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i know that tattoos aren’t for everyone, but i’ve always thought they are beautiful.  it’s a form of art and a way to express yourself that is completely unique from anyone else and very personal and meaningful. i love seeing other peoples’ tattoos and hearing the meaning behind them – its like being let in on a secret.  i sometimes think of my tattoos almost like scars- and i don’t mean that in a negative way.  they represent things that i have gone through, things that have left their mark on me – emotional scars, perhaps.

there are several people here in the office that have amazing tattoos and i thought i’d share a few.

chau’s beautiful tattoo is her own handwriting – she’s an amazing artist.

our graphic designer’s tattoos were done by a friend.


our videographer and one of her close friends got this matching tattoo.


my favorite of my tattoos… it came to me  in a dream, and the meaning is inspired by a song, but that’s all i will say :)


jemma’s tattoo is inspired by times spent bird watching with her dad.


this is so rad – it’s actually a map of all the places she and her best friend used to hang out.


and just one of our photographer’s many amazing tattoos.

how do you guys feel about tattoos? do you have one, or if you got one, what would you get?

Chris Gordon -Jun 10, 2011, 1:48PM
I LOVE tattoos and the personal stories that go with them. My boyfriend has two, and I love them. I don't have one yet, but I really want one. I just want it to have a meaning that will always stay with me. I know I will get one eventually, but I don't want to just randomly get one so I am waiting to be inspired and then I know it will be the perfect one for me.
Mia Lee -Jan 27, 2011, 7:38PM
I love tattoos I currently have 1. Its on the nape of my neck and it's an anchor to represent my home- Rhode Island

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you guys might not all know this but we have a showroom in nyc where some of our fp girls work!  they are adorable and of course very stylish. our videographer snapped this pic when she was there last week :)

karen -Jan 23, 2011, 10:47PM
I have the exactly same trousers as per the lady standing in the middle.Cool!
Tara Snyder -Jan 23, 2011, 12:38AM
I didn't find it on your website it must be sold out this saddens me :(

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Post image for thursday poll – edition 128

have you guys checked out our january lookbook, featuring french blogger miss pandora? i love it – it doesn’t hurt to have the beautiful city of paris as the backdrop :) which look do you guys love most?

look one:

look two:

look three:
outfit three

look four:
outfit four

look five:
outfit five

look six:
outfit six

(click on the images to see details on each outfit)

now vote!

Izzy -Jan 24, 2011, 10:45PM
I absolutely love free people. Your clothes are amazing, I love the vintage style. Sadly, It is so darn expensive. But I go into your store and get great ideas about clothing, and splurge on one product, and go buy cheaper versions of your products at others stores!
Gianna -Jan 20, 2011, 1:37PM
ah! one of the hardest polls yet!

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i’m heading to new york tomorrow for our april catalog shoot and i am beyond excited – the photographer will again be the amazing guy aroch and the model is sasha pivovarova! we may have a few other tricks up our sleeves as well…;)

i will check in from time to time and maybe give you a little sneak peek so stay tuned…

see you next week!

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fp julia -Jan 24, 2011, 10:23AM
the feb book was shot in cali! its beautiful, we'll have a sneak peek coming soon!
sammy -Jan 21, 2011, 1:54PM
i love sasha! and i'm going to be in nyc next week!!! can't wait to see it :)

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i’m so in love with these hand-painted wooden coasters that i saw on design sponge the other day! they have been painted with hex signs that the author traced onto the wood with carbon paper, but it would be fun to make your own patterns as well :) such a great way to add a bit of color to your coffee table!


the colors are perfect. click here for the full tutorial!

irene -Feb 04, 2011, 6:34PM
I love these coasters!
-Feb 04, 2011, 6:33PM
never seen this before. awesome!

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ever wish you could take a peek inside the home of a fashion blogger? i always imagine what their homes look like, what they surround themselves with and what inspires them – the way people decorate their place is so indicative of their personality – i love checking out peoples’ music and book collections in particular :)

our stylists snapped some photos at louise ebel’s home in paris and isn’t it charming? i love the little knick knacks everywhere – you can tell she’s a sentimental person who holds on to gifts, treasured items and dried flowers, which i love! i’m the same way.









Erin -Jan 20, 2011, 10:44AM
Love Love Love
julie caprio -Jan 20, 2011, 10:03AM

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in order to capture the magical feel of paris for our january lookbook, our stylists returned to the city to shoot it with french blogger louise ebel, also known as miss pandora! a parisian beauty with striking red hair and eclectic style, she wears the clothes from our january book perfectly. here are some shots of our stylists in paris, and behind the scenes of the lookbook shoot, which was photographed by louise’s friend chloé le drezen who often takes the photos for her blog.







go see the january lookbook here!

Pearl -Jan 20, 2011, 2:31AM
I received the Jan catalog today in the mail, and I'm about to rip some of the pages and frame them! amazing pics! I love it!! I even posted it on my blog today! Thanks!! ♥ Pearl
Lauren -Jan 19, 2011, 6:05PM
that maroon skirt with black leather jacket are gorgeous!! I can't wait to see the catalog.

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Animal Print would you wear it??

Leopard is the type of print I have a love/hate relationship with. I can’t decide… I look at it and think naaaaaaaaaah, and then my conscious slaps me in the face and says “hang on a minute this can be cool”. Then, I bounce around with ideas of how to wear it.

