Friday, July 31

Happy Friday!

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image via here from Silk Stockings

We found these adorable pictures of Cyd Charisse and they seemed absolutely fitting for a post! The first image of the swimwear probably indicates what most of you will be doing this weekend, and the second image of the large powder puff is so undoubtedly frou-frou and cute we had to share (we want a powder puff just like that).
We are off to NYC for a few days for a lingerie tradeshow, but we will be checking in every now and then on the blog. We have some great plans ahead, and just hope the humidity/heat won't be too miserable while we're there.

P.S. - This is very likely where you know Cyd Charisse from...Singin' in the Rain!
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Thursday, July 30

Guest Blogging

Today we are guest blogging over on The English Muse! It's one of our favorite sites, and we're delighted to be a part of it!
You can see today's post, a dedication to the color pink, here.

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Wednesday, July 29

Faire Frou Frou in TV Commercial

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We love it when Faire Frou Frou makes a cameo appearance on TV, and especially love it when we have a clip to share with you!
The attached video is a TV ad for KGB (542542) which is a text answer service that provides quick, accurate responses to the questions you text to them (per their website). You can learn more about them here.
The ad is pretty cute, and kind of a reality here in the store. But more importantly, we love that the Myla 'Annabelle' Peek-a-Boo bra gets such great exposure on our mannequin!
We wonder if we text the question 'who is the best luxury lingerie boutique?' to them if their response would be Faire Frou Frou? It better be!

Tuesday, July 28

Boudoir Inspiration

scalloped lucite table via The Paris Apartment - we would LOVE to own this!!

antique perfume bottles & mirror tray via Paris Hotel Boutique

image via The Paris Apartment (her former NYC boutique interior) - we seriously want those sparkle curtains!!

antique ostrich feather fan via French Blue & Co.

lucite & silk seat via The Paris Apartment

Jean Harlow via The Paris Apartment blog - the inspiration for the boudoir look

mirrored vanity via Paris Hotel Boutique

Cecil Beaton antique book via Paris Hotel Boutique - a collection of colorful vintage books is always a great accent piece

image of Georgina Chapman via The Paris Apartment blog - this image inspired us during our remodel process

pair of lamps from French Blue & Co.

murano glass chandelier via The Paris Apartment (we want one!)

antique menu (1910) from Paris Hotel Boutique - great for collecting & framingDeco Layers Cushion via Emma Jane Designs

With the success of our Boudoir Makeover post (click here for a refresher), we wanted to follow-up with a post on creating your own glamorous space. After all, you need a beautiful space for you and those gorgeous underpinnings you've been collecting!
This post is more about 'boudoir inspiration' than a 'how-to', since there are so many decorator blogs that explain that much better. When looking for inspiration for our boudoir makeover, we looked at a number of sites, particularly The Paris Apartment and Paris Hotel Boutique. We also discovered a few other lovely shops and blogs that will certainly help you create the boudoir look such as French Blue, Chinoiserie Chic, The French Bedroom Company and Paris Atelier.
It seems like the basis for creating the glamorous boudoir look is including some (if not all) of these elements: silk upholstered furniture, silk tufted headboard, mirror dresser or vanity, lucite details, crystal accents, antique perfume bottles, a satin upholstered chaise lounge, and those white fluffy sheepskin rugs (or even a flokati rug perhaps). For a more professional take on the look, visit the sites we listed above.
As for what you wear in your boudoir, everything you need can be found here.

Monday, July 27

Andres Sarda - Fall 2009 collection




we did a tiny bit of Photoshop on these sheer pieces!




above: this piece reminds us of a recent set by Tra La La!




images via here

The images in this post are from the Andres Sarda Fall 2009 runway show in Madrid. This Spanish lingerie brand typically puts on a gorgeous show at least once a year...if only every lingerie brand did this!! We selected some of our favorite images from the runway.
If you would like to purchase some Andres Sarda on sale at Faire Frou Frou, click here!

Friday, July 24

Dita von Teese




We were so pleased to see Dita von Teese perform on-stage this week for her Cointreau tour! She was beyond phenomenal, and even debuted a new number called 'Den of Opium' (we heard the routine was 4 years in the making). We found this promo clip online that will give you a few glimpses into the show we saw. Dita's costumes were sensational - you have never seen so many Swarovski crystals in one room!
If Dita ever comes to your city to perform, buy tickets! You will fully understand why Dita is a worldwide sensation.

Images from the acts Dita performed
wearing an Elie Saab costume

Some 'Pretty' to Get You Through the Weekend

We love the green shoes with the pink panties!


Araks bra (above), as well as an Araks slip (below).



images via Martin Lidell

We thought it would be nice to leave you with some pleasant lingerie images as you go off to enjoy the weekend. Perhaps the top photo indicates a look you will be doing while hanging out in your kitchen? We must say it's a cute way of doing the lingerie with high-heels look.
Each of the photos in this post are by Swedish photographer Martin Lidell.

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Wednesday, July 22

Thank You for the Awards!

"Thank you!"
A photo I took of peonies at home

We are so honored to receive the sweet blog awards that are given to us, and we are particularly honored by the blogs that have created awards specifically inspired by our site! That's pretty cool!
We wanted to dedicate this post to the latest awards we received, and spread the love to the other blogs we enjoy (which in truth is about 75 sites!!).

The "Irresistible Blog Award", inspired by and created for the Frou Frou Fashionista by Fashion Titbits! Thank you Little Rus! We pass this award along to the following blogs (we know it's a long list, but we had a very hard time cutting down!!!):



The "Sexy Blogger Award", inspired by and created for the Frou Frou Fashionista by Absolutely Ladylike. We love it! Thank you Miss Eve! We pass this award on to the following blogs:
The "I Love Your Blog" Award from Moon Face! A belated official thank you! We pass this award on to:
The "In the Know" from Gals in the Know...thank you so much Leticia! We are passing this along to 5 blogs:

"The Most Regal Blog" Award from Rose Tea Cottage was royally bestowed upon us by the very frou-frou Duchess of Tea. It was officially declared that this award is nontransferable, and by royal decree we are forbidden from passing this along! How very exclusive of the Duchess...we love it!
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Tuesday, July 21

Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Faire Frou Frou!

images via Couture Carrie

We are so excited to announce our first $100 Gift Certificate giveaway, as hosted by Couture Carrie! This 3-day contest is being hosted on the Couture Carrie blog, and the key to entering the contest is simply entering the MAGIC WORDS "Faire Frou Frou" in your comment on her blog. Click here to enter the contest!

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Monday, July 20

Now That We Have Your Attention...



Amy Adams in Vanity Fair, photos by Norman Jean Roy

Now that we have your attention with these adorable Amy Adams pictures (yes, sneaky of us!!), we wanted to share a few items with you:
  • Faire Frou Frou is now in Phase 2 of the SUMMER SALE. Almost all sale items received an additional discount today. Shop the sale now (both online and in Studio City, CA).
  • We are going to start rewarding our 'followers' in a big way!
    Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Friend Connect (our fave) to be part of up-coming giveaways from Faire Frou Frou. That is, unless you don't want a chance to win a FREE gift certificate to our store...
  • Make sure to check in with us tomorrow - we are announcing a contest that gives you a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to our boutique! Details to come...