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My love letter to Cafe Bouquineste

I love this coffee shop so much so I get on my bike, Ida Flower, and cycle a 30 minute bike ride along the Brisbane river just so I can hide myself away in the hub of this beautiful cafe.
Coffee that comes out so pretty with love hearts in the milk, home made cup cakes and the most scrumptious eggs you could ever ask for. Borrow a book and settle in. Perfect place for people watching and making new friends.
People flock here why? Because Meridith the owner gives you a little taste of home, a place that is kooky and cosy and makes you want to keep popping back in for more.
My favorite place to just waste time and day dream the hours away x

Her blog Baumbach

Tiff -May 07, 2011, 4:14AM
I've always wanted to find a place like this, the warm cozy feeling is like home away from home
Kate -May 07, 2011, 1:24AM
Love the collection of pictures!! www.sweet-louise.blogspot.com

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there’s another new puppy in the office! meet mr. pig, the newest member of the fp family, who belongs to our merchandising manager for accessories.

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! -May 07, 2011, 9:53PM
Precious! Made me smile, for sure!
Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons -May 07, 2011, 6:27PM
What a cutie!!! I want to steal him away - that face melts my heart!

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As you’re most probably aware, we are pretty smitten with Australia lately (our guest blog series), and what’s more, we are pretty smitten with its fashion week that kicked off monday for Spring/Summer 2012.

There’s something about Australian fashion that brings sunshine to mind. One of the most exciting Fashion/Beach cities of the world ‘Sydney’ showcased it’s talented designers and yep… they didn’t disappoint.

I have always been a huge fan of Zimmermann. Their swimwear rocks, and now their clothing is taking another step up the ladder to greatness. Water coloured poppy field prints, laser cut art work, and contrasting fabrication – all make for clothes that contribute to that “perfect summer” outfit for day, night and the beach.

Gotta love Australia!!

Photos taken from Style bubble read her reviews on Australia Fashion Week here.

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vistacruiser -May 06, 2011, 5:07PM
i agree the last dress is amazing!!
bianca -May 06, 2011, 4:58PM
the last dress is gorgeous!

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today is our stylist(on the right)’s last day :( we will miss her very much! she requested that our web producer wear the amazing outfit on the left :)

sooz -May 06, 2011, 2:31PM
all leopard. all the time. love it, haha!
mariek -May 06, 2011, 2:23PM
Oh. I wander what's next. By the way, thanks for all the beautiful styles. I've really enjoyed coming here.

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p.s. stay tuned because next week i can finally show you our summer store displays!

Mari -May 24, 2011, 5:03AM
quiero una tienda en Costa Rica =)
Monie -May 06, 2011, 4:54PM
YAY!

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good morning! start your day on a little tropical getaway with our may catalog video, shot in hawaii by frédéric lagrange featuring models tallulah morton and elsa hosk. music is by the percentie brothers. enjoy :)

Malcolm -Oct 27, 2014, 1:23PM
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fp julia -Jul 25, 2011, 2:40PM
amy - we did something quite similar! http://blog.freepeople.com/2011/07/summer-braid-how-to/

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The Style…

(Our beach designer)

Is Caribbean Coastal – I never wear blazers but this linen blazer was a nice alternative to a cardigan or denim jacket and this outfit and was kind of tropical and 90’s all at once. I like clothes that can come out of a backpack all swooshed and still works all together. Vintage Levi’s Denim cut offs and the vintage Indian embroidered leather belt kind of offset the cleanness of the blouse and the linen jacket. It’s the same when the fringe suede back pack off set the French leather ballet flats.

 Oh and of a course a smile makes every outfit work.

The style…

(Designer)

There’s nothing better than finding the perfect vintage dress, something you don’t have to cut, crop, cinch or mess with in any way… this is one of those rare finds… it’s a perfect day-to-night… dining, dancing, strolling in the park, easy 60’s style mini dress.. a little too mini for me so I added the crochet bloomers for safety, the bowler is my favorite outfit completer for spring.

The style…

(Our creative director)

 My dress is an old Jessica McClintock that I have had forever. I always almost get rid of it but then decide not to. The Jean jacket is from the 70’s  I cut the sleeves off and the bottom hem. I just bought this little leather bag in Austin from the lovercraft. The bird necklace is a favorite keepsake. I bought it on the way to Joshua tree. The square turquoise necklace is my boyfriend’s grandmothers. And the airplane I made with my friend Carrie we like to dabble in metal sometimes.

