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while shooting our september catalog our team stayed in the gorgeous chilston park hotel, a historic manor house in lenham, kent, that has been home to politicians, writers and lords.  not only is it located in the heart of the scenic “garden of england,” the hotel is full of history, with rooms that still have their original fireplaces, four-poster beds and antiques. here are some photos our team took…

i love all the cool old cars!

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after a long day of shooting they walked through the fields at sunset to the pepperbox inn – england’s oldest brewer.  how cool!

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hm -Feb 11, 2011, 12:34AM
as i was looking at this i was thinking the PRECISE thing con said. <3
Katherine -Sep 10, 2010, 5:37PM
Good point con.

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a lot of you have been asking about the amazing technicolor fishtail braid in our september catalog.  well lucky for us, our videographer was on hand to film the process! check it out…

How to do Amazing Rainbow Fishtail Braids by Free People from FreePeople on Vimeo.

it’s actually pretty simple! our team bought colored extensions at a hair/beauty supply store and glued them into model karolina’s hair, then carefully braided them into the fishtail.  the rainbow effect is stunning!

the song in the video is “woh woh yea yea” by the dynamos.

Other related posts: Dip Dye Hair DIYDip Dye Hair Love

 

Sophie -Jan 10, 2015, 6:26PM
It looks so good
Catielyn -Jan 29, 2013, 7:28PM
OMG!! where did you guys get your extensions i want to buy some!!

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we are looking for buying intern to work here at the home office! this is a full time internship, so we are looking for a recent grad. for more information and to apply, please click here.  along with your resume you will need to submit a free people inspiration board (8 x 11 PDF file) that can be uploaded when you apply.

we also have some store positions that need to be filled:

our garden city, new york store (at roosevelt field mall) is looking for sales associates – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.

our san antonio, texas store is looking for an assistant store manager – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.

our carlsbad, california store is looking for a store manager – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.

our portland, oregon store is looking for a full-time manager in training – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.

our 3rd ave, new york store is looking for an assistant store manager – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.

to view any of these store locations, click here.

Jennifer -Sep 10, 2010, 10:22AM
have another modelling op! This time I'll go :) I hope you find an awesome intern

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remember last week i mentioned all of our store managers were here at the home office? well our visual manager for the west coast, who always sends me amazing photos of our stores and displays, snapped a bunch of photos of their outfits! our store girls have amazing style, they always represent free people beautifully :)

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Jun Loayza -Sep 14, 2010, 2:08AM
Go Kim go!!!
Kelli -Sep 12, 2010, 1:30PM
I absolutely LOVE the outfit in the first picture!!!

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good morning! i wanted to get right to the poll today because we have a new lookbook for september and it is beautiful. which outfit is your favorite?

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and the winner of last week’s denim poll was the lightweight skinny with 38% :)

magicmand -Aug 07, 2014, 5:47PM
I JUST BOUGHT DRESS 4 ON EBAY!!! WOO!
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tough choice - they're all so brilliant!

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in honor of yoga month, please enjoy the first in a series of guest posts from one of our awesome fp girls :)

Hi there! I am former blogger “fp girl” and now I work on the accessories buying team. This spring I got certified to teach yoga, and being that September is Yoga Month, thought I’d share a bit about my yoga journey.

I first started practicing yoga about 5 years ago as a way to stay in shape and decompress after work. I hear a lot of people get frustrated finding a studio they like.  I was very lucky to find a studio right away that I connected with. The teachers were  knowledgeable, friendly and caring. The space was simple and beautiful. The regular students that went there seemed to really enjoy their practice, and that enthusiasm helped me to instantly feel at home. I continued practicing there in the Jivamukti style for the duration of my time in Philadelphia.

I later moved to New York and have tried several different types of yoga. Some classes feel like a tough strength-building workout you’d get at a gym, some feel slow paced and peaceful, some concentrate on stretching and flexibility, and others require more thought, meditation, and reflection. And sometimes, when I’m lucky, a yoga class perfectly blends exercises of the body and mind that leave me feeling alive, creative, peaceful and full of energy all at the same time.

