I am crazy over this gorgeous editorial featuring Emma Watson in the July issue of Teen Vogue. The rich colors and luscious materials are doing me in! Bring on the tea cup skirts please!
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Free People’s Fashion Illustration Contest ends tomorrow at 11:59pm! Make sure to get any mail-in entries shipped by tomorrow, and if you’re entering via email, make sure you send it in by 11:59pm tomorrow night!
The winner will receive a goody-box filled with all kinds of awesome surprises from all of us at Free People, valued at $100! For all the information about the contest, check out this post!
Good luck everyone! I can’t wait to find out who wins!
It’s Thursday Poll time everyone!
Last week we looked at our collection of denim shorts, and the favorite by quite a bit was the FP Studded Denim Cut Off Short with 138 votes! Today, it’s extremely hot here in Philly, which might be why I am looking at our new dresses – light and comfortable! Which one is best do you think?
First up is the Beaded Gallery Dress in black!
Next is Pattra’s Criss Cross Dress in sky blue!
Shown below is the Lost and Found Shirt Dress in black!
Next check out the Sexy Ruffle Dress in peacock!
Finally, have a look at the Seams To Be Dress in violet below!
So which dress do you like the best?
These amazing pieces are from the graduation collection of Irina Shaposhnikova, who apparently just finished attending the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. The collection was called Crystallographica, and all the geometrical shapes and lines drive me wild! I’m dying to know what the clothes are made of – and how hard is it to take a seat in those pants?! So cool!
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Today and tomorrow we are offering free shipping on orders from our website for you, our blog readers! All you have to do to get the free shipping is enter FPBLOG in the promo-code field when you check out! It’s that easy!
We just wanted to do something to say, thank you reading our blog!
Using controlled detonations of fireworks on paper, Rosemarie Fiore creates these:
From the artist herself:
I bomb blank sheets of paper with different fireworks including color smoke bombs, jumping jacks, monster balls, fountains, magic whips, spinning carnations, ground blooms, rings of fire, and lasers. As I work, I create imagery by controlling the chaotic nature of the explosions in upside-down containers.
When the paper becomes saturated in color, dark and burned, I take it back to my studio and collage blank paper circles onto the image to establish new planes and open up the composition. I then continue to bomb the pieces. These actions are repeated a number of times. The final works contain many layers of collaged explosions and are thick and heavy.
See more of Rosemarie’s fireworks drawings here!
Susie at Apartment Therapy came across a fun little tool on Paper Source‘s site: the colorscope!
The colorscope seeks to explain a bit about your personality based on the colors you like the best. Who knows where they came up with the personality traits you supposedly have if you like, say, plum, but it’s still really fun!
Here are the ones I picked!
I thought mine were pretty right for the most part, but I’m a sucker for anything that professes to tell me about myself from my palm, or my birthday, etc…
At any rate it was good fun! Check out the colorscope for yourself right here. Does yours fit your personality?
EricGjerge has an amazing set on Flickr where he has uploaded images from Owen Jones’ book The Grammar of Ornament. I could look at all the prints and patterns forever – there is so much inspiration on each page! Check out the whole set for many more awesome pictures like the ones above, in bigger sizes too!
one of our creative directors, merrie, just sent this photo to me…
merrie spends a lot of her time in india. recently, she took some photos of some kids there, when their grandma started yelling at her “hey, why r u taking THEIR pic!?! take my pic, I am beautiful, I can sing, I can dance!!”