Happy Memorial week everyone!Hope all of you had a fabulous weekend ...
and I think we're all very ready to launch into summer!
We've been doing a little
of each of the eight illustrated girls
that are the stars of the card line.
Thank you for joining me for this fun series of posts.
Have you decided which girls are most like you?
So far we've reviewed four of the eight girls:
Hope, Tiffany, Cherie and Aimee ...
and we've learned what their
chic city apartments look like ...
so if you missed these fun posts, do scoot back and peek in ...
don't miss one little bit of the fun, darlings!
Today, we're continuing with another
Glamorous Review ...
and this time it's all about ...
As you know, all of the girls that I've created for the card line are city girls.
Darling Belle is sweet southern-belle-turned-big-city-girl.
Yes, that's right ... she's a little bit of both worlds.
And, as the artist, I imagine her speaking
sweet southern accent!
There's just something uttlerly disarming
about a lovely girl with a sweet southern accent,
don't you think?!
In our review of the girls,
we start by showing you which cards each girl has
appeared on so far ...
you can see Belle on these
Ooh La Frou Frou Collection cards:
and the message inside says "I hope you're having a glamorous summer!"
The card with Hope, Belle and Alex standing amidst tulips is "Tulip Party"
and the message inside says "Happy Spring!"
I've never mentioned the part of the south Belle is from.
That's because she stands for all of the
glamorous southern girls out there
from anywhere in the south.
"Southern" is a state of mind, after all, isn't it?
A genteel, mannered, sweet state of mind.
If Belle were to go home to the south for a visit,
she'd love the smell of lush green ...
... and she loves beautiful Central Park in the city ...
... if Belle should go back home,
she'd spend lazy afternoons on a porch swing ...
... and in the city, the swing is simply exchanged for a city bench ...
For the southern girl in her, it's all about watching twinkling fireflies ...
... and the city girl half of her heart beats for a sparkle like none other ...
Yes, I consider Belle a Southern Sophisticate ...
I can see her in something like this cute Lily Pulitzer dress and sandals
with a cardigan and pearls ...
looking softly sweet and elegant in her city life.
as we've done with the four others so far ...
Last fall, in the first post that featured Belle,
we learned about eight of her favorite things ...
some of those things included pink peonies,
her mom's banana puddin' and Vogue Magazine ...
Southern Sophisticate, right?
In another post entitled Boutique Love
she talked about one of her favorite ways
to spend a weekend day ...
... and it starts with
breakfast and cappuccino out with her friends,
followed by a day of luxurious boutique hopping in the city ...
We can't forget Belle's post on romance
and her thoughts on preparing for a first date ...
along with sparkly eyeshadow and lipstick
there are also butterflies in the stomach ...
she mentioned that the perfect man would
be one she could laugh with ...
Sex and the City ~ credited in original post
... and, of course, it was on this post that she
shared a little fantasy she had about
the star of the Old Spice commercials,
the handsome Isaiah Mustafa.
via and edited by Ooh La Frou Frou
Now let's take a look at where a girl like Belle might live.
A girl that has half her heart in the South and half in New York
would want a place in the city that reflected a little of both worlds.
Being a Southern girl, she loves to entertain ...
and I could see her apartment reflecting that
genteel Southern elegance inside ...
A pretty apartment
with beautiful drippy chandeliers and a marble fireplace,
reflecting chic southern elegance would fit the bill.
It would contain a pretty dining area
just made for lovely intimate get-togethers
and Belle would have a host of lovely silver and entertaining pieces.
As I did for the other four girls of the card line
that we've reviewed so far,
I've done a quick rough sketch
of the exterior of the apartment I've created for Belle ...
Belle's apartment is in a
townhouse that is elegant and pretty.
If you were to walk by on the sidewalk outside her townhouse,
you'd first notice the lush greenery and the scent of the pretty pink flowers
that overflow from the townhouse windowboxes ...
and since Belle loves color (remember ... Lily Pulitzer?)
a pretty pink awning over the door and pink window treatments
would be perfect for her!
In future posts, as we explore Belle's adventures,
you will see more and more details of the girls'
homes in the city, interiors and exteriors.
One detail of Belle's townhouse that you'll see in the future
is a small brick walled garden attached to the back ...
and, of course, in that private garden,
there is a city version of a porch swing there.
Here in the city, however,
the swing is a pretty black wrought iron freestanding one,
complete with pretty hot pink and spring green cushions to sit on.
Vines grow up the ironwork of the swing,
making it a beautiful centerpiece for her little
private walled garden ... perfect for small gatherings!
Well, that's it today for our
of Ooh La Frou Frou girl Belle!
Thanks for joining us this week
and have a positively
luscious week ahead!
Before I sign off, let me mention one more thing ....
we've been introducing our fabulous upcoming
Summer "City Girls" blank boxed notecards
one by one in the last few weeks ...
The first notecard introduced for this Collection
is called "Tiffany Dreams" and stars Tiffany ...
The second Summer "City Girls" notecard that we introduced
to be included in this Collection was
"Summer in the City"
and stars Cherie, Belle and Sunny ...
they're replinishing their shopping energy at a
New York City summer sidewalk hotdog cart ...
and the third Summer "City Girls" notecard,
just introduced last week, is
"Taxi Girl" and it stars Aimee ...
The fourth and final notecard design for this
Summer "City Girls" Collection
will be introduced on the day
that the notecards become available for purchase,
announced on the post of Monday, June 13 ...
just a couple of glamorous weeks away!
That fourth notecard will star the remaining girls,
Violet, Alex and Hope!
That means the complete boxed set of
Summer "City Girl" notecards will contain cards
featuring all eight of the girls!
(four designs, three of each, total of twelve notecards)
Again, thanks for joining us today, everyone!
Next week will be a Glamorous Review of
another Ooh La Frou Frou girl!
We've done five of the girls so far and we have three to go!
Have a wonderful week, darlings!
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