time to get creative…send us your costume ideas and photos!

i have a feeling the max costume will be big this year…
(the photo is of a max costume by christian joy, on display and for sale at space 15 twenty).
you can send your ideas and images to me, jkeim@freepeople.com, or upload your photos to our new flickr page!

Alyssa -Oct 21, 2009, 12:06PM
My boyfriend and I are going as Peace and Quiet: I'll be a hippie and he'll be a mime!
-Oct 20, 2009, 10:04PM
im being a star trek geek! :o)

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are you a fan of our zip cardi wrap?

did you know it can be worn more than one way?

check out this video for tips on how to wear it:

in case you’re wondering, the song in the background is “sugarbaby” by crystal stilts.

steve the builder -Oct 27, 2009, 4:14AM
how-to style: zip cardi wrap You look great in that cardi!
loopy -Oct 20, 2009, 10:08AM
I love all your clothes and designs. Have you guys thought about opening a store in London, England?

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we love hearing from our fans and readers, and we’d like to give you all a chance to share your passion and creativity with us. we’ve created a free people flickr page where we will post pictures from around the office as well as images that inspire us, and we want you to share your images with us as well! check out the new page here.
furthermore, in a new feature on the blog called fp photo hunt, we will introduce a new theme or subject and invite you to send us a photo displaying that theme/subject in a fun and creative way. our favorites will be selected at the end of the week and posted on the blog the following monday.
this week…what is the strangest object in your home?

this is by far the weirdest thing in my apartment.

introducing another new feature on the fp blog…employee profiles! tune in to meet fp girls who work in the home office and hear about some of their own personal passions.

check out more fp videos on youtube.

fpjulia -Oct 22, 2009, 1:23PM
Hil- the girl in the video has a bachelor of science in psychology and physiology, and a background in statistics. hope that helps!
Hil -Oct 21, 2009, 5:01PM
I am a college student. What do you major in to become a business analyst for retail?

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some lovely photos of our facebook fans in international locations…

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can you guess the location in each of the above?

*girl in bath -Oct 27, 2009, 11:50AM
Thanks for calling me gorgeous, ciaociao! I'm going to start campaigning to be in the catalogue asap! haha
fahad -Oct 21, 2009, 6:03PM
hi

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monday quote

“be not the slave of your own past. plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
- ralph waldo emerson

image via ffffound.

-Oct 19, 2009, 10:06PM
this is very relevant for me now... good monday quote. thanks! xo
lovefp -Oct 19, 2009, 8:31PM
awesome.

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pumpkin pancakes

a friend told me about these pumpkin pancakes and they sound like an awesome breakfast for a fall morning!
prep time – 20 min
cook time – 20 min
recipe makes approx. 12 pancakes
ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
directions:
- In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar. combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt, stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine.
- heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. brown on both sides and serve hot.
enjoy!

gloria -Nov 01, 2009, 9:08AM
just got your pumkin pancake recipe BUT dont know what kind of vinegar to use. It looks yummy but I don't want to skrew it up .I'm quite new to blogging . A much interested senior******
fpjulia -Oct 19, 2009, 9:50AM
Hi Jaime- you can send them to me! JKeim@freepeople.com...thanks!

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gimme shelter

yesterday we told you about a show taking place at johnny brenda’s to benefit the philadelphia independent artist collective vox populi.
i went to their website to check out some of the artists and I was inspired by these paintings by local artist kate stewart, who’s work explores notions of escape and shelter.

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Outbreak.jpg
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check out her website and more of her work here.

crazy good news today…free people has added 33…33!!!….new countries to the list of places we can deliver to!
new additions include japan, south korea, mexico, south america, central america and some caribbean locations…see the full list here.

heather -Oct 19, 2009, 9:49AM
Hi! South Africa is coming soon! xoxo
Kristin -Oct 16, 2009, 8:03PM
Any hope for shipping to South Africa anytime soon???

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so wild

after months of anticipation…where the wild things are is finally out in theaters today. this is one of my favorite books of all time and i cannot wait to see how it translates to the big screen.

check out the urban outfitters feature on wtwta, which includes an interview with director spike jonze.
going to see it? let me know how you like it!

Sherry -Oct 22, 2009, 1:27PM
i absolutely loved this film, because it recognized that kids feel big feelings too...it respected the fears and angers and joys of children and recognized them as legitimate. the roller coaster of emotions perfectly captured childhood. to me, it was one of those movies that you need to digest a little; the more time goes on and the more it sinks in, the more i love it.
Giovanna -Oct 18, 2009, 5:41AM
I just saw it today night and I loved it!! I think it was very symbolic, artsy and unique Now I want to buy the toys, I really love the characters! I really enjoyed the movie :)

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vox populi

if you’re looking for something to do in philly tonight, vox populi is holding their second annual benefit show at johnny brenda’s at 9pm. tickets are $10 and proceeds go towards supporting vox, a philadelphia independent artist collective. the benefit show will feature bardo pond, arc in round and ape school, comedian andrew jeffrey wright and dj scott sullivan.
check out some of the artists on vox populi’s website…you might be inspired to support the collective and go to the show: http://www.voxpopuligallery.org/

hidden treasure

those of you in the san francisco bay area this weekend should check out the treasure island music festival, taking place saturday and sunday. the annual festival typically chooses a lineup of dance-friendly acts for saturday and more low-key acoustic acts to mellow out to on sunday. this year, saturday will feature mgmt, girl talk and passion pit, among others, while sunday has a killer lineup including the flaming lips, grizzly bear, yo la tengo, vetiver and edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros.

not to mention, the scenery is breathtaking.

if any of you go, let us know how it is and send pictures!

Tamil Songs -Aug 22, 2010, 11:02AM
The new designs are Awesome.
fpjulia -Oct 22, 2009, 9:32AM
Hi Sarah- you can send them to me at: jkeim@freepeople.com thanks so much!

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