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images from the photo issue of canada’s 01 magazine…awesome.

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1. jennilee marigomen; 2-7. hasisi park; 8. tim barber; 9. frankie nazardo

Ashley -Dec 22, 2009, 4:29PM
Beautiful pics! I love the pictures you post on here! Very inspiring.

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One EskimO is a london band, who have actually been around for a few years, but are just getting noticed here in the US thanks to the single “kandi” off their debut album!  what’s interesting though, is that the band has teamed up with warner premiere to create a “visual album” consisting of ten videos in a series called “the adventures of One eskimO.” they are available for download on itunes.

if the animation looks familiar, its because the videos are produced by passion pictures, which also animated the gorillaz music videos.  each band member in One eskimO takes on a character — the singer is the eskimo, the drummer is a giraffe, the guitar player is a penguin and the bass player is a monkey.  i’m sorry, but that penguin is so cute!  check out a chapter in the animated series below, for the song “kandi.” what do you think about the idea of making “visual albums?”

for more on One eskimO check out their myspace page!

-Dec 22, 2009, 2:24PM
too cute! i love this idea.

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good morning! happy tunesday…just wanted to remind you all to send me your picks for the best albums and songs of the year!  i’m making a list and i’ll share the results with you next week along with a playlist of your choices.

leave your picks in comments section or send them to blog@freepeople.com!

-Dec 23, 2009, 11:28AM
bitte orca- dirty projectors great, great album!
Becca -Dec 23, 2009, 3:41AM
VERA-look them up on ITUNES, their my new favorite ever and i want everyone to know them, or everyone needs to know them! "The Sound"

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kate hudson wearing a free people romper in california over the weekend…while we were getting buried by snow in philly!

Wrecked Stellar -Dec 22, 2009, 3:34PM
Love Kate's style and love the Uggs pairing with the romper- makes it California-winter appropriate (and fun)!
Katie -Dec 22, 2009, 1:50PM
Hi! I'm pretty sure Kelly wore the Dynasty Shift in Emerald to the Survivor Samoa Live Reunion show. No screen grabs, but it looked like it when she first walked on stage at the start of the episode.

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the holidays are approaching but we’re still hard at work in the home office!

some of our designers working on a presentation for upcoming silhouettes…

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…another designer hard at work on a sweater

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and our accessories buyer going through samples for april 2010!

eye lift guide -Feb 12, 2011, 3:50AM
I think she is nt get perfect results. She want perfect. Her preparations is very good.
ellie -Dec 22, 2009, 4:33PM
its a little bit odd how much i enjoy ur home home office pics, i dunno, i guess it makes the clothes i love so much, seem more, human?? something mushy like that! ahahaha! keeep hard at work guys!

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can you believe it’s almost christmas? where did this year go? i have another download for you today created by our graphic designers…it’s so creative and cheerful…i love it!

click on the image to download from our flickr page!

roulette strategi -Jan 17, 2010, 2:22PM
I cannot believe this will work!
Avelina -Dec 23, 2009, 5:54AM
Happy Holidays to all people posting here... Very beautiful image and I love to share this image with other.. Merry Christmas

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as i’m nearing the end of on the road i was inspired to take a look at the fashion of the beat generation.  beatniks were characterized by their rebellious spirit and anti-establishment, anti-materialistic philosophy, and they expressed this through stark and simple fashion.  jack kerouac and his crew wore old, ripped jeans and t-shirts because they didn’t care how they looked, while others wore head-to-toe black with berets or glasses.

what else about the beat generation’s style and culture is still resonant with you today?

share your thoughts in the comments section!  also for those of you reading on the road, try and finish by january 4th if you can, and check the blog for a final post about the book!

import chiny -Oct 17, 2011, 11:14AM
AMazing!
Jennifer -Dec 23, 2009, 9:35PM
i already read it last summer, won't spoil anything, but I'll be honest, I thought it was a great work, but his other book "dharma bums" was actually more beautiful to me. In my opinion, he has more soul in dharma bums, and it really gives you a feel for the time. I totally suggest it for your next read ^_^

