Yes, jam. Coolhunting made this video with June Taylor, a preserve maker in Berkley, CA. First of all, I love that they profiled her and put her in the mix with all the hip, hot artists and designers they are usually feature. Second, the process and her enthusiasm is fascinating. I love to see anyone that loves their work and puts as much effort, thought and design into what they are doing as any great artist would.
Please check out June Taylor’s website. There is a Michel Gondry-style video she made about her jams.
About a week ago, our friend Adrianne Lee of Ninkybink.com did a fabulous guest post for us, in which she taught us how to make a cute corset tank!
Well, this weekend I finally had a little bit of extra time, so I tried my hand at making a corset tank, Ninkybink style! Here’s how it turned out! (Don’t mind the red shirt underneath!)
I used an old t-shirt that had been dyed, and then spray painted with a lace and floral stencil. After I made the corset top I put some iron-on stars along a couple of the side seams for effect. I haven’t had a chance to make the cute quirky brooches yet, but that’s my next project!
I love my new shirt! I will definitely be using Adrianne’s corset tank method again! It was easy and fun, and has pretty limitless possibilities. Thank you again Adrianne! This was awesome!
If you’ve made a shirt too, we’d love to see it! Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
You know you’ve thought about it, about leaving the office for you yarn, your glue gun, your sewing machine. These crafters have made a living for themselves doing just that, and are sharing their stories on Etsy’s Stork in a series called Quilt Your Day Job. Find out how they did it!
I was checking out Fops and Dandies (which, by the way, is sadly nearing the end of its rope,) saw this jewelry by Mike and Maaike, and flipped! It’s such a cool idea!
Just in case you can’t read the print on the pictures, here’s what it says:
an exploration of tangible vs. virtual in relation to real and perceived value. using google image search, we browsed through some of the most expensive and often famous jewelry in the world, the low-res images we found were stolen, doctored, then transferred to leather, creating a tangible new incarnation. with the expense and intricacy of the jewels stripped away, their essence and visual intensity are extracted.
…and they look really cool too. :) Pixels! So old school. I want one!
Check out Mike and Maaike’s site to see more of their creations!
Natalie Portman + Devendra Banhart + Indian music video = fantastic
This week for our poll, we have a question for you all in regards to a couple of our current trends.
One trend that we are currently featuring in our stores is called “Wild at Heart.” The inspiration for this trend is the outdoors, the beauty of nature, and ourselves within it. Sweaters, cable knits, lots of texture in general, women’s thermals, and a natural color palette dominate this trend. You can also spot plenty of plaid and a long and lean look to this trend.
Here are a couple of items from this trend, to help give an idea of what it is about!
Shown above is the Buckled Up Menswear Dress in blue.
Shown here is the Wildlife Burnout Crew in black.
Another trend that you can currently find permeating our stores right now is called “Girls in Paris.” The girl in Paris is more fashion-forward, and though her silhouettes are similar to those in Wild at Heart, they are edgier and a little flirtier too! This trend is dominated by a drapey, girly feel, with hints of stripes, art deco-type prints, and of course plenty of black!
A couple of examples follow below…
Above is our Parisian Moon Dress, shown here in black combo.
Here we have our Raining Flowers Cami in olive.
See if you can pick out more items from each trend on your own!
But please first, give us your opinion! Which current trend do you like most?
Our latest employee profile features one of our favorite models, Jenny! Frequently Jenny is seen gracing the pages of our catalogs, as well as modeling many, many items on our website! She is a total delight, and so charming! Below, find Jenny’s video interview, complete with a quick introduction by Lindsay, one of our photographers, who tells us why she loves working with Jenny!
Head on over to my love for you for a great interview with Fayth Levine, author of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design. Learn about the makings of her book, a documentary, and how to help support the projects!
Hey Free People girls!
Show us your style! How do you wear your Free People? Head to toe? Flashes of flair?
We noticed that people would often upload pictures of themselves wearing
their Free People to our Facebook account, and we loved it! That got us thinking… and curious to see more!
Send us your pictures of you and your friends in your Free People
clothing, and we’ll put them all on our Flickr account!
Email your name, age, and current town with your pictures to
email@example.com, and we will upload them!
If you can, tell us which FP items you are wearing too!
Eventually, we’ll pick out some of our favorite styles and feature them on
To get started, we put up a few pictures of our own employees rocking their
Free People here at the home office! You can check out our Flickr folder for
this event here!