Monday, March 21, 2011

Glamour in the Garden ... Welcome Spring!

Hello lovelies ~ it's officially spring!

We at Ooh La Frou Frou
are opening the garden gates wide
and inviting spring in!

Hats off to you, Spring ...
we've long awaited you!

In celebration of this joyous occasion,
we're introducing our third spring card design today!

Every spring
fabulously-dressed and glorious gardens
pop up everywhere ...
we at Ooh La Frou Frou
thought it would be a fun twist
to play with the idea of being
"fabulously dressed"
the garden!
May I introduce
our latest spring card

To order
"Glamour in the Garden"
simply go here!

"Glamour in the Garden"
is glamorous indeed!
In this card, (yes, that's me, Alex!)
I'm on my elegant city terrace
in a couture tulip gown with its tulip leaf belt!
A pink-handled garden trowel rests in my hand
and the requisite glass of icy cold lemonade
awaits on the table beside me.

Card Details:
Glitter sparkles on the flowers
and on my dress and headband,
as well as on the "sugar-rimmed" glass of lemonade!
The bodice of my gown is adorned with
pretty spring green crystals.
The message on the pink paper
lining the inside of the card reads:
"Who says gardening isn't glamorous?"
The card comes with a spring green envelope lined in pink
and everything is protected in a clear cello-wrap.

The perfect card to celebrate
Ooh-La-Glamorous Spring!

Fashion and gardens just seem to go together ...
and we all know that in fashion, there are no rules ...
designers can make anything happen, ...
no garden to walk through?
no problem for them ... how about a walk with the garden?

Many Vogue photoshoots have taken place amidst the greenery ...
after all, girls in dresses just look lovely in a lush garden ...
as if we are the flowers amidst all of the green!

We can even carry a little of the garden
with us all day in our make-up bag ...
these are lovely!
Clockwise from upper left:
Lancome Butterflies Fever Healthy Glow Mineral Blusher;
Stila Garden Bliss All Over Shimmer Pallette; and
Guerlain Meteorites pressed powder with rosette.

And speaking of glamour in the garden,
if you darlings are heading out to plant some posies,
I think it would only be more fun with pink garden tools, don't you?
I adore the pink wheelbarrow ...
and the cute apron with tools or the garden tool case
would just make me smile!

The pink watering can below
would look so cute sitting outside your door
ready to grab at a moment's notice ...
and the pink garden hose ... what can I say ...
I wonder if it sprays pink lemonade?!?
Don't know about you, but after all that glamorous garden work,
I'd need to be sitting pretty
in the shade for a while!

Happy spring, everyone!
Thanks for joining me for a while in the garden!

Remember ... if you'd like to order
"Glamour in the Garden"
simply go here!

Illustration Credit:
All artwork on blog and Ooh la Frou Frou Collection cards
is the work of Sandra Markwalder, artist and creator
of the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.

Image Credit for Photos:
Image 1 (girls by garden gate) Steven Meisel for Vogue September 2007 via
Image 2 and 3 (flower hats) Steven Meisel for Vogue 2006  via
Image 4 (two pair glass shoes) from Paris Fashion Week 2009 via and
Image 4 (leaf shoes) Steven Meisel for Vogue 2006 via
Images 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  (girls in garden) Steven Meisel for Vogue 2006 via
Image 10 and 11 (girls with pug) Richard Bailey for Vogue Austrailia 2008 via
Products in Images 12, 13 and 14 (make-up and garden products) linked above
Image (girl at garden table) Steven Meisel for Vogue via


Paris Atelier said...

Oh My!!! That is the most glamorous garden I've ever seen. That card and that Green gown are amazing! Just beautiful!!

BonjourRomance said...

What a pretty Spring-filled post.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely delightful spring photographs. The textures are stunning. Have a beautiful day ~ xox Alexandra

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Oooh! this post really got me excited about Spring. Those "flower shoes" are incredible.I love all the theme-inspired images especially the new card; she's GORGEOUS. Lovely to read this post first thing on a Monday morning. It has certainly given me a spring in my step (excuse the pun!)

Raicreations Designs said...

I love the gardens, oh my the shoes, so unique and pretty and I know that I won't be able to walk in them!


Kathleen Ellis said...

Now that is the way to present yourself for gardening!!! LOVE IT!
Your blog is DELIGHTFUL! I'm so happy to have discovered it...via Twitter!
I so appreciate such lovely inspiration!
Have a most beautiful day!
;-D Kathleen

Stitchfork said...

I'll sit in the shade with you watching those gardeners! That would be entertaining! Love the pretty pink tulips dress on your new card!
xo Cathy

Kristin said...

Glamour in the Garden is just gorgeous!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Paris Atelier: Thank you, lovely, for your compliments on the card and her gown! So very much appreciated! Happy Spring! xo

BonjourRomance: Thank you, darling, and welcome! So glad you enjoyed our tribute to Spring! xo

Coco Coterie: Thanks sweetie .. hope you're having a fabulous beginning of spring! xo

Vanessa at Luxuria: Hi Vanessa, sweetie! Thank you so very much for your compliments on the post and card ~ it makes me so happy that you're enjoying the blog on Monday mornings ... you're a darling friend! Hope your spring is magnifique! xo

Raicreations Designs: Hi sweetie-pie! You're right ... those "glass slippers" might be a little hard on the feet, but they sure are gorgeous to look at! ;) Happy Spring! xo

Kathleen Ellis: I'm so happy that you decided to visit us at Ooh La Frou Frou and became our most recent follower ... welcome, darling ... much more fun to come! xo

Stitchfork: Ooh, that's the best way to garden, you're right ... sitting there with a glass of lemonaide watching those gardeners flex their muscles! haha xo Happy spring, Cathy!

