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we have some really cool new additions to our vintage loves collection this week! our vintage buyer took ten pairs of 1970s and 80s round-toe western boots to upstate new york, where she worked with woodstock artisans to transform the boots into these one-of-a-kind works of art. our buyer loved these boots because the round toe makes for a better fit, and she wanted them to have the perfect wear and tear look. to achieve this, she and the artisans she worked with used sandpaper and then carefully hand painted each boot with woodstock artist michael r. so that each pair is truly one of a kind.

as she was driving one day, ali spotted this awesome 1940s chevrolet on the side of the road and decided it would be perfect for an impromptu photoshoot with the boots. the rusty, cracked paint and vintage style of the truck could not have made a better setting for the boots to be shot in.

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shop our selection of vintage boots here.

sk -Sep 22, 2010, 9:40AM
These boots are amazing!! Love all the FP vintage stuff.

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Over here in Philly I felt the chill in the air today, and it felt good. Autumn is my favorite time of year, the freshness: the crisp leaves, the warmth of the colours, and the opportunity to wear cozy clothes. I get very sentimental when I feel the chill biting through my skin. I got to my desk this morning and listened to Owen on my ipod, thoughts of getting lost in a forest and kicking leaves around, finding a log to sit on to drink hot chocolate from a flask came flooding into my imagination. It felt nice…

I think I’m going to stay right here in this mindset all day long.

Ohhhhhhhhhh man, I love autumn!

I’m pretty excited about going to an American pumpkin patch and going apple picking for a day.

I’d love to know if you guys have any fun Fall activities to share as this is my first American Fall :)

Truden -Sep 28, 2010, 11:49PM
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Dr. Michaels -Sep 26, 2010, 6:39PM
I love the chill of fall and the color of the season.

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jenny lewis and her boyfriend johnathan rice have teamed up to record an album, “i’m having fun now”, and it sounds like just that – fun. warm, sunny pop rock is the best way to describe their sound – you may recognize jenny’s voice from rilo kiley, which she fronted.  they’re also just a really cute couple. i remember reading an article in rolling stone a while back about the resurgence of laurel canyon, where some of the greatest music of the 60s was written.  the article talked about how jenny lewis and johnathan rice would hold regular jam sessions at their laurel canyon home, in a style very reminiscent of the 60s –  i thought that was pretty cool. you can definitely sense a little bit of that alternative spirit in some of their songs.


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check out their song “big wave” below- and if you’re in philly, they’re playing at the troc tomorrow night!

fp julia -Oct 05, 2010, 9:22AM
hi lily! i will make another one soon :) xoxo
Lily -Oct 04, 2010, 7:44PM
I loved when you have a playlist on your site! I found lots of artists and songs I liked. You should definitely do that again!

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one of our fp girls got married on saturday! the wedding took place at her brother and sister in-law’s farm in christiana, pa.  there were no wedding planners- everything was put together by the bride and groom and their friends and family.  the bride looked stunning in a white free people dress (from the cover of our february catalog) and sparrow ankle boots!

half of the guests set up camp and stayed the night under the stars – there was a live bluegrass band, a huge campfire and lots of smores.  a string band from asheville, north carolina, called “chompin at the bit” played the cocktail hour, followed by a surprise appearance by “the family band,” comprised of the bride’s family, who played one of the newlyweds’ most favorite songs- “home” by edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros.

sounds perfect :)

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toby’s at the wedding! wearing his best tie :)

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congrats to the bride and groom! thanks for sharing your lovely photos :)

Laurr -Mar 11, 2011, 5:20PM
This is beautiful! What I dream my wedding will be like! The added fact that the family band played "home" makes it 100x lovelier!
A-M -Sep 23, 2010, 11:10AM
So romantic, so fun!

