Post image for Thursday Poll: The July Lookbook with Bambi Northwood-Blyth

Our July Lookbook, “FALLing for Bambi,” is definitely one of my favorites yet – maybe because I think Bambi Northwood-Blyth is insanely adorable, but also because I love these pre-fall, layered looks. This lookbook actually has 15 total outfits but I pulled out some of my favorites – which one do you like best?

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(view the entire july lookbook)

time to vote!


Vicky -Aug 16, 2011, 7:11AM
This does look pomisring. I'll keep coming back for more.
-Aug 01, 2011, 1:20PM
is there a make up tutorial to go with this? her eyes look beautiful!

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Post image for July Catalog: Behind the Scenes in Austin

The first day of shooting in Austin was a blast – we shot at the Mohawk Room with the Happen-Ins, and models Ashley Smith, Anastasia Khodkina and Jessica Mau took turns pretending to be in the band. Ashley was a natural on the guitar and Anastasia blew us away with her rockstar energy! With Alexandra Valenti making magic behind the lens, it was a day of live music and fun in the company of friends.

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view the july catalog.

Dani -Jul 30, 2011, 12:44PM
Just because a girl is thin, does NOT mean she has an eating disorder. Nor does the fact that she doesn't have "breasts". It's called genetics, people. By saying someone that is size 14-16 is "average" is insulting to the girls smaller than that, and the bigger girls, too. So because we don't fit into that category, that means we aren't normal, or average? Please. Ignorance is not flattering.
Ruby -Jul 18, 2011, 9:30AM
While your models do have breasts, they are not the average American female, as the average female these days is a size 14 - 16.

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Post image for Pitchfork Music Festival 2011 Lineup: Who We’re Watching

Pitchfork Music Festival starts tomorrow and the lineup is pretty awesome — a mixture of indie cool and electronic. nothing beats live music and the open air. Read more »

Stargirl -Jul 15, 2011, 1:33PM
I'm always looking for new talent, thank you for this!(:
mer -Jul 15, 2011, 10:45AM
I love the Smith Westerns! What day are they playing at Pitchfork, though?! I don't remember seeing them in the lineup. *Wild Nothing is going to be awesome.

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i actually don’t have a bike and am dying to get one…until i have some cash saved up, i’m dreaming about these…

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definitely the best way to get around in the summer.

Louis -Jul 08, 2012, 6:19PM
Never mind the bike, I like to meet that girl showing those lovely legs.
Victoria @ Runway Rundown -Jul 14, 2011, 1:08PM
My bike was stolen in LA last fall :( I desperately need a new one! Perfect for getting around campus.

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so inspired by this look today! our office coordinator took an old oversized button-down shirt and turned it into a skirt! she just buttoned it up halfway from the bottom, stepped into it and tied the sleeves around her waist – add a cropped tee and boots and you’ve got 90s grunge perfection.

just another reason to nab your boyfriend/dad/brother’s button-downs! vintage printed ones are a plus :)

bob -Jul 03, 2012, 2:42PM
cute
Kati -Nov 08, 2011, 10:53PM
I love this! This is total inspiration!

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rainbow cake, rainbow hair :)

lots of inspiration around the office today!

Nina -Sep 15, 2011, 5:16PM
akalksdjalskdj LOVE those hats!!! will they be abailable on free people store? OMG love themm
Ashley -Jul 15, 2011, 12:17PM
I LOVE her hair! How did she get it like that?

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Post image for Wednes-DIY: Instagram Photo Wall

Today’s DIY project was inspired by this post on apartment therapy. Free People has an instagram account and I love so many of the photos that our home office girls post there – it’s like our little visual diary. I LOVE the idea of printing out our photo memories and making them into wall art!

What you need: I used white poster board and double sided tape, and printed our photos out on a regular printer.

I picked photos at random and just started lining them up in rows :)

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And that’s it! I think this would look awesome framed and hung up in our office :)

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laura@printing-instagram -Aug 28, 2013, 8:32PM
Very cool, think it also looks so cool because of the selection of your Instagram photos! nice to see people putting effort into displaying their Instagram photos! I have been looking around for different inspirational ideas that I could blog about and this is so cool!

