sorry i can’t control the random outbursts of french… i blame our january catalog. have a wonderful weekend, stay warm!
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some of our arizona fp girls were featured on azcentral.com for their awesome style! check it out:
left: brianna from tempe AZ, wearing the off the shoulder tunic pullover. personal style? girly and bohemian. must-have beauty product? nars blush.
right: zoe from scottsdale, AZ, wearing the floral cozy vintage coat. personal style? flats, florals, skinnies. must-have beauty product? mac “ruby woo” lipstick.
left: michaela from tempe, AZ. personal style? urban meets contemporary. must-have beauty product? mac foundation.
right: colby from gilbert, AZ, wearing the windows of lace top. personal style? vintage inspired. must-have beauty product? philosophy hope in a jar.
pretty paper lanterns that went up in our stores in the interim between holiday and spring display. these pics are from our dallas store.
and last but not least…
cute kitty in a pile of fp bags, from our bellevue store :)
Here at Free People, our design team is made up of 40 people. Though most studied design in college, several did not. Their successes are the same regardless of their degrees. In fact, our two most senior designers majored in computer science and art history.
Please submit a project that shows both your love and understanding of the Free People product and your vision of what the product should look like.
You can sew, sketch, collage…anything you’d like…to clearly express your creativity.
We will be accepting projects until January 30th. Please email a photo attachment (preferably a JPEG) of your project to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The designers whose work we love may have an opportunity to travel to Philadelphia to interview and spend a day with us.
We are very excited to find some extremely talented young designers to add to our growing team!
our makeup artist wearing a vintage dress she found at a sidewalk sale outside someones stoop – i love how she paired it with striped socks and boots! she looks awesome.
and i stumbled upon our senior stylist packing for paris- she and another stylist are heading back to shoot our january lookbook, which i’ll tell you guys more about soon! that suitcase is stuffed to the brim with lookbook outfits :)
and here they are on their way out, traveling in style!
i am sooooo ready for spring and summer… it doesn’t help that we have the most amazing selection of bathing suits in our swim shop! which of these swim styles is your favorite?
the lattice bikini:
the esmerelda one piece:
or the vacancy bustier bikini:
our videographer snapped these photos jenny lopez when they were out to dinner last night- doesn’t she look amazing? i actually really love how the photos are slightly blurry, they add to the vintage look of her outfit!
p.s. jenny did a really cute post on her blog yesterday about packing light when she travels, featuring some really cute pics taken at our home office! check it out here.
i am so excited to finally show you a sneak peek of our january catalog, shot in paris by guy aroch, featuring models elsa hosk and martha hunt. i know i always say this, but this really is my favorite catalog ever. here’s a little preview in some beautiful behind the scenes photos taken by thomas northcut.
that last photo is downright amazing.
the catalog drops on tuesday january 11, stay tuned!
saw these adorable little fabric-embellished moleskine journals over on honestly…wtf and they’ve been hanging around in the back of my mind ever since! any crafts that involve taking a simple everyday object and personalizing it are always appealing to me – plus i am one of those people who does not go anywhere without a journal to jot down notes, song lyrics, doodles, and yes, even blog ideas. i love the little moleskines because they’re nice and small and can fit in any bag, or in my pocket.
what you need: moleskine journal of whatever size you desire, fabric, scissors, a needle and thread.
i’m going to go off on a tangent for a moment and say that one of my favorite place in our building is our visual display team’s workroom. they have everything you could possibly ever need for crafting! and yes i know how lucky i am that they lend me supplies for some of my projects :)
these beautiful scraps of fabric are from antique quilts our team finds in india… you may recognize them from many of our store displays! it’s nearly impossible to pick one because they’re all so special but the rich cerulean blue of one really stuck out to me.
cut the fabric to your desired shape. honestly…wtf recommends gluing the fabric to the journal first so it doesn’t move around, and then sewing with a sewing machine. while that would be much easier, i did it by hand, without any glue, and it worked just fine – and here’s my cute little journal!
i have a feeling this is going to become a regular thing now…
our senior stylist recently moved into a new home and painted one of the walls with chalkboard paint – such a fun idea! friends can leave little drawings and notes when they stop by, and it would come in handy for bursts of inspiration! i love how elegant her’s looks with the mantel and mirrors – and don’t you love the fire someone drew :)
there are so many cool things you can do with chalkboard paint…here’s some more inspiration from around the web.
I’ve been obsessing over hats lately like crazy. I see so many cute pictures of girls wearing them with prairie dresses, rock T-shirts and polka dots. Whenever I throw on a hat I feel like a different person… like I’m in character… it’s kinda fun. It makes me feel like I need to be a performer for the day!! I think I need one in my life. There are so many adorable styles out there.
The look I’m chasing at the moment on the hat front is that naïve folksy look, the prairie look made accidentally cool. Mixing a hippie dress with a polka dot shirt, then either a bowler hat or fedora or if I just wanted an easy care free day – a vintage rock tee, dirty denims and yep topped off with any hat.
I gotten hat crazy this month but my life has been made easy with the great selection that is right here on our web.
you know those days when your head is in the clouds… and no matter how hard you try to ground yourself, part of you just seems to be floating off in a dream? this is the perfect music for those days. the album pictured above is actually from 2007 but has some of my favorite of their songs on it. when i first heard “seeds of night” i listened to it about twenty times. check out some of the cave singers’ songs below and pretend you’re lying in a grassy field on a sunny day with the wind tickling your face or walking barefoot on the beach in a chilly air, the sand cool against your feet.
check ‘em out here.