We have the uber cool Ruby Aldridge in our studio today. She screams rock chic and she’s adding a cutting edge to our looks. She’s having a blast dancing around to the NY Dolls, she’s full of energy I can’t wait to see her styled up on our web.
our new houston galleria store shot a lookbook with texas photographer shanna ingram and when i first opened these photos i was completely floored! these girls are gorgeous and the photos are lovely.
in this look: hinted florals maxi dress.
so beautiful, ladies! nice work :)
it is rainy and chilly in philadelphia today and i am longing for tropical air and salt water…
behind the scenes photos by thomas northcut.
We reached out to Mandy, our blogger friend at Oracle Fox, to guest blog for Free People from Australia Fashion Week. I was super excited that she was willing to do this for us, as it’s one of my favorite fashion weeks around, and we knew she would do a stellar job documenting it!
She documented the scene of great fashion and the beautiful relaxed lifestyle Australia has to offer. Here’s round 1 of her favorite shows. If you could go to any fashion week which one would you choose? Mine would definitely be Australia.
“The styling at the Miss Unkon show was spectacular!! I loved the beautiful earth tone colour palette and the way the show was accessorized with long delicate necklaces, tribal braiding and incredible body art!”
“I love this shot of Ivan Rodic taking Nicole from Gary Pepper Vintage’s picture, I think this piccies sums up the whole Australian fashion week vibe…amazing street photographer-check, amazing fashion blogger-check, amazing style-check, opera house-check”
pop colours with neutral we love a lot!
Stay tuned for more!!!
i’m so excited to show you our new summer store displays now that they’ve been installed in all of our stores! these photos are from the opening of our new houston galleria store.
here at the navy yard our display team gets to work painting straw baskets! these photos make you realize just how much hard work and crafting they do…
ombre rope dying for what will be a very cool part of the display!
welcome to houston!
the new store space is like a blank canvas about to be brought to life.
the display team works their magic with the ombre rope to create an amazing macrame wall installation!
the opposite wall is adorned with this incredible rope tapestry pieced together with yarn, pom-poms and trims from india.
the delicate “sari dori” display that drapes from the ceiling is made of strips of fabric from indian saris strung together.
i love all the beautiful dark wood.
the bottoms of the baskets have been painted with neon colors and hung on the walls and above the cash-wrap as lights! so awesome.
they’re also great for holding plants :) which leads me to my favorite part of the new displays…
the window display, where these incredible swings live! i would kill to have one of these at my beach house. i mean really…
so beautiful. and stay tuned, because i have not one but two amazing pieces of the summer displays to give away on the blog… trust me, you don’t want to miss this one ;)
I was raised in an Italian family with real Italian cooks, so I have a tendency give anything an Italian spin in the kitchen. Hence this week’s recipe – my favorite grilled cheese sandwich – is nothing short of delicioso. It’s crazy easy to make and tastes just as good as any fancy Panini.
2 Slices of bread (I like wholegrain, but if you want the traditional thing, go for ciabatta bread)
1 Canned artichoke – quartered
1 roasted red pepper – cut into 3 pieces
2 slices of fresh mozzarella (Mozzarella is traditional, but I didn’t have any when I made the sandwich, so I substituted a blend of jack cheeses. You can experiment with whatever cheeses you like. I highly recommend it.)
Spread pesto on both halves of your bread
Place roasted red pepper on one half
Place artichoke pieces on top of the roasted red pepper
Place cheese on top of the artichokes & then toast both sandwich halves in the toaster oven – or regular oven at 350F if you don’t have a toaster oven – until cheese melts (approx 5 minutes).
Place the top slice of bread on top, cut in half, and you’re done!
in case you haven’t noticed, we can’t get enough of surfer style right now- in our may catalog, on our website, in our guest blogger series, we LOVE it. so when i saw this art installation/exhibition by photographer keegan gibbs on another blog i had to share. i love that it mixes a traditional exhibit- art hanging on gallery walls – with installation. and its so realistic, i could definitely imagine some surf rats hanging out in this space!
so rad. check out his blog for more!
That’s right, we’re adding something to your Saturday to do lists, but don’t worry – we’ll always make sure it’s worthwhile ;)
DO: laugh too hard at one of your own jokes
Never hold back an opportunity to laugh – even if it’s at yourself! Laughter is one of the most important and powerful human abilities. It can dispel anger or sadness, bring people together, and even boost our immune systems. Self entertainment keeps life fun. So lose all embarrassment, let loose, make a bad joke, and cackle your head off. Think of it as the simplest way to keep yourself healthy – emotionally & physically. =)
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