toby and lou.
toby and lou.
i am completely in love with our latest vintage loves vignette, “namaste!” the selection of indian printed dresses, worn denim and woven bags are right up my alley. i especially love the length of a lot of the dresses and that they’re shorter for going into spring and summer. perfect summer festival dress, anyone?!?
coincidentally, one of our fp girls came in today wearing a vintage dress just like the ones above! i love how she styled it with a wide belt and boots.
lou just happened to be walking by and we couldn’t resist putting her in the photo :)
and since its not quite warm enough yet, these dresses look awesome paired with tights, boots and a faux fur jacket too!
and here is our amazing vintage team at the vignette shoot, being awesome:
a little over a year ago one of our fp girls adopted a sweet little bull mastiff puppy named jazmyn…you may remember, i posted some photos of her back then:
jazmyn doesn’t come to work with her mom because she’s got a little too much energy to sit at her desk all day, but she came in today to say hello and look how much she’s grown!!
such a pretty girl :)
we are looking for a visual merchandising intern to work here in the home office! this is a part time (3-4 days/week), unpaid position and you must be able to receive school credit. the sooner you can start the better!
all eligible applicants can send their resume and free people inspiration board to email@example.com and reference the spring free people visual merchandising internship position.
everyone looks so lovely today! maybe its the beautiful weather?
the latest exhibit to go up over in building 543 might be one of my favorites to date. it’s impossible not to notice it when you walk in… back in the far corner by the cafeteria, a strange tower appeared last week… upon closer investigation it is revealed to be a tower of books, carefully stacked to form a rainbow of color with their spines.
“arguments #6C” by tom bendtsen.
the opposite wall displays more eye-catching sculptures like these:
“(un)mending” by libbie soffer
“so long and thanks for all the fish…” by joanna platt
and then this appeared above the elevator next to our café…pillows of yarn and crochet hanging like icicles from a dr. seuss book. this blew me away – it’s called “heaven” by melissa haims.
the exhibition of contemporary sculptures, titled “the journey,” opens today at gallery 543 at the navy yard, which is open monday through friday from 9am to 5pm.
there’s a new girl in the office, and i am in love. meet louisiana, lou for short, the newest member of the fp pup family! she belongs to our retail operations coordinator and is a cairn terrier and australian shepherd mix. her markings and colors are so unique she almost looks wild! but she is the softest and sweetest thing ever…she was so sleepy when i took these pictures.
why are you waking me?
and here she is hard at work on mom’s desk today…
she kills me.
some oldies but goodies :)
i went over and checked my mail today and was surprised to find a package waiting, from an unknown address and marked “do not bend.” i carefully opened it and out slid two pieces of cardboard taped together, inside of which were two pieces of art and a card.
“dear julia…here is a little fan art i created for free people. i am an artist and budding textile designer from queens, new york. i have been wearing free people for years now and i am a faithful follower of the building 25 blog. i love the free people aesthetic. it’s refreshing how interactive the company is with their customer base. free people is more like a community than just a brand. thank you for all the cool clothes and inspiration. love, melissa.”
this means so much, melissa! thank you!
as if that wasn’t enough, i was also sent this amazing bouquet of flowers from sullivan owen.
made my day :)
and a couple pics from the studio today…
i’m in love with these crochet bralettes from our march catalog.
i always loved that scene from the breakfast club where ally sheedy dumps out her giant bag, revealing all the clutter she carried around. maybe because i’m the same way… my friends make fun of me because i always have so much pointless stuff in my bag and it takes me forever to find my keys in it.
it’s fascinating to see what’s inside peoples’ bags, it gives you a little peek into their personality. here our some of ours!
our office coordinator:
creative design assistant:
p.s. thanks A. for the awesome idea!