Monday, September 20, 2010

A Post by Tiffany . . . All That Sparkles

Hi girls!
I'm Tiffany. 
You see my face often, as I was the very first Ooh La Frou Frou girl
and, as such, became the logo girl for the Collection.
Just scroll up ... yep, that's me standing in front of the mirror.
 It's so much fun being a part of the new card line ...
besides posing for very lovely cards,
I also get to spend time with the other Ooh La Frou Frou girls
and we have a blast
We were just having coffee the other day in the city
and talking about how great it is to be meeting
all of you new Glamorous Girlfriends here on the blog!
For my very first post, I decided to post about:

A Sparkling Star:
Audrey Hepburn
A Sparkling Store:
Tiffany and Company
 and how the mere thought of both adds
a little Sparkle to my days.

Audrey Hepburn
One of the things that simply mesmerizes me
is how she took simple and made it fabulous.
Surely, people had worn gloves, sunglasses and pearls before Audrey.
Did anyone tell them they looked like a movie star?  I doubt it.
And I ask myself how she did that.
Maybe that's what makes it so magical.

There was just something about Audrey.
She sparkled.
And there's just something about you.  And me.
We sparkle. 
More on some days than others.
And discovering our own style can be a fun thing.
In the meantime ...

I get so much pleasure from studying
the iconic style that Audrey and Givenchy created
that I sometimes enjoy trying a little of "her" on ... just for fun.
Notice the tiara in the logo?
And for the card below ...
(entitled "Glamour Girls," quite appropriately, don't you think?)
I went full-blast into
Audrey mode from Breakfast at Tiffany's
for a fun shopping trip with the girls.
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card for the bride-to-be entitled "Glamour Girls." Card is embellished with clear glitter and the message inside reads: "Glamour Girls ... that's who my bridesmaids are!"  (The Ooh La Frou Frou girls starring on this card are (left to right) Alex, Tiffany, Hope, Sunny and Aimee.)  (c) Ooh La Frou Frou 2010.  To purchase cards go to the Ooh La Frou Frou website. 

You know how Manolo Blahnik once said,
"You put high heels on and you change"?
It's true.  Fashion is funny that way.
When I slip into items that Audrey was known for,
I actually feel more graceful, more lithe, more sophisticated.

Audrey's Fashion Style Includes:
Large Floppy Hats
Pill Box Hats
Skinny Black Pants
Black Turtlenecks
Capris
Headbands
Scarves worn as Headbands and Scarves Around her Neck
Men's Shirts
Ballet Flats
Simple Solid-Color Dresses with Full Skirts and Cinched Waists
Button-Up Collared Blouses
Wrist Length White Gloves
(Wedding Gown thrown in just because it's so beautiful!)
And, of course, in honor of Breakfast at Tiffany's:
The Little Black Dress
Over-sized Sunglasses
Pearls
Elbow Length Gloves
and, of course:
the tiara.
The image of femininity and innocence, sophistication and glamour.
If you'd like to see a video about Audrey's style called
"It's So Audrey ... A Style Icon"
click here.
Also, Polyvore Celebrity Styles: Audrey Hepburn
gives fun suggestions for putting your own
"Audrey look" together
(or other celebrity looks, as well).
To go there, click here.

Tiffany and Company
Speaking of glamour,
let's move on to my namesake:
Tiffany.
I have a confession to make.
I have a t-h-i-n-g for
Tiffany and Company.
I don't mean that I buy on a whim.
Oh no.
I dream. I peruse. I save. I shop.
It's planned pleasure.

And when I've saved enough to buy the simple treasure
I've been saving for,
I slip on a little black dress
and pearls
and scoop my hair into a french twist with a little whisp of bang
and head off for Tiffany and Company.
I'm all about simple celebrations.

Illustration of "Tiffany at Tiffany" by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection and created specifically for the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection blog.  (c) Ooh La Frou Frou 2010 - Cards may be purchased at the Ooh La Frou Frou website.
I've discovered that having dreams
and saving to make them come true
is a worthwhile endeavor.
For me ... it's Tiffany.
And as soon as I purchase the little
dream-come-true in a tiffany blue bag
that I've been saving for,
I start saving again. 
The very next day.

You see, it's the little things that give me pleasure.
I'm a simple girl, really.
Just like Audrey.

The thing I'm saving my pennies for now
is a little something from the new
Tiffany Leather Collection.
 I just haven't decided which one will be first.
But any of these will put a sparkle in my eye.






