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in honor of yoga month, please enjoy the first in a series of guest posts from one of our awesome fp girls :)

Hi there! I am former blogger “fp girl” and now I work on the accessories buying team. This spring I got certified to teach yoga, and being that September is Yoga Month, thought I’d share a bit about my yoga journey.

I first started practicing yoga about 5 years ago as a way to stay in shape and decompress after work. I hear a lot of people get frustrated finding a studio they like.  I was very lucky to find a studio right away that I connected with. The teachers were  knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The space was simple and beautiful. The regular students that went there seemed to really enjoy their practice, and that enthusiasm helped me to instantly feel at home. I continued practicing there in the Jivamukti style for the duration of my time in Philadelphia.

I later moved to New York and have tried several different types of yoga. Some classes feel like a tough strength-building workout you’d get at a gym, some feel slow paced and peaceful, some concentrate on stretching and flexibility, and others require more thought, meditation, and reflection. And sometimes, when I’m lucky, a yoga class perfectly blends exercises of the body and mind that leave me feeling alive, creative, peaceful and full of energy all at the same time.

My favorite thing about yoga is how curious each new learning and experience leaves me. This curiosity sparked my desire to complete a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified training in New York. Training taught me a little bit of everything including the history of yoga, Sanskrit, anatomy, meditation and how to practically instruct a class. Over the next few weeks of Yoga Month, stay tuned for more posts from me including inspiring web sites, people, and products. And feel free to ask questions!

Namaste,

Katie

Airport Transfers Marshalswick -Jan 24, 2014, 1:16AM
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Manish Pole -Sep 09, 2010, 3:23AM
Congrats on the Teacher Training certificate. True definition of a Teacher > "The most eager student in the class"

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lately i’ve felt really stifled by my apartment…it’s cluttered and in need of a makeover.  fall is the perfect time to do it as the cold weather makes me want to spend more time at home.  i’m longing for a plush couch and armchairs draped in tapestries, hardwood floors and oriental carpets, long flowy curtains to keep the cold outside my windows,  candles, glass bottles and unexpected touches of nature.

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fp julia -Sep 14, 2010, 9:29AM
hi olivia- i didn't use any effects, these are found photos from around the web (click on images for sources).
child of the sun -Sep 13, 2010, 11:16AM
thanks for featuring some pics of my home and for all the love as always! cosmic-dust.tumblr.com

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Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow in New York City!

It’s an exciting time of year when Fashion is celebrated; the fashion pack is out in full force with some serious style.

I’m excited to see what trends the designers will be showing this time around. I will be pulling together my favorite shows and street style to show you guys and hopefully inspire.

Stay tuned for Fashion week show reports!

lucy -Sep 08, 2010, 9:52PM
great great can't wait to see your reviews!
Tiffany -Sep 08, 2010, 3:18PM
I am so excited for ashion week!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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i wanted to bring some special attention to this lovely little decorative touch from our september catalog shoot.  these little floral arrangements decorated the tables where our team hung out during breaks from shooting – using jam jars! i think it’s such a sweet little touch, and a great way to re-use the jars too.

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Chelsea -Sep 08, 2010, 12:38PM
I just finished off a jar of this jam! I must say, it was delicious ;) the flowers and catalog are amazing!

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our september catalog was shot by the talented iain mckell, whose editorial “kate and the gypsies” was a huge inspiration for our team. they even got to see his art book first hand, with outtakes and notes from the shoot. here are a few shots from that editorial, as well as some photos from his amazing series called “the new gypsies.”

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i’m so fascinated by these new gypsies…i would love to spend a week with them.

pixie wytch straggletag -Feb 05, 2014, 9:01AM
I know the woman in tartan... Her name is Heather and she's known as Tartan Heather.. She's a friend of mine and I've known get for many years. THAT was how she looked when I first met her but now sports an impressive Mohican and busks in Glasgow City Centre and Edinburgh.
dani -Sep 10, 2010, 12:43AM
where are these gypsies from? My mom is from Romania and told me she used to go to some pretty awesome gypsy parties back in the day... Thanks for the post!

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at about 12:53 an email popped up in my inbox that said “come see best coast in building 7 NOW!” umm…twist my arm? builing 7 is home to some of the urban offices, and best coast had set up in the lobby to play a quick set just for us! not a bad break on the tuesday after a long weekend :)

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and here are a couple of their songs for you to listen to – if you’re in the philly area, they’re playing tonight at first unitarian church!


