exile in austin – photos!

thank you so much to everyone who came out for our july catalog release party on friday at the mohawk room in austin! we had an amazing time, the happen-ins killed it, and we met some wonderful people.  austin will always have a special place in our hearts :)  here are some photos from the event!


the poster we had made of one of our favorite shots from the catalog!


upon entry guests could pick up a free people bag and discount flier, enter into our raffle to win fp gift cards, and check out some merchandise from the happen-ins. stay tuned, once we pick the winners from the raffle i’ll let you guys know!


cutie pie :)


our adorable reader nikki in head-to-toe fp! (she’s wearing the smocked seamless crop top and fp one cascade of ruffles slip)


fp girls in the house looking fab!!


beautiful joanna of keep austin stylish.


alexandra valenti, who shot our july catalog and hooked us up with the band, and alecia of sisters of the black moon!


we previewed our july catalog video for the attendees, and then the happen-ins took the stage for a phenomenal set that had the crowd dancing up a sweat!



alexandra shot some photos at the show, i will definitely share them with you guys when i have them!




john michael


john michael’s shoes :)








huge thanks one more time to alexandra valenti, the happen-ins and the mohawk room! xoxoxo

*update – check out more fashion photos from the event here!

Exile in Austin: July Catalog Release Party!

i am so excited to tell you guys about something special we’re doing to celebrate our july catalog! you may remember that i was down in austin a couple of months ago, where we shot the book with local band the happen-ins. well we had such a blast that we decided to go back and throw a party to celebrate the catalog release! And what better way to do it than with some live music from the happen-ins?!  if you aren’t familiar with these guys yet, you will be soon… their music – a blend of r&b, americana and classic rock – is intoxicating. not to mention, we love their style :) check them out on facebook here.

the event will take place friday june 17th at 5-8PM

at austin’s mohawk room– where we shot part of our july book!

located at 912 red river st– a strip of austin’s hottest live music venues.


come hang out with us while enjoying live music from the happen-ins, a special viewing of our catalog video before anyone has seen it, and enter your name in a raffle for a chance to win a $500 or $50 gift card to FP!

we’ll also hand out fliers for a 15% off discount that you can use at our austin store locations – downtown and at the domain.

***this is an all ages event!***

i’m so excited to go back to austin! i hope to see lots of you there!

austin day two

after getting settled in at the house on thursday night, we walked to a nearby restaurant called z tejas for a delicious dinner outside under tree-strung lights…


the guacamole was amazing.


i woke up friday morning to the soft strumming of guitar and came downstairs to find our hair and makeup artists dennis and deanna, who got in late the night before.  not a bad way to wake up!


coffee on the front porch as the sun comes up…i could do this every day.


models ashley smith and anastasia khodkina arrive for the first day of shooting!


while waiting for shooting to get started ashley picked up one of the guitars at the house and started playing…it was such a beautiful moment.


we’re working with austin-based photographer alexandra valenti – i am such a huge fan of her work, so it was really exciting to meet her. she has amazing style, too!



we went to this rad venue called mohawk, located on red river street.



anastasia gets touched up before shooting.


two members of local band the happen-ins, who are friends with alexandra valenti. i can’t get over that california raisins tank!


the band introduced us to the michelada, a concoction of tecate beer, bloody mary mix and lime – apparently you can’t come to austin and not try one! it’s interesting, that’s for sure :)


that’s all for now! today i am breaking away from the crew to go exploring…stay tuned!