This week’s Style File fills one of the neatest positions here at Free People. Pretty much, her job is to help out wherever and whenever there is a need for added creativity. Read More
We can all admit to loving vintage and a flea market trip can often be quite therapeutic, don’t you think? My wardrobe consists of 50% vintage 50% new clothing, I always feel it’s nice to mix and match my looks with old and new making an individual style that hard to reinterpret. Whenever I walk into a vintage store I always get overwhelmed with the selection – there are so many different styles from bygone era’s that it makes my head go all fuzzy – so I pick signature items like shirts, dresses that I can take home and tone down with staple items in my wardrobe. Read More
Another amazing batch of vintage tees has hit Vintage Loves! We love the tank style of these vintage rock tees because they’re perfect for long summer days spent in the sun, when you still just want to be comfy and rock a tee! Not to mention there are some pretty amazing finds in there (*ahem* Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones…actually, every single one is pretty rad). We asked a few girls in the office to show us how they’d style these bad boys…and what better backdrop to use than a Vintage Wurlitzer? ;) Read More
Molly has that classic retro look – it’s preppy and sophisticated but in a cool modern way. She takes signature styles and makes them fresh again; her clothes have details such as tipping and pleating and she loves the Peter Pan collar like no other. She’s reserved but her personality exudes confidence… you’ll see her walking elegantly in a city, perched in an old library or quietly sitting in a coffee shop soaking in her thoughts.
Molly is our new style girl who was inspired by the retro things in life; she gives vintage a modern twist! To celebrate Molly’s debut online and in our catalog, we did a special photo shoot featuring FP Jemma, who embodied Molly perfectly – we want to thank the lovely people at One Shot coffee shop in Philly for letting us take photos, be sure to check out their place it’s pretty great – a wonderful atmosphere and delicious food and coffee!
Check out our Molly Shop for more retro styles!
We’d love to hear your thoughts on our newest girl! Are you a Molly?
Here is part two of store style featuring our lovely New York girls!
“And love won’t play any games with you
Anymore if you don’t want ’em to
The world won’t wait and I watched you shake
But honey, I don’t blame you
Hell, I still love you, New York”
– Ryan Adams
The sequin button down is perfect for a night out on the town!
The seamless texture top looks too adorable under the velvet overalls.
From left to right – the printed kimono looks awesome layered under a thick cardigan; vegan leather to the max with the pleated skirt (coming back in stock soon!), lace button down, vegan leather jacket, and beaded necklace scarf (how cute does it look tied in a bow?!); and another vegan leather jacket on the right.
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
Coco Chanel was a pioneer when it came to elegance and sophisticated French fashion.She gave women that breathtaking allure with her attention to simplicity and her trademark Little Black Dress, which has become a staple. Chanel has made an impact on my life and Karl Lagerfeld has continued to do so, one of my favorite shows to date is the Fall 2011 runway show. So when our vintage buyer sourced some rare Coco Chanel vintage jewelry, I was a little bit taken aback. They sure do dazzle with elegance!
Coco Chanel and Jeanne Moreau 1957
Chanel Runway Fall 2011
Go see the shop Vintage Chanel
This member of the Candy design team has pretty rad style. She’s not afraid to wear something far out. Piled high each day in vintage, she often dresses in motifs and themes. It’s so nontraditional that it works. With little gothic touches, and that wear-whatever-you-want motto, she reminds me a bit of Abbey Lee. Although her style is loud as can be, once you walk up and say hi she’s a quiet nonchalant personality. I love the guts that she approaches fashion with everyday.
This weekend was my favorite kind of weekend. Sleep in Saturday morning, wake up bleary eyed and warm under my blankets, throw on some clothes and head to my nearby bar for a leisurely brunch. The fire is crackling and the burning wood is a welcome scent in the morning. Then we’re off on a mission to find a vintage camera strap for my new camera. I tried some of the local Old City boutiques but no luck at any of those (although I did walk out of one with a cozy new sweater with suede elbow patches). We stopped at a couple thrift and antique stores in the South Street/Bella Vista area before making our way back to Old City for the night – the photos below are from Anastacia’s Antiques, a pretty cool spot on Bainbridge between 6th and 7th, and we also stopped at Retrospect on South Street, which usually has some great vintage finds. The holidays have really taken over the city and I find myself craving a heavy snow fall… I love it when the streets are blanketed in white drifts of silence.
If any of you have any tips on where to find that elusive vintage camera strap… holler!
This weekend I was in New York City for our crafting event at Free People Upper East. I love New York this time of year – the weather was still mild enough to walk around outside all day comfortably, but a cheerful holiday spirit fills the air. I spent Saturday wandering around in Brooklyn and stayed the night at the Bowery House in downtown Manhattan before heading to the Upper East Side on Sunday.
My first stop was Brooklyn Flea – a thrifter and vintage lover’s heaven!
I loved the vintage holiday decorations and ornaments :)
I was drooling over the turquoise jewelry!!!
After spending a little too much time sifting through all the treasures, I walked down to Prospect Park where there was a little farmer’s market – and hot apple cider!
I would so love to live in a Brooklyn brownstone one day…
I stopped for a quick cider at a pub in Brooklyn – I loved the little jar they served it in! Then I hopped on the subway back to Manhattan to head to the Bowery House, where I was staying. This place is perfect for anyone traveling to NYC on a budget, if you’re literally just looking for a place to crash. It has a cool history – in the 1940s it was a temporary home to soldiers returning from World War II. The location is convenient and the price is great, plus it has a cool rooftop garden – but if you’re a light sleeper, bring ear plugs :)
Spotted this post-it note in Prospect Park :) Stay tuned for part two, with photos from our event on Sunday at Free People Upper East!
This weekend I enjoyed the feeling of Fall, the leaves have turned all fiery here in Philly. The rustic leaves brings a vintage feel, a feeling of age and decay that I’m drawn to; throughout my life I’ve loved the juxtaposition of the beautiful and the ugly finding old buildings and seeing the beauty in them. This nostalgic feeling comes flowing into me during fall – the trees decay ready to transform into something beautiful come spring. I kinda love that.
After a scrumptious brunch at one of my favorite restaurants here in Philly “Parc” that recalls the chic brasseries of Paris and a long walk in my vintage French military boots I returned home and got be-dazzled by party hats for these coming festive months – DIY soon perhaps!
Happy Monday all!!