Paris Fashion Week from Be Frassy

Highlight of PFW so far has got to be the Sonia Rykiel (she is one of my all time favourite designers) . The clothes, the music and Sonia herself sitting front row (she stepped down from the brand, leaving it to her adorable daughter) made the show quite a performance. I’ve been busy shooting street-style for various projects keeping warm in a multitude of layers. Hit my favourite Paris bar, Le Pompom, where the Cobrasnake was going crazy on the DJ Decks. In a total un-fashion week spirit,  I’ve been eating alot – using the fact that so many of my friends are in town as an excuse to dine at all my favourite restaurants. Tonight we are heading to the “This is New York” party at Le Regine, I’ll be wearing a lilac wig and some sort of velvet LBD. Read More

Milan Fashion Week Diary by Silvia Bergomi, pt. 2

Silvia Bergomi by Tommy Ton for

On Thursday the 24th I started my day at the C’N’C show. I couldn’t stop backstage to say hi and congrats to my friend Umbe, who is a women’s designer, because I had to run to Iceberg.


At Iceberg, Paolo Gerani brought to the catwalk double breasted coats and blazers, leather pants, furs and a touch of electric blue.


At 4:30 pm it was time for Blumarine, which surprised everyone with silver accessories combined with metallic, iridescent, and hologram pieces. The soundtrack by Azealia Banks and Mia gave the show an extra edge.

Bizarre Colorquake Flamboyant Personalities Allure by Mauro Grifoni

Next I attended a cocktail exhibition at the Mauro Grifoni store in Via Della Spiga: “Bizarre, Colorquake, Flamboyant, Personalities, Allure”, a special preview of Diana Vreeland curated by Maria Luisa Frisa and Judith Clark.

Time with friends

Right after, we went to Corso Como 10 for the i-D and Alberto Guardiani Party, hosted by Marcelo Burlon. At one point, you simply have to eat, and that is exactly what we did… a relaxed dinner with friends: perfect conclusion to my day.

Mila Schon

Coliac belt for this amazing Mila Schon outfit

Friday the 25th began with Mila Schon at 11.30. My true compliments to Biancamaria Gervasio, the young designer behind the brand. I fell in love with every single piece of the collection.

peppermint tea after lunch @ Verger

Afterwards I had a quick lunch break with Grazia Team at Cafe Verger (I love this place )

Jil Sander, last Raf Simon show for the brand

After lunch was the Jil Sander show – Raf Simon’s last show with the brand was just perfect. Simply, classy and elegant; I would love to have all the coats.

Ter Et Bantine

backstage @ Ter Et Bantine

Ter Et Bantine was the last of the day, at least for me. Casual and concise are the keywords for this refined brand who chose eccentric hats to personalize the silhouette.

I ended the day with dinner and a movie at home!


Milan Fashion Week Diary by Silvia Bergomi

Milan Fashion Week is underway and we have the lovely Silvia Bergomi documenting the action for us! Check out her recap and photo diary below.

Silvia Bergomi by Tommy Ton for

One of the best things about February Fashion Week in Milan is that often it coincides with the coming of Spring… You start to see colorful and floral looks, and it seems that everybody allows themselves to be more relaxed.

As a good start, on Wednesday I went to Numèro 21 show, which is actually one of my favourite brands.

Vionnet cocktail dress

Vionnet bag

Right after, I was invited to the opening of the first Vionnet shop in corso Monforte.

Palazzo Visconti hosted Elisabetta Franchi Dinner Party

Carilna @ Palazzo Visconti

Party @ Palazzo Visconti

Around 8.30 pm I had dinner at Palazzo Visconti, followed by a party hosted by Elisabetta Franchi. The music coming from Dj Seth Troxler and Marcelo Burlon was totally fascinating. We closed the dancefloor with a special song in memory of Whitney.

Silvia Bergomi @ Hotel Principer di Savoia phographed by Ed Kavische

As usual, we ended the night with a goodnight drink at the bar Hotel Principe di Savoia.

Karl Lagerfield & Silvia Venturini Fendi after Fendi show

Thursday started with Fendi, which brought amazing shapes to the catwalk based on furs and knee-length skirts.

Fausto Puglisi details

Fausto Puglisi dress

After Fendi, I went to have a quick look at the new Fausto Puglisi AW collection. Leather, studs, embroidery, rhinestones, but also optical patterns and fluorescent colors: all this together was really photogenic.

