Monday, December 6, 2010

A Post by Cherie ... Santa Baby

Hello Darlings!
It's Cherie, the fashion model!
I hope that all of our American friends
had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
We certainly did!
Sorry we had to be away travelling last week,
but I'm making up for it by literally FILLING my post with
all KINDS of glamorous holiday happiness!
You'll find illustration, city scenes,
 a fun shopping trip through Bergdorf's,
glamorous gift wrapping ideas,
two fun videos, a FAB holiday card and a
very special gift for you from Ooh La Frou Frou!

I have a little time off now from my hectic modeling schedule
and it feels wonderful to have the month of December
to relax and enjoy
leisurely days and exciting nights
during the holiday season in the city!

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On Tiffany's recent post,
she took you with her on a walk around the city
to enjoy our one-of-a-kind New York Christmas windows.
Well ...
I wanted to bring you to the city, as well,
so I've included a couple of videos
that will make you feel as if you're here!
Come and step into the first one with me now ...
we'll visit the short and magical introduction
of the Saks Fifth Avenue Snowflakes and Bubbles
display on the side of the Saks building!
It will be easy to pretend
you're right here with me in New York!

You never know what magical scene will await you
around every corner during this fantastical season in the city
and what sparkling stories are unfolding behind every glowing window.
The Plaza Hotel looks beautiful dressed glamorously
in glittery lights at this time of the year.
Eloise would be proud.
Plaza Images via

One of the many nice things about being a city girl
is that at any given moment, I can head back
to the warmth of my apartment,
and while snowflakes float down
over the shoppers and taxis beyond my window,
I can decorate my tree
and wrap my presents by a roaring fire,
while listening to Bing Crosby sing my very favorite
Christmas song:
Silver Bells
(it's Christmas time in the city ...)

Speaking of trees
did you know I'm decorating mine
with tiny high heels?
You can see it on the new
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection holiday card!
And guess who stars in it?  Me, darling!

Ooh La Frou Frou's holiday card entitled:

I posed for the card in a sparkling hot pink evening gown,
with long white gloves.
And on a side table waiting for Santa,
I've placed a glass of pinot noir
and a luscious, thick slice of chocolate cake
and a little sign that says ...
Santa Baby, of course!

The text inside the card reads:
"Have Yourself a Glamorous Little Christmas"
"Santa Baby" Holiday Card Illustration by Sandy - Artist, Ooh La Frou Frou

I love this card so much,
I may just have it enlarged and hang it over my fireplace!
If you'd like to purchase this card,
scoot right on over here and when you get there,
click on "Cards" and then "Holiday".
These hand-glittered cards are very special
individual cards perfect for
sending along your glamorous wishes,
and we're giving special Christmas cost break over the individual price
for sets of 10.

Since we've been on the subject of Christmas trees,
have you decorated your tree yet, girls?
I love glamorous holiday ornaments
and ornaments that have city and shopping scenes.
I wanted to show you these city-themed ornaments ..
they're so cute!

Bloomingdale's "New York City Scene" Decoupage Ornaments via

... and I LOVE these
"James the Doorman"
and "Shopping Lady" Ornaments:
"Oh, James, could you get that door for me dear?"

at Bergdorf-Goodman via

Shopping in the city during the holidays is special indeed.
Everyone seems so joyous, bells are ringing in the air
and the sound of Christmas music swirls from the stores.
It's almost as if you're in a snow globe!

Let's walk over to Bergdorf-Goodman.

Illustration of Cheri "Shopping in the City" by Sandy - Artist, Ooh La Frou Frou

If you enter the doors of Bergdorf,
you can wander through six floors of
glamorous eye candy.
I'm trying to decide what to get the girls.
I know they'd love one of these elegant and slim
Judith Leiber compact mirrors with Austrian crystals  ...

or maybe one of these cute
paperweights with custom-calligraphy in their own name
(because it's custom: must be ordered by December 10 from Bergdorf)

and it's always fun to at least dream
about the pricey items like this sweet
Chanel Ice Cube Clutch!

You can wander through and dream about
 all of these items and many more
in Bergdorf-Goodman's Holiday Gift Book
and pretend you're actually here!

By the time you shop through
the first six floors of luxe goodies,
you may just find yourself sitting prettily by the elevator,
not able to go a step further ...

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But do convince yourself to summon the strength to
 slip in the elevator and push "Floor Seven,"
which houses the magical Decorative Home store
and the wonderful Kelly Weartsler-designed
It's the perfect place to sit at a
very special window seat
that overlooks the Plaza Hotel
and enjoy a cappuccino or a spot of tea
as I often do ...

