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Here is Rosie!!
and a note from her owner…
I was actually on the hunt for an English Bulldog, but came upon Rosie and loved her immediately! I wanted a female dog I could name Rosie Ruby, and when I saw her, she looked like a Rosie Ruby to me. She is my first dog and she is a handful! But she’s very sweet and good protection since I live alone.
Name: Rosie Ruby
Nick names: Rosie Monster, Rosie Posie, The Beast, Poop face!
Breed: American Bulldog
Likes: Everyone, squeaky toys, digging up the flowers in my yard, taking over the whole bed, and a good belly rub.
Dislikes: People with there hoods up. Boxes, mannequins, and ceiling fans are scary!!
Favorite friends: Indi, Brownie, Baxter and Keegan
Rosie is a great dog! I love that monster!!

Ana Marie -May 12, 2008, 8:31PM
Name : Ana Marie Nick names: ana Breed: American Bulldog Likes: Everyone Dislikes: nobodies Favorite friends: Indi Favorite bikinis : blue glue bikinis
desiree -May 06, 2008, 3:11PM
she is a cutie

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canoga park store

We just opened in Canoga Park, CA! Here’s a few photos; come say hello! (How much do you love the pinwheels in the bike basket?)
Westfield Topanga Mall
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 716-8069
Mon-Sat 10am-9pm
Sun 11am-7pm

Kristen -Jun 29, 2008, 1:55AM
Could you provide a close up picture of the pinwheels? I'd like to figure out how to make some of my own ! Thanks
Arin Michelle -Apr 30, 2008, 1:17PM
i love the style of the quilty throw pillows. do the FP gods make them, or buy them? i wish i had some!!!!

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Last week was Mill Week. Once a year we invite all of our fabric mills to visit the office so they can get a better sense of what FP is all about, meet with the designers and production team, and take a look at what we are working on. One of our vendors brought a donut tape dispenser, and our designers kind of loved it. Our vendor said she would send one from China, but when the knits team opened the box, she had sent a whole bunch!
So the knits team had a fake donut party. They are easily amused.

fpgirl -Apr 21, 2008, 7:32AM
Hi Samantha! I'd love to blog about your show! I've been a fan of your work. I'll send you an email with my address if you would like to send me some jpegs. Good luck! I'll try to come check it out!
Samantha Lamb -Apr 20, 2008, 1:16PM
Helloooo there:) i could not locate a e-mail address for the blog...but.. i am having a show in NYC and the opening is next friday... i was curious if you could possibly blog the show:)? i am from lovely oklahoma and i wanted my first solo show in NYC to go well:) if you would like some jpgs i would totally send you some:)

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how-to tutu

A few people asked how they can buy the FP tutus from the photo I posted. We do not have them for sale, but Luren from the display team has some tips.
To make these tutus, Luren used camisoles from past FP collections and petticoats she found on the internet. But you can make your own!
It’s easy to make a tutu: just find a color range of tulle and netting at your local fabric store and a thick band of elastic. If you have a sewing machine you can sew tiers of tulle onto the elastic band in a pleat-y way, folding an inch of the tulle under itself and sewing that inch, then folding more tulle under and sewing that inch so you’re making pleat after pleat after pleat right on the elastic band.
You can make several tiers of pleated tulle on a thick elastic band. Then you can add little bands of pleated tulle onto the bottom of the layers of tulle for extra bulk. We layered bright colors under pastel colors so that when you saw the tutus from below you got a special surprise pop of color.
Then we sewed them to Free People camisoles. The effect of this can be achieved with your homemade tutu or any tutu you can find at a thrift store or a dance shop. Most dance shops carry the donut style tutu (really big and thick around the waist) and the more relaxed skirt-y tutu. You can just pin the tutu to the bottom of the camisole all around and then use a needle and thread to whip stitch them together.
Good luck!
Luren (see this entry to learn more about Luren)

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Linda -Jul 29, 2011, 1:50PM
Your DIY's are absolutley amazing! Went through everything, loved it and will use a lot in the future. THANK YOU

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we the free

So, no one in the home office dresses alike or wears the same outfit-ever. However, one thing we all can agree on is how much we love the We The Free line.
We noticed how popular the sweatshirts and tees were in the home office so we started to document everyone rocking their WTF.
Some thoughts from the home office:
“It feels good. It looks good….I never want to take it off!”
“If you are rushing in the morning and you don’t know what to can throw on your We The Free and you are good to go!”
“The pockets on the pullover sweatshirt rule…. I’ve never felt this way about a sweatshirt before. For reals.”
“It’s great to wear everyday. Its super comfy and I get lots of compliments when I wear it…”
Check out the full collection of We the Free

fpgirl -Apr 25, 2008, 7:54AM
hhaha. Yes, I suppose you got us there. Really, what we are trying to say is everyone has their own individual style, but girls all across the office are all wearing We the Free. We haven't noticed a single FP concept that was so popular among so many different girls in the office.
sally -Apr 24, 2008, 11:45PM so no one ever dresses alike or wears the same outfit ever?

