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New York City is celebrating the very best of fashion this week, New York Fashion week is finally here! We’re heading to the Big Apple to see some shows and to give you a little diary of what New York fashion week is all about. Expect high energy, style savvy details, and fashion at its best.  I wonder what trends the designers will showcase for Fall.

Outfit 1: High Waist Linen Pleated Pants, True Grit Denim Top, Marrakesh Floppy Felt Hat, Melina Studded Satchel

Outfit 2: Linen Striped Romper, Vegan Leather Jacket, Covington Ankle Boot


-Feb 08, 2012, 6:20PM
Very stylish and clever use of photoshop!!
Claire -Feb 08, 2012, 2:35PM
Great outfits!! I like the Annie Hall look and I agree you have awesome hair. New York Fashion is exciting!

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Did you guys catch our live Q&A on twitter today with our makeup artist Deanna? It was so much fun and we got some really great tips – in case you missed it, here are some highlights :)Read More

Katze -Jan 30, 2013, 5:42AM
You girls on here defending the super thin models of FP sound very young, naive and stupid! People have the right to say what they feel, and if you lost a daughter to anorexia, or witnessed young women starve themselves or put themselves down because they don't look like the bony models in FP, then you just don't know what you are talking about. I know all about the disease and yes, in my opinion, a lot of the models in FP resemble women I have counseled that have anorexia. For one, it began with staring at catalogs and wishing to look like these women from a very young age. Please do not flip this issue into an anorexia versus obesity debate, because both are very serious issues. No woman is suppose resemble a coat hanger, no matter what your profession is. Also added to my patient list is an ex professional model, whose name I cannot share. The damage to your bodies is permanent. The young woman you influence is permanent. All the pretty clothing in the world can not cover up the fact that most of my patients are damaged psychologically, physically, and some cannot ever have children. If I could give any of you advice, it would be to not be as naive as you seem and learn the many ways this disease takes a quiet place in so many of our young women's lives.
Linda R -May 29, 2012, 5:36PM
My sisters have always been skinny and have been called anorexic quite a few times, they just brush it off because they know they're not but it does bother them that people just assume they're anorexic without really knowing. They have been very thin since high school they're in their early 30's and both weight about 100 lbs each. One of them looks like the model except she has more boobs. They're very healthy women who do not limit themselves on what they eat They like their doctor said have a very fast metabolism. People need to really inform themselves about this condition before making assumptions.

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Post image for NY vs. LA style contest: Meet the NY Winner!

Last week we got to know more about our California winner of the NY vs. LA style contest, and now let’s meet our New York winner, Audrey!

Her winning photo – get the look with the all over lace babydoll top, washed vegan leather short, vintage sweater tall sock, tall boots, polka scarf and plaid and straw fedora.


Browsing her local FP store and trying out the voile trapeze slip.


Wearing one of our older sweaters over the lace trim bandeau.


Three words that best describe NYC style are: Urban, Elegant, Unique

What is your favorite trend this season?

Some big NYC trends for this season are peter pan collars, embellishments (studding, eyelets, gems, etc.) and playing with sheer and matte fabrics in the same garment. I have to say right now I am really into the sheer/matte fabrics!! The sheer look goes GREAT with a FP lacey bandeau!

What do you love most about New York?

Everyone has a purpose in New York. The energy of the city is like no other place. Everyone is full of major drive and ambition; it is inspiring to be in NY.

How would you describe your personal style? Which free people girl are you?

I have to say I am a Lou girl! NYC might be disappointed in me! I love to get dressed up once in a while, but you will usually catch me in baggy rugged sweaters, tunics, chunky jewelry and boots (lots of layering!) My friends would definitely say I am the “boy girl.”

