Hello there, gorgeous girls!
Hope here ...
so nice to meet you in person!
As one of the eight Ooh La Frou Frou girls,
I'm so very excited about our new blog!
For my very first post, I've chosen to talk about
something near and dear to my heart.
Okay, I'll admit it. I love days that are all about Me.
You know ... those very special days that you can call your own ...
those days that give you permission to put your own little label on them.
Maybe that label says "Art Gallery Day"
or "Leisurely Lunch with a Girlfriend Day"
or "Fly Off to Paris for a Mad Getaway Day."
(Okay, sorry. Went a little crazy with that last one.)
Well ... the other day I was lucky enough to have a Me Day.
(Underlined, of course, because of how special they all are!)
This particular Me Day was as pretty as a picture.
The sun was streaming in my apartment window and
the city was coming to life outside it.
So, I started the day with a simple thing that always
makes me feel wonderful.
A good, long stretch.
Hey, it doesn't take much to make me happy.
Well ... maybe it does. Where was I?
I happily pondered which label my Me Day would wear
as Olive and I leafed through the latest issue of Vogue,
For my day, I had no desire to escape the city.
Nope. Not me.
In fact, if asked to describe myself in two little words, it would be:
|A Day as Pretty as a Picture - Illustration by Sandy , artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection. Illustration created specifically for the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection blog.|
I love everything about the city.
I love the fact that my favorite cappucinno with a foam heart on top
is just a few steps from my door.
And on my Me Day, that is the first place Olive and I hit
as soon as we stepped foot on the sidewalk.
I also love leisurely strolling past the fabulous townhouses
and fantasizing about who might live there.
|Fancy Townhouse Illustration by Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection. Illustration from artist archives.|
Yep, I'm a City Girl.
I just love the hustle and bustle of every magical day.
On most days, I might hop in a cab
or take the subway to get to where I need to go.
But on this particular Me Day, I chose to just set out
on foot and enjoy the city around me.
I had decided to visit a favorite place ..
a girl's playground ....
a place that is fantasy land of accessories for the girly-girl ...
the super-stylish Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue.
Filled with all of kinds of goodies that make us smile,
Henri Bendel never fails to make me feel good ...
which is precisely why Henri Bendel was my destination
on this Me Day.
What could be better than a little shopping in this girl's wonderland of accessories.
|Illustration of Henri Bendel signature fobs that you will see on many of Bendel Handbags by Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection. Photo credit: unknown source.|
And since you, my new girlfriends, weren't with me on my Me Day,
I took a some snaps of a few things that Henri Bendel has to offer!
|Lacquer Jewelry Box, Stone Cluster Bracelet and Triple Threat Cocktail Ring|
|Ball Gown Pearl Necklace, Centennial Stripe Jewelry Roll and Glam Hoop Earrings|
|Bendel Bow Print Scarf, Lady with Dog Desk Diary and West 57th Frame Cosmetic Clutch|
|Clockwise, from top: Debutante Slim Suede Asymmetric Clutch (red), Debutante Asymmetric Mock Croc Clutch, Taxi Girl Shopper (pink), No. 7 Quilted Shoulder Bag|
|Clockwise from upper left: Henri Bendel Perfume Bottle Key Fob, Bendel Small Puppy Bowl, Henri Bendel Cup and Saucer Set, I Heart Me Compact|