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some inspiration from our last book club selection, succulent wild woman, by sark.

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i found this book to be so positive and uplifting and really enjoyed reading it. it is definitely the kind of book that every girl should read. those of you who have – did you have a favorite part or quote?

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Maditah -Nov 08, 2010, 5:59PM
I love this book. and I love this lovely first picture as well. Now I can't stop searching for a bed canopy / mosquito net that's just as beautiful. Any tipps? Please =) au revoiire
-Aug 11, 2010, 10:51AM
i LOVE this book! there are so many amazing quotes, heres a good one: 'We are each born creative—then we forget our purpose, or mission. We believe our doubts and fears, and slowly stop “being creative,” as though it were a separate thing.' i love Sark! :)

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the other day another fp girl told me about the LA Ladies Choir, her current obsession.  i had never heard of them before but i was immediately intrigued.  they are a group of 30 women with careers ranging from music, fashion, art, literature and theater, and they sing covers of old folk songs and wear beautiful vintage dresses. how can you not love that? founding member becky stark (front woman of groups kavender diamond and the trio the living sisters) says the one rule of the choir is to sing joyfully, and she doesn’t care if you sing off-key. the ladies perform at venues around L.A., sometimes joined by flea of the red hot chili peppers, whose wife, model frankie raydar, is a member of the group (and her sister missy modeled in our march catalog!).

CH0017

check out this video of them performing john lennon’s “happy xmas (war is over)” at space 15 twenty:

LA Ladies Choir perform “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” from Space 15 Twenty on Vimeo.

images from their myspace page.

wholesale ladies apparel -Dec 01, 2010, 4:47PM
All of their dresses are so fabulous! You should mention where all of these vintage dresses were purchased from! I'm sure lots of people would want to purchase these dresses,including me.
Rikki -Aug 12, 2010, 10:54PM
I received a free people catalog from Bloomingdales there was a awsome necklace that the model had on in a few of the outfits. She had other necklaces that are free people jewelry I would like to own this necklace and the manager at one of your boutique suggested I post a blog and that you girls were wonderful and would help me find this necklace? I am a loyal customer of Freepeople.com and your boutique's So please help me. If it is not a freepeople merchandise perhaps you could help me locate it? Thank you in advance for your help. I don't know how to upload a picture on here or if you even can. So if some one could email me I can send you a picture of the necklace. Please help Rickey@RickeyDiMaria.com

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a post from our concept intern anastasiya :)

What is it about summer that makes it so easy to fall for?

I refuse to believe that it is merely the warm temperature. Whenever I had at my disposal a moment to think freely, I caught my mind dancing around that same question, trying to grasp what moments or events define my past summers and make me so nostalgic. Amid my contemplation, with glazed eyes for disguise, I decided that this summer, due in large part to this internship, has been the most memorable of recent years. At moments I still prod myself to see that this is not all a dream.

But what is it for you that gives summer its mystique? Is it the long nights that seem to stretch to infinity until you can no longer tell if you are awake? The warm air that rouses your childhood senses and makes you believe in magic—believe in the power of your dreams. The feel of the wind on your face, the music in your ears, and the electricity that is born of the company of friends. What is the essence of your summer?

Lizzie -Aug 10, 2010, 7:01PM
It is the nostalgia of days past when worlds of make-believe took over our minds. The days were long and summer felt infinite. Our time was our own and we were free to dream and imagine the days away. Now I always feel cheated when I am stuck in my cubicle, wasting away the hours while the beautiful sun shines down on the world outside. It feels like my freedom and the possibilities that summer always held have been taken away.
Brittany -Aug 10, 2010, 11:02AM
The way the sun feels when you wake up in the morning and look forward to the day ahead, the smell of rain on hot pavement, the amber glow of the end of a summer day that promises it will be back again...

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the last three photos were posted by one of our facebook fans who had them taken at gerald decock’s amazing home!

lindsey martin -Aug 12, 2010, 4:26PM
yay my photo is the third one! i was so excited to find out you put it on the blog! thank you so much! i lovelovelove free people!
Danielle -Aug 10, 2010, 10:23PM
i wondering is that in the third photograph? :) please and thank you!

