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I’ve posted about Rosemarie Fiore before, but the timing was so perfect as she has some new works, and it’s the New Year so many of us will be seeing fireworks tonight/tomorrow! If you aren’t familiar with her work, she makes these incredible paintings with lit firework residue on paper – so cool.

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Have a great night, Happy New Year!

paulz -Jan 02, 2012, 7:28PM
too awesome ! how come the fireworks don't burn through tha paper is my question
kate -Jan 01, 2012, 9:28PM
oh, i really adore these. how beautiful and unique...

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DO: use rosewater to balance and refresh for the new year

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The ancient Chinese used Rosewater to balance the energies in their environment. According to their traditions, the liquid holds special properties that help to equalize the two energies of yin and yang when they get out of whack.

What better way to bring in the New Year? Give yourself a fresh balanced start by cleansing your home with the fragrant elixir. You can either mist the air or use a cloth to wash the walls, countertops, tables, furniture, etc. I’ve personally decided to make 2012 a year about balance, so I like the idea of doing this as a metaphorical kickoff. Whatever your intentions, this is a great way to give yourself the gift of a fresh start to the New Year.

Just to explain further for those who are interested… in Ancient Chinese Medicine, yin and yang are two opposing energies that exist in everything. Every opposite has a either a yin or a yang energy (ex. night (yin)/day (yang), female (yin)/male (yang), cold (yin)/hot (yang), earth (yin)/heaven (yang), etc.). Although opposites, the yin and the yang require each other to exist, and together they form the symbol of balance. Sometimes, from the food you eat or the materials you surround yourself with, one can outweigh the other and special attention is required to get back on track. Often, the theory is used to understand personal health and wellbeing. When something is off – either with the body or soul – there is too much of one energy present. The key is listening to the cues and taking the steps to rebalance.

To read more about yin/yang and Ancient Chinese Medicine visit here. Also, this is a great recipe to make your own Rosewater. Happy New Year, everyone!!

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Dani -Jan 01, 2012, 6:04AM
So, Ever since I saw this post this morning, I have been searching and searching for the first pictures FIRST glass bottle of Witch Hazel online. I just purchased Caswell's Rose Water (2nd blue bottle) off of Bonadrag right now, but I REALLY REALLY would LOVE to learn the first glass bottles brand. Anyone??
Jessica Lane -Dec 31, 2011, 2:46PM
I use Orange Flower Water - it's calming and it smells divine! xx

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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folk&fairytale -Dec 31, 2011, 11:13AM
IVY! so beautiful... love her style on 90210 very FP :)
Madison -Dec 30, 2011, 7:54PM
my, I la-la-la-looooove free people! you guys are awesome :)

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New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate and pull out your finest. Why not go all out with a fancier drink than usual? Need inspiration? Here are three amazing-looking cocktails to bring in the New Year – shown in order of easiest to hardest by way of preparation.Read More

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Our catalog team traveled around the world…

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…and us bloggers got to go to our shoot with Sasha Pivovarova in NYC – definitely a highlight of the year!

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We worked with so many beautiful models…

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We debuted FP Spun and Vegan Leather, and launched a special line of Limited Edition Dresses! We celebrated with pop-up shops in NY and LA, where Jade Castrinos performed at our store.

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We fell hard for extreme flares, monochromatic dressing, birkenstocks, turbans, sweater dressing, fancy collars, western boots, friendship bracelets and bright nails, flatforms, mixed prints, color pops, polka dots and more…

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We were influenced by decades past…

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…and by trends like mod and grunge.

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We brought you festival coverage from Pitchfork and Outside Lands

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We shot our July catalog with Alexandra Valenti and the Happen-Ins, and we had such a great time we went back and threw a party to celebrate the catalog release! We also threw a party at our 5th ave store for Fashion’s Night Out and had a blast.

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We made so many lovely blogger friends!

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Many crafts were made, and we held our first crafting events in Cambridge and NYC!

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And, some new furry faces popped up in the office :)

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2011 was a good year :) Here’s to making the next one even better!

Happy New Year!

xoxo

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The Iron Lady directed by Phyllida Lloyd premiered this week in New York City; a film that takes a look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, with a focus on the price she paid for power.

Celebrities rocked the red carpet but one lovely lady in particular stood out – The beautiful model Behati Prinsloo created an immaculately cool Free People look that’s easily achievable yet attainably innate. We fell in love with her grunge but yet elegant look! Real style comes from within and she sure shows that.

