Monday, January 24, 2011

Boutique Love ... A Post by Belle

Hello Girls!
Belle here!
Before I start, let me mention that
several girls have asked if we had an
Ooh La Frou Frou Button
that they could place it on the sidebar of their blog.
Well ... now, we do!
Just look in the right hand sidebar below Followers
over there ---->
and you'll find our Button with our logo girl
looking adorable on it!

Now, on to my post!
When the artist selected me for this week's blog post
and I found out what she would be introducing today,
I just knew what I'd be talking about!

Boutique Love!
Being a Southern-girl-turned-city-girl,
Boutique Love is something I love about city life!
And I especially love when several of the girls and I
grab breakfast and a cappuccino on a lazy weekend morning
and head out for a day of shopping in the city.
We love to hit all of the luxury boutiques,
even if it's just to look!
And all of the cheery colors
and bright lights of the fabulous boutiques
almost feel like ... springtime!

There are so many lovely places to go
that it's usually hard to make up our mind!
Do we shop for gorgeous lingeree at Agent Provocateur?

or perhaps at Journelle?

A little Lanvin Love would feel just right ...

and, of course, we simply must
sigh through the fabulous Ralph Lauren store,
pretending our gorgeous rich aunt lives there
and she's invited us to visit!
And why stop our fantasy there?
Our lovely pretend aunt
lets us raid her closets ... and she wears
just our size!

OF COURSE, what Boutique Love Day
doesn't involve shoes?
So, next on the agenda
would be to trot over to see what the fabulous Christian Louboutin
has up his sleeve.

The Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2011 Collection
is as yummy as springtime!
The colors of these ...

and this ...

are as juicy and springlike and fun as these!

And these ...

bring thoughts to mind of this!

These ...

and these ...

would look so right with a sundress and one of these ...

And, lastly, you can almost here the fireworks with these ...

or these!

These are but a few shoes in the new Loubtoutin spring/summer collection
and all of the bright colors in his collection
as well as the spring collections of all of the clothing designers this year
make all of the Ooh La Frou Frou girls
sooo looking forward to Spring!
How 'bout you?

Ahhh, Boutiques.
They take you away to another world
with their visual displays, bright lights and glamorous ambience.
I chose Boutique Love as my post
because the artist has something fun up her sleeve!

She created a piece of artwork
of a sitting area in a luxury shoe boutique.
It has a chocolate brown softly curvaceous settee
with a crystal chandelier hanging above it.
Looks like someone in the artwork (maybe you?)
has been on just such a shopping spree,
having fun trying on glamorous shoes!
This original illustration was created in pastels and acrylic
and limited 10" x 10" prints of the artwork will be signed and numbered
and available for purchase (unframed).
This is the first in a series of Settee Collection prints
that would be lovely for a dressing room.
Collect the whole series!
Order this Settee print
by clicking on the button below it.

In addition,
another Ooh La Frou Frou illustration
that has been featured on our website
has now been created as a print, as well.
This illustration shows a lovely Boutique dressing room
with sparkly gowns and cute dresses hanging
and shoes tossed about ..
and I see that someone (you again, perhaps?)
is in the fitting room!
Order this Dressing Room print
by clicking on the button below it.

Thanks for joining me, everyone,
for my Boutique Love post!
Hope everyone has a fabulous week ahead ...
and remember ...
think Spring!

Images via following:
Boutique photos via: Image 1 and 2, 3, 4, 5
Christian Louboutin Spring/Summer 2011 Shoes
Popsicle Photo via, Water Photo via, Hat Photo via

Artwork by Sandra Markwalder, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou
(c) Ooh La Frou Frou 2011 - all rights reserved


Cupcake said...

I love the print!! Is it glittery? Beautiful images darling!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oh My God! If only we could really go "boutique-hopping" to all those wonderful places. The shoes are to die for (and you may just die trying to run in some of them!).
Gorgeously luxurious post. Off to grab your button now sweetie (it's too sweet to resist) ;-)

Anonymous said...

Utterly gorgeous!!

Captivated by image said...

Those new Louboutins are lushious, what a deep urge they create... sigh. Love this post, you definitely have a story telling talent.

Paris in Pink said...

So very pretty! What a divine spring collection. I only wish it was springtime weather now!

Adore the illustrations as well, darlin!!


Camille @ Paris in Pink

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

Thank you dear for stopping by!! Love the post!! and the print boutique... love it!! you are very talented!!! happy you like Lie to me!!! Im now going to be watching people's faces in a weird way...! Hope you have a fabulous Monday!

Beth's Blog said...

lovely photos, I am ready for spring!!!!!!

gorgeous print! :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

If only my chore today was to boutique hop! Those pictures are amazing and I'm pretty sure I would take everything in that post like now! Love your site and blog! New follower and would love to have you apart of Kitchen Belleicious!


