Venice, romantic and sweet Venice… It’s so difficult to help your emotions and feelings in this city, to not fall in love with its watery streets, the maze of bridges and the ancient history, lingering in the air! As Truman Capote said once: “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go”. And this romantic world becomes even more beautiful and sophisticated, when it kisses fashion and becomes a harmonious blend with it. Free People captures this romance by exploring the dreamy world of Venice in fashion in their August 2011 catalogue with the travelling pair of Marloes Horst and Darla Barker and photographer Guy Aroch.

This Venice inspired lookbook, titled “Ciao! Venice”, is just incredible, irresistible and breathtaking with a high dose of freedom and relaxed, laid-back vibe. The festive/carnival feeling running through it amazingly suits the Bohemian style of the fashion house, giving birth to simple and impressive ensembles that can be perfect to wear during your Venice trip.

Every lookbook of Free People contains some dose of liberating feel in it and the August campaign is perhaps the best example of this. The new Free People August 2011 lookbook is subdivided into two parts. In the first part, Marloes Horst stylishly strolls down the ancient streets, exploring the beautiful city of Venice, wearing boho-chic outfits, accessorized with top hats, high-waisted belts, scarves and colorful crochet bags. The second session, called “Venice Unmasked”, is fronted by Darla Barker, who poses in evening dresses and carnival masks. In both of the parts the boho chic style, peculiar to Free People, reigns, enveloped in hats, flowery dresses, bags with tassels, large and loose sweaters, shiny pants, embroidered jackets, sequin shorts, chunky boots, pendant necklaces, delicate maxi dresses, fur, lace and knits, accompanied by ethnic patterns, animal prints and beautiful color combinations.

After such a great temptation, you can hardly resist your great desire to be in the city of love, the city of freedom and romance. And this romance will be doubled with the Free People August 2011 inspirational lookbook, so pick up your favorite pieces from the collection and set on a dreamy tour to the dreamy country of Italy!


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