Did anyone watch the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night? It’s the final big awards show before the Oscars and often gives a projection of the major winners at the Academy Awards. I was definitely thrown off because the two front runners for Best Actor and Best Actress at the Oscars (George Clooney and Meryl Streep both won Golden Globes in their respective categories) lost out on the actor statue to Jean Dujardin of The Artist and Viola Davis of The Help. Generally the winner at the Oscars tends to have swept both the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards beforehand so it will be really exciting to see who takes home the top honors at the Academy Awards!
But enough about that. Now on to the dresses! There were so many FRILLING gowns this year. It was hard to narrow down my favorites, but here is my 2012 SAG Awards Best Dressed List:
Viola Davis in Marchesa
When I saw Viola during the ceremony, she literally took my breath away. She is absolutely stunning here. I especially love the contrast of the dress on her beautiful skin tone.
Michelle lucked out because her dress photographed well, but also looked fabulous during the live showing. She is so petite, and this simple and soft dress fit her perfectly. And of course, I’m a sucker for lace so I loved the detail around the neck and sleeves.
Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen
This might be my top favorite dress. I’m not sure that many people would agree with me on this, but I think it’s the definition of FRILLING, and Emma totally pulls it off. It’s flirty, fun, and young. And if you ask me, Emma can do no wrong. I think she is absolutely adorable!
Ariel Winter in Collette Dinnigan
You might recognize this lovely young lady from Modern Family. When they were accepting their award for best ensemble cast in a comedy show, I noticed her dress and instantly fell in love with it. I think it is totally age appropriate and perfect for the occasion.
Naya Rivera in Naeem Khan
Naya Rivera is stunning in this classic Naeem Khan gown. Some might call this safe, but I think for Naya, this is a genuinely chic pick. Plus, if you’ve seen some of her other awards show dress choices, you would find a good assortment of varying looks. I give this dress two thumbs up!
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
I had to include Octavia Spencer on this list because she is the “it” girl for the 2012 awards season. I’m pretty positive she will be taking home the Oscar for best supporting actress for her work in The Help. I think this dress complements her figure impeccably, I love the color, and I think it was an overall great choice for the occasion. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for the Academy Awards!
Did you see the awards show? Which dresses were your favorites?
Look around you. What do you see?
Our beautiful, elegant, understated-yet-FRILLING new WordPress blog (no more Tumblr!) designed and built by Aurelia’s and my very own web team, my husband Jordan and her husband Lyle (my brother), affectionately known as The Hubz, who are a professional software engineer and graphic designer. Frilling, yes? And just in time to celebrate our one year YouFrillMe anniversary!
It’s not quite finished, and there was a wee little miscommunication regarding a certain spinning image, which will
revolve evolve over time. So, there will be more tweaking. But meanwhile Aurelia and I are FRILLED to have a new look!
If you dig around a bit, you’ll notice that we now have a better tag/category system, which we’ll also be continuing to tweak and make better, and more accessible archives. This was something we didn’t like about Tumblr – that you couldn’t access archived posts easily.
We also have quick buttons for our twitter and RSS feeds, so if you’re not a subscriber, we’d be FRILLED if you’d put us into your feed. To sweeten the deal, here is a photo of a cutie pie:
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Another Saturday, another order for Cake Jubilee! For this order, my only stipulation was that they needed to be pink and green so I got to have fun with my own creativity! I found these cute, pink and green flower petal cupcake sleeves, and built my ideas around them. I baked strawberry cupcakes with almond-butter cream icing and white cupcakes with strawberry filling and almond-butter cream icing. I used sugar sprinkles and pearl sprinkles that matched the pink and green icings. Frilling!
….wearing booties with socks!
….marinating tempeh to put on the grill this evening,
….and enjoying the look of this coral pink lipstick from Josie Maran.
What are you doing today?
Lately, Fran and I have been loving Madewell’s comfy v-neck pocket tee (I wish I had one in every color!), and it got me thinking about all the ways a basic t-shirt can be styled. The sky really is the limit with a great tee, but in this case, we kept things simple with the classic dressed up/dressed down contrast.
Blazer and skirt: Gap, Tee: Madewell, Boots: Aldo.
Fran is showing just how versatile her new Gap blazer is with this comfy, but chic dressed up look. She’s also showing that you shouldn’t be afraid to dress up something as effortless as a t-shirt! I could name ten different scenarios where this outfit would be perfect. I especially love the pink on pink.
