We have a beautiful exhibit hanging in Gallery 543 at the Navy Yard right now that consists of flags by artist Emily Manalo Ruiz. The main portion of the exhibit is the “1000 Works Project”, which consists of 1000 small fabric flags, each of which are unique, sewn out of salvaged materials and inspired by old battle flags. The exhibit also includes some of her larger flags, also made with reclaimed materials, that are text-based and printed with meaningful, personal phrases.
“Art, for me, is cathartic. It serves as an outlet for releasing deep-seated pains, capturing fleeting memories, and for understanding and documenting my life experience. My work conveys a sense of nostalgia, longing, and sometimes, hope. It helps me to make sense of things, to communicate, to find closure and contentment, and to attempt to make permanent what is impermanent.” – Emily Manalo Ruiz
Go see more of her work here!
It is crazy quiet in our office today, and I just got completely lost in daydream world looking through photos of this beautiful river, the Caristales, located near the town of La Macarena in Colombia, South America. Each year, during a brief period of time between the wet and dry seasons, when the water level is just right, the multiple varieties of algae and moss that live in the river bloom in a dazzling display of colors. The photos are so beautiful, I can only imagine what a breathtaking experience it would be to see it in person.
We have two very cool job openings on our store team! We are looking for a Midwest District Visual Manager, who will be based out of Chicago, and a Northeast District Display Coordinator, who will be based out of Boston!
For more info and to apply for one of these positions, click on the links below.
Midwest District Visual Manager – Chicago
(psst… the image is a sneak peek at our spring store displays, going up next week!)
…and floral button up shirts…
…and doc martens!
pretty little details…
Great layering basics: the peter pan lace top (looks great on its own or under other tops and dresses!), the super-comfy laguna coast pullover, model Pania Rose in her favorite, the crafty cuff thermal, and the awesome Pink Floyd tee.
Cute glasses and hair :)
The embroidered midtown jacket looks so cool with a plaid shirt and slouchy jeans!
In line with our catalog theme this month, I thought I would do some fun vs. themed office styles. Our home office has a surprisingly bountiful population of Brits who’ve crossed the big pond to work for Free People. They all have great style, so I thought that for this week I would do British vs. American style. I love them both, but tell us, which do you relate to more??
Welsh sisters! Both wearing an FP intimates top. Shop the updated version here.
The Hand Crochet Maxi Dress layered over an old FP beach style.
Liking the poncho? We have a great selection here.
The American Rebel Tee gone good girl
The Tattered Flag Scarf puts the Americana cherry atop this look.
The FP Skinny Cords in dusty rose look great with this muted and soft look.
Fitted with Daisies Dress
Stretch Eyelet Bodycon
Marrakesh Floppy Hat
Bill Gentle and Fanny Bostrom, Brooklyn
Lyndsay Caleo & Fitzhugh Karol, Brooklyn
Julia Roitfeld, Manhattan
Kate Young and Keith Abrahamsson, Manhattan
Cindy Greene, Manhattan
Ingrid Schram, Manhattan
Erin Wasson, Manhattan
Pamela Love and Jordan Sullivan, Brooklyn
Amazing New York City decor inspiration, via The Selby, of course.
There is no question that I am more of a California girl, but I grew up in a townhouse in Philly and there is something so beautiful about the brownstones in Brooklyn. That would definitely be where I’d want to live in NYC… what about you?
If you look at our accessories collection online right now, you’re sure to notice a trend – we’ve gone crazy for bracelets! This season we are all about piling up the wrists with wrap bracelets, friendship bracelets, charm bracelets and cuffs. What I love about this trend is that you can literally wear your personality on your sleeve – fashion sense, friendships and meaningful symbols are all on display, and the combinations are endless and always somehow work.
Evita Identity Bracelet, rest are only in-store.
Lastly, these adorable little neon friendship bracelets are the coolest! They are only available in our stores so make sure you stop in and snap one (or several) up!
Shop all bracelets.