what is everyone doing for the 4th of july weekend?
the nateva camping and music festival starts today in oxford, maine with artists including furthur, the flaming lips, she & him, passion pit and grizzly bear – sounds like a great time. and if you’re in philly, the annual free concert on the parkway takes place on sunday night.
we’re out at noon today and i’m heading to the beach!!! can’t wait…i’ll be posting throughout the weekend so don’t worry! :)
say hello to two of our sweet and adorable interns, carolina and nicole! they are going into their senior year of high school and have spent the last two weeks interning here at free people. these best friends had a unique and exciting internship that allowed them to experience several departments here at the home office. i spent a little time with them today to talk about their experience!
what was your favorite part of your internship here?
both: being in the photo studio! watching the stylists at work and seeing the models was really exciting.
nicole: i actually loved hanging up all the clothes when they were finished shooting with them! i loved getting to see all the beautiful clothing up close.
carolina: it’s been amazing, we’ll never get an experience like this again!
both: spending time with the designers was really cool too because we got to see just how much they do! they showed us items online that they had designed and you never really think about that, it’s crazy. we’re not the most talented with our hands and we tried to sew a sweater – it was a disaster.
talking about high school and proms with our senior stylist!
what is your dream job?
carolina: after this experience, i think i would love to be a designer or a buyer.
nicole: i would definitely want to be a stylist or buyer if i worked for a clothing company, but my dream has always been to be a doctor!
their collage of free people girls.
which free people girl are you?
nicole: i’m definitely lou during the day and ginger at night!
carolina: i think a little bit of all of them, except for lou.
nicole: you’re a mix of candy and ginger for sure :)
what is your favorite free people item?
nicole: i am completely obsessed with the coachella boots (pictured below on candy). they’re all i can think about. my dad finally agreed to get them for me as an early birthday present and i am SO excited!
carolina: i love the green motorcuff thermal (pictured below on lou)! but i want every color, i’d wear them all the time.
with one of our models :)
now check out the outfits they styled for each free people girl! they did an amazing job – i would wear every single one of these outfits.
*some of the items pictured above are from our upcoming catalog, so look for them online next week!
some of our fp girls have just returned from overseas where they were shooting an upcoming catalog and doing some shopping and style spotting! check out these great pics our creative design assistant snapped…
the chiffon and lace slip dress is without a doubt one of our most versatile items. it’s all about the layering and how you style it – and fortunately we have the girls of free people highland park to offer up some fabulous ideas! (you may remember these very same girls showing multiple ways to wear the ruffle bottom slip not too long ago!)
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when we posted photos of our new costa mesa, california, store the other day, you may have noticed these beautiful fabric-covered vases sitting on some of the shelves. i loved them so i did a little digging to find out how are display team made them…
our team used large aluminum vases cast in india – but you can pick up some large inexpensive flower pots at your local gardening shop.
next you need some pretty fabric. our team used antique turbans, bridal blouses and quilts they picked up over in india. check out vintage stores and flea markets for pretty vintage fabrics that work just as well :)
now all you need is some mod podge, which you can order online or get from an arts & crafts store. use the mod podge to coat the fabric so it stays on the vases. use the fabric however you want- i think it would look cool if you cut different fabrics into strips and collaged them onto the vase for a quilted effect!