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“the woods are lovely, dark and deep, but i have promises to keep, and miles to go before i sleep, and miles to go before i sleep.”
- robert frost

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-Dec 28, 2009, 10:04PM
i love this poem and the picture is absolutely gorgeous:)
katie -Dec 21, 2009, 10:53PM
gorgeous photo plus that is my favorite poem, it's so beautiful

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dallas shaw is a delaware-based artist who’s work ranges from acrylic and watercolor paintings to notecards and tee-shirts. she also happens to be a big fan of free people! dallas was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for me and picked out some illustrations that she feels are representative of free people.

when and why did you decide you wanted to be a professional artist?

oddly enough i knew i wanted to be in art in some way when i was very young. i wrote a letter to the head animator of walt disney world when i was in 6th grade and asked him for a job! i think i was a little too young, but i worked at it since grade school, kept drawing, majored in illustration… as i grew older i really began to love the fashion industry and wanted to work in fashion but the right opportunity hasn’t come up just yet so here i am!

i read that you’re inspired by fashion and music…what designers and musicians are your personal favorites?
i do listen to music when i paint but i am really heavily influenced by the fashion industry. my personal favorites change by season but i am currently crushing on collections by phillip lim, lanvin & peter som.

what do you like to do when you’re not drawing and painting?
i don’t have a lot of free time on my hands this year. if i do end up with a few extra hours during the week i try to make time to spend with my really supportive husband. if I’m not with him during those couple of hours you’ll find me shopping!

to see more of dallas’s awesome work, check out her website!

mackenzie -Jan 13, 2010, 11:04PM
i love dallas' work. and i love free people. how convenient! i love when my favorites meet at the intersection. ;) well done, you two!
dallas -Dec 22, 2009, 10:35AM
oh, thanks for the feature everyone! http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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on wednesday i took a little field trip over to city hall to check out the philadelphia mural arts program’s winter art exhibition, which featured the work of their very talented big picture and mural corps students. big picture students designed and painted sneakers and large-scale mixed media “treasure maps” representing their ideas on how to “be the change you wish to see in the world” (based on the gandhi quote). mural corps students explored notions of identity through self portraits. i spoke with some of the students and they were so proud to show of their work, which was available for sale to raise funds for the program…and they have every right to be proud- they are seriously talented!

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for more information about philadelphia’s mural arts program, visit their website.


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remember the hilarious saturday night live skit featuring horatio sanz, jimmy fallon, chris kattan and tracy morgan playing the song “i wish it was christmas today?” if not, you’ve gotta watch the video below. anyway, julian casablancas (strokes singer) has done a remake of the song and it’s got all edge and energy you’d expect from him. take a listen!

happy friday! stay warm if you’re getting hit by the winter storm in the northeast!

Ashley -Dec 18, 2009, 5:29PM
I *love* that SNL skit! It's so cute! And I can't believe there's a legit version of the song now, that is so funny. I still prefer the Jimmy Fallon/Horatio Sans/Chris Kattan/Tracy Morgan version :)

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what is your favorite holiday tradition?

i used to love going to the christmas tree farm when i was little…it was one of my favorite things about the holiday season.  i have vivid memories of riding around on the tractors and getting yelled at for jumping on and off the wagon while it was moving.

something you can do this weekend wherever you are…tomorrow just happens to be look for an evergreen day! so if you haven’t already done so, head on out to a tree farm where you can pick one out and cut it down yourself…

Ashley -Dec 21, 2009, 11:12PM
That's a neat tradition. Unfortunately, my Mom is a worry wart. She believes real trees are a terrible fire hazard, which is also why we don't have candles! I think she's a nut! I LOVE the smell of pine! especially at Christmas! Our tradition is to watch A Christmas Carol on the night of Christmas eve! I look forward to it every year.

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