hello everyone…thursday again?
we asked you last week to share your feedback about whether you were digging feminine or boy-ish looks…not too many comments, but the poll results show lady luck was on your side…199 of you voted for the lovely louisiana top!
this week, we’ve got another toss-up for you: bold prints vs. small allover prints?
you choose:
bold prints first…
the abstract floral dress

poison ivy tunic

and then some smaller prints…
double-v rouched top
or the free cycle cropped work shirt
bold…ditsy…what do you think?

shilpa -Sep 04, 2009, 7:44AM
Liked your blog very much.I loved that double v-rouched top very much .It really looks cool. And that also only blue denim jeans it looks pretty cool.Other pics in your blog are also pretty nice. Loved vising your site. And thanks for giving such a nice cute and cool styles. Color combination are really nice. Thanks alot. Do keep on giving such good styles.
Nancy Mannon -Sep 03, 2009, 9:02PM
I am 56 years old and love, love, love your clothing line. My best friend since 7th grade also, loves the clothing line as much as I do. We are lucky, we can wear the clothes and still look cute and hip too!! It's hard to find clothes for our age group that are not to old looking or plain ugly. So, thank you for coming out with the cutest styles. The styles, colors, fabric designs, everything is amazing. We love you!!! Thank You!! Bless your hearts!!!!

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Chelsea -Sep 06, 2009, 10:27PM
I love the Home Office shots and features on employees! Your office seems so fun! I'd love to see a spotlight on someone who works in buying/research/anything related to consumer science.... I'm considering going to graduate school for something similar and would love to learn more about what people actually do in this field!
Darya Kagan -Sep 05, 2009, 8:29PM
Oh, the home office pix are the best. It's really good to know who works at Free People!!!

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moore bikes, please

from fellow fp’er whitney…she has a good eye.
“i stopped by moore college of art and design to pick up my bike from the bicycle: people + ideas in motion exhibit. there was one bike there that screamed free people; wish i would have had my camera.
(NOTE: whitney went back and grabbed some pix for us – rad)

it was all done up with glitter, small figurines, flowers, etc. it definitely wasn’t for riding but it was wonderful to look at.
bicycle: people + ideas in motion celebrates philadelphia’s passion and commitment to the bicycle with exhibitions and events that explore the art and design of the bicycle—from functional object to a canvas for good causes, personal expression and civic-mindedness.”
runs through october 13…

Porevo -Sep 13, 2009, 10:49AM
хаха жжёте я аж возбудилась (;
heather -Sep 03, 2009, 4:36PM
I went to school there, too!

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dark circles

this is dark circles. it’s briana’s band, with help sometimes from her sister mikele. and kyle and anthony. they are pretty incredible with a hint of creepy. and are playing at johnny brenda’s in philly on the 15th…with sian alice group and the war on drugs. please go and see them before they become wildly famous.

martin’s school

some more touching stories from merrie, re: her travels in india…
“these are some pics we took last monday while visiting a school on ‘baas,’ a small village outside delhi.

the school was created 2 years ago in an area where the children have no access to a good education. its founder was the naval attache for the british high commission in india years ago, who ended up staying in india with his wife. together, they built an amazing home which they have opened as a guesthouse (bed and breakfast) for tourists.
it was fascinating to hear his stories of what he has been through with the indian government and the villagers while trying to help the children, but he perserveres, undaunted…amazing ‘chap.”
these pics are from the morning assembly they were having…all the children lined up singing songs and dancing with their music teacher (“mary had a little lamb,” etc.).
when i popped my head in to take a peek, all the children stood up, unprompted by their teacher, and greeted me with “good morning madame”. very sweet.
martin offers internships to english-speaking students to expose the children to other accents, etc. when we were there, a young girl from britian was just finishing up her month spent with the children. it was very emotional for her to leave, as the children performed their songs for her farewell…”

Swati -Sep 08, 2009, 5:36AM
Keep up doing the good work. So Nice..!!
and.jewelry -Sep 03, 2009, 9:56AM
aw this is so sweet!

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public domain

cool video made for gold panda using found movie footage…cool. did i say cool?

GOLD PANDA – Back Home from NO-FACE Films on Vimeo.

casey -Sep 02, 2009, 7:31PM
nice find. i always love found footage especially old super 8mm and 16mm film. texture holds up beautifully and has such a haunting effect.
Myra Crandall -Sep 02, 2009, 1:14PM
reminds me of boards of canada music videos

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todd selby

is my hero.

if you haven’t seen his blog, you must you must you must! he features pix, paintings and videos of interesting people and their creative spaces. so very inspirational.

StyleLikeU -Sep 03, 2009, 3:07PM
This is fantastic! I just launched a site at the end of March called http://stylelikeu.com it features a deeper look into the thoughts and closets of inspiring people with amazing personal style. I interview people casually while videoing them in their closet with all of their tips and ideas. It has become a network of exceptional and authentic people. It is also turning out to be a platform to support whatever each person featured is doing creatively in their lives. Be sure to check out our link! x, www.stylelikeu.com

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this is the most amazing, clever photo project. ever.
folks look for photos that look like photos they took and post ’em together.

it really is a small, awesome world…

treat up…

our assistant stylist anna shared some treats with the home office, courtesy of her mom (who sent them from memphis)…

russian tea cakes, lemon squares, peanut butter and sugar cookies…

kevin loves them.
thank you, mrs. brugge!! you made our day.

fprebecca -Sep 02, 2009, 5:15PM
they made my day! thank u Mrs. Brugge, the lemon squares are heavenly!
lizzy -Sep 02, 2009, 10:16AM
the brugges are awesome.. poor David, i saved one maybe we can mail one back to you to enjoy!!

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i stumbled across isaac schell recently, and fell in love with his photos…

hope he shows again soon!

fpgirl katie found yet another cool DIY project – this one involves studs and tights, by erica domesek

if i did just half of these projects, i’d be pretty amazing.
from refinery29.com

The Clothes Horse -Sep 01, 2009, 3:39PM
I love 'em! Very like the Doo Ri collection.

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we just got a comment from lowra, re: recycling her july catalog.
check it out…

pretty sweet…

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