Free People (who happen to be my favourite boho brand) have just announced the launch of FP Me – a new online style community. Their website has transformed into an integrated social community, a place for shoppers to share personal style, create looks, curate collections, and interact with each other. Users can also tap into their own photos quickly and easily via an Instagram integration. There are a variety of ways to engage on www.FreePeople.com, including creating a public profile, uploading and sharing street style pics, creating product collections, ‘hearting’ products, collections, and photos, and connecting with other fashion lovers. FP Me also provides a new shopping experience where members can shop by items they have hearted, as well as through user’s street style pics and collections. I’m posting some pics of my own soon on FP Me, let me know if you do too!
Catherine Baba is a Paris based Australian stylist who is the queen of bold statements. Baba is a street style favourite notorious for arriving at the Paris Fashion Week shows on a bicycle wearing the latest designer heels. Her love of vintage pieces acquired in flea markets means she is often seen in turbans, kimonos, catsuits, furs, arms full of bangles, long tassel earrings and 1930’s dresses. “This obsession with old clothes made my mother hysterical, especially since she spent her time sewing my conservative pretty dresses, but it is at garage sales in Sydney that I began to find my freedom” Catherine reflects. She especially adores Yves Saint Laurent and has a collection of over 300 vintage pieces. Baba has worked for Chanel, Givenchy, Balmain and Ungaro and is a freelance stylist and consultant for a number of fashion houses and designers. She has styled some amazing shoots for Dazed & Confused, Vanity Fair and many international editions of Vogue.