I'll finish my post with two fun things.
If you haven't read it yet,
be sure to pick up a cute little book called
Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart.
Marjorie was in her 80's when she wrote the book,
and it tells of her adventures in the 1940's,
when she and a girlfriend,
two college girls, went off to the big city
to look for a summer job
and became the first female paiges 
at Tiffany and Company.
Utterly charming.

And for a little "Tiffany sparkle" for your home,
I've got a little tip for you!
I've had my dressing table chair
upholstered in tiffany blue and finished
with little "diamond upholstery tacks!"
Are you like me?
Seriously into sparkle?
Image of Tiffany's "Tiffany Dressing Table Chair with Christian Loubouten heels" by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection and created especially for the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection blog.  (c) Ooh La Frou Frou 2010




33 comments:

Café Bellini said...

I love both Audrey and Tiffany's! When we were at the flagship Tiffany store on Fifth Avenue, we saw someone dressed up exactly like Audrey in the film aka Holly...!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

swoon. i, too, am tiffany and audrey obsessed!!

Naomi said...

Those clutches are to LIVE FOR!! Love them...but then again Tiffany & Co. and the husband have a close relationship :-)

Absolutely Ladylike said...

Oh those images of Audrey...I love, love, love her hats...the cards are very pretty too :-)

Happy Monday my dear.

Cheers: Evi

GlamorousWhimsy said...

The Bracelet Purse just might be my new crush!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

To the new commenting girlfriends so far:

To Cafe Bellini: Fun - I hope you took a picture!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong: Aren't we all, girlfriend, aren't we all!

Naomi: I know ... the clutches! It will be a hard decision!

Absolutely Ladylike: Thanks for joining the Glamorous Girlfriends, Evi!

Glamorous Whimsy: I know, I know, I know! ... I think it might just be the prettiest bag I've ever seen!

Thanks for leaving comments, girls! Kiss, Kiss, Tiffany!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

So beautifully put together. Audrey Hepburn is truly a fashion inspiration. And I love your reiteration of saving for a pleasure because while it is worth it, it is also a feeling of success due to one's discipline. Lovely post Sandy. :)

ABC said...

Oh Tiffany, just lovely! For my senior prom, I did everything I could to emulate Audrey from Breakfast at Tiffany's. The hair, the tiara (yes, I was one of THOSE girls that wore a tiara to Prom!), the black dress, the GLOVES. I seriously felt more glamorous then than I ever have! You're exactly right--she is the personification of glamour!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Tiffany to:

The Simply Luxurious Life: Yes, I've found I'd never have life's luxuries if I didn't plan for them! My money would just evaporate into thin air! Poof! Thanks for your little note on my post, Glamorous Girlfriend!

ABC: I love! Do you have prom pictures? What an adorable idea for prom!

Kiss Kiss ~ Tiffany

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Miss Tiffany, apologies that it's taken me so long to get over here to comment.

You are simply gorgeous. That's all there is to it! The picture of you in front of Tiffany's is my favorite! You look stunning!

The Bracelet Purse is definitely my favorite- that would be a show-stopper! And I must get my hands on a copy of that book asap! I can't believe I haven't read it already!

Have a beautiful day, my darling Tiffany!!

MUAH! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Oh thrill and thrill again! More Glamorous Girlfriends are commenting!

Darling Julie: Too bad all of my new friends can't tag along with me when I make my next Tiffany purchase to give me their opinions ... how heavenly would that be? I, too, am leaning toward the bracelet purse ... combining jewelry and a fabulously tiffany blue bag all in one ... too much for WORDS!

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany

Kristin said...

I have literally been drooling over Tiffany's leather collection. The purple reversible bag is killing me!

DSS said...

It is hard to get any more stylish and chic than Audrey, isn't it?

Thanks so much for the head's up about Summer at Tiffany! Sounds like a lovely read, and will be finding its way to my bed side table pronto!

Sparkles N' Sports said...

So glamorous darling Tiffany!! The bags are simply amazing! I'm looking forward to my next trip to BN to pick up Summer at Tiffany!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

To Sparkles N' Sports from Tiffany:

You'll simply love it, darling! It's an easy read, a small book, and it takes you back to a time before we were around, when the Automat was where you had lunch and it was THE CAT'S MEOW to get your slice of pie out of a little machine!

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany

Annett M said...

