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by now you guys have seen the lovely martha hunt on our website and in our catalogs, but did you ever wonder what her real life is like? martha was kind enough to put together a post about a recent trip she took to paris for our blog!

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I had the lucky task of jetting to Paris for a couple of weeks to schmooze with clients. The City of Lights has a lot to offer, so I try to fit in as much as possible in between castings!

I checked out the Montparnasse Cemetery on the left bank.  It is a hauntingly beautiful cemetery jam-packed with tombstones of many famous names, including the legendary Serge Gainsbourg and philosopher Jean Paul Sartre.  Rest in peace!

Donned a black bob – I loved my Mia Wallace moment. Elderflower juice takes me to my happy place– you just can’t find it in the states!

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Luckily I bumped into one of Free People’s very own, the lovely, Lauren. I hung out with her and her friend, and one of my favorite photographers, David Bellemere. Tres chic!

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Je ne sais pas?

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The American explorer in me values a good road trip. My boyfriend and I drove to a town called Cambremer, two hours northwest of Paris. We visited Chateua Les Bruyeres, which happened to be the perfect spot to rock my new Free People skirt! We rode bikes, tried local cuisine, checked out a few Normandy towns, but mostly enjoyed the country view. Not too shabby! One hard lesson learned: tripe is a delicacy that consists of intestines, not fish.

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“Je moooooo fous!”

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Never miss a photo op…

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…never leave a field un-frolicked.

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Back in town, stolling through the Place des Vosges.

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I can’t leave Paris without having grilled-over-an-open-fire-steak at my favorite restaurant, Robert et Louise! It’s located in the heart of the Marais district.

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Model or C.I.A. agent? I’m a woman of many faces, er well— hair do’s.

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I shot at Hotel Le Meurice with famed photographer Guy Aroch. Just another hard day at the office!

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Not a bad view. The Eiffel Tower in the distance fades away. Until next time, Par-eeeeeh! Bisous! X

martha -Apr 22, 2011, 3:30PM
I LOVE GUY AROCH!!
kat -Apr 22, 2011, 9:56AM
Thanks for featuring her, she's beautiful. Always one of my favorite models to see!

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another lookbook poll for you guys today! i am a HUGE fan of this one, featuring the always-amazing martha hunt and shot by our senior photographer. it’s so full of attitude and color – the body paint is such a nice touch, too. which look is your favorite? Read more »

-May 06, 2011, 11:43PM
I have to go for #4 because it's plain and simple but not overly showy or sexy.
Frin -Apr 22, 2011, 7:57AM
these pictures are so full of energy! Four and six stole my ♥ and two makes me smile every time

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a couple of weeks ago i showed you the makeup we used for part one of our april catalog, and jemma was there to get the low-down on day two! here’s a peek behind the scenes and how to get sasha pivovarova’s look. Read more »

alexndr -Aug 23, 2011, 10:29AM
sasha malayev how are you yellow
Jessica -May 31, 2011, 9:20AM
I kept hoping to find out what the nailpolish she was using on the cover was. :(

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Devon -Jun 20, 2011, 11:48PM
That ring is AMAZING! I've went to the iscallops.com, but they haven't enabled online shopping yet. Is there any other way for me to buy one? The pattern, size, and shape are perfect :) !
fp naomi -Apr 26, 2011, 10:01AM
jamie - she's a cairn terrier and australian shepherd mix =)

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i didn’t have a chance to do a diy for this week since i’ve been traveling, so i thought i’d share some inspiration that i have saved with you guys…all projects i want to – and hopefully will – try soon!

left – these little pouches remind me of our leona beaded fringe belt! i’m thinking a combination of the two would be amazing. right – love these colorful rope necklaces by rachel rice.

one of our readers told me about these moroccan lanterns and i love them! via design sponge.

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left – a lovely fabric wreath for spring, via blue moss and right – awesome embroidered cuff via windyriver.

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a couple of our readers tried the tie-dye cupcakes we posted a couple weeks back and the results are beautiful! these would be great for easter or a spring party :)

Ireen -Aug 02, 2011, 8:45AM
Theese cupcakes look beautiful but very unhealthy.
petra -May 22, 2011, 6:23PM
I made rainbow cupcakes for st. Patricks day, they were adorable!

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xoxo

Ashley Smith -Jun 04, 2011, 12:36AM
i had so much fun ladies! thanks babes!
salima -Apr 22, 2011, 12:17PM
One of my dream, going there even though it's sooo far !! But one never knows and can alwas dream ;;)) xoxoxoxo http://blogmoodeuse.blogspot.com

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it has been way too long since the last fleet foxes album came out – going on three years, to be precise.  it’s rare that i fall so hard for a band after only one album, but their debut had me hooked from the opening notes of “sun it rises.” i wore out that album in the summer of ’08… it was the soundtrack to a very transitional time in my life when i moved out to nor cal.  their music lifts my spirits and i still listen to “ragged wood” pretty frequently. well, their new album, “helplessness blues” comes out may third but we can get a taste of it now with this video for the song “grown ocean”! i really like the dreamy feel of this video, check it out and listen to the title track from the new album as well, below.

Fleet Foxes – Grown Ocean from Fleet Foxes on Vimeo.


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Eva @ Four Leaf Clover -Apr 19, 2011, 7:23PM
So great to see Fleet Foxes, one of my very favorite bands, on here! I was wondering when they'd show up. ;)
! -Apr 19, 2011, 2:14PM
That video is sensational! Very excited for the new album. Yip!