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and perhaps a little deliciousness to go along with the tea ...
such as a BG strawberry shortcake?

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After shopping my pretty little legs off
and replenishing myself with a luxurious treat
at Cafe BG,
I head back home to my apartment
for a little gift wrapping.
And now I have a little gift-wrapping helper!
Do you remember my first (and only other so far) post,
I had talked about how much I wanted a little pug someday?
I travel so much, I thought I'd have to put it off forever,
but .....
I couldn't wait ANY longer!
Little Luxe loves to help me with my Christmas wrapping!
Is she not pretty glamorous herself?

Illustration of  Little Luxe as "Wrapping Helper" by Sandy - Artist, Ooh La Frou Frou
I've been thinking about wrapping presents
for the girls in fun ways.
Here are a couple of ideas I had:

This "Hat-Inspired" giftwrap design
using both black and an animal print wrapping paper
would be perfect for a gift of some soft berets nestled inside
 or maybe
a gorgeous matching hat/scarf/glove set!

Or how about helping your girlfriends get prepared
for those mistletoe kisses?
The top of the box has a pretty lipstick nestled in the mistletoe!
Maybe inside the box you could get a pretty make-up bag
that holds a jeweled mirror and/or other "supplies."

If you'd like to spend a little more time
wandering the streets with me
enjoying the holiday lights
of New York at night,
just step into this video, and voila!
Just like magic ... you'll be here!

And lastly,
Ooh La Frou Frou
has a little gift for you, our fabulous fans!
Free Ooh La Frou Frou Holiday Gift Tags
that YOU can print at home!
Just print on cardstock,
cut on the guide lines, punch a hole,
add ribbon & you're all set!

There's the "Shopping in the City" tag:

and also a "Little Luxe" with wrapping paper tag:

To print these tags for your packages,
simply click here to go to a download page.

That's it, girls, for my HUGE holiday post!
I hope you enjoyed it!
Have a super fabulous week &
happy shopping!


Rosa&Carlotta said...

your illustrations are always adorable!
I love all the pictures and the decorations in this post too! christmas atmosphere yay! :)

Check out our fashion illustrations at ! :)


Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I am absolutely over the moon with your fabulous posts. This one put me in a perfect Christmas mood. :-)All this wonderful images and suggestions - I can not help but feel inspired and smiley.:-)))
I hope you feel much better now, darling. Sendng you millions of kind wishes and kisses from New York!:-)

Anonymous said...

Stunning, as always. I would love a gown like that for a Christmas by the fire place. I'd also need a chef and waitresses so that I don't spill anything on my dress!

Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing such beauty with us!

Beth's Blog said...

Love, love, love the card with the Christmas tree and the fire place, and I love the pinks and oranges together! Thanks for the gift tags, I snagged a couple and I am going to put them on my daughters gifts, she'll love them. :)

flip flops and pearls said...

Thanks for the awesome tag downloads!! LOVE them!

What a beautiful post...filled with beautiful images filled with such goodies!

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling over the divine Strawberry Shortcake. Yum! NYC - what a beautiful city to celebrate Christmas in. Cherie, you look stunning in your pink gown.

Thank you for the lovely downloads. I can't wait to use them :-)

Pink Champagne said...

Oh, I simply adore the Santa Baby Christmas card! And can we plan a shopping/dessert date at Bergdorf's soon please? ;)
Thanks so much for the lovely tag downloads - I cannot wait to use them on my gifts! XO

Christel said...

I have to say as I recently started following, this is an amazing Christmas post!! The new cards are fabulous (especially since i'm very fond of pugs). Thank you for the great effort you've put in to showing Christmas in New York en for the printable tags:) Loved watching the movies.

XX Christel from

Absolutely Ladylike said...

I love Santa :-)Happy December girls, cheers: Evi

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

How gorgeous is that card?? I love the pink and orange colors :)

And thank you so much for the download!! So sweet of you!!


Brunch at Saks said...

Gorgeous post, Cherie! Your high heel decorated tree sounds gorgeous!! xoxo

Cupcake said...

Sandy so fab! Long awaited & worth the wait!! Xo

Candy said...

