With Valentine’s Day just a week away, we got to thinking about our different fp girls and how they’d style their Valentine’s Day outfits and spend their evening! We asked five girls from around the office who embody Molly, Ginger, Candy, Meadow and Lou to be our models for some Valentine styling and imagined what their ideal night might hold… Read More
Last week we got to know more about our California winner of the NY vs. LA style contest, and now let’s meet our New York winner, Audrey!
Browsing her local FP store and trying out the voile trapeze slip.
Three words that best describe NYC style are: Urban, Elegant, Unique
What is your favorite trend this season?
Some big NYC trends for this season are peter pan collars, embellishments (studding, eyelets, gems, etc.) and playing with sheer and matte fabrics in the same garment. I have to say right now I am really into the sheer/matte fabrics!! The sheer look goes GREAT with a FP lacey bandeau!
What do you love most about New York?
Everyone has a purpose in New York. The energy of the city is like no other place. Everyone is full of major drive and ambition; it is inspiring to be in NY.
How would you describe your personal style? Which free people girl are you?
I have to say I am a Lou girl! NYC might be disappointed in me! I love to get dressed up once in a while, but you will usually catch me in baggy rugged sweaters, tunics, chunky jewelry and boots (lots of layering!) My friends would definitely say I am the “boy girl.”
My 5 favorite FP items right now:
As you may recall, we had a little contest this month in conjunction with our January catalog and its NY vs. LA theme. We picked a winner for each city, and now its time to learn a little bit more about these stylish ladies – up first, our LA winner, Eva of Cathedral City, California!
What do you love most about Los Angeles?
I definitely love the diversity that exists in L.A. It’s this huge melting pot of all kinds of people…mostly strange people [haha], but that is what makes L.A. interesting and unique. It’s one of those cities where self expression is a must.
Three words that best describe California style are: Cool, chic, and trendy.
How would you describe your personal style? Which Free People girl are you?
I would have to say I’m Meadow and Ginger mixed into one!! I love the relaxed, carefree, bohemian look when I’m out during the day running errands, shopping, or having lunch/coffee with friends. But I definitely appreciate a sexy mini dress paired with 5 inch platforms when I’m hitting the town!
What is your favorite trend this season?
Colorblocking seems very popular this season…haven’t tried it yet, but definitely something I would love to try. Who knew that not matching could ever look so cute?!?!
Favorite FP items of the moment:
Because we love you, we have a special Valentine’s day treat for you this year! Need a great outfit for your special day or night? You can enter to win your Valentine wishlist, for up to $500!
Click here to enter, and make sure you fill up your wishlist with whatever your heart desires :) xoxo
I have a lot of Free People in my closet, but one of the best FP purchases I’ve ever made was hands down my vegan leather jacket. It looks like real leather (in fact, most people think it is), its comfy, fits well, goes with everything and is still in great shape, despite being worn quite frequently. I was thrilled to hear that we’d be continuing with vegan leather, and some new product just arrived on our site that is to die for! We’ve got something for every girl – a new hooded vegan leather jacket, a smocked vegan leather dress, new vegan leather shorts in a washed pink color, a vegan leather bustier, and old favorites like the pleated vegan leather skirt are back. Check out some styling inspiration from our store girls below, and then play it cool and check out the new vegan leather on our website!
From left: toughen up a slip with the washed vegan leather short and fedora; throw on the double breasted vegan leather jacket over the lace stripes maxi dress; wear the cap sleeve gypsy lace dress in cold weather with tights, a cami and the same vegan leather jacket in gray; try an unexpected pairing with an airy blouse and vegan leather shorts.
On my wishlist: the embellished vegan leather motorcycle jacket.
How freaking cool is the vegan leather bustier?!?
It looks awesome over a slip, like the delphine mesh skirt!
Shop the Vegan Leather collection!
The other day I mentioned that Jemma, Naomi and I hit up some of our favorite spots in Philadelphia to shoot a mini “Ode to Philly” lookbook in celebration of our store opening on Walnut St! We had so much fun shooting these photos, and we hope you love them too :)
My location was the street I grew up on. I felt it was symbolic in many ways, as our Philly store opening definitely feels like a homecoming for Free People. Despite a brief time in San Francisco, I’ve lived in Philly my entire life – from the Fairmount neighborhood pictured below, to the suburbs just outside the city, to West Philadelphia, Manayunk, Center City, and now Old City. Home is where the heart is, and my heart will always be in Philly.
I’m wearing the FP Light Weight Stretch Skinny Jeans, California Love Tee, Studded Plaid Buttondown, Vegan Leather Jacket, Wingtip Boot, Sam Feather Trim Fedora and Mari Flap Bag. This is pretty much the type of thing I wear every day – I’m definitely a jeans and tee girl, and I am currently in love with the studded plaid shirt and wingtip boots!
My favorite spot in Philadelphia is the train station. I first discovered it when I came to the city for college. On breaks, I would often travel by Amtrak to get home. The first time that I walked into the giant hall, my breath sort of leapt from my body. It feels exactly how you’d imagine a train station should feel. Sounds echo off of the huge high ceilings and passengers await their trains on long wooden benches. The elegance takes me back to days when people traveled on trains everywhere. The station also reminds me of my dad (he has a bit of a train fascination/hobby) which was a very comforting feeling when I first left home for college. I’ve now lived in Philly for about five years, and I’ve spent a lot of time in that train station. For six months I was commuting to NYC three days a week to intern, and that place became my best friend.
I wanted to wear my favorite new Free People item there for this shoot. I fell in love with the Thrifty Eyes Dress the minute I saw photos come back of Karlie Kloss in our January book. I just got it this week, and I can’t wear it all different ways. This time around I paired it with our new Denim Button-Down and these awesome platforms which we’ll have on the site soon!
My favorite place in Philly is Johnny Brenda’s, a bar in Fishtown, but yesterday I wanted to go to a place that I’ve been itching to go to for a while – I’m still kinda exploring Philly having moved here from the UK so… Franklin Fountain was the place I wanted to feast my eyes upon. I’m a girl who loves sweet things and things that are pretty to look, and during the summer months ice cream is my No1. Franklin Fountain apparently has the best ice cream so I went to try and it didn’t disappoint – I was like a young girl in a candy store.
A beautiful batch of facebook fan photos rocking some great looks for Fall!
Taking a leap in the embroidered mesh crop top (love the new colors of this!)
The pretty vintage lace long sleeve dress.
Lastly, I love this photo and its endless summer vibe :)
A great batch of photos from our various store gals showing looks they love for fall!
And last but not least, give your bodycon a little twist by adding a pop of color underneath! Pictured: the fp spun velvet leaf dress, seamless slip, brit boot and boucle textured jacket (my new love – i just bought it!).
You all look amazing ladies!
This fall we’re all about borrowing from the boys – giving menswear style blazers, sweaters, shirts and denim a cool girl attitude. We had some fun in the studio last week shooting this video starring our production assistant and stylist intern!
Song is “With You” by Seapony.