Kristin: Thanks so much ~ I'm so glad you like Glamour in the Garden, Kristin! Alex doesn't have to get quite so down and dirty gardening on her city terrace, I think ... but maybe we'll feel a little glamorous as we reach for our lemonaide while on our knees in the yard ... you think? ;) xo

Thanks to all you lovelies for stopping by to visit! xo

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Thank you for bringing Springs glorious beauty to what is still a Winter's day here where I live!

Cupcake said...

Sandy she looks so fresh and pretty! Well done!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Love this new card - and all of the hydrangeas - my favorite. Alex looks lovely and this is perfect for welcoming spring. Wonderful job Sandy. :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Ruby @ Ruby's Musings: Our pleasure, darling! We're here to provide sunshine!

Cupcake: Thanks lovely! "Fresh as Springtime" I believe is the saying ... so glad we're looking appropriate! xo

The Simply Luxurious Life: Thanks so very much, Shannon, for your compliments on Glamour in the Garden. (I'll let Alex know ;) Looking forward to more glamour this evening! xo

Naomi said...

Spectacular images!

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Ooohhh la la! What a divine post! I knew you would have something special for this first day of Spring! The clear, floral heels are to die for & your new card is glam divine! Have a blessed week, my sweet!


Oh sweetie Glamour in the Garden is to die for! It's beyond gorgeous. I often dream about spending more time outdoors amidst the lush greenery but don't get that much opportunity living in the city. You've inspired me to make a trip to the country :)

Happy Spring, darling! xoxo

lilabraga said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!
love,love,love your blog!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Naomi: Always so wonderful when you stop by, darling! I was just looking at your Tuesday Shoe-Day Feathers and Bows post ... those first shoes are GORGEOUS! Hope you're having a mahvelous day! xo

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie: Hello darling Debbie! Yes, should we slip on those glass heels and go running around shopping in them (ha ha)? Thanks so much for your compliment on the card. So much appreciated ... all the compliments are collected in my heart, you know! xo

The Alternative Wife: Hi cutie-patootie Dawn! Yes, I think for your next stay-cation you should escape to the countryside that's CLOSE to the city! Best of both worlds! xo Thanks so much for your compliments on the card ... merci, love.

lilabraga: Welcome, darling! Always so much fun to see new faces of girlfriends here at the blog ... lots and lots more fun to come! xo

Thanks to all of you girls for taking the time from your busy days to stop by to visit Ooh La Frou Frou ... J'adore!

Layers and Layers said...

Gorgeous Sandy! LOVE the new "garden" card :) the dresses in the park are absolutely gorgeous ... I love all those fluffy layers ....

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

layers and layers: Thank you sweets! Spring is just so much fun! Hope you're enjoying the beginning of yours ... as I look out my window right now, it's beginning to snow ... go figure! We're supposed to have some bad weather tonight ... just half an hour ago I saw grass! ... I think spring is smiling behind her hand at her little joke! xo

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oooh, Alex you look positively gorgeous on your new card!! Your dress is very Oscar de la Renta, no?! Loving those pretty pink tulips adorning it :)


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Julie (brown eyed belle): Why, thank you, Julie dear ... Alex and I sure appreciate your compliments, darling! Thanks for being such a lovely friend of Ooh La Frou Frou!

Anonymous said...

Love the idea, and love the photos! They are beautiful!
Happy Spring to you!
E +J

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Thank you, Eddie for stopping by! Happy Spring to you!

Angelica Ng said...

Can't believe it! After weeks of talking, spring is finally here! But over here, on the first day of spring, it snowed. Yes, snowed. :(

Anyway, amazing photos that make me excited for when all the snow melts! Love the photo with Sasha!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Angelica Ng: Hi sweetie! Don't feel bad, we got snow too! (boo!) But we know that spring will actually show her pretty face soon! Thanks for stopping by, sweet, and have a spring-like week ... even if it is just in our imagination so far! xo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Can I just say that I am in love with these garden images. Those shoes!!!!! And those green dresses!!! LOVE all of your whimsical finds! Hope you having a lovely week

xoxo Mary Jo

Paris in Pink said...

GORGEOUS photos and I love your Glamour in the Garden image -- so perfect for Spring!

XOXO Camille @ Paris in Pink

Brunch at Saks said...

Can I just have everything in this post!? So stunning! Love your Glamour in the Garden girl! She is just perfect!

Hugs xoxo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Mary Jo from Trust Your Style: Hi Mary Jo ~ thanks for stopping by! Yes ... I'm all about whimsical and glamour! Speaking of glamour, I hope everything's going fabulously in the oh-so-glamorous world of a fashion designer! xo

Paris in Pink: Thanks, sweetie! So good to "see" you! And so very happy that you love Alex in Glamour in the Garden! Speaking of glamour in the garden, may I say again you looked absolutely gorgeous in your new post amidst those Parisian flowering trees! xo

Brunch at Saks: Yes, darling, we'll reserve one of everything for you! ;) And thanks so much for your compliments on the new card. Think Oscar de la Renta will want to create her dress design? ;) xo

Thank you, girls, for stopping by ~ ALWAYS love to visit with you!

Talking with Tami said...

I love the photos and flower gardens soo pretty!

Anonymous said...

Hope Friday heralds in a lovely weekend for you ~ xox Alexandra

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Talking with Tami: SO lovely to have you stop by, Tami! Hope that you're having a fabulous first week of spring, darling ... are you going to be out in the garden like Alex at some point this spring? ;)

Coco Coterie: Alexandra, thanks so much for your weekend wishes, sweetie. I enjoyed a relaxing Friday night and am back in the studio (with coffee!) this Saturday morning! Have a wonderful weekend too! xo

pink.deco said...

Oh! Froufrou j'adore...
Love your girly Blog...xx