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it’s a new month and it’s time for a new book club selection! for this selection we went with something that is very different from our last two, but similar in its messages about freedom and happiness.  the book is called “succulent wild woman” by sark, and was recommended by a fp girl here at the home office who told us she has given the book to all of her girlfriends because it is so full of positive inspiration.  plus, it’s a nice change since our last book (the perks of being a wallflower) focused on a male character and was written from a male perspective.  if you’re not familiar with sark, check out her website here.

we’ll give you all some time to check out the book and start reading, and then i’ll be posting images, quotes and inspiring passages from the book in the coming weeks. hope you enjoy!

CarissaMae -Jun 04, 2010, 7:35PM
ohmygosh!! gushing! i love love her... found this in a box in a used book sale and it was like nothing i'd ever seen! i think i read it all in the store! :) one of the top 10 books every woman should have!
Catherine -Jun 02, 2010, 1:39AM
I have actually read this book! Loved, loved, loved it! Very encouraging and inspiring! Good pick!

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ten days till bonnaroo! i can’t believe it’s already almost here…myself and fp jemma, along with a couple of other fp girls, will be heading to tennessee to soak up the festival atmosphere, listen to some great music and scope out the fashion down on the farm :) stay tuned for many more posts as we prepare for our trip, and live blogging from the festival!

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he -Jun 01, 2010, 1:35PM
amazing pictures, FREE PEOPLE is the best!! love it can you add Fashion by HE to your blogroll come follow the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think fashionbyhe.blogspot.com

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how in the world is it already june?!? hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend – brighten up your first day back at work with this pretty calendar for your desktop :)

click on the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size.

Chloe C -Jun 02, 2010, 10:26AM
I love the calendars and look forward to them. April is still my favorite. I would like to do some embroidery like the little blue flowers on something. I still have it hanging up.
-Jun 01, 2010, 10:35AM
fabulous, colorful calendar! thanks!

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“heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.”

- carol lynn pearson

happy memorial day!

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awesome artwork and concert posters by nate duval.

Nate Duval -Jan 10, 2012, 12:44PM
Hey, Thanks! Let's work together! :)

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happy memorial day weekend! i am heading to the beach…what will you be doing?

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Kate Irwin -Jun 03, 2010, 1:25AM
Thanks for posting about Sasquatch! I love FP & Sasquatch is the best music festival on the West Coast, HANDS DOWN!
-May 29, 2010, 11:22AM
beautiful photos.

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she’s the body conscious party girl who always seems to find herself with an occasion to dress up, put on some heels and flutter her lashes. her coolness exudes confidence and she and her friends draw attention from every corner. a night on the town, dinner and drinks with girlfriends, and daytime shopping are her favorite pastimes, mixed in with a drop of boy fun. sometimes it’s a mystery where you’ll find her, but she’ll catch your eye when you do.

she is ginger and her summer getaway is the city that never sleeps – new york. she is in her element among the crowds and stops traffic wherever she goes.  a day of shopping is capped off with drinks with her girlfriends overlooking the sparkling city lights.  she only returns to her suite as the sun comes up. located in chelsea, the xx suite is stylish yet affordable, with plenty of room for her to bring back some friends for a late night dance party before tired heads hit the pillow, in need of a good beauty sleep.

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for her getaway ginger makes  sure to pack plenty of body con items to wear out on the town, with killer heels and eye catching jewelry.  the only other thing she needs are some skinny jeans and a cute top for brunch and daytime shopping excursions.

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1. rainbowed druzy ring; 2. solid dinner time dress; 3. solid poison ivy tunic; 4. golden sunburst cuff; 5. chiffon and mesh slip and siwy hannah crop skinny jeans; 6. dallas studded side sling; 7. fontana platform wedged heel; 8. easy corset slip.

shop all our temptress items here!

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we voted for our favorite photos for the august catalog…

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there was a birthday celebration for one of our visual display artists…

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fritz looks up from his comfy bed…

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this requires some explanation. we had a sample sale today (when employees can purchase old clothing samples) and sometimes they have leftover samples that they package into “mystery boxes” that we can then buy for $5 or $10. what you’re seeing is some mystery box styling!

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…and an orange flag appeared in our lobby :) go flyers!!!

