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the dramatic landscape of iceland was the perfect backdrop for the final chapter of our november catalog, wrap me in a sweater.  rocky cliffs, open fields, wild horses, snow-capped glaciers, icy blue water that blends into the sky and a dreamy mist settling over it all…

…these photos taken by our producer don’t even look real.

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i love this photo of our creative director.

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claudia -Dec 15, 2010, 10:15PM
Wow!!!Beautiful pictures...makes me want to go to photography school and of course to Iceland.
Roxanne -Nov 20, 2010, 10:46AM
Can't wait to get it in the mail :)

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in the spirit of today being wednes-DIY, i wanted to share some photos that our facebook fans have uploaded recently, showing how they’ve turned their fp bags into shirts!

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very creative, ladies! i might have to try this as well…

Athena -May 19, 2011, 2:31PM
I love these Free People bags! I cut up my mini bag and created a free people nanny coin purse!
Anna -Jan 04, 2011, 7:47PM
love the first one how did you make it

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so now that we’re finished with the unbearable lightness of being, it’s time to pick our next book for the fp book club. i would love to hear your suggestions! what’s the last great book you read? what’s the  most inspiring book you’ve read? what’s your all-time favorite? leave suggestions below!

daphna -Dec 07, 2010, 9:32PM
100 years of solitude, by gabriel garcia marquez.
catie -Dec 07, 2010, 4:48PM
I just read The Things They Carried and loved it! I definitely reccomend it.

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as mentioned, chapter six of our november book was shot by eric kvatek.  whenever i find out who is shooting our catalogs i immediately look up their websites to check out their work, because our team always picks such amazing photographers to work with.  well this one is no different- here’s some of his photography that i love.

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eric also shot our october 2008 catalog which featured we the free and is one of my personal favorites:

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i think he does an amazing job integrating the models and clothing and the surrounding landscape in his work.

here he is with model jessica mau in iceland during the shoot (via his blog):

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i love these off duty shots he took of jessica mau and julia hafstrom:

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view more of his work here!

supergirl -Nov 20, 2010, 9:10AM
The girls in the pictures must be models!
3D Martin -Nov 18, 2010, 3:14AM
Ohhh, what impressive photos!

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It’s that time again when the stores start to become filled with sexy little numbers to begin your party season. I was out shopping in Philly this weekend and was overwhelmed by how many choices I had.

So I went home and started to arrange my thoughts on how I want my party look to be.

The idea I have in mind is a tight body con worn with heels, red lipstick and a signature necklace. I have to make this look my own by teaming it with a leather jacket and lace shawl. To finish off this look I MUST own OPI’S ‘mad as a hatter’ nail colour –  it’s part of a range based on Alice in Wonderland and I need it on my finger tips everyday during holiday season!!!

So here’s my Party look number 1… I’m sure there’s going to be many more to follow!

Supergirl -Nov 17, 2010, 10:43PM
Very beautiful! Beautiful girl has goods figure with beautiful dress.
Matty Ellis -Nov 17, 2010, 2:20PM
I love this idea! where is the shawl from it is so beautiful! xx

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chapter five: grab a bag

“a variety to take on all life’s adventures. soft leathers and great details, in an assortment of lengths. These lovely items won’t add extra baggage but instead complete your perfect look.”

this section features some of our amazing bags for the season, on their own and worn by model zippora seven! she was shot here at our office in philly by our photographer anthony nocella- i ran into them shooting on my way back from getting coffee one day and was a little star struck by zippora!

i love the creedence messenger – its so unique and could fit everything you’d need for a weekend getaway.  i would wear it with the lace maxi and striped tee and beanie for a look that’s a little bit grunge. i also love the idea of wearing a rugged brown satchel with some of our pretty holiday  items to toughen them up!

items pictured: directions in lace maxi skirt, we the free striped burnout long sleeve, hunting for fairisle tall sock, isara ring, oversized pom beanie, creedence messenger, victorian loves lace dress, victoria rose blouse, stag satchel.

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“icelandic air was perfect for cuddling up in cozy textures and soft yarns.  wrap up in a sweater and let the cold air breeze sweep past you. these glorious sweaters will add comfort to your winter days.”

the final chapter of the november book was shot by photographer eric kvatek in iceland! when i first saw the photos i was speechless.  models julia hafstrom and jessica mau are stunning on their own but when combined with the dramatic icelandic landscape it really was taken to another level. i love the idea of styling the sweaters with lots of layered intimates items – over top of slips or the lacey skort, with tights and socks.

