Monday, January 31, 2011

Alex's Ooh La Frou Frou Fantasy

Alex here, darlings!
If you're new to the blog,
I'm one of the eight city girls
that star in the
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection
card line!

For those of you that have
seen my past posts:
do you think of me only as the
Ooh La Frou Frou girl
that loves to entertain
and bake up glamorous desserts
in her lovely kitchen overlooking the city?
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection "Chocolate Wishes" Birthday card
can be purchased here.  (c) Ooh La Frou Frou 2011

Well, I am that girl ... but so much more!
I'm not always in the kitchen in posh apron coutour,
even though I do love dreaming up sweet treats!!

Let's see ...
did you know that Alex is short for Alexandra?
Pretty romantic name, I think, no?

And did you know
that I really, really love the color of my hair?
It is a fiery auburn with golden highlights
that glisten in the sun..
I feel very Nicole Kidman-like
because of the mutual color of our tresses
and I positively loved
the Chanel print and television campaign of a few years ago!
It was so me ...
Image via

I often wondered what it would have been like
to have been running through the city
with my hair flowing in the wind behind me,
dressed in that most fabulous Karl Lagerfeld gown
of pink feathers and sparkle!
Image via

If you'd like to refresh your memory of this Chanel ad campaign,
take a little trip back in time ..

Yes, just like the rest of the
Ooh La Frou Frou girls,
I'm positively giddy about anything glamourous and girly.
As I pass window displays in the city,
such as this one at Victoria's Secret,
I  imagine what it would be like
trying on luscious lingeree and clothing
everyday for a living ...
Image via

And when I see the fabulous runway shows,
I think how utterly fabulous it would be
to have the opportunity to be dressed in a beautiful gown
like this one from Ellie Saab's Spring 2011 Couture Collection  ...
Image via

or slide my hands into silky long grey gloves
that perfectly accent a Christian Dior gown
from his Spring/Summer 2011 Couture Collection.
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And as for magazine photoshoots,
such as this one that appeared in Vogue's November 2010 issue,
I could just imagine myself in Anne Hathaway's place,
dressed in this chic Oscar de la Renta gown,
walking into an old-Hollywood-style dinner club,
maybe with Frank Sinatra crooning softly in the background ...
as a handsome stranger walks up to me and says ...
"Won't you join me, darling, for a glass of champagne ..."

Image via

Leighton Meester will be starring in
a new 2011 Vera Wang perfume campaign this year ...
I wonder what scenario I will imagine up for this one?
I can guarantee there'll be one.
I do think I'd look rather FABulous in this
mermaid style gown that ends in a cloud of softness!
Image via

One of the really marvelous .. and I do mean marvelous
things about being an Ooh La Frou Frou girl is
that when one of us has a fantasy about a couture gown,
we don't have to contact Rachel Zoe
(although we'd LOVE to!)
We don't have to contact the famous designers.
We simply whisper our fantasies to the artist
and she makes our fantasies come true!

For instance,
don't you love the new 2011 Moet and Chandon campaign
starring the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson?
The first image feels very Marilyn Monroe to me.

Moet and Chandon Images via

In some shots she looks as if she's the
Lady of the Manor,
leisurely overseeing preparations
as her staff prepares for a very grand soiree ...

Do you think Scarlett may have taken a little afternoon nap,
weary of all the party planning,
and found herself floating through dreamland
with visions of balloons standing in for champagne bubbles?

By the sheer amount of champagne flutes below,
it looks as if there are going to be quite a few guests
walking through the door of Scarlett's party.
When I saw the following photo, I admit, I did envision myself in
darling Scarlett's place.
Who wouldn't want to place themselves
in this glamorous French manor
with its gold-leafed moldings and antique mirrors?
And the gown ...
did I mention the GOWN?

In my fantasy,
I'd need a little sweet confection to accompany the bubbly.
For my ad campaign,
I see myself on the ladder,
holding one of my luscious three-tier cakes
with delicate frosting petals.
on the cake and sprinkled all around.
And what fantasy is complete
without champagne bubbles in the air?

What do you think of my fantasy,


Captivated by image said...

Gorgeous gowns and bubbles. I feel like Alexa by seeing this;)

Captivated by image said...

Whoops! I meant Alex of course. Aparently I was still dreaming;)

Captivated by image said...

Whoops! I meant Alex of course. Aparently I was still dreaming;)

Kristin said...

Alex...You're my kinda glamour girl!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes to the following Glamorous Girlfriends from Alex:

Captivated by Image: You feel like me? How fun! I'm so glad I could take you away to a fantasy land of your own! Have a wonderful week, girlfriend! xoxo

Kristin: I am? Yay! I guess you could say I love everything delicious, whether it's whipping up something delicious in the kitchen or picking up something delicious at a boutique ... and, of course, it's delicious starring on the cards! Thanks so much, Kristin, for stopping by! xoxo

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

You are divine & so are your glamorous stories, my love! Alex is a peach! I hope you had a whimsical weekend!

Angelica Ng said...

I think we have very similar tastes and style! Romantic, and just plain beautiful. An Elie Saab dress is always on my wishlist (I thought Valentino had some worthy dresses), and Dior...well that was just gorgeous!!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

from Alex:

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie: The artist has been very busy entertaining out of town guests this week, but she still found time to do a little painting of me in my Scarlett Johansson-inspired dress! Thanks, sweet Debbie, for your compliments. So glad you stopped by! xoxo

Angelica Ng: Sounds like you're a girl just like me, Angelica! Never enough beauty and glamour to be had! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit my post this week! xoxo

Hope you have a lovely week, girls! Alex

DSS said...

