First a few behind the scenes pictures: shooting outside, a firefly (how Free People!) and the sunset in Virginia, the same location that we shot our We the Free catalog. They shot inside and outside of these abandoned houses. It rained a little bit, but they made the best of it!
Our photographer was Michael Dwornik from New York (a great guy and wonderful photographer!).
The props were all made by FP girls Mackenzie and Kara. They glittered everything! Pinecones and sticks all tied up with yarn
Yes, Halloween just passed, but our November catalog is here with lots of holiday goodies. Check out freepeople.com for our gift guide and some info on our holiday trend concept, Folk Princess.
A little late for Halloween posts, but we left our cameras at home!
The whole buying team and some of Free People Direct dressed up as coke cans on Halloween! One of the buyers made all of the red tube dresses and everyone stenciled their own, added their own Americana accessories (denim jackets and mustang parts) and wore can tabs on chains around their necks.
Don’t you love this tiny little letter? It’s from the World’s Smallest Postal Service, a one-woman letter transcribing service run by Lea Redmond. For a small fee, Lea takes your letter and writes it on a tiny teeny piece of paper, puts it in a tiny teeny envelope, closes it with a tiny teeny glob of wax, and even sends it to the recipient if you like! I just think the letter is so darn cute! I would really like to try and make one myself, but for now at least, I definitely don’t have a small enough pen! :)
I saw this on ali loves curtis!
These leaves were cut so beautifully by Jen Stark! What a perfect time of year for them! I saw them on Design Dig, and decided to look up a bit more about their creator. What I found was so awesome! I love Jen Stark’s other work! It is similar to Julian Vallée‘s work in that she loves to cut and use paper, and she uses lots of bright colors! I thought it was so funny I found her today after I just was talking about Julian’s work yesterday! See some of what I’m talking about below, and even more of Jen’s work can be found on her site.
I spotted the work of artist Leah Bartholomew on Frankie Magazine’s blog, and I wish I lived in Australia so I could see it in person! She just opened a show at the Gorker Gallery. It looks so cheerful autumn beautiful. That sun really gets me in the mood to drive through the countryside on a bright fall day.
And I LOVE the poetic description from the announcement:
“Dry wheat leaves stream like ribbons in the hot wind and the sun won’t go to sleep. Harvest time is coming and there is a whole world hidden in the corn fields – a world of innocence and nostalgia, children with skin like honey and feathers in their hair hiding from the future, singing songsabout the summer and freedom.”
So I’ve been a fan of Julian Vallée‘s artwork for a while now – he is a master of working with cut and paste, and uses lots of really bright colors! When I saw this piece on Booooooom my first reaction was whoa, and then I knew I had to share it with you! I want to live in a world where that’s what it looks like when you spray paint from a can. Check out Julian’s website to see more of his work – total eye candy.
Happy election day everyone! Tomorrow when we wake up we’ll have a new president! I am so excited and impatient to see what happens, but until then, these funny little finger puppets made by Mullish Muse are making me smile. They could play with the little Halloween bat finger puppet we had on the blog the other day…
At any rate, don’t forget to get out and vote today!
I’m totally inspired by this tutorial on childhood flames for artfully shredding a t-shirt. Check out her blog for the step by step, or just checkout the video. It takes hours, but looks amazing!