happy 1st of july! head over to our flickr page to download the large size of the calendar. i think this one is my favorite so far!
inside our web studio – a clothing, accessory and shoe lover’s dream…
the changing room
the makeup table
our web stylist puts the finishing touches on our model’s outfit…
last minute hair and makeup touch-ups
our web merchandisers check out the shots on a large monitor
our assistant stylist perfects another model’s outfit
i like her hair scarf :)
we are looking for a planning intern!
the objective of the planning intern position is to aid planners and the director of planning in maximizing sales and profit by providing analytical data, enabling the retail team to create and execute sound merchandise plans. this candidate will posses strong computer skills with the ability to work independently on both on-going and ad-hoc projects related to reporting, trending, and analysis. in this position an intern is expected to take numerical data and creatively formulate it into usable, readable reports which guide our company’s future business decisions.
the planning intern must be a creative thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong excel skills, and a clear understanding of database logic. the position requires an ability to work with minimal direction, detect and interpret trends, and draw inferences on how to grow a healthy business. according to the candidate’s adaption to their role and tasks, the position is intended to facilitate growth into an assistant planning role with planning level responsibilities.
for a full job description and to apply for this position please click here.
when we posted photos of our new costa mesa, california, store the other day, you may have noticed these beautiful fabric-covered vases sitting on some of the shelves. i loved them so i did a little digging to find out how are display team made them…
our team used large aluminum vases cast in india – but you can pick up some large inexpensive flower pots at your local gardening shop.
next you need some pretty fabric. our team used antique turbans, bridal blouses and quilts they picked up over in india. check out vintage stores and flea markets for pretty vintage fabrics that work just as well :)
now all you need is some mod podge, which you can order online or get from an arts & crafts store. use the mod podge to coat the fabric so it stays on the vases. use the fabric however you want- i think it would look cool if you cut different fabrics into strips and collaged them onto the vase for a quilted effect!
dreaming of relaxing outdoor spaces and dozing off in sun blotched shadows today…
i need a hammock.
images via weheartit.
I made a collage using photos of scenes and images found around the office. The swatches of embroidery, illustrations, and inventive assortments of trinkets fuse into a colorful blur when I walk past each desk and I hope that the collage recreates that fleeting moment of wonder for you.
Hi there! Not too long ago I was sitting in the same position as many of you, clicking open BLDG 15 and hungrily peaking into the community that is Free People through a film of curiosity soaked in lilac hopes, blue intrigue, and yellow aspirations that blended together until I saw the letters Free People tie-dyed in my dreams. I performed my ritual click on the BLDG 15 link, only to see the opportunity of interning for my favorite company unravel before me; fast forward two months and here I am. Every day this week I arrived home at seven o’clock and collapsed, exhausted, on the sofa, to the confusion of Rambo, a furry black thing with soulful eyes…only to wake up the next morning eager to do it all again.
The first day that I wandered around the office, several vibrant FP girls told me that someone in the building is always with a camera, and everyone loves having their picture taken, even if they claim otherwise. It was this fun, open friendliness that convinced me to shed my hesitant dance in the isle between “pods” and feel at ease when propelling my feet into every workspace where smiling face upon smiling face greeted me and insisted that I click away. What I have enjoyed the most in my first few days in Building 15 is how at every corner, in any nook and every cranny, there is a treasure to be discovered.
I have spotted a streamer cascading from the ceiling, marveled at the aged walls and how much character oozes from their imperfection, and became inspired each time that my eyes landed on the mixed samples draped across walls or gathered in soft heaps of leather and shine on the floor. Perhaps my favorite adventure yet has been the journey on which I embark each time that I explore the workspaces of the individuals whose instinctive creativity drives the company.
When passing by desks, I feel as if I am peering through a window into each employee’s life – their haven – learning what inspires and relaxes them. I have witnessed loose pages of artwork; butterflies plucked from their paper origins and perched over organic plants; scraps of dazzling fabric used as a refuge for pins.
Everywhere I turn waits something magical.
did any of you go to glastonbury? from what i hear muse killed it and thom yorke and jonny greenwood even came out for a surprise set – what i would give to have been there…
the last is a painting by our fan jennika – she did an amazing job!
all photos from our facebook fans.