My heart sank this morning when i logged on to The Guardian to check on the local news back home in England.
Alexander McQueen had Passed away, I couldn’t help but grieve.
He has been a maverick to the English Fashion Scene and an Iconic one at that. With a label such as “The Bad Boy” which came from his invention of the ‘Bumster’ in the 90’s. This Designer was out there to make a statement and that he managed to do every season.
Everyone warmed to him and his cheeky, daring attitude to Fashion.
I admired him for years and he was often an Inspiration to me when i was studying Fashion/Textile Design.
His Spring/Summer 2010 collection blew me away- It was Fashion/Art at its best!
fp jemma is snowed in at home today but she sent along this post about one of her favorite artists right now, lykke li!
Lykke Li is slamming my ear drums and has been for the last few months- I love her!
This little swedish Pixie fills me with delight everytime I see a picture of her, everytime I see her cute little dance moves and everytime i stumble across a raw, acoustic video of her performing. The latest being-coming from my addiction with La Blogotheque- her collaboration with Bon Iver on Dance, Dance, Dance, where they both jam around a fountain with tambourines.
I feel like the song “Everybody but me” is my anthem. She gives a dusting of glitter to my everyday, so i just wanted to show some love.
it’s about that time for the thursday poll! last week i asked about our cute printed bras and the winner was the printed rouched bralette with 32% of the vote! that was my favorite too. this week, everyone’s got valentine’s day on the brain, so i’m going to ask about some more intimately items – this time our cute undies! which ones do you like best?
free people is looking for a direct operations coordinator to work at the home office!
the free people direct team manages the growth of the web and catalog divisions of the free people brand, a division of urban outfitters, inc. we’re looking for a smart, motivated individual to assist in our operations department. this position requires excellent writing and communication skills, passion and understanding of the fp brand and customer, a strong interest and knowledge of fashion and excellent customer service skills. for a full description of this position, and/or to apply, please click here.
technically we didn’t actually have a snow day yesterday- there were a brave few who ventured out, despite blizzard warnings, and came to work for a couple of hours! but by mid afternoon everyone had been sent home. when we came in this morning, this snowman was outside one of the navy yard buildings welcoming everyone back :)
we thought it would be fun to give you a little glimpse into the world of some of our fp girls, so to start out, we followed one of our designers for a week! we watched as she designed a garment from start to finish, had some of her designs tested out on a fit model and presented concepts and finished items to our design team. i can’t show you too much yet, but here’s a preview of what you’ll see in the video (coming soon)! stay tuned!
i have a special treat for you today! our graphic design team made these adorable valentines for you to download :) click on the images to go to our flickr page and download the large size. happy valentine’s day from us to you!
not too long ago some friends from work told me about the site nice package, and ever since i’ve been hooked…they use very simple, pretty materials to create packaging ideas that are so unique and creative. i was on their site recently and saw they had a new product – an inspiration kit called “i left my heart in paris.” i thought it was so cute – and they were nice enough to put together a guest blog post about where they draw their inspiration, just in time for valentine’s day! please welcome the lovely ez and marichelle!
Hi everyone! We are Ez and Marichelle, the fun-loving duo behind the creative packaging line Nice Package. We’re so excited that we were invited here today to share a little bit about what went into one of our newest products: I Left My Heart in Paris.
In one of our brainstorming sessions last month we started talking about Inspiration Kits and how great it would be to make up mini collections that include bits and pieces of our favorite things to inspire our customer’s creative projects. We both adore Paris, Air Mail envelopes, love letters, and vintage inspired ephemera and decided to group all these ideas into our first limited edition kit: I Left My Heart in Paris.
We like to think of our DIY Inspiration Kits as the perfect go-to sources for an instant pick-me-up. The creative possibilities with our kits are as limitless as your imagination. We used ours for Valentine cards, gift tags, and scrapbook pages.
Come visit us on our site for more great products, and be sure to check out our blog for some fabulous freebies and DIY projects.
xo Ez + Marichelle
this year’s bonnaroo lineup is being announced today…starting at noon today, they began revealing one artist at a time every 5 minutes on their myspace page. pretty annoying actually…anyway it is going on right now if you want to check it out here. so far, among the performers they’ve announced are the avett brothers, weezer, phoenix, the xx, ok go, jay z, theivery corporation, jimmy cliff and the flaming lips performing “dark side of the moon” with stardeath and white dwarfs.
i know it’s not over yet but i’ll admit, with the exception of jimmy cliff (which is rad), i’m a little disappointed. maybe because i was at the second bonnaroo when the headliners were neil young, widespread panic and the dead. it seems like each year it gets a little more mainstream. what do you guys think?
on a more positive note, i love this photo shoot by dan martensen that was taken at bonnaroo ’08 (i was there that year, too)! as i mentioned yesterday, martensen shot our new february catalog, and our team was very inspired by this photo shoot – i can see why!
more sweet artwork for you to download! this one is the gateway for our we the free page online right now, and i love it! it reminds me of the beach, and therefore summer…sigh…click the image to go to our flickr page and download the large size!