not to overload you all with too much cuteness in two days, but we have a new pup in the home office and she is too cute not to share. this is grizzly bear, a baby boston terrier who belongs to our senior sweater designer – welcome to the fp pup family!
we are looking for a visual display 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 able to start ASAP. for more info and to apply, click here.
as you guys probably know, october is breast cancer awareness month. i wanted to share a cool thing you can do to support the cause, called pink hair for hope. through the month of october, participating salons will put a pink hair extension in your hair for $10, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. this is such a great idea and a fun way to raise awareness! i think i’m going to have to re-dye the ends of my hair to be pink again :)
here are some more photos from behind the scenes of natalie suarez’s day of shooting! as mentioned, she was photographed by her sister dylana at the home of our creative director. and if the location looks familiar, that’s because we featured it in our second episode of home sweet home back in april – if you missed it, check it out here – it’s pretty amazing.
these photos were taken by thomas northcut and i think they capture the atmosphere on this day of shooting beautifully :)
as you guys know we have lots of dogs running around our office, but no cats! they are not allowed, because having cats here would also involve kitty litter. but we had a special visitor today who was being photographed for something coming up – she belongs to our operations coordinator who sits right next to me so i took the chance to ask her some questions. say hello to lily!
Where are you from?
I was born in Villanova, Pennsylvania. My dad came and adopted me as a present for my mom when she graduated from college. Now i live in Philadelphia with my mom and dad!
What are your favorite hobbies?
I really like to chase feathers and play hide and seek, and I like to kick things that roll, but sometimes I get in big trouble when my mom is cooking eggs. Eggs roll really well until they fall off of the counter. I also like to sleep – I take an afternoon siesta every day. Also, I have a squirrel boyfriend who I like to look at. I sit on the window sill and stare at him, and he stares back at me. We have a forbidden romance.
What is your biggest fear?
I am afraid of dogs. They are bigger than me. I don’t even like when they bark on TV, it makes me nervous.
Tuna is my favorite, but I’ve been eating a lot of chicken flavored Iams lately. It’s pretty delicious. Oh! And I love to chew on plants, like my dad’s bonsai tree.
I like orange because I am orange and orange is the best!
What’s your favorite place in the world?
I have a special pillow called the Princess Pillow that is my favorite – it’s one of my mom’s old throw pillows that is covered with a super soft blanket. I like to sit there and get brushed every day.
How would you describe your personal style?
I am a natural beauty, so I don’t have to try to look fancy. I know I’m gorgeous. If I were a free people girl, I’d be a Ginger. If you got it, flaunt it.
Does it bother you that you’re not allowed to come to our office every day like the dogs?
A little bit, I don’t think it’s fair. Dogs are much louder and smellier than I am. I am so cute and little! But I also don’t really like to be in a car or my pink carrier case, so I am OK with staying home.
How was your experience working with free people today?
I had a good time. At first I was nervous, but once I realized what I had to do, it was a pretty sweet deal. I got to wear a pretty necklace and sit on a pile of scarves and be fed treats. It was like the best day ever.
good morning! you guys have to see our new lookbook for october – it. is. gorgeous. our team has really outdone themselves with this one! and model martha hunt looks killer. check out the outfits and let me know which one you like best…
click on each image to go to the website and see all the items in the outfit. now vote!
the winner of last week’s backpack poll was the leather and canvas backpack with 32%.
as promised, the lovely ladies of free people austin lamar have provided step by step instructions on how to put in these rad feather hair extensions! i’m so bummed i didn’t know how to do this all summer long!
step 1: pick anywhere from 3-5 feathers. you can buy the feathers at some hair salons, or order them from etsy.
step 2: pick a small piece of hair- we suggest either under a layer of hair on top, or a small piece of hair underneath, right by the ear.
Step 3: if you don’t have a fancy tool, you can just take a piece of fishing line and loop it! then place the hair extension bead through both ends. you can find these beads at any beauty supply store that carries hair extensions.
step 4: pull the small piece of hair that you selected through the loop.
step 5: move the bead up the fishing line and onto the piece of hair.
step 6: pull the hair through the bead completely, and make sure it stays about an inch from the scalp.
step 7: take your cluster of feathers, and make sure every feather makes it into the bead!
Step 8: once you make sure all of the feathers are in, you can trim any of the excess that is sticking out of the top of the bead.
step 9: take pliers and squeeze the bead until it is completely closed.
VOILA!!! you have beautiful feathers in your hair!!
now if you want to take it a step further, put some feathers on both sides of your head and put your hair into a french braid:
peace of cake ;)
to remove the feathers you can just pinch the bead with pliers in the other direction to open it and they slide right out. or after a week or two they might slide out on their own.
the feather can get wet, washed, brushed, blown dry and straightened! you can pretty much just treat them like your own hair.