Whenever the winter months start getting to me, I think about summer vacations and where I’d like to go next summer in 2013. It makes the winter months seem less harsh when you know that there could be a warm, sunny vacation coming. Read More
While we were at Miami Swim 2013, we caught up with the lovely girls behind Beach Riot. We wouldn’t expect anything less from Nicole Hanriot: After designing for Tavik swim for a number of years, she ventured out to create her own label Beach Riot.
It’s that time of year where swim becomes an important thought: summer vacation, weekend park hang-outs and the notion of being free. We love a good bikini — it’s a necessity.
Here at Free People we think about swim as a lifestyle — we daydream about the beach girl, so we wanted to find out what our fashion manager and buyer for swim and intimates are thinking about this summer.
We’re itching to go to the beach, but there’s always that dilemma the comes with that thought… buying the perfect swimsuit!
Our May catalog was shot in Miami, Florida, by the one and only Guy Aroch featuring models Nicole Trunfio and Sabrina Nait. Read More
Swimwear has become ever-so-popular over the last couple of years and styles are more advanced in terms of fashionable ideas — making many girls want to wear them in creative ways. Read More
It’s no secret that as a brand, Free People has a little infatuation with tribal prints. Right now there are a whole slew of them on our website – popping up in fun and creative ways. I would happily add any of these to my closet, but which is your favorite way to rock ethnic prints? Bathing suit, head band, shorts….you tell us!
(p.s. if you like this trend you should definitely check out our Urban Safari feature in accessories right now!)
Swim: Davia Underwire Bandeau
Outwear: Embellished Vegan Leather Motorcyle Jacket
Intimates: Embroidered Bustier Top
Headwear: Geo Print Turban
Footwear: Hacienda Lace Up Boot
Bottoms: High Waist Print Short
Bags: Printed Clutch
view the lookbook online here.
our march catalog has some amazing items that can be worn as beach cover ups… i love how light and airy these pieces are, i would live in them all summer long. which one do you guys like best?
the hooded maxi dress:
the runaway lace kaftan:
or the fp-1 wavebreak smocked tunic:
our creative team sent me some outtakes from the march catalog that they didn’t end up using, so i decided to have a little fun with them and create some mood boards – each centered around a theme: castaway, in the city, and swim.
she treads barefoot through the sand, her skin tickled by the salt and sand. she dances along, dipping her toes in the ocean and stopping to pick up sea shells that shine like pearls. she drapes herself in sheer fabrics that don’t add any weight, so she can take off in whatever direction the breeze blows her.
evening sets in and the temperature in the air cools as she steps out for a night on the town. dressed in bold colors and patterns, crimped hair and red lips, skin glowing from the day’s sun and eyes alive with excitement, she dances down narrow streets into the magical night.
(items pictured: fp-1 tie dye sunburst maxi, rugby stripe column, sheer yoke floral skort, seneca rising live twice short, pleated florals top, buttoned up in pleats skirt, crosswords maxi tube dress, daughters of the revolution striped tunic, lady in leopard dress)
she takes a breath and dives deep, the cool water shocking her skin after the sun’s intense heat. she savors every second of the feeling of freedom one gets when they hit the water. all other sounds are drowned out, it’s just her and her thoughts as she moves languidly under the surface.
which of these mood boards/ lifestyles do you guys identify with most?