easy living lifestyle. We want every piece to be easy, comfortable and able to wear in any situation. Whether you’re hanging at home, at lunch or even at an event out.

When you aren’t working what do you enjoy?
We really enjoy the beach, long lunches, playing with our baby pug, Olive. Drinking lots of wine and hitting the flea markets.

What are you currently obsessed with?
Currently, were obsessed with home decorating and furniture. We love decorating our new work space that we moved into about 2 months ago, and finding special pieces to go in it. We are also obsessed with good vintage finds, printed bell bottoms, photography and sangria.

Last movie you watched….
Cyd – a documentary on Rocky Erickson
Dall – Secret Diary of a Call Girl episodes back to back.

My wardrobe consists of….
Cyd- 90% vintage clothes, NO jeans, lots of flowy long dresses and Mexican gear.
Dall- Ripped jean shorts, flowy SCF tanks, printed long skirts and peach blazers.

What are your thoughts on the free people girl?
I think she is just like a Stone Cold Fox girl. Loves to have fun, play with what she wears, a little bit of a hippie chick, and isnt afraid to take risks.

-May 17, 2011, 10:32AM
love these shorts but you know what I had a pair similar to these in 1988, I made them out of an old mexican blanket too! cant believe how fashion evolves you truly ROCK FP!
Taylor -May 12, 2011, 6:19PM
I love Stone Cold Fox! ~they have really unique looking things! These shorts are amazing! www.forsurejdadore.blogspot.com

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i am in love with all of our new patterned and colorful shoes for summer! how could you not be happy with any of these on your feet? i’ve already decided which pair i want :) which ones are your favorite?

the tai esp shoe:

the cayman fabric sandal:
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handwashed women’s boat shoes:
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the teri esp slip on
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or the papi embroidered sandal
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and here are your results from last week’s poll – the majority of you picked the “lou” girl! that one was my fave too :)

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Bonnie -May 13, 2011, 1:53PM
Love them all...however in response I love my birkenstocks all 10 pairs of them, and you know what? I know that I can re-sole my birks (yep know how do to that!) and they will live on forever!!!!
Ellie Aret -May 12, 2011, 8:53PM
Tai Esp Shoe comes in other suede styles> something I'll deffinitely consider.

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spring days at the navy yard :)

Brittnee -Jun 18, 2011, 9:17PM
@ paige ...I applied and had a phone interview but im still not sure if any internships are paid. is your?
-May 30, 2011, 6:50PM
THESE PHOTOS ARE AWESOME!!!! -Dominick Un-Deux-Trois.Net

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DIY Dog Leash

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In response to popular demand, I messed around with some scrap fabric this weekend, and came up with this extremely easy to make dog leash!

Cut scrap fabric into about 2.5 inch-wide strips. They should be at least a foot long.

Taking three strands, make a knot about 2 inches from the end.

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Make another knot about 10 inches from your first knot

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Fold the section between your two knots in half and begin braiding. You’ll want to add the tails left from your first knot into the braid at the beginning so that they don’t stick out.

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Add in new strips of fabric as strands are running out. Don’t worry if they stick out a little, it gives the leash a nice hand-made look. If you don’t like the way it looks, you can always trim them down afterward.

Once the leash is your desired length, tie off the end with a hair tie – leaving about 10 inches of excess unbraided fabric at the end. Feed the unbraided strips through the end of a Swivel Eye Bolt Snap Hook (you can get this type of snap anywhere, but I got mine from the home depot)

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Tie off the end by making several knots around the hair elastic. You shouldn’t be able to see it once you’re done.

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Trim excess fabric

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And you’re done!

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My dog Abigail definitely approves ;)

Elizabeth -May 28, 2013, 11:03PM
I'm thinking about the giant rubbermaid tub of old ties sitting in the next room...
Tiffany -Jun 02, 2011, 10:46AM
When is FreePups going to exist? us Free people love our animals so we need a pet range!! - amazing leather collars with semi-precious stones...yes please! xxx

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