Friday, January 27, 2012
Free People has returned to the city of Philadelphia since the 1970's with a private grand opening event. Joining their URBN Family, Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, to their new location, 1625 Walnut Street. Located right in the heart of the Walnut Street Shopping District, it's 3,956 sq ft of bohemian, modern hippie style.
The Free People visual team did a great job, as always, paying homage to the city of brotherly love by peeling back the layers of the once art gallery and exposing the original building materials of brick and hardwood flooring. In each fitting room, on the mezzanine, you'll find unique murals by local artists Kris Chau, Beth Garvey, Lizzy Janssen, Lital Gold and Erin Phelan. Also discover an art installation inspired by the love statue composed of over 150 love letter, pictures, and quotes submitted by customers and fans around the world.
The employees and guest were stylish as ever, each one oozing with their own personal style, but one thing I found in common was the incredible arm candy trend. Stacks of bracelets and watches displaying armfuls of character.
Free people has grown from a small wholesale division of Urban Outfitters into its own brand ranging from apparel and accessories to intimates and hand-sourced vintage items. One thing I love about Free People is that free spirit quality carried throughout the brand. Their beautiful clothes and jewelry hold that unique detailing that make you feel like it was made just for you.
Address: 1625 Walnut St. Phila. PA
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm Sun 11am-6pm
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
|Smooth Sailing Necklace, Everfrost Ring, Back to Tulum Bracelet|
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Even though 2012 is well on it's way, it's never too late to get organized and as a fashion blogger one of the most essential tools is a planner/agenda book. I know that this is the age of technology, but nothing saves infomation like the good old pen and paper and here are some cute planners to help you stay organized in style for 2012.
Many of our favorite stores have already started to change their floorsets to display spring merchandise when most people think it's too early to even think about flowers, but we, fashion lovers, know how fast the seasons change in the fashion industry. I feel like it gives a refreshing outlook from the winter that better times are soon ahead. One trend I've noticed in some of our favs is laced or crochet details. Lace was a huge inspiration for designers in 2011's Resort Collections and during my recent shopping trips I've noticed how it's trickled down the retail world. Despite the weather getting colder, I think that lace is a good transitional piece because of its layering ability. Express carries a cropped crochet tee and a cropped crochet vest that could be paired with a warm turtleneck and flair jeans for a cool 70's vibe to wear now and later and who can resist the Jeffrey Campbell "Lita Mac" Booties available at Nordstrom's. Ahh spring, we've missed you!
|Pictures Top Left to Bottom Right: Resort Collections 2011 Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam|
Jeffrey Campbell 'Lita Mac', Express 2012 Spring Campaign, Lace Crop Top AE.com, Lace Shorts TopShop.com