My 5 favorite FP items right now:


Sheer Button Down Tunic, Cropped Lace Tube, Washed Vegan Leather Short, Tape Yarn Beach Sweater, Studded Seattle Love Boot

aly -Feb 20, 2012, 8:26AM
i love you
lauren & marika -Feb 09, 2012, 1:22AM
wow her NY style is AMAZING! us CALI girls could use a lil NYC inspiration :) super duper pick!! xx, The Golden Girls

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A collection of photos have built up in my instagram like a visual calendar reminding me of certain things I did in the week.

It’s easy for me to declare that I’m slightly addicted to documenting my days, I like to capture the essence that remind me of my whereabouts, my feeling and my thought. Capturing a moment is like pressing pause on your life – which thought, which feeling you had there and then will remain there through the photo you took.  Like a treasure chest it’s always nice digging through photos, the feeling you get is something else.

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I was browsing through Yours Truly’s vimeo page the other day and, having heard a couple of songs by Gardens & Villa, checked out the video they did for “Orange Blossom.” Read More

Dylana -Feb 08, 2012, 11:22AM
Love them! Saw them play here in Philly a few months ago and helped interview them! They rock live! And gonna be at Coachella this year, too!
paige -Feb 07, 2012, 10:05PM
so obsessed with their sound! they can make any stressful day better in a hot second...

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Post image for Style File: Assistant Buyer – Intimates

This week’s Style File always manages to look cute, but is never too fussy or over the top. Overall her looks have a simple beauty to them. There’s a definite Lou vibe coming through in the practical and cozy looks she gravitates towards. The look is usually centered around one knockout piece – a scarf, an awesome dress, or a pretty slip. She’ll then through the Lou vibe for a loop with some Candy thrown in there in either a feminine print or flirty lace and ruffles.




Throw a cozy sock on under your boots to live out the rest of the winter season.


Get the look with our Bikini Ankle Crop Jean, the Fishnet Long Sleeve Top, and a pair of tall boots.




We love colorful bracelets!



Try out a cute printed dress with tights to move into Spring.




The Voile Trapeze Slip in Tea!






You can’t go wrong with an awesome leather cuff bracelet – check out the Turquoise Studded Belt Bracelet on our site right now.



jesse -Feb 17, 2012, 8:40PM
i agree with bev. i'm also dying to know the maker of the otk boots.
Bev -Feb 17, 2012, 1:58PM

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Makeup, makeup, makeup! Fashion week is approaching and we want to look spot on when it comes to makeup!
Little tips or sneaky beauty secrets go a long way and can make such a difference to your daily makeup routine.
Tomorrow at 11:30 we’re sitting down with our in house makeup artist Deanna and on our Twitter page we will be answering your questions live! Just go to our Twitter page at 11:30 am and tweet at us any makeup tips you want to know!

Our Twitter handle is @freepeople -Feb 07, 2012, 10:24AM
You're doing such a great job. So sorry I missed it :(

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This is my favorite catalog video to date – watch as Freja Beha Erichsen channels our five Free People girls! Song is “New Year’s Eve” by Mal Blum.Read More

Kate -Dec 18, 2014, 8:32AM
Hey! ah i love Freja, she's so cute and funky..adore the clothes, suite her soooo well! is there anyway i can download this somewhere??
Henri -Feb 18, 2012, 3:22PM
Yes she is great ! Some illustrations of her at

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“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Campbell

image by John Ciamillo.

dissertation editor -Nov 07, 2012, 2:38AM
This is a really good blog post, I’m delighted I came across it. I’ll be back down the track to check out other posts.
dissertation help -Aug 30, 2012, 11:23PM
How about people who dont like and listen to music can they still be on with nature and univers

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My favorite grocery store is Wholefoods. I love just walking through their prepared foods and gazing at all of the deliciousness. One day I saw these black bean quesadillas there that sparked my imagination.Read More

Melissa -Mar 02, 2012, 3:40PM
Absolutely delicious! One of the best recipes I have tried in a long time. Makes a great dip as well!
Alissa -Feb 22, 2012, 9:00AM
These look awesome! I started replacing sour cream and cheese with Trader Joe's Cilantro Jalepeno Hummus, and it is TO DIE FOR! Just as creamy as dairy, but much more flavorful!

