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i just saw this on our santa barbara store’s facebook page and i had to post it- it kinda reminds me of the yarn bombing i posted about earlier! they wrapped pens and pencils in yarn for a store event, don’t they look pretty? such a free people touch :)

Zombie Darling -Sep 20, 2010, 3:07PM
Cute! I did this few years ago! I wrapped some old pencil in pink yarn..I still keep that one!
kathryn -Aug 27, 2010, 5:19PM
awww "mini diy" that's really cute!

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Why we love it

This feels really new for FP, although we’ve always loved our comfy, easy, beachy pieces, we recognized this season that they could be worn in a cooler more edgy way.  

How we’ll be wearing it

There’s a street style feeling to this trend, so it’s really about wearing this look with your own attitude and plenty of confidence. The key item is the knit pant, but styled up so they don’t look like everyday joggers.  We love them cropped at the knee and worn with a wedged statement shoe or chunky military boot for a fashion twist.  

The fabrics are super soft and in muddy heathery colors that feel like the end of summer and have that cozy feel to take you into fall.   It’s slouchy and sexy so we are loving the oversized tops and sweaters and anything worn off the shoulder to get this look spot on.

leighane -Aug 26, 2010, 7:40AM
ahh i love this jogger look and i think how free people are styling it up, wang with a little feminine twist. Im going to buy these today, so comfy for fall
Lizzy -Aug 26, 2010, 7:40AM
I love these updates, good advice for my Fall wardrobe thank you

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today we had the extra special treat of a farmers market right outside our office doors! fresh fruit, veggies and other produce from local farms and live music in the background as you shop. this will happen again september 8th and 22nd, how exciting! here are some photos from today- not the sunniest day but still nice :)

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this little boxer puppy stole my heart.

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new mocs + sunflowers = happiness.

Heather -Aug 26, 2010, 12:55PM
Love this idea! I used to work as a designer for Lands' End Catalog and every friday during the summer they would hold a huge Farmers Market at the Home Office! It was a great touch and perk for employees!
Lilianna -Aug 25, 2010, 7:28PM
I love love LOVE the mocs, but how are the soles? Do you think they'd stand up to some wear and tear? They're so adorable, but I want to make sure they'll last!

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yarn bombing

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the folks behind all the yarn bombing do some crazy awesome stuff.

where were these crutches 5 months ago when i had a broken ankle???

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the scooter is my favorite. i want one of those.

via knitta please and knit the city.

Smarti -Nov 06, 2012, 12:33PM
Need a pattern for my BUICK! lol I LOVE THIS STUFF! Keep em coming.
Nastia -Jun 10, 2012, 5:26PM
The bike!! I want it so badly!

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hey socal free people girls! stop by our costa mesa store tomorrow where they will be having a grand opening event – enjoy special discounts, refreshments and an in-store fashion show!

Free People South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol St. Suite #1844
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-3794

P.S. want to work at our costa mesa store? we’re looking for an assistant manager! stop by the store if interested.

marelle -Aug 27, 2010, 8:23PM
when does the event end?!
Kendall -Aug 26, 2010, 3:04PM
You guys need to come to Minneapolis!!

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some DIY inspiration… i saw this on cosmic dust and was just totally blown away by how beautiful it looks. a couple of weeks back i showed you how to make your own dreamcatcher…and here’s a great way to put one to use! use it to hang your earrings :)

by the way that’s a pretty sick earring collection.

Chelsea -Aug 25, 2010, 1:23PM
I almost can't get past the EARRINGS to see the dreamcatcher. They are seriously AMAZING...
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how did i not think of that... ;)

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it feels like fall today.

click on images for sources – a couple unknown.

em -Aug 25, 2010, 4:08PM
I love the reference to Crosby Still and Nash (the pix are great too)
fp julia -Aug 25, 2010, 8:36AM
meeeee- yup :) sara- yeah i'm not sure where the photo is originally from, but i think its an old vintage piece.

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another fp girl recommended here we go magic to me – i had heard of them before but never actually listened to their music. i’m so happy to have discovered them – i listened to their latest album, pigeons, on repeat for an entire day after i discovered it. it’s really mellow and kinda psychedelic… great for a day like today.

check out a couple of their songs:


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Create a MySpace Playlist at MixPod.com

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they’re touring with dr. dog this fall so if they’re coming to your area check them out – i know i will! check out more songs and tour dates here.

i recently discovered beck’s record club and i think the whole premise behind it is pretty awesome. the record club is an informal meeting of musicians who come together to record an album in a day.  they have done albums by the velvet underground, leonard cohen, inxs and even yanni.  the results are pretty great- and they post a video of them recording the tracks once a week.  they are rough renditions, often first takes, which i think makes it even cooler.

here’s one of my favorites, from the songs of leonard cohen, with a group that includes Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Will from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy and Beck.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

interesting note- this album was picked by andrew of MGMT, and their second choice was ace of base. can you imagine how that would sound?

check out more here.

Tiffany -Aug 24, 2010, 2:33PM
love the song! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/
Tom -Aug 24, 2010, 11:36AM
This is really cool. I can't wait to hear more.

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From maxi length and shaggy coats,  mesh and boudoir details as outterwear, and fashion’s new sporty mood, these are Free Peoples trends to get to know this Fall. What are they? How to wear them? here’s where to find out…

We want to inspire you before Falls sneaks up upon us

Here’s details from the people behind the scenes:

Why we love it

“We’re all excited about the maxi length and believe it’s gonna be HUGE for A/W 10,  whether its dresses, skirts or trousers, It’s our bohemian girl and a very traditional free people trend that we are excited about”

How we’ll be wearing it

“We love it updated into fall with shaggy fur coats and platforms or clogs.  It totally reminded us of Penny Lane from the movie Almost Famous. We wanted to update our Boho roots with a bit of rock and roll and so we love this trend to mix in cool graphic tees, beaten up leather and worn in jeans.  Like shes been hanging out on a tour bus all summer with the band and is coming home with an eclectic trunk full of clothes she picked up on the way. Jewelry is really strong in here, especially rings on every finger and long pendant necklaces have a 70’s hippy vibe about them that’s always cool”

Stay tuned for two more trends we’re loving right now!

Pepe -Jan 01, 2012, 5:48PM
thanks for this usefull info.
Fp Jemma -Aug 24, 2010, 3:33PM
hey the wide leg blue trousers are from urban outfitters see the link below to direct you straight to them. http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18797282&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump

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a last bit of inspiration from succulent wild woman, by sark.

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i hope you guys enjoyed this book! i loved it and will definitely be recommending it to all of my female friends.  we will now begin the process of selecting the next book so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below!

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jeff cavaliere -Aug 27, 2010, 8:25PM
Great post, saved the blog for hopes to read more information!
Lorilee -Aug 24, 2010, 11:22AM
I've been enjoying all the Sark posts lately. I was REALLY into her journals in the 90's. Lo and behold, while cleaning my office out yesterday, I found my old Sark journal and had a blast reading my entries. It is soooo amazing to read things and experience your own creativity after so much time has elapsed. At times, I thought...really? Did I come up with that? It was really fun! Keep up the great posts.

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talented fans

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we have some really amazingly talented fans- check out some of this awesome fp inspired artwork!

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the above four are by briana kranz, inspired by some of our catalog images and products.

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and the last three are by alexa sonken.

you ladies are amazing! so happy we could inspire you :)

oilskin -Aug 25, 2010, 7:23AM
Great.
krissy -Aug 23, 2010, 6:29PM
love it! i love to see how differently the two are!

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