My favorite thing about yoga is how curious each new learning and experience leaves me. This curiosity sparked my desire to complete a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified training in New York. Training taught me a little bit of everything including the history of yoga, Sanskrit, anatomy, meditation and how to practically instruct a class. Over the next few weeks of Yoga Month, stay tuned for more posts from me including inspiring web sites, people, and products. And feel free to ask questions!

Namaste,

Katie

Airport Transfers Marshalswick -Jan 24, 2014, 1:16AM
Hello it's me, I am also vvisiting this site regularly, this web site is genuinely fastidious and the people are inn fact sharing good thoughts.
Manish Pole -Sep 09, 2010, 3:23AM
Congrats on the Teacher Training certificate. True definition of a Teacher > "The most eager student in the class"

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lately i’ve felt really stifled by my apartment…it’s cluttered and in need of a makeover.  fall is the perfect time to do it as the cold weather makes me want to spend more time at home.  i’m longing for a plush couch and armchairs draped in tapestries, hardwood floors and oriental carpets, long flowy curtains to keep the cold outside my windows,  candles, glass bottles and unexpected touches of nature.

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fp julia -Sep 14, 2010, 9:29AM
hi olivia- i didn't use any effects, these are found photos from around the web (click on images for sources).
child of the sun -Sep 13, 2010, 11:16AM
thanks for featuring some pics of my home and for all the love as always! cosmic-dust.tumblr.com

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Post image for It’s that time again… fashionshow time

Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow in New York City!

It’s an exciting time of year when Fashion is celebrated; the fashion pack is out in full force with some serious style.

I’m excited to see what trends the designers will be showing this time around. I will be pulling together my favorite shows and street style to show you guys and hopefully inspire.

Stay tuned for Fashion week show reports!

lucy -Sep 08, 2010, 9:52PM
great great can't wait to see your reviews!
Tiffany -Sep 08, 2010, 3:18PM
I am so excited for ashion week!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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i wanted to bring some special attention to this lovely little decorative touch from our september catalog shoot.  these little floral arrangements decorated the tables where our team hung out during breaks from shooting – using jam jars! i think it’s such a sweet little touch, and a great way to re-use the jars too.

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Chelsea -Sep 08, 2010, 12:38PM
I just finished off a jar of this jam! I must say, it was delicious ;) the flowers and catalog are amazing!

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our september catalog was shot by the talented iain mckell, whose editorial “kate and the gypsies” was a huge inspiration for our team. they even got to see his art book first hand, with outtakes and notes from the shoot. here are a few shots from that editorial, as well as some photos from his amazing series called “the new gypsies.”

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i’m so fascinated by these new gypsies…i would love to spend a week with them.

pixie wytch straggletag -Feb 05, 2014, 9:01AM
I know the woman in tartan... Her name is Heather and she's known as Tartan Heather.. She's a friend of mine and I've known get for many years. THAT was how she looked when I first met her but now sports an impressive Mohican and busks in Glasgow City Centre and Edinburgh.
dani -Sep 10, 2010, 12:43AM
where are these gypsies from? My mom is from Romania and told me she used to go to some pretty awesome gypsy parties back in the day... Thanks for the post!

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at about 12:53 an email popped up in my inbox that said “come see best coast in building 7 NOW!” umm…twist my arm? builing 7 is home to some of the urban offices, and best coast had set up in the lobby to play a quick set just for us! not a bad break on the tuesday after a long weekend :)

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and here are a couple of their songs for you to listen to – if you’re in the philly area, they’re playing tonight at first unitarian church!


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karina -Sep 07, 2010, 7:09PM
damn i'm so jealous
Tiffany -Sep 07, 2010, 4:09PM
love the songs! XOXO, http://outfitidentifier.com/

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Sock inspiration

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Fall is coming close and socks seem to be trending lately, I scoured through chicatopia to find out how girls out there are wearing these cosy little gems.

Come October when it gets a little chill in the air and you don’t want to go full out and wear tights, then just keep your ankle warm and I’m sure it will be just fine.

Little ankle socks with heels is the cutest way to dress down any va va voom vibe and over the knee with flat shoes.

jane -Sep 08, 2010, 9:54PM
cute i like this look!
Amber's Notebook -Sep 07, 2010, 2:42PM
I am loving socks these days. I think they are the perfect way to transition from summer to fall. Just add socks!

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