-May 29, 2010, 11:27AM
haha great pics
Geneveiev McGuigan -May 28, 2010, 6:12PM
i looooove her dead shirt (blond girl in 4th pic) so jealllllous!!!!

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last thursday jemma and i took a trip to NYC for the day to visit a couple of our free people stores! it could not have been a more beautiful day to walk around the city and we had a blast meeting the girls who work in our stores – they are so sweet. it has been quite a while since i’ve been in new york and i forgot how much i love it.

here’s a little run down of what we saw!

the 5th avenue store manager gave us a run thru of their store which was really exciting and interesting.  the theme for the front area is capetown, currently featuring cooler colors and lots of blues.  we asked about their customers and learned they see a lot of gingers mixed with lou! the geo shapeless dress is the perfect city girl’s dress that she can wear on its own or cover up with the centered pullover and a fedora for a cool night.

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we loved this inspiration wall in the back room!

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the adorable girls of our fifth ave and soho stores… our fp girls always have the best style :)

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she also loves the arrowhead wedges – she told us taylor swift came in and tried them on too. also it’s a little hard to see but she’s got on the sequin slip under the chiffon one – such a cute idea!

and of course we couldn’t resist trying on a few things…jemma snapped some pics in the dressing room of her favorite items:

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she loved the chiffon slip, the horse waist belt and the trench. i loved the centered pullover, straw fedora and the super tank mini dress! all in all it was a great day and i can’t wait to go back again :)

-Jun 10, 2010, 7:26PM
WHAT ABOUT 3RD AVENUE!!!!!!!!
kat -May 28, 2010, 9:20AM
ah finally! glad to see you guys visited what i consider my personal fp store haha. the 5th displays are always so pretty and i'm there all the time. i'm happy you loved it as much as i do<3

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memorial day weekend is almost here! it’s the first unofficial weekend of the summer, and you know what that means…time to hit the beach! which of these bathing suits would you love to wear this weekend and all summer long?

the printed v wire bikini:

the ruffle triangle bikini:

the patch printed one piece:
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the solid high waisted bikini:
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the modern haze printed bikini:
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or the patchwork triangle bikini:
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vote on!

the winner of our tribal jewelry poll was the porto santo necklace :)

Brittany -May 28, 2010, 5:40PM
I second Joss's comment. Do us a favor and design cute suits for skinny girls with boobs!!!
joss -May 28, 2010, 9:48AM
I don't think that my 32DD's are fitting into any of those unfortunately. bikini season is a trial for the busty.

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a sneak peak of what is to come from our august catalog shoot…

believe me, it will take your breath away.

-May 29, 2010, 11:21AM
unbelievable. cant wait to see more

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lou is our tomboy all american girl who loves the great outdoors – so there is no better summer getaway for her than a cross country road trip.  she is inspired by being on the road and the vast American landscape that sprawls out before her.  from lush green forest to open plains to desolate ghost towns and sand dunes she drives with the windows down and the music blasting, the wind whipping her hair across her face.  she has a bad habit of stopping at western gas stations and rest stops where they sell cowboy hats, dream catchers and native american woven blankets that she picks up as souvenirs. the white topped mountains in the distance take her breath away.

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lou doesn’t reach her destination until she can’t go any further – she has reached the pacific coast, and drives up highway one to big sur, one of the most beautiful spots in the US.  Here she hikes to a campground to meet up with others and share stories of the road. she swims in the river and takes hikes down to the beach, coming back in time to cook a campfire dinner and go to sleep, exhausted from the day’s activities, under a canopy of redwood trees.

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1. we the free sleeveless scoop tunic; 2. we the free horizon line hoodie; 3. sausalito boot; 4. graham & spencer distressed satchel; 5. straw fedora; 6. cord cargo short; 7. we the free collectors tee; 8. we the free lace bottom boy tee; 9. monrow vintage sweatpant; 10. we the free graphic wings tee and fp vintage cargos.

shop all our tomboy picks here!

click on above images for sources.  big sur campground info and images here.

Kayla -Jun 10, 2010, 1:13PM
A lot of these images ended up on my roadtrip inspiration board! Thanks for keeping the creative fuel coming! I hope we end up with shots that are just as fun. Our trip log/photo collection is being updated from the road.
fp julia -Jun 03, 2010, 1:31PM
thanks for the suggestion, jennifer!

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