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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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giovanna -Nov 13, 2010, 2:12AM
Sooo pretty! Have a lovely weekend! xoxo Giovanna Boho Market Blog

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Our skinny cords are the perfect fit for your everyday. I like them tucked into riding boots for an elegant silhouette. To me they are the best bottom to have this winter, I’m spoilt with choice with the colour palette though, can’t quite figure out which ones I want AH!

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Karen -Nov 18, 2010, 7:35PM
Where can we get the cords and thermal top?
-Nov 13, 2010, 2:16PM
FP cords are the best!

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i wanted to share this awesome video that our creative director did with one of our most favorite models, the beautiful – and hilarious – jenny lopez! check out jenny’s blog here.

Anna Clare Culp -Nov 15, 2010, 3:52PM
I love these behind the scenes looks into peoples closets! It helps give me better ideas of things I like and what to look for in future shopping trips! I love your model off duty photos but I would love to see this type of thing for them as well! I can only imagine the types of amazing pieces they collect on their trips for shoots for FP and how they incorporate that with the great FP clothes they have!
fp julia -Nov 15, 2010, 9:36AM
kelsey- i can ask her and let you know :) and yes look for more vids like this in the future!

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on jemma: velvet victorian jacket, anna boots, rider felt hat and stag satchel.

on julia: cross my heart cardigan, lacey layering skort, shaggy pom pom hat, boots coming soon.

fp julia -Nov 15, 2010, 9:38AM
thanks guys :) kelsey- yes they are! they're awesome :)
-Nov 13, 2010, 7:50PM
so i saw fpjemma in anthropologie today in philly....i was a little starstruck to be honest. i regret not introducing myself! but you both look beautiful!

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nancy is our web studio intern and she’s a huge help to our stylists and studio team – get to know a little bit more about her!

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suzie -Apr 22, 2011, 1:25PM
I miss you Nancy!!!
Roya C. Pourshalchi -Nov 29, 2010, 5:08PM
Amazing Nancy ! The answers are so you and clever! Doing mama proud.

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our assistant buyers and one of our planners wearing their favorite shoes from fp at the moment!

from left to right: the rambler hi moccasin, the bullet boot, the lea fringe boot and the roper field boot.

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i love them all but those rambler mocs…man i want them!

Jenny Lopez -Nov 12, 2010, 2:18PM
I love the booties with fringe!
Hannah -Nov 12, 2010, 11:45AM
The girl on the right is wearing a Forever21 shirt:)

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as a vegetarian, i often find myself in a bit of a conundrum when it comes to some clothing. i love the look and feel of leather jackets, and lately i’ve been thinking about purchasing one, but a part of me always feels guilty. am i a true vegetarian if i wear a leather jacket? is that hypocritical? sure i could buy a fake leather jacket…but they never seem to look as cool as the real ones.

the battalion has come along and solved my problem, by creating “vegan” leather pants and jackets that look just as good as, or better than, the real thing. i decided to find out a little bit more about the company and wow…i am in love.

the battalion specializes in knits and woven fabrics that are eco-friendly, primarily rayon, bamboo, organic cotton, promodal, recycled polyester, veggie fur, veggie leather, and cruelty free “peace” silk.

here’s a brief interview with battalion founder linda wong!

What inspired you to start the battalion?

I see clothes as something more than adornment of oneself but as the foundation of one’s creativity and personal expression.  I started The Battalion as a vehicle to communicate that vision.

Have you always been passionate about fashion and designing? How would you describe your personal style?

My first love is drawing and creating.  As I acquired the technical skills of clothes making, I fell in love with fashion design. My style is exactly like how I design.  It has to be comfortable but not boring.  It is relevant to popular and sub cultures, and full of narratives

What environmental issue are you most passionate about?

The Battalion is a member of The Nature Conservancy and 1% for the Planet.  We are passionate about preserving nature.  We also recognize that in order to make a fundamental difference with environmental issues, we have to encourage the right environmental policies to be in place.  We mobilize our fans via twitter, facebook to get out the vote for all issues that will better our environment.  Lastly and most importantly, we are promoting the benefits of wearing faux fur.  It is not only ethical, but it is more beautiful and alluring to wear something where no animals were hurt in the process.

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I read that the inspiration for the AW10 collection is landscape, desert and a wolf named Indio. Can you explain this a little bit more?

Years ago, my design partner worked in the costume department of one of Wim Wenders movies.  His movies were known for it’s beautiful imageries of Americana.  Recently I found a road atlas he left behind with detailed notes of routes he had taken during the scout.   So we went on a road trip, following the routes from Los Angeles, to Palm Desert, through Las Vegas, up to Monument Valley in Utah and down to Sedona, Arizona.   The collection is the reflection of our epic trip.  And yes, we met a wolf name Indio in the desert whom inspired our expanded faux fur collection.

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What’s next for the battalion? Is there anything you can share that you’re working on now and are really excited about?

For Spring 2011 we have some beautiful hand crochet pieces that are made in a very new way.  Instead if using yarns, we crochet our ultra soft and light weight jersey fabrics.

The results are beautiful and delicate looking tops and dresses with self-crochet details. We are also making new versions of our best seller, The Battalion knit pants with buckle trims, motorcycle details, and some secret ingredients.  More to come!

view the battalion items available at freepeople.com here.

thank you linda!

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diana -Nov 12, 2010, 1:02PM
wow, this is great, I am also a vegetarian and I have the same problem as u, I just love the way lether looks and feels but I feel guilty every time I even think of purchasing such an item and this is just the fix for me, what an inspirational post:)

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i’m normally not a big heels person but we have some amazing party shoes right now that i would absolutely wear if i could walk in them… which ones do you like best?

the velvet crusher peeptoe:

the sicily lace up heels:
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the luna pump:
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the foxy fabric platform:
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or the victorian lace ankle bootie:
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time to vote!

last week’s party lookbook poll had a huge turnout- i think the largest for any thursday poll! it was close between looks three and five, but five took it with 25% – i wonder if the cute pup had something to do with it? :)

kat -Nov 11, 2010, 10:17PM
seriously to die for.
Tiffany -Nov 11, 2010, 4:14PM
Love them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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