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studyfor-vintage

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vintage.  to me a vintage piece carries a certain weight – it has been around longer than i have, it has a history, and an energy that radiates through it. touch it and you can feel the presence of its previous owner, a tiny rip, scratch or loose thread evidence of their past adventures.  a dress that was worn by a high school girl at a 1950s sock hop, a patched up pair of jeans worn at a beat poetry reading, or a blouse worn at a 1960s love in…the possibilities are endless.  this special uniqueness is what makes each vintage piece so irreplaceable, so treasured, and so desired.

view our vintage loves collection here.

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Chloe C -Aug 10, 2010, 10:43AM
this, and looking at all the vintage collection was a very nice blast from the past. Sometimes I wish my daughters knew more about this time - they are much,um,tougher. (But I am proud of them)(most of the time) Well put together, very evocative. Thanks!

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this questionnaire will give you a little bit of an idea of who our vintage buyer is, but it doesn’t paint the full picture.  just like the items she works with, ali is one of a kind.  in the time that i’ve known her, i’ve learned that ali: 1. has an amazing cocllection of vintage rock tshirts, 2. has an adorable bulldog, named  chloe, who is blind, 3. left her car in arizona, 4. has a fisher price record player at her desk, 5. records her vintage purchases in a leather bound journal from the 1800s.

here’s a little more about ali :)

what is your theme song?

“sunny day sweeping the clouds away…” – sesame street!

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?

fantasy island

if you were stranded on an island, what 3 things would you want with you?

a bacon egg and cheese mcmuffin, an ipod and a satin eye patch.

how would you describe your personal style?

east meets west…old school urban cowgirl hippi crunchy.

what is your biggest fear?

war

winter, spring, summer or fall?

all you have to do is call.

what color are you?

rainbow

what is your motto?

peace love happiness

what is your favorite hobby?

watching movies.

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

albert einstein.

nicole -Mar 18, 2013, 7:29PM
I love everything about this
Emily -Feb 11, 2013, 7:00PM
LOVE!!!! We adore vintage. Nothing like it. xxxx Emily of EL Vintage

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shop vintage loves.

vintage style clothing -Jul 15, 2013, 2:19PM
I am quite conflicted, I comments are quite varied but I notice price is one that keeps coming up here. Things look quite expensive. :/
Mina -Oct 05, 2012, 6:48PM
I love Free People, but this is truly ridiculous. In it's newest "pearl collection", FP are selling faux pearls for upwards of $300, and stretch rhinestone bracelets for upwards of $100. At, many other vintage shops, one would be able to find real cultured pearls for that price, and similar bracelets for about $25. I'm sure they find unique items here and there. But anyone shopping the Vintage Loves site owes it to her/himself to do their research before purchasing.

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lucky little fp jemma was at lollapalooza this past weekend and sent some pics for the blog – looks like it was a beautiful weekend!

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those of you who were there, what was the highlight of the festival? i’d love to hear about it!

thanks jem xo

Juliet -Aug 15, 2010, 10:45AM
One of my favorite things - and there are many - about living in Chicago is Lollapalooza. I hope everyone stayed an extra day to check out the Art Institute, Millennium Park, and some of our great neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Hyde Park, and Logan Square.
Ellie -Aug 14, 2010, 12:44PM
chicago is so amazing!

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top image by susie fitzhugh;quote; bottom image.

Lulu -Aug 09, 2010, 4:37PM
that hilarious, my friend JUST sent me a postcard with that top picture on it!!! anyway, lovely post =]
fp julia -Aug 09, 2010, 10:04AM
noon today!!!

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image by nirrimi.

nia -Aug 07, 2010, 2:07AM
i'm so happy that nirrimi is finally getting recognition. she is such an amazing, talented person. she's a real role model for all of us young girls out there hoping to get out and explore the world.

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local natives at first unitarian church in philly – 2125 chestnut street, 8pm

celebrate national farmers market week and hit up your local market for some fresh fruit and veggies.

lolla

lollapalooza! grant park, chicago

beach

the beach – soak it in while summer’s still here :)

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Karla -Aug 06, 2010, 2:13PM
You girls all look beautiful! Everyone has their own style and it completely suits the Free People persona.
Ping -Aug 06, 2010, 1:52PM
such cute outfits!! i wished everyone at my office looked like that. my fave is the sheer tank and the gray pants with brown sandals...so casual chic.

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