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one of our favorite trends here at the home office right now is wearing underwear as outerwear- using our cute bralettes as layering pieces over top of or peeking out from under other items.  we have so many great ones, which of these is your favorite?

the lacey racerback bralette:

the pieced lace bralette:
pieced lace

the solid hook and eyelet bralette:
solid hoow and eyelet

the rose burnout velvet bralette:
rose burnout velvet

or the galloon lace halter bralette:
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the winner of last week’s poll was jill’s day dress with 30% of the vote!

Cordelia -Oct 21, 2010, 4:52PM
I love all those bras! soo adorable. the rose burnout velvet bralette is my favorite! gorgeous. I must get it! Keep up the amazing designs and beautiful clothes. - C

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all things purple around the office :)

clickbank review -Feb 12, 2011, 12:28AM
I just wanted to say that I found your site via Yahoo and I am glad I did. Keep up the good work and I will make sure to bookmark you for when I have more free time away from the books. Thanks again!
fp julia -Oct 22, 2010, 1:46PM
hi! yes the fabrics used around our office are from india and unfortunately i don't know of anywhere online that you can get them :(

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how cute are these handmade fabric pumpkins?!? i love them and i want piles of them for my apartment.  luckily there is a very thorough step by step tutorial on the thompson family blog if you want to make them. i will definitely be trying this soon!

mel -Oct 20, 2010, 7:25PM
i love these!

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for rumi neely’s shoot in the october catalog, our team went to the home of our senior designer behind our fp one line and store design.  located in mt. airy, philadelphia, her house is everything you would imagine for someone with her creative spirit.  from the outside it looks like villa you’d see in the south of france, and on the inside it is full of treasures she has collected during her travels (she spends six months of each year in india).

a video is coming soon, but here is a special preview of her beautiful home.

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Swedish girl in Australia -May 14, 2014, 1:59AM
Oh wow I am looking for a book they have there, Traditional Textiles of Central Asia!! Anyone knows where to get it?
-Nov 14, 2010, 5:32PM
where is ur closet organizer from?

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looks lovely :)

fp julia -Oct 20, 2010, 11:23AM
january :)
ari -Oct 20, 2010, 9:41AM
looks like it will be a great catalog! paris is beautiful...very excited to see more! when is it supposed to come out???

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we are looking for a visual merchandising intern here at the home office!

we are looking for someone who is able to work roughly 20-25 hours/week for school credit and looking to fill it asap.  for more info and to apply click here.

Ivonne -Jul 23, 2014, 6:03PM
Hello FP, Have there been any more internships recently? I am an English major starting my Junior year at Hanover College and if there are any openings for next summer, I would really appreciate any information. Thanks!
Sydney Lawton -Nov 02, 2010, 6:42PM
Hi! I'm a senior in highschool and am really wanting to go into fashion design and merchandising. I am looking for an opportunity for this coming summer of 2011 and also throughout the year possibly

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“the brain appears to possess a special area which we might call poetic memory and which records everything that charms or touches us, that makes our lives beautiful. from the time he met tereza, no woman had the right to leave the slightest impression on that part of his brain.”

“only the most naive of questions are truly serious. they are the questions with no answers. a question with no answer is a barrier that cannot be breached. in other words, it is questions with no answers that set the limits of human possibilities, describe the boundaries of human existence.”

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“the thing that gives our every move its meaning is always totally unknown to us. sabina was unaware of the goal that lay behind her longing to betray. the unbearable lightness of being – was that the goal?”

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“cemeteries in bohemia are like gardens. the graves are covered with grass and colorful flowers. modest tombstones are lost in the greenery. when the sun goes down, the cemetery sparkles with tiny candles. it looks as though the dead are dancing at a children’s ball. yes, a children’s ball, because the dead are as innocent as children. no matter how brutal life becomes, peace always reigns in the cemetery.”

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“from that time on she had known that beauty is a world betrayed. the only way we can encounter it is if its persecutors have overlooked it somewhere. beauty hides behind the scenes of the may day parade. if we want to find it, we must demolish the scenery.”

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“he suddenly recalled the famous myth from plato’s symposium: people were hermaphrodites until god split them in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another. love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”

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emily -Oct 22, 2010, 4:02PM
the bottom quote was used just last month in my cousins' vows. so sweet.
Rachel -Oct 20, 2010, 8:47AM
The photos you post are always so inspiring, love starting my day with them!

