from brooklyn: free pups!

It’s always such a treat to see the pups of Home Office that the girls of Free People Brooklyn thought we’d introduce some of our local customers! All dogs are welcomed with shakes, treats, water, and love :)

Carlo!

Lalo! (He’s recovering quite nicely)

Oscar!
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Sprout!
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Marley!
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Waffle!
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Waffle loved our mannequin outfit so much he collapsed in front of it :)

Huahua (as in Chihuahua)  and mom!
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Lemon (with Huahua in background  – they’re best friends!)
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Last but not least, Chewy!
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so cute! i love all their names…especially waffle :) thanks for sharing ladies!

houston galleria lookbook

our new houston galleria store shot a lookbook with texas photographer shanna ingram and when i first opened these photos i was completely floored! these girls are gorgeous and the photos are lovely.

in this look: we the free concert raglan, mesh maxi half slip, lacey layering skort.

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in this look: fp-1 mesh maxi skirt, floral seamless bodycon slip, austin festival bag.

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in this look: boxy sheer stripe pullover, pearl eagle pendantfiona sunglasses, scarf coming soon.

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in this look: polynesian princess romper, even dots bandeau.

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in this look: skinny stripe bodysuit, fp-1 mesh ombre skirt.

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in this look: lovely lace halter tunic, honey textured tube, miranda sun hat.

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in this look: honey textured tube, scalloped eyelet short, raggy desert scarf, ombre seed bead collar.

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in this look: hinted florals maxi dress.

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in this look: wideleg sheer gauchos, fp-1 plaid crop top, embroidered mesh crop top, eastwood crossbody.

so beautiful, ladies! nice work :)

dreamcatcher wednes-diy

if you love dreamcatchers as much as i do, you must check out the work of rachael rice. she’s a very talented artist who makes dream catchers that are beyond anything i’ve ever seen. and that’s just one thing she makes – she is extremely creative and was kind enough to share some of her projects and how she makes them for our blog!

once you have the basic steps down for making a dreamcatcher, it becomes much easier to experiment and get a little crazy with them! here, rachael demonstrates how to make small ones using bangles and string – these would be adorable for key chains, bag charms and hanging in your car!

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once this part is complete, attach feathers or any other embellishments using string!

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rachael has also been making more conceptual dream catchers using pieces of cardboard or thick paper, vintage doilies and hand-made paper feathers!

“Doily is a funny word. What I love about them is that they’re like lace mandalas, and whenever I hold one I think that some woman’s hands probably created it. I like collecting them, and you can find them for next to nothing at yard sales and antique shops.

Pieces of cardstock, cardboard, or even stiff paper can be a home for a lost doily reincarnated as a dream catcher.  Paint or collage on your disc (I used silver) and glue your doily on top!”

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“To make the feathers, start with some heavy paper and use crayon or oil pastel to create designs.  Add any collage elements you’d like (you can use FP catalogs!) – be random, don’t think too much.  Paint over those designs with watercolors, or thinned out acrylics or tempera paints. Let dry.  You can also do the back!  Cut feather shapes out of the paper: I made a stencil and just traced it with pencil.  Use markers to make feather designs, or just doodle – you can’t do it wrong  :) Attach the feathers to your dream catcher with some embroidery floss,  simply hang them where you like!”

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amazing! on the right is an example of another one she made called “dark star.”

and last but not least – i think these are my favorite – lace quartz pendants!

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“Vintage lace and doilies find new life when cut up and glued onto the tops of quartz crystals. That way we can wear pretty rocks without having to drill holes in them!  Simply cut a strip of lace or doily and use a glue gun or regular Elmer’s to attach it to the top of a pendant.  A little jump ring or piece of wire run through the holes makes it ready to hang from a piece of leather cord, or a chain.”

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Be sure to check out our new DIY Projects category for more DIY Inspiration!

Other related posts: Rope Swirl Tapestries DIYDIY Desktop Dream Catchers

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tunesday

one of the things that i admire and respect most about musicians, is the fact that they are able to not only write music that is often intensely personal, but they perform it, on stage, in front of crowds – sometimes alone.  that thought terrifies me… but it’s also incredibly inspiring.  geron hoy, today’s featured artist, is not only a talented singer/songwriter but i happen to know him personally and he’s one of the most humble, thoughtful and hilarious people i’ve ever met.   he inspires me because he is accomplishing his dream of putting out an album and because of the passion he shows for his music both on and off the stage.  it definitely comes across when he performs, leaving you with the feeling that you just witnessed something very special.  his debut album came out today on itunes and i have been listening to it all morning – his thoughtful lyrics and skillful guitar playing seem to have a wisdom beyond his years. oh and he also plays the harmonica – my weakness!

read on for an interview with geron to get a better idea of what he’s all about, and as you read, listen to the first single from his album, “lady crow.” it’s addicting!

