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Bill Gentle and Fanny Bostrom, Brooklyn

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Lyndsay Caleo & Fitzhugh Karol, Brooklyn

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Julia Roitfeld, Manhattan

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Kate Young and Keith Abrahamsson, Manhattan

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Cindy Greene, Manhattan

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Ingrid Schram, Manhattan

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Erin Wasson, Manhattan

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Pamela Love and Jordan Sullivan, Brooklyn

Amazing New York City decor inspiration, via The Selby, of course.

There is no question that I am more of a California girl, but I grew up in a townhouse in Philly and there is something so beautiful about the brownstones in Brooklyn. That would definitely be where I’d want to live in NYC… what about you?

Marc -May 23, 2012, 2:46AM
A brownstone in NYC (Brooklyn) may likely cost you a cool million or more, just so you know. If it's in one of the 'better' areas of Brooklyn, particularly places like Park Slope, you can add another 50% on to the asking price. We just bought a new apartment in Midwood - nothing flashy, only 1050 sqr ft in a new building, but that was near $500k (it's a condo, not a co-op). The same money could buy a near mansion of 3 times the sqr footage in most other states... My point is, if you're thinking of moving to NYC and picture yourself living in a old brownstone or anything even remotely nice, you batter bring a very big bag of cash with you. NYC is one expensive city to live in. And if you're thinking Manhattan, you can add another zero onto the price tag. I kid you not.
morg -Jan 25, 2012, 5:20PM
I just love this. Can I request a version of this of your free people girls?

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With the NY vs. LA theme of our January catalog I couldn’t resist posting about these awesome little side tables! Read more »

Mushroom Moon -Jan 11, 2012, 6:51PM
Good thing Seattle is way too good to even be compared ;)
Christina -Jan 11, 2012, 12:14PM
These are so fun... would be prefect for a loft! Christina http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

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-Feb 22, 2012, 4:31AM
few too many far too skinny.
EV -Jan 12, 2012, 6:14PM
NY love

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If you look at our accessories collection online right now, you’re sure to notice a trend – we’ve gone crazy for bracelets! This season we are all about piling up the wrists with wrap bracelets, friendship bracelets, charm bracelets and cuffs.  What I love about this trend is that you can literally wear your personality on your sleeve – fashion sense, friendships and meaningful symbols are all on display, and the combinations are endless and always somehow work.

Chelsea Beaded Bracelet, Lizzie Stone Ring, Studded Zip Clutch coming mid-January. Other bracelet is a store-only style – get it at your local Free People!

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Filo Ring, Bolted Crystal Ring, Fairfax Brass Ring, Dynasty Leather Cuff, Socorro Deco Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.

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Fairfax Brass Ring, Filo Ring, Raven Leather Bag, bracelets only in-store.

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Encrusted Silk Wrap Bracelet, Fairfax Silver Ring, Rosary Wrap (back in stock soon, also available in stores!).

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Evita Identity Bracelet, rest are only in-store.

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Pasel Semi-Precious Wrap Bracelet, Chelsea Beaded Bracelet.

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Amelia Wrap Bracelet, Chevron Wrap Bracelet, Rosary Wrap.

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Lizzie Stone Ring, Bolted Crystal Ring, Filo Ring, Fairfax Brass Ring, Beaded Eagle Friendship Bracelet, Geo Enamel Cuff, San Pedro Turquoise Wrap Bracelet.

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Lastly, these adorable little neon friendship bracelets are the coolest! They are only available in our stores so make sure you stop in and snap one (or several) up!

Shop all bracelets.

kenui -Jan 11, 2012, 2:26AM
these are all amazing. i love the visual of this post and the bracelets made of black leather!
KIRA LILLY -Jan 10, 2012, 4:57PM
so perfect - ive always loved this trend KIRA LILLY fashion blog

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Do you have New York or Los Angeles style?

We’d love to know! Submit a photo of you wearing your favorite FP piece and tell us which city best suits your personal style! We will select a winner for New York and a winner for LA, who will each receive a $250 gift card.

Click here to enter!

Taylor -Jan 10, 2012, 3:39PM
Should what we're wearing be from the January catalog? Www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com
hippiebohoreloaded -Jan 10, 2012, 2:34PM
I'm the one with the stars n'stripes shorts :) love that contest theme, currently, I'm planning a trip from europt to l.a. and san fran, couldn't match much better, I guess. xx

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We’ve been getting some pretty awesome love letters from all of you. Just a reminder for those that haven’t sent theirs in yet – you have until this Friday! You can either email in to blog@freepeople.com or mail to:

Free People

Attn: Love Letters

5000 S Broad St, Bldg 25

Philadelphia, PA 19112

One lucky fan will win a $200 FP gift card, so hurry and get yours in! We can’t wait to see all of them. :)

holly cromer -Jan 10, 2012, 2:30PM
oh no i can't believe i missed that post... i'm going to send one, i hope it reaches you in time!

