Style Frills: Zooey Deschanel as Jess in New Girl


I think the new show “New Girl” on Fox is hilarious.  Zooey Deschanel is funny and adorable in it, as always.  I always admire Zooey’s sense of style, but the clothes she wears as her character Jess make me melt each week. 

Her wardrobe is fun and feminine, loaded with color and pattern, vintage-inspired yet fresh and modern, and full of blouses, skirts, and cute flats.  I love. 

Wanna get the look? Here are a few suggestions:

New Girl-inspired outfit by franyoufrillme featuring kenneth jay lane jewelry

Ruffle tank top
$40 - usa.tommy.com

American Apparel short mini skirt
$35 - americanapparel.net

Melissa ballet shoes
$91 - asos.com

Bronze jewelry
$69 - stelladot.com

Kenneth jay lane jewelry
$50 - charmandchain.com

Coral earrings

January 11, 2012 9:40 AM | Comments | Categories: Entertainment, Fashion | Tags: ,

Frilling Holiday Movies


One thing I love about this time of year is the fact that you can always count on great blockbuster hits. What makes this even better is that Austin always has films showing that are only in limited release, making it easy for me catch movies like My Week with Marilyn and The Descendants, which are already generating Oscar buzz. Here are the trailers to the films I am most excited about seeing over the next few weeks. We are going to see Sherlock Holmes tomorrow for my birthday!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

My Week with Marilyn 

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol 

The Descendants

What movies are you excited for this holiday season?

- Aurelia

December 19, 2011 1:50 PM | Comments | Categories: Entertainment | Tags:

Which Snow White version is more frilling?


I’ve been following the making of the two Snow White films for a few months, and now that both trailers are out, I wanted to hear your thoughts! Both versions (which seem to be as different as night and day) are set to come out in 2012. 

Snow White and The Huntsmen stars Charlize Theron as the evil queen, Kristen Stewart as Snow White, and Chris Hemsworth (of Thor) as the huntsman and seems to be darker, edgier, and action packed. 

Mirror Mirror stars Julia Roberts as the evil queen, Lily Collins (of The Blind Side) as Snow White, and Armie Hammer (of The Social Network) as her love interest and is a light comedy. 

Personally, I’m favoring the SWATH trailer by a long shot. But what about you? Do you have a favorite cast?

- Aurelia

November 16, 2011 9:52 PM | Comments | Categories: Entertainment | Tags:

Emmy Recap


My thoughts on Sunday night’s Emmy Awards: 

Best Dressed: Not only were the gowns lovely, but these ladies wore them well!


Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang

Jane Lynch in David Meister

Worst Dressed: These dresses might not be a complete disaster, but they did nothing for these gals. 

Olivia Munn in Carolina Herrera

Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson 

Biggest Trend: RED!

All images via Just Jared.

Best Acceptance Speech: Melissa McCarthy, Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series

Most Awkward Moment: Charlie Sheen Presenting Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series 

Biggest Snub: Steve Carell’s loss for lead actor in a comedy series, his last chance to win an Emmy for his role as Michael Scott in The Office

Did you watch the awards? What were your thoughts?

- Aurelia

September 20, 2011 2:08 PM | Comments | Categories: Entertainment, Fashion | Tags:

Mad Men Fashion


Huzz and I are huge Mad Men fans, and eagerly awaiting season 5, set to air in early 2012.  Meanwhile, I’m drooling over Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection, full of feminine, 60’s-inspired silhouettes. I’m such a sucker for these lines…

And a sucker for a dolman sleeve… 

And a sucker for a good fall floral….

…not to mention, I’m not putting my red lipstick away any time soon. 

Are you a Mad Men fan?


August 31, 2011 7:13 PM | Comments | Categories: Entertainment, Fashion | No Tags

Frilling Summer Movies: The Help


I read The Help last summer, and loved it. The movie was shooting during that time, and I have been waiting in anticipation ever since. At first I wasn’t sure about Emma Stone playing Skeeter, but I’ve since decided that I’m excited to see her in this role. I think she is a really talented actress, and hopefully this movie will give her more opportunities in the future to play lots of different kinds of roles. 

I’m also excited to see Bryce Dallas Howard play Hilly Holbrook and of course, Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark. And I can’t wait to see Minny Jackson come to life on the big screen! 

