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Here’s the second addition of RAFW from Mandy at oracle fox. She sent images from the Alice McCall’s collection, which was beautiful. The colour scheme was soft – jet black juxtaposed and gave it that hard edge when needed. Soft light shapes seemed to flow down the runway items that were interpretations of familiar volumes and forms. I loved the billowing backs of some of the garments and the intricate cutout details that was featured on some of the oversized tunic dresses.

Australia Fashion week looks like so much fun, I’d love to get my hands on one of those goodie bags!

First two images are from the Alice McCall show, 3rd images decoration, and 4th 5th and 6th from the Nookie show.

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boho diva -May 19, 2011, 4:42PM
I LOVE that last image! The rings are amazing and that's just such a cool shot! xoxo, Boho Diva http://www.bohodivagirl.com/
Karacter -May 19, 2011, 4:41PM
Almost everyone in front row is wearing red lips.. guess it's a big trend in Australia? Love the clothing :D http://www.karacterblog.com http://www.examiner.com/fashion-trends-in-newark/kara-luzzi

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Fringe has been everywhere lately – it’s definitely a trend we’ve fallen for here at free people. I love how the look can be interpreted differently depending on the garment or material. Sometimes it takes on a light and airy ethereal look, while other times it looks tough and edgy. No matter how it’s used, fringe gives off a great bohemian vibe that I just can’t get enough of.

Here are some of my favorite examples of fringe I’ve collected…

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At Free People we’ve always loved fringe & our collection contains some really great pieces. I’ve had my eye on a few that I want to pick up for spring. Here are three of my favorites:

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The Shoreline Binetti Bag

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The Beach Comber Cardigan

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The Wink Fringe Sandal

What do you guys think about fringe? How would you wear it?

All inspiration & magazine photos taken from mariediena (tumblr)

verena -May 11, 2011, 8:28AM
why dont you have a shop in germany :)
Oda -May 11, 2011, 6:09AM
I love love love fringe.And the beach comber cardigan is already high up on my wishlist! :)

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Wall Art

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I was inspired by these wallpaper designs sold out of the Greenwich Village shop, Secondhand Rose. The owner, Suzanne Lipshutz, has devotedly sought out vintage wallpapers since the 1960’s. Today her neat store boasts a collection of over 2,500 vintage prints from all around the world. Interior designers, magazines, set designers – you name it – they are all flocking to her one-of-a-kind store to find exciting wall decorations. I personally stumbled upon the collection one day while I was looking for inspiration and fell in love with the selection she offers – each one is so unique and beautiful! Just imagine the crazy rooms you could design with some of them…

fp julia -May 04, 2011, 3:54PM
paige - yeah i love her work! posted about it here - http://blog.freepeople.com/2011/01/beth-hoeckel/ :)
paige -May 04, 2011, 3:28PM
absolutely love these! speaking of art and such, not sure if you have ever heard of beth hoeckel?? but she does a lot of collagey type stuff, very free people! I blogged about her collages a while back http://paigesofnothing.blogspot.com/2011/04/send-me-on-my-way.html here's her website! http://bethhoeckel.com/

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With the Free People swim shop re-launching with some amazing new items this week, it got me thinking about the mysteries of water. Mermaids, octopi, treasure … who knows what’s really out there? We may never know.  Yet, however mysterious or scary it may seem, people have always been drawn to the water. We spend our summers gathering at its shores… we run through sprinklers…and we drink it down as the elixir of life. Here’s to the beauty and mystery of water:

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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.  It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein

Check out our swim shop here.

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Rylie -May 21, 2011, 12:37AM
Does anyone know what book is in the photograph? P.S. LOVE the first one! :)
Taylor -May 03, 2011, 4:55PM
love love love this post! ---printing these all out! www.forsurejadore.blogspot.com

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The transparent look is all over the spring 2011 runaway shows – Items that showed off what was being worn underneath, A bit controversial? Yes!

The looks on the runways are not necessarily meant to be worn as-is in everyday life. They’re artistic presentations of a designer’s inspiration, presumably to give you inspiration for ways to wear the pieces yourself. Obviously, the completely sheer ensembles are too extreme for most people’s taste in day wear, but perhaps as inaccessible as this trend may seem, mixing in pieces to suit your personal taste would make it more wearable.

We played around in the studio yesterday to see what works under such sheer items.

