some behind the scenes shots to give you a little glimpse of what’s to come in our september catalog :)
as promised, some more shots of the amazing displays in our new scottsdale, arizona store!
turbans hang in and outside the store :)
our team found these awesome vintage crates at the rose bowl flea market in california!
they used them to hold accessories…
…and as risers for the window forms :)
they even painted the heads of the pins hot pink!
isn’t this amazing? our visual display & store design assistant created this using orange plastic netting from home depot woven with turbans!
they used extra sock hangers to hang bandeaus :)
fitting room detail.
i swear they are creative geniuses. more to come… i haven’t showed you my favorite part yet!
september is yoga month! the purpose of the national yoga campaign is to educate people about the many benefits of yoga and inspire them to live healthier, happier lives. and part of this is to offer one week of free yoga at 1000+ participating studios nationwide! this is for new students, but all you have to do is take this card to your local yoga studio during the month of september. amazing!
stay tuned for some more yoga centric posts this month in celebration :)
anyone going to bumbershoot this weekend? it is the 40th anniversary of the seattle music and arts festival, and they’ve gathered a really interesting lineup- different from most of the festival lineups i’ve seen this season. here’s a look at some of the acts who will be performing, and a playlist of their music!
our newest store opened on friday in scottsdale arizona and our visual manager for the west coast sent along some great photos of the setup! she also got some amazing detail shots of the displays so stay tuned for those :)
welcome to arizona!
our team gets to work :)
about to cut a rug into a circle :)
turbans about to be hung.
and they’re open for business!
it looks amazing! more coming soon…
some photos from the my morning jacket show at penn’s landing on sunday night. it was such a beautiful night and we managed to get there early enough to be in the front row! click read more to see lots more photos :)
UPDATE 9/7 – congrats to our winner, claudia from new york! thanks everyone for entering!
it feels like it’s time for another giveaway, what do you think? our display team has given us this beautiful umbrella made in india, and now it can be yours! maybe not the type of umbrella you want to use in the rain but great for really hot sunny days or just as a decorative item for your home!
for a chance to win this lovely umbrella, please click here and fill out the quick form to enter. we will select a winner at random this friday. good luck!
burning man starts today, anyone going? i have never been to burning man but its one of those things that i’ve always been really interested in doing. it just looks so primeval and spirited… and maybe a little eerie in these photos by samantha casolari. beautiful though… i think it would be quite an experience. if any of you have been or plan on going, i would love to hear about it!
these photos can also be seen in samantha’s first book which is out now :)
Why we love it
It has come from our love of slips. Sheerness feels so fresh especially going into fall and especially wearing chunky boots with something sheer, we really loved the contrast of pretty and tough. This trend feels so Free People we couldn’t ignore it.
How we’ll wear it
Lacey details and body con slips are something we are known for, so we wanted to freshen them up and bring them on trend. Rather than wearing them underneath, we put them on the outside so they didn’t get hidden. There are so many ways to do this trend. It’s a real easy one to get into straight away and beat the rest of the fashion pack. Just team a chiffon or mesh slip over skinny jeans and throw on an oversized sweater for an understated hint of sheer peeking out from underneath. Or, go for it with a sheer maxi slip over a shorter body con slip and style with chunky boyfriend boots and tough leather jacket to get the whole look.