Here’s how to get her look

 

The items: floral shirt tail pucker dress, sheer stripe pullover, cropped biker jacket, vegan 3 eye gibson shoe, perfume amulette necklace

jill -Dec 30, 2011, 11:06PM
i love behati! such a cute look
Lucy -Dec 30, 2011, 10:13AM
Man she looks cool!

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It’s been really slow around the office this past week. A lot of employees are off on vacation, surely enjoying a nice local or some quality time with friends and family. Those of us who stuck around for the holidays are feeling a bit wacky from all the emptiness. Headphones are on, and there’s a muted quietness everywhere. Everything just seems a bit off and quirky.

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The never-fail Floral Shirt Tail Pucker Dress

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There are still a few pairs of the Gavin Ankle Strap Platforms left if you hurry!

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diana -Jan 05, 2012, 11:39AM
Could someone please make a tutorial for that headband! :)
laura -Dec 29, 2011, 10:41PM
and by girl i mean the one that works at freepeople :) xo

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“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”

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Coco Chanel was a pioneer when it came to elegance and sophisticated French fashion.She gave women that breathtaking allure with her attention to simplicity and her trademark Little Black Dress, which has become a staple. Chanel has made an impact on my life and Karl Lagerfeld has continued to do so, one of my favorite shows to date is the Fall 2011 runway show. So when our vintage buyer sourced some rare Coco Chanel vintage jewelry, I was a little bit taken aback. They sure do dazzle with elegance!

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UGG ブーツ 豪華 -Nov 03, 2013, 9:39AM
I've been browsing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It's pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the web will be much more useful than ever before.
Claire -Dec 30, 2011, 2:06PM
So cool, great find free people!!!

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The Free People girl is not one to shy away from a statement. She’s bold, she takes up a lot of room, and she’s not afraid of color. She likes to push the limits, and that’s exactly why we have the most amazing collection of printed voluminous pants on the site right now. These pieces flip the rules on their head, and draw attention to the bottom half of an outfit. A few, with their flower child bohemian vibe, live in the Nouveau Boho trend while others are funky and psychedelic. We’re loving the can’t-miss-it look. Which statement, printed bottoms do you like best?Read More

Shanna -Dec 30, 2011, 12:03AM
The last pant the slouch pant seems to me that the 80's are back and they just look to me like they shrunk. The bell bottoms 70's were way cooler time of fashion and the collate pant reminds me of Thai pants but with a twist. All look super comfy and a nice switch from the usual.
jackie -Dec 29, 2011, 8:21PM
I really like all of them besides tiki pant.

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“In this modern age everything, everywhere seems to lead the senses outward and away from oneself.  Don’t be afraid of quiet. Find the time for peace and introversion, and life will have new meaning.”

 ~ “The way of Tea” by Aaron Fisher

This Holiday I spent some quality time with my family.  They flew here from Wales and brought with them a new light; I took a step back and soaked in some quiet – we  took peaceful walks  around New York where my eyes were wide open looking for unexpected beauty. And, we snuggled on the sofa with our tummies full of hearty foods until we drifted asleep. Christmas goes way too fast, don’t you think? But hey, another celebration is soon to come, New Years Eve and then a brand new year to look forward too!

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Beatriz Monteiro -Dec 29, 2011, 1:49PM
Hear, Hear, my friend!! I agree in all words that you have put in here... An amazing 2012 for you! all the best, Bea
Christina -Dec 29, 2011, 11:07AM
I've had a chaotic year. I could do some good following this advice. Christina http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/

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The week between Christmas and New Year’s is always a strange one… it tends to feel like one long stretched out holiday – I guess for a lot of people, it is.Read More

kat penn -Dec 30, 2011, 12:46PM
So cute, love love love them !
Emily -Dec 29, 2011, 1:17PM
this is so cute! i absolutely love this idea! www.thestylemaponline.com

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I have a special treat for you today! The amazing Dennis Lanni, who has done the hair for a number of our catalogs (including May and July, pictured above), demonstrates how to do one of his favorite braid styles on model Noot Seear. Hope you like!

jenny -Jun 10, 2014, 1:12PM
I'm I the only one that's totally lost? When he "turns" or "twists" the braid around, is he simply turning it, or is he flipping it over and turning it. Help:(
Top10Terbaik -Dec 24, 2013, 6:35AM
this is perfect and its so beutiful. i wish i have long hair. :(

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