All of the fancy fashion designers created special matrioshka dolls for Vogue Russia’s 10 year anniversary. Stella McCartney’s is probably my favorite (the first one with the sandals and the painted toes?!) and these are some of the cuter ones. But check out the gallery on Vogue to see all of the crazy ones, and some are pretty crazy.
Which one is your favorite?? (The ones pictured are Stella McCartney, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, and Pucci, but look at the rest!)
You might have noticed scarves are all the rage these days, and they are such a cute way to warm yourself up on a cold autumn day!
I am going crazy for our Mica Metallic Scarf lately – I kind of want it in every color! And I love that it is sparkley!
Shown below is the scarf in Cerulean…
Now the scarf in Berry…
Finally, here is the scarf in Old Emerald!
So which color would you guys pick?
In response to our request to send us your favorite crafts, Free People girl Ariel from Lexington Kentucky sent us these really awesome Free People-wearing Sims that she created! It might not be a craft in the most classic sense, but we just loved them! I can pick out all the Free People items they are wearing too! Don’t they look so cute! It makes me want to go play the Sims and build them a fun little house to live in!
This was such a cool idea Ariel! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Free People is hosting a winter craft swap called The Art of Giving! It’s been a long time since our last swap, so I am super excited. Join us in handcrafting some amazing gifts for your fellow Free People friends and spread the winter cheer.
Here’s how it works: You fill out the simple form with your name, email, and mailing address. People outside the United States are welcome to join, but if you live in the U.S., you can indicate if you do not want to ship internationally. I will match you up with a partner and send you their email and shipping address.
You’ll have until New Years to make a gift and mail it to your partner. You can make anything you want. The wintery theme can be your inspiration. You can make something to keep warm, decorate your home, or simply make your partner smile.
Click here to join the swap. Sign up will end next Friday, November 21.
Check out some of our old flickr groups from previous swaps! Valentine 08, Dark Fairy, Travel, and Valentine 07.
Aren’t these masks so fun?! One of our designers just got back from the Netherlands, and she brought home enough masks for the knits team and the image team! A lot of the masks are reproductions of old Victorian-era masks. What awesome little gifts!
I adore these illustrations from Katie Kirk‘s wonderful children’s book, Eli, No! They are done in such a cute style, and the book is just wonderful! See the rest of it here on Katie’s Flickr. The book is not yet published (I seriously can’t see why not) but you can bet whenever it gets published (I’m sure it will soon) I will be getting a copy!
I’m loving these patterned tapes from Present & Correct. They’d be awesome for gift wrapping! I’d like them with just plain brown butchers paper dressed up with the pretty tapes.
Check out these other printed tapes I had found awhile back, lace tapes and frame tape too.
Then of course there are the donunt tape dispensers!
Don’t forget about our internet craft party! Do you love to create and craft? Do you have a favorite craft project? Is there something you’ve made that is so wonderful that you want to show us how? We would love to see it!
We’re hoping that all the Free People girls out there will send us their favorite craft projects!
Send us your project with pictures (and step-by-step instructions if applicable) at firstname.lastname@example.org! Be sure to include your name, town, and website or blog if you’ve got one!
We will be trying our hand at the projects ourselves, as well as featuring some of them on the blog!
For inspiration, check out these revamped Altoid tins! I am so amazed at the clever things people have thought of to do with them!
A few days ago, our customer service representatives received this little note:
Dear Free People,
I receive your catalogs in the mail…thank you. I have a question in regards to your November 2008 catalog.
On pages 25 and 35, is it possible for you to tell me what lipstick color/brand they are?
We asked our make-up artist, Deanna, to help us out with this question, and she told us exactly how she made-up the model’s lips! I thought I’d share her answer with you:
Prepare the lip with a little Eucerin ointment- just enough to moisten the lip.
Then press Make Up For Ever Star powder (loose) in iridescent fuschia into lip, concentrating color more on the center of lips, then build to desired intensity.
Most Make Up For Ever products can be purchased at Sephora!
This video of the Reno Balloon Race makes me happy. It’s all sped up, and the balloons look really cute and cheerful zipping and bounding around so quickly! Enjoy!