Something about these pictures is really interesting to me. They are from a set by Catherine Wagner called Homage to the Light Bulb. I really like the way all the light bulbs look together – I wonder though, how does one find all those different bulbs?
Lately I’ve been feeling really inspired by the work of UK artist Jennifer Collier. Her favorite medium to work with is paper, and she makes all sorts of things with it, as you can see above. I needed the reminder of how many things you can do with paper! I especially love the hair clip at the top- it’s so pretty and unique! I’m wondering where she finds all her neat vintage paper though- like the paper used for the tie – wow! You can see a whole online gallery of her work on her website. Check it out for more paper inspiration!
Does getting dressed in the morning just take toooo long? Think about how much more you could get done if you didn’t have to put shoes on? This must have been what Sebastian Errazuriz was thinking when he designed these Converse jeans.
Sebastian has done some other clever playful fashion interpretations. I think the belt of buckles is pretty cool, and the LEGO helmut is definitley genius!
found via refinery 29
Nikki at our NY showroom got a million compliments on these jeans last week, to which she replied, “Thanks, I made them myself!”
Everyone was was so impressed and needed to know how, and I thought you might like to know too. Nikki used a pair of thrift store $10 jeans, but you can use any old jeans that fit you well. This is what else you need:
A cheese grater
It’s so simple here are the steps:
1. Pour some bleach where you desire to have to denim to be washed out looking (you will most likely have to pour it on several times to get the desiered wash and affect) Take the scrub brush and scrub the bleach into the thighs and the knees to make them more worn and lighter.
2. Lay them out in the sun to dry if you can
3. They’ll look a little different once they’re dry, so make sure denim is the desired wash. If not repeat steps 1 and 2
4. On dry denim take cheese grater and run up and down legs of the jeans… this will wear away the denim making them softer and more distressed looking!!
5. Take the scissor and use it to make holes in upper thighs, pockets and knees.
6. Repeat distressing with cheese grater and scissors until desired effect is reached!
What is your job here at FP?
assistant art director – which means doing a little of a lot… but a lot of video & a lot of listening.
What is your current state of mind?
contemplative. peaceful. hopeful.
Who are your heroes?
my mom & dad. underdogs… olivier dahan for making “la vie en rose.”
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
a suitcase, so i could travel the world for free. actually, i’d have to pay $15 now, huh? maybe i’d come back as a wolf.
What or who is your greatest love?
I ♥ my dog & cats. but my greatest ♥ is love itself.
Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
What do you hate most?
i don’t hate anything. maybe double-negatives… bad grammar… bad drivers… tarantulas…
What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instrument do you play in this band?
i’ve got several… though we never actually write songs or anything. i am usually the drummer in all, however.
What color are you?
today? very blue.
What is your motto?
I recently found this video of Simon & Garfunkel’s Cloudy on YouTube. I just love it, it’s so relaxing and mellow! I think it’s a clip from an old TV show, rather than a music video… I never had seen it before! Enjoy!
Hooray! This time on DogTALK, learn to make dog-friendly brownies with Jasmine, Kevin, and of course Brownie! Yummy! You and your doggies are sure to enjoy these delicious treats and this fun DogTALK!
Be sure to tune in next time!
It’s time again for our Thursday Poll! Last week, I wondered which color of our Solid Pullover Poncho you liked the most. Coral and Bark were very close, with votes of 108 and 104, respectively. However, they were the winners by far, with Midnight getting 83 votes, and Grey Heather only 52! Bright colors ruled the day!
Lately, I’ve noticed harem pants starting to come into style. We recently came out with a few different pairs ourselves, and this week I wondered which ones you preferred!
First, have a look at our Linen Harem Pants.
Next are the We The Free Crinkle Jersey Harem Pants.
Meet our featured Facebook friend – Myra!
We found Myra, (or rather, she found us) after she posted some amazing photos of her clothing designs on our Facebook page! She also wrote us a little note about how her designs and photo shoots are inspired by Free People! We could totally tell, and were very flattered!
Myra is from Chesterfield, Missouri, and is creating things all the time! She starts out her process by envisioning a story, which includes a specific model and setting, and goes from there. She has been designing ever since she received her first sewing machine in 2004! She will be attending school for fashion design starting this fall, and is currently planning a booth for her wares at a local art fair!
Myra was so sweet as to put together an awesome how-to for the camisole tank dress that she makes! You can see examples of how cute the dress looks when it’s finished in the pictures above and below! We just love the details on this dress! I can’t wait to make my own! Myra even shows us how to cinch the tank at the top! Click here for all the instructions on how to make the dress, with a ton more pictures too!
Just for fun, we asked Myra a few interview-type questions!
What is your current state of mind?
I am enthused about my future for the endless possibilities!
Do you have any pets?
I have a big black cat, named Big Boy
What inspires you?
Nature, vintage photos, vintage styles, and of course Free People!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Sewing, going to music stores, shopping for vintage clothing, eating at places I’ve never been to.
Do you have a favorite artist?
Erté a French designer and artist in the early 1900’s, and Mucha
Who are your favorite designers?
Free people, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, and myself.
Who is your favorite celebrity inspiration?
Kate Moss, Sienna Miller
What did you want to be as a child?
I wanted to be an elementary teacher I thought it would be fun to create activities for kids to do.
What do you like best about where you live now?
My friends and family, and the inspiring mid-west countryside
What superpower would you most like to have?
Definitely to fly, I’ve had dreams of flying and it’s the craziest feeling to be above everything.
What is your favorite article of clothing that you own right now?
My collection of vintage plaid shirt’s, I can’t just pick one!
What is your motto?
Out of good comes good
And the mysterious fate
Yay! Thank you so much for sharing one of your beautiful designs with us Myra! I can’t wait to work on my own camisole tank dress!
These awesome photos are by New York City photographer Sam Bassett. He seems to do more portraits than anything else, but as you can see, they are really unusual and interesting portraits! I have been wandering around his site for a chunk of this afternoon, and if you liked these pictures at all, you will definitely enjoy looking around it yourself!
Via It’s Nice That.