New Year’s Dressing: Underneath & On Top

In just two short weeks, we’ll arrive at that one night of true celebration. A night where we reflect on all that’s happened in the moments that have passed, and look forward to those up ahead — while simultaneously taking thorough enjoyment in the here and now. Although New Year’s party plans often seem to be last minute, it always seems that outfit planning for that very night happens long before. Read More

Video: Happy New Year From Us!

I always get sentimental around New Years, mixed emotions fill me. I get nostalgic leaving a year behind but also overwhelmed when a new one begins.  I want to start the year fresh in 2013 and use 2012 as a learning curve. New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and to celebrate we made this little video evoking the spirit that we have this time of year. Read More

3 Easy New Year’s Eve Party Favors

I’ve never actually had a New Year’s Eve party but I’ve always thought it would be fun to.  I love coming up with simple handmade party favors and there’s tons of fun things you can do for this holiday.  Here are 3 easy party favors you can make with very little supplies! Read More

Poll: Dress Code

This week’s trend Dress Code illuminates the season that is famous for its parties; whether it’s a holiday party or New Year’s Eve bash, a dress becomes your statement piece. Dress Code brings together our finest party dresses in shiny embellishment, edgy details, and soft touches of lace. Each and every day party dresses are on our mind, and right now we’re looking for a dress that will make our New Year’s go out with a bang! Read More

2011: A Look Back

Our catalog team traveled around the world…

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…and us bloggers got to go to our shoot with Sasha Pivovarova in NYC – definitely a highlight of the year!

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We worked with so many beautiful models…

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We debuted FP Spun and Vegan Leather, and launched a special line of Limited Edition Dresses! We celebrated with pop-up shops in NY and LA, where Jade Castrinos performed at our store.

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We fell hard for extreme flares, monochromatic dressing, birkenstocks, turbans, sweater dressing, fancy collars, western boots, friendship bracelets and bright nails, flatforms, mixed prints, color pops, polka dots and more…

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We were influenced by decades past…

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…and by trends like mod and grunge.

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We brought you festival coverage from Pitchfork and Outside Lands

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We shot our July catalog with Alexandra Valenti and the Happen-Ins, and we had such a great time we went back and threw a party to celebrate the catalog release! We also threw a party at our 5th ave store for Fashion’s Night Out and had a blast.

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We made so many lovely blogger friends!

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Many crafts were made, and we held our first crafting events in Cambridge and NYC!

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And, some new furry faces popped up in the office :)

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2011 was a good year :) Here’s to making the next one even better!

Happy New Year!

xoxo

Free People