Trend Spotting: 1920’s Je t’aime Pari

If I had a time machine I would go back to the Birth of Bohemian Paris Just like Gil (Owen Wilson) did in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris.
Reeling from the folly of World War I, Paris was the centre of the artistic universe then. Bohemians were exquisite and romantic – it was an elegant soiree, with artists and writers holding a passion that was so intense it created magic. 1920’s Paris is my era of love. I would trade anything to go back and spend some time with Surrealists in Montparnasse!

Who wants to come?

 

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Paris in the 1920s: Behind the Scenes

The second batch of behind the scenes images from our 1920s shoot in Paris!

Photos by Thomas Northcut.

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I *love* this look of a fancy dress toned down with a plaid shirt – definitely something I’ll try this holiday season…

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Oh what I would give to spend this weekend dancing down cobblestone streets in the moonlight,  spinning on carousels and hanging out in dimly lit Parisian cafes…

November Catalog Video: Free People Through the Decades

Here is the beautiful video to accompany our holiday catalog, “Through the Decades.” It’s so fun to watch the models breathe life into each magical era!

The 1920s
Models: Elsa Hosk, Zuzanna Bijoch, Julia Bijoch
Music: Frehel, “La Vraie de Vraie”

The 1950s
Model: Elsa Hosk
Music: Charlie Feathers, “That Certain Female”

The 1970s
Models: Elsa Hosk, Marianna Santana
Music: LA Vampires vs Zola Jesus, “In the Desert”

Modern Day
Models: Elsa Hosk, Tallulah Morton, Chrishell Stubbs
Music: Deerhoof, “The Merry Barracks”

Holiday Book Sneak Peek: Free People Through the Decades

I am beyond excited about this year’s holiday book and today I can finally give you a sneak peek! This year we decided to pay homage to the fashion of bygone decades that still influences us today.  We traveled back in time to Paris in the 1920s, America in the 1950s and Morocco in the 1970s before finishing up with the Modern Girl, a girl who mixes her favorite trends from the past with her vision of the future.

Behind the scenes photos by Thomas Northcut.

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1920s – shot in Paris by David Bellemere featuring Elsa Hosk, Zuzanna and Julia Bijoch.

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The 1950s – shot in studio, NYC, by Alexei Hay featuring Elsa Hosk.

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The 1970s – shot in Morocco by David Bellemere featuring Elsa Hosk and Marianna Santana.

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The 2010s – shot in studio, NYC, by Alexei Hay featuring Elsa Hosk, Tallulah Morton and Chrishell Stubbs.

Stay tuned for more about the Decades all November long on the blog, and lots of great behind the scenes coverage!

Which decade is your favorite so far?