good morning! ready for this week’s poll? last week we asked about coin purses and pouches, and it was very close but the denim and chain pouch just beat out the pretty in beads coin purse by a mere 5 votes!

we have all different kinds of touched converse right now so this week i want to know which pair of converse you all like best…

applique converse:

covered in lace converse:

distressed overdyed converse (which come in hi and low tops):

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gemmed converse:

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hand embroidered converse:

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distressed overdye metallic converse:

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hand drawn floral converse:

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pyramid stud converse:

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shredded converse:

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i came across the work of illustrator mia overgaard on the decor8 blog and i just had to share it…she does such cool fashion and beauty illustrations! here are some of my favorites…

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i also thought her handwritten bio on her website was really cute…it’s transcribed underneath, in case it’s hard to read :)

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i love to draw! so luckily i am supporting myself as an illustrator…i recently moved from my hometown in denmark to the US to follow my dreams and basically taking charge of my time here on mother earth! apart from loving to draw i possess a strong fascination with birds, insects (not spiders!) and anything floral! colors, baking, rye bread, blowing bubbles and flying kites, green tea, old fashion mailbox letters, honey, and waking up from a good night’s sleep with the sunbeams playing on my eyelids. the smell of tuberoses and bare feet in green grass. that’s me!

you can read more about mia and check out her work on her website.

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rouenna -Dec 04, 2009, 12:36PM
Beautiful illustrations! Thanks for posting.

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another holiday download for you! click on the image to go to our flickr page and download this cute wallpaper for your desktop, done by our incredibly talented designer kris chau :)

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images: alicia bock; martin creed; i’m floating, weightless; prismatic-effect; knight cat; lina scheynius; isphotography

i saw this diy idea on the site nice package and i thought it was so cool i had to try it myself – they’re vintage photo gift tags that are super easy to make and a great way to take a plain-looking present and turn it into something special. if you like to wrap gifts in recycled newspaper or paper bags (as i do) i think these would be a really cool addition to dress it up.

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get some metal gift tag rings at an arts & crafts store…i got them at a.c. moore, and they came with those little stencils on the right that make it easy when it comes to cutting out the pictures.

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i used some cool images i found in magazines, and i glued some cardstock on the back to make them sturdier.

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all that’s left to do is punch a hole in each one and string through twine or a thin ribbon. i like this natural hemp cord…

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…and you’ve taken a plain looking gift and given it a personalized touch :)

you can also find all the supplies to make your own vintage gift tags at nice package’s shop. click on the image below for their downloadable pdf of gift tag images.

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for tunesday, and the first day of december, here is a wintry mix of music for you to enjoy…:)


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inspiration from foreign cultures and fashions has always been important to free people. our designers travel to faraway locations to immerse themselves in different cultures, meet people and visit markets and shops, seeking unique finds and treasures to incorporate into free people designs. this video is from a few years ago, but we’ve never shared it on the blog…it was taken by two of our designers on a trip to tibet.
i hope to keep bringing you more imagery and video from the places our designers travel in the future!

fpjulia -Dec 01, 2009, 3:13PM
hi kristina- the music was on a cd one of our designers picked up while in tibet...unfortunately, i don't know who the artist is and wasn't able to track it down.
kristina -Dec 01, 2009, 2:01PM
every person is so unique and beautiful. could you tell me where you found the music?

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the deadline has passed to sign up for the holiday craft swap, and by now you should have an email from me with your swap partner’s name and address.
the following people’s email came back to me saying there was a problem with the email address. if you are one of these people, please email me at jkeim@freepeople.com with the accurate email address so that i can send you your partner’s information!!!
nikki murphy
rain sunae
kimberly biondi
everyone get crafting, and send your creation to your partner by friday, december 25!

is everyone enjoying on the road so far? feel free to raise any questions or share any thoughts you may have on part one! we thought we’d give everyone a little more time to get through part two, so check back for a post on monday, december 7, about part two of the book.

andreea -Nov 26, 2010, 9:18AM
freedom is written all over that book.....it is beautiful
Fala -Mar 08, 2010, 11:16AM
Fantastic news

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vintage fp

i’ve been on a search for vintage items lately, and i asked people around the office if they had any old free people items. here are some of the things i’ve found so far…

how cool is this sticker? it looks like it’s from the 70′s but it’s actually from the 90′s.

the one on the left was one of our most popular thermals :)
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i’m not sure when exactly this skirt is from but it’s pretty old…i love the cats on the back!
do any of you have any vintage free people items? send me your pics!

Jenna -Dec 07, 2009, 11:42PM
I love the thermals! There was a free people top a long time ago, I don't remember when...but it was called the Festival Top, and I am still looking for it today. I ordered it back when it was at FP, but later they told me they were actually out of stock. It was the cutest thing ever and I want it so bad!! If I found somebody with it, especially in eggplant, I would probably beg them to sell it to me.
meghan -Dec 01, 2009, 12:52PM
i have this sticker! i got it at a Brass Plus (nordstrom) event waaay back in the day. i bought a free people shirt at the event..this is when i discovered/fell in love with the brand. pics of vintage fp stuff to follow....

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