Post image for Holiday Book Sneak Peek: Free People Through the Decades

I am beyond excited about this year’s holiday book and today I can finally give you a sneak peek! This year we decided to pay homage to the fashion of bygone decades that still influences us today.  We traveled back in time to Paris in the 1920s, America in the 1950s and Morocco in the 1970s before finishing up with the Modern Girl, a girl who mixes her favorite trends from the past with her vision of the future.

Behind the scenes photos by Thomas Northcut.

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1920s – shot in Paris by David Bellemere featuring Elsa Hosk, Zuzanna and Julia Bijoch.

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The 1950s – shot in studio, NYC, by Alexei Hay featuring Elsa Hosk.

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The 1970s – shot in Morocco by David Bellemere featuring Elsa Hosk and Marianna Santana.

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The 2010s – shot in studio, NYC, by Alexei Hay featuring Elsa Hosk, Tallulah Morton and Chrishell Stubbs.

Stay tuned for more about the Decades all November long on the blog, and lots of great behind the scenes coverage!

Which decade is your favorite so far?

Caroline -Nov 20, 2011, 10:07PM
More pictures of the American flag! So good
Nikki -Nov 02, 2011, 4:57PM
You guys working for Free People realize that almost everything you list under your description of the 1970s actually occurred in the 60s, right? As in, the summer of love was 1967 and The Beatles broke up in 1970. Haight-Ashbury was a hip thoroughfare in the mid-1960s as well. Pretty egregious error for a company branding itself as representative of the hippie attitude.

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Another long, satisfying day at the office…

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Hope you all had a great day!

jade -Oct 28, 2011, 12:36AM
amazing.
Dana Pavelsky -Oct 27, 2011, 6:29PM
This post is the exact reason why I need to be part of the free people gang! Not only do I have a world map hanging on my wall as well, I also have all the spots I want to travel marked with a pin!

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Post image for My Mod Wall

You all saw Julia’s mod inspiration yesterday, and now here’s a peak into what mod means to me. I chose the image above because I love the outfit’s chic ladylike look. She’s sophisticated, but creative, and everyone wants a look into her world.

Boucle Textured Jacket, Polka Dot Blouse, Thermal Shortie, and Leigh Platform Ankle Boot

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Housewares: Clock. This clock is so modern with its clean lines and stark contrasts. I can’t help but think back to the days of mod. Its roundness also mirrors the polka dots in her blouse.

Hobbie: Painting. When I think of the mod days Andy Warhol pops into my head. I think this was an extremely creative time, and I picture our girl in a studio apartment, inspired by Warhol and painting away.

The muse: My grandmother. This is a photo that I stole from one of my grandparents many photo albums. The pages are packed with my grandma in retro clothing, always maintaining herself in a feminine and proper way. The highly styled hair, the blouses, and especially the coats all remind me of the mod image.

Animal: Zebra. Wild souls that have never been tamed…they run free as a bold contrast throughout their environment. The mod woman is attracted to their vivacity, and can’t help but love that pattern…

The Scent: Miss Dior Cherie. The bottle is so prim and proper, but the scent inside is kind of funky. I picture this girl having the bottle sitting on her vanity as she gets ready each morning.

Post image for DIY: Fancy Collars

Shirts seem to be a trend everyone is diving into right now, including me.  That preppy school girl is becoming cool again but there seems to be a twist. I’m seeing people buttoning their shirts right up to the top so the collar becomes a feature (see blog post here) and they’re not scared to get adventurous with it either. So here we’ve made our very own DIY where we’ve made the collar a little more decorative!

What you will need;

Measure the length of the collar and cut trim to size

Sew the trim around the collar

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 Then style as you wish, we love it under cropped sweaters

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And here’s a little idea to jazz a shirt up a little for holiday season; buy some iron diamond, decorate the edges and shine on!

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Rings worn in photos are the asymmetric stone ring and the crystal wave ring

Alicia -Nov 02, 2011, 6:29PM
There are so many cool collar diy-s out there and this one is no exception! I must try it! In related news... I've made a collar tutorial too *shameless self promotion*: DIY EMBELLISHED LACE COLLAR: feel free to check it out here: http://desartsplastiques.tumblr.com/post/12230534098/diy-embellished-collar-what-youll-need-assorted
Breanna -Nov 02, 2011, 1:51PM
I Have This decorative trim! Maybe Its a sign that I should try this DIY... :)happy Wednesday

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Post image for A Dress For Each Girl

Its that time of year… for holiday parties, get-togethers, festive events, and you know what that means: time to find the perfect dress. What I love about our dress selection this season is the range – we have dresses for every type of girl, so whether you want to be sparkly, sexy, sweet, bohemian or comfy, we’ve got you covered.

I put together these little vignettes to show you the range of styles – be sure to check out our dress shop online!

Sequin Sway Dress, Rizzo Spike Heel, Helix Ring, Silver Warrior Ring, clutch coming soon.

New Romantics Ruby Shift Dress, Leather Wingtip, Floral Tights, Sparrow Convertible Necklace, Triple Stack Ring.

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Belmont Backpack, La Bourse Plaid Button Down, Retro Classic Sneaker (more colors coming soon!), Tribal Pendant, dress coming soon.

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Dancing in India Maxi Dress, Lou Ankle Boot, Dripped Chains Headpiece, Tonya Saddle Bag.