We toned down what could be very provocative to the eye by making them a little tomboy; Sheer maxi shirts worn over bootie shorts with a relaxed shirt pattern, bodysuits under sheer tops to add a bit of interest, and lace trimmed bike shirts worn under those adorable chiffon slips.

Would you go sheer?

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Mesh maxi half slip embroidered mesh crop we the free long sleeve burnout baseball tee crossover stripes bandeau skinny stripe bodysuit.

Casey -May 01, 2011, 11:24AM
The look on the left is genius! So cute. I'm so happy maxi skirts are "in" now,they're so adorable but so comfortable!
dragon fruit -May 01, 2011, 7:31AM
i really like sheer - but yes the way it's worn on the runway is nottt in my every day wardrobe. i love a little sheer in a maxi though ;) www.dragonnfruit.com

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it’s that time… for a lookbook poll! jemma gave you a little peek behind the scenes of the lookbook shoot the other day, and now i want to know which outfit is your favorite!

click on each image to go to our website and view details on the outfit.

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Jane -Apr 17, 2011, 1:06PM
Yeah, LOVE them all!! Meaning this poll fails! ha! But in all seriousness, all the looks are gorgeous!
Jasmine -Apr 17, 2011, 12:49PM
5,6,8,9 simplicity is love. I haven't been spring shopping yet but I like these looks (:

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i made my first vintage loves purchase the other week and i was so happy when it arrived in its lovely little tie dye bag! i totally forgot about them! i adore the colors and i want to be able to use it as a tote bag this summer, so i decided i’d add a handle!

this is super easy. all you need is a needle and thread, and whatever you want to use for the handle. i used a fabric belt that was part of an old coat i don’t even have anymore, but for some reason i kept the belt.

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i sewed the strap onto the inside of the bag, below the drawstring – i wanted to still be able to pull the bag closed with the drawstring.

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and that’s it!

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in case you missed it, check out our post from this summer when we showed you how we make the tie-dye bags!

Megan -May 08, 2011, 10:28PM
Where do you buy your bulk bags? I own a vintage clothing shop and have been looking do do something similar for my online orders but can't seem to find a bag I really like but these look awesome!
Fionazhou -Mar 10, 2011, 9:42AM
Life is full of this kind of small funny, ha? Enjoy every small thing in every day.

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heads up!

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just a little note to let you guys know that when you make a purchase on our website, you now have the option of checking out with paypal :)

gratka mieszkania -Oct 27, 2014, 8:40PM
Problematyka pokrewna każdemu, polecam literaturę
Dominique -Mar 18, 2011, 10:14AM
OMG! Yes! Now I will be buying a loooot more at Free People. I have a dog walking biz so all my money comes through paypal and it's much easier. Hopefully I'll pay my bills first though. =) Thank you thank you!!

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the final batch of behind the scenes photos from our january catalog shoot!

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Taylor -Jan 20, 2011, 9:52PM
Love these!
thomas -Jan 20, 2011, 9:09PM
thanks so much to everyone at free people for the amazing trip and for showing so many of my pictures here on this great blog! i'm so glad you all liked them!

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the first shot!

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their wheels for the week! they shot all over iceland, which they told me is quite small.

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looks like such an amazing experience :)

melliforte -Dec 10, 2010, 9:26AM
I googled a bit and discovered that he red-haired model’s name is Julia Hafstrom. She is unbelievably pretty.
-Nov 23, 2010, 8:04AM
oh, how I would love to be a Free People model. Not only do they get to wear some amazing clothes but travel to and see amazing places!

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wee people is now up online! it is so exciting to be able to see the whole collection after hearing about it for so long – and the little models are really too cute for words.

here is a collection featuring the favorite items of our managing director of design and image, who was inspired to create this line by her own daughter (who just so happens to be the model pictured above and in many of the wee people shots) :)

click on the image to go to our website and see more info on each item. and shop all wee people here!

Heather -Jun 12, 2015, 12:21PM
Is this still up and running?!? The link does not seem to take me anywhere and we just had our little lady cub and I'm dying to see the collection Thanks for any/all info Mama of Cubs with a closet full of free people h
Supergirl -Nov 21, 2010, 9:52PM
I cannot wait to keep them for my baby.

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This is my workspace at Home Office; I love to decorate my surroundings and put things around me that inspire. Polaroid’s, vintage photo frames and postcards, found feathers and gems. I have a little habit of collecting post it’s that people leave me too, I don’t why but I can’t throw messages that people leave me away!

-Oct 29, 2010, 3:55PM
I like the little doodle from Georgia Larsen haha

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