Terri said...

So.o.o.o Beautiful. I love everything you design. Hope your having a wonderful day!

Alleen said...

I love everything about this post!!! The pic is amazing and I am on the hunt to find a place for it in my house! xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little luv notes for the following Glamorous Girlfriends from Belle:

Cupcake: Oooh, glitter! The print doesn't come standard with glitter because it would be placed behind glass, but if a customer would like it glittered, we can certainly do that. xo

Vanessa: Thanks for grabbing our button, sweetie! We will be grabbing yours, as well! Yes ... the perfect day is spent with girlfriends and combined with shopping!! xo

notjustanothermilla: Thanks so much, Milla, for your "utterly gorgeous" comment! That makes me so happy ... we think all of our Glamorous Girlfriends are "utterly gorgeous" too! xo

Captivated by Image: Thrill! Wait till I tell the girls of your compliment that you love my post and that I have quite a story-telling talent! THANK YOU, sugar-pie, for dropping by and for your sweet comment! xo

Paris in Pink: Thanks, lovely Paris girl! Yes, I agree, I'm ready for winter to STOP now ... that's why I had to add the hits of sorbet colors to my post! xo

Sasha (Everything Fabulous): Thank you, sweets, for dropping by to visit! I'll let the artist know of your compliment on her artwork! Regarding your "Lie To Me," comment on your post, can you imagine living with someone that could read you by your face (like his daughter!) ;) Have a lovely week! xo

Beth's Blog: Hi Beth! Thanks, hon, for stopping by and for your compliments on my post and the print. And this is our chant now ... spring ... spring ... spring. (creative visualization) ;) xo

Kitchen Belleicious: Welcome to you, new Glamorous Girlfriend and thank you so much for your compliments and your interest in having Ooh La Frou Frou a part of Kitchen Belleicious! I received your message from the website and I'll send you an e-mail soon! xo

Terri: Hi sweet friend! Thank you and so glad you stopped by to see us! xo

Alleen: Welcome, new Glamorous Girlfriend! Thanks so much, I'm so glad you liked the post! If you try to order a print and have trouble with the buttons, we just discovered a problem with them in the html and it will be fixed this evening! Have a wonderful week, sweet! xo


Oh sweetie I am so ready to spend an entire day boutique browsing for spring. That would be heavenly and so what I need right about now in the thick of winter! Such lovely illustrations, as usual! xoxo

Angelica Ng said...

Well, if I could stop by and have time for all those stores (ok, maybe not the lingerie, as I don't quite need that yet), I would! Loving the RL store, and of course, my lovely Louboutin! I think my blog title says enough about what I think of Louboutin. Love how you did a cute little comparison with his shoes!

Kristin said...

Belle's weekend morning is my favorite way to start the day!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Such a pretty sparkly post! And who doesn't love a shoe salon filled with gorgeous eye candy?

xoxo Mary Jo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Luv notes from Belle to the following:

The Alternative Wife: Hi sweetie-pie! I think we all are ... this has been a brutal winter and the hot colors of spring are calling us!! Thanks for stopping by to see me, love! xo

Angelica Ng (aka Red-Soled Fashionista!) Hi Angelica! Yes, this post was like a package with a bow on it for a girl with a blog named Red Soled Fashionista! And thanks for the compliment on the comparison ... needed a jolt of spring! xo

Kristin: I assume you're talking about breakfast out with your friends and a cappuccino? I know, my favorite too! Just the right start to a weekend morning! xo

Mary Jo from Trust Your Style: Hi doll! I agree, who doesn't love eye candy ... or foot candy in this post! And if shoes ever looked like foot candy, these do! xo

Have a wonderful week, girls! Belle

Brunch at Saks said...

I love boutique shopping as well, Belle! And to do so after a cappuccino and with friends is the absolute best! xoxo

Pink Champagne said...

Gorgeous post! Can I come shopping with you? Pretty please! That Ralph Lauren store is just to die, and I think I gasped out loud at those black and white Loubs. Le sigh. XOXO

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

From Belle to Glamorous Girlfriends:

Brunch at Saks and Pink Champagne: I thought I'd answer you darlings together, as you both sound like "Boutique Girls" just like me! Can't think of a more fun day (unless you fly me away to perhaps Paris or some tropical island!) than a day with girlfriends enjoying breakfast, cappuccino and a day set aside for leisurely shopping! Yes, Pink Champagne, as you said ... Le Sigh! Thanks to both of you for stopping by to see me and commenting on the blog. We LOVE reading your comments! xoxo Belle

Anonymous said...

I don't know what it is about this post, but It makes me want to jump into a pool. Spring is well and alive on Ooh La Frou Frou

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post. I LOVE boutiques, too! It's the experience, isn't it, of shopping in a boutique... it's different, it's special, it feels luxurious... unfortunately the salespeople aren't always nice (why on earth are they snobby sometimes?!)...

