“This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales,involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.”
The past few days I found myself in a bit of a funk. I felt out of it and I was getting down on myself for feeling out of it. I’m typically a pretty upbeat happy person, so when I get like this, it’s really unsettling. My mind quickly shoots to, how am I going to make this better?I find myself acknowledging what is wrong – what it is that I don’t like about myself, and how I’m going to work to fix it. I come up with plans in my head: certain practices or consistent efforts that I think will combat my troubling flaws.
In retrospect, I realized how important it is to make note at times like this. We all have faults, and sometimes it’s good to mindfully recognize what they are. You can assess how you feel about them – if they’re something that really bothers you and something that you want to change. It’s about acknowledgement. Actively acknowledging how you feel and what’s making you upset. Without it, you can’t change.
On the flip side – it’s also important to acknowledge the things that make you happy. Take note of what those things are, and work to incorporate them into your life as much as possible. It sounds easy – but sometimes it’s really hard to know what you want and what you don’t.
Either way, happy or sad, it’s productive to acknowledge how you’re feeling and why.
As I mentioned the other day, we can’t get enough of our new intimates. We love them for lounging around the house, but we also love wearing them out – adding little touches of velvet and sparkle that are perfect this time of year. We decided to ask our California FP girls to give us some styling inspiration on how they would wear their intimates all year round!
I’m sure this happens to you guys a lot: as you’re shopping online, you find an item you really love but you want to know how it fits, or get recommendations on how to style it. We now have a really cool feature on freepeople.com that allows customers to post their questions, and other customers (or fp employees) can answer the questions right there on the site!
Just click on the “ask a question” box and you can enter your question, or if there are already questions it will look like this:
Click the link and a box will open with a space to type in your question, or to see what other people have asked.
Such a great and simple way to get advice straight from your fellow customers!
What’s everyone doing this weekend? I wanted to tell you about an amazing art show taking place in Philadelphia so if you live in the area listen up!
Two of our fp girls have teamed up to put on a show at Reward in Old City, Philadelphia, called “A Distant Land to Roam.” The opening is tonight and several of us fp girls will be there. I can’t wait – to say these girls are talented is an understatement! Here’s a little sneak peek:
So amazing – I’m going to take some photos at the show to share with you guys!
On Saturday morning I’m heading to New York City! On Saturday I plan on spending some time in my favorite part of the city, Brooklyn, and doing some vintage shopping and maybe hitting up an art show. I’m staying at the Bowery House – I’m excited to check this place out, it’s a great option for anyone on a budget, and looks super cool.
Then on Sunday I’m heading to the Upper East Side for the event at Free People 3rd Ave, where I’ll be running a DIY ornament station from 12-5pm! If you’re in the area come hang out!!
For more info on the event and to RSVP click here.
Has anyone noticed the change in pants fashion over the last couple of years? Before, you bought a couple pairs of pants that were simple and easy to pair with the broad assortment of tops you had in your closet. Now, it’s all about pairing novelty bottoms with something fun or basic on top. Colors, embellishment, textures, patterns, shapes – ever since the rise of the harem pant our frame of mind has shifted focus. At Free People there’s no exception. We’re loving the fresh new take just as much as the rest of the fashion world.
We love the richness of the velvet bottoms so much! Have you seen our new bell bottoms style here?
We have some great events going on at some of our stores this weekend and next week! Here’s the lowdown…
Coat Drive Kick Off Party at Free People Upper East!
Sunday December 4th 12PM-5PM
Free People Upper East (1319 3rd Ave, NYC) is hosting a Winter Coat Drive in collaboration with New York Cares that will take place this Sunday through Saturday December 10th. During this time, every time a customer donates a coat they will receive 20% off their purchase for that day!
The store is having a KICK OFF PARTY this Sunday Dec. 4th 12-5 pm with a DIY ornament station hosted by yours truly!
There will be holiday inspired food and beverages provided by Aly Debbas from the blog From Graduate to Gourmet for customers to enjoy, and of course don’t forget to bring any old coats you may have to donate to the cause!
FP Paramus is holding a fashion show event showcasing our newest styles! A stylist will be available to help perfect your holiday look, and there will be a DJ and refreshments to enjoy! Don’t be late, because the first 50 guests will receive special gifts at the door. And, a raffle winner will receive an amazing gift basket that the store has put together, and 2 special runner ups will get little presents! Customers who spend $500 or more will get special gifts with purchase.
Have you seen the Baroque Shop on freepeople.com? It’s full of great items to pull off this Abbey Lee-inspired trend that we’re loving. It’s a look that’s a bit Goth with jewel tones, metallic embroideries, and rich textures. We’re loving it paired back to a day-time look, but the styling possibilities are truly endless. Which piece inspires your baroque fantasies?
Our KOP store had a photo booth contest a couple of weeks ago. Fans voted on their favorite look, and the winner received a grand prize! Here is Kate Kacmar in her winning look. She looks so adorable in the relaxed styling and amazing color combo.
Our December Catalog is a fresh escape from winter to the warmth of Greece… the white painted buildings and bluest of skies provided a stunning backdrop for model Mona Johannesson, shot by photographer Enric Galceran. Here’s a sneak peek!
The catalog drops next week so look out for it online on Monday!