Typical—I notice the tunes before the clothes, but… excellent DJing, Free People!
I dig this vignette for the January FP catalogue, set to Twin Shadow‘s “At My Heels,” shot by Guy Aroch. I’ve been listening to this Twin Shadow record for the last couple of months—also excellent is “Shooting Holes,” “Yellow Balloon,” and “For Now,” which sounds like it should be in the next Bret Easton Ellis film adaptation, in the slow-mo club montage featuring lots of Schedule I controlled substances. [Sorry, that’s such a fall-back reference for me whenever I hear a song with excellent 80s vibrations. Bret—baby—you’n’me. Wink.]
Anyway, to the clothes: I’m loving the break away from the over-seriousness of the past few seasons. Enough with trying so hard. This all feels easy, wearable, sexy, and feminine. Maybe they hired the Man Repeller as a consultant on this collection.
The Paris imagery is so fantastic—and such a far cry from the Paris memories I hold so dear: Naf Naf platform sneakers, dog crap-covered sidewalks, the Clinique clerk who chased us out of the store screaming, “Voleuse!,”and that pushy vendor by the Seine to whom I forked over 15 francs for a hideous plaid bucket hat. In a horrendous turn of bad luck, I took most of my photos that day, so it graced nearly every one. I’m sure the film development crew at Walgreen’s printed themselves off a few copies for makeshift dartboards. Maybe I’ll scan some for you one day.
Enjoy! Thanks for the sneak peek, Free-Peeps!