the free people family extends far beyond the home office – the girls that work in our stores are amazing and they make shopping at the stores a special experience for everyone who walks in the door. today i’d like to introduce you to kim, from our torrance, CA store! read on to learn a little bit more about her and her personal style.

“i love delicate and light fabrics like lace, silk and chiffon.  i toughen it up by adding mixed-metal jewelry and accessories.  i am a juxtaposition of candy and lou by day and ginger by night!”

what is your theme song?

“head on” by the jesus and mary chain- this song gets me movin and groovin. (listen below!)

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?

cambodia to visit the motherland for the first time.

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?

laptop with internet access for unlimited entertainment, my boyfriend for companionship and a vintage, champagne colored beaded gown.

what is the one article of clothing you can’t live without?

even though i’m a fashion junkie, this is a surprisingly difficult question to answer- everything i own i can’t live without! for the sake of answering this question i will say my stuart weitzman suede ankle boots because i can wear them from dawn to dusk and still dance in them all night long.

what is your biggest fear?

dying young :(

winter, spring, summer or fall?

spring- a season of celebration, rebirth and dewy flowers.

what color are you?

violet is harmonious and splendid and my favorite color.

what is your motto?

“the world is a playground and life is pushing my swing” – natalie kocsis.

what is your favorite hobby?

writing, living and dreaming of fashion.

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

my dad, who passed away when i was 8 – i’d love to spend a day as daddy’s little girl!


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i love her motto, and i love the jesus & mary chain :)

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for the next book club selection we have decided to read stephen chbosky’s the perks of being a wallflower.  we haven’t had the chance to read the book yet, and hope that if you have, you will read it again with us and perhaps you will take away something new or add to our experience.  it’s a quick read so this book club session will be short – we will take two weeks to read the book and will post things that the book inspires along the way.

and of course, if you have a suggestion for future book club selections, please let us know.

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heyjenrenee -Apr 07, 2010, 10:45AM
I'm loving this read-through. And I blogged some images I've collected during my read here ... http://heyjenrenee.blogspot.com/2010/04/perks.html
Krystal -Mar 30, 2010, 11:09AM
Excellent choice! This is one of my favorite books and I haven't read it in a while. I can't wait to pick it up again.

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TP -Mar 31, 2010, 11:34AM
THE BEST pink floyd song!!!
Kendra -Mar 29, 2010, 11:26AM
Fearless,one of the best pink floyd songs.

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it may seem a little odd, with all this talk of spring and warmer weather, to post a soup recipe. but this cauliflower buttermilk soup sounds so heart warmingly good i couldn’t resist…great for a chilly evening.

cauliflower buttermilk soup
1 large cauliflower, broken into florets
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 1/2 t salt
4 c water or stock
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 c parmesan cheese
large pinch of dried dill weed
1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
salt & pepper

place the cauliflower, potatoes, onion and garlic into a large pot. add in water or vegetable stock and bring to a boil. lower heat and simmer (no lid needed) until vegetables are quite tender (about 30 minutes). puree with a hand blender or transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.

add in the buttermilk, parmesan, dill and mustard and stir until combined. season with salt and pepper if necessary. serve in deep bowls. this should make about 4 large servings.

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Amber's Notebook -Mar 28, 2010, 2:51PM
Wow that sounds amazing!

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i’m in awe over this photography by alexandra valenti.  sunsoaked and infused with bohemian spirit, her images evoke summer and hikes in the woods, cooling off in hidden springs, and backyard barbecues with friends.  i want to step inside these photos and be a part of them.

check out her website here.

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on the outskirts of philadelphia, past manayunk and mount airy, you’ll find the wissahickon valley of fairmount park and a hidden wonderland known as valley green. the sound of traffic and horns are replaced by birds and trickling water and its hard to believe you’re still technically in the city. this scenic little valley is one of my favorite spots to go for a day of hiking, relaxing, and escaping when i’m feeling a little drained by the hustle and bustle of living downtown. sometimes you just need to get back in touch with nature.

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lewlew -Mar 29, 2010, 12:02PM
fairmount park is just fantastic

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this is maru – the strangest cat on the planet.

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Bec Bowers -Mar 27, 2010, 5:05AM
Your cat is just sooooo fabulous! What a beautiful creature you have.

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this weekend… dance!

-Mar 26, 2010, 3:59PM
you guys are the best!!!

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ever since i wrote about polaroid film a couple of weeks ago (here) i’ve been wanting to bring my polaroid camera into work to take some photos around the office.  well i was finally able to do it!the timing could not be more appropriate, too, as project impossible announced on monday that they have succeeded in re-producing a new analog instant film for traditional polaroid cameras! this is very exciting news, because i no longer have to hoard my polaroid film and save it for very special occasions only :)

here are some test shots of the new film from the project impossible website:

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looks awesome!

fp julia -Mar 29, 2010, 9:37AM
hey erin! you can buy it on the impossible project website here: http://shop.the-impossible-project.com/shop/film
Erin -Mar 26, 2010, 6:04PM
This is awesome! Where or when can this film be purchased? Yay!

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what if the whole world paused to dance?

that is what artist beth fein is asking. today, march 26, at noon in san francisco, 3pm in new york/philadelphia, 6pm in paris, etc…she wants everyone to stop what they’re doing, wherever they are, and start dancing.  any form of dance – even if you think you can’t dance at all. her goal is to blur the line that separates art and dance from our daily lives, and bring awareness to this art form that we are all free to express.  sounds like a brilliant idea to me…if you think about it, why should the joyous act of dancing be confined to certain spaces and times? i think it would improve your every day to let yourself go and dance no matter who is watching.

if you see anyone participate, or if you yourself choose to, let me know :)

more info here.

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ORCYN -Mar 26, 2010, 2:25PM
sounds like fun ... a little dancing at lunch in the great north west!
alexxandra -Mar 26, 2010, 2:02PM
im fairly certain this is the best idea i have ever heard of.

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Look how lovely these illustrations are from the designers here at home office.

They are so adorable and bring great personality to the clothes. We wish we could bring them to life for a day at the office.

I see a mixture here of the Candy and Meadow girl.

fp julia -Mar 31, 2010, 3:45PM
hey mel! unfortunately we only have a slightly larger version but i've put that on flickr if you want to download that one and try it out! http://www.flickr.com/photos/freepeopleflickr/4479281029/
Mel -Mar 31, 2010, 12:08AM
Random question... Is there anyway you can upload a bigger version of this picture???? it would be PERFECT for my laptop wallpaper!

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fpcarrie -Mar 26, 2010, 10:48AM
go run dmc!
Erika -Mar 25, 2010, 6:11PM
Cute! Are you guys hiring ;)?

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