Monday, November 15, 2010

A Post by Violet ... We've Been Tagged!

Hello Darlings!
Violet here!
The last time you saw me,
I introduced the "Glamour Ghoul" Halloween card
showing me sitting on the stoop of my city apartment
with my cat ears on.
We Ooh La Frou Frou girls do have a lot of fun!

For my post this week, I get to play!
Play at what, you ask?
Well, let me tell you!
 I always thought it would be so much fun
to be the person that gets to hold a microphone
and interview the stars as they walk down the red carpet.
No.  I don't get to do that.  Yet.
But I get to practice!!!

We were tagged this week
by TWO fabulous blogs:
Paris in Pink and Moi Decor
with a few

Thank you
, lovelies,
for loving our blog and
for inviting us to participate in all the fun!

So, after being tagged,
the artist called all eight of the
Ooh La Frou Frou girls together
and asked which would like to act as
interviewer on this post
so that she could answer the questions!
Well, we all just about
fell over each other to volunteer!
(I think we all have the same red carpet fantasy)
Guess who was chosen?
Me --- Violet!

And since my interviewer dreams were coming true,
I thought I might as well go all the way and
I asked the artist if I could choose a little
designer dress to wear for the interview.
(one of the perks of being an Ooh La Frou Frou girl!)
And voila!
The dress above is Oscar de la Renta's embroidered Dance Dress!


Okay!  Artist Sandy, are you ready?
 I've got my microphone!
(Little side note: This is where I imagine cameras flashing
as I step in front of television cameras.)

"When I started the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card line,
I chose eight darling girls to star in them.
I wanted the girls to be fun
feel like best girlfriends to us all.
After the first cards in this new line were created,
I thought it might be really fun to have a special place
to see what the girls might be up to in their daily lives in the city.
A little fantasy world.
Sort of a grown-up girl play date!
And that's what our blog feels like to me.

And I am hoping that the fun we have on the blog
will be remembered and make you smile when you see
an Ooh La Frou Frou card in card stores.
I'm hoping to have the line in card stores
(my wish is for Papyrus)
sometime in 2011."


"So glad I'm one of the eight girls!
I can't wait to be on the stands in the card stores!
Well, here's

"I'm drawn to visually beautiful images.
They're so inspiring.
Often, these images are of glamorous fashion photoshoots,
so I love fashion blogs
and blogs that take me to faraway places
(like Paris!).
I also love design and entertaining blogs,
as well as lifestyle blogs.
I also love wedding blogs for ideas that can translate into
entertaining ideas for use at home.
You can see by the size of my blog roll
that I enjoy a variety of fabulous blogs.
Too many fabulous blogs to list at one time,
but here are just a sampling of some of my favorites!
Brown Eyed Belle, Absolutely Ladylike,
The Simply Luxurious Life, The Alternative Wife,
Haute Design, Simply Seductive,
EventTrender and Eddie Ross."

"We love looking over your shoulder
when you visit all of the blogs!
? "

"For my moisturizer and make-up base,
I use Clinique.

As far as the rest, I never limit myself to one brand
and sample a little of everything.
Being in Sephora is like a toy store!"


"LOVE make-up!
Okay, here's

My heart melts at Dior on the runway.
And Chanel.  And Valentino.
So much beauty, how does anyone decide
on a favorite designer?
I love it all and I get almost teary-eyed during fashion week,
it's all sooooo beautiful.
And all of the details are there in mind when I head out to shop.
Was it the ruffle I loved?  Was it the faux fur?
The softness of Miu Miu?  The cuteness of Stella McCartney?
I remember all of the details ...
little details like the fact that animal prints are going to show up
in pretty pastels in the spring.
Who would have thought?
When it comes to buying,
I shop in a variety of places and not by designer only.
Anywhere from Anthropologie to vintage.
From White House Black Market to H and M.
I just have this criteria:
Do I feel beautiful in it?
If the answer is yes ...
you know the rest."


"I can't choose a favorite either ...
how does anyone decide
A different designer for each of my different moods, I'd say!

"I never put on eyeshadow or blush or mascara
without first starting with a sheer make-up base,
so since that's such an important beginning,
I'd have to choose that!"


"I'd say lipstick!
That and mascara.  Okay ...

I love so many colors for many reasons.
Love hot pink.  Love spring green.
Love tangerine.  Love chocolate. 
Love creamy buttery yellow.
Love the sophistication of black.
The freshness of white.
I don't know why, but in the last year
I felt the need to pin one color down until it squirmed
and name it my favorite.

I thought back to my childhood.
I ALWAYS ordered Blue Moon ice cream
even though it wasn't my favorite flavor

Image via

And a couple of years ago, I painted my kitchen walls
(my kitchen has all-white cabinetry and white carrera marble counters)
the prettiest shade of pale pale tiffany blue.
It was called Icing on the Cake by Benjamin Moore.
I discovered that every time I walked into my kitchen,
I suddenly felt so happy.

