we had a new model in our studio this week, stunning hana mayeda. here she is off duty rocking her own motor cuff thermal!
one of our designers celebrated a birthday yesterday and how lovely is this spread some of our fp grils put together for her? fresh fruit, yogurt with honey, oats, cute cookies, cake and flowers…perfect! (raspberries…mmmmmm…my fave).
guys…i think i’ve lost my mind. winter is really getting to me. wake me when it’s spring!
do you dream of working for free people? well i have exciting news! we have started a twitter account called urban_scout that you can follow for all the latest job openings, and they are there to answer all of your questions as well – click here to go to their twitter page and make sure you’re following!
i know that tattoos aren’t for everyone, but i’ve always thought they are beautiful. it’s a form of art and a way to express yourself that is completely unique from anyone else and very personal and meaningful. i love seeing other peoples’ tattoos and hearing the meaning behind them – its like being let in on a secret. i sometimes think of my tattoos almost like scars- and i don’t mean that in a negative way. they represent things that i have gone through, things that have left their mark on me – emotional scars, perhaps.
there are several people here in the office that have amazing tattoos and i thought i’d share a few.
chau’s beautiful tattoo is her own handwriting – she’s an amazing artist.
our graphic designer’s tattoos were done by a friend.
our videographer and one of her close friends got this matching tattoo.
my favorite of my tattoos… it came to me in a dream, and the meaning is inspired by a song, but that’s all i will say :)
jemma’s tattoo is inspired by times spent bird watching with her dad.
this is so rad – it’s actually a map of all the places she and her best friend used to hang out.
and just one of our photographer’s many amazing tattoos.
how do you guys feel about tattoos? do you have one, or if you got one, what would you get?
you guys might not all know this but we have a showroom in nyc where some of our fp girls work! they are adorable and of course very stylish. our videographer snapped this pic when she was there last week :)
now that jemma and i have both been here for about a year we felt it was time to update the “about us” section of the blog :) we each gathered some photos to give you all a little glimpse into our lives and i wanted to share them so you know they’re there!
a bunch of our fp girls were at our creative director’s home yesterday doing a special shoot, and took some fun office style pix for the blog!
so yesterday i was walking around the building taking random photos and saw our office coordinator wearing this adorable scarf as a turban. i’ve seen people wear scarves like this before but i’ve never been able to figure out how to do it – luckily she was kind enough to show me!
if the scarf is square, start by folding it in half into a triangle shape. this scarf was particularly large so she folded it over a little bit to make it smaller.
next drape the scarf over your head with straight edge at the back of your head and the triangle point hanging in front (it’s ok if it hangs over your face, you can fix that later).
take the ends in your hands and bring to the front as pictured, and make one knot at the front of the head:
wrap the remaining fabric back around your head and tie in a knot at the back:
tuck the knot and extra fabric underneath the turban, and do the same with the fabric hanging in the front.
voila! thanks for the tutorial, A.!
now i just need the loving leopard scarf so i can re-create this look:
our videographer took these fun photos for a special project – they definitely give you a little taste of the environment here :)
jemma, elvis and i :)
toby, my love…so handsome!
Here at Free People, our design team is made up of 40 people. Though most studied design in college, several did not. Their successes are the same regardless of their degrees. In fact, our two most senior designers majored in computer science and art history.
Please submit a project that shows both your love and understanding of the Free People product and your vision of what the product should look like.
You can sew, sketch, collage…anything you’d like…to clearly express your creativity.
We will be accepting projects until January 30th. Please email a photo attachment (preferably a JPEG) of your project to: email@example.com
The designers whose work we love may have an opportunity to travel to Philadelphia to interview and spend a day with us.
We are very excited to find some extremely talented young designers to add to our growing team!