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karina -Sep 07, 2010, 7:09PM
damn i'm so jealous
Tiffany -Sep 07, 2010, 4:09PM
love the songs! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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Sock inspiration

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Fall is coming close and socks seem to be trending lately, I scoured through chicatopia to find out how girls out there are wearing these cosy little gems.

Come October when it gets a little chill in the air and you don’t want to go full out and wear tights, then just keep your ankle warm and I’m sure it will be just fine.

Little ankle socks with heels is the cutest way to dress down any va va voom vibe and over the knee with flat shoes.

jane -Sep 08, 2010, 9:54PM
cute i like this look!
Amber's Notebook -Sep 07, 2010, 2:42PM
I am loving socks these days. I think they are the perfect way to transition from summer to fall. Just add socks!

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our september catalog was shot in rural kent, the “garden of england,” on a property with a quaint cottage and a red caravan nestled in a lush garden bordered by sprawling fields.  a tent strung with lights and flag banners served as a resting spot during the day and took on a magical multicolored air at night. the setting could not have been more perfect for the styling of the catalog and our team fell in love with the couple who lived there, a pair of kind souls with a pet fox named rosie.

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thank you to our producer and creative design assistant for taking these photos!

Chloe C -Sep 08, 2010, 12:52PM
loved the look of this post, and oh, letting some lovely grey hair show ;)
Holly -Sep 07, 2010, 2:11PM
I live in Kent, and it's so wonderful to see these photo's, a lot of the time you take the greenery and it's beauty for granted and i find it's not until i have been out of Kent and return that i appreciate it again! Thanks!!

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set in the hills of kent, england, our september catalog evokes the spirit of the nomad.

the girl in mind is a traveler; a rock ‘n’ roll boyfriend accompanies her. they’re the new gypsies who hang out in old charismatic caravans and create a magical smokey air around them. they believe in nostalgia and recite poetry until they are lost, lost in a world of deep thought… a world of allurement and hocus pocus. the colors of their imagination are deep and mystical just like them. paisley patterns and velvet surround them. long lengths and exquisite textures make up her outfit while her boyfriend’s leather jacket is thrown on to add a raw rock ‘n’ roll edge.

the product: crushed velvet, soft dresses, shawls, fedoras and heavy jewelry contrast against ripped jeans and shaggy knitwear. chunky wedges and tiered chiffon slips. the collection makes you want to escape to a forbidden forest and lose yourself amongst folklore and witchcraft.

enchanting. this trend will send you right into a whimsical fall.

shot by iain mckell, featuring models dewi dreigen, karolina babczynska and her fiancé adam wallace.

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view the entire catalog online right here.

Alexis -Sep 09, 2010, 2:46AM
I absolutely love the multi-colored braid the brunette model is sporting in the third picture, how was that look achieved?
fp julia -Sep 08, 2010, 11:24AM
hi hannah! it is available now- http://www.freepeople.com/whats-new/quiet-harmony-dress/

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Then take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
Let me forget about today until tomorrow

— Bob Dylan

ali -Sep 07, 2010, 7:06PM
i have always loved this quote, and all of Dylan's stuff. it fits so perfectly with the images you posted! love you FP
mary -Sep 06, 2010, 11:37AM
weird coincidence! I always check the free people monday quotes and if i like it i'll add it to a book of quotes that i've made. any way, today i was about to add mr. tambourine man to the book, but i decided to check for the monday quote before, and it happens to be the exact lyric excerpt that i wanted to add. yay free people! beautiful, magical song that makes me want to dance. one of my favorite dylan songs

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stunning photography by li hui.

Fridge Repair -Apr 28, 2013, 9:42PM
The advice for better fridge repair service? Is frosty, except for reaching cold in freezer drawer. Thanks.
apartmanski smještaj -Apr 28, 2013, 5:51PM
naj web stranice za reklamiranje apartmana

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sebastiaan bremer

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amsterdam native sebastiaan bremer takes photos and then manipulates them with ink and acrylics. the result is magical.

get pregnant fast -Feb 11, 2011, 1:39AM
I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
Jane -Sep 10, 2010, 4:18PM
I want to have a wall-sized mural of one of these pictures!

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