Shop all dresses.

fp naomi -Oct 28, 2011, 9:39AM
aria - it doesn't look like we're getting it back :(
aria -Oct 27, 2011, 4:45PM
i was reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hoping you guys would get the "directions in lace maxi skirt" back in stock... in the lighter color (and xs). i really wanted to buy it and have been looking all the time to see if its back , but its not :( ... will it ever be ???? please!

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Post image for Details: Sparkle, Studs ‘n Stuff

LOVE this fringe bib!

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left – luke ankle boot; right – northern lights ankle boot.

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Little things that caught my eye around the office today :)

Megan -Oct 27, 2011, 10:54AM
Love the bow!
Tiffany -Oct 26, 2011, 10:32AM
Love the boots XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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Post image for Trend Inspiration: MOD

To further explore the Mod Trend and why we love it, Jemma, Naomi and I decided to each pick a look from this trend and put together a vignette incorporating personal items that show what Mod means to us. The look above got my attention immediately and conjured up thoughts about music, books and people that I associate with it. Read more »

serena -Oct 31, 2011, 10:26AM
i love this look, this music, edie, and "just kids", but none of this is mod at all! who cares, beautiful clothes all the same.
Jasmine -Oct 26, 2011, 8:25PM
or did rather...

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Our office coordinator is always amazingly put together. It’s hard not to notice her glowing skin, colored lips, and bold brows. Everyone knows these kind of results don’t come without knowing a thing or two, so I caught up with her to get an insider’s peak. She shares on all of her favorite products and has some great tips to give. I learned a lot and will definitely be trying out a thing or two. Read more »

Elliott -Oct 09, 2014, 4:04AM
Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I had written and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any tips for first-time blog writers? I'd certainly appreciate it.
Steffy -Oct 29, 2011, 11:07PM
I bought the tinted moisturizer today. I hate foundation and I have been using different tinted moisturizers and have been unsuccessful in finding one I love... There's some likes but not a love yet. Haha! I hope it works! :)

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Karolina is wearing: Boxy Crochet Sweater, Zigzag Turban, Spec Rib Tight, Locked in Knots Pendant.

View our Model Q&A series here!

! -Oct 25, 2011, 11:36AM
She is absolutely irresistible!

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Post image for A diary of a fashion blogger….

I love weekends, don’t you? Come Wednesday I’m lusting for Saturday morning to come. I wake up to the smell of French roast coffee and snooze until I’m ready to step foot outside of the cozy blankets. No alarm, no rushing just a peaceful mind looking forward to two days that you can dedicate to yourself. My mindset right now is all about HALLOWEEN. I decorated my house a little, placed a pumpkin amongst my flea market finds and a little Halloween man on top of my crate box.

I’m leaning towards an autumn leaf vibe; my aesthetic seems to be turning all rustic and autumnal from wearing dark floral prints to gathering earthly things for my home.

It’s that time of year again and I love it!

my mantel inspired by mrs havishman aesthetic

mid afternoon, I search for inspiration

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rearranged my wardrobe

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viviane / hippiebohoreloaded -Oct 25, 2011, 3:12PM
nothing's better than a good vintage gem! love pieces with a lot of history that nobody else wears :) xx viviane hippiebohoreloaded.
Elsa @ Styleabaad -Oct 25, 2011, 10:23AM
I love these photos, and I also love do decorate my place with flea market finds!

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Post image for Style File: Sample Coordinator-Accessories

Fierce jewelry, tights, and boots are all staples in our accessory sample coordinator’s fall wardrobe. Hailing from Florida her wardrobe is warm weather heavy, but she’s pulled in the power of layering to update it for our cooler Philadelphia climate. Instead of ditching the shorts she pulls in the accessories – tights, socks, and boots – to keep them wearing into fall.

The end effect of many of her outfits is an interesting mix between naughty and nice. Sweet elements like a romantic blouse or cozy girl-next-door socks are paired in the same look with sexy lace or edgy snakeskin. It keeps you guessing, and pulls you into the details.

My personal favorite accessory a girl can have – Abigail!

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I love the coordination between her boots and the bag she was carrying – very well thought out.

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How sweet are her shades?

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This layered look with the Boucle Textured Jacket hits the nail on the head.

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Her desk space is absolutely inspirational.

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I don’t know about you, but this makes me want snakeskin loafers.

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Erica -Oct 25, 2011, 2:13PM
It's comforting to see that she's terrified of escalators, because I am too. It's great to know I'm not alone in this world.
-Oct 25, 2011, 1:27PM
love the feather/fur vest...!! nice boots too.

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Post image for Trend Spotting: MOD

If you’ve seen our website this week you’re probably aware – we’ve gone mad for MOD! This week on the blog we’ll be exploring this hot trend and why we love it. To kick it off, here’s a little “modboard” ;)

Pictured:
Free People Bamboo Stripes Crop Top
Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick
Free People Encrusted Beret
Elle France “Swinging Classiques” by David Burton
Free People Miles of Lace Dress
Free People Textured Turtleneck
Free People Mohair Plaid Mini Skirt
Jules Platform Boot
MOD icon Twiggy

Visit the Mod shop. Are you into this trend?

Lydia Cotton -Oct 24, 2011, 11:39PM
love.
Stephani -Oct 24, 2011, 6:14PM
I am in LOVE with your reading glasses with the black frame at top and clar bottoms. Where did you get them?!! I need to get me a pair!

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