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remember a couple of weeks ago when i posted a pic of my hair? well now you finally get to see how we did it! we brought in lovely hair stylist lauren rhodes, of house productions hair studio in philly, to demonstrate how to dip dye your hair! Read more »

u tip hair extension -Jul 12, 2013, 3:00AM
Thank you for your great post. This blog is great.
Lisa -Apr 02, 2013, 9:41PM
Hi! I'm a Cosmetologist and Dip Dye and ombre is still huge and I always get appointments for it. 1. It will stay depending on often you wash your hair and how healthy the ends of your hair are. always a good idea to get a trim to remove breakage and split ends after the color is applied. 2. if you already have light hair, bleach is not needed. if you have medium/light hair, a very mild bleach can be used with minimal damage. if you have dark hair, bleach will need to be applied, probably twice, then dyed to your color of choice and then toned to make it exactly what you want. 3. you'll always use semi permanent dye unless there is gray hair, or the hair has already been dyed (aka- not virgin hair) HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL! :)

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ever since the vogue australia shoot featuring abbey lee with bright pink dip dyed hair, the idea of doing it myself has sat in the back of my mind, resurfacing whenever i saw someone else try the trend. here are some awesome examples that inspired me to say yes when I was asked to be the guinea pig for our how-to video :)

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the best part about it is that my ends are bleached now, and when the pink washes out i can try another color.  as much as i love the blue and green, i’ m not sure i could pull it off.  as a brunette, i’m a big fan of the ombre look in the last pic – brown with blond ends. that might be something i’ll have to try.

olivia -Sep 22, 2010, 1:02PM
anonymous - did you ever have to bleach the parts of your hair to get the color to show? I want to do this but I don't want to have to bleach it too!
rebel belle vintage -Sep 20, 2010, 11:03PM
Wow, I love this, especially the hair styling. Gorgeous photos. ♥ www.etsy.com/shop/rebelbellevintage

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we are looking for a store operations intern!  we are looking for someone local that can receive school credit. the person hired will probably work 3-4 days a week. we want to fill this position as soon as possible.

for more info and to apply, click here.

speaking of stores, our greenwich, CT, store is looking for store managers, full time managers in training, and assistant store managers! for more info and to apply, click here, or stop by the store.

Autumn Gypsy

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Crushed velvet, soft dresses, shawls, fedoras and heavy jewelry contrast against ripped jeans, shaggy knitwear and fur.

Chunky wedges and tiered chiffon slips will leave trails of beauty. The collection makes you want to escape to a forbidden forest and lose yourself amongst folklore and witchcraft.

She’s a traveler whose home is a charismatic caravan her rock n roll boyfriends sings poetry while she sleeps deep. It’s a world of allurement and hocus pocus.

The attitude is intense, myterious and moody, she’s a deep thinker who soaks in her surroundings,

Enchanting.

If you like these looks go visit the Autumn Gypsy shop here

http://www.freepeople.com/whats-new-autumn-gypsy/

Caity -Sep 21, 2010, 7:26AM
Can you please add the song "Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac to the in store cd's? I think it fits perfectly with the season and autumn gypsy trend!
Katie Kirby -Sep 20, 2010, 1:00PM
I love these designs. They are rich in personality and beautiful textures

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Mandie -Sep 21, 2010, 1:45AM
Love this!! totally rockin post!
Colleen -Sep 20, 2010, 12:39PM
Perfect thought to begin the week...love the visual!! Thank you...

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michelle blade

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really cool stuff by michelle blade… reminds me of our autumn gypsy trend.

sk -Sep 20, 2010, 9:36AM
I LOVE these photos! I think the last one is my favorite.

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this is maisy, an adorable little puggle (mix of a pug and beagle) – one of my absolute favorite kinds of dogs.  our office coordinator is dog-sitting for her, and according to maisy’s schedule, in between meals she must sleep and play. sounds good to me…

she also has the cutest little underbite :)

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Chris Petrucci -Apr 13, 2011, 6:21PM
Is Maisy still at the Navy Yard?
anna -Sep 17, 2010, 6:42PM
awww! she's adorable!

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