I’m consciously seeing it everywhere lately, and I think it’s growing into a big trend.
I think the way I would wear it would be… in chiffon. It would have to be muted. If I were to go bold with the print it would have to be in sneak peek accessories.

I like seeing people wearing chiffon leopard maxi dresses and shirts too. Ahhhhh, see my mind is all over the place with this print.

I’m very intrigued to see if any of you Fp girls would wear animal print and if so how??


Chloe C -Feb 01, 2011, 9:54PM
there was more at this show - but sharing my faves & one scary one. the girl with the Grey stripes and the Leopard skirt looked great. the coulda' been FP girl in her leopard jacket looked great amongnst the Barbie girls.
Gianna -Jan 20, 2011, 1:41PM
Just got a leopard fur coat for christmas- it is muted like you said. with darkerbrowns. I love it. Also, I always imagine myself in leapord skinny jeans, an oversized white tee, and red lips.

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now that jemma and i have both been here for about a year we felt it was time to update the “about us” section of the blog :) we each gathered some photos to give you all a little glimpse into our lives and i wanted to share them so you know they’re there!

click here to go see the full “about us” page.

softstars -Jan 19, 2011, 4:37PM
Thank you..really informative!!
TP -Jan 19, 2011, 1:49PM
Great post. I love the pictures in Julias profile. Youre the best!!!!!

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i’m the kind of person who, when having a rough time or a lot on my mind, completely loses themself in music. today it’s the new iron and wine album, kiss each other clean. it doesn’t officially come out until next tuesday but you can stream it right here or watch it performed live in its entirety here. this album is a step in a new direction, described as “like the music people heard in their parent’s car growing up… that early-to-mid-’70s FM, radio-friendly music.”  while i’ve always been a fan of iron & wine’s quiet,  mellow folk, i like this too – sam beam’s sweet voice, the background harmonies and delicate melodies are exactly what i need right now.

listen to a few of the songs below or check out the whole album by clicking one of the links above.

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Emma -Jan 23, 2011, 3:50PM
going to see them next weekend, soooo excited!!!!
Audrey -Jan 23, 2011, 2:56PM
Suprised I haven't seen anything about Right Away, Great Captain! on the blog. Awesome band! Very similiar to Iron and Wine, just better in my opinion. If you haven't heard them before, you should really listen to some songs, you won't regret it!

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it’s a miserable day in philly and after thawing my car out of a block of ice i am stealing the energy and warmth of these behind the scenes pictures from our latest special shoot.  the shoot was for the mixed print trend on our website right now – we love how fresh this trend feels going into spring. to get the amazing special shots our team went to the home of our creative director, which they turned into a bohemian lounge full of rich prints and bold colors. looking at these photos (taken by our talented videographer) my breath was taken away…they look like they’re in a caravan on their way to a festival… with puppies of course :)













shop the mixed print trend here!

p.s. don’t you just want to curl up in some blankets with a book and a warm puppy now?

Sophia Gautier -Jan 28, 2011, 5:41PM
Is the brown/velvety hat that is worn on the darker-hair model being sold in the FP store?
Alex -Jan 20, 2011, 7:36PM
I have the quilt they are posing in front of on my bed right now!! looove it

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Post image for just kids – part one

whenever i read a book i do so with pen in hand so i can underline certain lines or passages that are meaningful to me, and i dog-ear the corners of the pages so i can come back and find them.  with this book i may as well dog-ear every page, it is so full of inspiration.  here are some quotes that jumped out at me from the first couple of chapters – in which patti smith briefly describes her childhood and eventual decision to go to new york with only enough money for a one-way ticket and a few items (notebook, pencils, a book, and a few articles of clothing and photos) in her suitcase, leading to her meeting with robert mapplethorpe that can only be described as fate.

“what is the soul? what color is it? i suspected my soul, being mischievous, might slip away while i was dreaming and fail to return.  i did my best not to fall asleep, to keep it inside of me where it belonged.”

“but secretly i knew i had been transformed, moved by the revelation that human beings create art, that to be an artist was to see what others could not.”


“one by one they noted in my reports that i daydreamed far too much, was always somewhere else.”


“his young eyes stored away each play of light, the sparkle of a jewel, the rich dressing of an altar, the burnish of a gold-toned saxophone or a field of blue stars.  he was gracious and shy with a precise nature. he contained, even at an early age, a stirring and the desire to stir.”


“oh, take their picture, said the woman to her bemused husband, i think they’re artists. oh, go on, he shrugged. they’re just kids.”

“we hadn’t the money to go anywhere, had no television, telephone, or radio. we had our record player, though, and drew back the arm so a chosen record would play over and over as we slept.”


“one cannot imagine the mutual happiness we felt when we sat and drew together. we would get lost for hours. his ability to concentrate for long periods of time infected me, and i learned by his example, working side by side.”


“i wish i could just project everything on the paper. by the time i’m halfway through i’m already on to something else.”

what do you guys think of the book so far? i don’t want to put it down! leave your thoughts below!

click on images for sources.

Mia -Feb 23, 2013, 5:27PM
By far my favorite book I have ever read! It is one worth keeping on the shelf.
softstars -Jan 31, 2011, 1:07AM
Thank you..really informative!!

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