Oh, how OOOOh La La Lovely! Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful photos and videos! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything - my favorite is the "Santa Baby" card! XO Candy

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A Note from Cheri to:

Rosa and Carlotta: Thanks for your compliment on the illustrations! I'll be sure to let the artist know! I'll come visit you soon! xoxo

Couture Millinery Atellier: Thank you, Angel, for your sweet words and best wishes ~ yes the artist is feeling all better now, thank you! ;) xoxo

notjustanothermilla: Yes, I say if you're going to dream you might as well dream BIG! A chef would save you from covering up that sparkly pink gown with an apron! xoxo

Beth's Blog: So HAPPY that you loved my card and the gift tags, darling! Hope our daughter enjoys seeing them on her packages! Mwah! xoxo

flip flops and pearls: Yay! Glad you loved the post and enjoy the tags, love! We write these posts to bring joy to our friends and I'm glad we brought some to you! xoxo

myraysofsunshine: Oh, sweetie, I can't tell you how luscious that strawberry shortcake is! And thank you so very much for your compliments on my pink gown! It is jeweled and quite heavy ... but worth it! xoxo

Pink Champagne: Yes, yes, yes! Let's have a girl's party at BG Cafe! Strawberry Shortcakes all around! ;) xoxo

Cristel: I'm simply THRILLED that you loved so many things about my post, sweet girl! I swear, I adore our girlfriends and wish I could invite you all right into the card with me to have a little holiday party! xoxo

Absolutely Ladylike: Thanks you, darling! I love Santa too and I hope he loves the chocolate cake I slaved over before slipping on my gown! xoxo

Julie at Brown Eyed Belle: SO happy that you loved my card, Julie! I'm sure you'd look lovely in it too! You're very welcome for the gift tag downloads ... hope it adds the perfect touch somewhere in your Christmas decor!

Brunch at Saks: THANKS ... I say a girl can't have enough high heels, even if its on the Christmas tree! xoxo

Cupcake: We smile everytime we read your "name"! It's sweet and girly and oh-so-us! We're so glad you loved our card and THANK YOU for ordering several! Kisses to you, doll! xoxo

Candy: I'm smiling at "OOOOh La La Lovely!" You're VERY welcome, I was so happy to share my world with my friends! And to think that your favorite was the card I starred in! So honored! xoxo

Happy Holidays all of my girls! Cheri (blowing kisses with a gloved hand)

Anonymous said...

yes! so excited to be in nyc for the holiday season!

Jen said...

What a delicious walk and shopping treat. Felt like I was with you, picking out the most delightful surprises. and I did enjoy our tea Cherie, in cafe BG.
Have yourself a merry sparkling Holiday Season!

Jennifer Duchene
The Home Makeover Mixtress

Angelica Ng said...

Oh wow! I was already in the Christmas spirit after going to the mall this weekend, but with these fabulous photos, I'm even more in the mood! I love the's very festive! And what a great idea to decorate your tree with heels! Little Louboutins hanging off the tree! Haha! :)


Oh, my eyes are just wide with wonder!! And that card...I want that gorgeous pink dress!!!! Heehee, I'm even drinking a hot cup of tea while reading this and imaging myself in those superbly fabulous yellow backed chairs! If I only had some of that strawberry shortcake now... *giggle*

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note from CHERIE to:

Christine: Yay! Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful time in the City during the holidays! Now you can create your own video of glamorous holiday memories! xoxo

Jen: It makes me SO HAPPY to hear that I actually accomplished what I set out to do ... give you girls the feeling that you're here with me! So glad you enjoyed your tea with me ... now, let's touch our lips with our napkins and wander around the city some more! ;) xoxo

Angelica Ng: Yes, my tree would be PERFECT for you, darling red-soled fashionista! You should definitely do it, if you haven't already!! xoxo

Margarita Bloom: I LOVE that you were actually drinking a cup of tea while you were reading about tea at the BG Cafe ... talk about actually being here! And yes, for a sweetheart that deals with "sweets" all the time in the form of smell-good-yumminess like you, the strawberry shortcake would just top off that cup of tea perfectly! xoxo

Sweet kisses blown from a long white-gloved hand to you girls!! Mwah! xoxo Love, Cherie

TLC_Designs said...

Adorable holiday tags! I love the Santa Baby card too - what gorgeous illustration. Absolutely classy and elegant in every way (not that I'd expect anything less from Ohh La Frou Frou!)

*Tania @

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you, Tania! Maybe the post brought a little more Christmas spirit to the beachy place you find yourself this year! xoxo Cherie

Anonymous said...

I love the card! Thanks for sharing the Saks video, too, that is so amazing - do they come up with a different idea every year?

DEva Weddings said...

