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lucky little fp jemma was at lollapalooza this past weekend and sent some pics for the blog – looks like it was a beautiful weekend!

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those of you who were there, what was the highlight of the festival? i’d love to hear about it!

thanks jem xo

Juliet -Aug 15, 2010, 10:45AM
One of my favorite things - and there are many - about living in Chicago is Lollapalooza. I hope everyone stayed an extra day to check out the Art Institute, Millennium Park, and some of our great neighborhoods like Wicker Park, Hyde Park, and Logan Square.
Ellie -Aug 14, 2010, 12:44PM
chicago is so amazing!

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top image by susie fitzhugh;quote; bottom image.

Lulu -Aug 09, 2010, 4:37PM
that hilarious, my friend JUST sent me a postcard with that top picture on it!!! anyway, lovely post =]
fp julia -Aug 09, 2010, 10:04AM
noon today!!!

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image by nirrimi.

nia -Aug 07, 2010, 2:07AM
i'm so happy that nirrimi is finally getting recognition. she is such an amazing, talented person. she's a real role model for all of us young girls out there hoping to get out and explore the world.

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local natives at first unitarian church in philly – 2125 chestnut street, 8pm

celebrate national farmers market week and hit up your local market for some fresh fruit and veggies.

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lollapalooza! grant park, chicago

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the beach – soak it in while summer’s still here :)

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Karla -Aug 06, 2010, 2:13PM
You girls all look beautiful! Everyone has their own style and it completely suits the Free People persona.
Ping -Aug 06, 2010, 1:52PM
such cute outfits!! i wished everyone at my office looked like that. my fave is the sheer tank and the gray pants with brown sandals...so casual chic.

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one of our fp girls is on a recruiting trip in nashville for our new store there (tentatively scheduled to open mid-november!) and shared some great photos for the blog.  i have a soft spot for nashville, i really love it there…i think these photos really capture the atmosphere down there :)

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wish i was there…

photos taken with iphone app hipstamatic.

elise -Aug 21, 2010, 12:04PM
nashville truly is amazing... i'm one of the few born and raised here. :) i am beyond excited for a fp store!!! and opening in the fall, my most favorite fashion season. yay!
-Aug 21, 2010, 12:03PM
nashville truly is amazing... i'm one of the few born and raised here. :) i am beyond excited for a fp store!!! and opening in the fall, my most favorite fashion season. yay!

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i know some of you have been wondering about our wanderlust winner :) the lucky girl is andrea from fairfax, california! i asked her some questions to learn some more about her, and it’s clear she’s a real yoga lover and free spirit – it’s great she was able to experience wanderlust!

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What is your theme song?

Breathe Me, Sia

If you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?

I’d sail the Caribbean (and the Mediterranean!) with my dad.

If you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?

Since we’re speaking purely in hypotheticals… an eco-friendly, self-sustaining prefab dwelling; an old typewriter with the longest piece of banana paper imaginable; and an extensive supply of vegan pizza.

How would you describe your personal style? What are your favorite items from free people right now?

I’d say I’m kind of a boho badass, rocking torn jeans, oversized beanies and tight tops with draping jewelry and windswept hair. I’m really digging all the boots and the Ruffled Layers Maxi Skirt at Free People right now. And all the rough cut crystal jewelry is awesome (got me some of that).

What is your biggest fear?

Something bad happening to someone in my family.

Winter, spring, summer or fall?

Summer love… salty hair, tan skin, bikinis, booty shorts, fresh coconuts…

What color are you?

I am chartreuse.

What is your motto?

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu: May ALL beings EVERYWHERE be happy, free, and fully expressed, and may each of us live our lives to that end.

What is your favorite hobby?

Yoga! Though it’s much more than just a hobby…

If you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

A dinosaur (preferably not of the carnivorous variety…) or Pattabhi Jois

What was your favorite thing about Wanderlust?

Live music during yoga classes, especially Chid Rasa with Janet Stone and Hareesh Wallis. So decadent. So galvanizing to the soul. One word: yum.

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here she is getting an adjustment from yoga instructor janet stone at wanderlust :)

Sally -Aug 10, 2010, 12:23AM
I love the jacket in the second to last photo! Congrats on winning :)
kristina -Aug 08, 2010, 12:16PM
what a rad chick! congrats! ;]

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so last month we made a little video showing you how to do a fishtail braid – and this month we have a kickass way to spice up your fishtail braid! our stylists and hair/makeup artist are loving this look right now – colorful streaks woven into the braid!

Now this can be done many ways- you can do one color or three, you can actually dye streaks in your hair, or you can put in colored extensions.

for the braid in these images our hair/makeup artist used extensions. she mixed blond, blue, purple and pink extensions together and spread them out before braiding them into a fishtail, which she then clipped into the model’s hair. simple enough, right?

here it is on a larger scale in our august catalog:

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i love it and i am definitely going to try it!

Elena Golescu -Apr 24, 2012, 12:51PM
Direct sunlight is one of the common causes of hair damage. Even when you are wearing hair extensions, still protect your extensions and most especially your real hair from direct sunlight.
Lia -Mar 16, 2011, 10:15PM
This is lovely! I'm actually about to purchase some purple hair extensions but how did you get the color to be such an earthly, faded color?

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our august catalog has some beautiful accessories. they all look so special and unique and complement the outfits perfectly.  which of these is your favorite?

the nile fringe earrings:

the traded treasure bib necklace:
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the gold coin pendant:
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the saharan sun bangle:
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or the setting sun tassel earring:
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and the winner of last week’s slip poll was the chiffon and lace tiered ruffle slip with 38%!

tiffany -Aug 05, 2010, 8:54PM
wonderful ,it is very beautiful.
-Aug 05, 2010, 8:47PM
i love the tassel earrings they remind me of holly golightly's ear plugs :p

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i love the relaxed, hippie vibe of the wanderlust style! captured by one of our awesome fp girls :)

-Aug 07, 2010, 7:51PM
So cool!!! Thank you fp
Amy -Aug 06, 2010, 9:53PM
Awwwwesome pictures! Thanks for putting them up!

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when our team returned from morocco after shooting our latest catalog and shared all of their photos, i was completely blown away. the desert setting in the photos almost looked unreal – like something out of a dream. their experience shooting this book must have been incredible and these behind the scenes photos give you a glimpse of what it was like…

our team flew into marrakesh, and from there they traveled to morocco’s “hollywood town” of ouarzazate.  they then drove seven hours into the desert, arriving in the dark of night.  when they woke up, this is what they saw:

they had the option of sleeping in the tents, or outside!

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the dressing room.

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clothing takes over…

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our senior stylist gets model klara wester ready for the shoot.

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photographer benjamin alexander huseby at work in the sand.

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pretty set.

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camels in the background.

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from afar.

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models klara wester and hind sahli step out in another look…

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…and up the hill they go.

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the team.

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getting klara ready for another shot.

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tired from a long day.

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footsteps.

big thanks to our producer for these photos :)

shop the catalog here.

Valentina -Aug 09, 2010, 10:29PM
I second the notion of having an info page with photographer and location info! This catalog has been my new favorite since the one with the pets from the animal shelter months ago!
samantha -Aug 07, 2010, 2:34AM
these sets are amazing!!!

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free people austin domain is looking for a full-time manager in training and an assistant manager!

for more info and to apply, click here.

fp austin domain is located at 11401 century oaks terrace in austin, texas.

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Katie -Aug 07, 2010, 3:08PM
GO APPLY!!!! I personally worked at the Austin Domain location for 2 1/2 years and loved every minute. I can't stress enough how fantastic the girls are that work there. DO IT :)

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