Monday, September 6, 2010

A Post from Cherie ... A Fashion Model's Pug

Hello Darlings!
It's me ... Cherie!

I'm the Ooh La Frou Frou girl that's a fashion model.
You may have seen me on the "cover" of a "magazine"
birthday card in the Collection
(and you'll see me on many more!).

Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card entitled "Ooh La Fabulous."  Jewel on Cherie's neck is embellised with several Swarovski crystals. Inside reads: "Happy Birthday, Glamour Girl."  To purchase card, go to

Lucky that I was in town when I was asked to post to our blog this week!
Part of a fashion model's life is traveling here and there
(both here and there are exciting places!)
but I just happened to be in the city this week.

It's been keeping me up nights, I tell you,
thinking of all the things that I could post about.
I know you're probably assuming that I'll
show you some fashion, and I will do a little of that this time.
But I've never been one to be predictable ...
that would be far too boring!
So I've got a different kind of post up my sleeve
(sleeve ... always talking fashion anyway, I guess!).

But, first,  ...
I thought it might be fun to start each of my posts
with something called
"Need It, Want It, Gotta Have It."

I'll show you one little item with each of my posts
that I've been craving.
This time, with beautiful September upon us,
my thoughts are on the delicious autumn fashion ahead.
Lately, I've been all about soft, buttery grey suede.
I've seen a lot of it in this fall's boot and shoe collections,
as well as grey flannel,
 and the other day I did a photoshoot
with this sumptuous over-the-knee pair of boots by
and have been craving them ever since.
Loving the strap detail and they'd
look so scrumptious with a pair of leggings.
Illustration of grey suede over-the-knee boots by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.  Background photograph of autumn leaves taken by Sandy, as well.

Speaking of autumn, it brings me to the subject of this post.
A photoshoot I did last fall was held in the evening in
Central Park and the lanterns were just coming to life.
Oftentimes, for a photoshoot, a variety of props are brought in.
For this shoot, a little pug on a leash was the prop
for me to be photographed with
and, ooooh,  it was love at first sight.
I'm telling you.
That little pug from the photoshoot started it all ...
Illustration of Cherie and pug by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.  Cherie is wearing a leopard-print jacket, chocolate brown skirt with sheer lop layers that she's holding in her right hand, black tights and chocolate brown leather boots.  Photo credit for background photo of Central Park The Weblicist.

After I left that photoshoot, I just had to have a
glamorous little pug of my own.

Actually, I'd been fighting the urge to have
a little glam dog for years, you see.
The photoshoot simply clarified which glam dog it would be.
My friend Hope has a little poodle, Olive,
that she takes with her everywhere
and I've always envied that.

One teensy problem, darlings.
Travel.  What's a girl to do?
Guess I'll just have to dream ... for now, anyway.

But I do have so much fun envisioning what this
 fashion model's pug
would be like.

First, I've been thinking of what I'd name her
(I see her as a girl, like me, of course).
I considered Chanel or Dior.
I think she'd need a name that spoke of luxury,
don't you?
She'd surely be dressed to the nines.
And the name I came up with is Little Luxe!

And, since I'm dreaming, I might as well
let my imagination run wild
with what it will be like
and what necessities she'll need
when that day comes!

Things like ...
I would definitely
have her sit for a fancy painting,
which I would hang in my someday library.
Blog Illustration by Sandy - Artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection
 I'd, of course, have to buy her loads of chic playthings.
I think she'd be very spoiled, this Little Luxe.

Blog Illustration by Sandy - Artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection

And a girl always needs a proper bed first thing.
I know a high thread count is important to me.

Blog Illustration by Sandy - artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection

Being a woman, I adore baths,
and I would imagine the future Little Luxe would, too,
if she's my kind of girl (and I know she would be!) ...

Blog Illustration by Sandy - Ooh La Frou Frou Collection

And in the meantime, I adore
researching fun little things for my future little pug
such as a little credit card toy (doesn't every girl need one?)
and chaise (for those days when you've been running all around town)
from The Distinguished Doggie.

Thanks for joining me
as I shared an unexpected dream with you.
A model's dream.
After all, we're about more than just wind in our hair ...
surprised you, no?

Someday, a Little Luxe somewhere will be a model's dog.
Until then ... I can dream!

What are your dreams?


The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Sandy - a wonderful post. Love the name for the pug. I have a friend her named her dog Estee (yes, like Estee Lauder), but I found myself really liking it, and it had such a regal sound to it. The illustrations of the pug are adorable. Wonderful job! Have a beautiful Monday. It sounds like you are having a fantastic weekend. Keep enjoying yourself. :)

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Just found your wonderful blog from sunny Spain. Maybe you will find things on my website that you just "Need it, Want it, Gotta Have it !"
Love your adorable pug; a real diva in the making.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I am absolutely in love with this post! Cherie is certainly gorgeous and that little pug is the cutest thing ever. How glamorous it would be to live with Miss Cherie, and get to have all the little luxuries of that darling pup!

I tagged you for game of '8 questions' today, my dear! Maybe one of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls could answer them??

Kisses, sweet Sandy!! xoxo

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

i, too, am loving gray this season!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Girls, thanks for commenting on my blog post!! I wish we could just get together and chat about what YOU do with your days ... hmmm ... how to do that on a blog post ... I'm going to think of how that can be done! I mean, this is all about girlfriends, after all! Love, Cherie

Everyday said...

Awwww I love little Luxe! I love her in the bath. She is so precious, kind of like my little Daisy girl. Daisy will be dressed to the nines this winter to keep warm in the snow! Too bad so can't have gray boots as cute as Cherie has to match. Maybe I could though? :) xo

{angie} from Everyday Inspirations

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

I'm glad you love Little Luxe, Angie from Everyday Inspirations! I know she'll be adorable when I finally get to have her! I think you should just go for the soft grey suede boots ... what glamour girl doesn't need to treat herself often, right? Luv, Cherie xo

Cat said...

Love the illustrations :) WOW!!!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thanks so much, Cat! xo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am blown away by your talent and fun mind and how you dreamed up little Luxe and brought her to life! are a special artist!! Following you too! Just sending out the word to my artist friends about you.

Anonymous said...

The pug in the bathtub is to die for!!! Loving it!!!