We had another Free People spotting over at Perez Hilton – this time it’s Kelly Clarkson! I really like her! She seems like a real sweet woman. She is wearing our Poets Society Gauze Top in teal. (FYI, this top is only sold online – it’s not in our stores.)
Ah! Kelly looks so cute, especially in the “say cheese” shot! Jessica is the designer who created this top, and when I showed her the Perez article she was so excited! She told me this is her “first celebrity”, as in the first time she’s had one of her designs worn by a celebrity! Too cute! Here’s Jessica below, being happy!
I’m really entranced by these pictures from the show for Chanel’s resort fashions. I keep coming back to them! The hairstyles seem to call back to the early 20th century, or at least, they do to me! Every time I look at them I’m reminded of the flappers, or even faintly of the Gibson Girls.
Some Gibson Girls. Via.
The clothes seem kind of inspired by these eras as well – is this just me? Do you guys see it too? What do you think?
I saw this gorgeous set on The Moldy Doily. (She always posts awesome pictures!) Head over there to see many more shots from this show!
I am totally pumped to announce our second Free People Fashion Illustration Contest!
Create an original fashion illustration that includes at least one of the following three items:
the One-Shoulder Banded Bottom Dress, Lace Tulip Mini Skirt or Jacquard Princess Cami.
(See pictures of these items at the bottom of this post and on our site.)
Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, artistic rendering, and appropriateness to the Free People aesthetic.
The winner will receive a goody-box filled with all kinds of awesome surprises from all of us at Free People, valued at $100! A Few Guidelines
-Your illustration must be your own original design.
-Illustrations may be created with any two-dimensional medium. Examples of two-dimensional mediums include crayons, markers, paints, pen and ink, computer imaging, chalks, pastels, colored pencils – basically anything that is on paper or computer.
-Illustrations should be no larger than 11×17 inches, or no larger than 6336×9792 pixels.
-Illustrations must include at least one of the following items: One-Shoulder Banded Bottom Dress, Lace Tulip Mini Skirt
or Jacquard Princess Cami. You do not have to use all three items. For the items that come in multiple colors, you may use any color you like in your illustration. You may also include any other Free People items that you like.
-You may enter more than one illustration, but if you choose to do so, each illustration must be entered on its own, as a separate entry. This means if you are using snail mail to turn in your entries, they can all be mailed in one envelope, but each illustration needs to have your name and information attached to it.
If you are emailing your entries, each entry needs to be in a separate email.
-You must be at least 13 years old and a resident of the United States of America to enter. To Enter:
Email us your entry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail us your entry at: Attn: Pruitt Shutt
Free People Fashion Illustration Contest
5000 S. Broad Street Bldg. #15
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Be sure to include your name, age, address, telephone number, and email address with your entry!
The contest ends on June 26th 2009.
All email entries must be received by June 26th 2009.
All mail-in entries must be postmarked by June 26th 2009, and received by July 3rd 2009.
We will announce the winner by July 15th 2009.
Make sure to check out the official rules as well!
Please feel free to post any questions in the comments of this post, or email us at email@example.com!
Below, find pictures of each of the items featured in this contest! One Shoulder Banded Bottom Dress
I love these pensive photos from Renate Aller‘s set Fixed Coordinates! They are so expansive and soothing! Each picture was taken at the same point on Westhampton Beach, hence the title of the set. It would be awesome to have a huge huge print of one of these – or even wall mural sized! See more of her work on Ruby Beets, or her site of course!
Via Apartment Therapy.
Using fiber-optic technology, French company LumiGram has created a cloth that glows! It’s not glow-in-the-dark, rather it actually casts a soft light – each clothing item comes with a battery pack that will keep your clothes glowing for around 12 hours after each charge. Interesting, no? Check out all their styles here.
French artist Bernard Pras recreates pictures and portraits with found objects. His work is totally amazing.
An explanation from the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna: After an extensive and wide-ranging training, the artist Bernard Pras slowly began to focus on portraiture while experimenting with many different techniques. We were particularly interested in his photographed “composite portraits” of famous, frequently long-dead personalities… for which he selected composite elements that helped explain the sitter’s character or the reason for his or her fame. However, Pras adds an extra dimension of complexity: he distributes the individual elements that constitute his portraits in rooms – frequently locations chosen with great care – that participate in the creation of the composite artworks. …in the end it requires a camera lens to bring them together in a photograph, and to turn them into recognizable portraits.
Fantastic! Head on over to If It’s Hip, It’s Here for more (and bigger) pictures!
These are from a set by Brock Davis in which he explores how things that don’t shatter might look if they did shatter. A simple idea, but I like them – especially the coffee cup! It’s convincing.
See more on Brock’s site or Cyana Trend Land.