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another fp girl told me about these really cool photos taken by mikael kennedy…not only do i love that they’re polaroids, i also love the story behind them.  read on for the explanation in the artist’s words.

“i had started carrying an old polaroid SX70 camera with me everywhere i went back in 1999. we had no jobs, we had no plan, we had piled 6 of us and a dog into a van and had driven straight across from massachusetts to washington for no reason other than to find a new place to live.

i told david that this was to be the plan: no plan. i said we’d ‘shoot the moon.’ like in the game of hearts, you collect all the bad cards you win, you get almost all of them but not all you lose. so i started collecting my cards in the frame of a polaroid.

and so that is what this is, it’s 10 years of no plan, of wandering around with a polaroid camera… i have always said the only reason to live is for what i would call a ‘life lived’; a life full of experiences either good or bad. so we’d win by taking the wrong way, we would wander, gather these experiences one by one and build something out of them.”

check out the full set of photos here.

mindy -May 12, 2010, 2:46PM
tis a beautiful post…
Kadee -Jan 31, 2010, 3:40AM
Hi there, I had to leave a comment on your pictures they are amazing and i really like how they reflect a dream like escape. amazing.!

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enjoy your weekend, wherever it may take you…

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we’re nominated for best blog by a fashion designer or brand in the style coalition fashion 2.0 social media awards! help us win – click here to go vote!

thank you style coalition :)

Style Coalition -Feb 05, 2010, 3:40PM
would love to invite you to the awards ceremony, please send the contact email to press [at] stylecoalition.com. Thank you!
shiwa -Feb 03, 2010, 7:16AM
I checked out the other blogs and yours is by the far the best! The other ones really don't even compare! The colors, the photos, the fashion, the presentation....FP's is by far the winner!

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the first ever philagrafika festival starts this weekend in philly, and it is expected to be one of the largest art events in the US and the world’s largest print-related exhibition.  this will be a recurring event that celebrates the role of print in contemporary art.   more than 300 artists will be represented at more than 80 venues throughout philly! i really like what artist gunilla klingberg has done with the entrance at moore college:

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for more info on philagrafika click here.

Melissa -Feb 03, 2010, 7:07PM
Thanks for your help FP Blog! We filled up a ton of boxes with clothes last Saturday! Looking forward to having more events like this in the future! We really appreciate your post! <3 Melissa, FP 5th Ave
Val -Feb 03, 2010, 6:46PM
Excellent work on reporting the print scene! Real bomb dot com stuff. Is someone at Free People a printer them self and might they have work?

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free people 5th ave in new york is teaming up with the salvation army for a clothing drive on saturday – stop by and help them out in their efforts to provide our neighbors in haiti with food and supplies during this difficult time.  stop by the store anytime between 10am – 9pm!

don’t know what to bring? think light jackets, shoes, socks, t-shirts, anything light and packable!

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for this week’s office style, we’re checking out the day to day looks of one of our most fashionable ladies :)

-Jan 30, 2010, 2:01PM
a beautiful woman with amazing style!!

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some photos of our team setting up the new store at space 15 twenty!

and the storefront:

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looks like a beautiful day in los angeles! check out space 15 twenty’s blog here.

orange county boutiques -Jul 08, 2010, 2:05PM
yeahh I agree with niccole, come to orange county so everyone can enjoy the great products you have :)
fp julia -Feb 08, 2010, 2:53PM
hi amanda! they were made by our visual display team :)

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“certain things, they should stay the way they are. you ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.” – j.d. salinger

j.d. salinger, author of my favorite book of all time, passed away yesterday at age 91.

-Jan 29, 2010, 5:02PM
This was such a great book, i'm really glad they made us read this in school. My favorite quote is: If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she's late? Nobody.
Susanna-Cole -Jan 28, 2010, 7:34PM
I've heard mentions of this book, for almost as long as I can remember, however, just the other day, I finally added it to my list of "books-to-read", (unfortunately, it was never assigned to me to read, in school or I may have found it long ago), and now to hear he's passed is really quite sad, but hearing everyone talk about the book, and him, once again, really motivates me to go read it already! :) xoxo, S-C

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we’re very excited to be opening a new store at space 15 twenty in los angeles!

if you’re not familiar with space 15 twenty, its a unique retail setting where each store is connected by an outdoor courtyard, and includes a performance space for live music, an art gallery, and a monthly pop up shop.

stop by tomorrow for the grand opening party, with food, drinks, and vintage vinyl spun by dj dez!

-Jan 29, 2010, 1:39AM
Can't wait to see it! Love that location and the girls that work there are amazing!
fpcarrie -Jan 28, 2010, 2:00PM
sweet art!

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happy thursday everyone! it’s poll time…last week i asked about some of the graphic tops we have right now and the winner is the zuma mason tank with 31% of the votes! that was my favorite too :)

this week we’ve had the military trend on the mind…it was a huge trend on the runway for spring/summer 2010, and we’ve got some great pieces right now to help you get this cool, army-inspired look. which of these would you most want to add to your wardrobe?

the brass revival cargo jacket:

the my pants cargo pants:
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the platoon jacket:
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the we the free twill pocket short:
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or the we the free sargeant jacket:
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time to vote!


taylor -Jan 29, 2010, 9:20AM
Love the neew looks AWESOME

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after today’s DIY post, an fp girl here at the home office showed me a project she did, also involving butterflies. at first glance, it’s a normal book…

…but then you open it:

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isn’t that amazing? she cut out the inside and created this beautiful little scene.  i love it!

-Jan 29, 2010, 3:06PM
LOVE..

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fp loves…

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another new feature on the blog!

“fp loves” will take a look at an item we’re really excited about and get word from the buyer on why they love it so much!  first up: the beryll vintage artisan asphalt boots… hand-distressed from restored leather sourced from the 60’s and 70s.

and, it turns out vogue italia loves the beryll boots too! they were featured in the cover story, shot by steven miesel, for the january 2010 issue!

the beryll boots are available on our website, here.

moo -Feb 05, 2010, 7:31PM
I can't believe how horrific that model looks.... it's hard to imagine talking about her stylish boots in the post and missing the point that she looks like death walking. It is the saddest statement on where a women's body image has been shoved to. In a corner with nowhere to go.
Taylor -Feb 04, 2010, 10:50AM
Wow those models look sick!!

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