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one of my friends snapped this  on the way to work this morning…how cute :)

i wouldn’t mind having someone carry me around like that today!

Holly -Jul 16, 2010, 1:01PM
Adorable!

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this is the lovely georgia of the blog dora’s fur – doesn’t she look adorable? our creative design assistant snapped this photo of her yesterday. apparently the shorts used to be a skirt that she altered herself! they are super cute and i love the knotted shirt look- so effortless and cool for summer.

-Jul 18, 2010, 2:54PM
super web sight keep rocking

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do you find inspiration in almost everything…push your creative limits on a regular basis…..are you inspired by ephemera from the past, and travels to a new place?

do you keep a sketchbook just because? …we want to meet you.

we are looking for a graphic design assistant!

someone – boy or girl, big or small – who:

  • dreams of creating compelling layouts with our free people photography and your artistic illustrations.
  • Can’t keep a paintbrush or pen out of your hand, who would rather draw a font, who uses stamping, printmaking, collage and brush strokes as a part of your graphic design layouts.

*we want someone who loves to illustrate!*

please include a link to where we can view your portfolio – or pdf of your work – with your application.

for more info and to apply for this position please click here.

Laura Hullfish -Jul 21, 2010, 2:25PM
is the position still open? I'm a graphic designer and only live 45 minutes away :)
mel -Jul 17, 2010, 1:29AM
Geez!!!!! i die for a job in FP!!!! truly is a dream job! and sure i got all the requierements, i'm a Graphic Designer, i love FP style and inspiration!!! I'm in Guatemala :( so sad :(

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our stylists’ picks for this week are the taverniti 5 pocket destroy cargo and the fritz bows & arrows clog!

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“these pants are so versatile – you can dress them up or down.  wear them with a graphic tee and a scarf for a cute casual look, or dress them up with the black seamless tupelo honey top, the fritz bows & arrows clog (our other pick for this week) and a dressy bag.  it’s great to see cargo pants in a skinnier fit so they can be sexy!  plus military is still going to be a huge trend this fall.”

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casual: we the free graphic wings tee; deck shoe.
dressy: seamless tupelo honey top; doub’s woven crossbody; fritz bows & arrows clog.

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“these clogs are SO comfortable! they look amazing with the sock trend that’s going on right now – they look really cute with over the knee or slouchy socks.  wear them now with cutoff shorts and a tank, and carry them into the fall with tights and a bodycon dress!”

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summer/casual: we the free lacey burnout tunic; cutoff skinny slouchruffle slouch sock.
fall/dressy: solid poison ivy tunic; opaque tights; graham & spencer open stitch sweater.

-Jul 15, 2010, 6:21PM
Love the clogs just wish they came in smaller sizes! boo hoo!

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this friday we will say goodbye to building 15, our home here at the navy yard, and moving into a new, larger building.  but building 15 will always hold a special place in our hearts… from the moment i first walked through the doors, i felt at home here.

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blue bins everywhere – they’re for us to pack our stuff in.

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this wall has never looked so naked :)

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ditto for my workspace…it looks so sad.

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fritz does not appreciate all this moving and shaking!

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so long, b15…we’ll see you around :)

Office surveillance equipment -Jul 26, 2010, 8:21PM
Hey, wonderful blog you have here! Keep up the good work
Office Surveillance -Jul 20, 2010, 5:12AM
Hey, wonderful blog you got here! Keep up the excellent work

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our concept intern, anastasiya, put together this post on a trend she loves right now – and i love it too :)

I have always had a special spot for grunge, but lately that tenderness has grown into a full-fledged love for the style that was popularized in the nineties before staging its comeback in the twenty-first century. The utility and the comfort that accompanies the look is an instant winner, but the most fun aspect of grunge for me is the way that it makes me feel. I love that I can pull on a confused blend of loose thermal, torn jeans, floor-length skirt, give or take flannel, and go bare-faced out into the world and feel totally at ease. All insecurities dissolve, receding further into some forgotten trapdoor in the back of my mind each time that my hands re-inhabit the warm asylum of my too-long sleeves. In grunge there is no pretension—nothing to prove. It feels right.

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Free People’s incorporation of grunge is divine. I love the idea of injecting pretty, feminine lace into a look that is messy, low maintenance, and somewhat boyish by nature. It feels very fresh.

shop our new items here.

ellie -Jul 14, 2010, 7:25PM
beautifully written
Lindsay -Jul 14, 2010, 5:07PM
I love the campy casual feel :)

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i saw this on black eiffel and i am completely in awe.  a company called front created this “three dimensional wallpaper” at the swedish venue tensta konsthall using silk and plastic flowers.  i want to do this in my apartment so badly! it’s so colorful and i’ve never seen anything like it.

i think it looks really cool how they’re just taped right onto the wall.

another really neat idea- hanging flowers in bottles!