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I saw these Bicycle Portraits on Miss Moss and was so intrigued by the photos and the story behind them. Over the course of a 2 year journey in South Africa, Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler compiled portraits and stories from over 500 cyclists. The beautiful photographs have been divided into three books, each containing 55 stories as well as essays by local South African and major international cycling figures.

On their website, the photos are displayed along with the location of where the photo was taken, pin-pointed on a google map. In the books, the photos are laid out with little water-color depictions of the maps – so lovely and creative!









Go see more of the portraits on their website.

Gabby -Dec 04, 2012, 9:06AM
Hey the watercolours were done by ME. It was a fantastic project to be involved in. Check out my website to see my work. -Feb 07, 2012, 10:53AM
I wish I lived in a world where cars don't exist and everybody rides a bike :)

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DO: get organized








Do you ever feel like it’s hard to enjoy yourself because some aspect of life is cluttered? Take the time to tackle those cluttered areas and set up some sort of organization of yourself this Saturday. Once you have a system in place you’ll find less stress and more free time to enjoy other activities. I personally find that there are three areas in my life that collect the clutter most: my desk, my closet/bedroom, and my life documents. I’ve been doing a bit of research to get my life in order, and thought I’d share some tips with you all to help get organized.

Organizing Your Desk

  • File: organize desk papers into a filing system. Set up a desktop filing rack close at hand for current projects – making each project its own separate folder. Once a project is done with, file it away into a filing cabinet organized A-Z.
  • To do lists: to do lists are very important. I’ve just recently discovered, and can’t get over how amazingly helpful it is. I input all of my tasks and assign them days to get done. Within each day I rank items in the order I’d like to complete them. As things come up, even if it’s something I have to do a month away, I put it into my teux deux calendar. It’s a very helpful way to organize and prioritize.  
  • Scratch Pad: Keep a scratch pad by your telephone with pens and pencils to have readily available.  You never know when you’ll have to write down a number, idea, name, etc.
  • Take Ten Minutes: at the end of each day, take ten minutes to put everything away before you leave your desk. This will help to insure that everything is where you expect it to be, and you won’t lose time searching.

Organizing Your Closet

  • Color Code: I’ve never been much of a closet color coder, but I think it’s something that I need to do. If waking up early is not your thing (it’s not mine), then this will help to speed the morning process along. Clothes will be less likely to get lost, and you’ll know exactly where to find what you’re looking for. Within each color, organize pieces from light to heavy (ex. tank tops, then short sleeves, then long sleeve, and finally sweaters).
  • Edit: Every couple of months or so, edit down. Go through your closet, and pick out items that you never wear. Do this with a friend whose opinion you trust. Ask them if they think you’ll wear it again or if they like it. Bring items that get the cut to a buy/sell/trade thrift store so that you can get something in exchange.
  • Eye Level: Keep items you use frequently at eye level. Place items you rarely use higher up or away in labeled boxes. You can rotate labeled boxes depending upon the season.
  • Hooks: Mount a hook outside of your closet. If you have the time, pick out an outfit the night before and hang it on the hook.

Organizing Important Papers

  • Accordion Folder: Pick up an accordion folder to sort out bills and other important papers. Make sections for unpaid, gas, electric, auto, receipts, insurance, etc. Before a bill is paid, it should always live in unpaid. Once it’s taken care of, move it into its respective category. Some people even like to scan the old papers, and then throw them out. If you have a scanner handy this is a great idea.
  • Mail Tray: Make a spot to place mail right by the front door. Immediately recycle any junk mail, and then drop the keepers into your tray. Each weekend, go through and clean it out, so that you never get too much buildup.

I hope everyone’s feeling more organized! Have a great Saturday J

mariel -Feb 06, 2012, 10:40AM
dragon fruit -Feb 05, 2012, 12:04AM
i was just asking for closet organizing suggestions! yay thank you :) it will be a sunday do!

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