The Help premieres in theaters next week on August 10th! Will you see it? What did you think of the book?

- Aurelia

August 2, 2011 11:43 AM | Comments | Categories: Entertainment | Tags: , ,

Harry Potter Premiere Dresses


In honor of the fact that I’m going to see Harry Potter tonight at midnight (or tomorrow, whatevs), I thought I’d compile all of the photos I’ve been seeing of the dresses hitting the red carpet premieres all over the world. 

I won’t say whether I like some of these or not. After all, this is a day of rejoicing! 

Bonnie Wright: London

Clemence Poesy: London

Emma Watson: London

London After Party

New York

Cast Photo Call

Evanna Lynch: London


Helena Bonham Carter: London

J K Rowling: London

Some interesting choices, eh? Which ones are your favorites? And which ones make you say “Lord have mercy!” or “Bless her heart!”? 

- Aurelia

Frilling Summer Movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2


So I’ve been really distracted lately. HP2 comes out on July 15, and I’ve been re-reading all of the books in anticipation for the big occasion. I’m currently on book six. These are my favorite books of all time. OF ALL TIME. 

I know it’s been out for a while now, but have you seen the trailer? It’s so good!

Also, I love Emma Watson, naturally. She’s got great style and is this month’s Vogue Cover girl. I think she’s gorgeous. You can see more pics from her shoot and read her cover story here.

I also LOVE Bonnie Wright. Every time I see her red carpet photos, I go on and on about how stunning she is. She’s the July cover girl for Haute Muse, and while I’m sure there was some photo-shop going on, I am still amazed at how grown up she is! 

All that to say, until my summer session ends and I finish these books and any other form of procrastination HP might cause me, Tuesdays post won’t hold a lot of water. 

- Aurelia

June 23, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments | Categories: Entertainment, Fashion | Tags: , , ,

Upcoming Frills: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo


Okay, okay. There HAVE been a lot of movie posts lately. But can I help it if all the good movie news is breaking simultaneously? And besides, I just can’t resist when it comes to the Millennium Trilogy. I love, love, love this story. I love the character of Lisbeth. The books made me think about so many things: violence against women, human trafficking, mental health, politics and business, etc.

A lot of people have complained that Hollywood is remaking a film that already has a perfectly good Swedish version (the books were written by a Swedish author, and are naturally set in Sweden as well). Still, as an AVID lover of the book series (and someone who tends to over-indulge in things she loves), I am totally okay with seeing another version of the film. The Swedish version was excellent. Even so, I have my critiques and will be interested to see how Hollywood’s version compares.

But enough of my rambling. Have you read the books? Have you seen the Swedish films? What do you think of the trailer? Sound off in the comments!

P.S: Have you seen the Social Network? Rooney Mara, who plays the girlfriend of Mark Zuckerberg, is Lisbeth in this version. Talk about a transformation!

- Aurelia

So Frilling: Hailee Steinfeld is Juliet


I read an article the other day confirming Academy Award Nominee Hailee Steinfeld’s attachment to a remake of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  You might know her from True Grit in her breakout role as Mattie Ross.

I have said this before, but I seriously LOVE this girl. She’s the new face of Miu Miu and is SO fashion forward. I can’t ever wait to see what she’s going to wear next. But back to the point: What do you think about there being a re-make of R&J? And what do you think about Hailee as Juliet?

I personally love it. If you didn’t already know, Hailee was a serious contender for Katniss in the Hunger Games. I’m glad that opportunity passed her by because Juliet will be perfect for her, and she is filming this summer – same time as the Hunger Games.

Let’s face it, she is totally reminiscent of Olivia Hussey, who played Juliet in the 1968 version. Hussey was only 15 when she starred in the film that was critically acclaimed and took home lots of prestigious awards. There hasn’t been a version as true to Shakespeare’s masterpiece since, so I’m completely FRILLED about the whole thing!

But what do you think? Is Hailee the perfect Juliet? Can a new version hold any water to the 1968 film? Sound off in the comments!

14 year old Hailee Steinfeld at the 2011 Academy Awards

15 year old Olivia Hussey in the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet

- Aurelia

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.