Valentine’s Day Styling for Each Girl

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, we got to thinking about our different fp girls and how they’d style their Valentine’s Day outfits and spend their evening! We asked five girls from around the office who embody Molly, Ginger, Candy, Meadow and Lou to be our models for some Valentine styling and imagined what their ideal night might hold… Read More

DIY Valentine’s: Handmade Love

Our Handmade Love event is this Saturday! Make sure you check out your local store’s facebook page (a full list can be found here) to find out what DIY Valentine craft they’ll be making – and stop by on Saturday to make something special for your friend/loved one and pick up an outfit for your night :) Read More

Handmade Love at Free People

When it comes to Valentine’s Day (or any day for that matter!) there’s nothing better than a handmade gift from the heart. On Saturday February 11th, head on over to your local Free People boutique and make something special for your Valentine. Read More

Win Your Valentine’s Day Wishlist!

Because we love you, we have a special Valentine’s day treat for you this year! Need a great outfit for your special day or night? You can enter to win your Valentine wishlist, for up to $500!

Click here to enter, and make sure you fill up your wishlist with whatever your heart desires :) xoxo

Behind the Scenes: Valentine’s Day Special Shoot!

The other day I hung out in the studio for a bit while our team did a special Valentine’s Day shoot with model Linda Vojtova. It was such a fun shoot with candy and flower props, and Linda was kind enough to answer a few questions for the blog! Read More

what are you in love with?

valentine’s day isn’t just about your significant other…it’s a celebration of all the things we love in life- even the simplest things.  here are some of the things we’re in love with right now!

“i’m in love with my new ring!” – graphic designer

“i’m in love with lipstick! especially my new orange one…and i cant wait till spring to wear the pink one.” – office coordinator

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“i love japanese masking tape….it comes in such pretty colors and patterns.” – graphic designer

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“girl scout cookies!!!!!” – everyone

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“i’m in love with these flowers my friend sent me.” – director of design and image

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“i love my cat!” – designer

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“i love america…i just moved here from london!” – designer

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“i love these sweet cards a co-worker sent me…the bunny on the left below is wearing a little piece of one of my knits!” – designer

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“i love shrunken denim jackets like this one on our creative director! i’m going to buy this one.” – creative design assistant

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“i love really old vintage valentines! the free library (in philly) has some that you can look at but they’re so old you’re not allowed to touch them.” – creative director

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“my dog monster is my valentine :)” – designer

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tell me, what are you in love with right now?

valentine downloads!

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our vintage buyer found a stack of adorable vintage valentines at a flea market recently, and our graphic designers made them into little valentines that you can print out and use! she told me that vintage valentine cards are difficult to find and very expensive- and it is not known who many of them are designed by.

valentine’s day was not always a loving and romantic day, and early valentines were actually intended to be mean and insulting – called “penny meanies” – and were sent unsigned.  by the early 19th century the practice of sending more sentimental valentines grew in popularity, and the ones above are from the early 20th century. i think its so interesting to see how valentines have evolved…the vintage ones are so sweet and innocent compared to some of the racier ones we see today!

click on each image to go to our flickr page and download the large size!

event at fp upper east!

Join Free People Upper East in NYC on Saturday February 12th, as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with special treats while you find that perfect Valentine’s Day outfit! Owner Jenny Bee from Jenny Bee’s Bakery will be providing delicious vegan Red Velvet cupcakes for our customers.

All day, any customer that shops has a chance to enter into a raffle for a Free People gift card, or a yummy sweetheart basket from Jenny Bee!

“Jenny Bee’s Bakery is an alternative vegan baking company that uses the finest ingredients to create the most amazing baked goods. We are 100% dairy-free and egg-free, with gluten free and nut free options. Saving the planet one dessert at a time!”

This will be an all-day event so we hope you stop by! Free People upper east is located at 1319 3rd Avenue in New York City. Visit them on facebook here.

fantasy luv spectacular

there’s a cool event taking place tonight at space 15 twenty in LA, the location of one of our newest free people stores.  they’re having a special “valentine’s fantasy luv spectacular” with a pop-up shop and a performance by sister act pearl harbor. really mellowed out, warm and fuzzy pop – perfect music as you browse for last minute gifts for your sweetie…

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eggs with love

how cute is this for a valentine’s day breakfast?!

instructions:

heat up a pan with a little bit of oil. set your cooker to a low heat or you will burn the eggs. place your heart shaped cookie cutter in to the center of the pan, with the smooth side down or you might end up scratching the pan.

crack an egg and pour it in to the center of the cookie cutter. a bit of egg will probably slip under the cutter so hold it down to ensure that most of it doesn’t.

use a spatula to remove any excess egg from the outside of the cookie cutter. remove the cookie cutter and let the egg cook for a few more seconds before removing it with the spatula.

you can use this same method for heart-shaped pancakes too!

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