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continuing with our exploration of morocco, today i wanted to share some of the work of moroccan artist, andre elbaz.  i was first drawn to his landscapes…they have such amazing texture and color that capture the energy and spirit of morocco.  the use of cubism gives them a surreal quality but the varying sizes and colors make them appear to sparkle like a living, breathing city.  the second one reminds me of looking down at urban landscapes from an airplane, seeing only clusters of light, thinking about all the tiny ant-like people that are down there going about their everyday lives.

more below…

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-Apr 17, 2010, 12:29PM
Incredible <3

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We’ve landed in California and are ready to hit one of the best Music festivals around.

The anxiety was unbearable @ the airport… so we thought the best way to beat this before the 5 hour flight was to wash it away with crabby fries and Blue Moon beer. My did it work… followed by  a blast of our pre Coachella playlists on our iphones!

We packed light as we figured there will be no time for 5 hour dress ups. Denim shorts, crop tops neon lingerie and yes an array of the free people bandeaus. Oh, and one must not forget the leather jacket and wayfarers. You can’t do a music festival without having that little touch of rock ‘n roll to your attire.

We landed in California and packed up our SUV and drove down to Santa Monica (where we were staying for the night) with Jimi Hendrix vibrating the air around us.

We arrived at our destination tired and nauseous. However, the flood lit pool that welcomed us was enough to perk our spirits up again. Spag ball and red wine followed with chats of our next day plans.

Heads hit pillows at 10.30 with dreams of Coachella…

Now we are up and ready to go eeeeeee the excitement is unbearable.

Stay tuned for Day 1 Coachella!!!!

(via fp jemma)

eliza -Apr 17, 2010, 11:52AM
I wish I was there!!
-Apr 17, 2010, 5:24AM
So jealous can't wait to hear more

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free people is looking for a concept intern for this summer! the number one requirement for this position is that you must be UBER free people!!!

responsibilities include researching for concept topics and gathering tears, and assisting with creating concept boards.

this person must be very organized in order to keep track of images and scanned files, self-motivated, driven and hard-working.  must be proficient in photoshop and with powerpoint programs, and an interest in art, social media and music would be welcome attributes!

students who are interested in this opportunity should submit an 8.5 x 11 pdf of an inspiration board with magazine tears for the free people brand. you need to apply online (right here) but please make sure to submit a resume and inspiration board!

**update**

here’s some more info for you all:

deadline for submissions: april 30th

start date:  early june and will go to august

you do not need to still be in school but a recent grad

it is a full-time, paid internship

you can upload the inspiration board in a PDF

you are encouraged NOT to use all FP tears.

it can be magazine tears or computer images. whatever you want to use to show your interpretation of the FP girl!!

non-US citizens can apply but you will have to supply your student visa!

Chloe -Apr 21, 2014, 12:15AM
Amazing opportunity! Love everything about FP. Can't wait to apply!
Caitlin Pilgrim -Mar 06, 2013, 2:05PM
Since it's uploaded as a PDF if we make a hard copy of it and then take a high quality photograph is that sufficient or will it lower our chances? thanks!

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the winner of the space 15 twenty spring outfit contest is adalinda! i love how she took a simple outfit and played it up with accessories – she looks comfy and stylish! as winner, she received a gift card and her outfit was featured on the space 15 twenty blog.

the items pictured above are: we the free solid swept away tunic; worn in leather belt; twisted chain & rock bracelet; bonnaroo braided headband; tied tight rock necklace; fp destroyed skinny jeans; lace trimmed bandeau; turquoise raw stone ring.

physical therapist -Apr 28, 2010, 2:04AM
Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

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tomorrow, hundreds of independently-owned record stores across the country are celebrating record store day!  there is nothing like a good record store…one that you walk into and immediately feel your ears perk up to catch whatever the store is playing, because they always have the best tunes on as background music while you dig through piles of records and used albums.  the staff knows more about music than you do and makes recommendations for albums you didn’t even know about yet, but sure enough end up on repeat in your stereo.  countless times i’ve stopped into my favorite local store, a.k.a. music in old city, with the intentions of buying one album, but leave with my arms full of new treasures and practically run home to listen to them all.

the record store day website has a complete listing of all the venues participating tomorrow, and a lot of them will have special promotions and in-store visits from musicians!  so make sure you stop by your local store to say hello and pick up some tunes :)

a.k.a. music, philadelphia

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the king of all record stores…amoeba music on haight street in san francisco.  man i miss this place.

