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we had an adorable visitor at the home office yesterday…this is jazmyn, the newest member of the fp dog family!

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sam, fritz, blue and jagger were all very excited to meet her :)

Sweden Study -Jan 16, 2010, 10:07AM
nice cute dogies.....
fp julia -Jan 15, 2010, 3:06PM
hi angela marie! she is a bullmastiff :)

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i love this new shirt we have.  and purely by coincidence, i came across these awesome street art installations.

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…because sometimes the little things really can brighten your day.

for more info on the installations click here. the second and last one are photos sent in by fans.

Sami Sandonato -Jan 20, 2010, 11:34PM
I love this tank top and post, I just wrote a post on my blog and pointed out how much I love this tank top. http://samisandonato.blogspot.com/ p.s. i love the free people blog as much as I love the clothing!! :)
nina / disjointed lullabies -Jan 15, 2010, 11:57AM
so lovely! added a smile to my face immediately :)

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wow, we had a huge turnout for last week’s poll on swim styles! 895 votes! the majority went to the blossom printed ruffle one piece, with 343 votes.

this week i want to ask about some of our novelty denim styles – we have a bunch of new ones and i want to know which you like best!

the fp skinny sequin jean:

the genetic denim sweatpant:

the kensie denim romper:
kensie denim romper

the fp stud super skinny jean:
fp stud super skinny jean

or the fp knit waistband jean:
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as of this morning american red cross had already raised $3 million to support relief efforts in haiti through their mobile fund-raising campaign!  all you have to do is text “haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the red cross (will be added to your phone bill). 100% of the donations will support relief efforts in haiti, with a primary focus on food, shelter and basic needs.

for the latest news on red cross relief efforts you can follow them on twitter or click here.

here are some other organizations you can make a donation to, as well as information on what your donation would go towards:

americares – medicine, medical supplies

care – food, water and sanitation, shelter and emergency health response

doctors without borders – hospital repair, doctors and medical supplies

habitat for humanity – recovery & rebuilding

international medical corps – medical supplies, medicine, emergency kits

mercy corps – food, water, temporary shelter

salvation army – water, food, medicine, transportation

unicef – water, nutrition, education and emergency relief

world food programme – food

yele haiti – various relief efforts; text “yele” to 501501 to automatically donate $5 to the yele haiti earthquake fund.

lizzy -Jan 14, 2010, 4:45PM
im texting it now! thank you for posting this!

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in continuing with our exploration of all things prague, here’s a look at some stylin’ ladies on the streets of prague!

to get this easy, layered look, try items like our stirrup leggings, high waisted scrunch skirt, a leather jacket or blazer, and a comfy tank or tee.

above images found here.

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oana_mayo -Jan 14, 2010, 2:19PM
The first and 2nd are really nice.And the ring is strange...in a good way.
fp julia -Jan 14, 2010, 12:51PM
hi! the ring is from here: http://www.verameat.com/collection/12 lots of amazing stuff :)

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lennon wall

when i first saw the photos from our new catalog, i was immediately curious about the graffiti covered wall.  i did a little research and found out that it was named the lennon wall following the death of john lennon in 1980.  since then it has been covered with graffiti pertaining to lennon and his lyrics, as well as notions of peace.  during the period of communist rule in the late 1980′s in prague, western music by artists like lennon was banned. young people would write their grievances on this wall, eventually leading to a clash between them and police on the nearby charles bridge. this movement was referred to by the czech authorities as “lennonism.”

despite attempts to repaint the wall, the graffiti kept coming back and is now tolerated… right on.

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Storage Marple -Jul 28, 2010, 3:43AM
Added to my favourites list and added to my blogroll.
mcgriddle -Jan 16, 2010, 1:47PM
Wonderful post -- why don't you have a "print this" button?

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a little while back, one of our team members showed me this post about artist jessica robles, who does really cute illustrations of shoes…we approached jessica and asked if she had any interest in drawing some free people shoes, and she was happy to!  check ‘em out, along with her description of why she picked each one…

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here illustrations look just like the real thing!