I've often thought I'd love to find a beautiful
English painted wood garden bench ...
maybe Chippendale ...
and paint it a pretty, milky shade of pale blue green.
How pretty would that be sitting amongst a green formal garden?

So, yes, I'd say my favorite color
is the palest blue green.

I recently came upon a drink someone made
called Blue Moon.
Don't know how it tastes,
but I loooove the color!

Image via


"Oooh, gorgeous!
Okay, are you ready for another?

"I love spicy orientals or citrusy scents
more than florals usually.
I started wearing Opium many years ago
and have tried many others but always
end up coming back.
I think it's my signature scent.

I recently saw that Opium as come up
with a new one I'd like to try
on my next shopping trip!"



"I am a romantic. 
My favorite all-time movie
was a movie made in my home state of Michigan
at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
back in the 80's.
Somewhere In Time.
Starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
Love the romance.  The soundtrack.
I've even gone to the Grand Hotel
for one of their Somewhere In Time weekends.

Another Older Favorite:
Other Favorites:



"Where you ask?
First Paris
Second Italy
Third Greece
Have never been."



"I've always known.
Deep down inside.
Didn't always listen,
but I've always known.


Violet and I now pass along these questions
to the following lovelies
should they wish to enlighten us with their answers:

Simply Luxurious
Cafe Bellini
Brunch at Saks
The Alternative Wife


Moi Decor said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Loved hearing more about YOU! Thank you for the Fabulous mention! Kiss!

Cupcake said...

OOOh so glam!! Luv this one.

Paris in Pink said...

Doll, these are great answers. Love the way you formatted it, and Violet is such a sweetheart ;) Paris in Pink

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

what beautiful images!! another great post!

Anonymous said...

Great post!! Love the story behind blue moon!


Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I love it! Every answer felt like my answers!! And to be featured as one of your favorite blogs, just makes me blush! Would you believe that you were my first 'favorite' as well when I answered the questions?!

What a great way to start this week! Thank you for the inspiration, sweet lady!!

And, Violet, you look absolutely lovely in your de la Renta :)


Maureen @ Modecor said...

Finally at peek at much fun to read...loving that Benjamin Moore 'Icing on the Cake" mine is BM "green tint". Looking forward to your cards in the stores.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Cat ears? Oscar de la Renta dresses? A pale tiffany blue kitchen? Violet is my favorite girl yet! Love your Monday posts Sandy! You are so creative and talented!

xo Mary Jo


Violet you did such a fabulous job with the interview and your Oscar dress is GORGEOUS! And Sandy thank you so much sweetie for the mention and for passing this on over to me. I'm so excited and will gladly participate :)

Happy Monday, ladies xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note from Violet to the following fabs:

Moi Decor: Thanks so much for asking us, sweetie. It was fun and I don't want to put the microphone down!

Cupcake: Hi Cupcake - thanks for visiting today! (I bet you wish Cupcake was your real name ... I love it!)

Paris in Pink: Thank you, love, for giving us the opportunity! We loved it!!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong: Thank you sweetie for dropping by & leaving me your lovely comment! Hope you have just a wonderful week.

Eddie Ross: Hi Eddie ~ Violet here. Bet you never thought you'd be talking to one of the stars of a card line, did you? All of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls just love your blog!

Julie (brown eyed belle): Hi Julie! Thanks for coming to see me and I'll let Sandy know that you loved her answers!! I would have tagged you too but saw that Moi Decor had already done that! Btw, did you click on the Oscar de la Renta link and see the REAL dress? Kinda fun.

Maureen@Modecor: Sandy reread her words and laughed. It was very late when she was typing her answers last night and it sounded as if she painted the WHOLE kitchen cabinets and counters tiffany blue!! It was just the walls (we made that little change!) That sounded a little cuckoo!

Mary Jo of TrustYourStyle: Yay! I'm your favorite! Love it! Thank you so much for your sweet comment. Read the message above to Maureen@Modecor regarding that tiffany blue post ... don't want you to think the artist painted EVERYTHING pale tiffany blue!!

The Alternative Wife: Thank you, darling, for stopping by and for such a sweet comment about my fabulous job and my dress! SO happy you're going to answer the questions for us -- we can't wait to see the answers!!

xoxoxo to all! Violet
Thanks so much, everyone, for dropping by! Sandy

Angelica Ng said...

Whoo! Congrats! It's always an honour to be recognized for your wonderful actions! Just want to say, gorgeous photos for "The simply luxurious life" and "simple seductive". So beautiful!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note for Angelica from Violet:

Thanks you, darling for the congratulations to our blog! I know ... are those not the most beautiful images? Kind of makes you want to try on a sparkly gown and lie around the house just waiting for someone to snap a picture! Hope your week is a lovely one! xo

Love, Violet
and Thanks from me, Angelica ~ Sandy, the artist

jamie-lee said...

