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artist jonna pohjalainen, who transformed a bunch of aspen logs into massive colored pencils as part of a finnish environmental art installation. sooo freaking cool!

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ColeHaber -Apr 14, 2011, 1:07PM
This is so cool. Did she do this in person or did she edit the photos?
Emma -Apr 14, 2011, 5:17AM
wow, I love this! great inspiration.

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i’m so excited about today’s guest DIY! it comes from halligan norris smith, who i met through fp jemma and is an amazingly talented and crafty lady! we posted some photos from her beautiful wedding a little while back, and they definitely give you a taste of her creative aesthetic…so when she said she wanted to do a DIY for our blog i knew it would be awesome!

i’m sure you’ve all seen the foxtail trend that seemed to take over the blog world last summer… well in a spin on that trend, remember the phenomenon that was rabbits feet? i had a few of the so-called good luck charms when i was little.  but thanks to the crafty genius of halligan, you can make your own faux rabbit’s foot in just a few easy steps and have an adorable keychain or accessory to wear this summer!

Tools:
needle and thread
glue – such as E6000

Materials:
faux fur
beads
wire or looped head pins
bead caps
chain
embroidery thread
tin foil

Instructions:

Step 1: Download and print out template from our flickr page. Cut out your outline.

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Step 2: Trace paper template shape onto the back of two pieces of faux fur.

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Step 3: Cut out both shapes.

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Step 4: Place both fur sides together and do a simple blanket stitch around the outside, leaving about 1 1/4″ open for stuffing.

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Step 5: Turn rabbit’s foot fur side out.  Then take your tin foil, roll it up and squeeze enough to fit vertically inside the pouch.  Then, use polyfill to fill any remaining open space.

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Step 6: Slightly curl lips of opening, line with glue, and pinch closed with a clothespin.

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Step 7: Trim extra fur from around tip of you rabbit’s foot form.

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Step 8: Use embroidery thread to wrap tip of rabbits foot, tie off and glue string ends.

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Step 9: Sew 3 bead “toenails” onto base of rabbit’s foot.

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Step 10: Use a curled head pin or curl wire to form loop. Put loop through bead cap and put glue onto wire before inserting into top of rabbit’s foot.

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Step 11: String chain into loop.

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All done! Use them as keychains, hang from your car’s rearview mirror as a good luck charm, or clip them to your bag or belt loops for a super cute accessory :)

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images by the talented jess roberts, and be sure to check out halligan’s website here. thank you so much ladies!

top two images via fashiontoast and minkpink.

maggi -Jul 16, 2012, 7:12PM
id love to see this done with real rabbits feet!
tee -Dec 27, 2011, 12:09AM
aww I LOVE this!!! I too had them as a child. I don't think I ever thought about what it really meant. I would much rather have this cruelty version! Thanks for posting!

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i feel like i’ve been hearing a lot about stevie nicks lately… maybe its because she’s touring right now so she’s at the forefront of people’s minds.   even my boyfriend has a crush on her- which is totally fine, she’s amazing (the first concert he ever went to was fleetwood mac, isn’t that cute?). one of my friends posted this video on facebook today and watching it, i’ve got a bit of a crush on her too.  so, since we could all use a little stevie every once in a while, here’s that video and some of my fave quotes and pics of her. she will always be one of those inspirations that never, ever goes out of style.

“She is like a cat in the dark
And then she is the darkness”

“Like a heartbeat drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had
And what you lost…”

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“And it all comes down to you
Well you know that it does, well…
Lightning strikes…maybe once…maybe twice…
Oh and it lights up the night
And you see your gypsy”

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“She broke down and let me in
Made me see where I’ve been
Been down one time
Been down two times
I’m never going back again”

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“rock on, gold dust woman”

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brittany Keating -Apr 14, 2011, 1:53PM
just did a photo project inspired by stevie! love her spirit. she IS everywhere..and i'm lovin' every minute of it! the weather is perfect for some fleetwood mac and buckingham nicks tunes..i can feel that summer is around the corner :) xo
-Apr 14, 2011, 10:43AM
such a beautiful free woman

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we’re opening a store in studio city, california, and we are looking for sales associates! for more info and to apply click here.

in addition, our santa monica store is looking for store managers – for more info and to apply click here.

if you’d like to get in touch with our store hiring team directly, check them out on facebook here!

