Get Brigitte Bardot’s Iconic Style

Brigitte Bardot is one of my favorite 60’s style icons of all time. When her name springs up a blonde bombshell comes to mind with an incredible and unique style. To me she has defined beach chic apparel and brings glamorous beach-side style to the forefront of many people’s thoughts. Read More

Festival Inspiration: April Catalog Behind the Scenes

I can’t get enough of the colorful hair and face paint used in our April catalog…so much festival inspiration! We have some hair tutorials coming your way, and be sure to check out our festival paint video too :) Read More

Snapshot: Thomas Northcut

I have a special edition of snapshot for you today – it’s our April catalog photographer (and member of the fp family) Thomas Northcut! You’ve seen a lot of his work here on the blog over the past year – it’s time to get to know the man behind the lens! Read More

April Catalog Behind the Scenes

Behind the scenes of our April catalog shoot in the California desert with Jacquelyn Jablonski, Kate Harrison, Hailey Clauson and Luisa Bianchin, shot by Thomas Northcut. Read More

April Catalog Sneak Peek

I always love our April catalogs – it’s festival fashion at its best, and this year our team shot in  Joshua Tree, California, setting the scene for four girls on a road trip through the desert. Read More

recycled material bags – we love!

with earth day literally just around the corner, i felt that the timing was perfect to tell you guys about some special bags we’re carrying right now that are made out of recycled materials.  not only are these bags gorgeous, but you can take comfort in knowing that they are crafted out of repurposed items like vintage military bags, vintage fabrics and old leather jackets.

the gorgeous belmont backpack by ashley watson is my favorite.  the vancouver based designer draws her inspiration from leather jackets she finds in thrift stores, and each bag is crafted from recycled leather jackets, incorporating features like pockets and seams to make them unique and special. the leather is perfectly worn and soft, carrying with it a history all its own.

ashley watson belmont backpack

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i fell in love with both of these bags by foley and corinna when i saw them on sasha pivovarova in our april catalog, but i love them even more now that i know they are made from recycled and vintage materials.  dana foley and anna corinna met when they both had booths at the chelsea art and antique market in 1998 – dana sold her original creations and anna sold vintage clothing.  they joined together and started designing pieces that were both original and incorporated vintage elements.  the musette satchel is made of vintage military bags with delicate, hand-crocheted fringe, and the bora hobo is made of varying, colorful found fabrics so they are each one-of-a-kind.

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foley and corinna musette satchel; bora hobo

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this fanny pack is another favorite, by artists and revolutionaries – an organic and eco-friendly label based in brooklyn.  their philosophy is “to create unique handcrafted items, using eco-friendly materials and processes.” like the designers above, they use repurposed and up-cycled materials in addition to hemp and organic cottons.  the fanny pack is made of repurposed vintage leather and has unique details like buttons and pockets, and a braided belt buckle strap.

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artists and revolutionaries fanny pack

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happy earth day!