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as we told you earlier this week, to get our special web shots for the twisted classics trend, we went to nearby FDR park to get some shots of ‘lou’ on her skateboard. it was a gorgeous spring afternoon and i think we were all a little excited to get out of the office for a bit and enjoy the weather- here are some behind the scenes photos of our team at work!

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to celebrate earth day i wanted to post some nature photography by anna verlet. her photos capture the mysticism and magical aura of nature in a way that draws you into the landscapes…the fog in the forest is tangible and the reflection of the sun dancing across the lake glows with warmth.  get outside today and appreciate the magic and wonder that is planet earth!

a couple of cool events are going on to celebrate earth day, check them out below.

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Tayler Shewmaker -Apr 29, 2010, 10:48PM
This is one awesome blog article.Really thank you! Will read on...
em -Apr 22, 2010, 1:52PM
Love the pictures! Do you know where the second and third ones from the top were taken?

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our fp girls from free people manhattan beach (california) sent along these great photos for the blog…click “read more” to take a little peek into their store!

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Store 862 -Apr 22, 2010, 7:55PM
Gorgeous Pictures Ladies!!
J_me -Apr 22, 2010, 10:46AM
WISH I WAS THERE!! ;-)

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in the spirit of earth day, i wanted to post some amazing artwork made out of items we would normally consider trash. i found these first pieces particularly inspiring because the artist, virgina fleck, took something associated with waste (plastic bags) and created something spiritual and beautiful – mandalas. a mandala is a universal, non-religious tool for meditation that is composed of carefully chosen symbols and imagery with a specific meaning said to provide guidance. upon closer examination of these mandalas you might recognize some familiar symbols from stores you might shop at, but at first glance i would never realize what these were made of. i would absolutely hang one on my wall!

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now these are plastic bags you would want to use over and over again! they are created by artist josh blackwell, who carefully weaves thread and other materials into plastic bags to create these “plastic baskets” as he calls them.  they definitely take on the characteristics of a pretty basket you could take to the farmer’s market and fill with fresh fruits and vegetables!  who would’ve thought a plastic bag could be cute?

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ok, this might be considered a bit gross, but i found it so impressive i had to share.  artist jesus bubu negron created a rug for an art installation out of cigarette butts.  he actually paid street cleaners to collect the stubs, which he unrolled and weaved together.  maybe not something you’d want in your home, but amazing nonetheless!

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TomPier -May 08, 2010, 4:34PM
great post as usual!
-Apr 27, 2010, 4:58AM
beautiful :))

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our makeup artist deanna shows you how to get a fresh spring look! featuring the lovely model klara.

the products used are as follows:
eye color: nars underworld duo, using the grey on the lid
eye liner: MAC kohl eye liner in phone number
cheek: stila convertible color (dual lip and cheek cream) in gerbera
skin highlighter: kevyn aucoin the mousse glacé in gleam
lip: stila convertible color in gerbera

song is “she’s the one” by the beta band!

Israel -Nov 02, 2014, 1:54AM
Gingko Biloba has been used by the Chinese for centuries to treat various ailments and is now thought to be an effective natural treatment for tinnitus. When the mucus is not drained, it accumulates and brings pressure to your middle ear, preventing you from hearing properly and sometimes producing sounds that aren't really there. Tinnitus maskers do not treat the condition except to drown out the ringing so that that a sufferer can function without being consumed by the noise.
samantha -Apr 28, 2010, 12:55PM
This is awesome! I'd love to see something like this for hair too because I always love the hair of all the models!

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good morning! add some sunshine to your desktop! head on over to our flickr page to download this sweet summery artwork for your computer or whatever you want to do with it!

bailey -Jun 18, 2010, 3:22PM
The Here Comes The Sun wallpaper says that the link is broken...

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a new rolling stones song??? it must be christmas! i had heard about the reissue of one of the greatest albums of all time, exile on main street, but i completely forgot the release was approaching. as i was driving home yesterday i turned on the radio to hear the familiar sound of the stones singing a song i had never heard- very weird, since i know every single one of their songs by heart! it is called “plundered my soul” and i loved it right off the bat- it’s very catchy and has that raw, grainy sound that permeates the whole exile album (recorded mostly in the basement of a house in the south of france – pictured above). the new/old song was released in celebration of record store day this past saturday, and the reissue of exile will have three other previously unheard tracks along with alternate versions of classics like “soul survivor” and “lovin cup.” i can’t wait! take a listen and let me know what you think!


