I know many of you may have already seen this video, but since I posted earlier today about the Hindu holiday Holi, I couldn’t resist posting this old video we have of two of our designers enjoying Holi at one of our factories in India. They happened to be there working during the festival that year, and had a blast celebrating with everyone! It looks like so much fun!

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These are from Boston.com‘s cool photo blog, The Big Picture. They’re shots of the huge Hindu fesitival Holi, which is celebrated by, among other things, throwing colored power and water on one another! The colors are so gorgeous, and it looks like so much fun! Very spring! See more here!

The 2 Bandits -Mar 23, 2009, 1:28PM
We love these images! The colors are AMAZING! AND it looks FUN! :)

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doily print lamp shade

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These are from a really nice photo how-to on Make Grow Gather. It looks really easy and cute! Check it out here!

kaycee -Mar 23, 2009, 6:04PM
ahh! i love this! its very vintage chic...i'm definately doing this sometime very soon! thanks!
g! -Mar 23, 2009, 11:02AM
oh i love this! i'm going to try it out this week!

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cereal box light

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Aren’t these pin-pricked cereal box lights cool? What a great idea! They’re by designer Anke Weiss. I love it!
Via Craftzine.

the best lego rings yet

These silver rings come with one, two, or four Lego studs on the top – so you can put any Lego piece you want on them! I love it! If I had one I would definitely put the little Lego flowers on top, it looks so cute! These are by far the best Lego rings I’ve seen, and there are quite a few varieties out there.
Via CubeMe.

siobhang -Jan 28, 2012, 2:54PM
Ah my boyfriend gave me a lego ring for our first anniversary, but it's a little different than this. I love it more, though, cause on his the studs face outward, and on mine the studs face inwards, so they fit together!

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heavy metal monk

This little clip about an Italian monk who loves metal and fronts a band warmed my heart! I thought you guys might enjoy it too…

yttr -Mar 24, 2009, 10:57AM
you can never be too godlike to rock. (is that all right to say?)

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fifi lapin

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These adorable fashion illustrations are from the blog Fifi Lapin, which I just discovered and am totally in love with! It’s a fashion blog, and it follows Fifi, who is the world’s most stylish bunny according to Elle magazine – hehe! Other than the fashion illustrations and cute bunny storyline, Fifi does a nice job of showcasing a lot of current fashion. It’s worth scoping out!

Megan -Mar 23, 2009, 9:42AM
I LUV Fifi! So so cute
Lucy -Mar 21, 2009, 3:36PM
I love this blog! Thanks for putting up the link =)

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Lana -Apr 05, 2009, 9:04PM
Judith the boots are from Urban Outfitters :)
iendee -Mar 23, 2009, 12:59PM
Love the second shirt! it looks really comfy and fresh!

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Meet our latest featured Facebook friend – Samantha!

Samantha came to our attention after she posted some amazing photos that she took on her grandparents farm in North Carolina, in which she models her Pointillism Dress with the Diamond Crochet Halter Bralette. She took all the pictures herself with a timer, and had to run to get in the spot she wanted to be! They look great though! Samantha was kind enough to share the pictures with us and with you, and they are posted down below…
We also asked Samantha a few profile-type questions, just for fun! You might be surprised to learn that she is not a full time photographer, but actually a Geodetic Surveyor for an aerial mapping company. How cool is that?!
Where do you live?
Anchorage, Alaska
What do you do?
Haha, well, thats hard to explain! I’m a geodetic surveyor for an aerial mapping company. Basically, I take various data and turn them into something useful and cool to look at. I work in a field with a lot of big, gruff men so it’s a bit strange for everyone that I’m this tiny girl. I don’t fit the stereotype at all!
What draws you to the Free People style?
I love the patterns and designs. I really love the farmer’s daughter collection! The styles are carefree, but well thought out. It’s about loving what you put on and feeling great in it. Free People brings out the girly side of me! As a college student I wasn’t concerned with what I wore and now I’m trying to break the habit of jeans and a sweatshirt everyday. I want to wear cute dresses and boots and dress them up with random pieces of jewelry!
What is your favorite article of Free People vintage clothing?
Well, the dress in the photos is definitely my favorite- I immediately fell in love! But being in Alaska I won’t get to wear it as much. :(
I wear Free People jeans nearly every day (they fit so well) as well as my navy retro puff jacket. They are my faithful standbys! I wish I could replace my whole closet, because FP style fits so well with my personality and the style of clothes I would make if I could make them myself.
Do you have any pets?
I have two tabby cats: Lucy is 3 years old and I recently got her a playmate Thomas who is 7 months (and already as big as Lucy!) I rescued Lucy from a shelter and Thomas from a foster mom. Lucy is such a trouble maker! Her favorite thing to play with are hairbands, but you have to watch her or she’ll eat them. She also greatly enjoys dragging my clothes out to the food dish. I named Thomas that because we have always had orange tabby cats named Tom in my family. They were all huge and very affectionate – which he is turning out to be!
What inspires you?
I gather inspiration from a lot of things: traveling and learning, the creativity/ideas of others (I have a serious addiction to home decorating magazines), rummaging through my grandparents place for old items (I found an awesome collection of vintage buttons), and of course Free People- I find the photography as well as the clothes inspiring!
What do you do in your spare time?
In the winter time? Hibernate! The rest of the time I like fishing, camping, sea kayaking, and beach combing.
What do you like best about where you live?
Alaska is gorgeous and there is so much to do in the summertime! Summers are even better here because we get about 20 hours of daylight. In the winter the northern lights are out and they are always spectacular! Everyone should make a trip at some point in their lives to get up here- I’ve not met one person who didn’t love it.
What do you like best about springtime?
The whole world is waking up. A few weeks ago the finches showed up at the bird feeder for the first time since winter started. I was just as excited as the cats! You can feel the energy and excitement of longer days, warmer weather, summer activities- it’s time to come out of hibernation!
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Hooray! Thank you Samantha! This was fun!

samantha -Mar 30, 2009, 7:10PM
good question. i bought them from a thrift store about a year ago or so. im not sure what brand they are...i can go look.
M. -Mar 22, 2009, 5:14PM
I love her boots- where are they from??

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Nicole, Pruitt and I made this video as we played with all of the different ways to wear the Free People chain vests. I love that just one piece can be worn as a necklace, a belt, a bracelet, a vest, or even to embellish your favorite boots!
What is your favorite way to style them?
Pick out your own from the four different styles on freepeople.com

springtime collages

These collages by Anna Kunz may not be intentionally spring-y, but they sure do look wonderfully springtime to me! I love the colors she used, as did Dear Ada, where I saw the collages! She actually painted the papers first, then cut them up to make the collages. They’re so appealing…

fabric easter eggs

Believe it or not, Easter is already around the corner, and Retro Mama made these awesome little fabric Easter eggs! I love them! Even better, she posted a how-to make them on her blog – it looks like it will be really easy! Worth checking out if you want to make some cute Easter treats!
Via One Pretty Thing.

-Apr 17, 2009, 6:18PM
Jess - I love the easter eggs.

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