I’m loving the Polaroid Project, polaroids taken in NYC by photographer Porter Hovey. The light and colors are always so beautiful in polaroids, and I love the idea of instantly capturing a little piece of your everyday life. Seeing the images also makes me want to stop and take a better look at what’s happening around me!
I’ve been a little obsessed with postcards that have state maps on them for a while now. They’re pretty appealing looking, right? I had been looking for them on Google image search, with some luck, but not tons. Today, I am totally pumped, because I found this Flickr set, which is all map postcards! It’s an impressive collection with some colorful eye-candy!
First off, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts over the weekend, and to those who may have tried to view the blog and saw a blank page! Our server was on the fritz this weekend and even this morning. We’ve been tinkering with it though, and now everything should be working just fine!
Second, I wanted to show you guys a few of the awesome pictures of stairs I found on Stair Porn! Stair Porn is a blog devoted entirely to pictures of cool and unusual staircases. I never knew I could be so interested and intrigued by a flight of stairs!
The latest edition of BLDG15 Threads is here!
Lately at Free People, we have been really into braids – you might have noticed them on many of our models!
In our latest BLDG15 Threads, we show you (with the help of our hairstylist) how to make three different types of braids – a knot braid, fishtail, and twist-rope braid!
Check out this video below, in which our hairstylist makes a fishtail braid on one of our models while showing us how! You can find a video for the knot braid on BLDG15 Threads, as well as step-by-step instructions and drawings for each braid. Be sure to have a look!
Just for fun, here are a few shots of some girls around the office today, sporting their braids!
We received this request via a comment, so I thought I’d share with all!
Designers are wanted for the Eco Exchange Fashion Show at GreenFest Philly
Sunday, September 7th 2008, 1PM
Eco-Fashion hits South Street with style and sustainability. We need designers using organic, alternative (hemp/bamboo/etc.) and reused/vintage materials. The festival draws 20,000 people and you’ll have the opportunity to showcase designs and promo on and off the runway.
Please contact liza ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate or check out GreenFest Philly for details (throw out the submission guidelines – we want you!)
Labor Day weekend is almost here! A time for cookouts and parades and camping and all sorts of other fun activities… It also brings to mind the old “rule” of dress: No white after Labor Day, until Memorial Day. I was chatting today with a couple of the girls on the knits team, and we had somewhat varying opinions on how much power this rule still holds. Some feel this rule has gone totally obsolete, for others, strict observance remains. As for myself, I’ll be wearing plenty of white shirts through winter, but you sure won’t catch me in any white pants or skirts!
I am so curious to find out what you guys think of this rule! Please share!
This wallpaper is amazing! It reacts to heat – the flowers bloom as it gets warmer.
If you like this wallpaper, you should definitely check out its creator Shi Yuan’s website! There are many very cool art pieces on there, including a few more heat sensitive creations!
And now for the punchline…
You’ll have to forgive me for this post of a few random pictures, but I couldn’t resist. They were so cool that I really wanted to put them up so you could see them!
Smoke & Ochre is very interested in old photographs, and she has a pretty fantastic collection if you graze through her archives.
I love these women! They look like they could be Free People girls from the past.
This one is Bridgitte Bardot…. wow!
I leave you with David Bowie…
I’m sure you toss some cereal boxes in the recycling bin. And you’ve probably been stuck without a gift box for your friend’s birthday and especially around the holidays. Head over to instructables to learn how to make a gift box from a cereal box! My only advice would be to dress it up a little more than what they’ve done in the photos. Paint it, get pretty ribbons, glue on some sequins, make it pretty!