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when did you write your first song, and what was it called?

oh man… a pretty wretched little ditty called ‘near to you.’ god, it was awful. i knew three chords and i took a complete shot in the dark just to see what would happen. but some of the friends i had back then would sing along to it and ask me to play it. that was enough to get me to write another.

if your music was a place, where would it be?

there’s an image on the back of a record i have. i think it’s james taylor but i can’t be sure.  i’d go look, but all my records are in a storage unit in texas. but it’s of these musicians jamming in a dingy room with a wooden floor, an old beat-up piano with a glass of whiskey on it, speakers hanging from the ceiling, the sunlight battling through the cigarette smoke. it just looks like the perfect environment. where i’d want to spend every day. and i remember pointing the photo out to friends and saying, ‘why cant we be there, right now?’

why did you decide to name your album “soldier”?

there’s a track on the album called ‘soldier.’ i recorded that song with my friends about four years ago in new york before i had a label, and it’s the song that got me signed because one of the owners of the label fell in love with it.  the song itself is about fighting with everything you’ve got for something when you have no control over the end result.

is there a certain song you’re most proud of?

they’re all my babies and i constantly tell them to keep cool…

you’ve lived in a bunch of different places, is there one that has had the most influence on you personally and/or musically?

i went to new york when i was eighteen. that was my songwriting school. i probably wrote at least a hundred songs in the five years i was there. and kept fifteen of them. there was so much inspiration… living in the city was like being on cruise control at 300 mph.

what’s your favorite venue you’ve ever played in? and is there a particular venue you dream of playing in one day?

if i played at the beacon theater in new york i’d die a happy man. and my favorite place so far i think would be this small bar in the upper west side in new york where i used to play every thursday with some of my closest friends. it was in a basement surrounded by stone walls. we’d drink and play all night and the audience always asked for more. it was a great time.

if you could jam with any musician, dead or alive, who would you pick?

well, i automatically start sifting through all my heroes and i’m incredibly intimidated and awestruck by all of them. so i’m not quite sure who i would pick. townes van zandt? but what about neil young?? but what about mozart??!!! would i have to wear a puffy shirt?? i’d be down…

if your life was a movie what would the theme song be?

“changes” or “ziggy stardust”?, “space oddity”? pretty much anything by david bowie.

if you had a time machine where would you go?

2015 so i could ride a hover board with michael j. only four more years! i can’t wait for the self-drying jacket!!!

if you were deserted on an island what three things would you want with you?

a fire-breathing dragon, a saddle, and wilson.

tell me something most people don’t know about you.

i own a fire-breathing dragon named wilson.

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the album, soldier, is available now on itunes – get it here!

and check him out on facebook or his website!

thank you so much geron!

australia guest blogger: daydream lily

our third aussie guest blog post comes from another favorite of ours, the lovely liss of daydream lily!

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One of my favourite things about life in Australia is summer road trips!

Open roads, windows down, making a mix for the trip, road stops in little country towns for coffee and muffins, stopping off to explore, documenting the trip….
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Liss from Daydreamlily (http://www.daydreamlily.com)
Liss’ new online shop Stylemilk (http://www.stylemilkshop.com)

guest post: martha in paris!

by now you guys have seen the lovely martha hunt on our website and in our catalogs, but did you ever wonder what her real life is like? martha was kind enough to put together a post about a recent trip she took to paris for our blog!

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I had the lucky task of jetting to Paris for a couple of weeks to schmooze with clients. The City of Lights has a lot to offer, so I try to fit in as much as possible in between castings!

I checked out the Montparnasse Cemetery on the left bank.  It is a hauntingly beautiful cemetery jam-packed with tombstones of many famous names, including the legendary Serge Gainsbourg and philosopher Jean Paul Sartre.  Rest in peace!

Donned a black bob – I loved my Mia Wallace moment. Elderflower juice takes me to my happy place– you just can’t find it in the states!

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Luckily I bumped into one of Free People’s very own, the lovely, Lauren. I hung out with her and her friend, and one of my favorite photographers, David Bellemere. Tres chic!

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The American explorer in me values a good road trip. My boyfriend and I drove to a town called Cambremer, two hours northwest of Paris. We visited Chateua Les Bruyeres, which happened to be the perfect spot to rock my new Free People skirt! We rode bikes, tried local cuisine, checked out a few Normandy towns, but mostly enjoyed the country view. Not too shabby! One hard lesson learned: tripe is a delicacy that consists of intestines, not fish.

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“Je moooooo fous!”

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Never miss a photo op…

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…never leave a field un-frolicked.

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Back in town, stolling through the Place des Vosges.

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I can’t leave Paris without having grilled-over-an-open-fire-steak at my favorite restaurant, Robert et Louise! It’s located in the heart of the Marais district.

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Model or C.I.A. agent? I’m a woman of many faces, er well— hair do’s.

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I shot at Hotel Le Meurice with famed photographer Guy Aroch. Just another hard day at the office!

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Not a bad view. The Eiffel Tower in the distance fades away. Until next time, Par-eeeeeh! Bisous! X