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Well it’s definitely Winter. While I seem to hold up to the cold better than others (growing up in Syracuse, NY will teach anyone) my skin has been feeling the effects. Read more »

fp naomi -Jan 10, 2012, 9:31AM
Hey Rhonda, if you follow the link it will take you to Amazon where you can order it online. If you don't want to order it online, you can probably find it - or something similar - at any natural foods or skincare store. Just look for something with almond oil and vitamin E. Good luck! And Sara - yes, you can also make scrubs with epsom salts. Use the same ratio of 1/3cup oil to 1cup salts with 8-10drops of essential oil. I also like to grind the salts down a bit more if they're really chunky. I happened to already have brown sugar in the house and didn't feel like spending money for the salt which is why I used the sugar. Whichever you prefer - I think that they both work great!
mervelous -Jan 10, 2012, 7:31AM
Yay! Syracuse in the house! :-) Thanks Naomi! I will definitely make some of this.

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I’ve always thought that our Senior Graphic Designer has amazing style, but for some reason I was under the impression that she was one of those who aren’t a big fan of having their photo taken. I’ve since discovered that I was wrong, and so to make up for lack of showcasing this woman’s amazing style, I decided to feature her as this week’s Style File.

One great aspect to our Graphic Designer’s fashion is her keen eye for texture and pattern. She understands pieces, and how to show off their interesting features. For example, she’ll layer a fun color underneath to show off a top layer’s loose knit, or she’ll call attention to a bold, retro-inspired pattern by stacking it up with basics. Either way, she’s great at creating a balance so that her looks never look like too much.

I’m also a HUGE fan of this woman’s ring collection. She has a great assortment of chunky knuckle decoration full of cute animals and edgy cuts. She’s not afraid to pile on the rings, and will often pair them back to a sweet choker.

Equally as impressive, is her awesome shoe collection. She’s a big heel girl, and her shoes always have attitude. The good sturdy heel gives her look a nicely confident spin.

Overall, her wardrobe of fun pieces is gutsy and playful. It never gets boring seeing what this girl is going to wear to the office.

The Polka Dot Blouse pops perfectly with her bright red booties

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Get the look with a large gauge knit like this and the a fun colored buttondown like our Sheer Buttondown Tunic in Mint Julep.

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Here she updates the poncho by wearing it in a totally modern way layered over a basic button up and shorts.

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Try a great choker with a collared shirt to get the look. The Tribal Triangle Collar is a great option to do it with at an easy price .

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michelle -Apr 08, 2012, 11:15PM
where did you get that studded bag? It's amazing!! I couldn't find it on FP website!
Sundal -Feb 02, 2012, 7:20AM
Amazing, just so damn chic.

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I’m so excited to share our January catalog video with you – I love this one :) Featuring Karlie Kloss in New York City and Jessica Hart in Los Angeles, edited by Swell. Song is “Can You See His Face” by Tezeo. Enjoy!

Dafinka -Jan 13, 2012, 8:18AM
I love Jessica Hart, she is so sweet and funny and natural, and somehow the images of Jessica for Free People look very energetic truly wonderful. You can feel the model mood through them, her positive vibration, energy and madness, whereas the other girl Karlie looks a bit stressed....Love you Free People
! -Jan 09, 2012, 10:49PM
Oof! I love the east-west FP girl concept. Impressed!

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“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”

– Marilyn Monroe

Ilze -Jan 10, 2012, 9:43AM
Really enjoyed the quote....needed especially to hear the last sentence !!
Punctuation Mark -Jan 09, 2012, 11:23PM
Perfect to start the new week!!!

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We had a baby shower here at work this week, and I made these crostini as a contribution to the array of sweet treats we had to celebrate. Normally, when I make them at home, they’re delicious. This time around I made them the night before, and then stuck them in the fridge at work until we surprised the mom to be. Read more »

Christina -Jan 09, 2012, 11:22AM
I love figs and honey. Great way to break up the sweetness with the cheese. Yum! I just made a sweet but savory ravioli. Check it out! http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/ Christina
lovemore -Jan 09, 2012, 12:47AM
ahhhhhhh just had to wipe some drool - my god! xxx

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I’m so taken with these “Flower Constructions” by Anne Ten Donkelaar – they are collages carefully pieced together with pressed flowers and with cutouts from pictures of flowers. Lovely!

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She also has  a “Broken Butterfly” series, of broken butterflies she has repaired with new wings and bodies – they’re amazing.

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The wings of this one are partially made with maps of where it originated.

See more of her work here!

Emily -May 23, 2015, 11:04PM
Absolutely love this! It's been a while since a post like this. Super cool <3
Taylor Rae -Jan 09, 2012, 7:23PM
Wow this is seriously one of the coolest mediums of art I have ever seen. The last butterfly is UNREAL. Thank you so much for sharing!

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