our knits designers chau and ryanne getting down with some inspirational pieces…
i got an email this weekend from one of our creative directors, merrie. she spends a lot of time in india, and shared this story with me about a little boy she befriended:
“this little boy’s name is anshu.
his family lives on the grounds of our friend kundan’s office and his father is the gardener.
kundan has developed a soft spot for him as he’s grown up because he is so ‘street smart’. he loves hanging with the big guys and doing what they do.
so, kundan decided to send him to a school that teaches english, which is the ticket to a better life in india. the school started only a few weeks ago, and we don’t know if the family will see the value of a good education over the years to come, but we are trying…hopefully it’s the start of something bigger.
i figured out no one had ever taught him his colors, so now everyday after ‘tutions’ he stops by our office and sorts my colors with me. (i work on my hindi, and he works on both hindi and english).”
think this is the first time we’ve profiled a call center employee…get to know a little bit about julie!
What is your job here at FP?
Email and support supervisor
What is your current state of mind?
Who are your heroes?
My mother. Sylvia Plath. Ayn Rand (can you tell I read?_
Jane Austen. Ee cummings.
If you could choose what to come back to life as, what would you be?
A horse. A wild one.
What or who is your greatest love?
My daughter. (sorry hubby!) She has my heart.
Name one thing necessary to your happiness.
Laughter and music.
What do you hate the most?
I hate hatred. And green vegetables.
What would the name of your band be and what genre? What instruments do you play in this band?
Paper Tiger. Shoegazer. Guitar and violin.
What color are you?
I’m actually multi-colored, literally. I have a few tattoos.
What is your motto?
Never say Never.
go here for more of julie’s photos…
we all love erin wasson…as you can see below.
but we’re really excited to be working with the man who shot these photos -
david mushegain – for our december 09 catalog.
this is chris butler, brother-in-law to our awesome graphic designer lizzy.
he describes himself/his art as “analytical, cheap, collage, fast, geometric, simple.”
this week’s beach home page video was shot with a digital harizenumi…a rad little camera that makes your still images/video look like they were shot in 1967.
you can buy this camera from urban outfitters! (card reader and battery must be purchased at another venue, keep in mind!)
this week, our web operations coordinator heather helped to pull some pix of hot knee-high boots for fall. which ones would you rock?
the eve over-the-knee flat boot? hmmm…
the alluring convertible over-the-knee boot? which can also be scrunched?