store employee profile: kristen from soho!

meet kristen! she’s a sales associate at our soho store and a dj in her spare time.  read on as she answers our free people questionnaire and check out some pics of her rocking fp as she djs and travels around japan!

what is your theme song?
“ice cream” by the australian band muscles has been my theme song ever since i heard it a few years ago. it’s all about my favorite things: having a good time and frozen treats!

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
japan! i have a lot of family there, but i barely get to see them because it’s such an expensive trip. plus, tokyo is the capital of cuteness and the shopping there is incredible! too bad they don’t sell shoes big enough to fit my size 10 feet…

out and about in kyoto, japan – wearing the blank jeggings every day!

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
moby-dick, a magical fruit tree that grows every type of fruit and SPF 30.

what is your biggest fear?
space! have you SEEN “total recall”??

winter, spring, summer or fall?
living in my own invincible summer!

what color are you?
tie-dye

what is your motto?
always hungry.

what is your favorite hobby?
definitely cooking. i love to host huge sunday meals for my friends so that we can chat and eat all day long. i’ve always been a baker but am currently trying to teach myself french cuisine.

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
bea arthur! who’s funnier than her?

dj
when she’s not working at our free people soho store you can catch kristen dj-ing at the knitting factory in brooklyn, every thursday from 10pm-2am, with her partner in crime emilia (top left).

how would you describe your personal style? what are your favorite items from free people right now?
i was a little bit of a metal-head growing up and never let go of my ripped jeans, studded jackets and loose tees, but now that i’m older, i’ve learned to incorporate floral patterns, bright colors and textures into my outfits.  i LOVE the we the free solid swept away tunic in pink… it’s the exact color of raspberry sherbert and looks amazing with my marbled cross necklace.

i’ve also learned that my into the mystic dress is SO versatile — perfect layered under an a-line skirt or sheer dolman top.

picks

1. blank denim legging; 2. we the free solid swept away tunic; 3. into the mystic dress; 4. bleached keds.

meet our new fashion blogger!!

i am especially excited to introduce you all to our new fashion blogger…you’ll be hearing much more from her in the future here on the blog, where she’ll be the yin to my yang :)

so here’s a little more about her (transcribed below)

what is your theme song?
i would say HOTEL CALIFORNIA by the eagles (the live version though, the one with the spanish guitar intro).  this song brings happy thoughts.

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?
NORWAY definitely, to see the northern lights, has been on my list to do before i pass away for years!

if you were stranded on an island, what three things would you want with you?
a canoe, so i can go out into the ocean, a sketch book to keep my mind off things, a dog for company.

what is the one article of clothing you can’t live without?

my friendship bracelets, i love them, i have an obsession with collecting one everywhere i go.

what is your biggest fear?
growing old alone.

winter, spring, summer or fall?
“…all you have to do is call”
SUMMER – campouts, warm sunshine, glowy skin, sandals, cute summer dresses. everyone’s happy in the summer.

what color are you?
MINT, I think mint sums me up perfectly :)

what is your motto?
ALWAYS believe in your dreams

What is your favorite hobby?
creating visual diaries, i have an O.C.D.!!!

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?

i would love to spend the day with devendra banhart.  i think the day would be very colorful and full of giggles and weirdness.  PERFECT!

be on the lookout for posts from our fashion blogger, and check out her bio here!

meet our new team member!

we have a new senior web merchandiser who came to us from london! read on to learn a little bit more about her…(transcribed below):

quick questions

what is your theme song?

“rhiannon” by fleetwood mac (long version!!)

if you could go anywhere in the world, free of cost, where would you go?

mallorca in the balearic islands

what is the one article of clothing you can’t live without?
vintage ossie clark dress & wedding band

what is your biggest fear?
not making the most of life

winter, spring, summer or fall?

hope springs eternal…

what color are you?
rainbow colored

what is your motto?

what goes around comes around

what is your favorite hobby?

flea markets

if you could spend a day with anyone – dead or alive – who would it be?
neil young (circa 1973…)