i feel like i appreciate weekends more in the fall… maybe its ingrained in my mind from when i was younger. when fall meant going back to school… in turn making weekends more special.
have a good one!
i wanted to tell you guys a little bit more about these awesome herno puffer jackets we have right now!
herno was founded in italy in 1948 and originally specialized in men’s raincoats. over the years the company evolved to offer a women’s collection and in the last decade has conducted advanced research on performance – in their new range they are introducing high tech fabrics like polyamide to create high quality jackets that are a fusion of tradition and modernity. these are the ultimate winter jackets – not only will tthey keep you dry and warm, they will last you for years and years.
we have two styles of herno jackets- the reversible down hoodie and the down blazer. i especially love the reversible one because you can change it up with different looks! i hate winter but these jackets are almost making me look forward to snowy days and weekend ski trips… hanging at the lodge by a fire with a cup of hot chocolate.
i love how the jackets look paired with a body con skirt, over the knee socks and tall boots, or with skinny jeans and a flannel! here are some fp items i’d style them with:
items pictured: long sleeve reversible down hoodie; long sleeve down blazer; we the free plaid button down; rich & skinny moto crop; webs we weave top; sonia bracelet; fairisle reversible beanie; textured body con skirt; plaid and flower tall sock; rogan tall hiker.
lots of ladies sporting some of our new items in the office this week!
not free people, but i liked the back of her jacket :)
our senior stylist looking lovely.
the cocoon pullover looks perfect for a gray rainy day like today in philly…
…so does the super stripe tee!
model martha hunt off duty in our office this week. i love her in our october lookbook… she’s a stunner.
our second catalog model, georgia larsen, was photographed by one of our studio photographers, nathan kula, at and around his home in northern liberties philadelphia. here’s a look at her day of shooting in behind the scenes photos taken by thomas northcut.
how rad is that last shot with the bridge and skyline in the background?? i love all these photos.
we have some really amazing comfy pieces right now that are great for layering or throwing on on days when you just want to be relaxed. i just got the with ease slubby tee and it is amazing – which one do you guys like best?
the bonita rib tee:
the varsity pullover:
the with ease slubby tee:
the iro janice knit pant:
or jill’s day dress:
last week’s october lookbook poll was very close between outfits one and two, but outfit two took it with 25% :)
so a couple of you have asked us how we get our models’ hair so relaxed, wavy and perfect… which is a great question. so i asked our hair/makeup artist deanna and here is her method! i tried it out myself and it works wonderfully…
first, slightly dampen hair with a styling spray – she uses bumble and bumble.
next, separate the hair into two pieces down the center. then separate those two into two. start with 2 strands, either the left side or the right of head, and twist the hair away from the face. then take the 2 twisted strands and twist them together. secure on top of head with a hair clip.
allow time to dry, then remove clips and shake out hair.
and that’s it!
my boss has a sweater with patches on the elbows and i always thought it was the cutest thing. then i saw this photo a couple of weeks ago and a light bulb went on. this is an easy project!
what you need:
a sweatshirt or sweater that you don’t mind experimenting with…
fabric, needle & thread, scissors, safety pins, and something about the size that you want the patches to be. our visual display team let me use this scrap of pretty fabric, and i happened to have this free people sticker at my desk that was just the right size for the patches!
first i used a sharpie to trace around the edges of the sticker on the fabric, and then cut out the patches being careful to cut right inside the marker line.
next i pinned the patches onto the elbows of the sweater and tried it on to make sure they were placed where i wanted them to be. keep the safety pins in as you start sewing so the patches don’t move.
i sewed them on by hand yesterday at work and it only took about an hour - i think sewing while listening to music has got to be one of the most relaxing things ever :)
and voila… cute elbow patches that breathe new life into a plain old sweater!
today’s featured album is the new one from belle and sebastian, write about love – their first album since 2006. it’s an album of love songs “to fall in love to and fall in love with,” ranging from soft and whispered to hopeful and upbeat. this band makes beautiful music that envelops me in its warm, sunny atmosphere every time i listen to it. the title track on the album features actress carey mulligan singing the chorus and norah jones sings on the beautiful “little lou, ugly jack, prophet john.”
i also thought this was really cool – when doing the art for the album, frontman stuart murdoch asked fans to submit photos to a flickr page of them writing “write about love” in secret or public places, in the town they live in. some of the photos are so lovely:
view all of them here.
and now, here are a few songs off the new album!