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d -May 08, 2011, 7:33AM
hitching up one side of a skirt or dress and pinning it in place with a fancy slip under and therefore exposed would be a great look
sara -May 07, 2011, 12:00PM
Doub, you are a total BABE!!!

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we have a cool new page on our website right now where you can shop by girl! so if you’re a ginger, meadow, sandy, candy or lou you can click on them and go to a selection of items just your style.  i thought it would be fun for today’s poll to pick an outfit from each shop and see which one you like best, without telling you which girl it is :) so vote for your favorite below and then you can click on each image to go to that girl’s shop!

girl #1:

girl #2:
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girl #3:
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girl #4:
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girl #5:
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view the whole shop by girl section here!

freeperson -May 07, 2011, 11:03AM
topo, I'm so sad they deleted my comment and now yours doesn't make any sense!
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I also think I might like #5 if the shirt was baggier in a looser fit with wider stripes or maybe another solid color. I like to look at this top as an Saturday night off evening going shopping I need to get home before ten o'clock so I can catch the late night news and maybe some sitcoms, and some music videos.

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it’s cinco de mayo and we have the perfect way to celebrate! we love being adventurous with bright color pops to liven up your makeup palette and style, and there’s no better time to rock this trend than warm spring and summer nights :) Read more »

Lydia -Jun 12, 2012, 3:02PM
i agree completely with angelique. also, many girls are just very skinny. I had a friend in high school who was picked on for being "anorexic" and having no boobs, but she was just like that naturally, and i fact DID eat a regular amount of food.
Angelique -Jul 25, 2011, 11:45PM
Well, it's a double standard, don't you think? Why is it right to trash the skinnier girls and only endorse curvier women? All girls have a right to feel beautiful, and I think the girl in the photograph looks gorgeous. Then again, so would a slightly larger girl and so would an even heavier one. Big may be beautiful, but that doesn't mean that slim is not. (And this is coming from a 180-lb girl, who is your dreaded size 14.)

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our may catalog was inspired by the paintings of henri rousseau, in which bright pops of color jump out of lush tropical landscapes painted with rich layers of green.  models tallulah morton and elsa hosk dance across the pages as best friends on vacation, glowing from the sun and losing themselves in long summer days spent surfing and exploring. the images capture the elusive feeling of freedom that hangs in the air in summertime, when you just want to let your hair down, kick off your shoes and run through fields or lay in the sand as the waves wash over your body.

shot in hawaii by fashion and travel photographer frédéric lagrange, our may book is a celebration of both the raw beauty of the landscape and the high summer fashion. look for the catalog in the mail and online on tuesday!

Mary -May 11, 2011, 1:38PM
How did they braid her bans like that? Simply beautiful!
melissa -May 06, 2011, 9:22AM
So awesome you did a shoot in Hawaii! This looks amazing annnd I look forward to some blog posts about the adventures of the FP team!

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some of our home office gals had a cute little royal wedding party on friday :)

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speaking of the UK, jemma got this sweet easter package of treats from her parents overseas :)

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one of our designers rescued this adorable pup and she’s one of the sweetest things i’ve ever seen! don’t you love her bed, too?!

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little toby wants to play!

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omni is not so sure :)  omni is another recent addition to the pup family here, she belongs to our interactive web director!

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little toby smushface :)

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toby’s mom’s awesome hair.

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and martha gets her hair did in our studio today for a special shoot!

lindsey -May 05, 2011, 5:01PM
Where is that doggie bed from?? I've been looking for something as cute as my pup!
-May 05, 2011, 3:32PM
Too Cute!!

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Wall Art

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I was inspired by these wallpaper designs sold out of the Greenwich Village shop, Secondhand Rose. The owner, Suzanne Lipshutz, has devotedly sought out vintage wallpapers since the 1960’s. Today her neat store boasts a collection of over 2,500 vintage prints from all around the world. Interior designers, magazines, set designers – you name it – they are all flocking to her one-of-a-kind store to find exciting wall decorations. I personally stumbled upon the collection one day while I was looking for inspiration and fell in love with the selection she offers – each one is so unique and beautiful! Just imagine the crazy rooms you could design with some of them…

fp julia -May 04, 2011, 3:54PM
paige - yeah i love her work! posted about it here - http://blog.freepeople.com/2011/01/beth-hoeckel/ :)
paige -May 04, 2011, 3:28PM
absolutely love these! speaking of art and such, not sure if you have ever heard of beth hoeckel?? but she does a lot of collagey type stuff, very free people! I blogged about her collages a while back http://paigesofnothing.blogspot.com/2011/04/send-me-on-my-way.html here's her website! http://bethhoeckel.com/

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