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i recently discovered beck’s record club and i think the whole premise behind it is pretty awesome. the record club is an informal meeting of musicians who come together to record an album in a day.  they have done albums by the velvet underground, leonard cohen, inxs and even yanni.  the results are pretty great- and they post a video of them recording the tracks once a week.  they are rough renditions, often first takes, which i think makes it even cooler.

here’s one of my favorites, from the songs of leonard cohen, with a group that includes Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Will from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy and Beck.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Record Club: Songs Of Leonard Cohen “So Long, Marianne” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

interesting note- this album was picked by andrew of MGMT, and their second choice was ace of base. can you imagine how that would sound?

check out more here.

Tiffany -Aug 24, 2010, 2:33PM
love the song! XOXO,
Tom -Aug 24, 2010, 11:36AM
This is really cool. I can't wait to hear more.

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From maxi length and shaggy coats,  mesh and boudoir details as outterwear, and fashion’s new sporty mood, these are Free Peoples trends to get to know this Fall. What are they? How to wear them? here’s where to find out…

We want to inspire you before Falls sneaks up upon us

Here’s details from the people behind the scenes:

Why we love it

“We’re all excited about the maxi length and believe it’s gonna be HUGE for A/W 10,  whether its dresses, skirts or trousers, It’s our bohemian girl and a very traditional free people trend that we are excited about”

How we’ll be wearing it

“We love it updated into fall with shaggy fur coats and platforms or clogs.  It totally reminded us of Penny Lane from the movie Almost Famous. We wanted to update our Boho roots with a bit of rock and roll and so we love this trend to mix in cool graphic tees, beaten up leather and worn in jeans.  Like shes been hanging out on a tour bus all summer with the band and is coming home with an eclectic trunk full of clothes she picked up on the way. Jewelry is really strong in here, especially rings on every finger and long pendant necklaces have a 70’s hippy vibe about them that’s always cool”

Stay tuned for two more trends we’re loving right now!

Pepe -Jan 01, 2012, 5:48PM
thanks for this usefull info.
Fp Jemma -Aug 24, 2010, 3:33PM
hey the wide leg blue trousers are from urban outfitters see the link below to direct you straight to them.

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a last bit of inspiration from succulent wild woman, by sark.








i hope you guys enjoyed this book! i loved it and will definitely be recommending it to all of my female friends.  we will now begin the process of selecting the next book so if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below!

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jeff cavaliere -Aug 27, 2010, 8:25PM
Great post, saved the blog for hopes to read more information!
Lorilee -Aug 24, 2010, 11:22AM
I've been enjoying all the Sark posts lately. I was REALLY into her journals in the 90's. Lo and behold, while cleaning my office out yesterday, I found my old Sark journal and had a blast reading my entries. It is soooo amazing to read things and experience your own creativity after so much time has elapsed. At times, I thought...really? Did I come up with that? It was really fun! Keep up the great posts.

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talented fans

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we have some really amazingly talented fans- check out some of this awesome fp inspired artwork!



the above four are by briana kranz, inspired by some of our catalog images and products.




and the last three are by alexa sonken.

you ladies are amazing! so happy we could inspire you :)

oilskin -Aug 25, 2010, 7:23AM
krissy -Aug 23, 2010, 6:29PM
love it! i love to see how differently the two are!

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“Smile, breathe and go slowly.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh

oh, monday…


Brielle -Aug 23, 2010, 3:10PM
Love this! Thanks for posting..that is just how I feel today. Have a lovely Monday everyone.

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in the time i spend searching the web, i find a lot of really amazing artwork… but every once in a while i stumble upon an artist who really blows me away.  this is one of them.  i am completely in love with eibatova karina‘s work… not only are the images beautiful and  exquisitely detailed, but the messages behind her work make it even more meaningful to me. plus i’m a sucker for pretty much anything that has to do with john lennon…
















the last two are from a series called “trees make us feel better.” they really do make me feel happy! view more of her work here.

-Dec 15, 2010, 3:56PM
Are the nestle dolls for sale? Great work, I really hope to visit Russia un jour :-)
Anko -Aug 23, 2010, 12:56PM
I had a great time looking at your lovely work, thank you!

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have a good one, folks :)

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isn’t she just the sweetest little thing?

-Aug 21, 2010, 9:24AM
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww i love georgie
vero -Aug 21, 2010, 12:13AM
adorable! what kind of dog is she?

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…and i’ll play you some songs :)

a playlist made by our interns featuring their favorite tunes of the summer :)

julie -Aug 21, 2010, 1:46AM
i love chiddy bang!

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our team was outside getting some special shots for our website! here’s a little sneak peak :)









carpinteyrogva -Mar 17, 2012, 10:30AM
A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face;a beautiful behavior than a beautiful form.
Chelsea -Aug 30, 2010, 2:06PM
This is up on the website today! So cool :)

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we had a bbq here at the navy yard yesterday to celebrate the end of construction around the dry dock next to our building.  it looks so beautiful, they did an amazing job – and the party was awesome.  a live band playing country-tinged covers of classic songs, mini golf, tons of great food, and beautiful weather :)













Suzi -Aug 20, 2010, 2:58PM
Fabulous space!! I've looked all over for the address to Bld 25 but can't find it. What is the actual address to there? Thanks!!
Jenny -Aug 20, 2010, 10:01AM
Oh my gosh, can I work at Free People?? (Except I'd have to move...and push all my creativity into work....) What a lovely work environment + party! And I love the bricks as part of the centerpieces.

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our stylists have amazing taste (obviously!) so today i asked them to give their top picks for this fall – and they even modeled them for me! first up, our senior stylist:

“i feel really good about wide leg pants and looser styles going into fall. i’d describe it as victorian mixed with 70s on safari! the coat has a victorian silhouette that looks amazing on any body type because it creates a waist. you can wear it so many different ways, too- belted, open like a cardigan, over a maxi, or with wide leg pants.  and the colors go with everything! i also love the expedition hat and large bags like this that fit everything you would need in case you do actually go on a safari :)”

items pictured above: 1. wide leg easy pant; 2. leather hip belt; 3. ruffled tweed jacket; 4. leather expedition hat; 5. bag coming soon.

and now our assistant stylist:



“i love the long sleeve lace buttondown tunic- it is so versatile! it’s a great piece for layering so you can keep wearing summery items like a printed mini into fall, and the print shows through the lace which is really cute.  just add a cozy cardigan, over-the-knee boots with socks, and a beanie! this leather jacket is AMAZING. it is lined in satin and has a detachable hoodie and has that perfect beaten up quality to it.”

items pictured above: 1. long sleeve lace buttondown tunic; 2. cable beanie; 3. whiplash mini; 4. aralia tall heeled boot; 5. doma hooded biker jacket; 6. far away cable cardigan.

fp naomi -Apr 19, 2011, 1:58PM
If it’s not online any longer, we don’t have any via direct. If you email they will be able to help you locate it in stores. =)
carly -Apr 19, 2011, 1:48PM
Hey. I have been looking everywhere for that free people belt. They are all sold out. Do you have any idea where I can get one. Please email me if you do. Thanks so much!!!!!

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