i recently discovered beck’s record club and i think the whole premise behind it is pretty awesome. the record club is an informal meeting of musicians who come together to record an album in a day. they have done albums by the velvet underground, leonard cohen, inxs and even yanni. the results are pretty great- and they post a video of them recording the tracks once a week. they are rough renditions, often first takes, which i think makes it even cooler.
here’s one of my favorites, from the songs of leonard cohen, with a group that includes Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Will from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy and Beck.
From maxi length and shaggy coats, mesh and boudoir details as outterwear, and fashion’s new sporty mood, these are Free Peoples trends to get to know this Fall. What are they? How to wear them? here’s where to find out…
We want to inspire you before Falls sneaks up upon us
Here’s details from the people behind the scenes:
Why we love it
“We’re all excited about the maxi length and believe it’s gonna be HUGE for A/W 10, whether its dresses, skirts or trousers, It’s our bohemian girl and a very traditional free people trend that we are excited about”
How we’ll be wearing it
“We love it updated into fall with shaggy fur coats and platforms or clogs. It totally reminded us of Penny Lane from the movie Almost Famous. We wanted to update our Boho roots with a bit of rock and roll and so we love this trend to mix in cool graphic tees, beaten up leather and worn in jeans. Like shes been hanging out on a tour bus all summer with the band and is coming home with an eclectic trunk full of clothes she picked up on the way. Jewelry is really strong in here, especially rings on every finger and long pendant necklaces have a 70’s hippy vibe about them that’s always cool”
Stay tuned for two more trends we’re loving right now!
a last bit of inspiration from succulent wild woman, by sark.
i hope you guys enjoyed this book! i loved it and will definitely be recommending it to all of my female friends. we will now begin the process of selecting the next book so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below!
in the time i spend searching the web, i find a lot of really amazing artwork… but every once in a while i stumble upon an artist who really blows me away. this is one of them. i am completely in love with eibatova karina‘s work… not only are the images beautiful and exquisitely detailed, but the messages behind her work make it even more meaningful to me. plus i’m a sucker for pretty much anything that has to do with john lennon…
the last two are from a series called “trees make us feel better.” they really do make me feel happy! view more of her work here.
we had a bbq here at the navy yard yesterday to celebrate the end of construction around the dry dock next to our building. it looks so beautiful, they did an amazing job – and the party was awesome. a live band playing country-tinged covers of classic songs, mini golf, tons of great food, and beautiful weather :)
our stylists have amazing taste (obviously!) so today i asked them to give their top picks for this fall – and they even modeled them for me! first up, our senior stylist:
“i feel really good about wide leg pants and looser styles going into fall. i’d describe it as victorian mixed with 70s on safari! the coat has a victorian silhouette that looks amazing on any body type because it creates a waist. you can wear it so many different ways, too- belted, open like a cardigan, over a maxi, or with wide leg pants. and the colors go with everything! i also love the expedition hat and large bags like this that fit everything you would need in case you do actually go on a safari :)”
“i love the long sleeve lace buttondown tunic- it is so versatile! it’s a great piece for layering so you can keep wearing summery items like a printed mini into fall, and the print shows through the lace which is really cute. just add a cozy cardigan, over-the-knee boots with socks, and a beanie! this leather jacket is AMAZING. it is lined in satin and has a detachable hoodie and has that perfect beaten up quality to it.”