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i think this would look really amazing using different sized and shaped vintage bottles and dried flowers, like these:

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our producer took the above photo at dunton hot springs in colorado, when they were shooting our july catalog.  they also had bottles hanging on the walls of this cabin, which i thought was really cool too although i’m not sure how they’re attached to the wall…

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Tiffany -Jul 23, 2010, 6:50PM
You could probably hang bottles on the wall by taking some kind of thick wire and tying it around the neck of the bottle, then use one of those U shaped nails to attach it to the wall.. or something like that...
Pixie in Pumps -Jul 19, 2010, 2:38PM
I love this! That "wallpaper" is amazing!

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our july catalog and its stunning location have really got me longing for a rugged hiking and camping vacation.  all I want to do is take off on a weekend with nothing but a rucksack on my back and explore the great outdoors.  i am a summer person but i am already dreaming about fall because i think that would be the perfect time of year to do this… hearing the crunch of the leaves beneath my feet, brisk morning air that still warms up to the sun, moonlit dips in a lake and drying off by a fire with a big cozy blanket wrapped around me…

here’s what i would bring:

1. vintage patched travels backpack; 2. fp super skinny cord; 3. we the free rugged trench coat; 4. portland lace up boot & cableknit tall sock; 5. motorcuff long sleeve scoop thermal; 6. eternal sunshine shirt; 7. southwest poncho.

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i would really love to hike the appalachian trail –maybe not the entire length (from maine to georgia or vice versa) but at least part of it. i had the opportunity to do this once in high school and i always kindof regretted not taking it.

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what is your favorite spot to go hiking? give me some ideas!!

-Jul 24, 2010, 10:06PM
in the d.c area great falls is a great regular spot. sugarloaf mtn MD is nice as well as anything in the blue ridge mtns
-Jul 19, 2010, 3:46PM
thank you fp julia! They are my best friend and hiking partners photos, jason. He is a gem! -heather

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can’t shake the urge to crawl back in bed today and listen to pink floyd. must be the weather.

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kristen -Jul 14, 2010, 3:49PM
fifth pic down (pass it) :) awesome! <3 fp blog
alexis -Jul 14, 2010, 2:06AM
Thanks so much for the credit! <3 -ALEXIS

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this is such a cool idea! “life in a day” is a cinematic experiment produced by ridley scott and directed by kevin macdonald, together with the youtube community.   the goal is to capture a snapshot, through many different eyes, of what life is like on earth during one 24 hour period.  how are they going to do this?

they are asking YOU – anybody and everybody – to chronicle their life on one day, july 24 2010. this could be your daily routine, your job, what you’re afraid of, what you love, a pretty sunset, ANYTHING. you can then upload your video on the project’s website, and the most compelling and distinctive videos will be edited into the final feature film.  the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2011 – and if your video is used, you’ll be credited as a co-director and have a shot at being one of 20 people who gets to go to sundance to celebrate with kevin macdonald.

ummm…..wow? i’m curious, what would your film be about?

Aura -Jul 13, 2010, 7:23PM
My husband and I and our lab will be driving 12 hours across the midwest that day. That would be fun to document.

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the following post is by our creative team’s intern, mallie!

A group of French students from my school just got back from Senegal, Africa, and while looking through their pictures I was reminded so much of Free People. The neon fabrics in contrast with the neutral tones of the environment create an awesome mixture of colors -  similar to the prints and designs I often see on our clothing. And I wouldn’t mind snagging one of those bags or pieces of jewelry either ;-)

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i’m so jealous! looks amazing…

oh and by the way, mallie designed our new “intern-al affairs” header! cute, right??

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one of my favorite music festivals is taking place this weekend! the XPoNential music festival is an annual three-day festival put together by the university of pennsylvania’s public radio station, WXPN. it’s pretty much the only radio station i listen to- not because i went to school there, but because they play the BEST music. i cannot tell you how many new bands i have discovered through them. anyway this year i think they have put together their best lineup yet! here are some of the bands playing:

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grace potter & the nocturnals; the felice brothers

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yo la tengo; the walkmen

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these united states; blood feathers

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dawes; robert randolph & the family band

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dr. dog; edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros

the festival is held at wiggins park, a really cute spot on the waterfront in camden. they have lots of local vendors, good food, good people- and the best part is how small the festival is. the first time i went i got to meet jim james from my morning jacket at the side of the stage – really exciting for me since they’re one of my favorite bands. can’t wait for this weekend! i will be taking lots of photos for the blog, so stay tuned.

and here is a playlist of songs by the bands listed above!


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Create a MySpace Music Playlist at MixPod.com

Juliet -Jul 14, 2010, 1:57AM
Grace Potter is awesome! Wish I was going :(
Hillary -Jul 13, 2010, 11:25PM
FP & all good sounds like a plan Nettie! all goood foreverrr gahhhh

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