Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First Post ... Glamour, Glamour, Glamour

the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection was born.

We're all glamorous girls.
But, let's face it, there are days when we feel  
just a little more glamorous ...
days when our hair falls
just that certain way
or we slip into that little black dress and look ...
well, pretteeeee fabulous.
 Yep, we girls are all about glamour --
glamour in all of its lavish and fanciful (and often expensive) forms. 
Treasures like oh-so-posh designer shoes
can make our hearts all aflutter.
(I wonder if that's why Christian Louboutin
went with the butterflies in the ad campaign?)
 Glamour isn't always all about fashion ...
I think we're our most glamorous when we're doing what we enjoy.
The pros at EventTrender have some great tips on
cookin' up a little entertaining glamour.

Isn't it funny that a little sprinkling of fairy dust
(sugar and spice and all things nice)
has a way of suddenly making us a temptress?
(The smell of cocoa in the air doesn't hurt either.)
Who knew a girl could feel so positively luscious in a cute apron?
And I think there's a certain glamour about women who, 
with the wave of a wand (I know they must have one),
 put together lavish and simply breathtaking soirees ... like magic ... 
seemingly at the drop of a hat. 
(Where did that phrase come from, anyway?)
The glamour below is a little magic created by the girls at
Something Fabulous.

And when it comes to interior design ...
a woman just has a certain way with a room ...let's just say
we know how to work the jewelry, whether it's on the walls or on our wrist.
Ruthie Chapman Sommers Interior Design

The Ooh La Frou Frou Collection
is a celebration of the glamour in all girls ...
a little of this kind of glamour and a little of that ...
all wrapped up and tied with a bow
to make us the fabulous girls that we are.

The glamorous name Ooh La Frou Frou didn't come from thin air.
I wanted a name that was fun, but fabulous -- cute, but luxe
and more than a little ooh la la --
something very ... frou frou. 

Let me Introduce you to the stars of the cards
in the order that they dropped from my paintbrush.

Tiffany is our adorable logo girl.  She loves Audrey Hepburn style
and has a glamorous city apartment with a doorman.  
We'll hear all about her life and adventures in the city on the blog
(and yes, she has a thing for bling).
When Hope, the charming blonde, below, appeared
I knew she'd be perfect.
She was glamorous.  She was fun.  She loved to shop.
A city girl through and through, she was simply fabulous.
In her arms, I saw Olive, her tiny and well-dressed poodle.
Hope will show us some of her favorite places and shopping finds.
Hope is also engaged so we'll get to see some of her
wedding shopping adventures!
We'll also see some of Olive's puppy-chic wardrobe!
The next cutie on the tip of my brush was Alex.
This auburn-haired vixen smiled at me from the paper 
and held a cupcake in her hand.  Fresh-baked.  
She has a dream kitchen with a
jewel of an oval window looking over the city.
She loves to bake fabulous desserts
and will share her recipes with us on the blog.
A sassy, ponytailed blonde in sunglasses sauntered onto the art desk next.
She exuded happy days and sunshine and introduced herself as Sunny.
Sunny's the California girl and can often be spotted in her sunglasses,
loves the pool and the beach and shopping on Rodeo Drive.
She'll bring sunshine to our days on the blog. 
Next, sliding off my brush and onto the paper
 was a pretty brunette with a beret.
"Boujour," she said with a seductive smile.  I had just met Aimee.
Aimee loves all things french, loves Paris, loves french decorating.
Needless to say, she'll bring us "ooh la la" in her posts.
 A sophisticated beauty with lush brown hair appeared on my paper next.
"Hello, Darling," she said.  She introduced herself as Violet.
Interior designer  and glamour girl extraordinaire.
She has a penthouse apartment in the city with a rooftop garden.
She'll share it with us sometime on the blog.
Suddenly flashes from papparazzi cameras were around me.
I realized they were following the gorgeous dark-eyed brunette
in the glittering couture gown that sat down on my desk.
This would be Cherie, the fashion model that will talk about
haute couture and take us to the faraway places
of her photo shoots on the blog.
And lastly, a pretty, southern jewel stepped into view.
Sweet and soft-spoken, yet drop-dead glam and sophisticated,
I recognized just a hint of a southern accent,
although now she's a city girl.   I'd just met lovely Belle.
Belle loves her mom's southern home cooking
and will share some recipes with us,
as well as her adventures in the city.
Thanks for joining me in the first post
of the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection blog.
Future posts will most often be in the voice of the individual girls.
(They can't wait!)
There will also be an occasional artist post.

This will be a weekly blog, with a new post each Monday,
occasionally interspersed with a post in between.

Have a simply glamorous week!

Photo #1: Christian Louboutin  (Artwork of butterfly & Louboutin shoe by myself - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou)
Photo #2: EventTrender (Artwork of hand by myself - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou)
Photo #3: Something Fabulous  Photo credit: Sota Dzine (Artwork of magic wand/top hat by myself - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou)
Photo #4: Unknown
All artwork on this blog is the creation of Sandra Markwalder, artist - Ooh La Frou Frou.


Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i think the name 'frou frou' is perfect! ;-)
love the beautiful decadence of your blog...a luxury fantasy.
xox alison

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

Congrats on your blog's launch! Love the introduction to the girls. And the Ruthie Chapman Sommers room is just dreamy! Have a beautiful week!
XO Piper

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Yay for the new blog!! I found you on twitter from Posh Shasta :) I am already in L-O-V-E! Can't wait to read more! I'm going to visit your site right now!


Sparkles N' Sports said...

Your new blog is absolutely gorgeous!! I am in LOVE!! I'm looking forward to reading more glamorous goodies from your Frou Frou girls!!! You are amazing and oh-so-talented Sandy.

xoxo Shannon (@lavishbliss)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you Alison, Piper, Julie & Shannon for your wonderful comments ... they meant a lot to me on this very first post of the new blog. Hugs and kisses!

Sarah Klassen said...

These are fabulous! I cannot choose a favorite -- I want them all :)