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When you think about fashion with amazing prints and patterns, surely there is one name that springs immediately to mind. Missoni. Founded in Italy by designers Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, the brand has been known throughout the years for their use of bold patterns, mixed fabrics and kaleidoscopic colors. Our Vintage Loves line has just launched a collection of Vintage Missoni pieces and I was completely blown away when I saw them.  The pieces are pricey but they are fashion treasures, and the colors and patterns are at the very least some pretty amazing eye candy.

Plus, they’re modeled by one of our beautiful home office ladies which provides some awesome styling ideas for how to wear these pieces in a modern way.

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Shop the Vintage Loves Missoni lookbook.

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Mariel -Sep 07, 2011, 10:47PM
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Audrey -Sep 07, 2011, 3:59PM
I am in love with the pants/jumper thing! http://tbiol.blogspot.com

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Fashion’s Night Out isn’t just in New York City! Our Seattle store will be participating tomorrow night as well – here are some details on the event, stop by if you’re in the area!

Molly McGeehin -Sep 07, 2011, 2:50PM
This fashion night out looks awesome but I go to school in Pittsburgh! Would there be any way to coordinate a similar event at the store here??

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Post image for September 2011 Catalog Location: New Tripoli, PA

The location of our September catalog shoot set the mood perfectly – an 18th century Germanic house-mill called Oswald’s Mill, located in the Penn Dutch country of New Tripoli PA, it is the only known integrally built house-mill in the US. The house is furnished but has a ghostly feel, as if a family was living there years ago and one day just up and left, leaving everything behind. The decor has a colonial, early American feel that adds to the romance and intrigue of this book.

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check out these bath tubs!

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I would love to go exploring there. View our complete September catalog!

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walk in tubs -Apr 05, 2013, 4:26PM
Awesome. All is mind attractive. I feel so passionate for this.

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Free People – September 11 catalog from FreePeople on Vimeo.

 

To end the day, here is our September 2011 catalog video! Shot by our videographer, featuring models Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Martha Hunt. Bambi and Martha prance through fields like forest nymphs with flowers in their hair, wrapped in cozy fabrics and textures and the golden light of the Autumn sun.

Song is “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” by Bauhaus.

Ruby -Sep 07, 2011, 10:55AM
Freepeople, I love you...
MB -Sep 07, 2011, 10:35AM
Drooling. Bambi & Martha are a PREFECT duo.

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Post image for Fashion’s Night Out: Meet the Band, Adam and Dave’s Bloodline

We are so excited to have one of our favorite bands performing at our 5th Avenue store for Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday! Let’s get to know them a little bit better…Read More

Courtney Lane Maki -Sep 06, 2011, 5:29PM
Sounds like a rocking night! Wish I could be in the City for all the great FNO events!

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Post image for FNO 2011: Getting Creative with Free People in NYC

our fashion night out event is happening this thursday! everyday leading up to the event we will be featuring one of our girls from here in our home office and why they love NYC! Come join us for a fashion bonanza!

go here for more details: free people’s fashion night out

Describe New York City in 4 words…

Lustful, sharp, unpredictable, aggressive

What are you predicting for Fall Fashion?

A preppy cool, is what I’m chasing for fall – lots of tweeds, cool denim and brogues. I’m loving the thought of Annie Hall mixed with a sweet Francoise Hardy. Velvet in jewel tones are on my mind worn with rugged knits.

Who is your style muse?

I admire many people’s style; my muse is someone who has a fusion of great vision, a beautiful mind and innovation. If they have all three then they’ve got me good.

A favorite place in NY?

A great coffee shop in NY always makes my day. I tend to nestle there for a couple of hours people watching and what not – The Smile, 26 Bond Street New York

is perfect for that!

One Free People item you will be taking into fall…

Aged leather wingtip brogues

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All it took was one read through Annie Costello Brown’s bio and I was intrigued…very intrigued.

This month’s featured jewelry artist, she is the designer behind ACB – a line of hand-made pieces in materials including leather, bronze castings, vintage chains, natural shells and semi-precious stones. Her creativity and design sensibilities originated in her childhood, growing up in the  Sausalito houseboat community of the 1970s and 80s. This was a community of artists, musicians and crafters who established their own sort of counterculture in the Northern California bay, and nurtured her own resourcefulness and creativity.

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The community still exists, but went through a period of intense struggle in the late 70s and 80s called the “House Boat Wars” that was between the houseboat community and wealthy developers that wanted them out. This no doubt was also influential on Annie Costello Brown’s upbringing and the work that she would one day create.

