look at that face! quite possibly the smallest dog ever, this yorkie belongs to a girl here at the navy yard. i just want to put it in my pocket and take it home!
take a good look at this artwork…what do you think it is?
what you are seeing is the work of visual artist rosemarie fiore, who creates collage-like images by exploding and containing live fireworks to get these wild bursts of saturated color.
this might be one of the coolest things i’ve ever seen.
inspired by a painting they found on ebay and paint by numbers artwork, scott and cheryl white turned their blank wall into mural art. to do this they made a color transparency of the painting, and using a projector, traced the image onto the wall with pencil. they then created a chart of all the colors and assigned them numbers, and got to work painting! it took them eight months to complete this masterpiece but imagine how much fun you’d have doing it! read more to see some awesome photos of the white’s wall before and after.
i was looking around online last week for instructions on tie-dying easter eggs- as in this kind of tie-dye:
instead i found this. i’ve never seen this before… apparently silk ties have another purpose- they can be used to create amazingly beautiful easter eggs! i found a great tutorial on our best bites that walks you through the process.
The popularity of the Boyfriend Pant has just risen. The Spring/Summer 2010 runway trends(thanks Chloe, thanks Balmain, and THANK YOU Balenciaga)has brought a cool vibe to the much loved – “throw on your boyfriend pants and grab a carton of milk morning scenario”
The best way to wear this look is to roll up the cuffs just a little over your ankles, pair with sandals or wedges.Wear pretty tops to avoid looking to ‘Boy’ and layer your jewelry.
Cropped leathers and denim jackets also work a wonder on this look too!
Androgynous dressing is a look to inhabit, and I’m sure you can take this trend into Fall too.
We have just launched a Boyfriend Pant shop of all our amazing styles we have at the moment.
thanks to everyone who posted a comment telling us what color of the rainbow you are!
most of you have got the blues… blue had the most responses by far, followed by purple and green.
our winner, chosen at random, is leslie from ohio – who said she was “definitely green.” congrats leslie!
invisible children and la blogotheque are taking the polyphonic spree, yeasayer and lykke li to uganda, where they will document a series of take away shows mixed with interviews and local events. i love everything la blogotheque does and i especially love seeing musicians use their talent and fame to bring attention to important causes like this. the documentary will be sold by invisible children to raise money for the cause – if you aren’t familiar with it, check out their website: invisiblechildren.com.
more info on the take away film can be found here: takeawayfilmuganda.com
“musical notes can be more powerful than bullets, and songs more powerful than bombs.”
another fp girl asked this the other day and a bunch of us looked it up – the results were pretty funny. some of our songs were pink floyd’s “another brick in the wall,” “up where we belong” by joe cocker & jennifer warner and “careless whisper” by wham :)
so tell me… what was the number one song when you were born?
i had never heard of angus & julia stone until last week, when fp jemma told me about them. i’m so glad she did because their music is beautiful and they also happen to have a new album coming out today called down the way! angus and julia are brother and sister and their music is as light and airy as these photos of them…listening to it feels like a bike ride on a summer day or dangling your legs off the end of a pier looking out at a sparkling lake. her voice has a similar quality to joanna newsom and his is its perfect complement – very soothing and understated. their music is simple and sweet, and a perfect soundtrack for spring and summer. their video for “mango tree” captures this essence to a t – watch:
i also love this collage from their deluxe edition album packaging that uses photos from their family albums. now listen to some of their songs below and tell me what you think!
Coachella is blowing fire into my hearty heart. Every morning when I arrive at my desk in work, I find myself subconsciously clicking onto the Coachell website just to remind myself of the days that remain. It’s now down to 18 days and I really need to start controlling myself. Otherwise I’m going to be hospitalised before I even step on the plane.
We’re going to be heading there to do a Festival Free People Style Stalk, which is going to be amazing and hopefully be great inspiration for everyone who reads our blog, and follows us on facebook and twitter!
So, me being from England, I’m used to festivals such as Glastonbury which = Wellies, raincoats, lots of mud, and fuzzy hair. I believe Coachella is an epic contra to this. So Im taking a note out of Bleach Black’s book:
“Think comfort first. It gets HOT AS *%@# out there…. expect to see lots of lingerie. Bring a bikini or some sort of swimwear. I promise, at some point, you’ll end up in a pool. Headpieces (hats/headdresses/turbans…). Plan on integrating at least one of these“
My survival kit will begain with Moroccan Oil, the heat will sure make my hair go tiger wild so I need to tame it, just incase I cause some serious damage while swinging it around!
Document, document, document the Diana F and Polaroid Land will be my BFF.
Everyone needs to have a dress up outfit for a festival, so I’m thinking feather makeup and headresses – A Noah’s Ark theme springs to mind.
Essie nail polish in every colour and some beautiful Free People items below. Now KOL “California Waiting” just got turned up!
Here’s the list of items featured above:
1. Suede Medicine Bag 2.Triple Wrap Cuff 3. Sliver Rush Bracelet 4. Retro Classic Sneakers 5. Shakuhachi Embroidered Dress 6. Floral Tiered Halter Dress 7. Merrie Patched Vintage Short 8. Cat & Mouse Romper 9. Printed Smocked Bandeau