lbutton -Apr 17, 2010, 12:20PM
i will be going to third man records today, jack white's record store here in nashville, and Grimey's- the king of record stores in Nashville. Grimey's was even in USA Today yesterday (see link). So excited!
Laura -Apr 17, 2010, 1:49AM
I miss 611 Records off South Street (across from the fabulous Infinite Piercing). They closed a couple of years ago but I still have the 611 sticker on my car. *everyday junglist*boh boh!*

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about a three hour drive through the desert to the west of marrakech will bring you to the seaside town of essaouira in morocco.  from the pictures you can feel the laid back vibe of a quaint fishing town, but essaouira also has an artistic culture that is very much alive- its medina houses several arts and crafts businesses, the beach is an ideal location for kite and windsurfing, and for the past 12 years the town has hosted the gnaoua festival of world music.  often referred to as the “moroccan woodstock,” the festival lasts four days and attracts close to a half million spectators.  one of the city’s most famous landmarks is the castle made of sand- said to be the inspiration for the jimi hendrix song, although he hadn’t yet visited essaouira when he wrote it. several images from our april catalog were shot in essaouira, and in looking through these photos i can certainly see why our team was drawn there.

more photos below!

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medical assistant -Apr 29, 2010, 12:08AM
Terrific work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the web. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher!
Riley -Apr 16, 2010, 1:45PM
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing! Definitely would love to visit.

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our topanga, california, store is turning two! to celebrate they are having a tea party tomorrow and if you show up in your favorite free people dress you have a chance to be featured right here on the blog! there will also be a professional model in-store to give styling advice.  sounds like fun! if you’re in the area stop by and say hello!

the girl above is wearing our dazzling ditsy dress and triple rose headband – she looks adorable and definitely ready for a tea party!

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Ashley -Apr 21, 2010, 7:58PM
Pics from the event??
lala -Apr 18, 2010, 3:30PM
thank you fp julia!!!! i have a huge crush on that dress! :)

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“you see things. you keep quiet about them. and you understand.”

“so, i guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. and maybe we’ll never know most of them. but even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. we can still do things. and we can try to feel okay about them.”

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“and then patrick started running after the sunset. and sam immediately followed him. and i saw them in silhouette. running after the sun. then, i started running. and everything was as good as it could be.”

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one of our visual display team members is heading to california (where she’ll be working on displays for our west-coast stores) and to send her off they took advantage of the nice weather to have a festive outdoor gathering. check out more great pics from the party below!

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Megan -Apr 16, 2010, 9:10AM
Edward Cullen in a fringe cowboy vest is fantastic
ArCee -Apr 15, 2010, 8:49PM
so cool! I live on the west coast and I cant wait to see the new displays!

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we have a really fun poll for you today! take a look at these five girls and vote for the one that you feel like you relate to the most:

girl number one:

girl number two:
two

girl number three:
three

girl number four:
four

girl number five:
five

we had a huge turnout for last week’s dress poll – 898 votes! the winner, with 35% was the casablanca dress.

Dominique -Apr 24, 2010, 6:06PM
WAIT! I'm all these girls...sometimes all in one day, so hard to choose!!!
Lily -Apr 15, 2010, 8:54PM
wow, it was hard to decide, i'm always in bright, rainbow-y colors, like girl 4, but my fav color is pink, and i love girly things :) so i went with girl 1. I love all the outfits though! :D

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the morocco catalog was shot by photographer dan martensen – he also shot our february catalog – we love him. the team also worked with morocco-based producer fred fantun, who has worked on numerous fashion editorials, and his familiarity with the area saved our team on multiple occasions. one obstacle? the lack of cars- our team had to use three carts to carry all of their shooting equipment, but luckily their porter was awesome and had a huge smile on his face the entire time as he helped them maneuver the narrow streets and alleyways.   our team shot the catalog in several locations, including marrakech, essaouira, the house where they stayed and on the balcony of the villa maroc hotel. they did an amazing job and found some truly beautiful locations for this shoot…next time bring me along, please!?!

see more behind the scenes pics below!

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Denisse -Apr 15, 2010, 12:53PM
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we’re  crazy about denim at the home office! all of these photos were taken yesterday :)

fp julia -Apr 19, 2010, 3:51PM
hi hayley and jenn! it actually is the same material as the ends in sequins dress- she works closely with the designer who made the dress so she was lucky enough to score some scraps of fabric!! and the jeans are current elliot, "the skinny" style!
Jenn -Apr 18, 2010, 9:00PM
Who makes the jeans the girl is wearing in the last picture? I need to have them!

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