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Some Free People instagram fun to start your day :) Happy Friday!

rhinoplasty california -Aug 22, 2011, 6:22AM
wao that deshses are very tasty!!!
megan -Aug 20, 2011, 8:07PM
Love it! I follow you on instagram @megshaver :)

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Jemma is in New York City today and sent along these great photos of office style and mood boards in our showroom! I love all the cheery colors :)

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-Aug 22, 2011, 1:32PM
Where is that watch from? I love it!!
Hayley -Aug 20, 2011, 2:08PM
It would be a dream to work at Free People! follow my blog: itmustbetheseason.blogspot.com

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Attention: Boston, MA and Aspen, CO Free People girls!

Boston: We will be conducting open management interviews Wednesday August 24th and Thursday August 25th. If you are interested in interviewing, please email storecareers@freepeople.com for details!

Aspen: We will be conducting open interviews for our upcoming Aspen store Tuesday August 23rd and Wednesday August 24th.  Please email storecareers@freepeople.com for details!

Ericka -Aug 23, 2011, 11:38AM
CINCINNATI***
Lisa -Aug 19, 2011, 2:24PM
Annapolis, MD please!!!

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Here is the last batch of behind the scenes photos from our August catalog shoot in Venice with Guy Aroch! Featuring models Marloes Horst and Darla Baker, and members of the fp crew :)

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Behind the Scenes photos by Thomas Northcut.

Leah Honey -Aug 20, 2011, 12:49AM
the pics are probobly from a camera with adjustable f stop, making your range of focus smaller
martha -Aug 19, 2011, 10:46AM
lovely pics and that pizza looks fabulos !

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Post image for Thursday Poll: La Dolce Vita

I’m in love with our new August lookbook that just dropped this week. Titled, La Dolce Vita, it literally means “the sweet life” – and it is exactly that. The rich colors, elegant details, and luxe fabrics make me want to escape to a chateau in the brisk cool of fall. Once I was there, I’d put my feet up and munch on elegant sweets just because I could. If you were able to pull together any one of these looks, what would be your outfit for living La Dolce Vita?

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g! -Aug 18, 2011, 2:11PM
I voted for look #6, but i loooove #4 almost equally as much!
ChelseaJoon -Aug 18, 2011, 2:05PM
Opps...I meant to vote for Look 3! The photo numbers are kinda confusing :/

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Post image for About a Girl: Amy Soderlind of San Francisco

Not long before I went to San Francisco for Outside Lands, one of my co-workers sent me a link to a blog that she thought was worth checking out, called Refuses to Label. I clicked on the link and spent the next hour or so perusing the inspirational posts and photos on the blog. The writer, Amy Soderlind, is a stylist and writer living right outside of San Francisco on a beautiful farm. Her style is impeccable and I love her poetic way of writing – check out some photos below, along with a writeup about what she loves most about her city.

San Francisco carries character and integrity in every little crevasse of her small size. Take a walk and in just two blocks you are in another world. New smells, subcultures that I must sit and appreciate, really take in. I go nowhere without my note/sketch pad, and I do say: the most incredible quotes come from some of the crazies on the morning MUNI rides. I love that I can get from one end of the city to the other in less than 30 minutes.

The history that she holds also brings many like minded free spirits to live and create… the Beat Generation AND the Summer of Love?  yes please.

Taking Sundays to myself… City Lights Books, Trieste and Vesuvio: reels playing in my mind of Kerouac perusing the shelves and writing on the small table tops… Ginsberg spitting out words and phrases that still blow our minds today. The De Young or MOMA…. and yes, the many many beautiful small ma and pa vintage shops that I tend to spend far too much time in.

My favorite thing about this city? The beautiful people that are apart of my life here…. extraordinary talents that make my life rich with happiness.

Dressing in San Francisco is a year round challenge. Our summers are in October (for 3 short weeks) and the rest of the year is unpredictable with certainty of daily fog. I actually love this very variable when it comes to dressing – You can wear boots! Socks! Hats! Scarves! Jeans! Layers…. opens up doors of options that usually are shut tightly in August.

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In this Look: Vintage Crochet Dress, Vintage black leather belt, AA Hat, Vintage combat boots, Afghan Necklace

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In this Look:Thrifted Harem Pant, AA Tank, Vintage Cord Bomber, Diesel Boots, Panama Bag, Painted Bird Glasses, All Vintage Jewelry from around the Globe.