Silk and Tiger for the DM (Dead Meat woman) collection

After a quick lunch at Grazia Pop Up, I had chat-tea with my friends from Dead Meat. They were presenting their new collection, which is based on the figures of princesses like Maria Callas and Romy Schneider. Graphics are as always full of imaginative and literary references.

Moodboard @ Yo No Fui backstage

Arizona Muse, Yo No Fui backstage

At 5 pm was the start of Jo No Fui, with the amazing Arizona Muse and a special attention to color combination.

unFLOP Paper launch cocktail @Marcelleria

At 8 pm I ended the day at the launch cocktail party of unFLOP paper 3; they also presented a Short Film by Silvia Morani and an exclusive art cover plus vinyl by artist Simon Fujiwara.

More to come!


NYFW street style

Yesterday New York street fashion came alive with pops of neon; we spent the day back and forth between the Lincoln Center and Milk studios trying to hunt down some looks that caught our eye.
It’s always so fascinating watching how people choose to dress themselves and you can always read something about their personality just by what they are wearing. I for one love soaking in fashion; it’s like a book it makes your imagination run wild.

Pretty pastels were teased by bright pops, and yes spring florals are starting to creep their way in, bring on the spring!

In the evening we finished off the day at the Betsy Johnson show and as you can expect it was quite a performance, full of energy and bright lights it was hard to keep up! Here’s round one of our Street Style, more to come tomorrow!

Street Style Photo Credit ~ Nathan Kula









My NYFW Diary

Yesterday after an evening of spending some time with my friends who are visiting New York from London I headed to the Mara Hoffman show. Her fall collection was inspired by “Shaman gauchos”. The ultimate bohemian bombshell sprung to mind as I watched meteorite patterns, tapestry motifs, and “third eye” symbols run down the runway with a jewelry collaboration with All For The Mountain! I left breathless and with a clear indication of how exactly I want to dress for Fall 2012.

Mid afternoon I made my way to “Pie and Thighs” in Williamsburg for a quick southern bite before departing back to Philly in the snow. Tomorrow I’m back to the Big Apple to take a bite at Street Style. I’ll also be checking out the Betsy Johnson show and after party!





Paris Fashion Week: Highlights

Paris fashion week to me has a certain unique edge to it that gives the glamorous silhouettes a bit of funk. From tinsel skirts at Balenciaga worn with a structured top half to Chambray denim worn with foiled gold at Balmain, The designers featured at Paris always know how to mix the young with the old.

Valentino brought 1920’s lace back into the picture and wasn’t scared to hit the ground with it, while Chloe brought interested and unique proportions down the runway;  I love the exaggerated details in the garments – why not call out a great waistband or a cool sleeve.

Here’re my highlights from Paris, what did you guys think?

Balenciaga, Balmain, Valentino and Chloe – Street style by Tommy Ton via  



Fashion’s Night Out: Meet Singer/Songwriter Jeremy Current!

Yesterday I told you about one of the band’s performing at our Fashion’s Night Out events, and now meet singer/songwriter Jeremy Current! Read More

Fashion’s Night Out: Meet the Band, Adam and Dave’s Bloodline

We are so excited to have one of our favorite bands performing at our 5th Avenue store for Fashion’s Night Out on Thursday! Let’s get to know them a little bit better… Read More

Free People Rocks NYC for Fashion’s Night Out!

It’s that time of year…

When fashion takes over New York City, bringing in packs of fashion writers and editors, designers, models and their impeccable off-duty style, and photographers there to capture all the Fashion Week action. We’re thrilled to be a part of all the Fashion’s Night Out excitement this year – our Soho and Fifth Ave locations will be staying open late with music, drinks by Kanon Vodka and Vita Coco Coconut Water, and events that you won’t want to miss!

Here’s the rundown:

At our Soho store, enjoy live acoustic music by singer/songwriter Jeremy Current from 8-9pm!

At our 5th Avenue store, take part in a bracelet DIY with our friends from Honestly…WTF at 7pm.


Afterwards, from 8-9PM, enjoy live music from one of our favorite bands, Adam and Dave’s Bloodline!


Also, our Creative Director and Art Director will be showing up at both boutiques to meet all of YOU! Be sure to catch up with them and say hi :)

You can RSVP for this event at the Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there!