What a super fun post! It really put me in a cosy, holiday I feel like decorating, wrapping presents and writing Christmas cards :)
LOVE your "Santa Baby" card...SO very glamorous! And those gift tags are perfection! Thank you for sharing all this beauty with us! xoxoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

From Cheri to:

Cafe Bellini: Thanks, sweetie-pie! Yes, and sometimes it's tied in with the window displays, as it is this year. I think there was a children's book called the Snowflake and the Bubble or something like that. ;) xoxo

DEva Weddings: What a wonderful friend you are, Eva! Thank you so very much for spreading the word far and wide for us, we love you for it! I'm so glad my post put you in a cozy mood ... that's what I was hoping for! Have a wonderful holiday season, doll! xoxo


I'm finally back to NYC after 10 days away. I left right after Thanksgiving and I came back to a holiday bonanza! I still have to get the time to delve into all of the magic that the city offers this time of year. It will happen very soon I predict :)


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

To the Alternative Wife from Cherie:

Welcome back lovely and thanks so much for stopping by my post! Even though you're not on balmy beaches anymore, I hope your holiday season will be magical! xoxo Cherie

Moi Decor said...

Thank you for taking us to another Fabulous! Merci! Merci!xxx

20 York Street said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and I can tell that I am very impressed judging from this post alone!

You are brilliantly talented, wow! And thank you for these gift tags, I will surely be using them!


Paris in Pink said...

A lovely compilation of images, as always! The video of the snowflakes and bubbles is nothing short of MAGICAL! Hugs from Paris xxx, Paris in Pink

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Cheri to:

Moi Decor: My pleasure ~ I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip! Hope you're having a lovely holiday season, darling! ;)

20 York Street: A new girlfriend! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a note ~ we just love all of the comments from "the girls!" And thank you for your compliment on the artwork ... I'll be sure to let Sandy, the artist know ;)

Paris in Pink: Thanks sweetie! I thought the snowflakes and bubbles were just the most fun light show I've ever seen on a building! You're right! Simply magical! Hope your whole holiday season is magical ;)

Happy Holiday Shopping, girls! Cheri xo

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Ohlala post indeed!
Christmas in NY is absolutely magical!
Luv the adorable pug, I have 4 pugs at home.


Kristin said...

Such time you must have spent on this beautiful post. Thank you!

Karena said...

Your posts always make me feel good. They are joyous and inspiring!! Thank you for your gifts of love!!

Remember to come & enter my $200 Giveaway from Fifi Flowers!

Art by Karena

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes from Cheri to the following girlfriends:

Len♥reNeverM♥re: You have four pugs?! That must be a bucket of fun! One little pug has so MUCH personality I can only imagine what four must be like!! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me and hope your holidays are wonderful! xo

Kristin: Yes, time was involved, but worth it. I had to make up for the previous week, when we were travelling! Thanks for stopping to visit me, darling! We love your blog too, as we're Rosebuds, for sure! xoxo

Karena: Thanks so much for your compliment of our posts making you feel good. If that happens, then we've accomplished what we set out to do! A glamorous girl looks even more so with a smile! Thanks for letting us know about the giveaway! We'll send the artist right over and we'll all be looking over her shoulder & crossing our fingers! We love Fifi too!

Happy Happy Holidays, Cheri xoxo

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I simply had to come back to look through the post once again! You have managed to create such a wonderful spirit, select unique images that I get so very excited waiting for Christmas just by looking at them. :-)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A special note for Couture Millinery Atelier from Cheri and Sandy:

You're so wonderfully lovely, darling. We at Ooh La Frou Frou thank you so much for your support and are so happy that we bring a little more holiday joy to your life, as you do the same for us! One of the benefits of blogging is that it brings us very special friends. :) xoxo Love, Cheri & Sandy

Iva said...

sooo fantastic!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

You look like you had a wonderful wonderful trip! And Cheri is just the prettiest girl yet! Hope you have another great holiday weekend.
p.s. Love those Judith Leiber compacts!

xo Mary Jo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Cherie to Mary Jo at Trust your Style ...

I'm twirling around in glee because of your compliment that I'm the prettiest one yet! Thank you, darling! All of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls live in the city (except Sunny who lives in Beverly Hills) so we didn't have to travel to the city for this city holiday post! The travelling we did over the Thanksgiving holiday was elsewhere ;) Hope you're having a wonderful Holiday too!! Thanks so much for dropping by! xo Cherie

Anonymous said...

What an utterly dazzling post and divine bog you have here.