This history kept playing in my mind as I looked at the ACB pieces we are carrying – the eclipse necklace, with its combination of leather, chains and beads, the texture and blue beading of the cyanea necklace and the fierce looking linea blades necklace. I can see the influence of the Sausalito seas and unique architectural elements in the necklaces featured in our September catalog. The collection has something for everyone, ranging from bold statement pieces to delicate casual elegance, all with an underlying intrigue that speaks of turmoil, triumph and fierce individuality.

And just for you, here’s a little peek inside the ACB studio!

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view all jewelry by ACB.

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nina -Sep 08, 2011, 12:11AM
i want to live at Sausalito houseboat community
luxury is nature -Sep 07, 2011, 7:45PM
lot of bling

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Even though summer isn’t technically over yet, Labor Day always seems to mark the end of it. I get terribly sad this time of year…summer is my favorite, and I never want it to end. I’m holding onto our endless summer concept and trying not to let it go just yet.

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Click on images for sources – last few by Dylan Forsberg, I love his photos!

BeeGirl207 -Sep 06, 2011, 9:36AM
unrelated praise: I love each new layout/border of the website more than the last. So Inspiring!
Charlotte -Sep 06, 2011, 9:26AM
These pictures really capture summer, Ill go back to this post and look at the unicorn picture when I need some nostalgia for summer. but I am happy that there will be less sticky days (there were tons in Boston). Please check out my blog! theflowered.blogspot.com

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“You know that place between sleep and awake, the place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.”

– J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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-Feng-Shui-Harmonia-i-spokoj -Oct 16, 2011, 4:23AM
Perfect!!!
shea -Sep 05, 2011, 9:42PM
absolutely perfect

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I’ve been waking up really early, and rather than lay there tossing and turning trying to fall back asleep, I’ve decided to put my mornings to good use. Like a crazy person I’ve been getting up and putting in early morning workouts. It’s great to get it out of the way, but it definitely leaves you wanting a good recharge with breakfast.  As a solution, I’ve put together a great post-workout morning meal that is full of healthy energy and protein. The combination of nuts, seeds, and fruit helps rebuild those muscles, and gets you set to conquer the day.

Ingredients:

2 Slices of Flax Seed Bread

½ Banana

Almond Butter

Honey

Flax Seeds

Directions:

Spread almond butter on one slice of bread

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Cut banana lengthwise into three slices and lay them on top of the almond butter.

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Place both halves into a toaster oven (or regular oven) until both slices of bread are toasted.

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Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with flax seeds

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Place seconds slice on top, cut in half, and eat!

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-Sep 07, 2011, 10:04PM
This looks delicious for any meal! Sarah Jane is right about the flax seeds though. Also try Chia seeds. They are nutritional powerhouse(s?) and nice to sprinkle on yogurt.
-Sep 06, 2011, 9:15AM
That looks yummy

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Post image for Collages by Tony Kuchar

Minimal, simplistic art is really appealing to me right now…I love these collages by Tony Kuchar. I think they’d look so cool framed and hung on a wall together.

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More on his website and flickr.

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Post image for Saturday DO

DO: learn a new game

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Games are a great thing to have in one’s artillery. On my recent trip to Hong Kong I realized why.

Firstly, getting there and back involves an extremely…long…voyage… After a while, you’ve finished the book you brought, you get sick of the movies and you’re left to your own devices. Luckily, the man next to me (we had been chatting back and forth) asked if I wanted to play a game. It was a simple word game – fun – and a godsent gift to make the time pass. After we got sick of one game we moved on to a new one, and before we knew it the plane was landing at our destination. Without our library of games, I don’t know how I would have stayed sane.

My second recent experience which taught me the power of games happened while I was out at night with two Chinese individuals – neither of which knew more than two words of English. We ended up playing a Chinese game that involved two cups, four die, and your hands – no words necessary. After that I taught them the old American hand slapping game that everyone used to play as a kid. They thought it was hysterical, and loved it. The exchange of games was fun and allowed me to connect with two people that I would otherwise have had no way to communicate with.

So I’ve come to appreciate the simple life pleasure that games provide. They introduce people, make memories, bring friends together, and help pass time. It’s always fun to learn a new a game, so try to pick up a new one. You’ll have it in your repetoire to pullout the next time you’re bored or in need. Whoever you’re playing with might be very grateful…

Winter Hats -Sep 05, 2011, 8:52AM
You are so right in this post! Love the images that you used, they are beautiful!
ldm -Sep 04, 2011, 12:01AM
lol i'm pretty sure i know which game you're talking about, we play during karaoke! definately learn mah jong next time! i played till 5am the other day! xx from hong kong :) www.ldmldmldm.com

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