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get to know a little more about our third october catalog model, rumi neely!

If you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?

Stockholm – They have amazing street style! I love checking out Swedish blogs.

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?

My cat, kumo, my ipod, and sunscreen.

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photos from her blog, fashiontoast.

How would you describe your personal style? What are your favorite items from Free People right now?

I like really casual pieces with slightly off silhouettes and details that set them apart. I love platform heels.  It’s slightly grungy or hippie, whatever mood I am in that day. My favorite item from the free people shoot were the gee wawa fatale platform boots!

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What is your biggest fear?

Being buried alive!

Winter, spring, summer or fall?

Spring.

What color are you?

Blue…not to sound depressing.

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What is your favorite hobby?

Going to thrift stores! I love the randomness of thrift stores and seeing what your instinct guides you towards.

If you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

Andy Warhol.

What’s the last album you bought? What else is on your ipod right now?

The last album I bought was Monsters of Folk…some other bands on my ipod are Band of Horses, Julian Casablancas and Sigur Ros.

If you weren’t a fashion blogger what would you do?

Focus more on my vintage store. I’d love to be a vintage buyer or photographer.

When you started your blog did you ever think it would become the sensation it is today?

Never! I’ve thought about changing the name but I don’t think I can now.

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shooting the free people catalog.

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with georgia larsen in philly for the free people shoot back in july. via dora’s fur.

more from rumi’s visit to our office and behind the scenes of her shoot to come :)

M joshua -Nov 02, 2010, 4:17PM
She has a really cool name.
Jolee -Oct 20, 2010, 7:58PM
Her outfit with the dress and blue velvet bralette was my favorite one in the whole catalogue! So simple but so beautiful, definitely trying that out one day.

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we had a little surprise show over in building 543 today! the swedish indie-folk band first aid kit stopped by our headquarters for a free set at noon today, giving us a nice little treat for the ears during our lunch break. i wasn’t too familiar with this band before but they sounded great – both girls have really lovely voices.  here are some photos from the show that just took place – they’re also playing at johnny brenda’s tonight if you’re in philly :)

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i really like this song “hard believer” off the album the big black & the blue, out now.


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Zoe -Oct 26, 2010, 3:09AM
They do a great cover of Tiger Mountain Peasant Song by Fleet Foxes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMrqBldlqzA :)
Magnolia -Oct 19, 2010, 4:39PM
I hope, for your sake, they played "In the Morning."

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display dye bins!

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pretty dyed fabric.

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hang time :)

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amazing tree branches wrapped in fabric and tape.

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i love the organic feel the branches add to the store.

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hand-sewing curtain hems for the fitting room… now that’s teamwork!

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another amazing addition to the fp store family!

ana -Jul 09, 2011, 1:20AM
i've been to this store a ton, this specific one in u village. there is a really cool crochet/knitted (?) pattern on the wall that the cashier said had the instructions to make on this blog. i haavent found it yet... would anyone mind helping me out here? it's absolutely stunning.
mel -Oct 20, 2010, 7:24PM
thanks for the ideas, kate! that sounds really cute! :) and i look forward to what FP julia finds!

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we have an exciting contest for you guys to enter starting today! all you have to do to enter is go to our collections page and create a collection consisting of your favorite layering pieces for fall.  the collection that gets the most “i want it” votes will be the winner, and will receive a $200 gift card to enhance your fall wardrobe!

for more info about the contest and to get started on your collection click here!

contest closes on november 1st.

here are some of my favorites to get your creative juices flowing…

click on image to go to our collections page and view item details.

mxx -Oct 18, 2010, 6:10PM
grr it's acting up again :\
-Oct 18, 2010, 5:50PM
seems to be working again now!

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But I still want to be sensual! When it gets cold out I usually live in the same outfit every single day… it consist of Skinny jeans, hoody, pea coat and warm boots.

 This time around however I want to get a little creative with our lingerie, though – adding a little bit of cuteness to the everyday denims and sweaters. Here’re some looks that our stylist in the studio hellped us create in our studio the other day, we were in awe of all the delicate items so we decided to make them come to life by creating little outfit ideas!

 Silky slips and velvet bralettes add a touchy/feely vibe to your winter wardrobe.

 Not all items are online yet but will be pretty soon, I can’t wait!

hb -Oct 19, 2010, 9:23PM
LOVEEE xo
al -Oct 19, 2010, 9:49AM
when is that brown fair isle sweater coming in??

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