Fancy some of the very best people watching LA has to offer? Put this in your calendar. The second Sunday of every month, up to 20,000 people roll in to shop and sort the 2,500 booths of vintage, furniture, antiques, textiles (and much more) of the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Designers, celebrities, stylists, interior decorators… LA’s creatives flock to this (said to be the largest) market once a month, each with their own unique eye for what they are looking to bring home. Me? I prefer to sit in an old vintage recliner, coffee in hand, sunglasses snug and tight… and let the beautiful eclectic people watching begin. Ok, and a chunky piece of turquoise. Come find me next time for a chat will you? Read More
Here on the west coast, our winter is mild. We become frigid little beings at a mere 35 degrees… a surely welcomed temperature for those of you braving the Midwest and beyond. We do have to layer, yes… but our layers are a bit lighter and more forgiving. Down parkas and ear muffs aren’t a necessity, though we do love escaping somewhere/anywhere they are (grass is always greener syndrome?). Here I took of my favorite Free People dresses and layered them appropriately for a current California December. Read More
There are only two occasions where waking up before dawn is really exciting – if I’m getting on a plane to a far away tropical oasis… or…driving to a flea market to fight with the best of them (the other hunters) for things I probably don’t need. Read More
This past weekend, San Francisco residents were graced with quite a gift. West Coast Craft premiered its first year at the Fort Mason center both Saturday and Sunday. Over 150 handpicked beautifully curated vendors displayed their highly skilled craft mediums; perfumers, soap makers, textile artists, home goods and furniture designers, artisan candy crafters… well, you get the gist. Every corner of handmade-craftdom was covered. Artists came from Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco and all points in between. Walking the rows of this event, you felt the proud representation of the West Coast and all of its talented artistic pioneers. Read More
Last week, our Hollywood store hosted an incredible event with Alice & The Glass Lake. The whimsical beauty took on the stage of Space 15 Twenty, where she performed songs from her debut album “The Evolution” and premiered her newest video for “Coming Down”.
When I first encountered the photos of “Brotherhood of the Sun”, I was completely taken. Taken by the sheer magnitude of happiness and honesty. You really can see it… honesty and happiness that is. Read More
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We’re moving into warmer months, so who better to feature as this week’s Style File than our head beach designer? Read More
This week’s Style File fills one of the neatest positions here at Free People. Pretty much, her job is to help out wherever and whenever there is a need for added creativity. Read More
I have to admit, it took me a couple of weeks after coming to Free People to notice this week’s Style File. Once I did, it was like uncovering a hidden gem in the treasure chest. I find her style, with its amazing vintage finds and awesome array of prints, extremely inspiring. Read More
This week’s Style File is a true Lou. Her style is relaxed and full of tomboy inspiration – a good tee, some jeans, and sneakers being her to-go. Read More