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In this Look: Ernest Sewn High Waist Denim, Crop Tee, Vintage Bag, Vintage Belt, Vintage Jewelry Africa and Bali, Printed Silk Jacket.

Photo Credit: Lauren Goodman

Here are my current Free People favorites:

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Stretch Suede Leggings, Zipper Ankle Boot, New Romantics Pleated Tunic, Nova Drawstring Bucket Bag.

Girl’s got good taste! I’m telling you, she is one to watch… refinery 29 just featured her this week! And be sure to check out her amazing blog, Refuses to Label. Thank you Amy!

Ruby van Dort -Oct 20, 2014, 7:56AM
Never mind i got in contact with Amy yesterday and it is all clear now:) Cheers
Ruby van Dort -Oct 19, 2014, 2:21PM
Hi, I have a slightly strange question. First of all i apologize if my english isn't perfect! I am from holland so i make some mistakes now and then. I was wondering if you could help me out, i have tried to get in contact with amy a few times now(email/facebook) but i am affraid my messages get delivered in her spam folder. The reason i am trying to get in contact with her is this: A while ago i saw a picture of Amy on Pinterest in a awesomeeee white dress. Now i have been looking for this dress everywhere in The netherlands but can not find it. So i wanted to ask her where she bought her dress so maybe i can order it online or something. Now i am writing to you because maybe you know where the white dress comes from. Hmm i now realise i can't add a picture to this post uhm. Omg i am just looking to find a picture online to add the link ans i think i found it on your site?it is the white dress she is wearing..http://blog.freepeople.com/2013/02/travel-inspiration-amy-soderlind-bali/ I think it is called the "mexican wedding dress" but when i clicked on the link i see that it is unavailable:( is there a way that i can buy this dress maybe via via someone? I love it sooooo much! Sorry for the long and crazy questions hope you guys can help me out or can get me in contact woth Amy so she can maybe help me out. I have been looking for 2 months already so i am kind of on a mission right now haha. Hope to hear from you, Cheers from the cold Netherlands! Ruby

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Guess who graced us with his presence today?! Fritz!

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He was feeling camera shy…

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…until he got a treat.

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Lou is getting so big!

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Mr. Pig’s face kills me.

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cool desk space.

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BagItToday -Sep 05, 2011, 6:31AM
i love the way u presented pic's.
Meg -Aug 27, 2011, 6:27AM
We love Fritzy in Soho!!!

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We are looking for a full time merchandising intern to work here at our home office in Philadelphia!

For more info on the position and requirements, and to apply, please visit our job site.

fp julia -Dec 02, 2011, 9:26AM
hi faye! what problem are you having? send an email to blog@freepeople.com and i'll see what i can do!
faye -Dec 02, 2011, 2:52AM
i have been trying to apply since it says deadline is tomorrow. please help i worked really hard on my board :(

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Post image for Inspiration: Architecture in Venice

When I was reading the Guide to Venice that our producer put together, I was surprised when she said Venice is a city known for its decay – I’ve never been there and am not very familiar with it, but from what I’ve seen it looks beautiful and far from decay. But it’s true, and the same aquatic setting that also makes Venice so scenic puts its gorgeous architecture at greater risk of decay. In some ways this also adds an element of dramatic beauty and heightens the mystique of the city. In the behind the scenes photos from our shoot, Thomas Northcut also captured the dark beauty of the architecture in Venice…these photos take my breath away.

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Nataly Arevalo -Nov 03, 2011, 3:19AM
Knowing that Venice was founded between the 5th and the 6th centuries by the Barbarian invasions still is a modern city. The tremendous canal system developed, with a primitive building system makes even more a memorable and beautiful place to visit. This floating city has a strong sense of identity, because still preserve the same connections with Byzantine and Islamic Architecture, and most of the same uses, for instance the Piazza of San Marcos still is the main place to congregate people who go to visit Venice. I really like your photos, it makes me feel as I were there!
chaney -Aug 18, 2011, 8:07AM
beautiful. i just got back from venice monday and even these pictures cannot do it justice! such a unique and mysterious city.

