for the second episode of home sweet home we paid a visit to one of our most inspirational fp girls – our creative director. now, before we went to her place i was told what it looked like, but if i hadn’t known i’m sure i would have thought we were lost when we pulled up out front. she lives in a large, renovated garage that it is by far one of the coolest spaces i have ever seen. like a geode, it appears a little rough on the outside but crack it open and the beauty inside will take your breath away…i could have spent an entire day exploring the treasures that abound throughout her home – it is full of trinkets that she has picked up throughout her travels and i can only imagine the stories that lie behind each tiny detail.
in her words…
“i always love places that are not so pretty on the outside. i like to surprise people with the interiors. don’t judge a book by its cover.
when i was little my father lived in key west, florida. i went to visit him and was surprised to see his house was hardly painted and looked kind of haunted. i said, “daddy! you live here!?” and then when he brought me inside it was quite nice. he told me back in the day it was a way to deter the tax collectors from knocking on your door. so now i just surprise my friends and they say the same thing – “you live here!?”
what sold her on this place?
“it was the big cast iron beams! i saw great potential in the ceiling.”
it took quite a bit of work to transform the space into what it is now – and lucky for us, she has pictures of the progress. read on for many more photos, and stay tuned for the video coming later today!
we have a really great new feature on our website- when you go to our layering section, you’ll see artwork that gives ideas on how to layer a certain item! right now check out all the cute ways to layer the raw seamed corset, and make sure you keep coming back for new ideas as the artwork will change from time to time :)
26th April Phoenix live @ the Constitution Hall. We headed there straight after work. A road trip from Philly to Washington to go and see a band that I’ve been lusting over for quite some time now – Phoenix.
An amazing soundtrack was played while driving there as my eyes striped the America land passing by. America is new to me so it doesn’t take much to intrigue me eyes. Both sight and sound senses were tickled during this trip.
Washington is a nice place full of profoundness. The Venue where Phoenix was playing ( DAR Constitution Hall) was to, a place of great character.
We were second row from the front which equals great photo opportunity; I could almost smell Thomas Mars!!!
They played a number of my favorite songs including 1901 and Too Young, which I was reminded, was played in the film Lost in Translation and Shallow Hal
The atmosphere was great and I had a blast, not bad for a Monday night, work night.
The evening finished with everyone being invited onto the stage, yes that’s right the entire hall was crawling forward to join them on the stage.
Phoenix sure knows how to make their fans happy!!!
Stay tuned for more free people gig reviews in the future we plan to go to many during the summer months.
our team is currently shooting our july catalog and sent along this photo of models linda vojtova and noot seear during their lunch break :) you’ll be hearing more about this catalog in the future, but i can tell you it’s going to be a good one!
of all the albums coming out this year one of the ones i am most excited about is the national’s high violet. as far as i’m concerned this band can do no wrong – especially led by frontman matt berninger, who’s deep baritone and blue-eyed, sandy-haired good looks are enough to make any girl swoon. i’ve always been fascinated by him, because he’s very private and actually terrified of being on stage, but you’d never know it when you see him perform. their music is slightly melancholy and a good listen when you’re feeling down – and the lyrics are sometimes deeply personal – but i’ve seen them play live and they can rock out and get you dancing during songs like “secret meeting.” their new album comes out may 11th but you can actually stream the entire thing now at nytimes.com. i just listened and now i am itching to get my hands on a copy – it sounds amazing.
i also definitely recommend checking out the documentary about them filmed by vincent moon of la blogotheque, called “a skin, a night.” it’s really beautifully done. in fact, the first music video moon ever filmed was the national’s “daughters of the soho riots,” one of my favorite songs. check it out:
now listen to a couple of their new songs that i’m really digging…
a reader sent me the link to these beautiful photos taken by katie stoops, using some of our clothing! i love the outdoor setting of the photos but i think my favorites are the close-ups because they really show the beautiful details of some of our pieces. check out more of katie’s work here.
i am loving this batch of photos from our facebook fans! you guys are awesome – and if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the “fp me” section of our website where we feature facebook fan photos! we just put up some new ones and they’re beautiful!
the free people store in dedham, MA is looking for local talent to showcase their artwork this summer! if you are interested, please friend them on facebook (Freepeople Dedham) and send a message with your name, contact info, and a picture of your work.