on the hunt…
i’ve been thinking about doing a yoga retreat sometime this year, but with so many options out there its really hard to pick one! i just found this one today and it looks pretty awesome…it’s the om yoga and meditation retreat in costa rica…i mean can you imagine doing yoga in that room pictured above, with ocean views?
the retreat takes place february 6 – 13 at the blue spirit retreat center on the beach of nosara. in addition to practicing yoga and meditation, you can participate in other activites like swimming, surfing, horseback riding, deep water fishing and more…all in a relaxing, beautiful setting. sounds good to me…
what do you guys think? do you know of any other cool yoga retreats?
i really wish i could go to this exhibit! it’s called “a cry for help” and it’s a special benefit exhibit opening friday at the thinkspace gallery in los angeles. part of the proceeds from the exhibit will go to born free usa to help endangered species.
not only is it for a great cause, the artwork looks awesome…plus, they’ll have special animal adoptions during opening weekend! if you’re unable to adopt an animal, they will also be accepting donations of old blankets and beds for shelters so that animals don’t have to sleep on cold concrete floors, as well as any treats, toys, leashes, collars, etc. that you can spare.
if any of you go let me know what you think!
by the way i definitely recommend checking out the websites of the above artists…their work is amazing. for more info on the show click here.
free people is looking for a design coordinator assistant to work here in the home office!
the objective of this position is to assist the design team to move developing programs through the process from the initial set up into production, without delays or complications, to ensure the finished product meets the original specifications.
for a full list of job responsibilities, and to apply for this position, click here.
we are finally ready to announce the winner of the win your wishlist contest!
the grand prize winner is…………… marydea from nashville tennessee!
read on to learn a little more about her and her personal style.
why did you pick the items you did, and what’s your favorite thing you picked?
the items that i picked are mostly accessories because fp has beautiful vintage inspired items that complement my clothes. my favorite item i picked is the beaded wings cardigan. i think the beads are a lovely touch!
how would you describe your personal style?
for my personal style i tend towards old-fashioned dresses and brightly colored basics. i love victorian lockets and antique jewelry. my closet is inspired by the 1940′s/1950′s and woodland fairies.
what are your hobbies?
i love to paint, ride my bike, cook and bake, be with friends and my two sisters! i love doing anything outside on a lovely day!
what is your first memory of free people?
my first memory of freepeople was.. about 4 christmases ago my grandmother bought me a swiss dot long sleeved shirt and a deer lambs wool hooded vest that i wanted and i still wear it to this day!
here’s a peak at some of the items on her wishlist!
welcome to the first thursday poll of the new year! i thought today would be a good time to introduce some of our different swim styles for this year and see which one you like best! it might seem a little early to talk about swim but if you’re planning a vacation somewhere warm, or just dreaming about the warm weather ahead, we’ve got some great styles for you to check out…
by the way, your favorite headband from last week was the flower cluster sequin applique headband, which beat the feather and gem headband by only 9 votes!
ok so let’s get to it…which swim style is your favorite?
the colorblock one piece:
or the blossom printed ruffle one piece:
good morning! i’m really excited to bring you a guest blog post from andrea of the blog fly, who also happens to be the artist behind our hand drawn floral converse! read on to learn about where she drew her inspiration for the shoes.
When I was approached by Free People to use my doodle-style illustrations for a small run of sneakers I immediately thought of flower gardens. Aside from the feminine elements that can be associated with Free People and flowers, I really liked the idea of an eclectic garden of quirks and fun, much how I see the brand.
Over the years I’ve collected tons of vintage fabric swatches and ephemera (like magazine clippings and wallpaper scraps) featuring various forms of floral designs. I particularly like to use Secondhand Rose wallpaper swatches and William Morris’ floral designs for references. Using all these elements for inspiration I developed little clusters of tiny flowers, abstract roses, and dingbats to create the doodles for the shoes.
thanks so much andrea, we love your shoes!
first of all, thank you so much for all of your thoughtful comments about your favorite blog posts- we love getting feedback from our readers, and you are all so incredibly sweet!
the lucky lady who was picked at random is francesca from massachusetts, who said her favorite post was “our new garden” from june! congrats francesca, you will be receiving this adorable coin purse in the mail shortly! stay tuned everyone, we hope to be doing more giveaways on the blog in the future…hint hint :)