…and office love :)
happy thursday! for today’s poll let’s take a look at our hat collection – when our girls were down at coachella they saw hats everywhere, and we have some great ones for festival wear. they also just happen to be one of my favorite accessories… which one do you like best??
the medina sun hat:
the chloe straw fedora:
the rider hat:
or the safari hat:
celebrate mother’s day this saturday at free people upper east side! they will be taking personal mother/daughter shopping appointments all day long, so just call or show up with your mom – and you might be photographed for the blog!
plus, there will be a special surprise at checkout for your mom, and of course, refreshments!
1319 3rd ave, nyc
sounds like so much fun! the same store had a girls night out event a couple of weeks ago, where they styled customers in head-to-toe night out looks – perfect for a night out on the town or a special date! their sales manager melissa gave the girls makeup tips to help them complete their look, and of course no free people event would be complete without lemonade and cupcakes :)
check out some of the cute pics from the event, and if you’re in the area take your mom out for a day of free people fun on saturday!
how adorable are these wall decals? one of our soho employees sent these photos, which are of a craft project she and her sister did for her sister’s new baby’s room. they found vintage sheets and cool textile fabrics and cut out the shapes. they then corn starched them and attached them to the walls of his bedroom. this is something you can do with any fabric and it adheres really well, plus they peel right off if you ever want to take them down or change them up! i love this idea, and there are so many things you could do. here are a few more examples i found to stir the creative juices:
there’s also a full tutorial to show you how to do it right here!
lately i am completely obsessed with lace curtains…ever since i went to our creative director’s home and saw her bathroom, which is draped with lace instead of walls, i have been wanting to get some for my place. they add such a soft touch to a room, and i love the way light looks when it streams through, creating patterns on the floor. my place is a big open studio sort of like hers, so there are lots of opportunities to try this – the beaded curtain in my bedroom doorway is looking like it will be replaced pretty soon…
meet kristen! she’s a sales associate at our soho store and a dj in her spare time. read on as she answers our free people questionnaire and check out some pics of her rocking fp as she djs and travels around japan!
what is your theme song?
“ice cream” by the australian band muscles has been my theme song ever since i heard it a few years ago. it’s all about my favorite things: having a good time and frozen treats!
if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
japan! i have a lot of family there, but i barely get to see them because it’s such an expensive trip. plus, tokyo is the capital of cuteness and the shopping there is incredible! too bad they don’t sell shoes big enough to fit my size 10 feet…
out and about in kyoto, japan – wearing the blank jeggings every day!
if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
moby-dick, a magical fruit tree that grows every type of fruit and SPF 30.
what is your biggest fear?
space! have you SEEN “total recall”??
winter, spring, summer or fall?
living in my own invincible summer!
what color are you?
what is your motto?
what is your favorite hobby?
definitely cooking. i love to host huge sunday meals for my friends so that we can chat and eat all day long. i’ve always been a baker but am currently trying to teach myself french cuisine.
if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
bea arthur! who’s funnier than her?
when she’s not working at our free people soho store you can catch kristen dj-ing at the knitting factory in brooklyn, every thursday from 10pm-2am, with her partner in crime emilia (top left).
how would you describe your personal style? what are your favorite items from free people right now?
i was a little bit of a metal-head growing up and never let go of my ripped jeans, studded jackets and loose tees, but now that i’m older, i’ve learned to incorporate floral patterns, bright colors and textures into my outfits. i LOVE the we the free solid swept away tunic in pink… it’s the exact color of raspberry sherbert and looks amazing with my marbled cross necklace.
i’ve also learned that my into the mystic dress is SO versatile — perfect layered under an a-line skirt or sheer dolman top.
the free people home office is looking for an office coordinator!
the objective of this position is to manage and support the day to day operations of running the free people home office. support upper management with their office administration needs and all aspects of daily business. communicate to the free people staff all corporate and FP announcements, updates and changes. act as a liaison and ambassador for the free people home office team.
for a full job description and to apply for this position, please click here.
in case you couldn’t tell, we here at free people love music festivals. we saw a ton of free people girls at coachella and it definitely got us thinking about ways we can be more involved with festivals in the future. up next is sasquatch, set in a stunningly beautiful gorge in washington state that might have the prettiest stage backdrop i’ve seen yet.
there are always a few select bands making the festival rounds too. this year the XX, the national, phoenix, local natives and black keys seem to be hitting up quite a few. read more for a brief look at what’s coming up this summer and some of the top acts you’ll catch at each festival (although there are really too many to list)!
also make sure you check out our picks for festival fashion right here!
broken social scene is one of those bands that i’ve always respected but haven’t listened to that often – but with their new album, forgiveness rock record, that could be about to change. since the group was founded by members kevin drew and brendan canning (who never left) in 1999, they’ve had over a dozen members at certain points, and the best description of the group that i’ve read is that each of their records is like a snapshot of the band at that moment in time. with forgiveness rock record, the snapshot is of a band that has gradually refined its sound and is older, wiser and better than ever – the arrangements, the vocals, the instruments all mesh together perfectly and it sounds as though they’ve really found their rhythm. the album opener, “world sick” slowly creeps up on you and draws you in, and the rest of the album does not disappoint… you won’t want to stop listening.
you can catch them on tour right now, and they’ll be stopping by several music festivals this summer, including sasquatch, glastonbury, pitchfork and splendor in the grass!
check out the fp girls who work at our austin store at the domain!
left: the one and only diana! right: resident rockstar haley rose, who you’ll often catch performing on weekends!
spunky kat- she’s got a knack for putting together outfits you’d never think of!
left: jennifer, their youngest sales associate, who will be attending NYU for journalism in the fall! right: katlyn, who is one half of a twin :)
left: kristina, who one day hopes to own a fabulous restaurant; right: newest MIT, marisa, who knows fashion like it’s nobody’s business!
MIT katie strikes a pose – she makes everyone smile all day every day!
left: brooke, resident caffeine addict :) right: candice, a skilled seamstress who used to work at the chicago free people!
aren’t they adorable?
she’s a dreamer, a soul-searcher and a wanderer. drifting along, deep in thought, her eyes tell tales of mysterious adventures. meadow is our bohemian girl who wears loose, flowing tops and dresses that catch the breeze as she roams the earth in search of inspiration. she mixes patterns and prints and piles on jewelry with a handmade, natural touch. on her feet are moccasins or sandals but she’d rather be barefoot. she hears music wherever she goes – at one with nature, she’ll often pause to smell a flower, pet an animal or just to take in the beauty that surrounds her. little trinkets and memorabilia like leaves, stones, a matchbook with thoughts strewn across it, fill her pockets and then the pages of her journals when she eventually returns home.
here are some picks that I could see meadow wearing:
1. lonicera tunic; 2. stitched boho tank; 3. desert maxi dress; 4. vlatava convertible skirt; 5. lucy loves charlie tunic; 6. medina sun hat; 7. quogue feather sandal; 8. vintage bandana; 9. woodstock beaded necklace; 10. dipped feather earrings; 11. suede medicine bag.
another place where you’re likely to see a ton of meadow girls running around? music festivals! shop our featival picks, which meadow would surely love, here.