It’s no secret that humans adore flowers and plants…we love being surrounded by this peaceful form of life. Today, or sometime this week, begin to expand your own oasis. Whether inside or outside, flowers can create the perfect environment for thought and creativity. Planting is also a fun project because there are so many ways to go about it. Scrounge for neat flower pots, add stones, display terrariums, drape viney plants over a wall – you’ll never get bored coming up with ideas. Even if you don’t plant it for yourself, you can plant a tree somewhere so it can be a joy for somebody else. By planting something you are making a dedication to beauty and tranquility, and doing something good for the earth =)
this adorable fabric headband caught my eye yesterday…and our buyer who is wearing it had a great idea! you can make these with old free people bags :) i know i, for one, have about ten of them lying around so i decided to try it out! Read more »
Summer is the perfect time to plan those weekend getaways, and our country is full of great escapes to explore. Last week I headed up north to camp in the Adirondack Mountains – a perfect getaway destination. The mountains, rivers, and lakes are immediately relaxing. We set up camp in Wilmington, NY right near Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid. It was the perfect spot to explore the village of Lake Placid and to get in good hiking and fishing. The town is full of cute shops, Olympics memorabilia, nice people, and even a pile of snow they keep year round. We shopped local specialties to picnic and grill (look out for this weekend’s recipe!) You can even bring your dog into most places, so bring the trusty friend along if you go. I had Abigail, and she had a blast getting down and dirty in the mountains. One day we hiked Whiteface, the tallest mountain in the region. She made it the whole way =). I highly recommend the challenge if you’re up to it. The view and sense of accomplishment are surreal and invigorating.
My beer, the Ubu Ale, was named after a local legendary dog =)
Abigail, always thinking she’s the star of the show…
Almost to the top!
“climbing mountains is hard work, give me food!”
It’s not often you get to enjoy nighttime in the middle of the woods – talk about a getaway…
i have some great ‘exile in austin’ photos to share with you today, from alexandra valenti – who shot our july catalog! i love her style of photography, i can’t wait to show you some of the shots from the book! but for now, enjoy these fun photos from our event :)
The outfits in the office today were perfectly styled. There were a lot of girls wearing Fp. The Maxi length was hot teamed with beautiful heavy jewelry. Headdresses are popular accessories – taking style a bit higher.
Two friends wore contrasting stripes and polka dots. Today was a high style kinda day.
our amazing makeup artist deanna is back to show you how to get a glowing look for summer! featuring the always-lovely martha hunt. you’ll look like you’ve been at the beach all day, without causing any harm to your skin :) Read more »
free people suburban square (located outside philly) is hosting a weekend long summer kick-off party june 24th, 25th & 26th! with every $100 purchase you’ll receive a one-of-a-kind tie-dyed FP beach bag! come shop all the new summer arrivals with refreshments, raffles, other giveaways and some tricks we’ve got up our sleeves. it’s sure to be the best summer party and we want you there! visit our facebook page to find out more, and keep in touch!
here are some great pictures from lana at fp suburban square – she had a tie dye party last weekend where they dyed a bunch of our large fabric bags to give away at the party!
and here’s a little sneak peek at the fun stuff they have planned for this weekend!
good morning! so, i know its summer and it seems a little odd to talk about thermals, BUT we have some amazing new thermal styles and i think they’re perfect for those cool summer nights at the beach :) which one is your favorite?
I always get inspired when I go to New York and even more inspired by the Young designers who emerge from there. So, when I heard we were carrying Madison Harding, a street provocative footwear line, my inspirational bank started to fill up.
Free-spirited and all-around chic, Madison Harding thrives on the creative style that flawlessly blends modern looks with a vintage edge. These shoe designers draw inspiration for their retro, yet street provocative footwear line from the beloved Lower East Side and New York’s staggering music and art scene
Hilary Rosenman and Barri Budin bonded over a shared love of fashion and contemporary design during their college years. After school, they moved to the East Village in New York City to start their careers in the fashion industry. Hilary served as a fashion market editor and Barri assisted at a contemporary fashion showroom. Soon after, they discovered a lack of accessible, high-fashion shoes designed for the downtown city girl, so the girls set out to follow their true passion, footwear.
The name Madison Harding represents the designer’s roots, Hilary grew up on Madison Ave in New York City and Barri on Harding Drive in New Jersey.
Their shoes fit in perfectly with a New York City girl’s essential wardrobe! what inspires you about New York?
another how-to for you today! our stylist shows you different ways to wear the beautiful sheer printed collar buttondown day dress from our june e-catalog! i will admit, i had no idea how versatile this item is… i love the idea of wearing it as a beach coverup!
a couple of weeks ago, inspired by a tutorial on honestly…wtf, one of my coworkers was inspired to bring back her love for making friendship bracelets, and created this masterpiece :) personally, i’ve only ever been able to do the straight line across or the V pattern, so i had to know how to do this.
for this tutorial we’ll learn how to make a smaller scale version of the bracelet, and once you get the basic steps down you can start experimenting with more string and lots of colors!
what you need: embroidery thread, scissors and tape.