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even though we didn’t get to go to coachella this year, we were still there in spirit, and in the form of these lovely ladies rocking free people at the festival!

i am in love with this look! our eyelet crop top looks amazing with a printed skirt, and bare feet are a bonus :)

left – our runaway lace kaftan is perfect for the beach or festivals; right – head to toe fp in the directions in lace maxi skirt and fp-1 bralette from our holiday book.

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lovely lace! the dress on the left is a january item that’s currently unavailable but we will be getting more in june! the maxi on the right is a may catalog item – it has arrived in some of our stores and should be online soon :)

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cute skirts and dresses look awesome paired with converse kicks.

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this is one of my fave fp tops ever – i wore it all last summer! love how it looks with the polka dot shorts.

images via harper’s bazaar, refinery 29 and elle.

Adell -Jun 27, 2012, 10:15PM
I love all of that fashion desins!
honey -Jun 01, 2011, 10:55PM
I feel summer just around the bend!!! great new desktop :) hope I survive the hot Arkansas weekend ahead!

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for my last day in austin i decided to go off on my own and explore the city while i had the chance. my first stop was south congress street, a hip area known as soco.  i was told beforehand that this was THE place for vintage shopping and getting a good taste of what austin is all about.

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there were several amazing stores in soco, but this one was by far my favorite – i literally could have spent the entire day there. it’s called uncommon objects and is basically a massive assortment of rare vintage objects including postcards, found familiy portraits,  boots, mexican blankets, home furnishings, skulls and an array of bizarre items.

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after shopping i stopped for lunch at jo’s cafe, right by the hotel san jose.  it’s got great outdoor patio seating perfect for people watching!

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next i walked back towards downtown austin, with a view of the impressive texas state capital guiding my way.

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beautiful lady bird lake.

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the oldest hotel in austin, the driskill, is rumored to be haunted.

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next i headed down 6th street, also known as old pecan st, which is lined with bars and is the central location for SXSW-goers.

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i headed west on sixth street towards lamar, where one of our free people stores is located! the girls were super sweet, as always, and very excited that we were in town shooting!

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by this point i was pretty tired and sun-burnt so i headed back towards our house, and passed this amazing place on my way…

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almost every house i saw in austin had a porch.  one day i will have a house with a porch.

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full moon!

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our team returned from their day of shooting and we headed out to dinner, where we drank texas mules (tito’s, ginger beer and lime) and i had one of the best veggie burgers EVER. then it was off to bed to get some sleep before my early morning flight.

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austin, i miss you already.

p.s. i am putting together a whole guide of our favorite spots in austin so stay tuned for that when the catalog drops in july! xoxo

mei mei gao -Apr 27, 2011, 9:02PM
so wonderful! so amazing!!http://www.hoganspaccio.com
salima -Apr 22, 2011, 12:38PM
Those suitcases are gorgeous !! Are they available on line ? http://blogmoodeuse.blogspot.com

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“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
- T.S. Eliot

-Apr 20, 2011, 3:44AM
my yearbook quote, class of 2008
Taylor -Apr 18, 2011, 3:23PM
great quote! :) ~perfect afternoon catching up on the blog and eating Mack & Manco's :)

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The platform has taken a quirky new direction. A new sole has appeared on the fashion front and we’re diggin it.
The flatform was a key statement throughout the spring/ Summer runaway shows – Derek Lam, Prada, and Vena Cava
All made their silhouette that much more interesting by adding this elevated shoe.

They have the comfort of wearing flats but give you that attractive 5 inch lift without the cripple factor.
We here at the office love them and find them the perfect way to add quirkiness to any outfit.

Flatforms, are you digging the shoe of this season?

See our selection here Flatforms

Juliann Szeto -Apr 20, 2011, 10:47AM
hi-ya, I like all your posts, keep them coming.
Pandora -Apr 20, 2011, 5:13AM
not really my cup of tea.

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today’s recipe comes from our new intern naomi! i haven’t had a chance to “formally” introduce you guys to her yet but i will soon :)

These random days of gorgeous spring weather we’ve been experiencing, have me thinking one thing – SUMMER. My friends and I have already jumped the gun and pulled out the vinyl records and grill for summer-like evenings outside. My mind is on warm weather and night time meals, so I wanted to share a simple soup recipe paired with some delicious cornbread. I especially love this cornbread recipe because it is made with yogurt instead of butter. The meal is simple, light, and perfect to eat at the picnic table in the backyard with friends!

Both recipes come from my Moosewood (an organic and vegetarian restaurant based in Ithaca NY) cookbook which has proven to be a favorite of mine.

Cream Spinach Soup

Ingredients:
1 Large Onion
2 Medium Potatoes, peeled & chopped
3 Cups of Water
2 Tsp Salt
1lb. Spinach, cleaned & stemmed
5 Med Garlic Cloves, peeled only
1.5 Cups Milk (can be low fat, I like 2%)
White Pepper and Nutmeg to taste

Instructions:

  1. Place onions, potatoes, and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer until potatoes are fully cooked.
  2. Remove from heat, add spinach and garlic, cover and set aside.
  3. Heat up milk in a large skillet.
  4. Puree spinach and potato mixture.
  5. Once pureed, stir in heated milk, white pepper, and nutmeg.

Squash Cornbread:

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Egg Whites
¾ Cup Greek Yogurt (can be nonfat)
1 Cup Cornmeal
1 Cup Unbleached White Flour
½ Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Baking Powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
  2. Grease an 8”
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the brown sugar, yogurt, and eggs until frothy.
  4. In a smaller bowl, mix together cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just mixed together.
  6. Pour batter into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy!

haydn -May 19, 2011, 5:11AM
Yeap! I enjoyed it ... http://www.christianlouboutincheapstore.com
rey -Apr 26, 2011, 3:39AM
seems dilicious http://www.spacciohogan.com/

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