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Every time I fly some place I keep thinking how I really need to get something to hold my passport and other travel documents in. I’m getting ready to head off to Hong Kong, and well, I thought it was finally the time to follow through and actually get one.  What’s even better than getting something is making something, and when I saw this DIY, I thought I could very well do this myself. It takes a bit of precision and care, but you can put this together at home no problem. Here’s how:

You’ll need: a passport, a cutting board, ruler, 2 – 8.5”x11” pieces of leather, leather rope (not pictured), white charcoal pencil, ruler, utility knife, awl, needle and thread (I got this cool 3 in one gadget pictured below that worked great)

Step 1) Lay out leather, aligning it with the lines of your cutting board, and place passport in the corner .5” from the edge.

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Step 2) Trace around the outside of your passport with the white charcoal pencil. After you’ve done so, use your ruler to extend the line all the way to the other side, stopping .5” from the edge.

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Step 3) Align extra piece of leather so that the top edge is even with your top line. Line ruler up with the bottom edge of your first piece of leather, and trace a line across piece number two.

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Step 4) Using the utility knife, cut along the line you have just drawn on piece number two.

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Step 5) Get your awl ready, for those of you who bought the same one I did, you have to unscrew the top piece, insert the needle, and then screw the piece back on over the needle to hold it secure.

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Step 6) With the right sides together. Lay the first piece on top of the second piece, and begin to poke holes every 1/4” along the white lines (do this on every line except for the top one). You’ll then want to push the needle through to enlarge the holes even more.

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Step 7) Once you’ve poked the holes on all of your lines, sew thread through. Cut off lose ends with your utility knife.

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Step 8) After making sure that your passport fits, draw two points roughly in the center that are 2” apart.

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Step 9) Using the awl again, poke holes on both of these dots. You may have to poke a few next to each other to make them big enough. Once you’re done, feed leather rope through. Tie in a bow and cut off extra rope.

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-Sep 09, 2011, 3:35PM
Hi! I wanted to make this, but I don't understand the part where u make the 2 holes for the leather rope ties... Pls explain where
Jenny -Aug 21, 2011, 11:58AM
Your clothes always fall apart, but your blog is the best in town! Thanks for all the great ideas FP!!! You always to a fabulous job explaining things, and as a teacher, I always appreciate it when someone can take something they fully understand and break it down so we dummies can do it!

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On my first day in San Francisco I met up with Micaela who writes the blog The Drifter and the Gypsy. We met for coffee at a cute little place in North Beach called Café Trieste. North Beach is one of my favorite neighborhoods in San Fran – located in the northern part of the city, it is full of culture and history. This is the part of town where beat generation legends like Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady hung out, and home to their favorite haunts, the famous City Lights bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe (see photos in my previous post). When you climb to the top of some of its hilly streets, you are rewarded with breathtaking views of the bay.

I have been following Micaela’s blog for a while now, so it was great to finally put a face to the personality that comes across on her blog. She is wise beyond her young years and a talented writer and photographer –and we discovered that we both dream of one day writing a book :)

Here are some photos from our meetup!

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Me, in the fp vegan leather jacket, which i am in love with and wore all weekend!

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I loved Micaela’s vintage skirt and tapestry bag!

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I also wore the fp extreme vintage flares – most comfortable jeans ever!

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Photos 3,4 & 8 by Micaela, rest by me.

Tammy -Aug 17, 2011, 3:30AM
Loving all the sf and outside lands coverage! You do such a great job painting this lil gem of a city in all its goodness :) Amazing pictures filled with vivid depictions and quotes... I'm completely inspired, thank you!

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Whenever i think of “the sweet life” la dolce vita i think of Europe. I think of exquisite beauty that romances you and makes you feel rich inside with thoughts and emotions. It’s gives a feeling of wealth but not the kind of wealth involved in spending lots of money on luxury items, but the kind of wealth that involves evoking a feeling of fulfillment. Textures like velvet and fur that scream “I’m worth it” a whole silhouette that tells a story of love, of taste and great knowledge of the beautiful. European fashion definitely embodies la dolce vita.

This trend makes me want to get lost in a city just like the concept of our August book. It makes me want to fall in love and feel like a million bucks.

What does la dolce vita mean to you?

Images taken from weheartit.com

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Susie -Aug 17, 2011, 11:43AM
great post I love the la dolce vita look it makes me want to fall on love with Europe
laura -Aug 16, 2011, 10:12PM
i think of Paris and Rome. this post is so pretty, i got lost in your words. i want to buy a fall wardrobe now and kiss a guy in a european city!

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