our makeup artist deanna shows you how to get a fresh spring look! featuring the lovely model klara.

the products used are as follows:
eye color: nars underworld duo, using the grey on the lid
eye liner: MAC kohl eye liner in phone number
cheek: stila convertible color (dual lip and cheek cream) in gerbera
skin highlighter: kevyn aucoin the mousse glacé in gleam
lip: stila convertible color in gerbera

song is “she’s the one” by the beta band!

samantha -Apr 28, 2010, 12:55PM
This is awesome! I'd love to see something like this for hair too because I always love the hair of all the models!
marylu -Apr 25, 2010, 11:00PM
Oh, Julia, thank you so very much for the product list! I went out and bought gerbera today and its beautiful. Thank you for helping us out like this. I really love your blog and especially love the videos...they truly make the catalogs come to life!!! Thank you :-)

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good morning! add some sunshine to your desktop! head on over to our flickr page to download this sweet summery artwork for your computer or whatever you want to do with it!

bailey -Jun 18, 2010, 3:22PM
The Here Comes The Sun wallpaper says that the link is broken...

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a new rolling stones song??? it must be christmas! i had heard about the reissue of one of the greatest albums of all time, exile on main street, but i completely forgot the release was approaching. as i was driving home yesterday i turned on the radio to hear the familiar sound of the stones singing a song i had never heard- very weird, since i know every single one of their songs by heart! it is called “plundered my soul” and i loved it right off the bat- it’s very catchy and has that raw, grainy sound that permeates the whole exile album (recorded mostly in the basement of a house in the south of france – pictured above). the new/old song was released in celebration of record store day this past saturday, and the reissue of exile will have three other previously unheard tracks along with alternate versions of classics like “soul survivor” and “lovin cup.” i can’t wait! take a listen and let me know what you think!


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i picked the photos above specifically because i think they give you a little bit of the feeling of caribou’s music… like a watercolor painting of greens, purples, pinks and blues swirling around in a pool of sunlight. his first album, andorra, was recommended by a staff member at amoeba in san francisco and the second i pressed play i was mesmerized by the soaring melodies and daniel snaith’s dreamy, angelic voice. it’s hard to believe he created all the beauty of the album on his own (although he does perform with a live band on tour). the new album, swim, was recorded while snaith was learning to swim, which influenced him to experiment with different sounds to create the feeling of being under water. the music has a more electronic feel and i actually think it sort of loses a little bit of the atmospheric dreaminess that made the last album so relaxing, but it still has some standouts, like the first song “odessa.” check out the playlist for a few songs from the new album, along with some of my favorite tracks from andorra (“eli”, “melody day”, “she’s the one”). let me know what you think!


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nathan -Apr 21, 2010, 9:47AM
love this album! and he'll be here in philly may 9.

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we’re so glad you all enjoyed the coachella coverage on the blog this weekend! for tunesday i wanted to share a few videos of some of the festival highlights, including performances by muse, jay-z and my love, thom yorke. he is a genius.


the absence of the rest of radiohead is almost made up for by the presence of flea. almost.

were any of you at coachella? what was your favorite performance of the weekend?

Karina B Day -May 09, 2010, 3:10PM
This was my first Coachella, even though my husband has gone every year. Thom Yorke and Jonsi were the ones that lured me there and it paid off! I sat at the front gate the whole entire day on Sunday so I could get the best view possible. I was very excited about seeing Jonsi for the first time since I was never able to catch a Sigur Ros concert. I was stunned by Jonsi and his AMAZING band, I screamed and at times, I cried. It was so beautiful, colorful and emotional. On the top of my list will always be Radiohead and LLC. Being able to see Thom and Nigel was fantastic and epic. Flea rocked my little world in a way I wasn't expecting and I was thrilled that brazilians were damn well represented by the percussionist, Mauro. I had a blast! Other highlights: Tom Morello was absolutely RIDICULOUS! One of the most mind-blowing guitar player I've ever seen. In the same lines, John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl sharing a stage was insane. Also LCD Soundsystem was absolutely fantastic, as always.
Kelsey D -Apr 21, 2010, 11:44PM
My favorite show was definitely Florence and the Machine...the way she can carry her voice and emotion to the audience is really out of this world.

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new store music for spring! enjoy part one of our new store playlist :)

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our reader lea sent these beautiful photos and wrote:

“i’m so inspired by your blog…two days ago my friend and i shot these photos with my yashica and the flowers remind me so much of you.  greetings from zagreb, croatia!”

thank you so much for sharing, lea! these are lovely.

talia -Apr 21, 2010, 10:47PM
hey, loove your clothes! i was just wondering if there are any casting calls for models coming up? thanks! xo talia
LeA -Apr 20, 2010, 9:34AM
I'm so glad you like them, thank you for posting! :))))

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Coachella is done and dusted and yes I am so sad. Nothing beats the epic adventure of a Festival, it’s like you morph into another world for a couple of days then your transported right back into reality.

