we had an adorable visitor at the home office yesterday…this is jazmyn, the newest member of the fp dog family!
sam, fritz, blue and jagger were all very excited to meet her :)
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 kensie denim romper:
or the fp knit waistband jean:
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.
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.
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.
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…
here illustrations look just like the real thing!
check out more of her work on her blog.
thanks jessica! you’re so talented!!
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.
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.
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!