Frivolous Universe

Inspiration Bites

In our Princess Jasmine post, we confessed how hard it is for us to let go of Disney nostalgia no matter how horrendous their messages to young girls are. (See Belle and Ariel talk about this in their own words here and here.)

Regardless of harmful stereotypes, I have a weakness for vintage Mickey Mouse clothing. I have been drooling over items on Etsy today, including this ski sweater (listed for $45.00) and the 70s children’s sweater previous ($35.00). I’m pretty sure it would fit me. I wear a child-sized tiara. These silk boxers picturing Mickey and assorted toiletries is only $25.00.

This month marks 10 years of friendship and fistfights. Nicole and I will be celebrating in Chicago. Expect awkward photos!


It’s official. Frivolous Universe is one year old today. I think I speak for everyone when I say, longest year of my life. So many outfits, photoshoots, life-changes, struggles, and good friends. Here’s a collection of everyone’s favorite pictures plus some behind-the-scenes shots. This also seems like a good time to say THANK YOU. Yes, YOU. Thank you for reading, commenting, and telling us in person what you’ve gotten out of this blog. It means so much to us.


I don’t know what it is about Russia – It probably has something to do with the horribly oppressive laws that still put people in jail for speaking against the government (see: Pussy Riot) – but Russia has historically put out phenomenal literature (Dostoevsky, Solzhenitsyn, Bulgakov) and, more recently, spectacular fashion. Above from left to right, designer Ulyana Sergeenko, editor Miroslava Duma, model Elena Perminova, and designer Vika Gazinskaya demonstrate all things wise and wonderful about Russian aesthetics. Fresh, bold, and ballsy, Miroslava, Elena and Vika are all wearing Vika’s designs. Ulyana dons her own nostalgic creations.

These women are so utterly perfect in their fashion sense that I will address them each individually in future blogs, but, for now, observe them in their natural state – exponentially increasing each others’ visual impact by appearing in public together.

Seriously, what is it about Russians?