While a blizzard bears down on the northeast this week, down in Austin, Texas, spring is fast approaching. (Not that winter means much down there.) The South by Southwest Festival kicked off last week with film screenings and panels—the music component gets underway this week—and there to take it all in was the cast of American Gods, the upcoming Starz series based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. Series of Unfortunate Events actress Emily Browning, who made the pilgrimage to SXSW along with her co-stars, stars as Laura Moon in the show, which is slated to premiere at the end of April.

Browning has long repped Miu Miu on the red carpet, favoring ultra-feminine, floral looks from the Miuccia Prada-designed label for events like the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her film Legend with Tom Hardy. For her SXSW outing, she selected a look off the Spring 2017 runway, embracing the Texas heat and leaving the rest of us northerners envious.

Emily Browning
Emily Browning in Miu Miu at the 'American Gods' panel at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, March 2017.

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Who: Emily Browning.

When: Saturday, March 11.

Where: A panel for American Gods, the upcoming Starz series based on Neil Gaiman's book of the same title, at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas.

What: A red and pink floral dress from the Miu Miu Spring 2017 collection with black platform sandals and a side-parted low updo.

Why: Miuccia Prada looked to the beaches of Italy in the '50s and '60s for her Spring 2017 collection, which was infused with retro silhouettes and big, splashy prints. It turns out, those looks work just as well poolside as SXSW-side; at the American Gods panel, Emily Browning opted for one of the flared knee-length dresses, a look that first appeared on model Taylor Hill. But Browning made one notable change from the runway: While Miu Miu's Spring 2017 collection featured bathing suits and caps, Browning left the floral cap at home. Perhaps the next premiere.