That Ellie Saab gown = divine! Ooh la la ;)

And the Scarlet photos for the Moet are so glam. Love!

Layers and Layers said...

Wow! so impressive! I love pink too and but all those dresses are just so sublime. Sounds like the perfect fantasty! You go girl.

Taj Acosta said...

I'll have some bubbly today, it's been one of those days! I love the first illustration with the cupcakes how presh! All the dresses are so romantic and perfect for February!hugs dear!

Paris in Pink said...

Yet another post from you that is too dreamy for words. Your illustration of the Scarlett/Moet campaign is so lovely. Lucky Alex!


Camille @ Paris in Pink

Anonymous said...

Alex you are possibly to glamorous for words. I wish I looked that cute on a ladder or that I knew how to bake a cake. It's official I need to be a little more like Alex!

Cupcake said...

Beautiful as always! I need to order the birthday cards so they are on hand for my fab friends! You create the best fantasy darling!!


Alex I have a niece named Alexandra and she has hair just like yours! So gorgeous! She's only 8 but she likes a lot of the same things that you do. I know she'd love to meet u :) xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little luv notes for the following Glamorous Girlfriends:

DSS: I KNOW .. I just love both those gowns! Okay, here's a fantasy for YOU: if you had the chance to walk the runway in Ellie Saab or appear in a Moet and Chandon ad, which would YOU choose? Xo

Layers and Layers: I say why bother dreaming if you're going to dream small ;) What would YOUR dream be, designer girl? Xo

Taj Acosta: Awww, you've had one of those days? Sit yourselkf down, girl, and let's toast to a fabulous tomorrow! Xo

Paris in Pink: One thing I KNOW is that if the artist painted a dress on you, it would be lovely PINK PINK PINK!;) xo

Glamorous Whimsy: I'm trying to imagine YOU, Poppy, on that ladder and what you'd have in your hand ... Probably a martini glass? Xo

Cupcake: I create the best fantasy? Ooh, why, thank you, darling! And I say YOU create the funniest ones! ;) xo

Thanks SO much for dropping by, girls! Luv, Alex

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv note to The Alternative Wife from Alex:

How sweet! I love it! We LOVE Glamorous Girlfriends of ALL ages! Tell her that this Alexandra says hello to her and I'm giving her a glamorous high five for being such a special girl!! Thank you, Dawn, for stopping by .. I don't believe I've told you how much we all love your blog, but we're HUGE fans! xo

Candace Silvasy said...

That Elie Saab gown ooh la la! Fantabulous doll kisses ; ) Candy

Brunch at Saks said...

Alex- that Ellie Saab dress is beyond perfection! A delicious find indeed! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note for Candy Silvasy from Alex ..

Thanks, Candy, for dropping by after your spa party! I know your party must have been fabulous, as it always is! Sorry we had to miss it tonight .. I know I, for one, would've loved to have shown up in Ellie Saab! Xo Alex

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little note for Brunch at Saks from Alex ...

Isn't it simply divine? If I'm going to have a fashion fantasy, I dream big! Thanks for dropping by, love! Hope you're having a fabulous week! Xo Alex

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little note for Brunch at Saks from Alex ...

Isn't it simply divine? If I'm going to have a fashion fantasy, I dream big! Thanks for dropping by, love! Hope you're having a fabulous week! Xo Alex

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I have enjoyed this images tremendously! So much beauty and chic and glamour, how could it not inspire!? Thank you for another brilliant post! I am getting seriously addicted to your Blog. :-)))) That dress on Ann is beyond spectacular!

alessandra nitti said...

amazing pics...all! :-) but Scarlett is the best!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little luv note to the following Glamorous Girlfriends:

Couture Millinery Couture: I SO LOVE that you're seriously addicted to the blog!! Kisses, darling! Xo

Alessandra Nitti: Thanks so much for visiting the blog, sweetie! I agree - the Scarlett campaign was my fav too, so I just had to see what it would feel like to be on that ladder! Xo

Thank youi girls for dropping by to see my post! Luv, Ooh La Frou Frou girl Alex ;)

Anonymous said...

I am in absolute love with your blog!
I enjoyed reading your post incredibly!

Anonymous said...

Nicole Kidman bores me beyond belief but she was so pretty in the Chanel ads.

Everyone of your posts gets better. Such a pleasure to visit you.



Anonymous said...

Love Scarlett, love champagne. Lovely photo shoot ~ xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little luv notes from Alex to:

Tammy: How thrilled am I that you are in love with the blog! That's the way we want all of the Glamorous Girlfriends to feel! Thanks so much, sweetie, for stopping by to see us! xoxo

notjustanothermilla: Hi Milla. Thank you SO very much on your compliment that the posts keep getting better ... and to make that comment when it's MY post is so fabulous, darling! I'm going to tell all the other girls! Thank you so much for stopping by to chat with me! xoxo

Coco Coterie: Thank you so much for stopping by my post, love! I agree that it was SUCH a glamorous Scarlett photoshoot ... all champagne advertising campaigns should be glamorous, no? What's more glamorous than the idea of celebrating with a glass of pink bubbles! I'm so happy that you liked my post, sweetie, come back and see us again! xoxo

Love, Ooh La Frou Frou girl Alex