Scarf: Charming Charlie, Tee: Madewell, Jeans: Banana Republic Petites, Boots: DSW, Bag: Fossil, Bangles: F21, Bracelet: H&M
I love this look because it’s exactly what it’s supposed to be: classic and comfortable. My advice for a look this simple is to let your accessories do the talking!
PS: Can you spy a tiny tot in these pics?
Yesterday when I arrived home from school, the thunder storm was oh-so-tempting so, instead of doing homework, I got to work on a gift I’ve been needing to work on in honor of my friend’s new babe. This is my second time to do the ruffle-butt onesies. I think they are so adorable, and they definitely worked out even better this time around. I also added some frills to my blanket-stitched applique by adding some cute little buttons to the mix. Finally, I whipped up some baby legwarmers, which Fran did a DIY on over the summer. If you haven’t tried these, you must. You will be amazed at how easy they are!
It’s storming again today, but unfortunately, I’m behind on homework!
A recently-completed embroidery project:
It has a sister pillowcase (not identical) that I finished some time ago, which I would show you except I seem to have misplaced it in the chaos of moving multiple times recently.
Maybe you’ll recall how I love embroidered bed linens, and I love the zen-like handwork of embroidering them. I do my best thinking while stitching. For me, it’s a happy pursuit.
It’s a rainy day here. I wish I were knitting
This hot pink blazer makes me soooo happy!
Ever since I read Kendi’s Working Closet series, I have taken her advice and kept a list of specific items I’m looking for to fill holes in my wardrobe. That way I’m able to make more thoughtful, intentional purchases, and get the most bang out of my limited budget. A statement blazer has been on my list for a while.
While I love the structured look of a blazer worn casually, I often find them uncomfortable and constricting. Fortunately, after a long hunt for spring blazer perfection (you know how I am: I can’t settle for less than love), I found this fun and comfortable ponte knit blazer.
Feels like a cardigan, wears like a blazer. I’m frilled. Just goes to show: sometimes it’s worth waiting for the right piece you know you’ll love for a while. I’m looking forward to finding all sorts of frilling ways to wear it. For now, I’ve kept it simple with dark wash skinnies, a chambray shirt, and booties. You know, to let the blazer do all the talking.
(Gap blazer, JCrew chambray shirt, Banana petite skinnies, H&M belt, Gap floral socks, Aldo wedge booties. Background: Texas. )
Is there a particular piece you’re on the hunt for?
Recently my friend Lauren, who just so happens to be engaged to a Frenchman (so romantic!), came to visit me, and we spent an entire day cooking some traditional French dishes. It was so FRILLING that I simply had to share!
For lunch: Salad Lyonnaise
This is a classic French salad made up of frisee greens (we had to substitute for another green), bacon, a poached egg, and mustard vinaigrette. Try this recipe if you are interested. I loved it because it tasted wonderful, was filling, and there are essentially no simple sugars involved!
We also had our own miniature wine tasting. Only three of the five wines pictured here are actually French because the local grocery store didn’t have a whole lot of French options. However, they were all delicious!
Before dinner, we had an Aperitif, which is a French tradition of snacking before the actual meal. Our Aperitif included a mixture of olives and cheeses, tomatoes and rice crackers. We paired it with a French red wine and red wine blend. I could get used to this custom!
For Dinner: Poelee de Saint-Jacques et gambas
YUM! This shrimp dinner was absolutely FRILLING. We served it with Jasmine rice and a white wine. We also added Tony’s cause we’re both from Louisiana, and we just couldn’t help ourselves! Get the recipe here.
For Dessert: Mousse Au Chocolat
For dessert, we made Julia Child’s chocolate mousse, and it was TO DIE FOR. Seriously, I ate it for breakfast AND lunch the next day. And the day after that, I rushed home from school, left all of my things in the car, and ate the last of it straight out of the dish. Seriously – SO GOOD.
All in all, we had a wonderful night together making some great traditional French dishes and enjoying each other’s company. We decided that French people are able to eat such rich, delicious foods so often because the food isn’t the focus, but rather, it’s about the people you share it with. LOVE.
Here’s to hoping your Saturday is filled with delicious food and delicious people!
Happy Friday! Today I’m thinking about all the Frilling trends that are happening (or still happening) for spring. I was reading about some of them in Harper’s Bazaar. Go there for more images from Fashion Week.
Florals are here to stay (Peter Som):
Strong nods to the 1920’s (Marc Jacobs):
Another 20’s nod from Rachel Zoe:
Will you be translating some of these trends into your everyday?
Oh, and P.S. Shana has a FRILLING list of 7 Style Resolutions for 2012. Check it out, particularly if you’re confused about how to wear cropped pants