hwe had a couple of twin spottings in the office yesterday! first, wearing the we the free motoring in fleece jacket:
and next the directions in lace maxi slip:
i love seeing how people style the same items differently!
a couple of months ago we had a big meeting at the home office with all of our store managers from across the country. as part of the meeting we had a free people holiday fashion show featuring some of the looks from our november catalog on models and on some of the girls who work here in the office. it was so fun seeing everything go down a runway – and now that the catalog’s out i can show you some pictures that one of the managers snapped during the show!
they all looked amazing – but wee people stole the show :)
our holiday displays are going up in all of our stores next week and i can’t wait to show you photos, they’re breathtaking!
from the belle of the ball section of our november catalog shoot!
the one that got away
scouting for locations
this forest doesn’t even look real.
crazy cats :)
our makeup artist.
hair and makeup.
dinner at eglinham hall.
the nearby town of alnwick – it looks like such a cute place!
stay tuned for behind the scenes of the other chapters in the november book coming soon :)
i saw this on poppytalk today and i couldn’t resist sharing. did any of you guys ever make “god’s eyes”? i never have but they’re so awesome looking and simple to make. just tie two sticks together and weave the yarn around them, starting at the center – to see a quick tutorial on exactly how to wrap the yarn, click here. plus you can play around with the colors to get some really pretty combinations – they’d make lovely little table decorations or even christmas tree ornaments!
i also love the pieces of driftwood wrapped in yarn – it reminds me of this photo from our office that i posted not too long ago:
Some items I loved from the studio the other day while I was up there prowling.
I decided to pick out some items that will see me through Fall along with little things I cant live without right now.
It’s coming close to my second Winter in the USA and maaaaaaaaaaaaaan I’m going to prepare myself this time around!
This year is all about learning from last year’s mistakes – there’s no way I’m going to let the cold weather get the better of me this time!
I’m taking the layering trend on board making it pretty and edgy with these lingerie shorts and boots (these black buckle ones are super cool – I will be ordering them next week) to protect me from the wet wet wet weather.
The vintage brown satchels that were featured in the holiday book are perfect and the ideal size to carry my ipad around which has become my BFF! I have also had a little addiction lately for collecting vintage camera straps to jazz up my plain bags.
and now… the comfort zone that will keep me happy when the cold starts to bite – Hot Hot Hot chocolate all the time and the most tastiest thing ever, Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub in Red Velvet = YUM!
This is the beginning of my Fall Survival Kit.
while shooting the belle of the ball section of our november book, our lucky team got to spend a week at eglingham hall in north umberland, england. i can see why tim walker used it as the location for his fantasy-like photo shoots, as it looks like a place with many stories to tell and secrets hiding in its walls. here’s a peek inside…
the backyard. wow.
tea for two.
this picture makes me laugh.
and in the backyard, the most amazing teepee ever.
thank you to our producer for these beautiful photos!
some photos from a little bday party for one of our fp girls :) we just got a new camera – it’s amazing! – and i got a little carried away taking pictures of the pretty flowers…
as for the amazing card our graphic designer made – it was inspired by the birthday girl’s pup ruby and her halloween costume :)
as a scorpio with a november birthday, i think this month really brings out my inner dark side. the air begins to have that extra bite of cold and i fight the urge to sleep all day. i’m hoping to decorate my place with twinkling christmas lights, lots of candles and warm scents to keep the winter blues away. for tunesday, here’s a playlist of some songs i’m listening to right now.
click on images for sources.
“twinkling gems add a dusting of mysterious wonder to your outfit. hang with admiration on your wall like a cherished piece of artwork. exquisite pieces for gifts, and for your loved ones to treasure.”
chapter two focuses on gift items so special we consider them treasures… vintage chainmail evening bags, statement jewelry and delicate lace slips so beautiful you almost won’t want to wear them. The treasures were photographed in philadelphia by rene micheli.
i love this shot of the bags from our vintage loves collection too:
have you guys checked out our holiday boutiques online yet? it looks so beautiful- i am in love with the lookbooks, which i’ll post about later on – but also we (jemma and i) got to do something fun and pick our favorite items from the november catalog, which are featured in the blogger picks section of the holiday boutiques! here are the collections i made featuring our picks, which you can also view in the holiday boutiques right here.
“my favorite thing about the holiday season is the smell of fresh pine…it reminds me of going to the christmas tree farm to cut down our tree each year when i was little.”
“holiday season brings warm feelings for me – a time that’s reminiscent of great family love. i get really nostalgic when i start to smell the season’s scents; cinnamon, mulled wine, figs and the crispness of the air. i also like that i can get away with wearing a little bit of sparkle almost every day during this season too!”
stay tuned because we’ll be adding picks from some of our favorite bloggers soon!