Thursday, December 10, 2009

Do you Frou Frou?

Thanks to an old friend, I'm embarking on a new adventure which involves a bit of "Frou Frou"

The dictionary definition of Frou Frou is as follows: froufrou n.

1. a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress

2. (Clothing & Fashion) an elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women

from French, of imitative origin

I like to think of Frou Frou as more of an affected elegance. What does that translate to you ask? HA! I would loooove to say I came up with that all on my own but let's face it, I've got WAY to much going on to be that clever! It sounded great though didn't it? Like I had this effortless chic way of putting my whole take on Frou Frou into two perfectly descriptive words. So let's try this again, my true thoughts on Frou Frou? I think it can be any level of abundance determined by each individual. (That was all me- Thank you very much)

I think it is possible for Frou Frou to be understated. Tory Burch is a perfect example of this. Don't believe me? Spend some time reading her Holiday dressing tips or browse around her website. Understated Frou Frou at it's finest!


She has a little bit of "bling" (That word really is horrible isn't it?) Ok I'll start over....

She designs with just the right amount of ruffles, bows, and shiny things (that was better wasn't it?) to illistrate perfectly what I was referring to earlier as Understated Frou Frou and will now be a term I use frequently in my vocab. ;)

I'm sure when most of you think of "Frou Frou" you immediately imagine anything and everything OVER the top. Possibly even Gaudy?








I could post unlimited photos to depict all different versions of Frou Frou but what I'm really interested in is what does Frou Frou mean to you?

14 comments:

Susie said...

Hmmmm. Frou Frou. Always makes me think of a little white poodle with the crazy haircut. Some days I wish I could dress a little more frou frou but as a Mommy my frou frou would end up with ketchup and dirt all over it.

Tracie said...

Little Bunny Foo, foo, or is it frou frou, now I am confused!
I used to love being frou frou. I remember the first time I held my new baby Alison, now 13, I had on a lovely silk robe, I felt so beautiful!
My baby almost slipped out of my arms I was so silky!
I knew then, I would have to buy a cotton or AHHH terry cloth robe!
I still have that silk robe, just hanging in the closet looking beautiful!
I'm not certain I have worm it since, but keep it to remind myself of the pretty things I still love!

Kristin said...

Ruffles, bows and a little bit of bling...sounds perfect to me!

Grace Like Kelly said...

Frou Frou is everything I love, its anything extra that just makes the outfit girlie and fem!

Kristin said...

Frou Frou - love what you wrote Angie! Hummmm...to me it means all things lovely and yummy. It means the way one feels when you dress up to go on a date with your guy...or how I feel when I get dolled up for a date with my guy. It is a feeling of smiling all the way through happy and being completely girly-confident-feminine too.

And yes, I will meet you at Lissa's and will bring warm yummy cookies and a hot cups of white hot chocolate as to not get any thing on her pretty white stuff! Deal! Peace we will find and with Lissa some great smiles too.

The Blythe Blog said...

Frou Frou...to me it means lace and ribbons and bows and sequins and all such "little girl lovelies". I think of all the fun things I could do with Addison to dress her up all "frou frou"...

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

It's been along time since any frou frou has gone on around here...thanks , cute post. And thanks for the comment you left me, I will check that out. I think that would be so much fun.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

If you post that home that you worked on, be sure to let me know. I would not want to miss it. And thanks for visiting today.

Lissa said...

frou frou.... cute dresses from anthro or free people with ruffly socks and cute boots and earrings.... feminine right?

LuLu said...

frou frou has me thinking of all things i love! It has me smiling and knowing it's all good!!
xo,
LuLu

Christine said...

Frou Frou is simply feeling beautiful. What ever level that is a new hair cut, the perfect black dress, something that smells good or a little umbrella in a drink.

Loving Life in Southern California! said...

Maybe a little gaudy...too much for me! Great blog! Following you now!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

It sounds like a party I want to be in on... that's what I think when I hear, "frou, frou" anyway...

Room to Inspire said...

Hum...a little ruffly and a bit of bling!

Chelsea