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clockwise from top left: cody buckle back boot, thelma’s oxford, belle strappy ankle boot, cut out eyelet bootie.

check out more of her work on her blog.

thanks jessica! you’re so talented!!

abeautifulparty -Feb 10, 2010, 12:20PM
Yay! I love Jessica and her amazing artwork!
regina camarillo -Jan 15, 2010, 12:22AM
incredible how she can draw does shoes! its amazing!!!! love iTTT! veeeery talented! im from mexico and love this blog and free people clothes

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a friend of mine had one of these wine cork trivets in her apartment and i thought it was so cool! if you have a bunch of wine corks lying around it’s a perfect use for them, or if not you can always ask for some at a bar or wine store where they usually have a bunch lying around.

find a shallow tray like the ones shown above, and just arrange the corks in whatever pattern you like, using glue to fix them in place.

if you’re feeling really ambitious, take it a step further and make a wine cork…well…corkboard :)

i don’t drink much wine but i might have to get some corks and try this! that round one is awesome.

Chelsea -Jan 20, 2010, 8:23PM
My mom made a corkboard out of wine corks a few years ago and people kept on giving her wine corks so that we have about 1,000 now. She was craving to find another use for the thousand extra and this post gave her some great ideas!
bethany -Jan 14, 2010, 10:41AM
I've been saving my wine corks for about 5 months now in order to do just this! Looks awesome!

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haiti

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our hearts go out to all the victims of the devastation in haiti.

free people will be making a donation to american red cross to help communities affected by the earthquake.

Zola -Jan 15, 2010, 6:27PM
I think that it is great that people are donating to the country but... i also think that it is sad that it took such a horrible NATURAL disaster to make the world actually pay attestation to the UNNATURAL atrocities that have occurring within the country for a ridicules amount of time..it is also even sadder that the majority of these things are still going unnoticed.. -just my 2 sense

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some eye candy to leave you with today…this video for ok go’s “wtf?” is so cool…way cooler than the treadmills (in my opinion).

OK Go – WTF? from OK Go on Vimeo.

thanks alexxandra :)

unidentified -Jan 13, 2010, 10:53AM
This is awesome!! I always love the music and videos you post here.

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i am especially excited to introduce you all to our new fashion blogger…you’ll be hearing much more from her in the future here on the blog, where she’ll be the yin to my yang :)

so here’s a little more about her (transcribed below)

what is your theme song?
i would say HOTEL CALIFORNIA by the eagles (the live version though, the one with the spanish guitar intro).  this song brings happy thoughts.

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
NORWAY definitely, to see the northern lights, has been on my list to do before i pass away for years!

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
a canoe, so i can go out into the ocean, a sketch book to keep my mind off things, a dog for company.

what is the one article of clothing you can’t live without?

my friendship bracelets, i love them, i have an obsession with collecting one everywhere i go.

what is your biggest fear?
growing old alone.

winter, spring, summer or fall?
“…all you have to do is call”
SUMMER – campouts, warm sunshine, glowy skin, sandals, cute summer dresses. everyone’s happy in the summer.

what color are you?
MINT, I think mint sums me up perfectly :)

what is your motto?
ALWAYS believe in your dreams

What is your favorite hobby?
creating visual diaries, i have an O.C.D.!!!

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

i would love to spend the day with devendra banhart.  i think the day would be very colorful and full of giggles and weirdness.  PERFECT!

be on the lookout for posts from our fashion blogger, and check out her bio here!

fp julia -Mar 01, 2010, 2:09PM
hi alexandra! we'd be happy to answer your questions, please send them to blog@freepeople.com!
Alexandra Cooley -Feb 28, 2010, 9:13PM
Hello! My name is Alexandra Cooley, I am currently a sophomore studying Fashion Merchandising at Philadelphia University. I am taking Retail Strategy this semester and have a few questions about the Free People blog, BLDG15. I would love your input and suggestions. I hope this finds you, have a great Monday! Alexandra Cooley cooley4994@philau.edu

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