Happy Halloween! Do you need a Napoleon costume? Check out our snowjoggers! I’m just kidding about the Napoleon bit, but seriously, check them out. As comfy as your favorite sneakers, and they’ll keep the snow out too. They come in an icy grey and a fun multi color combo.
So I promised to introduce you to the amazing designer responsible for the new look of freepeople.com and the Free People blog, aka the Caravan of Curiosities…
His name is Ed. Ed gets Free People, and we had an awesome time working with him. I asked Ed if he wanted to say anything about working with the FP crew, and this is what he said…
“The Free People folks are so great to work with because they embrace the quirky and playful things that others dismiss. The Caravan of Curiosities idea sounds odd to say it out loud, (“Ok, so there is this blue hare that runs through Europe and Tibet and Alaska and Africa, and there’s a moose, and a cow and a monkey and some birds…”) but FP was just like, “Yeah, that sounds fun!” And it was.”
Thank you Ed! Above are some of the working drawings Ed did while creating the new blog design. If you want to check out what else he’s been up to, check out his site, edmullen.com
The title of this post is, so far, my favorite comment about the new site! What do you think? Make sure you all click on the curtain tassel in the upper right corner to see new places the magical blue bunny can take you. A feature on our fantastic web designer is coming soon!
I published a post back in June about a blog list, a great collection of blogs on the subjects of creativity and design. Guess who just got added to the list! Woo hoo Free People! Check out the list or download a PDF and get to exploring!
We would like to share a little background info about one of our favorite jewelry designers, Candace Ang.
Candace Ang is and artist and designer based in Los Angeles. Formally trained in fashion design at Parsons in New York, Candace has always remained true to her first love – Jewelry. Her namesake jewelry collection is an eclectic reflection of what she finds fascinating that season, from silk and crystals to laser cut Lucite and vintage chains, the line is as interesting and varied as her inspirations. Her bold approach is certainly not for wallflowers and the underlying style of each collection is distinctively branded in her own “edgy – romantic “style.
Candace says, “My vision for the collection is to take what I love in high fashion, pop culture, vintage and even the decorative arts and create something new in jewelry. I think there are so many unexplored materials outside of the regular beads and gemstones. While these elements are beautiful and classic, I would like to push perceptions and make jewelry that is a true statement piece. For me, jewelry is just another art form that you can wear. “
How does one mix all those elements in daily life? Candace says, “In fashion these days, there are no lines. You can wear street with couture and no one would blink an eye. It’s all how you put it together that makes ones individual style. One day I can wear a punk rock look and the next I’ll be in a vintage dress with heels. “
Available at Free People is Candace’s Double Fleur Necklace and her Falling Chandelier Necklace. There are more pieces from Candace Ang coming in soon, so keep an eye out!
Check out these incredible key chains we have, just in time for Halloween! And the String Doll Gang has powers.
Ghoulish critters handmade using one continuous piece of string, each with their own special power to help you get through the day.
Crazy Eyes: helps you track down whatever it is you are looking for
The Vampire: protects you from harm when you’re out past your bedtime
Big Voodoo: how you use is entirely up to you
Scratch: helps you keep your cool when the heat is on
Little Frank: watches your back when you’re out of your element
Mr. Mummy: helps keep the skeletons in your closet where they belong
We’ve been working on improving freepeople.com. Check out the new design! We’ve rearranged some things, and hopefully made it a lot more user friendly and easier to navigate. Click around and tell us what you think!
And the new blog design is coming soon!
Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Free People blog!!! Happy Birthday to us! Thank you all so much for reading, commenting and sharing. I’m so excited for another year and all the improvements we plan to make for our Free People community. Thank you all for being a part of it.
Here’s a little sneak peak of our new Free People blog design. It’s coming soon! We’ve renamed the blog area “Caravan of Curiosities”. We hope this new area will help satisfy the fp girl curiosity and take you along on all of our creative travels. Look out for a new layout, cool animation, new videos section, and a few more extra features. More info to come!!!
How About Orange posted these free pumpkin carving patterns from World Wildlife Fund. Check her site, she also posted some other pumpkin carving sites. I did a google search to try to find really amazing pumpkins, but all I could find were pumpkins carved into creepy animals or presidents’ heads. Does anyone have any cool links???
So I discovered this on Coolhunting posted by Lost At E Minor.
Start Mobile offers amazing new artwork you can buy to download to you cell phone. There are seriously hundreds of works. Here’s a bit from their site…
START SOMA, the San Francisco gallery for emerging artists, today announced the launch of START MOBILE, becoming the first retail art gallery in the world to sell NEW ART for cell phones. Curated by START SOMA founder John Doffing, THOUSANDS of original works of NEW ART from HUNDREDS of the world’s most prominent emerging + underground artists can now be downloaded onto mobile phones across the United States. START MOBILE showcases the world’s premier emerging + underground artists, quite literally from A to Z. “START MOBILE features artists whose work is in museums + artists whose work appears exclusively on the streets – and pretty much everything in between,” according to Doffing. “We have created an unprecedented mix of creative talent from around the world, and their art is now available to anyone with a cell phone for less than the price of a cup of coffee.”