At the start of the season, Free People and Urban Outfitters donated a bunch of hats, mittens, and scarves to Georgetown University Hospital Department of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We received really sweet thank you notes from both hospitals. Georgetown shared a story with us that made us so happy!
On Halloween the clinic hosted a party and provided costumes for all the kids to wear. A fifteen-year-old girl with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia wanted to particpate, but wasn’t comfortable with any of the costumes. She picked out one of our hat and scarf sets that was bright purple with sequins and wore this during the party. She said she felt like a fashion model!
Check out how you can donate to Georgetown University Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Aren’t these graphics so awesome?! I recently discovered the work of Copenhagen-based art and design studio Hvass&Hannibal, and I am loving the bright colors and fun shapes! I especially love the fish in the top picture, don’t you?
These gorgeous creations are the work of one of our accessories designers, Sarah! She has her own little jewelry business, Sarah Lewis Designs.
I asked Sarah to tell me a little bit about where she gets inspiration for her pieces and how she got started making jewelry. Here’s what she had to tell me about it:
I first started making jewelry when I was a kid, creating necklaces with beads and hemp and things. When I was 14, I learned how to blow glass, and I just fell in love with the art form. I am inspired by so many things, everything around me, especially nature – which is how I got into working with crystals and rocks. I just love gemstones, and when I see a gemstone I immediately envision ways that I would want it to adorn the body. For me, jewelry is like a small-scale sculpture that you can wear!
Be sure to check out Sarah Lewis Designs, as there are lots of fabulous pieces to be seen there! And the best part? A few of our stores will be carrying Sarah’s jewelry starting in a couple weeks, and in April, our catalog will be featuring and selling some of her jewelry too! Look forward to it!
Have you seen the New York Times’ recent little slide show of different black lacy tights and stockings? It’s been passed around the home office lately, and it’s been keeping my mind on black lacy tights! We have quite a few varieties of lacy tights right now, and I’d be interested to know which ones you like the most!
Shown below are our Creeping Flowers Crochet Tights.
Here we have our Patterned Pointelle Tights.
Shown here are the Snuggly Pointelle Socks!
Below are our Diamond Crochet Tights.
Finally, shown here are our Brassy Studded Tights! I know they’re not lacy, but we couldn’t resist throwing them in there to see what you thought of them!
Now I put it to you: which of these do you prefer?
I just discovered Way of Women, a site produced by the girls at Sportmax Code featuring cool women doing cool things all over the globe. I love peeking into the worlds of creative people, and love that they’ve chosen a bunch of women I don’t know much about.
New features will be produced every 15 days, so check out all of the inspiring ladies they’re featuring now, like Miss Lori and her crew of Art Rebels, or half Polish half Aussie director Kinga Burza.
I’m really intrigued by these photos of an exhibition in Germany. I love the balloon tank, and I love the kids sweeping it up at the end even more! I saw this on Unique Lapin, who didn’t have any more information about the tank. I soon saw why – when I went to the main site where you can see the pictures, it was all in German! Even translated, the page didn’t have too much for me. Still, I really enjoy these pictures!
What is your job here at FP?
Designer for We The Free Knit & FP Pants
What is your current state of mind?
Contemplative… as I answer these questions. In general, future-oriented, optimistic and a tad bit scattered.
Who are your heroes?
I can’t say that I have any conventional heroes. I think I take most inspiration from friends and family members who are challenging themselves and me to think deeper and act with greater conviction.
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
A second-wave feminist? I would have to participate in both reincarnation and time travel. Powerful!
Who or what is your greatest love?
That’s too personal for the blog.
Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
What do you hate most?
When people eat greasy food on the bus.
What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instrument do you play in the band?
My friend and I have been planning to start a video band called Crimes of the Heart. I might play my flute at key moments during the video performances, but mostly we would just try to have fun while tapping into some melancholic experience.
What color are you?
What is your motto?
Fake it ’til you make it!
Thanks to this video, I want some LED lights for my bike so bad! I also wish I were able to do tricks like the guys in the video, but for now, just the lights would be cool with me!
Via All the Good Things.