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My heart sank this morning when i logged on to The Guardian to check on the local news back home in England.
Alexander McQueen had Passed away, I couldn’t help but grieve.

He has been a maverick to the English Fashion Scene and an Iconic one at that. With a label such as “The Bad Boy” which came from his invention of the ‘Bumster’ in the 90′s. This Designer was out there to make a statement and that he managed to do every season.

Everyone warmed to him and his cheeky, daring attitude to Fashion.

I admired him for years and he was often an Inspiration to me when i was studying Fashion/Textile Design.

His Spring/Summer 2010 collection blew me away- It was Fashion/Art at its best!

I will miss you Mr McQueen!!!

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leighanne -Feb 12, 2010, 6:37AM
this is so sad and such a loss to the fashion world, how sad to think he was in such a dark place, they say that being a genius is hard though (mentally - the expextations, downfalls etc) and i guess this and strugling with the loss of his mum only a week ago was too much. RIP mcqueen.
sam -Feb 11, 2010, 9:25PM
i am deeply saddened by the loss of such a talented designer. He lived just a few blocks from me. My thoughts are with his family at this time. Long live McQueen!XX

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fp jemma is snowed in at home today but she sent along this post about one of her favorite artists right now, lykke li!

Lykke Li is slamming my ear drums and has been for the last few months- I love her!
This little swedish Pixie fills me with delight everytime I see a picture of her, everytime I see her cute little dance moves and everytime i stumble across a raw, acoustic video of her performing. The latest being-coming from my addiction with La Blogotheque- her collaboration with Bon Iver on Dance, Dance, Dance, where they both jam around a fountain with tambourines.

I feel like the song “Everybody but me” is my anthem. She gives a dusting of glitter to my everyday, so i just wanted to show some love.

leighanne -Feb 12, 2010, 6:40AM
i played this last night just because you said too and i loved it, you cant help but dance along and jig like she does - shes such a mystical little person, her voice is insane, cant wait to play this when i vist my loved one *-*

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it’s about that time for the thursday poll! last week i asked about our cute printed bras and the winner was the printed rouched bralette with 32% of the vote!  that was my favorite too.  this week, everyone’s got valentine’s day on the brain, so i’m going to ask about some more intimately items – this time our cute undies! which ones do you like best?

the floral stud panty:

the dolphin lace panty:

the pointillism cheeky panty:
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the bright cheeky panty:
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or the heat seal panty:
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vote!!!


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free people is looking for a direct operations coordinator to work at the home office!

the free people direct team manages the growth of the web and catalog divisions of the free people brand, a division of urban outfitters, inc. we’re looking for a smart, motivated individual to assist in our operations department. this position requires excellent writing and communication skills, passion and understanding of the fp brand and customer, a strong interest and knowledge of fashion and excellent customer service skills. for a full description of this position, and/or to apply, please click here.

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technically we didn’t actually have a snow day yesterday- there were a brave few who ventured out, despite blizzard warnings, and came to work for a couple of hours! but by mid afternoon everyone had been sent home.  when we came in this morning, this snowman was outside one of the navy yard buildings welcoming everyone back :)

Niccole -Feb 11, 2010, 1:59PM
oh isn't nice to know you were all missed? So cute.

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we thought it would be fun to give you a little glimpse into the world of some of our fp girls, so to start out, we followed one of our designers for a week! we watched as she designed a garment from start to finish, had some of her designs tested out on a fit model and presented concepts and finished items to our design team. i can’t show you too much yet, but here’s a preview of what you’ll see in the video (coming soon)! stay tuned!

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Wholesale Clothing -Feb 12, 2010, 11:28AM
I can't wait to watch that video, hopefully you can let show as soon... the photo's are quite interesting and also it would be nice to see some of the ideas and concept that you guys work on. For Wholesale Clothing check this. thanks
Laura -Feb 11, 2010, 3:56PM
It would be wicked cool to shadow an FP girl for a day. Have a "Take A Fan To Work Day" contest! :)

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Christina -Feb 10, 2010, 2:51PM
wowww white out seems about right

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i have a special treat for you today! our graphic design team made these adorable valentines for you to download :) click on the images to go to our flickr page and download the large size. happy valentine’s day from us to you!