Cute interview! It definitely is a fun post to read, it's almost like I'm sitting in on a couple of girls chattering away xx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note from Violet to girlfriend jamie-lee:

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on my interview with the artist, sweetie! This post was a little different than our usual posts, usually it's ALL about one of us girls, the eight stars of the cards, but since we'd been tagged, the artist got to chime in! Have a wonderful week!! xo Violet

Thanks so much for visiting, Jaimie-Lee! Sandy, the artist ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for tagging me, I'm flattered that you thought of me! I love your blog, too, it's sooo glam and you know I love all things glam :-)
I will do my best! Have a great week x

Anonymous said...

I love this post. I feel like I'm gabbing away with friends at a sleepover. Once again the Ooh La Frou Frou Girls amaze me!!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little chat from Violet to:

Cafe Bellini: I'm so glad, darling, that you are going to share your answers with us! On the last question, Sandy said she could choose whatever she wanted the question to be, so you can to!! xoxo The Ooh La Frou Frou girls can't wait to see!

GlamorousWhimsy: I feel soooo happy knowing that you feel your at a sleepover with me, Violet and the artist, Sandy!!! Sometime we should definitely have a virtual sleepover on the blog!! xoxoxo

Thanks so much for commenting, girls. We love to read the comments!!! Love, Violet
And thanks from me too, lovelies! xo Sandy

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

This is just too much fun! Fantastic post, full of beautiful things, images and discoveries for me. :-)))) I love visiting your Blog, it is always feels like I came to visit my very best friend!:-)))

shari @ little blue deer said...

Congrats on the tag! You girls are so much fun! XX!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little love notes from Violet to:

Couture Millinery Atelier:
Oooh, thanks darling! If you feel as if you came to visit your very best friend that means we're doing something right because that's EXACTLY the way we want you to feel! Thank you so much for the compliment and I'll let the other girls and the artist know! Your blog is one of our FAVORITES too, as you know!! xoxo

Shari@LittleBlueDeer: Hi Shari! It makes us feel sooooo very good that you have fun while you're here! Such a fabulous group of girlfriends we have and we love you all!!! ANOTHER fab blog is YOURS! We always look over the artist's shoulder each time she visits all of her favs ;)

Thanks, girls! Much love and have a fab week - xoxo Violet
(and a thanks from me too--you're both wonderful! xoxo Sandy)

Taj Acosta said...

This was just too fun to read! I loved devouring each part, so wonderful to read today during my crazy day! Hugs dolls

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Dear Taj Acosta:

Hi sweetie! So glad you liked my interview ... maybe you'll see me on tv someday! Something just happens to you with a microphone in your hand! Thanks so much for dropping by to see me and for your darling comment. Hugs back to you! xo Love, Violet

(and from Sandy: thanks so much doll for not only visiting Violet's interview but for being such a lovely follower of this blog!)

Kristin said...

Some of Sandy's favorite blogs are some of my favorite blogs!


Sandy & Violet, what a wonderful post and I LOVED learning more about you Sandy! Those blogs you suggested are fantastic! I just had to add some to my link love never know when I might want to pop on over!

Mmm, one of my fav colors is totally pale blue relaxing, sophisticated yet so vibrant! and I soo want to visit Paris, Italy, Greece...just add in Ireland too! :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Lovelies Kristin and Margarita Bloom: following is a little note from Violet ...

Kristin: We LOVE all of the fabulous blogs out there! So fun ... and all of we girls tag along with Sandy when she visits them!

Margarita Bloom: So glad everyone is enjoying a few of Sandy's blog loves! Sounds like you have a little in common with Sandy, lovely Margarita ... pale blue green, Paris, Italy, Greece ... yes, I agree, Ireland would be lovely! (If you girls go, I want to tag along!)

And to Kristin and Margarita from Sandy: Thanks, girls, so much for your comments. I love love love all of the sweet girlfriends that the Ooh La Frou Frou girls and I are making! So glad you dropped by to visit us! Kisses. Sandy

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I'm so happy to see Absolutely Ladylike on your favorite blog list :-) Thank you so much! The interview is lovely and some of those movies are my very favorites!

Much love: Evi

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you, darling Evi, for dropping by and your sweet comment. All of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls just love your blog! xoxo

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Darling, I stopped to wish you wonderful november weekend and to say that I am so very sorry for not being able to respond on time to your request of the image. I simply got lost in millions of things to do and never got to it. Thank you so very much for considering me. :-))) I always enjoy having you as my guest and so happy you like my Blog. :-)

Queeny said...

Nice and fun post to read. I love your answers. I've been visiting ooh la frou frou for a while, but this is my first time commenting :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Couture Millinery from Sandy: Thanks so much, darling, for getting back to me. I do love your blog and would love to mention it or have one of the girls "wearing" one of your hats at some point, but we'll collaborate on it at some point!

To Queeny from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Violet: Sweetie, thanks so much for leaving a comment on the post of my interview with the artist! We love it when our girlfriends drop us a line! To Queeny from Sandy: Yes, Queeny, thank you so very much for joining in the fun of Ooh La Frou Frou. We truly appreciate all of the girlfriends we're all making!