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i picked the photos above specifically because i think they give you a little bit of the feeling of caribou’s music… like a watercolor painting of greens, purples, pinks and blues swirling around in a pool of sunlight. his first album, andorra, was recommended by a staff member at amoeba in san francisco and the second i pressed play i was mesmerized by the soaring melodies and daniel snaith’s dreamy, angelic voice. it’s hard to believe he created all the beauty of the album on his own (although he does perform with a live band on tour). the new album, swim, was recorded while snaith was learning to swim, which influenced him to experiment with different sounds to create the feeling of being under water. the music has a more electronic feel and i actually think it sort of loses a little bit of the atmospheric dreaminess that made the last album so relaxing, but it still has some standouts, like the first song “odessa.” check out the playlist for a few songs from the new album, along with some of my favorite tracks from andorra (“eli”, “melody day”, “she’s the one”). let me know what you think!


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check out caribou’s myspace here.

nathan -Apr 21, 2010, 9:47AM
love this album! and he'll be here in philly may 9.

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we’re so glad you all enjoyed the coachella coverage on the blog this weekend! for tunesday i wanted to share a few videos of some of the festival highlights, including performances by muse, jay-z and my love, thom yorke. he is a genius.


the absence of the rest of radiohead is almost made up for by the presence of flea. almost.

were any of you at coachella? what was your favorite performance of the weekend?

Karina B Day -May 09, 2010, 3:10PM
This was my first Coachella, even though my husband has gone every year. Thom Yorke and Jonsi were the ones that lured me there and it paid off! I sat at the front gate the whole entire day on Sunday so I could get the best view possible. I was very excited about seeing Jonsi for the first time since I was never able to catch a Sigur Ros concert. I was stunned by Jonsi and his AMAZING band, I screamed and at times, I cried. It was so beautiful, colorful and emotional. On the top of my list will always be Radiohead and LLC. Being able to see Thom and Nigel was fantastic and epic. Flea rocked my little world in a way I wasn't expecting and I was thrilled that brazilians were damn well represented by the percussionist, Mauro. I had a blast! Other highlights: Tom Morello was absolutely RIDICULOUS! One of the most mind-blowing guitar player I've ever seen. In the same lines, John Paul Jones and Dave Grohl sharing a stage was insane. Also LCD Soundsystem was absolutely fantastic, as always.
Kelsey D -Apr 21, 2010, 11:44PM
My favorite show was definitely Florence and the Machine...the way she can carry her voice and emotion to the audience is really out of this world.

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new store music for spring! enjoy part one of our new store playlist :)

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our reader lea sent these beautiful photos and wrote:

“i’m so inspired by your blog…two days ago my friend and i shot these photos with my yashica and the flowers remind me so much of you.  greetings from zagreb, croatia!”

thank you so much for sharing, lea! these are lovely.

talia -Apr 21, 2010, 10:47PM
hey, loove your clothes! i was just wondering if there are any casting calls for models coming up? thanks! xo talia
LeA -Apr 20, 2010, 9:34AM
I'm so glad you like them, thank you for posting! :))))

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Coachella is done and dusted and yes I am so sad. Nothing beats the epic adventure of a Festival, it’s like you morph into another world for a couple of days then your transported right back into reality.

Our last day started off again, with another amazing cooked breakfast – french toast!
A guy was staying with us who was out of this world ( he’s the one that has been making us 5* feasts every morning) - A nut bag at night/incredible host by day ( he’s the one dancing like a crazy fool above with the head band on).

We tend to take it easy in the day and head into the festival @ 4 because we know for sure alot of energy is going to be needed. So yep Yogo and lazing by the pool were the activities that took up most of our afternoon.

We got dressed up and headed to soak up the last evening of Coachella. The girls of Sunday were very relaxed, denim shorts, cute tops and loose dresses. My favourite looks of the day were the two girls wearing dresses, wayfarers, Dr Martins and Converses and yep there was hundred girls wearing Free People again.

Headliners of the night Thom Yorke and aaaahhhhhhhhh GORILLAZ!!! didn’t disappoint, as you can expect from Gorillaz the animations were on another level and Thom Yorke really made us dance our souls away.

At the end of the evening everyone stampeded to the exit, cheering with little sad faces as Coachellla has yet again proved to be an awesome festival.

Coachella I want you every year!!!

Thanks for following my news feeds and I hope Free People can bring to you more Festivals in the future.

Anne -Apr 22, 2010, 4:42PM
Coachella every year for Free People please..!!xx Enjoyed these free spirited, fun loving posts. Thanks Jemma...xxx
emma Curran -Apr 20, 2010, 1:06PM
Jems you are living your wildest dreams totes jel

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