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guess what everyone?! we want to give away another one of these adorable little coin purses! i love the colors in this one…it’s so cute.  want it? just click HERE and fill out the quick survey about our blog*.  make sure you fill out the whole thing and enter your email address so that we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner! we will randomly select a survey participant in one week as the winner.

thanks and we look forward to hearing your opinions!!

*please note- due to legal reasons, this contest is only open to US residents.

amanda -Feb 14, 2010, 4:56PM
awesome, it's so cute!
Kari -Feb 09, 2010, 10:09AM
So cute!! *keeping fingers crossed to win* :)

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dan martensen is the photographer who shot our new february catalog, and his home in upstate new york was recently photographed for the selby – words can not express how much i love his home! i want a place like this one day…lots of wood and oriental carpts, and a fireplace that i can fill with candles…

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check out more photos of his and model shannan click’s amazing home here.

and stay tuned for a post later today about our new february catalog and the inspiration behind it!

handmadecharlotte -Feb 08, 2010, 4:25PM
hi! i love the melted candles! i love that! i loved burnt incense sticks and tons of wax! very nice image!
kay -Feb 08, 2010, 12:54PM
when i saw this stuff on the selby a few months ago, i felt like he photographed my dreams. its perfect

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Brittany -Feb 10, 2010, 11:21PM
where do you find the pictures with quotes on them?
jamie -Feb 08, 2010, 6:36PM
I'm listening to the velvet underground as i read this!!! love the quote.

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how cute is this for a valentine’s day breakfast?!

instructions:

heat up a pan with a little bit of oil. set your cooker to a low heat or you will burn the eggs. place your heart shaped cookie cutter in to the center of the pan, with the smooth side down or you might end up scratching the pan.

crack an egg and pour it in to the center of the cookie cutter. a bit of egg will probably slip under the cutter so hold it down to ensure that most of it doesn’t.

use a spatula to remove any excess egg from the outside of the cookie cutter. remove the cookie cutter and let the egg cook for a few more seconds before removing it with the spatula.

you can use this same method for heart-shaped pancakes too!

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Ashley -Feb 08, 2010, 3:22AM
This is the cutest thing I have ever seen.... I want to do this for my BF on V-day!
Nitza I. Gonzalez -Feb 07, 2010, 8:37PM
I love when my husband surprises me with Breakfast in Bed... He has made these many times... very romantic on valentines day and on days you are not expecting it....

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chau bella

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because we love her so much, here is more artwork by the lovely kris chau :)

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she rocks.

kendal croix -Feb 07, 2010, 12:09PM
awesome illustrations.
cassaundra -Feb 06, 2010, 4:33PM
these are fantastic!

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stay warm this weekend!

images: google, little plastic horses, michael kenna, cherry blossom girl.

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i am in awe of these sculptures…the timing is also pretty appropriate, seeing as we’re expecting a bit of snow here in the northeast this weekend…

they’re from the sapporo snow festival, an annual event in japan that attracts about two million people who come to see incredible snow statues and sculptures like these.  this year’s snow festival actually starts today and lasts through thursday february 11.

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these snowmen were made by festival-goers, who tied messages of good luck around their necks.

kooh -Feb 21, 2010, 7:14PM
wow!! sapporo is my hometown!! i havent been there for 5 yrs... miss the festival:(
Shelley -Feb 06, 2010, 4:02PM
Amazing!

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kris chau is one of our fp girls, and she’s also a really talented artist.  she has a show opening tonight at topstitch boutique in philly (54 n. 3rd) called “puppy face” featuring some of her new works, so i thought i’d ask her a few questions!

where do you draw inspiration for your work?
i draw inspiration from the girls around me, lyrics from hilarious songs, my dog, flowers i see, and artists i admire.

who are some of the artists you admire?
yuko shimizu, zeloot, genevieve castree, tim gough, rob sato, ako castuera.

what is your favorite thing to draw?
well ladies of course. ladies, ruffles, shoes, and puppies.

with a full time job here at fp, when do you find time for your artwork?
sigh, that is a question i get quite a bit and i ask myself the same thing. i give up a lot of social things and maybe grooming to do both. my life at free people gives me many opportunities that i will forever be grateful for, and due to my lack of free time making art has become incredibly important to me. it becomes something very serious in a way, i now create things that i do not compromise, i’ve taken a less illustrative and more arty route these days. my position at free people is also creative, so creatively i feel like every week i run a marathon and i am constantly trying to balance it all.

do you listen to music while you draw? what do you listen to?
i listen to a lot of podcasts (thank you fresh air and ira glass i will send you more money) as well as booty shakin jams to keep my spirits up.

what are some of your other hobbies?
gardening and playing with my sweet sweet puppy.

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
my sweet tim, my sweet puppy, and a lifetime supply of cucumber soda.

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if you’re in philly stop by topstitch boutique tonight between 6 and 10pm!  a bunch of us fp girls will be there :)

also check out more of chau’s amazing work on her website!

heather rae -Feb 12, 2010, 12:21AM
Kris Chau! I have an art crush on you that spans the states! You are literally the best.
kathryn -Feb 05, 2010, 1:31PM
i'm excited to see her amazing art first hand tonight! :)

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An Item Of LOVE

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I’m head over heels in LOVE with the Lucky Charm Romper. Cleverly enough it can become two outfits for the price of one!

Wear it under denim shorts to reveal a cute peek-a-boo of ditsy print or just on its own- I’ll be wearing mine with barely there blank tights, seductively loose slouchy socks and ankle boots, with a big chunky cardigan, until the sun starts to give warmth.

Oh and keep your eyes open for the piece in the up and coming Feb Catalog- It’s candy to the eyes!

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another new store opening! our newest store is located on lamar blvd in austin, so if you’re in the area stop by and check it out! i will post photos as soon as i have them!

Maria -Mar 13, 2010, 8:30PM
We need a store in New Albany, OH!!!!!!
molly -Feb 10, 2010, 2:14PM
are you guys going to be hiring?!

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just some shots of people at work and lookin’ stylish this week at the home office :)

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Mal -Feb 05, 2010, 3:37PM
I love seeing shots of you guys working in the office! It gives me so much more appreciation for the creative processes that go into all the gorgeous clothes and accessories! Plus, I love seeing everyone's unique sense of style - it gives me ideas for my own wardrobe. Thank you for all the great work and for this fantastic blog!!
Elsbeth -Feb 04, 2010, 8:24PM
cutest staff ever!

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benefit concert tonight at the trocadero theater in philly! “philly rocks for haiti,” will feature the West Philadelphia Orchestra, Black Landlord, Zeppelin cover band Get the Led Out, Blood Feathers and Free Energy.  doors open at 7pm and tickets are $12 with all proceeds going to the haitian professionals of philadelphia, who will ship much-needed supplies to haiti.

for more info, click here.

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