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items pictured: kristal’s ombre hat, fuzzy oversized pullover, lacey layering skort, peruvian pattern legwarmer, cross my heart cardigan, vintage charm slip, dotted mesh layering top, lace inset flare.

stay tuned for more behind the scenes from iceland!

elizete serra -Apr 10, 2012, 2:44PM
i need grab a bag.

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is it just me or are there a ton of birthdays this time of year? i wasn’t the only one celebrating today… here are some pics from a party for one of visual display team members – they have a slight advantage when it comes to decorating ;)

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and that’s my sweet card jemma made and the cute little plant that was waiting on my desk for me this morning :)

thank you for all the birthday wishes xoxo.

Lea -Nov 17, 2010, 2:53PM
Sretan Rodjendan Julia, all the best from Croatia! :) <3
-Nov 15, 2010, 10:40PM
Happy birthday Julia!!

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when we launched our holiday boutiques this month, i told you guys about a special section for blogger picks, featuring jemma and my favorite items. well today i wanted to share some new additions- we asked a few of our favorite bloggers to pick their favorites as well – here they are!

chantal of cocorosa – i’ve been following her blog for a while now but i had the pleasure of meeting her a few months ago and she is seriously adorable!  if you want to know what she’s like check out this video on her blog. i love people who don’t take themselves too seriously! and she always looks amazing- i think she can pull of any look!

shop chantal’s picks here.

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we met dylana of nana in wonderland when we worked with her and her sister natalie on our october catalog, and we fell in love with both of them! her style is a lovely combination of classic and vintage with a modern twist. she’s also a great photographer and she can play guitar and sing!

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shop dylana’s picks here.

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gemma of fade to black – i’ve been hooked on her blog ever since i discovered it! she has amazing style – like bohemian meets new york cool.  and she’s got serious artistic talent- check out the dreamcatcher she drew!

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shop gemma’s picks here.

i love seeing everyone’s different picks! view all of the blogger wishlists here.

fp jemma -Nov 15, 2010, 4:28PM
awesome, awesome I love these blogger's style!!!

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our holiday displays are now up in our stores and they are so, so beautiful… like stepping into a magical forest dusted with snow,  where trees drip with crystals and shiny trinkets catch the moonlight and twinkle like stars…

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from our display team:

this year’s holiday display was inspired by vintage snowy showgirl dresses mixed in with antique silver and icy blue trinkets. we have intricately cut snowflake curtains paired with sheer glittery booti print panels – inspired by actual indian booti prints. we wanted to balance the delicate dresses and panels with organic branches and rugged cardboard gift boxes.  then to add sparkle and pops of color, we added the neon melon crystal chains to hang in groups from the ceiling.

their inspiration:

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and now here are the installed displays at our ardmore and king of prussia, pa stores! i actually drove by our ardmore store saturday night and it looked amazing with the twinkling lights in the dark.

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*UPDATE: we have a winner! this giveaway is now closed.*

time for a giveaway! why? because it’s my birthday! :)

actually, our holiday displays have gone up in our stores and the fall displays have come down so we want to give away one of these  pretty fabric covered urns! the vases were cast in india and covered with fabric from antique indian quilts and turbans, and decorated with beaded tassels.  we have some in our lobby and they look awesome – this would be a great decorative piece for your home!

all you have to do is leave a comment below and we will select the winner at random on friday morning! be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win. good luck!

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*p.s. those of you who missed it, check out our DIY to make something similar to these!

Becky -Dec 18, 2010, 11:38AM
i want this!
-Nov 22, 2010, 12:03PM
love it~!

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“i want to stand as close to the edge as i can without going over. out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”
— kurt vonnegut

image by lauren treece.

Devin -Nov 15, 2010, 2:45PM
Kurt Vonnegut is an absolutely amazing writer.
Lindsay -Nov 15, 2010, 11:29AM
Sound advice!

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amaaaaazing work by sundry sullen. that last photo blows my mind.

karen -Nov 16, 2010, 1:23PM
I love free people and this blog! And I would love to win the decorated vase!
mel -Nov 15, 2010, 3:45PM
awesome! thanks for your opinions! this will be my very first free people purchase! so excited!!!

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