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i’m all about slips right now.  they’re light and airy for summer and perfect for carrying over into fall and winter as layering pieces. i have my eye on a couple of these… which one is your favorite?

the loving tulle layering slip:

the fields of lace dress:
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the chiffon and lace tiered ruffle slip:
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the sleeveless ruffle up solid tunic:
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or the pointed maxi slip:
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the winner of last week’s poll was the vintage mandala bag with 42%!

nini -Aug 09, 2010, 7:07PM
love the new vintage line..sure you need some amazing pieces to add to your store, I have been hording vintage on the lines with the same distinctions of a lot of FP looks. please email me if you are interested in any. I have A LOT! I will only accept emails from FP buyers or stylist, not the public. thanks nini

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“we went back to morocco for 7 days to shoot the august catalog. we traveled from marrakesh to morocco’s “hollywood town” of ouarzazate and then 7 hours into the sahara desert from there. it was an amazing trip… we laughed a lot, slept under the most stunning stars, rode camels… i will never forget this adventure.”

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sofia -Mar 15, 2011, 1:03PM
OMG! i can't believe you were in my country and i didn't know that! So happy that you choose one of our moroccan girl Hind ! love pleace kiss from casablanca
anna -Aug 05, 2010, 5:29AM
and the styling is extra amazing in this catalog. in love with all of the layers!

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cool job alerts

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1. our short hills, NJ store is hiring managers and sales associates.  apply online right here or stop by and apply in person.

2. our king of prussia, PA store is hiring sales associates and managers. apply online right here or stop by their open hire – every thursday from 12-2pm.

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this fuzzy muffin is roger, who’s adorable face was here to greet me when i walked in this morning. roger rarely graces us with his presence so i wanted to ask him some questions while i had the chance!

what kind of dog are you?

i’m a chow/corgi mix, but i’m unnaturally handsome.

where do you live?

wayne, PA. i live with my mom’s ex boyfriend.

has that been difficult for you?

no it’s ok, i stay with my mom sometimes and she visits me frequently.

what are some of your favorite things?

tummy rubs are my favorite, and i like the dog park, the ocean, and just straight chillin’.

what do you do during the day?

i sleep a lot. it’s hot out so i like sitting at home in the air conditioning right now. but i have a lady friend who takes me to the park.

what is your favorite food?

cheese.  i will work for cheese.

what are your least favorite things?

i don’t like strangers, especially when they come in my house. and i don’t like my neighbors.

what’s your favorite color?

i’m really into camouflage right now.

what do you think of our new building?

i love it! i feel right at home here.

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Emily -Jul 29, 2010, 3:02PM
I love that he has a lady friend!!! I am disappointed he hasn't fallen for that teensy yorkie a few desks over, though!
kathryn -Jul 29, 2010, 2:31PM
by far my favorite dog interview. "i'm really into camouflage right now." hahaha oh, rodge...

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you all know by now that we’ve moved into a new building, and it’s very cool because our photo studio is now just right upstairs (as opposed to in a different building).  today i went up and hung out for a little while to get some shots of the new space and our team at work.

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love the hat :)

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our senior stylist puts together a look for model meghan collison. she has appeared in numerous magazines and is absolutely gorgeous!

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love at first sight. these will be mine.

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our hair and makeup artist does a quick fishtail braid.

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stylish stylist :)

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takin’ pictures…

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take five…

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…and back to work!

fp julia -Aug 02, 2010, 3:53PM
oh sorry our email address is blog@freepeople.com!
fp julia -Aug 02, 2010, 3:51PM
hi! our stylist's dress is vintage, sorry! denisse- expect a post on it soon... ;) maddie- which ones are you referring to? if its the model, the white one underneath is right here- http://www.freepeople.com/all-intimates-slips/pointed-maxi-slip/ and the other one will be avail. soon :)

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so i saw these friendship necklaces on honestly…wtf last week and i’ve been thinking about them ever since.  they definitely bring back memories of grade school – although i actually still wear friendship bracelets that i made back in those days. what excited me about this was the idea of making lots of extra long necklaces to layer… and then i got to thinking… what if i tried it in my hair?

all you need to do this is some string – and if you want to make necklaces like the ones above, rope or hemp cord. if you don’t know how to make these, it’s incredibly simple and you can find an excellent tutorial right here.

during my lunch break i drove over to a.c. moore to pick up some string – so many colors to choose from!