Our last day started off again, with another amazing cooked breakfast – french toast!
A guy was staying with us who was out of this world ( he’s the one that has been making us 5* feasts every morning) - A nut bag at night/incredible host by day ( he’s the one dancing like a crazy fool above with the head band on).

We tend to take it easy in the day and head into the festival @ 4 because we know for sure alot of energy is going to be needed. So yep Yogo and lazing by the pool were the activities that took up most of our afternoon.

We got dressed up and headed to soak up the last evening of Coachella. The girls of Sunday were very relaxed, denim shorts, cute tops and loose dresses. My favourite looks of the day were the two girls wearing dresses, wayfarers, Dr Martins and Converses and yep there was hundred girls wearing Free People again.

Headliners of the night Thom Yorke and aaaahhhhhhhhh GORILLAZ!!! didn’t disappoint, as you can expect from Gorillaz the animations were on another level and Thom Yorke really made us dance our souls away.

At the end of the evening everyone stampeded to the exit, cheering with little sad faces as Coachellla has yet again proved to be an awesome festival.

Coachella I want you every year!!!

Thanks for following my news feeds and I hope Free People can bring to you more Festivals in the future.

Anne -Apr 22, 2010, 4:42PM
Coachella every year for Free People please..!!xx Enjoyed these free spirited, fun loving posts. Thanks Jemma...xxx
emma Curran -Apr 20, 2010, 1:06PM
Jems you are living your wildest dreams totes jel

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“maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, i think that the only perspective is to really be there.”

“even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have.”

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“so, this is my life. and i want you to know that i am both happy and sad and i’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

smycze reklamowe -Oct 24, 2011, 3:30PM
Really very beautiful and mystique..
fp julia -Jun 03, 2010, 1:30PM
hi melissa! they're from the book, the perks of being a wallflower.

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lou is our guy’s girl – a tomboy with a feminine side who can be sexy without losing her rough and tumble, rock n’ roll edge.   she’s the type of girl who can roll out of bed and throw on cutoffs and a t-shirt and walk out the door without any makeup. the key to her style is being ready to hop on her skateboard or bike at a moment’s notice and disappear in a cloud of dust, because she’s always moving – with the wind in her hair and her beat-up sneakers or boots on her feet.

to capture the gritty style and energy that is lou we went to FDR park in philadelphia, a perfect location with its mix of grunge and beauty.  it winds around a scenic lake with ducks and blossoming trees and ends under the highway with a skatepark, where the sound of wheels grinding on concrete made our ‘lou’ right at home.  here are some of our special shots to give you some insight into the spirit of lou!

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fp julia -Feb 25, 2011, 3:42PM
scout - she's actually one of our stylists and she's beautiful, she was the perfect lou, especially since she's a real girl!
scout -Feb 25, 2011, 3:20PM
I wish you guys had chosen a better model to fit this role! love the concept of this all but definitely need to find a girl who is truly lou to rock this look!

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She grew up building dams in rivers and climbing trees. She’s been nurtured into one of the boys. She’s adventurous and not afraid of the outdoors.  Spontaneity calls to her and Skate parks are where you’d find her, swinging on bars, teasing the air around her. This girl likes to twist her favorite classics – fedoras, cargos, pinstripes and retro sneakers until they are out lived. Say hello to Lou…

I’ve been trying to get into this mindset ever since I watched the Lords of Dog town film starring Heath Ledger and Emile Hirsch (2005) however I don’t think I have the attitude!

As soon as I heard about this trend I jumped straight to Erin Wasson for inspiration (who wouldn’t… right?)

She’s at the top of the hierarchy when it come to skater cool. I take a note out of her book when it comes to styling.

“Bring your spirit into your style”

items pictured above: 1. pucker up corset cami, levis lvc 1933 baggy 501; 2. short sleeve voluminous v-neck tee; 3. we the free collectors tee; 4. leopard bralette; 5. reed runner by frye; 6. old english boot.

shop twisted classics!

dergexyquex -Jun 06, 2010, 2:41PM
Just want to say what a great blog you got here! I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work! Thumbs up, and keep it going! Cheers Christian,Earn Free Vouchers / Cash
dergexyquex -May 31, 2010, 4:07PM
Just want to say what a great blog you got here! I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work! Thumbs up, and keep it going! Cheers Christian,Diet Guide!

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“don’t walk behind me; i may not lead. don’t walk in front of me; i may not follow. just walk beside me and be my friend.”
- albert camus

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