Anonymous said...

These blogs are like stepping into another world for me! How refreshing!

stylemefab said...

Ohh my... this post is some kind of fashion porn right...I love it!!. The Ralph Lauren store....the Christian Louboutin store....add a sunny day, a prada dress from their spring collection and that would be just the perfect day. love you guys and your awesome posts!!

Paris Pastry said...

Oh dear! Please hold me while I'm about to faint!! All these gorgeous shops and shoes... where to begin?!

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

May I, please, have everything on the pictures and then some more? I am in complete, shoe Heaven! What a delicious, beautiful post! Have me running to the shoe case to seek farther inspiration! Love it!:-)))

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little Notes from Belle to the following Glamorous Girlfriends:

GlamorousWhimsy: Oh my gosh ... that's exactly the way I wanted you to feel ... I think everyone's ready for a little spring and I'm so glad I accomplished what I set out to do! Thanks, Poppy! xo

Cafe Bellini: I'm glad you love boutiques too, girlfriend, and I smiled at your comment about the occasional snobby waitperson ... it reminded me of the store scene in Pretty Woman when she asks "Do you work on commission? "I was here yesterday and you wouldn't wait on me ... mistake ... big mistake." Loved that!! Thanks for dropping by, sweetie! xo

Sarah-L-B: Yay ... one of the other girlfriends said the post made her feel like jumping in a pool and you said the posts take you to another world. EXACTLY what we had in mind! Thank you, love, for dropping by and commenting. xo

Have a wonderful week! Belle xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little Luv Notes to the following Glamorous Girlfriends from Belle:

Style Me Fab: Haha, loved your comment! Yes, I am in the mood for an over-the-top boutique day and am so ready for spring! Loved your suggestion of a Prada dress being the perfect addition to this boutique day! Thanks for all of your compliments, darling. We just love all of our Glamorous Girlfriends! xo

Paris Pastry: Looks like you feel about my post as all of us Ooh La Frou Frou girls do when viewing your delicious posts ... that last one with the chocolate cake was heaven to the imagination! xo

Couture Millinery: Love how we girls describe fashion as delicious, as it truly IS!!! The colors in these shoes bring to mind fancy, colorful spring desserts!! When I saw the colors in the collection, and they made me feel so ready for spring, I knew they'd be PERFECT for this January post!! Thank you, sweet! xo

Collette Osuna said...

Ohhhhhh myyy!!! SOOO in total love with all the shoes.....:)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note from Belle to:

Collette Osuna: Hi Collette! Thanks for stopping by to visit! And yes, aren't the shoes so GREAT? Louboutin is always fun, but these colors are just SO mouthwatering, we had to feature them! We heart Louboutin!

Collette Osuna said...

I really heart the Tiffany" looking ones...I have NO idea where I would wear them....Id totally FIND a place, lol..they are just that great!

Hope Ava said...

Oooh, so much fun going window shopping with you! And I love those bright popsicles and the shoes to match...too fabulous!!

Hope Ava

Absolutely Ladylike said...

These new prints are so adorable girls, I love them! Congrats!

Happy Weekend!

Cheers: Evi

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little notes from Belle to:

Hope Ave: Thanks for stopping by, darling! I agree ... those bright and shiny pink Louboutins and the bag look SO MUCH like spring and luscious JUST like the popsicles!!! Thanks so much for leaving your sweet comment .. have a lovely weekend! xi

Absolutely Ladylike: Thank you, darling Evi, for the compliment on the prints! I'll be sure to let the artist know and she'll be thrilled! Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! xo

Taj Acosta said...

oh the shoes!! And the new prints are just divine!! oh and p.s. the cupcake lipglosses are from Urban Outfitters. They are too cute no!

Love your new button I've got to get that up! xo Happy weekend!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little luv notes from Belle to:

Taj Acosta: So glad you loved my post and the prints, darling! And thank you so much for wanting to put our button up! We'd be happy to put up yours as well! Have a wonderful weekend!! Xo

Tote said...

What a wonderful blog. Flip Flops and Pearls girl sent me. I just love the prints.

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little luv note to new Glamorous Girlfriend Tote from Ooh La Frou Frou girl Belle:

Welcome to the glamorous world of Ooh La Frou Frou, darling! Thanks for following on Facebook and on the blog! We're sooo happy to have you and thanks so much for your compliment on the prints! Have a wonderful weekend!


Sandy and beautiful Belle, more gorgeous cards!! Love them and love all the boutiques you choose...pure luxury!! ooh, la, la!!!

Can I just say I LOVE those black and white striped heels!! Gorge!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A note to Margarita Bloom from Belle:

Thank you, loveliest, for visiting the blog!! Thanks so much for your compliments and sweetness .. And I AGREEthe black and white shoes ... FAB!!! Xoxo