Featured Jewelry Designer: ManiaMania

The brand was founded by Australian art director and stylist duo Melanie Kamsler and Tamila Purvis, two talented women who met while working at RUSSH magazine. Drawing on inspiration from old and new – ancient historical figures, artists, muses and cult musicians – they create pieces that are sculptural and heavy with mysticism.  Read More

Office Space

It feels like spring today, and even if it’s just for one day, I’m rolling with it… I blame the weather for the fact that my eye went immediately to anything colorful and springlike in the office.

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The amazing Atlantic Neon Rope Bracelet.

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We love floral crowns for spring and summer!

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Abigail doing her best dead dog impression.

February Calendar

It definitely doesn’t feel like the first day of February here in Philly… it’s supposed to be almost 65 degrees out today! But hey, I’ll take it. And, there’s a February 29th this year! Click here to download our February calendar in the horizontal or vertical version.

Walnut Street Wall

I took so many photos of this one wall in our Philly store, I felt like I needed to give it its own post.  There was so much to look at, it took my breath away.  Artwork, potted plants, memorabilia from around the world had my eyes darting back and forth, snapping away with my camera trying to capture it all. One of the coolest parts? Some of the artwork is actually for sale!

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Love Letters from Around the World

Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of seeing many of your love letters come through via email and snail mail – they have brought a smile to my face every day and we’re so grateful you shared them with us!

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Free People Walnut Street Opening

Yesterday I left work around 5pm to head to our brand new store on Walnut Street in Philadelphia.  We were having a private celebration for home office employees, family and friends before the doors officially opened this morning. From the moment I walked through the carved wooden door, I felt like I was in a very special place.  If you live in the area, I definitely recommend making the trip to see the store in person – but if not, I hope these photos can do it some justice!

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Bracelet heaven!

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The view from the upstairs loft.

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The upstairs fitting room area is cozy and tranquil – I literally could live here. The fitting rooms were painted by five of our amazing fp girls, who made them truly special and unique.

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Intimates hang delicately on subtly sparkling walls.

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How amazing are the patchwork rugs?! A great DIY project, perhaps…

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Yummy food from Steven Starr Restaurants and Root, Snap & Rhuby drinks from Art in the Age – the Root and ginger beer was to die for!

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I adore the brick wall and necklaces hanging from nails – I bought one of these zodiac necklaces – you can only find them in our stores! I also love the falling whistles.

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Former Belle put on an awesome show!

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It was such a magical night. Stay tuned for another post, on two of my favorite parts of the store!

Photos by Julia.

The 2012 Calendar is Here – UPDATE!

*UPDATE – here is the horizontal version!*

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Our lovely graphic design team did a great job putting this calendar together! You can download the January calendar from our flickr page, and we’ll post them each month here on the blog! Enjoy :)

*UPDATE: a horizontal version is now available! Download it on our flickr page. *

A Creative Baby Shower

Our creative director is expecting a baby very soon, and today we had a surprise baby shower for her in the cruise ship terminal next to our building at the navy yard.  Our display team helped create an incredible setup full of all the things she loves – like American flags and denim – and even pitched a little teepee surrounded by a ring of comfy pillows. The mom-to-be was picked up in a golf cart draped with a flag :) She’s a special lady, very deserving of such a beautiful celebration!  Read More

Vanitas

“An artistic collaboration with stylist Kathi Kauder and photographer Sabrina Theissen. For these collages Ashkan Honarvar used Vanitas symbols in a search for the equilibrium between life and death. The woman depicted features different animal eyes – remnants of the instincts that guide people under extreme circumstances.”

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Incredible.

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