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i got some hemp cord too for when i make the necklaces.

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these are the colors i’m going with for the hair wrap.

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i took a small section of hair, wet it and twisted it up, and then just knotted the three strings around it – warning- it might not be easy to take out :)

now use your hair as if its the rope in the tutorial, and start wrapping! use one color at a time, holding the others in with the section of hair until you want to change them up.

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another cool idea- wear the necklaces as belts:

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Ashley -Mar 15, 2012, 12:53AM
putting a charm or pretty pendant on the end also gives it a little something extra
Megan -Jan 11, 2012, 4:48PM
I did this to my hair this last summer (2011) because i was really bored and it looked so pretty in some pic i had seen...it looked awesome (to me) but no one else really noticed it..maybe next time i'll put it on the top layer instead of underneath because no one could really see it..when my mom seen it, she did think it looked really cute...I also braided the strip of hair before I wrapped it, it made it alot easier to work with :)

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I love that there are very few things that books cannot do. They can pluck you from under the covers and drop you into the outskirts of your imagination. They can rearrange the chemicals in your brain until you feel happy and uplifted, or wistful and nostalgic. They can with the careful placement of words side by side remind you of places you have seen in the dreams of your childhood that you thought you had long forgotten.

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I would love to make one of these books my own. I feel like their beautiful exterior would inspire me in my quest to make the inside equally as magical.

- stacey, the concept intern :)

fp julia -Aug 02, 2010, 3:54PM
hi j.m. - thanks so much :)
J.M. -Aug 01, 2010, 12:48PM
I love what you've written here about books. I, too, am a believer in the power of careful composed writing. I'm going to repost this on my blog, with credit to you of course ;)

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…the streetlights become hundreds of ghosts going home.

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Alexey Titarenko's City of Shadows series via Them Thangs

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do you still believe in magic?

post by our concept intern stacey – click on images for sources (some unknown).

Sam -Jul 28, 2010, 4:17PM
So pretty. I always come to this blog to get new backgrounds for my computer!
esteff -Jul 28, 2010, 3:40PM
amazing

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i’m suffering from major creative block today.  luckily when this happens all i have to do is take a little walk around…

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and i learned something new! these little guys are on wheels :)

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i am in love with these chairs… my apartment neeeeeds one :)

-Jul 28, 2010, 12:17PM
whos desk has all the gum?! :)
Victoria -Jul 28, 2010, 9:13AM
please tell me they're going to sell those umbrellas at free people. LOVE them!!!!

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the wanderlust festival is this weekend! three days of music and yoga in the gorgeous squaw valley, california …could it get any better than that? here’s a selection of items that i would bring:

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1. hill tribe embroidered bag; 2. spacedye mobius headband; 3. monrow vintage sweatpant; 4. heathered sporty bra; 5. bad turtle tee; 6. open up short sleeve crew neck; 7. we the free layered tee hoodie; 8. short sleeve scoop bodysuit; 9. we the free long sleeve bandana print; 10. desert boot.

a few of our fp girls will be there this weekend so hopefully i’ll have some pics for you next week!

Jenn -Jul 28, 2010, 3:13PM
Can't wait to be at that fest! It's going to be so beautiful. <3
roo -Jul 28, 2010, 1:43AM
Whoever it was, I'm totally jealous. It looks gorgeous out there.

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FP at KOL

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a few of our fp girls attended the kings of leon concert at tinley park in chicago this past weekend and shared some photos for the blog! i love their outfits -  i hope they didn’t have any incidents involving pigeons… :)

-Jul 27, 2010, 2:00PM
lots of lighting and rain (priceless fun!) but no pigeon problems...thank goodness!!!

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i mentioned grace potter & the nocturnals the other week because they were one of the acts performing at the XPN music festival – but today i wanted to dedicate a whole post to them.  i think grace potter is one of those musicians that you need to see live to really appreciate. she can really rock.  i think she’s probably the only female musician around right now who could do justice to jefferson airplane’s “white rabbit.” check it out:

Lulu -Jul 27, 2010, 3:14PM
definitely agree that you have to see her live. i just saw her at Lilith Fair last month, and she was amazing. her energy is unbelievable. unfortunately, you can't really get that same energy through a digital recording of a song. =/
mary -Jul 27, 2010, 12:34PM
yay grace!!!

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