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palo alto store

We just opened our store in Palo Alto, CA! Here’s a few pics. Come check it out…
Stanford Shopping Centre
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 462-1986

buffi jashanmal -Aug 26, 2008, 9:14AM
hi hi, from Dubai.. I love your blog, I find it so inspiring.. its right up my alley of weird and wakey crafty arty farty-ness. which you don't find much of here in soulless dubai, ho-hummm... SO quiuck question, I am a designer, and I make clothes and jewelry, I love the heads you have in the stores on display, I would love them for my showroom for the jewelry line.. just wondering if you could point me in a good direction.. thanks peeps! keep up the awesomeness xox buffi
Karina -Jul 10, 2008, 1:37AM
I am so glad you decided to come to Stanford!!

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Here’s a new wallpaper to download for your computer made for you by our graphic designers. Get it from our flickr group here. Missed our other downloads? See them all!

suzi -Apr 29, 2008, 10:24PM
Love it!!! Thanks for sharing.
Wendy -Apr 26, 2008, 11:49AM
i download these everytime you post them, i love them!!

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april catalog

Our April catalog drops today! Here’s a little about the shoot from our creative director…
Our April book was based on a trend called “Mayan”, taking typical print/color palettes of that culture and translating them into modern silhouettes.
We’ve had great success working in Mexico in the past (January 08 book), so we decided to head back. This time, our production scout, Dominique took the team to Tulum…about an hour’s drive or so from Merida, where we’ve done most of our shooting up until this point. Tulum was gorgeous…white sand, green-blue ocean, teeming with lots of nomadic, free-spirited folks (including the guy on pg 6 and 13).
Most of our beach shots were taken there; the rest were taken on the road, driving to and from that location.
Very spontaneous shoot…and one of our favorites so far.
P.S. The headdress on the front cover was actually purchased in the Houston, TX airport. Winds forced our plane down, and the team wasn’t able to make its connecting flight to Merida…so we hung out for a long time, waiting for our luggage, and found this. Not Mayan, necessarily, but made for an awesome prop. :)

One of our soft wovens designers, Alissa, gave us some details to share on two styles she worked on.
Alissa’s Ikat Dress was inspired by an Indian purse. The designer incorporated the look of the embroidery used on the bag into the dress details. The dress was named after the designer!
The floral design on the Gauze Embroidered Waist Top was hand drawn by Alissa. The design was inspired by pictures she found in a botany book.

indiana jones

Meet Indiana Jones. Indie is a sweet boy who plays nicely with all of the other Free People dogs and comes to work almost every day.
Indie belongs to Erin, who is the Associate Designer for Prints and Colors. This means that Erin and Indie work on the print artwork for all Free People apparel. They also help to choose and name the colors for each item for every season. So if you love the print on your favorite Free People dress or shirt, chances are Indie and Erin had something to do with it.
Name: Indiana Jones
Nickname: Indie, Monster, Dr. Jones
Breed: Catahoula Leopard mix (seriously, it’s a real dog. If you don’t believe me, look up the state dog of Louisiana)
Likes: Running, running, and running.
Dislikes: People who step on his tail, people who take his trashcan, and mailmen (of course)
Favorite friends: He has an awful lot of friends, but I think his favorites are probably Rosie (an American Bull Dog), Keegan (a Black Lab), Dave (Manager of Free People Direct) and Mary Ellen (Senior Designer for Color and Prints.)
How did you meet Indie: We rescued him from a shelter in Philadelphia. I just wanted to pet him, because he looked so cute and I ended up taking him home :)
Anything else you want to share: Indie loves working at FP! Sometimes when we leave at night he won’t get in the car! He just keeps running back to the front doors!

patricia -Apr 28, 2008, 10:20AM
that little guy is totally adorable...
kate -Apr 15, 2008, 10:06AM
My favorite thing about Indie is his white "socks".

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Four new stores in the next month! Palo Alto, Canoga Park, Carlbad and Glendale CA.

Jene -May 26, 2009, 2:17AM
Please open a Free People store in San Francisco, it would be amazingly popular!!!
Alyssa -Oct 23, 2008, 4:58PM
Free People should come to Santa Fe, NM. Even though the city is small, the culture is amazing. Bohemian, artsy, environmental, multi-cultural, vibrant; how much more Free People can you get? All my friends and I would go crazy to have a store here, and Downtown Santa Fe needs some stores where you can buy beautiful clothes for less than thousands of dollars (seriously... it's not cheap here). Come to Santa Fe!

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marbled paper

Courtney and Lizzy made some beautiful marbled papers for our “trend walls.” As the designers are developing a trend, they designate a wall in the hallway where they post all kinds of inspirational images, artwork, magazine tears, trims, etc. You’ll have to wait a few months to see what comes of the trend with the marbled colors… The painting sure looks like fun though!
Here are some of the supplies and tips:
Paper was from Pearl Paint
Big white tub was from Ikea
The marbling kit was from Pearl too.
Innovative Marbling Suminagashi Dye Ink Set:
6 colors, in 12 ml. tubes and it comes with instructions!!
The girls put a little baby oil (does not come in the set) in the water too, just to make it more interesting. Wherever the oil is, the paper will remain white.
Check out the comments from an expert marbler for some more tips…

Aline -Aug 28, 2008, 8:10AM
It's beautiful your work.!!!!!!!! How to? I'd like to now how to do it... by using cheap and recycled material x Aline
Wendy -Apr 26, 2008, 11:51AM
you should use marble paper idea for artwork in the next catalog!!

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