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mindy -May 12, 2010, 12:51PM
love your blog Wonderful post.
sarah -Feb 11, 2010, 3:11AM
Lovely. So lovely. Thank you so much!!!

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not too long ago some friends from work told me about the site nice package, and ever since i’ve been hooked…they use very simple, pretty materials to create packaging ideas that are so unique and creative.  i was on their site recently and saw they had a new product – an inspiration kit called “i left my heart in paris.” i thought it was so cute – and they were nice enough to put together a guest blog post about where they draw their inspiration, just in time for valentine’s day! please welcome the lovely ez and marichelle!

Hi everyone!  We are Ez and Marichelle, the fun-loving duo behind the creative packaging line Nice Package.  We’re so excited that we were invited here today to share a little bit about what went into one of our newest products: I Left My Heart in Paris.

In one of our brainstorming sessions last month we started talking about Inspiration Kits and how great it would be to make up mini collections that include bits and pieces of our favorite things to inspire our customer’s creative projects.  We both adore Paris, Air Mail envelopes, love letters, and vintage inspired ephemera and decided to group all these ideas into our first limited edition kit: I Left My Heart in Paris.

We like to think of our DIY Inspiration Kits as the perfect go-to sources for an instant pick-me-up.  The creative possibilities with our kits are as limitless as your imagination.  We used ours for Valentine cards, gift tags, and scrapbook pages.

Some ideas:
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Come visit us on our site for more great products, and be sure to check out our blog for some fabulous freebies and DIY projects.
xo Ez + Marichelle

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thanks so much ladies!!!

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this year’s bonnaroo lineup is being announced today…starting at noon today, they began revealing one artist at a time every 5 minutes on their myspace page.  pretty annoying actually…anyway it is going on right now if you want to check it out here.  so far, among the performers they’ve announced are the avett brothers, weezer, phoenix, the xx, ok go, jay z, theivery corporation, jimmy cliff and the flaming lips performing “dark side of the moon” with stardeath and white dwarfs.

i know it’s not over yet but i’ll admit, with the exception of jimmy cliff (which is rad), i’m a little disappointed.  maybe because i was at the second bonnaroo when the headliners were neil young, widespread panic and the dead.  it seems like each year it gets a little more mainstream.  what do you guys think?

on a more positive note, i love this photo shoot by dan martensen that was taken at bonnaroo ’08 (i was there that year, too)! as i mentioned yesterday, martensen shot our new february catalog, and our team was very inspired by this photo shoot – i can see why!

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Leslie -Feb 11, 2010, 10:24AM
Bonnaroo does get more and more Mainstream, but I think in that aspect lies a lot of appeal. Being able to say you saw SUCH famous artists is super exciting, especially when you wouldn't seem them alone or on a normal basis. Additionally, mainstream music is not invalid just because it's mainstream, there is a reason it's popular, because people like it. That being said, I am disappointed in the line-up, as I went last year and was excited about every band.
shauna ree -Feb 10, 2010, 1:40AM
this is beautiful.. i would looove to toake pictures liek this.. or wear those clotes and feel that energy.. thank you so much for posting!!! festivals are one of theee best places for photography!.. and just being .much love

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more sweet artwork for you to download! this one is the gateway for our we the free page online right now, and i love it! it reminds me of the beach, and therefore summer…sigh…click the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size!

Laurie -Feb 10, 2010, 11:15AM
I just love this picture. I'm a 4th generation Southern California beach girl and this speaks to me. Any chance on downloading the valentine hearts and flowers too. I just loved that one also. Laurie
Margot -Feb 09, 2010, 6:14PM
Add flickr to the categories, please! :)

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