Zoe -Apr 12, 2011, 1:54PM
Oh what i'd do to live in california right now instead of the UK :) Zoe http://blessedbeeapothecary.blogspot.com/
Koast to Koast -Apr 12, 2011, 1:05PM
CONGRATS on the expansion....more FP, sounds like trouble for my wallet. x kayti and kels http://www.koastokoast.com/

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who’s going to coachella this weekend?! unfortunately we aren’t going this year but that doesn’t mean we can’t get in the mindset… here’s a look at what i would bring if i were heading to coachella…

i drew most of my inspiration from the two outfits pictured above.  the outfit at far right is PERFECT- our little plaid cropped bralettes can be worn on their own, over a tank, or under some cute overalls like the puddle jumper romper! add the romana fest sandal and gorgeous rio brillante bag to complete the look. then the next day, wear it with some bright blue cutoff shorts and the embroidered mesh crop top like sasha pivovarova from our april catalog :)

packing lightly and being able to mix and match is key for music festivals – the sophia bikini top would look great with the overalls or just with the cutoffs as well! i would also bring a scarf to either sit on or cover up my hair, which would surely be a mess after dancing in the hot sun all day and into the night. the feather straw fedora and sunglasses would also be in my bag to keep the california sun out of my eyes. and in addition to the sandals i’d bring along some comfy kicks like the muddy waters sneakers.

when i’m at a festival, sometimes i don’t want to worry about carrying a bag so the artists and revolutionaries fanny pack would be ideal, and would hold my small journal and some sunblock. and i’m loving these candy-colored shades of nail polish by chanel! finally, i’m obsessed with the bag charms by the 2 bandits and the cute saba feather clips (on the straw hat and in sasha’s hair above)! clip ’em to your bag, hat, belt loop or right into your hair! the perfect festival accessory.

those are my picks,  click here to go to our festival shop for more inspiration :)

Casey -Apr 14, 2011, 2:28AM
Love this idea. Absolutely love. I am doing a give away on my blog- featuring YOUR clothing :-) Love you guys. strawberry freckleface
tala -Apr 13, 2011, 1:26AM
i cant wait!! thanks for the suggestions ;)

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Our April Look Book went up today and it’s truly beautiful. The concept is called Modern romance of a beautiful ballerina in decayed, decadent environment.  It was shot in a dilapidated house in west Philly with crackled walls and peeling paint.  I joined the image team to take some behind the scenes photos and to get to know the model a little bit more. The place was beautiful – the walls were full of texture, and the light was soft.  It definitely gave that feeling of something beautiful falling apart to reveal something even more interesting. We had a great time!

you can see the lookbook here

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https://twitter.com -Oct 25, 2014, 1:01AM
Jeżeli jednak nasze auto jest używane to warto porozumieć się z poprzednim właścicielem w sprawie OC, ponieważ istnieje możliwość kontynuowania starego ubezpieczenia.
twitter.com -Oct 21, 2014, 12:15PM
Zupełną nowością w ofercie Agfa Graphics będzie Attiro - przełomowe zdaniem firmy, proekologiczne rozwiązanie dla działu prepress, dedykowane przede wszystkim na rynek dużych, wysokonakładowych drukarń prasowych.

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last week i gave you the low-down on hair and makeup and the lead-up to shooting, and now it’s time for the action to begin! here’s a behind the scenes look at shooting with sasha pivovarova.

being able to watch a world class model in action was such an awesome experience.  sasha blew me away- she was so sweet and soft spoken in person, and had a very graceful, swanlike presence on set.  her ability to strike completely unnatural poses and make them seem effortlessly natural is incredible.

sasha’s jewelry and doodle on the makeup table.

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in between shots hair and makeup were touched up.

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guy reviewing the shots – he’s so good, he could probably take one photo for each outfit and be done, but he seemed to have an idea in his head of what he wanted each shot to look like and wouldn’t stop until it was perfect.

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sasha was a natural with the animals – very playful and sweet.

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we were all crazy about this outfit – the combination of the long-in-the-back raglan tee and mesh ombre skirt is to die for! i loved that she just wore socks with this look too, giving it a very relaxed loungy feel.

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someone on set (i cant remember who) had the idea of using one of the belts in the shoot instead of a leash :)

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i love this photo :)

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the light outside started to fade as we neared the end of our allotted shooting time.