Love Audrey and her classic style. I especially love the large floppy hat, paired with chic sunglasses of course.

I'm thinking of ways to use those diamond upholstery tacks! I *might* spare my husband and use them in my studio. :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I so adore Audrey! Last week I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's for like the 1,000th time outside in a park. It was perfection :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note from Tiffany

Annett M: If you use the upholstery tacks you'll have to leave us a comment and tell all the Glamorous Girlfriends how it turned out!

The Alternative Wife: Yay! Another Audrey lover just like me! I can't tell you how many times I've watched Breakfast at Tiffany's! Don't know if you noticed but in the right sidebar there's a picture of Audrey that links to a video of the beginning of the movie (for when any of us need a quick fix!) xoxo

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany

Layerstoo said...

such a great post...I loved all of it. And really love Audrey...so gracious. And what girl doesn't love Tiffany's!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love Audrey and your blue Tiffany chair sounds wonderful!

xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A Note from Tiffany for:

Layerstoo: Loving all of the Glamorous Girlfriend comments! Thank you, darling, for stopping by to visit MY post!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle: Yes, the diamond upholstery tacks on my Tiffany blue dressing room chair just glisten in the light of the chandelier! I know you'd love it!

Kiss Kiss ~ Tiffany

Sarah Klassen said...

I am so over the moon about this post! I adore Tiffany's more than I can describe... My little collection of blue boxes are purely delightful. And that book? I'm half way through it and adore it! I just picked up another one the other day, called " Fifth Avenue 5am" -- have you heard of it? I hope it's lovely :)

... and then, there are the handbags and Audrey... oh your blog is fabulous! I enjoy it so so much,

xo

Glayki said...

OMG
amazing post!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little Notes from Tiffany for:

Sarah Klassen:
Sarah, Sarah, love you Glamorous Girlfriend! Thanks so much for dropping in to visit! Yes I have seen the Fifth Avenue 5 am book, but haven't read it yet ... let me know! Another Tiffany lover ... yay!

Glayki:
Love that you thought my post was amazing! Since it's the very first post I,Tiffany, have ever written, that's good to know! All of the 8 Ooh La Frou Frou girlfriends are having so much fun with our new blog! Thanks for stopping in! xo

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Such a naturally elegant and chic woman. Her style is so European, too! This is such a charming and pretty post. Do enjoy the weekend!

Mrs. Sutton said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog!!! I ADORE Audrey and practically everything else you have on this blog. So pretty and girly! xxx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A message from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Tiffany for:

Fashion, Art and other fancies .. Thank you, darling from France! I'm so glad you enjoyed my post. One of the other eight Ooh La Frou Frou girls will post on Monday so you'll get to know each of us. Till next time! xo

Mrs. Sutton .. It makes me feel SO GOOD that you loved my post, as it was the very first one by me, Tiffany! I can't tell which of the girls will post on Monday (against the rules!) but come back and join us! Love all these Glamorous Girlfriends we're making friends with!

Kiss kiss, girls ... Tiffany!

Ludmila {creamylife.com} said...

Audrey is fabulous and this post made me so happy! have a great Friday, Sandy!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I absolutely love this post. It is charged with so much beauty!Thank you so very much for sharing it with me.:-) Wishing you wonderful weekend and promise to visit your fablous website!:-)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Tiffany wanted me to hand this little note to:

Couture Millinery Atelier:
Merci, merci, darling, for commenting on MY first post! I am so happy that you enjoyed it.

The artist, Sandy, showed me your lovely blog and some of the beautiful hats you create and I read your latest post -- you made Vogue!!!!!!! When I mentioned it to the other Ooh La Frou Frou girls, all eight of us, plus the artist, Sandy, toasted with a glass of champagne to your exciting accomplishment and success! We will all be watching!

Kiss, Kiss! Tiffany

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Tiffany for:

Ludmila (creamylife.com):

I'm so very happy that the post made you happy too!!! After all, isn't that the point of what we're doing here, I ask? Thanks for letting me know I succeeded in spreading a little joy! xo

Kiss Kiss, Tiffany

Ivania santos By DIAMOND said...

OMG :0


I LOVEEEEEEE your blog! WONDERFUL!!! <3


xoxo

:D

Pink Champagne said...

As a recent bride and a HUGE fan of Audrey and Breakfast at Tiffany's, I literally squealed (twice) when I read this post. I absolutely adore this!