River Rose

Gentle green river, be kind… from behind the woods you’ll soon be seen…

When Dan Sartain said he’d work with Free People to create a music video, we were so very excited. Dan is a gritty yet playful and magical songwriter from Birmingham, AL, and the opportunity to work with him “at home” became something out of a dream or classic rock song. The backwoods between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa served us well. We made peace with mother nature and unsettled morning skies before accessing a sleepy portion of the Cahaba River, where Dan and a brood of gorgeous ladies – some of whom work at our local Birmingham store – accompanied us on the water in inner-tubes and good fun.

Thank you to all involved for a day straight out of our dreams.

Words by FP Carrie.

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river rose

Get the look: Dreamweaver Dress, Beach Bum Tiered Necklace.

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river rose

Get the look: Heavenly Waters Dress, Dreamweaver Dress,

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Get the look: FP X Great Expectations Maxi, We The Free Slasher Graphic Tee.

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river rose

Get the look: FP X Great Expectations Maxi, We The Free Slasher Graphic Tee, Truemay Lace Up Boot.

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river rose

Get the look: Romance In The Air Maxi, Joe Lace Up Boot.

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Get the look: Hopelessly Bardot Top.

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Photos by Alexandra Valenti

Hair & Makeup: Emily Nickrent

VIDEO CREDITS
Concept & Art Direction: Free People
Videographer/ Editor: Kevin Castanheira
Video Assistant: Shabier Kirchner
Models: Stormi Henley, Lillian Hardy, FP Birmingham store steam
Hair/ MU: Emily Nickrent
Photographer: Alexandra Valenti
Sound: Dan Sartain ‘Marfa Lights’

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AG.

Yes! The Cahaba River is so beautiful – AND these lovely ladies! So glad that Free People was there :)

Laurie

Alexandra Valenti kills it as always, gorgeous job.

…..drifting down that beautiful river floating on an inner tube would be such a delicious way to spend the final days of summer in the lingering heat………I can’t wait for the music video, I’m sure its amazing!

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Oh wow so ideal This reminds me of highschool when we used to float down our river. Lovely photos!

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I love this! I used one of those white parasols in my wedding they are so pretty.
Gorgeous shoot!

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Hypnotica Vintage

Gorgeous imagery. I love the shots on the carpet, but then I’m always a sucker for rich patterning.
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Intensely dreamy. I love the old southern belle look, very cool against the motown feel of the song.
And parasols!!!
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Amy H

What a beautiful shoot. I wish we’d get more pics to see. I bet they take hundreds of pictures and all we see are a dozen or so.

I love the white, dreamy, vintage-inspired, lace-lingerie look that the dresses give off in the video!

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Les

just wonderful, really beautiful and FPCarrie WOW – to all involved!!!!

Nikki Cloud

love this editorial! alexandra is my fave!

Beautiful use of saturation & color. I love the images of the river floating. Makes me miss summer already.

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Alexandra
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Incredible! The video is soooo beautiful with it’s music and pretty ladies ♥ Love the dresses!

Beautiful photo-shoot! I’m in love with the Great Expectations Maxi Skirt!

Beautiful photo-shoot! I’m in love with the Great Expectations Maxi Skirt!

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OMG Did i miss that? Where was I?? Oh maybe in cabo verde!
Anayway, it is so great ! the movie is fun and the pix are soooo amazing ! such wonderful colors in there! love it !
Bixx
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