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sasha loved this necklace – and we all loved this outfit, our favorite of the day!

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and that’s a wrap on day one! stay tuned for day two :)

Anna -May 17, 2011, 2:35PM
I just recieved my Romana fest sandal in after waiting on them for about 3 months. They are not what they are described to be. The descritption says they are suede but they are not. They are cheap leather. I am very disappointed
fp naomi -Apr 27, 2011, 9:21AM
lindsay - they are called the "romana fest sandal," but we're completely sold out of them until 7/3, so keep an eye out!

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Post image for Erika Pena featured accessories designer

Erika Pena is a dreamer, who started her journey into Fashion design and accessories when she was 18 and attended Parsons school of

Art and design in New York City. Her Accessories draw inspiration from her move to Manhattan from Puerto Rico conveying the rough and edgy city life of NYC to the light and airy free spirited air of the Caribbean. All her work derives inspiration from her travels, the people she meets and the cultures she absorbs herself into – making her pieces extra special!

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I played around with her pieces in the studio the other day I feel in love with the unique rings that sit just delicately on the tops of your fingers. The textures of her jewelry make for exquisite accessories perfectly dressed down for a festival and easily adapted for a lovely night out. Sasha wears the rings throughout our April book, they add that extra special to any outfit.

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I’m hooked. You can find her pieces here!

Ise lines ring foil double ring Molten Knuckle ring

Meesh -Apr 13, 2011, 8:33PM
the animals were an amazing touch. Can anyone tell me where I can find the outfit she is wearing the the photo with the white peacock? That's a must have! Thank you :)
Xavier Brignoni -Apr 11, 2011, 4:38PM
I'm a customer a fan of her unique jewerly, What i really love about erika pena jewerly is when you have one of her pieces the quality and the design make the piece timeless,in other word a classic!

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“Our lives are not as limited as we think they are; the world is a wonderfully weird place; consensual reality is significantly flawed; no institution can be trusted, but love does work; all things are possible; and we all could be happy and fulfilled if we only had the guts to be truly free and the wisdom to shrink our egos and quit taking ourselves so damn seriously.” — Tom Robbins

one of my favorite writers of all time.

image by ann he.

monica -Apr 12, 2011, 1:16AM
skinny legs and all is also my favorite, would love to have a drink with this man someday
Taylor -Apr 11, 2011, 3:44PM
The truth. www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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have you ever been asked the question, if you were an animal what kind would you be? i have a friend who is so good at determining that about people… anyway i like to think that these paintings by jen mann are portraits of girls and their inner animal spirit.

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so good- go see more on her website. discovered via daydream lily.

-Apr 14, 2011, 2:06AM
http://peaceandlovefashion.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-post.html check it out free people! you are my biggest inspiration! I am so glad there is a fashion/clothing company like you that has such an amazing vibe. <3
mech -Apr 11, 2011, 2:00AM
These are beautiful! I dropped by Jen Mann's page and was amazed by a great collection of illustrations. They are truly worth sharing.

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another puppy to introduce you guys to! say hello to gus, who lives with our creative director. he’s quite a character- he explored every inch of our office and just wanted to say hello to everyone and help out!

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i love his collar!

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our vintage team was working on something and gus wanted to help…

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but our graphic designer had to take him back upstairs so he wasn’t in the way :)

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see ya gus! nice meeting you!

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it’s been a long day :) happy friday!

Corina -Aug 24, 2011, 2:30PM
Gus is just too much. I wanna squeeze the crap outta that face. Too damn cute.
cindy -Apr 27, 2011, 3:17AM
Wow!I love pets! http://www.sitohogan.com/

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One trend of the season: Chinos rolled up a little to show sandals and letting your cute little ankles breathe. Our intern has styled her high-waisted chinos with a cropped jumper and a statement necklace, making a sophisticated look playful by adding braids to her hair. This is a perfect look for those mild, breezy days going into spring.

 

Her shoes are free people get them here!

casey -Apr 09, 2011, 1:07AM
Nice. I have a few FP things in my blog here. I have a few items that I am soon taking photos of for my blog as well...love you guyyyysssss. :-) http://strawberryfreckleface.blogspot.com/2011/03/slavepeople.html
Taylor -Apr 08, 2011, 3:16PM
I really like Jemma's outfit! :D www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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