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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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when i was at a.c. moore the other day getting supplies for my hair wrap, i saw a DIY dream catcher kit and i couldn’t resist. i never realized how easy they are to make! you don’t even need the kit- you can find whatever supplies you want to make your own personalized dream catcher at an arts and crafts store or around the house!

what you need:

- a ring of whatever size you’d like – it could be metal, plastic, wood – whatever :)

- suede lace or thin strips of fabric

- artificial sinew (the yellow thread) – this is what came in the kit, but i feel like regular string would work too.

- feathers, beads and any other little trinkets you want to add!

wind the suede lace around the metal ring.

when you get all the way around, tie the ends together in a knot:

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i left a little bit of extra lace at each end so i could use that to hang it from something.

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take the string and knot it at your starting point, and then start looping it around the metal ring as seen in the photo. when you get all the way around the outside, start looping it around itself, and keep going till you get to the center:

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now start adding your little trinkets! the kit came with the suede piece at the top, but it’s definitely not necessary.  i put a little silver feather on the inside, and used the leftover suede lace to attach beads and feathers at the bottom. i tied the feathers to the lace with the string, but there’s probably a better way to do that :)

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i love the end result! it’s a very nice addition to my workspace.

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and now i’m already thinking about what i want my next dream catcher to look like! i think it would look really cool to make one with thinly cut strips of fabric – maybe from old free people bags!? or an all-natural one, using a stick for the ring, hemp and decorated with leaves, feathers and dried flowers…yep, done.

fp julia -Aug 05, 2010, 5:30PM
lise- i am def going to! and you should send a pic of yours :) mallory- thanks for the tip :) jesse- yours is soo beautiful i love that you used sticks!
Jesse -Aug 05, 2010, 5:15PM
I love this tutorial, especially the turquoise suede! I saw it and felt immediately compelled to post my own dreamcatcher on here which I finished about a month ago! here's the link: http://fallingfeather.tumblr.com/post/909233599

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random things that caught my eye today :)

Lauren -Aug 05, 2010, 7:56PM
i love what you added to the end of the rolling racks! It makes it look less industrial and more vintage... did you guys make those? Or did you buy them somewhere? If you could let me know that would be amazing!!
Ariana -Aug 05, 2010, 11:53AM
You guys have the coolest building decoration. I have been looking at your blog for a couple weeks now. I have never payed attention to blogging before but i have been in love with freepeople since probably 2000 (year). I love how the creativity seems to be so free flowing and open at your workplace and so crafty. It must be a pleasure to work there. I wish you had a freepeople near me i would so work there. But alas no :( the closest one is about 12 hours away from me.

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our sweet and talented creative team intern is leaving us to go off to college. she will be missed – here are some photos from her goodbye party. ice cream sandwiches and root beer floats YUM!

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and in case you missed them, check out the posts mallie did for the blog, here, here and here – they’re beautiful!

Ping -Aug 04, 2010, 3:17PM
aww you guys look like you have so much fun! i'd love to work for you.

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song is “anna laura lee” by yellow taxi.

coming monday august 9th to freepeople.com

Christiana -Dec 22, 2010, 7:31PM
GAWD that girl has the most amazing red hair ever..she should feel so lucky to have it...gorgeous
ANN -Aug 06, 2010, 12:45PM
AHHH i can not even wait for Vintage Loves to come out. this is going to chANGE MY LIFE, NO DOUBT.

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our carlsbad, san diego store is looking for a new store manager! for more info and to apply, click here.

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our august catalog is here! i’ve already told you about two of the models in this book, klara wester and hind sahli, but i failed to mention the other model – the camel!

our team named the beautiful “free people” camel who graces the cover and pages of our catalog janis joplin :)

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i think the name suits her, don’t you?

the reason they thought to call her that is because the other two camels, who our team got to ride, were named jimi hendrix and bob marley!

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i believe that’s jimi on the left and bob on the right :)

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Alyssa -Aug 06, 2010, 4:02AM
Such beautiful camels! I love how often FP catalogs have animals in them :)
fp julia -Aug 04, 2010, 9:48AM
hi yes i believe she has extensions in and that is a fishtail braid :) ping- i will run your suggestion by our design team!

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the urban outfitters interns organized a pop up shop over in building 543 today – they had apparel, accessories and stuff for the home at really low prices, sort of like the sample sales that we have for employees every once and a while. all proceeds are going to bike works. i think they did a great job and i scored some awesome finds! here are a few pics…

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here are the items i picked up:

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they match perfectly! unintentional :) i kindof want to wear the above four items together is that wierd?

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i love the shorts. thanks urban interns!

sample sale siren -Aug 04, 2010, 2:37AM
that jumpsuit is cute!
-Aug 04, 2010, 1:07AM
it looks like that girl is holding the anthro shower curtain, which ive been wanting for forever! or maybe its the quilt?

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