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some visual refreshment on this 100 degree day…stay cool everyone!

-Jul 13, 2011, 9:10PM
Oregon definatley hasn't been he warmest! But the state is beautiful and green nevertheless
-Jul 13, 2011, 7:37PM
it was 101 F yesterday and I'm pretty sure 110% humidity! thanks for the cute pictures, I love the sprinkler! and the fruit looks way too yummy!

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Post image for Pitchfork Music Festival 2011: What to Wear?

Free People girls are heading to Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago this Friday for a festival fashion bonanza! Read more »

godrej modular kitchen catalogue -Oct 08, 2014, 2:08PM
Cooking has become a joyful experience with the advent of modular kitchens. They have a long lifespan and often come with adjustable options for dimming. Shutters can be cleaned easily, making them a popular choice.
Irene -Jul 14, 2011, 1:27PM
Looking beautiful ladies!!! BEST MANAGERS EVER!!!!!!!!!

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When I first heard model Abbey Lee Kershaw was in a band, I was intrigued with a hint of skepticism. Gorgeous model, gone rocker? Read more »

-Jul 13, 2011, 12:14AM
She comes in and shops at the 5th ave store sometimes!
BohoQueen -Jul 12, 2011, 11:14PM
Not my favorite music, but she is too pretty! I love the 2nd picture of her. It's so Stevie Nicks and bohemian looking! xoxo

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Post image for Guest Post from Indiana of Adored Austin!

While down in Austin for our July catalog release party, we had the pleasure of meeting the beautiful Indiana of the austin-based fashion blog Adored Austin. she is incredibly sweet and put together this lovely post for our blog :)

Austin is a city obsessed with live music, football, and all things Lance Armstrong. I’ll admit it: four years ago, when my husband’s music ambitions relocated us from Monterey, California to Austin, Texas, I dismally pictured my wardrobe evolving to include dirty old cowboy boots, shapeless pearl snap shirts, and loads of Texas Longhorn burnt orange accessories. Never did I suspect that Austin would be a city full of inspiring personal style and panache.

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I was delighted to find out that Free People chose Austin as its muse for its July lookbook. As the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World”, music is at the heart of everything we Austinites do, including the way we dress. We pride ourselves at knowing about the cool bands before the rest of the country catches on and we eschew traditional advice from fashion magazines that dictate how we should put together outfits, instead opting to mix and match our new duds with vintage pieces. Equal parts rock and roll and bohemian, Austin’s style is edgy and tough but comfortably nostalgic all at the same time.

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left – with her sweet baby jude :)

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There’s no better place to people watch than South Congress Avenue, which is just a short jaunt (or pedicab ride) across the river from the downtown Free People store. There you’ll find the famed Hotel San Jose, vintage treasure trove Uncommon Objects, an entire parking lot of modern food trailers, and loads of vintage shops, street musicians, independent eateries, and some of the coolest, sweetest people you’ll ever meet.

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Come visit Austin for the Austin City Limits festival this fall or South By Southwest in the spring. I’ll even come meet you on South Congress for a cupcake and a taco!

-Indiana Adams from www.adoredaustin.com

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all photos by indiana except for last one, by david mushegain for elle italia.

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Jessica -Jul 13, 2011, 10:05AM
I love Indiana! She did a great job on this post and like all of her other posts, it makes me wish I lived in Austin!

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On the first part of the journey, I was looking at all the life. There were plants and birds, and rocks and things, There was sand and hills and rings. The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz, And the sky with no clouds, The heat was hot and the ground was dry, But the air was full of sound.

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Free Store -Jul 13, 2011, 9:55AM
Kudos to all your arts posted on your blog. It's really inspiring.
fp naomi -Jul 13, 2011, 9:04AM
Melody - right you are! please excuse my tunnel vision obsession with neil young!

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