they’re vagabonds… rock ‘n’ rollers who travel from town to town with their belongings strung across their backs, guitar cases in hand. the autumn gypsy is a mix of the bohemian hippie with a rocker edge. she spends her days beading jewelry and making necklaces with good luck charms that she gives out to friends and people she meets in her travels. she reads palms and loses herself in deep thought when the weather shifts a certain way – as days grow shorter and trees cast long shadows across her path her spirit comes alive, a mischeivious sparkle in her eyes. her friends have gatherings in the woods around bonfires that flicker across the crackling paint of old caravans. they tell stories and play songs into the night, reading poetry by candlelight and looking for patterns in the stars up above.
here’s a playlist of music this trend brought to mind.
well, we are nearing the end of the summer festival season :( but there are still a few to go. this weekend two festivals are taking place, the life is good festival at blue hills in canton, MA, and the end of the road festival in north dorset in the UK. here’s a playlist for your friday of some of the bands playing at the festivals this weekend.
while shooting our september catalog our team stayed in the gorgeous chilston park hotel, a historic manor house in lenham, kent, that has been home to politicians, writers and lords. not only is it located in the heart of the scenic “garden of england,” the hotel is full of history, with rooms that still have their original fireplaces, four-poster beds and antiques. here are some photos our team took…
i love all the cool old cars!
after a long day of shooting they walked through the fields at sunset to the pepperbox inn – england’s oldest brewer. how cool!
a lot of you have been asking about the amazing technicolor fishtail braid in our september catalog. well lucky for us, our videographer was on hand to film the process! check it out…
How to do Amazing Rainbow Fishtail Braids by Free People from FreePeople on Vimeo.
it’s actually pretty simple! our team bought colored extensions at a hair/beauty supply store and glued them into model karolina’s hair, then carefully braided them into the fishtail. the rainbow effect is stunning!
the song in the video is “woh woh yea yea” by the dynamos.
we are looking for buying intern to work here at the home office! this is a full time internship, so we are looking for a recent grad. for more information and to apply, please click here. along with your resume you will need to submit a free people inspiration board (8 x 11 PDF file) that can be uploaded when you apply.
we also have some store positions that need to be filled:
our garden city, new york store (at roosevelt field mall) is looking for sales associates – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.
our san antonio, texas store is looking for an assistant store manager – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.
our carlsbad, california store is looking for a store manager – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.
our portland, oregon store is looking for a full-time manager in training – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.
our 3rd ave, new york store is looking for an assistant store manager – for more info and to apply click here or stop by the store.
remember last week i mentioned all of our store managers were here at the home office? well our visual manager for the west coast, who always sends me amazing photos of our stores and displays, snapped a bunch of photos of their outfits! our store girls have amazing style, they always represent free people beautifully :)